Michael has experienced first hand, the benefits that can be achieved through both Acupuncture and Remedial Massage and is most willing to share his knowledge, not only of treatment strategies but can also relate to the pain & discomfort that is suffered by his clients.
Michael has been practicing for over 15 years and has worked with local and State sporting representatives, both individuals, teams and their training staff. Michael has special interests in the areas of muscular dysfunction, pain relief & headaches plus gynaecological dysfunction.
Having sustained a serious workplace injury in 1996, Michael received the "standard" treatment to aid his recovery. The treatment he received was not helping his rehabilitation. Instead, he sought out "alternative therapies" such as Acupuncture, Massage and Biomesotherapy. Within 3 months of these new treatments he had recovered enough to allow him to return to work on a part-time basis.
With ongoing treatments he eventually returned to playing sport. Previously Michael had been a Regional representative in various sporting teams & most recently, selected in the over 50’s Victorian State Cricket Team for the Australian Championships to be played in Perth in November. So playing sport was/IS a great part of his life. Although never fully recovered, maintenance with Massage & Acupuncture over the following years, with recurring pain & reduced mobility minor surgery in 2001 was needed.
It was this path, through injury, that brought Michael to study and eventually practice "alternative therapies". Firstly studying Remedial Massage then branching into Traditional Chinese Medicine where he undertook a four year full time university course & completed his Bachelor of Health Science - Acupuncture.
Michael has also completed a Certificate in Pain Syndromes & Aesthetic Medicine overseen by the Australian Association of Homotoxicology, newly renamed Aust. Society of Bio Regulatory Medicine
As of 1st July 2012 practitioners of Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, etc.) need to be registered with the newly formed Chinese Medicine Registration Board, under the banner of AHPRA, in order to practice and be eligible for health fund rebates.