FACP MHlthSc(ManipPhty) BAppSc(Phty)


2007   FACP (Fellow Australian College of Physiotherapists)

1999   Master Health Sciences (Manipulative Physiotherapy)

1994   Bachelor Applied Sciences (Physiotherapy, with Distinction)


2013 - Present   Honorary Fellow, Macquarie University

2009 - Present   Owner and Director, Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre, Sydney NSW

2007 - Present   Specialist Physiotherapist, Forensic and Consultant Physiotherapist

2007 - Present   Fellow Australian College of Physiotherapists

2000 - Present   Independent Physiotherapy Consultant, WorkCover NSW


2012 - 2014   Consultant Physiotherapist, North Ryde Physiotherapy, Sydney NSW

1999 - 2012   Owner and Principal, North Ryde Physiotherapy, Sydney NSW

1997 - 1999   Physiotherapist, North Ryde Physiotherapy, Sydney NSW

1994 - 1997   Physiotherapist Westmead Hospital


2014 - 2019   President Australian College of Physiotherapists

2015 - 2018   President NSW Physiotherapy Council

2009 - 2015   NSW Physiotherapy Council

2009 - 2012   Director Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA)

2004 - 2007   National Chair Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA)

2007 - 2008   Australian Delegation IFOMPs

2000 - 2009   Advisor Physiotherapy Board of NSW


2007 - Present   Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist, Fellow of the Australian College
of Physiotherapy

1994 - Present   Australian Physiotherapy Association

1994 - Present   Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia


Michael has taught on the Masters of Health Science (Manipulative Physiotherapy) in the Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Faculty of Health Sciences between 2000 and 2010. During this time, he acted as a Clinical Educator and Examiner for the Masters of Health Sciences (Manipulative Physiotherapy) clinical course.

Michael was an advisor to the University of Sydney, sitting on the External Advisory Panel for the Graduate Entry Masters Program, advising on clinical and professional standards, the academic curriculum and related matters as the University requires.

While in the role of Chair of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia, he was involved in drafting the original "Alternative, Experiential Pathway to Titling" (with Professor Darren Rivett and Dr Darren Beales). This was accepted and ratified by the APA Board, and the academic and clinical examination rigor has become the gold standard in experiential titling development within the APA.

In 2013 Michael became an honorary fellow at Macquarie University where he continues in an advisory capacity, providing ongoing input into musculoskeletal course and lectures on the doctorate of physiotherapy program.


At the moment Michael is in full time clinical practice as a Specialist Physiotherapist. In addition to the clinical consultant responsibilities, this role involves the education and mentoring of Titled Physiotherapists looking to progress through the Specialisation Process.

Michael presented courses for WorkCover (NSW) from 2000 through until 2018. These courses are directed at providing best practise, evidence based physical treatment for injured workers being managed under the NSW workers compensation system. This course is directed at graduate physiotherapists of all levels of experience and post graduate qualification, in addition to medical practitioners, chiropractors, osteopaths, remedial massage therapists and exercise physiologists.

Since 2009, the Sydney Specialist Physiotherapy Centre has presented interactive courses in a Masterclass format to tilted and experienced members of Sports Physiotherapy Australia and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia. We have also run many successful weekend courses and symposia.


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