I grew up in Wyoming, Colorado, and Canada. I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Trainer for over 7 years. I’m also a Licensed Massage Therapist in Nevada, Elite Trainer, and Biomechanics expert who specializes in Neuromuscular Therapy. I worked for the Las Vegas Raiders as their official Soft Tissue Therapist and traveled with them during their 2020/2021 season.
Integrity is very important to me. Doing whats right even if its not popular.
“Faith is not the childish belief in magic, that is ignorance, or even willful blindness. It is instead the realization that the tragic irrationalities of life must be counterbalanced by an equally irrational commitment to the essential goodness of being.”
A few things my patients have to deal with that I want to fix are musculoskeletal pain, good exercise selection, and beliefs that are untrue or harmful to their goals. My role is to provide neuromuscular soft tissue therapy, and elite training to continue and support our patients goals. I enjoy treating hips, shoulders, knees, feet, and biomechanical issues.
Environment matters, the Optimize environment and culture fosters elite therapists and approaches. Everyone who is here loves there job and helping others and each other.
When I’m not at the office I like exercising, pickleball, racquetball, squash, tennis, cycling, hiking, and I am a foodie for sure. I love good shows too so vegas is perfect.
What is George Watching, or Listening to?
- Anime Shows: Demon Slayer, Hunter x Hunter, Attack on Titan
George’s Client Testimonials
“George and Dr Christie are an amazing team that provided me with a holistic and comprehensive treatment plan in healing and injury prevention. George’s personal training experience with a variety of professional athletes including pro football players, gymnasts and contortionists along with his passion in mobility and sports mechanics has been instrumental in crafting a tailored workout and conditioning plan to keep me in top shape for the variety of sports and hobbies I enjoy!“
– M. dS.
“I was referred here by a friend for a hip injury prior a competition and was super nervous about going because places I’ve been to prior do not understand the volume & intensity of training my body is under. However, at Optimize, everyone is super nice and professional from scheduling (Patti) to clinical performance (Zaki & George). Within a few appointments, George found the root cause, got my hip well enough to compete, and Dr. Zaki gave me plenty of homework to help keep the issue away.“
– Jessica Weiss
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with George Michael for almost a year now. He is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable professionals I’ve ever met. He helped me with shoulder and back issues that I had been suffering from for YEARS! No other therapist was able to actually break down WHAT was happening or WHY it was happening in the way George was able to.
He then built a comprehensive recovery plan that we followed through with together and I’m now in better shape physically than I ever have been. And each time I see him, he tells me about something new he is learning or a class he is taking and that assures me that he is constantly up to date with the latest and most accurate information available. 10/10!!! I would HIGHLY recommend George Michael and Optimize PT.“
– Coach Drew