In 2014 Michael  attended the Watson Headache® Institute, Level 1 Foundation Headachemsj Course, and in 2015 attended the 2 day Watson Headache® Institute, Level 2 Consolidation Headache Course titled “The Role of C1-C3 Cervical Afferents in Primary Headache”. Both courses were presented by Dean H Watson, Australian Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. For further information, go to:

In 2017 Michael’s skill and dedication to treating headache and migraine was acknowledged by the Watson Headache® Institute, when he became a Certified Watson Headache® Practitioner.  This was after completing the Level 3 Course run by the Watson Headache® Institute and again presented by Dean Watson.

All 3 courses are based on the Watson Headache® Approach, a protocol for the skilled assessment and management of the upper cervical (neck) spine in headache and migraine conditions. The Watson Headache® Approach is recognised as a scientifically researched method of examination and treatment.

The diagnostic accuracy of the Watson Headache® Approach is unparalleled. It can confirm if disorders in the upper neck are responsible for headache or migraine and determine the exact nature of the disorder as well as which spinal joints are involved. There is no guesswork and no cracking or manipulation. Its unique and powerful feature involves temporary reproduction and resolution (easing) of usual head pain. For further information, go to:

As well as attending the Watson Headache® Approach courses, Michael has been a physiotherapist for over 20 years. He has worked extensively in manual practice and believes strongly in the use of hands on treatment to help reduce pain and sustain recovery.

In his spare time Michael likes to spend time with his wonderful wife and children, goes camping and has a fishing kayak that he regularly uses for exercise (he never seems to catch many fish). He is also keen on the gym, cricket and rugby and likes to spend time with family and friends.