Michael graduated with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Chapman College in 1987, was certified as an Athletic Trainer in 1985, and received his B.S. in Physiology from U.C. Davis in 1983. He has worked with numerous amateur, college, and professional sports teams, specializes in gait analysis, sports biomechanics, and teaches orthotics. He has a strong manual therapy background and emphasizes a functional approach to rehabilitation.