Michael is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (awarded by Australian College of Physiotherapists 2009), with over 30 years experience in treating spinal and sports injuries. He established the City Baths Spinal and Sports Medicine Clinic in 1991.
Michael graduated as a physiotherapist in 1986. He has a degree in Human Movement Studies as well as Physiotherapy which he finds is an invaluable knowledge resource in treating both spinal and sports injuries.
He was a physiotherapist at St. Kilda Football Club from 1991 to 2005 and has travelled extensively with representative teams including Australia (International Rules vs Ireland 2003 ,2004, 2005), the Dream Team (vs Victoria 2008) and the Indigenous All Stars (vs Adelaide Crows 2009).
Michael has a special interest in treating knee and lower limb kinetic chain injuries. He regularly lectures in Australia and internationally in this area, having presented at conferences for Sports Medicine Australia and Australian Physiotherapy Association, as well as private courses in China. He presents his own course on lower limb rehabilitation and presents on knee injuries on the Spinal Level 2 course and for Latrobe University postgraduate program.