Michael Gardner, ATRI, Ai Chi
Mike received his Aquatic Therapy Certification through the Aquatic Therapy and Rehab Institute (ATRI) and is also Chronic Pain Certified. In addition, he is trained in Ai Chi, water-based total body strengthening and relaxation. In November 2010, Mike will travel to Chicago to complete Pediatric Aquatic Therapy Certification training at ATRI.
Mike works with adults and children facing a variety of challenges to improve function, flexibility and locomotion. He feels that, in addition to producing clinical outcomes, he helps his patients gain something that cannot be measured — confidence.
In addition, outside of Lakeland Regional Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic, Mike coaches minor league baseball for boys, ages nine to 11, and fast-pitch softball for girls, ages 10 to 13. He also served as a captain for an Extreme Kids Olympics fourth grade team through his church.