Born in 1960 in Geneva, Dr. Michel Golay is known as one of the best specialists in his field.
After few years spent as a professional footballer playing in the Swiss National League A, Dr. Golay completed his degree in Chiropractic at the renowned SCU School of Health Science between 1984-1988. He then returned to Switzerland to begin his chiropractic career.
During and after his degree, Dr. Golay studied various approaches to health including mainstream medicine, alternative medicine, acupuncture and homeopathy. Since then, he has made it his life's work to set about integrating all these approaches and formulating a scientifically valid method developing whole-body health. He completed a post-graduate degree in micro nutrition at Dijon/Clermont-Ferrand University in 2007, followed by two years of studies in functional neurology in Amsterdam.
During his years of private practice as a Chiropractor, Dr. Golay has worked with many world-class athletes. He attended the Atlanta (1996) and Sydney (2000) Olympic Games as part of the Swiss medical team. He was also part of the Swiss Davis Cup team and the Swiss Federation Cup for many years. Today, he continues his work with professional athletes and currently assist the Serbian Federation Cup team.
In 1997, Dr. Golay set up “Athletica”, a centre located in Geneva specialising in creating physical activity programmes accessible for everyone, from elite athletes to those for whom sport is contraindicated or difficult (for example as a result of cardiovascular disease, diabetes or obesity). His years of experience at Athletica have allowed him to create an innovative system which ensures optimal progress and minimal risk of injury.
Dr. Golay extensive research and study have convinced him of the importance of both intestinal flora and of reptilian (primitive) brain function to maintaining and improving health. The concept of "two brains", each of which contribute to our health, exists in Chinese medicine and has been validated by recent scientific research.
For some years now, Dr. Golay has been a speaker at sport and health conferences in Switzerland and around the world. He is also one of the founders of the Sant"e"scaled programme for children aged from 6-12 years, which is recognized by the canton of Geneva and Health Promotion in Switzerland.
Over 25 years he has been able to fine tune his rehabilitation programmes to enable athletes to return to sport as quickly as possible, and to help his patients suffering from chronic illness to an early recovery. He is currently working towards scientific validation of his method with doctors at the CHU hospital in Geneva.