Michael Hawkins is an Orthotist specializing in scoliosis and a physical therapist certified in the Schroth Method. Early in Michael’s education, he saw a gap in the conservative treatment of scoliosis and chose to focus his career on advancing this area of the field. He uses his background in physiology and biomechanics, combined with his training in the Schroth method, to provide his scoliosis patients with a holistic approach to treatment. In addition to working with our bracing patients, Michael is a physical therapist, who practices Schroth therapy with select patients. He also oversees joint research studies with George Mason’s Biomedical Bioengineering Department.
Michael received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland, College Park; Masters in Healthcare and Business Administration from Baylor University; and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. He also pursues continuing education courses in the latest in scoliosis treatment, including studying at the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School and at the BUFA seminar under Dr. Manual Rigo in Germany.
Michael is married with two children and enjoys traveling with his family. In his free time, he can be found rock climbing, hiking or playing the occasion round of golf. Michael also volunteers his time to the Chantilly High School Robotics Program.