Michael is a physiotherapist and Professor at the Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University and at the Center for General Practice at Aalborg University. Michael is head of the Research Group “Musculoskeletal Health and Implementation”. The mission of his group is to generate research and conduct implementation research on how to best support people to manage their musculoskeletal health, and stay active, throughout the life span. One day per week he works at Aalborg University hospital where he continues to be closely involved in clinical research and knowledge translation. Michael has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers within the field of sports medicine, physiotherapy and primary care. A special interest is adolescent musculoskeletal health where Prof. Rathleff has led several interventional studies on treatment of Osgood Schlatter and Patellofemoral Pain.