B. Science (Monash)
B. Applied Science Physio (Lincoln)
Grad. Dip Sports Physio (La Trobe)
Michael qualified in Physiotherapy in 1982 and completed a post graduate qualification in Sports Physiotherapy in 1997. He has a special interest and extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of sporting injuries and has worked with athletes from local to Olympic standard.
Skiing is a particular speciality for Michael and he was the physiotherapist for the Australian National Alpine Ski Team from 1989-1993. In 1992 he was appointed Head Physiotherapist for the Winter Olympic Team, Albertville France. He was also a member of the Australian Ski Institute Medical Commission from 1995-1998.He provided physiotherapy to the beach volley ball competitors at the Sydney Olympics and carried the Olympic Torch through Bright as a participant in the Sydney Torch Relay.
Michael was a director of the Mt Hotham Alpine Physiotherapy clinic from 1993-2006. He is also a member of Team Hotham and has previously trained and raced in the Masters Program.
Currently Michael is an active member of Team Hotham and undertakes annual musculoskeletal screening of skiing athletes.
Local industry also calls on Michael’s experience to provide onsite treatment and assessment of workers and ergonomic assessment of the work environment.
Michael is an approved Occupational Physiotherapist with Worksafe and the Transport Accident Commission.
He is also a certified Level 1&2 Clinical Pilates Instructor.