Michael graduated from the chiropractic program at RMIT University in 1994, and has been in private practice ever since. He then earned a PhD in neuroscience from the medical faculty of Monash University in 2005. He is a general chiropractor with a special interest in headaches, neck pain and low back pain. Michael also works full time as a senior research scientist at the Chiropractic Discipline of RMIT University, where he conducts education and clinical research activities. Michael is the author of over 30 scientific publications in respected journals. He is also one of a handful of chiropractors in Australia who has been awarded the prestigious fellowship of the Royal College of Chiropractors in the UK.