Michael received his Bachelor of Science from Southern Oregon University, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. He has presented his graduate research nationally at the APTA Combined Sections Meeting on the topic of, "Effects of Glucose on Cognitive and Physical Measures During Cycling." He is also a Certified Strength and Condition Specialist. His interests include sport performance and sport-related injuries, along with injuries of the hip and knee. He has additional training in Selective Functional Movement Analysis. His hobbies include spending time with his wife and 2 children, hiking or being outdoors and watching rugby.