Michael began his studies graduating with a Specialized Honours Degree in Kinesiology & Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. He then went on to complete an Education Degree from York University focusing on Health and Sciences. With a strong passion to learn and further his skills, Michael went on to continue his studies in New York, completing a Masters Degree in Physiotherapy with a clinical emphasis in orthopaedic medicine and manual therapy.
Michael is registered to practice Physiotherapy in both Canada and the United States and has worked with various populations in both countries. Michael continued his Physiotherapy education by completing a post graduate certification in Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University. Michael also completed his Level 1 Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy through the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Recently, he has completed the Level One course for golf swing analysis through the Titleist Performance Institute. Michael is extremely passionate in his commitment to help individuals of all levels with injury recovery and performance enhancement.
Michael utilizes a functional approach to his assessments and treatments to determine and understand the neuro-anatomical cause of a clients symptoms/condition. Michaels treatments include various soft-tissue and joint mobilization techniques, acupuncture, athletic taping, physiotherapy modalities, as well as functional rehabilitative and athlete specific exercises to help alleviate pain, improve quality of movement and optimize performance.
Michael is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with exercise and high performance conditioning from years of participation in various competitive level sports and through his extensive academic training. As an avid sports lover himself, with a strong athletic background, Michael continues to be involved in a wide variety of sports and has special interest in training athletes in injury prevention, strength/conditioning, and performance optimization.