Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science
DSc PT -
BHSc PT -
Hons. BA (Kin) -
Michael serves as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, and Faculty member with the School of Kinesiology and Health Science Program at York University in Toronto, Canada.
Michael is a highly experienced Certified Athletic Therapist and Physiotherapist with a passion for guiding people towards success. He graduated from York University with a Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology and Health Science and a Certificate in Athletic Therapy. He became certified as an Athletic Therapist, CATA(C), in Canada. He graduated from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. Later that year he became certified as an Athletic Trainer, ATC, in the United States. After entering private physiotherapy practice, Michael completed a post-graduate Diploma of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy (Dip. Manip. PT), from the Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Upon completion of his diploma he became a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT) accredited by the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT). Michael completed his certificate in anatomical acupuncture from the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada Institute (CAFCI) and later Michael pursued his designation as a Registered Kinesiologist, (R.KIN), in Ontario. After many years of practice in the field, Michael pursued and completed his Doctor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan, USA.
Michael’s treatment expertise is in the field of hands-on physiotherapy focusing on neck, shoulder and back pain. His clinical practice is now limited and he is focusing most of his time on educating and mentoring Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists and Kinesiology students. He is an Examiner and Chief Instructor within the post-graduate Diploma Program of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. Michael has served as an invited speaker with the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association.
When not teaching, treating or being a scholar, Michael enjoys spending time with his family whether on the soccer field, in a basketball court or simply enjoying the outdoors.
"You become the average of the 5 people you spend most of your time with; reflect, and if you are not happy, choose a new group."
International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT)
Canada IFOMPT Member Organization Delegate
Athletic Therapy Certificate Program, York University
CATA Associate Director
Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA)
Member, Committee of Accredited Institutions
Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy
Executive Member, IFOMPT Representative
Orthopaedic Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Instructor and Examiner
Core Solutions Physiotherapy and Wellness Inc.
Community Student Placement Partner
Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award - 2015
Professional Development Award - 2010
Currently available to supervise graduate students: Not Indicated
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Not Indicated
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Not Indicated
Michael's current research is exploring the effect of soft tissue mobilization (non-painful friction massage) on hip flexor strength.
Michael has also been collaborating on a pedagogical project through training simulated persons to enhance the teaching an learning experience for students as well as faculty.