Michael qualified as a physiotherapist with honours in South Africa in 2005. He worked in private practice and with numerous rugby teams until he emigrated to the UK in 2008. Since moving to the UK, Michael has worked in professional football from the Premiership with Tottenham Hotspur FC through to League 2 with Brentford FC, Rotherham United FC and Leyton Orient FC. He has worked and treated elite level footballers from initial injury to return to play.
During his time in the UK he has also set up a private practice treating and rehabbing the general public, weekend warriers and semi professional athletes for all their musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. He is currently completing a Masters in sports and exercise medicine at the University College London.