Michael is a clinically-based athletic trainer with over 25 years of experience in training and rehabilitation. He is the Owner/Clinician of Integrative Rehab Training LLC and sees clients out of Back Cove Personal Fitness in Portland and Beyond Strength in Falmouth. He is an NATA Certified Athletic Trainer and a registered Physical Therapy Assistant in California. He is on the adjunct faculty at the University of New England and is a Certified Clinician through the Postural Restoration Institute. Michael specializes in the treatment, rehabilitation and training of individuals and has worked with all levels of athletes. He has provided consultation, treatment and/or presentations to NFL teams, the US Ski Team, Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, Cressey Sports Performance, Perform Better seminars, Stars On Ice national tour, colleges & universities (Northeastern, Bates, Bowdoin, University of New England, College of the Holy Cross, University of Maine, UMASS Lowell, University of Southern Maine), national level rugby teams as well as numerous dance studios, sports teams, fitness facilities and running clubs.
He has lectured extensively internationally and provided podcasts and webinars on topics related to sports medicine and rehabilitation, respiratory influences and implementing breath training into rehab and performance training, dance medicine, alpine ski training, assessment and treatment of orthopedic injuries and integrating Postural Restoration® (PRI®) concepts into rehab and training.
Michael has co-authored a book titled Comprehensive Approach to Sports Injury Management, a chapter in Knee Ligament Rehabilitation called "New Techniques in Cartilage Repair and Replacement" and published articles in multiple professional journals and mainstream publications. As a sports medicine specialist, he has been a consultant for numerous publications such as Training & Conditioning, Shape, Women's Sports & Fitness, Women's Sports Connection, Men's Fitness, Skiing, and Windsurfing magazines.
Michael works with recreational and alpine ski racers of all levels and coordinated a Pre-Skiing Performance Training program at OA Performance Center in Saco, ME for many years as well as dry land training programs for high school alpine ski teams. He has also developed and organized dry land training programs for both the Women's US Ski Team and the World Pro Ski Tour.
Michael also works with dancers and performing artists of all levels, providing treatment and rehabilitation, educational programs, pointe screenings and event coverage for local and touring dance companies, as well as lecturing at the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science and the Performing Arts Medicine Association conferences. He currently works closely with Portland Ballet, The Ballet School, the Dance Center of Maine in the treatment of their dancers, as well as sees dancers from Maine State Ballet.