It’s crazy because I never realised just how much of a name I had made for myself and the business across Manchester and I guess, the world!
Somebody once said to me, you know your idea works, when you walk in a room to be told you’re known, by people who you’ve never met before.
That’s where I’m now at, but it’s not what I care about…I just want to give back.
I started off on a mission with Cleaver-Fit and the True 1% and I accomplished it.
I had never, ever promoted the business once, it was all word of mouth and random blog posts.
It wasn’t and isn’t about me, it’s about the people in need of my help.
Just over a year ago I decided to partake in a type of social experiment to create random intrigue on Facebook, and it worked.
I disappeared after the year and my blog traffic has gone pretty crazy ever since.
I detest social media, with a passion, personally, so the year I went on there, was testing, but still I never ever promoted myself.
I didn’t want followers, didn’t want notoriety, I just had a message.
A message of empowerment.
I put myself, my thoughts and feelings on the line, in a way very few people had ever seen before on a social media platform.
I never sold myself, because what I do, sells itself
I’m giving up and walking away from Cleaver-Fit because, it’s not who I am anymore and it’s not what I want in life.
I hope its a message to inspire you, if you too, know deep inside you’ve changed, but the leap of faith seems to be too much.
Be who you are in your heart…and live how it tells you to live.
I’m a Soft Tissue Specialist, qualified to the highest level in the industry.
I have a skill set very rare to find and what I do actually changes lives.
One of the problems I have encountered is that, when you use the word “Fit,” you suddenly become…just like the rest…everybody…suddenly…knows exactly what you are about…can tell you everything about your job and what you do.
You tend to get generalised, pigeon holed, sub-sectioned and conventionalised as being “A fitness dude,” “A gym guy,” “A trainer.” (look at what I’m qualified to do below and you’ll see why I refuse to allow myself to be viewed in that light)
People tend to have made their minds up about you and what you stand for, from just the name alone (That’s because 99% of people associated to these type of industries, give people like me, a terrible representation)
The clinical nature of what I do often gets lost and people think I’m the typical dream seller, peddling pills, powders, potions and 6 week miracle plans.
They then go on my blog and tell me they’re minds have been blown as to what it is I actually do.
I’m keeping with the true 1% side of things as I truly believe in what it stands for.
That will be the performance element of the business, working with professional athletes and the general public, but Cleaver Fit is no more sadly.
Training/strength and conditioning will still be available through the True1% service buttt…
You are now looking at M.S.T. – Manchester Soft Tissue Therapy & Exercise Rehabilitation.
What I do is clinical and is found, in a clinic.
I fix broken people and make professional athletes, better professional athletes.
I’m currently in the process of launching a website and restructuring everything.
I hope this shows you that even when something succeeds, it doesn’t mean it should stay.
Always look for the next level and this is mine.
If something could be better, then it is as good as broke to me.
I was going to carry on with the same name, the same brand, the same jumpers, t-shirts etc etc, as I offer a service very few others can, but, it’s gone to me, honestly.
I looked at all my hard work, my dedication, perseverance.
I looked at how many times it tried to break me and I still succeeded, never gave up, picked myself back up.
Sometimes it takes a long time to realise that you are capable of more, especially when you are somebody that tries to set the bar higher in the first place.
Never let the fear, or the leap of faith stop you from believing you can keep going further, that there isn’t another life out there for you, one lived on your terms.
When you put your heart and soul into something, it can be the hardest decision you make, to walk away and start fresh again, or change the essence of what you have created.
As long as you can see it, can imagine it working, then go for it.
It doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks, follow your heart if you truly believe in it.
I know this is going to go places Cleaver Fit couldn’t even imagine…I can already see it.
As founder of M.S.T. I am qualified and accredited at the highest level in the industry, assessed by and trained under Nick Mooney, clinical lead soft tissue therapist of London 2012 Olympic games.
We work with a vast demographic of the general public, all the way up to the highest level of elite sports, movement and performance.
With M.S.T. you receive the full package from start to finish, assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, home care, after care, maintenance.
No matter your age, or profession.
We also offer specialist corrective exercise and elite personal training services, with postural analysis, biotensegrity, functionality, mobility and proprioception being at the heart of our ethos.
Most importantly perhaps we understand the importance of a solid, trusted referral network.
It’s not about us, it’s about you.
What We Specialise In?
- Postural & Biomechanical Assessment
- Postural & Biomechanical Correction
- Functional Movement Screening
- Functional Movement Screening For Performance & Elite Level Sports
- Clinical Reasoning
- Palpation, Contraindication Assessment & Referral Within A Multi Disciplinary Team
- Acute, Sub Acute & Chronic Soft Tissue Injury (Muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints)
- Musculoskeletal Pain, Compensation & Dysfunction Management
- Performance Soft Tissue & Corrective Rehabilitation For Elite Level Sports
- Remedial & Sports Massage
- Advanced Remedial & Sports Massage
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Soft Tissue Release (Transverse & Longitudinally)
- Neuromuscular Therapy
- Active Isolated Stretching
- Positional Release/Strain Counter Strain
- Increasing Parasympathetic Function, Recovery, Cognitive Efficiency & Well Being
- Corrective Exercise, Movement & Stretching For Rehabilitation & Functionality
Elite Personal Training For Health, Fitness, Weight Loss, Strength, Conditioning, Functionality & Field Specific Performance
- Postural, Rehabilitation & Exercise Classes
- Postural, Rehabilitation & Exercise Seminars
Soft Tissue Therapy is the precise assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain or dysfunction, primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system.(Muscles, connective tissue/fascia, tendons, ligaments and joints)
Specialists have a background in and knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, biomechanics and postural analysis, as well as tactile/palpatory and functional movement assessment.
We believe in experience, the experience you receive and the experience we have to offer.
At M.S.T. individuality is key.
We live by the ethos that everybody deserves a personal, specific, individual approach, as no structure, injury, dysfunction or musculoskeletal issue is the same in any case.
You…are the only…you…in the entire world…and to us that’s pretty exhilarating.
We aim to break away from the conventional referral system and offer a personal service where you are more than just a name on a diary, or a set of printed out exercises on a sheet.
A service that is truly there for you from start to finish, supporting, guiding, teaching and preventing further problems.
We offer not only professional qualified experience at the highest level, but also experience from real world endeavors.
You will never be treated by anybody at M.S.T. who has not had some form of rehabilitation needed themselves in the past.
With us we believe that it’s fundamentally key to have been through the process and come out of it the other side, in order to truly be able to connect with, train or properly treat a person.
In any field, you never stop learning, developing, or growing and with each new person brings new skills that help us to consistently evolve.
It is that outlook that has allowed this clinic to be all about the person in need of analysis and treatment, one that you can trust, believe in and rely on.
How That benefits you
At M.S.T. we are here to help. It would be impossible to list all of the things we actually do, as you’ll probably end up falling asleep on us.
Here are a few examples of what many people may seek us out for assistance with in this clinic.
- Muscle & Tendon Injury
- Ligament Sprains
- Proprioception & Movement Problems
- Musculoskeletal Pain, Imbalance & Discomfort
- Fascial Blockages
- Scar Tissue
- Shin Splints
- Frozen Shoulder
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Gait Dysfunction
- Tennis Elbow
- Advanced Remedial & Sports Massage
- Fracture Compensation Management
- Fracture Rehabilitation (Post 8 week unification)
- Post Operative Compensation Management & Rehabilitation
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (In between flare ups)
- Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease
- Patellofemoral Syndrome
- Disk Problems
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cubical Tunnel Syndrome
- Repetitive Strain
- Relaxation, Rest, Recovery & Increase In Parasympathetic Function
- Increase In Cardiovascular Function
- Increase In Lymphatic Function
- Increase In Digestive Function
- Prescribed Home Care
- Postural Correction
- Movement & Performance Screening
- Corrective Exercise
- Injury Prevention
- Mental Rehabilitation After An Injury
We are always happy to accept inquiries if what you are looking for has not been listed.
Our background is both extensive and thorough in assessment and if contraindication is presented, we will always advise to not proceed with the treatment, providing the necessary recovery or referring to the relevant professional.