Mike Pettigrew – MCSP
I trained and qualified as a Remedial Gymnast in 1978 and briefly worked in Cardiff before moving to the North West 1979 to work for the Employment Rehabilitation Service in Preston.
In 1982 I trained as a physiotherapist. After qualifying I worked in the NHS at Blackburn Royal Infirmary and then moved to be the Physiotherapist at Blackburn Rovers from 1991 to 1994 when they were promoted to both the 1st Division and the Premier League.
I started working in private practice in 1986, combining this with my NHS Hospital work.
I qualified as a Teacher with the Cyriax Foundation in 1989 and have taught on and organised Orthopaedic Medicine courses for other physiotherapists and doctors. I continue to use the principles and practice of Orthopaedic Medicine in my daily work.
My specialities include sports injuries, assessment and treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries, acupuncture and manual therapy.
I am a Chartered Physiotherapist and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I am also a member of the organisation for Physiotherapists in Private Practice and also the Acupuncture Association clinical interest group.
- Player care and Safeguarding Officer. Under 9 to Under 23.
- Coach under 9 to Under 12’s at BRFC Academy
- Personal trainer and sports massage Level 3
After completing my degree in Physical Education at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2006 I worked with Burnley Council Sports Development Unit as a Multi-Sports Coach. Since 2008 I have worked for Blackburn Rovers Community Trust as a Community Football Coach teaching children in schools and at the BRIC at Ewood.
More recently I have been working with children in schools helping to educate them in health, fitness and nutrition while coaching them in the skills of handball, dodgeball and football.
I am a qualified coach to Level 2 in football, swimming, dodgeball and badminton and Level 1 in various other sports. I have a Level 3 Personal Training/Nutrition qualification and I also have Level 3 fitness related qualifications in Spinning and Kettlebell Instruction.
Since 2008 I have gained 3 massage qualifications which are Swedish massage, Remedial massage and Sports massage. I have been working at the clinic for several years, treating clients with soft-tissue massage, stretching and after care exercise programs to enhance progressive recovery.