Mike is the president and co-owner of NWRA. “I am proud of what we have created at NWRA. Our staff includes master clinicians that are exceptional people. It is a pleasure to treat patients alongside them.”
Mike has been the vice-president of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Neurology Section and has been chair of three different special interest groups at a national level. He has been board-certified as a Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy since 1995 and has published over 25 articles on topics ranging from cognitive rehabilitation, stroke, balance, Parkinson’s and health policy. He has been an invited speaker at many universities, national and international venues since 1992, lecturing in nearly every state during this span.
Mike holds the distinction as being the only PT in the US to be recognized with the national award for clinical excellence in two different categories, neurology and geriatrics. Additionally, he has authored over 30 journal articles, and contributed-to or primary authored 6 book chapters. He is a recognized national and international speaker on topics including aging, stroke, motor learning, motivation in rehabilitation, cognition, balance, dizziness, and Parkinson’s Disease, having presented in 48 states and 9 countries. In 2020, Mike presented a TED talk on neuroplasticity that has been viewed by thousands, and he was designated with the highest honor that can be bestowed on a physical therapist – a Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association for lifetime and diverse contributions to the profession in clinical, research and educational fields.
On a personal note, Mike is an avid tennis player, triathlete and marathoner; a father of three, and proud sponsor of many local Salem-area charities with his wife, Diane!
Contact Mike at mike@northwestrehab.com