Mike grew up in Annapolis, Md., the oldest in a family of
five brothers. He graduated from St. Mary's High School in
1979 where he played football and lacrosse. He attended Anne
Arundel Community College where he made the Dean's List and
went on to receive his degree in Physical Therapy from the
University of Maryland at Baltimore in 1984. While in PT school,
he received the Laura Levine Mandell award for Sincere Compassion
and Humanistic Concern.
Mike has worked in a variety of settings since 1984 including
acute care hospitals, shock trauma, outpatient physical therapy,
home health, nursing homes, and rehabilitation hospitals.
Mike was Chief Physical Therapist at Chesapeake Pain and Rehabilitation
from 1990-1992. After moving to Garrett County in 1992 he
became Director of Physical Therapy at Garrett County Memorial
Hospital from 1992-1994.
He returned to private practice in 1998 when he co-founded
GO PT. He is also an active teacher at Garrett Community College
in the Massage Therapy program and was past instructor at
Allegheny College in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.
He was twice awarded with Clinical Instructor of the Year
while at Allegheny College. Mike is also certified in the
treatment of lymphedema.
His primary focus during all of these experiences has been
manual therapy and he regards himself as a "perpetual
He lives on a farm in Accident along with his wife Carol,
and his children Sarah, Meghan, and Zachary. When not at work
Mike is coaching, cheering, teaching, gardening, woodworking,
fishing, hiking, homesteading or working on his home.