Michael Boni

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream

Locations / Contact Info:

326 Stong College - SC
Keele Campus
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext. 22633

Email address(es):

mboni@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - School of Kinesiology & Health Science

Degrees

D.Sc. -
Andrews University
Michigan, USA

B.HSc.PT -
McMaster University
Hamilton, Canada

Hons. BA (Kin) -
York University
Toronto, Canada

Biography

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 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 Chief 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."

Affiliations

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

Service/Community Activities

Core Solutions Physiotherapy and Wellness Inc.
Physiotherapist, Community Student Placement Partner

Awards

Professional Development Teaching Award - 2010

Distinguished Athletic Therapy Educator Award - 2015

Faculty of Health Early Career Teaching Award - 2019

Supervision

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

Current Research

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.