Hello, my name is Andy Kirk of Born Again Sports Therapy. My business has been established for over 5 years now. I treat a variety of patients from Professional athletes to office staff, all are welcome and all ages can benefit from the treatments I offer which include:
Treatment of soft tissue injuries
Deep tissue massage
I am former professional Rugby League player. Having only recently retired from the sport in 2009, I enjoyed a successful career spanning over 12 years. I began my career playing for Leeds Rhinos, making my Super League debut for the team in 2001. I went on to play over 200 games in the Super League and The Championship, for clubs including:
Leeds Rhinos, Salford City Reds, Wakefield Wildcats, Halifax RLFC, Widnes Vikings, Featherstone Rovers.
I have a wealth of experience in the needs of professional athletes, thanks to a long career in Rugby League which is one of the most physically demanding sports.
Throughout my sporting career I played with a number of Great Britain International stars, such as Iestyn Harris, Keith Senior, Barrie McDermott, Danny Mcquire and Kevin Sinfield as well as Australian Internationals such as Ronnie Carrol and Bradley Clyde.
In 2003, I moved on loan to Salford City Reds, where I helped them gain promotion to Super League for the 2004 season. During my time at Salford City Reds we had an extremely successful team, winning the NRC Final and National League Grand Final in 2003. The club managed to stay up in ‘Super League’ after another successful season in 2004. I then went on to play for a number of other professional clubs before retiring from the sport in 2009 at Featherstone Rovers RLFC.
Having gained a wealth of experience in one of the toughest professional sports in the world, I went on to study for four ITEC Diplomas in ‘Sports massage’, ‘Holistic’ and ‘Complementary’ therapies.
Having suffered with a variety of injuries during my career, I understand the frustration injuries bring, not only for professional athletes but for people from all walks of life.
I first came across a great ‘Sports Therapist’ very early on in my career whilst playing at Leeds Rhinos and thank God I did! This was former Great Britain International and former England Rugby League Physio, Tommy Smales. Tommy was the best I had ever come across! I learned a great deal from Tommy including many hands on massage techniques to help treat injuries.
Having had a number of Physiotherapists throughout my Rugby career, I became frustrated that many used very little hands on treatment. I found that Sports Massage was a much more effective way of healing and preventing future injuries. I often treated my own injuries myself whenever I possibly could.
Introducing Broadgate Chiropractic Clinic.
At Broadgate Chiropractic Clinic, we understand that pain is your body shouting at you. It means something needs fixing not masking with drugs. So when we treat you, feeling better means being better.