Benjamin Boyd PT, DPTSc, OCS
Language: English, Region: United States of America
Courses: Mobilisation of the Neuroimmune System, Explain Pain
Ben is currently an Associate Professor at Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, California, where he primarily teaches in the Musculoskeletal Patient/Client Management and Capstone course series. He has been teaching courses on peripheral nervous system anatomy, biomechanics, clinical evaluation and intervention since 2004 and he joined the NOI US teaching faculty in 2013.
Ben originally graduated from the joint program at the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University (UCSF/SFSU) with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2002, returning in 2008 to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy Science degree. He has worked as an outpatient Physical Therapist in multiple practice settings within the San Francisco Bay Area, seeing patients with a variety of neuromusculoskeletal complaints. He is particularly interested in ongoing, persistent pain. He received certification as an Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008.
Ben’s research involves examination of the peripheral nervous system and intervention strategies for neuropathic pain, including the effects of Diabetes Mellitus on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system and the impact on movement. His most recent research endeavour is leading a team exploring the influence of breast cancer treatments on the mechanosensitivity of the nervous system as well as alterations in body image and perception.
Ben grew up in the East Bay and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events, and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.
“Great speaker, very knowledgeable about the course material and evidence-based on other areas. Was able to answer participants questions well.”
“Excellent, knowledgeable, experienced instructor who is very approachable and thoughtful when answering questions in the class. Great job!”
“Ben was a fantastic presenter. He was very personable and approachable, answering questions in a helpful and discussion based manner.”
“Ben is an excellent clinical educator. Really appreciated watching him work with the group and pitching things to various levels for the different participants. Great to see adult learning in action”