Director & Founder
MCSP HPC Dip RG & RT AACP
Whilst serving in the Army, Mike initially qualified as a remedial gymnast and subsequently was accepted as a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
During the past 30 years, he has worked for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, Queens Park Rangers and on film locations.
Mike has been the owner of several practices but now his time is spent at Harlow Leisurezone, where he specialises in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. Mike is assisted by a team of excellent physiotherapists and sports injury therapist.
As a Partner in Mike Varney Physiotherapy, Sarah is responsible for Marketing and the general enquiries made to the clinic. She is an integral part of the administrative team.
Sarah is also a qualified massage therapist and member of The Federation of Holistic Therapists and ideally suited to arrange the Complementary Therapies within the Mike Varney Therapy Suite.
I have been a patient at the clinic for many years with various football injuries. The results have been excellent and Mike’s knowledge of medical treatments is very impressive. He has kept me playing!–GP, Harlow
I would like to thank you for your excellent care. I saw Gavin today who was extremely helpful, professional, kind and i already have some relief from pain. I am am very impressed by the practice, the receptionists are welcoming and efficient. I will recommend to all my friends and colleagues.–F.H. -Harlow
Mike Varney helped me overcome an acute back problem. My sciatica was so painful I needed a stick to walk. Within six sessions my pain had disappeared. –A.P.
I attended Mike’s clinic with a knee problem. He examined me thoroughly and advised me I may have a torn cartilage and physiotherapy would not cure it. He gave me exercises and wrote to my GP. I have since had the cartilage removed and returned to Mike for further treatment and I am now playing sport again.–D.B. ,Harlow
BSc(Hons) MCSP HPC AACP
Gavin joined the practice in 2012 with a degree in physiotherapy gained at Nottingham University. He has chosen to concentrate on musculoskeletal injuries, especially relating to sports injuries and accidents using his skills in manipulation, acupuncture and deep tissue massage.
His sporting achievements include playing high standard rugby, representing Harlow Town Rugby Football Club before leaving for University. Gavin is a fitness fanatic and regularly works out in the gym in preparation for Tough Guy Challenge, a 12 mile run through mud and water obstacles! As part of a team of 6 he raised £64,000 for charity.
Graduate Sports Therapist
Annabel graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a BSc(Hons) in Sports Therapy and is a member of the Society of Sports Therapists. As part of her degree, she completed a placement year with us, where she was able to put her knowledge of sports injuries into practice. During her time at University she treated patients in the University Sports Injury Clinic and also assisted with pitch side first aid and massage for Hitchin Rugby Football Club. She has massaged at the London Marathon and the Hyde Park Half Marathon for various charities.
In her spare time, Annabel enjoys swimming and has competed at County level for Bishop’s Stortford Swimming Club. she now teaches swimming part time to children aged 4-10 years and takes pleasure in encouraging young people to participate in the sport.
BSc(Hons) MCSP HPC AACP
Gareth studied physiotherapy at Keele University graduating with a first class honours. His interest in physiotherapy began several years ago following a serious injury whilst playing rugby. He was a member of the London Wasps Academy and represented the Welsh Exiles. Gareth’s main sporting activity is mixed martial arts, in which he trains and competes regularly. He is also an advanced PADI qualified diver.
A member of the CSP and HPC, Gareth has taken multiple postgraduate courses including acupuncture, manipulation, sports taping, Thai massage, ultrasound scanning and is one of the first physiotherapists in the UK to receive training in the POLD method for low back pain and sciatica. Gareth brings not only passion and dedication to his chosen profession but a keenness to continually develop his skills.
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At Mike Varney Physiotherapy we offer a complete range of the latest and traditional treatments:
- Interferential Therapy
- Laser & Ultrasound Therapy
- IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation)
- Acupuncture (Western/Electro)
Radial Shockwave Therapy is one of the latest treatments now on offer at the Mike Varney Physiotherapy practice. It is an excellent alternative to traditional physiotherapy treatments, and one which has shown impressive results for people suffering with chronic pain and those who have exhausted all other treatments, as it stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
Kinesio taping is one of the modern physiotherapy techniques on offer at Mike Varney Physiotherapy, which is now used by many of the world’s top athletes and sports stars, as well as for the reduction of pain and supporting weak joints. We have also found kinesio tape techniques are very successful in the treatment of adolescent injuries, especially in young aspiring athletes.
The Therapy Suite
In ‘The Therapy Suite’ we offer a range of alternative complimentary therapy treatments available from specialised practitioners. These include:
- Massage Therapies
- Counselling & Psychotherapy
- Beauty Treatments
- Cosmetic Treatments
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