Mike earned a Master of Physical Therapy from Gannon University in 2003. He began his career as a therapist in an inpatient physical therapy facility and then spent two and a half years as an outpatient facility center manager before founding Hertel & Brown Physical & Aquatic Therapy in 2007.
Mike has several specialties and has also completed additional training in the following areas:
- Fascial Movement Taping (FMT) Level 1 certification (also known as kinesiotaping)
- Certified strength and conditioning specialist
- Vestibular rehabilitation, an exercise-based program designed to help individuals with acute and chronic symptoms of vertigo, dizziness and/or disequilibrium resulting from damage to the vestibular system. Mike’s additional training in the assessment & management of vestibular disorders allows him to help patients reduce symptoms of dizziness as well as improve balance impairments.
- McKenzie Method
- Orthopaedic Manual Therapy with Robert DuVall, PT (Director of SportsMedicine of Atlanta’s credentialed American Physical Therapy Association post professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists)
– “Differential Diagnosis and Medical Screening for all Practice Environments”
– “Direct Access in Action”
– “Lower Extremity and Lumbar Spine Clinical Biomechanics for all Practice Environments”
– “Achieving Optimal Functional Outcomes: Upper Extremity, Cervical and Thoracic
Spine Manual Therapy for all Practice Environments”
- High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust Manipulation of Cervical, Thoracic, Lumber and SI Joint (Spinal Manipulation Institute)
Mike also fulfilled the requirements to earn his Direct Access Certification, which allows him to see patients without a physician referral.