Michael Cortese is in his third season serving as athletic trainer for the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team. He also contributed to the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
Cortese is the rehabilitation outpatient supervisor of Bethesda Health Outpatient Rehabilitation in Boynton Beach, Florida.
He completed his undergraduate education at Colorado College in 1984 and became a certified athletic trainer in 1985. He earned his master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy in 1987 and has been a board certified specialist in orthopaedics since 1996.
He has instructed numerous continuing education courses for medical professionals on the shoulder, lower extremities, and orthotic management of the foot. Also, Cortese has worked in professional and amateur sports.