• Phone: 401-777-7000
  • Office Location(s): Providence |
  • Head Athletic Trainer
  • Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine

With a major in Athletic Training, Michael graduated from Northeastern University in 2002. After graduation, he worked as the assistant Athletic Trainer at Salve Regina University. While there, he worked mainly with Men’s and Women’s soccer, Men’s Ice Hockey, Baseball, and Men’s Lacrosse.

Since joining the team at Ortho RI in 2004, he has been working in our Sports Medicine Clinic and Outreach Program with several Rhode Island high schools. Michael also helps providing athletic training services for the Rhode Island Interscholastic Leagues and has assisted in game and practice coverage for local colleges, sports camps and club teams. Recently, Michael has become an active member in the Secondary School Athletic Training Committee whose main objective is to ensure all Rhode Island student athletes have access to a Certified Athletic Trainer.

In addition to being an athletic trainer, Michael is certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has experience working with sports teams and individual clients for sports performance enhancement and general conditioning.

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