Mike is the Owner and President of Leading Edge Physical Therapy with over 15 years of experience, and he is a Licensed Physical Therapist with over 19 years of experience. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Exercise and Sports Medicine, and also a Bachelor of Physical Therapy. He has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1996. He was clinical instructor of the year in 2010 for Polk State College, and he is Back to Golf Certified. Daily, Mike casts visions for Leading Edge Physical Therapy, he evaluates and treats muscular-skeletal dysfunction, continually trains and motivates staff, and “creates chaos and mayhem for Michelle and Debbie to fix.” Mike brings a myriad of attributes to the table including but not limited to: a passion to help people with their physical needs, a desire to encourage people to better themselves both personally and professionally, and he brings a desire to encourage people to seek God and express it in a safe environment. He wishes to continue growing the business through staff training, promoting the integration of robotics in physical therapy, and sometime in the future he would like to build his own robot. His choice to become a physical therapist originates from his mother-in-law believing that he would make a good physical therapist. Some of the reasons that Mike enjoys his work are: he can have fun and do meaningful work at the same time; his favorite part of work is enjoying the busy times-“smoking busy”- and people are laughing and carrying on with our patients.
Mike has a wonderful family consisting of his wife Delta, who he has been married to for over 28 years. Together they have two daughters-Heather and Juliana. In his free time he enjoys (to quote him) “playing golf, walking while playing golf, riding a cart while playing golf…” J. He likes to exercise, workout with weights, and walk Lake Hollingsworth. He also enjoys traveling and getting to play golf while traveling. Mike enjoys sports and his favorite teams include the Florida Gators, the Washington Redskins, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Some passages that Mike lives by are:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path. –Proverbs 3:5-6
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.” –Theodore Roosevelt