When asked who is favorite athlete is, Michael goes old school. He chose Lawrence Taylor, the famed linebacker for the New York Giants. A great choice. For a time, there was no better football player in the world than Taylor—incredibly fast on his feet, lightening reflexes, powerful and supremely aware of everything that was happening on the field. His physical attributes were awesome, and no one out-smarted “L.T.” Above all, he played every game with unrivaled passion.
In a way, it illustrates Michael’s approach as a caregiver. He gets both the mental and physical aspects of physical therapy. And the emotional. If you are an active person who wants to get back to doing what you love, he’s the physical therapist to see. He brings his passion to work every day!
Michael knows it’s so important to develop strong relationships with his patients, developing ongoing communication and real trust. Like many of his teammates at Orthology, he is empathetic, while driven to get great outcomes for patients. These are healthcare professionals with real determination. Their focus is on the physical, and yet they understand that treatment is also a mental and emotional journey. Staying upbeat is so important. Solving problems together—therapist and patient—is key. Clear goals. Open communication.
A native of Bellmore, NY, Michael graduated from SUNY Stony Brook. He is a dedicated athlete, loves both sports and solo time at the gym. He also enjoys the great outdoors, spending off-hours fishing, and doing a little hunting. He’s also known to watch the Giants from time to time!