Benjamin Boyd (PT, DPTSc, OCS) 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.
Dr. Boyd 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 orthopedics hospital-based and private practice settings, achieving certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association in 2008. He continues to work in an outpatient, private-practice setting in Emeryville, California, where he sees a variety of patients with neuromusculoskeletal involvement.
Dr. Boyd’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 endeavor 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.
Dr. Boyd grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to enjoy the rich diversity of cultures, foods, events, and outdoor recreational activities that the Bay Area has to offer.
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One major strength of the Explain Pain course is that participants come from many professions so come with an open mind. Reading the Explain Pain book prior to the course would also be ideal [ISBN: 978-0-9750910-0-5].