Who is Kevin Hendry?
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
Kevin Hendry, BHK, DOMP, BCAK
Kevin’s education includes a Bachelor of Human Kinetics (BHK) in Exercise Science with distinction from the University of British Columbia and a post-graduate degree Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) at the Canadian School of Osteopathy Manual Practice (CSO).
Kevin if the Founder of Apex Osteopathy in Langley. Kevin is also the Director of Education for RAD Roller, and the creator of RAD Mobility – an evidence based paradigm that teaches the latest research on pain, manual therapy, mobility, and movement while empowering fitness pros and clinicians to assess and prescribe health solutions with precision. It has been taught all around the world including Canada, United States, China, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Greece, Hungary, Italy and Sweden.
Kevin formerly worked at Innovative Fitness for over 12 years and served as the Director of Movement & Manual Therapy. He coached a diverse range of clients; from teenage hockey players, to pro athletes, to middle aged individuals training for their first marathon, cycling event or Ironman triathlon.
How long have you been a practitioner?
I have worked in the health and fitness industry for 15 years. I started my career focusing on performance as a strength and conditioning coach, progressed into active rehabilitation as a kinesiologist, and then evolved into a clinician after completing graduate studies in osteopathy.
What does a typical clinical day look like for you?
I see an average of 6 patients per day and all of my appointments are 1 hour in duration to allow adequate time for assessment, thorough manual therapy and movement, re-testing and integration exercises that serve as homework for the individual. When I am not working 1-on-1 with a patient I enjoy reading research to stay up to date on best practices and innovating new techniques and strategies to stay on the cutting edge.
What kind of clients do you see?
Over 15 years of experience in the industry have provided the opportunity to consult for Olympians, NHL hockey players, NCAA Division 1 athletes, CFL football players, Canadian National Team athletes and BC Hockey League players. I work with a broad range of people and a typical day often involves working with the following: elite professional athletes who are rehabilitating an acute injury, elderly individuals who are seeking management and relief from chronic pain, young children with a developmental motor pattern impairment, pregnant or postpartum women who are seeking body maintenance and stress relief, and finally those who are simply striving to be proactive with their health by optimizing their body’s various systems and movement.
What are your hobbies and interests?
I am a husband and father of two young boys so my family life always comes first. I enjoy everything sports related, including watching professional sports, training for a marathon personal best or low score on the golf course, and coaching my sons so that they develop a healthy, life-long passion for sport and exercise. I have a passion for travel and have visited 35 countries spanning 6 different continents. I also love to cook exotic meals from cuisines from around the world and I’m determined to perfect the world’s greatest pizza in my authentic Italian pizza oven.
What are the biggest issues you see in the physical rehabilitation professions?
Our healthcare system is overburdened and the cost of medical management of pain, injuries and disease is staggering. I believe Western medicine is tremendous but different professions operate in their own silos and there is very little communication amongst professionals which results in a missed opportunity to share information and to learn from each other. Increasing communication and cross-pollination between a physiotherapist, osteopath, and surgeon for instance can hopefully result in innovative strategies that are incredibly effective. I also believe our society is far too reactive when it comes to our health, meaning we are reactive in nature and wait until a problem is so dire that it affects our everyday life and causes missed work, lost income and opportunities and a decreased quality of life.
What made you want to create IMMT?
I am passionate about ‘being the change that I want to see in the world’. I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate and create with highly esteemed professionals from other healthcare backgrounds so that we can reduce the biases, avoid wasted time and energy, and shed light on the blindspots in our current system. Research has allowed us to evolve our explanatory models for manual therapy and active rehabilitation and I’m extremely excited to share IMMT’s innovative system with the world. I firmly believe that the skilled application of a combination of passive manual therapy with active movement integration is the evolution that the healthcare, rehabilitation and sports performance industries have been waiting for.