Clinical Application of the Pain Paradigm: Challenging the Challenge

Michael Shacklock, DipPhysio, MAppSc, FACP

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 Michael Shacklock

Michael received his graduate qualification at the Auckland School of Physiotherapy, New Zealand, in 1980. He worked in public hospitals in the medical, surgical, paediatrics, orthopaedics, intensive care and burns areas around New Zealand before being employed in private practises, treating spinal and sports injuries in Nelson and Auckland. In 1985 he moved to Adelaide, Australia, working at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and private practises around Adelaide.  He then completed his Masters degree (ManTher) at the University of South Australia in 1993.  He received a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists for his monograph and international best seller text book, Clinical Neurodynamics, Elsevier, Oxford, 2005.  

In addition to his neurodynamics book, he has published two other books, Moving in on Pain (Elsevier) and Biomechanics of the Nervous System: Breig Revisited.  He also authored, co-authored and mentored numerous research projects and articles, commentaries and clinical papers in international peer reviewed journals and is a reviewer for, and is on the International Advisory Board of, Manual Therapy journal, United Kingdom.  His special interests are neurodynamics, pain and musculoskeletal function.