Sport Scientist


Nikos Apostolopoulos is the Founder and Developer of microStretching® and Stretch Therapy®. He is the Director of the microStretching Clinic, the first in the world to pioneer the development of therapeutic and performance enhancement microStretching®. This recovery regeneration technique, based on functional-clinical anatomy, has been used to treat many professional, elite, amateur, and Paralympic athletes, internationally as well as individuals suffering from numerous musculoskeletal disorders. Since receiving his PhD from the University of Wolverhampton, Nikos has continued his practice in Canada, and is currently an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education of the University of Toronto.

2014-16 PhD, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (muscle physiology and inflammation)
2012-14 MPhil, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
1981-85 Bachelor of Physical, Health, and Education (Sports Medicine), University of Toronto

• Founder of Stretch Therapy™ and the technique of microStretching®.
• Recovery and Regeneration Specialist with the Magyar Atletikai Szovetseg (Hungarian Athletic Association) (Hungary June – August 2022)
• Chief Product Officer/Researcher AlphaMind Brands Inc. (Canada/USA).
• Visionary and head of a multi-institutional (University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University), multi-disciplinary (stem cell, rehabilitation, sports medicine, ultrasound, bio-photonics etc.) approach, focused on recovery and regeneration for athletic performance and return-to-play, post-surgical intervention.
• Editorial Board – Italian Journal of Sports Rehabilitation and Posturology (Italy).
• Consulting Editor, New Studies of Athletics (NSA), World Athletics formerly known as the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF).
• Consulting Editor for International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science (IJKSS).
• Invited reviewer for Journal of Sports Science (JSS), International Journal of Sports Medicine (IJSM), Journal of Sports Rehabilitation (JSR), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), Medicina, Sports.
• Visionary behind the development and implementation of the Recovery and Regeneration for Athletic Development (RRAD) Centre. This project is focused on the implementation and execution of proper recovery and regeneration methods and protocols aimed at improving athletic performance.
• Founder and Clinical Director of the microStretching® Clinic University of Wolverhampton, UK (2012 – 2016).
• Founder and Clinical Director of the Serapis Stretch Therapy Clinic 1995-2012 (Vancouver, BC., Canada).
• Educational Development for the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Project. Developing core learning material for the education of rehabilitation personnel for the Korle-Bu Neuroscience Project affiliated with the Korle-Bu National Teaching Hospital (Accra, Ghana, Africa).
• Recovery regeneration specialist for Canadian Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team (2003 – 2008).
• Professional teams and players in National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), National Football League, Canadian Football League (CFL), National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), English Premier League (EPL), English Championship League, England Rugby League, and Major League Soccer (MLS).