MEET DR. MIKE
Founder of Big League Performance and Rehabilitation
Mike received his Doctor of Physical Therapy honors from the University of Scranton and quickly progressed his professional career in sports & orthopedic rehabilitation at a highly regarded physical therapy center in Washington DC. Prior to his time in PT school, Mike worked as a Strength and Conditioning coach in the New York Yankees organization. It was here he saw the quality of treatment that these professional athletes received. “The Big League Treatment” was something that he had not seen at other gyms or physical therapy clinics. From then on, Mike made it his mission to make sure that everybody had access to this high level of treatment that is typically reserved for the best of the best. From here, Mike used his high standard of care, attention to detail, and outstanding results to develop the Big League Performance and Rehabilitation model.
At the intersection of Physical Therapy and Strength and Conditioning is where Big League Performance and Rehabilitation’s remarkable results lie. The foundation being the importance of movement. His motto being “Movement is Medicine”. This method empowers patients to take control of their own health, rather than rely on medical providers, pills, injections, or unnecessary surgeries. Mike’s combination of movement based strategies and manual therapy skills form the baseline of what it means to receive “The Big League Treatment”. He uses a mix of Active Release Technique®, joint mobilizations, muscle energy techniques to remove restrictions that are responsible for the pain and disfunction. Once the restrictions have been removed, the tissues realigned and the function restored its time for the strength and conditioning component to play its part. Not only will the Big League treatment eliminate pain and restore function – we’ll do so while you work at being the athlete you were, are or aspire to be!
Mike has had the opportunity to work with and consult on rehabilitation and strength & conditioning programs for the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Broadway performers, as well as other professional, and NCAA athletes. He specializes in orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, Active Release Technique, pain management, and sports medicine.
- University of Scranton, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
- University of Scranton, Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
Certifications and Memberships
- Certified Active Release Technique (ART)
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Member of American Physical Therapy Association
- Member of NSCA
Areas of Interest and Expertise
- Sports Medicine
- Shoulder & Throwing Injuries
- Post-Rehab transitioning
- Performance Enhancement
Provided Services for:
- New York Yankees
- San Francisco Giants
- University of Scranton Athletic Department
- Rock N’ Roll Marathon