Michael Kenihan Entrepreneur | Mentor | Educator

January 31, 2024 Season 3 Episode 56
Michael Kenihan Entrepreneur | Mentor | Educator
Show Notes

Michael comes from a strong medical pedigree, and with his high level of sports participation and associated injuries, developed an early awareness of Physiotherapy, and specifically sports. These were the very early days of sports physiotherapy, there were no post-graduate courses, Cybex had just arrived and mentors were critical. 

After a short period working in a dedicated sports clinic in Adelaide, a new opportunity arose in Melbourne as a clinician and investor in a sports clinic. This pattern repeats several times in Michael's life. Meet someone, be offered a new opportunity, and take it on. Repeat. From clinician to investor, to business manager, owner of single to multiple clinics and then into Stem Cell Therapy and writing a book.

Michael's journey has touched on so many of the possible realms in which a Physiotherapist can move. He shares his thoughts on;

  • taking risks
  • the two common challenges he sees facing practitioners
  • his most out-on-the-limb decision and the outcome of it and 
  • where he sees Physiotherapy heading in the next few years.

You can also watch this interview here.

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Resources Mentioned
The Health Practitioner's Journey

Michael Kenihan is a sports physiotherapist, business manager, administrator, entrepreneur, innovator, teacher and thought leader in the health and sport sectors.
Michael’s experience as the general manager of Australia’s largest allied health network LifeCare Health (now part of the public company Zenitas Ltd,) executive of IPN (a publicly listed general practice network) and creator of the start-up online education company Kalsi P/L, demonstrates his wide-range of interests and abilities.
Michael is now a director, owner and manager at Melbourne Stem Cell Centre and the stem cell laboratory Magellan Stem Cells. Additionally, Michael, with business partner and founder Gareth Adams, has started a technology app R-U-Ontrak to assist individuals track their progress towards a meaningful goal, such as recovery from an injury. The app helps users build a community of support to keep them motivated and tracks activities using progress milestones.
Michael is also a business consultant to allied health practitioners and practices through his business MK Health Business Consulting.


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