Mike Varney has had 40 years of experience as a treating Physiotherapist, developing his skills throughout the years in musculoskeletal injuries.
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; a society of which he is still a member of today.
Football has played a large part of Mike’s career with the most recognised being a Physiotherapist for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Queen’s Park Rangers. During the years Mike has worked with many aspiring footballers, many of whom are now recognised as footballers of their generation.
Mike set up his first private clinic in Enfield in 1976 ‘The Varney Practice’ which has blossomed into a very busy clinic, now owned by his son; Steve Varney. After setting up the Varney Practice the business expanded into 4 premises of which the newest was set up in Harlow Leisurezone ‘Mike Varney Physiotherapy’. Although Mike has passed the businesses to business associates and colleagues, theHarlowpractice is now Mike’s main focus. Mike is still treating as the lead physiotherapist and director 2 days a week and continues to pass his knowledge and experience to his team of excellent physiotherapists and Sports Therapists.
Mike still enjoys coming to work and in particular enjoys the challenge of patients who have problems which others find difficult to treat. He is also passionate about implementing new ideas and treatments available to patients and within the last 30 years has developed his skills into Intramuscular Stimulation (IMS), Spinal Manipulations, Acupuncture and Sports Taping, including KinesioTape. A Shockwave machine was also added to the clinic 2 years ago; an excellent alternative with impressive results for people with chronic pain who have exhausted all other treatment. We are currently the only clinic to offer this in the local area.
If you would like to book an appointment with Mike he is currently working Mondays and Wednesdays at Harlow Leisurezone. Check out our Meet the Physiotherapy Team page for more information.