Dr. Mike graduated from Queen’s University in 2011 with dual degrees in Biology and Physical Health Education and went on to complete Chiropractic College in Toronto at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2015.
Prior to chiropractic, Mike was a high level freestyle snowboarder competing across provincial, national and international spheres narrowly missing out on the 2006 Olympics in Turin. Following a series of concussions and impact related injuries Mike decided to turn his passion for training, sports and health living into a career as a chiropractor.
Throughout his training, Mike attended a variety of extra curricular seminars and certifications including becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, certification in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), training in a variety of soft tissue techniques, training in athletic taping as well as seminars in rehab, training and functional biomechanical assessment. Mike recently completed his Functional Range Conditioning- Mobility Specialist certification as well as additional training on assessing and treating chronic pain patients through the lens of the bio-psycho-social model of pain.
Mike uses the knowledge gained through his athletic career and educational journey to observe movement, assess function and determine the root cause of the problem. Treatment plans are uniquely prescribed for each patient by combining patient preference with the best evidence to get each individual from pain to back their life performance in as few visits as possible. Mike understands the burden that injuries have on your life and strives to reduce pain, improve function and empower people to live a pain free, healthy life at their fullest potential.
As a healthy living activist, Mike spends his free time training as a competitive Crossfit athlete, surfing, playing golf, hiking, and mountain biking and exploring the beauty of the Vancouver Island with his dog Harley.