About Michael Gabriel

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About me

Michael graduated from Sydney University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2000 and was awarded First Class Honours and the University Medal. Michael’s research on stretching featured in the British Medical Journal.

In 2019, Michael was awarded the title of an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist via the experential pathway. In 2020 completed the requirements of Level 2 ASCA Strength and Conditioning Coach, with his paper on the management of tendinopathies featuring in the Journal of Australian Strength and Conditioning. And in 2021 he was awarded by ESSA the accreditation of High Performance Manager.

Michael first joined Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy in 2001. In 2002 he moved to the UK where he was appointed as a physiotherapist by Fulham FC for three seasons in the English Premier League. On returning to Australia, Michael returned to Jubilee Sports Physiotherapy and has since become a principal at the practice.

Michael has a particular interest in football related injury management. He has been the head physiotherapist and assisted the Sutherland Sharks FC in the NSW NPL1 since 2006. In 2014, Michael was appointed by Football Australia (FA) to facilitate the coverage of the Olyroos (u23s), Young Socceroos (u20s), Joeys (u17s) and Pararoos. More recently, Michael was appointed by the FA as head physiotherapist to the Australian u20s Men’s Football Team (Young Socceroos).

He is a founding and executive committee member of the NSW Football Medicine Association which aims to improve player welfare in all levels of football.

In 2015, Michael was appointed as a physiotherapist by Cricket NSW to provide sports coverage at domestic camps and competitions throughout Australia to their U17/U19 ACT/NSW Country teams.

Michael has particular interest in lumbar spine, pelvis and hip related injuries, as well as in the management and rehabilitation of recalcitrant hamstring injuries. He has extensive experience in muscle energy techniques and re-training functional core control.