Mike graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University Northridge in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in health science and physical therapy. In 1997, he started the vigorous process of Certification as a Functional Manual Therapist at the Institute of Physical Art. With functional manual therapy Mike learned the rare balance of skilled soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, prescriptive exercise, and functional retraining to restore normal movement patterns. Mike has taken over 70 continued education courses to keep up to date on changes in his field. He has also taught IPA courses to physical therapists and interns.
Mike co-owned a physical therapy clinic in the Thousand Oaks area from 1997 to 2005 that steadily grew into multiple facilities. Following his desire to keep a small practice with a personal touch, he left the clinic and opened Custom Physical Therapy with partner, Angela Spruill. Their focus is on providing quality care in a positive and healing environment.
Mike was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He has lived in the Conejo Valley for over 17 years, currently in Newbury Park. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing frisbee with his dogs.