APA Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
B App Sc (Physio), MMT
Michael Bushell is an APA-Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with over 16 years of clinical experience. Formerly an NRL grade rugby league player, he turned his fitness to triathlon and now distance running.
After graduating from the University of Sydney in 1995, Michael worked in the public health system for 4 years both in Australia and the UK. Upon returning to Sydney in 1999, he entered private physiotherapy practice and during the seasons of 2000 and 2001, he was physiotherapist for the Wests Tigers Rugby League Club. In 2002 he became an associate partner of a busy private practice in the Sutherland Shire regularly working with high level triathletes and distance runners.
In 2009, Michael took the opportunity to return to the UK and accepted an offer to work as an Extended Scope Practitioner (ESP). The ESP role was a highly sought after position specialising in the diagnosis and prognosis of clients’ complex musculoskeletal conditions.
During the latter half of 2010 and all of 2011, Michael successfully completed his Masters Degree in Manual Therapy at The University of Western Australia where he received the prize for top student in the subject of ‘Rehabilitation Science’.
Michael is dedicated to his own health and fitness while enjoying a rigorous routine of running-specific strength training to optimise his own running goals.