Michael graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2006 with Bsc. in Physiotherapy. He funded his studies by running a beach massage stall on Clifton beach during his December holidays.
In 2009 he completed his Sports Physiotherapy training course, a course on which he has been a lecturer since 2015.
Mike completed his community service at Chris Hani Baragwaneth hospital In Soweto. Immediately afterwards he started work at Helene Simpson Physiotherapy where he was under the tutelage of exceptional physiotherapists, chief among them Helene Simpson and this allowed Mike to hone his skills and perfect his craft.
Mike has a special interest in all sports relate injuries most specifically those relating to shoulder and knee. While serving as the head Physiotherapist for the University of Cape Town Varsity Cup rugby team, the Ikey Tigers since 2008 and along with his experience gained from working as the Rondebosch Boys high school Physiotherapist for nine years, Michael has developed a special interest focus in the prevention of sports injuries.
For the past ten years he has collected data and implemented injury prevention strategies within several rugby teams with great success.
“ Rather than stopping all exercise, and instead modifying training while treating an injury is a key philosophy, exercise routines take a huge amount of commitment and sacrifice while giving us a massive amount of satisfaction. So why stop training when injured? Instead let’s focus on keeping you motivated and healthy while injured in order to make sure you come back a stronger more complete athlete”
Prior to studying Physiotherapy Michael worked as a physiotherapy assistant at Stanmore Orthopaedic Hospital in London Uk. He has also worked as a Physiotherapist in Dublin Ireland Has worked for the Stormers , Western Force and Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Teams. Michael holds both his level 1 and 2 Irb rugby coaching certificates