Mike is a dedicated and creative therapist with a reputation for excellence in his field of Hand Therapy. He completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University in 1990 and worked for 7 years as a musician and painter in his home city of Montreal. After a move to Hamilton, he was introduced to the world of healthcare and worked alongside clinic founder, Kiki Kulkarni, until he began his Bachelor's of Health Science Physiotherapy at McMaster University. Mike graduated in 2000 and immediately began his apprenticeship in Hand Therapy under the tutelage of industry pioneer, Mohini Ahuja.
With over 10 000 hours experience in hand therapy, Mike became the Director of the Hand Clinic in 2005. Mike is an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at the McMaster University School of Physiotherapy and a frequent instructor in the school's Clinical Skills program. He is a member of the Ithaca Hand Therapy Think Tank and the MacHand Group both of which are dedicated to research and excellence in hand therapy.
Mike is a Certified Medical Acupuncturist and certified in Active Release Technique® for the upper extremity. He is considered an expert in splinting techniques for the hand and forearm.
Outside of work, Mike is a dedicated parent and volunteer. He is the convener of the Kirkendall Recreation Association and can be found coaching soccer and hockey throughout the year.