Michael started his career in healthcare as an Exercise Physiologist, involved in Industrial Rehabilitation and working with individuals who had been injured at work. As an Exercise Physiologist, he administered Functional Capacity Evaluations and supervised Work Hardening Programs, which is how he was introduced to the orthotic field. In 2014, Michael became certified as an orthotist in order to further help his patients.
One of the most helpful continuing education courses Michael’s ever taken is one called “When Your Feet Hit the Ground,” which covered the evaluating of what happens to the rest of the body, up the kinetic chain, as the foot makes contact with the floor. Michael utilizes his knowledge of body mechanics, ergonomics, pathology, and anatomy to provide the best care to his patients.
He is proud to work with the pedorthic team at Hanger Clinic in Bethlehem, and loves that the team works together, playing to each others’ strength, regardless of specific role. Michael’s only concern is providing the best possible device while dispensing comprehensive information so that the patient can benefit from their time with him. When a patient is seen by Michael, they have his full attention.