Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science
Hons. BA (Kin) -
Michael serves as an Associate 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 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 Post-Professional Doctor of Science Degree in the field of Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Michigan, USA.
Michael’s clinical treatment expertise is in the field of manual therapy focusing on neck, shoulder and back pain. Most of his time is focused on educating and mentoring Athletic Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Kinesiology students. He is an Examiner and Lead Instructor within the post-graduate Diploma Program of Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association.
Michael's research explores the effect of soft tissue mobilization (non-painful friction massage) on muscle function. Michael has also been collaborating on various pedagogical research projects.
"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
President's University Wide Teaching Award, York University - 2020
Faculty of Health Early Career Teaching Award, York University - 2019
Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award, Canadian Athletic Therapists Association - 2015
Professional Development Teaching Award, Ontario Athletic Therapists Association - 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 research explores the effect of soft tissue mobilization (non-painful friction massage) on muscle function.
Michael has also been collaborating on various pedagogical research project to enhance the teaching an learning experience for students as well as faculty.