About

Chronic Pain and Injury
Working with Chronic Pain and Injury requires knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Hi I’m Michael

I work with Chronic Pain and Injury, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cardiac Health Conditions. 
I am a certified Yoga Therapist, Post Rehabilitation Specialist, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Personal Trainer in Fort Lauderdale, FL. 

 

My purpose

I’m driven to help people with injuries and chronic conditions feel better, gain strength, and improve balance. Therefore, I work with clients to achieve general fitness and sports performance goals. I do this by creating one-on-one programs that utilize yoga therapy and corrective exercises. I want to build from the ground up, which is why my motto is “Stronger Foundations, Better Results.” 

 

If you’ve struggled with any of these issues, I’d love to work with you. 

You’ve given up working out or playing your favorite sport because of chronic pain and injury.
You struggle with daily functional mobility due to age or injury. 
You suffer from a limiting health condition such as:

 – Alzheimer’s/Dementia

– Parkinson’s

– Multiple Sclerosis

Arthritis

– Cardiac (Post Op, Strokes)

– Spine Health (Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Stenosis, Spinal Fusion, Spondylosis, Degenerative Disc)

– Low Back Pain

– Neck Pain

– Shoulder Pain

– Knee Pain

– Hip Pain

– Fibromyalgia 

– Depression

– Anxiety

Chronic Pain

I’m driven by my own traumatic injury. 

My journey to yoga therapy and corrective exercise began after a serious car accident that left me with chronic pain, PTSD, and depression. Following the accident, I was left with injuries stemming from muscle and postural imbalances. This experience gave me the opportunity to tune into my body and pushed me to pursue alternative paths to healing. From that point on, my eyes were opened to the importance of building strength and flexibility through conscious attention to human anatomy. 
After I became certified as a personal trainer and started to notice that every client faced unique physical challenges. This is why I wanted to understand more about those challenges from a physiological level, so I enrolled in a Corrective Exercise program. Sometime after that, I began to explore Yoga, which I thought of as an important supplement to optimal wellness. I enjoyed the emphasis on connecting mind with body and wanted to incorporate this into my program. 
Today, I utilize every facet of my personal and professional experience to provide responsible one-on-one training. I’ve helped clients achieve life-changing results and I’m so grateful to be able to make a difference. 
 

When I’m not training,

I’m a proud Fort Lauderdale resident and I’m dedicated to giving back in any way I can.  

 

Professional Certifications:

– NASM Certified Personal Trainer
– IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
– Post Rehabilitation Specialist
– NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist
– 500 Hour Certified Yoga Teacher
– Golf Fitness Specialist
– Senior Fitness Specialist
– American Heart Association CPR/AED
 
Syphon Fitness was honored to receive the Thumbtack BEST OF 2015 and THUMBTACK BEST OF 2016  award for the work with personal training and yoga.  Reviews from clients propelled him to the top of the class in Fort Lauderdale.