Michael Smith is a member of the British Osteopathic Association, the largest professional organization of osteopaths in the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of the British School of Osteopathy (founded in 1917 and the oldest and largest osteopathic college in Europe).

He has taught osteopathic technique on the British School of Osteopathy undergraduate course. He has a particular interest in chronic pain conditions (where the patient has suffered with the problem for longer than six months).

In addition, the emerging research on the interaction between the human gut 'microbiome', the immune system, inflammation, and our levels of energy is an area of particular interest.