Nikos C. Apostolopoulos,
Senior Contributor

As a recovery and regeneration specialist Nikos Apostolopoulos has worked with elite, professional, amateur (able bodied and Paralympian) athletes, locally, nationally, and internationally, as well as sports organizations and federations.

Nikos Apostolopoulos is the founder of Stretch Therapy® and microStretching®.

He has been instrumental in generating a paradigm shift internationally regarding the use of gentle passive static stretching (microStretching®) for recovery and regeneration.

Nikos was awarded both his PhD and MPhil degrees from the University of Wolverhampton (UK), and his Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto (CAN) with an emphasis in sports medicine.

Currently he is an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto (CAN).

Noted Athletes who have worked with Dr. Apostolopoulos include:

NBA – Ray Allen, Glen Robinson, Dennis Scott, Darvin Ham, Sam Cassell, Brent Barry, Tim Thomas, Michael Redd, Lindsay Hunter, Rafer Alston, Scott Williams, Jerome Kersey, Sharif Abdur Rahim, Anthony Mason, Greg Anthony, Joel Pryzbilla, Rashard Lewis, Jason Caffey, Mark Pope, Coaches-George Karl, Terry Stotts, Ron Adams

NHL – Mitch Marner, Anthony Cirelli, Michael Dal Cole, Zach Bogosian Trevor Linden, Alexander Mogilny, Dave Scatchard. Henrik and Daniel Sedin, Dave Babych, Adrian Aucoin, Enrico Ciccone, Christian Dvorak, Todd Bertuzzi, Scotty Walker, Bret Hedican, Brent Sopel, Peter Schaefer

NFL – Jerome Pathon

CFL – Zach Collaros

EPL – Robbie Elliot, Björn Siguröarson,

NLL – Luc Magnan, Brodie Merrill, Paul Dawson, Dan Dawson, Damien Edwards, Cody Jamieson, Kyle Jackson

AHL – Markus Phillips, Adam Mescharin, Taylor and Darren Raddysh, Nick Perog

EBEL – Daniel Ciampini (HC TWK Innsbruck)

Track & Field – Greg Rutherford, Wesley Vasquez-Vasquez,

Sports Organizations:

Nike, World Athletics (formerly IAAF),Milwaukee Bucks (NBA), Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA), Vancouver Canucks (NHL) Whitecaps FC (MLS), Toronto FC (MLS), Wolverhampton Wanderers (EPL) Newcastle United (EPL) Rochester Nighthawks (NLL) Halifax Thunderbirds (NLL) St. Helens RFC (Super League-Rugby League), United Kingdom Athletics (UKA), English Institute of Sport (EIA), North American Central American Caribbean Track and Field Coaches Association(NACACTFA), Canadian Women’s Wheelchair Basketball