Michael earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro College in New York City. Prior to receiving his doctorate, Michael earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The University at Buffalo. While studying at Buffalo, Michael worked in an exercise physiology lab where he helped run studies related to human performance. He also co-authored a research study investigating running injuries and their relationship to cross-training in marathoners and triathletes during his time at Touro College. Additionally, Michael graduated at the top of his class at Touro College, earning awards for highest clinical achievement and academic excellence.
Michael’s passion for physical therapy began after he had knee surgery in high school. He saw firsthand how physical therapy can improve someone’s quality of life and help people achieve their goals. After graduating, Michael has worked at Symbio Physiotherapy, a one-on-one manual clinic in New York City, specializing in care for high-level dancers, runners, cyclists, and other athletes. Michael next provided care at Crown Heights Nursing Home in Brooklyn, where he treated complex conditions, including total joint replacements, amputations, and cardiovascular, pulmonary, and neurological disorders. At NYU Langone Center for Men’s Health, Michael treated patients with various orthopedic injuries and neurological disorders. He also observed the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. Also at NYU, at the Langone Orthopedic and Sports Performance Center, Michael treated orthopedic injuries, with an emphasis on post-operative rehabilitation and return-to-sport testing.
Michael has a special interest in treating the knee, especially ACL injuries, and lower back and neck pain. He takes an individualized, holistic, and evidence-based clinical approach that looks at the entire individual – not just their site of injury. Michael combines his knowledge of manual therapy, patient education, and exercises to help patients achieve their goals. Michael personally stays active with strength training, bike riding, running, meditating, and playing basketball. Outside the clinic, Michael loves to spend time with his friends and family, try new restaurants, and explore Brooklyn.