Michael received his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychobiology from Albright College (Reading, PA) in 1996. While at Albright Michael had the opportunity to compete as a pitcher for the Albright Lions earning Pre-Season All American Honors and co-captaining the Lions during both his Junior and Senior seasons. After sustaining a shoulder injury his senior year, Michael’s interest in sports injuries developed.
In 2001 Michael received his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Notre Dame College (Manchester, NH) and began his career as a Research Physical Therapist, at the esteemed Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma (NISMAT) at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. NISMAT was named after the late James A. Nicholas who was the founder and Director until 2006.
The philosophies of care at NISMAT are based from the broad philosophies underpinned Dr. Nicholas’s approach to sports medicine: the “seven Ps” and the concept of linkage. The seven Ps refer to performer, performance, pathology, practitioner, prescription, practice, and prevention.
While at the Institute, Michael had the opportunity to publish multiple peer-reviewed research studies in the area of sports medicine; including several in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Michael has over 30 published abstracts for various medical conferences, co-authored two book chapters, publish multiple non-peer reviewed articles, he authored a home study chapter on “Rehab following a Bankart Repair”, and Edited “Prevention of Sports Injuries” a Home Study Course for the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Michael most recently authored a chapter in the recent study guide for Sports Certified Specialist by the Sports Physical Therapy Section. Michael is past Chairman for the Shoulder Special Interest Group of the Sports Physical Therapy Section. Michael furthered his education by finishing his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, NH) in 2006 and received his Board Certification as a Sports Certified Specialist by the APTA in 2012.
Today Michael remains a Research Consultant for the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine & Athletic Trauma and has brought his knowledge, experience and philosophies from NISMAT to his private practice, Mullaney & Associates Physical Therapy, LLC in Matawan, NJ.