The Upper Quadrant- $595.00
Sept 23-24th, 2017
Dr. Wood graduated from Fresno State University in 1997 and 1999 with a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy.In 2007 and 2008, he completed his Orthopedic Manual Therapy Residency and Movement Science Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Southern California and became a Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
In 2011, he graduated from the University of South Australia with a Masters in Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy. Part of his training was spent with the Australian Football League’s Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide Power Sports Medicine staff. He was also a sports physiotherapist for the Gaza Eagles Australian Rules Football Club.
In 2012, he began teaching Clinical Neurodynamics for Neurodynamic Solutions. This is an international group of researchers, teachers and clinicians dedicated to the clinical application of the mechanics and physiology of the nervous system as they relate to each other and are integrated into musculoskeletal function.
In 2014, he completed his Ph.D in Anatomy from the Pathology Department in the School of Medicine at Loma Linda University with his dissertation focusing on the histopathology of the nervous system’s contribution to joint pathology. He was also asked to speak at the First World Congress of Orthopaedics in Xi’an, China on Best Practice in Sports Medicine and Clinical Practice.
In 2016, he became an Adjunct Instructor for Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He also joined United States Olympic Team’s Sports Medicine Program where he treated athletes at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center and helped the gold medal winning women’s gymnastics team, men’s gymnastics team and rhythmic gymnastics team on the Kellogg’s Tour of Gymnastics Champions. He was also asked to partner with Neuro Tour and Napa Regional Dance Company where he continues to help touring performing artists as well as local dancers. In 2016 he was asked to return to the World Congress of Orthopaedics in Seoul, South Korea, as the co-chair of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy section to discuss Best Practice in Sports Medicine.
Dr. Wood has taught in doctoral physical therapy and sports medicine programs as an assistant professor, adjunct faculty and clinical instructor. He continues to consult with doctoral physical therapy programs around the nation for their accreditation. He currently owns his own practice, Sports & Orthopaedic Physiotherapy in Napa Valley, California and is working on his certification in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization with the Prague School of Rehabilitation.
These practical hands-on courses take the therapist from the old concepts of neural tension to a new concept of neurodynamics. Shacklock’s neurodynamic concept is presented clearly and methodically and offers the clinician new techniques for diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal problems with a neural component. The Shacklock concept helps the therapist select and perform new diagnostic and treatment techniques without provoking symptoms and progresses from the highly restricted patient to the athlete. These are illustrated with practical demonstrations and real-time imaging videos of neural movement techniques, collected exclusively by Michael Shacklock and the Neurodynamic Solutions (NDS) faculty.
Key features of the courses include:
- Lab/practical sessions with demonstrations and practicing of techniques
- New neural testing and treatment techniques
- New systematic diagnosis and treatment approach
- Integration of neural techniques with the musculoskeletal system
- Systematic progressions from low to high levels of performance
- Scientifically support with evidence-based research and real-time videos of nerve movement
- The concept of neurodynamics
- Neurodynamic sequencing
- Effect of bilateral neurodynamic testing on neurodynamics – SLR and upper limb neurodynamic tests
- Neuropathodynamics – expanding the boundaries and classification of different dysfunctions
- Neurodynamic testing – MNT1, MNT2, RNT, UNT, RSNT and sensitisation
- Planning the physical examination – how not to provoke pain but still treat the neurodynamic component. How to sensitise the examination and treatment for hidden neurodynamic problems, level 1,2 and type 3a, 3b, 3c and 3d examinations
- Diagnosis of neurodynamic tests – differentiating neural tissue from neuromusculoskeletal tissues, establishing what is normal and abnormal
- Classification and diagnosis of specific dysfunctions – sliding dysfunction, tension dysfunction, pathophysiological dysfunction, mechanosensitivity dysfunction, mechanical interface dysfunctions, hyperactivity protective muscle dysfunction, innervated tissue dysfunctions
- Method of treatment – system of technique progression, hypersensitivity problems, hidden neural component and sensitised examination
- Treatment progressions – cervical nerve root foraminal opening and closing dysfunctions, neural tension dysfunction, combined neural tension, and reduced closing dysfunctions (level/type 3c), thoracic outlet syndrome treatment combinations, medial and lateral elbow pain, carpal tunnel syndrome. Neural tension dysfunction, specific neural sliding dysfunctions