KNEE PAIN SPECIALIST AND SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPIST
Michael is a knee pain specialist and 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.
Michael has now achieved the title of Specialists Sports Physiotherapist (one of only 8 in Victoria) and has over 29 years experience in treating clients with a variety of back pain, neck problems and sports injuries to all joints. He was a physiotherapist at St.Kilda Football Club from 1991 to 2005 and has traveled 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).
This experience ensures that he has the knowledge to provide physiotherapy based assessment and treatments of the highest level. A 10 year association with General Motors Holden, Hella Manufacturing and other associated industries has provided an understanding and knowledge of both white and blue collar working requirements. This has ensured that he has the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with injuries in the workplace. He has lectured to both peers and industry on injuries in sport and ergonomic issues in the workplace.
In July 2015 Michael established The Knee Clinic a specialised knee pain treatment program operating primarily from his central Melbourne based clinic City Baths Spinal and Sports Medicine Clinic. Michael is also the developer of the SMARTherapist app designed to assist clients with their rehabilitation- available now for Apple users from the App Store and coming soon on Android.