CERTIFIED NEURO SPECIALIST INSTRUCTORS
OTD, OTR/L, CNS, CBIS, HTC, PAM, SWC, CKTP, CAPS, PWR, LSVT-BIG, AIB
Michael created the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Program at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he specialized in treating neurological and upper extremity conditions. He holds a number of advanced practice certifications in neurological rehabilitation, and has clinical experience in acute care, intensive care, transitional care, inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, and home health occupational therapy.
Michael is the Director of Health Onsite, and currently provides occupational therapy services in Los Angeles. In 2018, Michael won a RAISE Award (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) with the National Stroke Association.
Michael is a former professor at the University of Southern California’s Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy where he won the Penelope Louise Richardson Award for Teaching in 2014. In his role as faculty, he created two courses: The Neurorehabilitation Workshop and Occupation-Based Adult Neurorehabilitation. Additionally, he taught Creativity, Skills, and Activity Analysis; Therapeutic Use of Self; Communication for Effective Practice; The Neuroscience of Behavior; and the Adult Physical Rehabilitation Practice Immersion. Michael currently teaches at West Coast University’s Occupational Therapy Program and teaches Basic Patient Care Skills; Movement Analysis; Occupations in Practice; and Preparatory Methods. Michael won the Occupational Therapy Faculty of the Year Award in 2019, and the inaugural NBCOT Impact Award in 2021.