Expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Ryan Wood brings more than a decade of experience in the treatment of musculoskeletal and athletic injuries. He is board certified by the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine and specializes in regenerative orthopedics. He is also board certified in musculoskeletal medicine by the Oregon Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
At Oregon Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Wood provides an integrated, holistic approach to the treatment of musculoskeletal disease and sports medicine injuries. He has extensive experience in regenerative injection procedures, including prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma, and adult adipose derived stem cell therapies. He provides expert management and treatment of sports related injuries, degenerative joint diseases, complex spinal conditions including disk derangement, degenerative disc disease, spondylosis of the spine, and concussion and traumatic brain injuries.
Dr. Wood employs dietary, hormonal, and nutritional medical therapies and builds the core strength of his patients through specific exercise modifications, physical rehabilitation, as well as primary care and internal medicine.
Dr. Wood earned his Bachelor’s in Human Physiology from Michigan State University, and his Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine from National University of Health Sciences, Lombard Illinois. He received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He completed the Internal Medicine and Orthopedics Integrated Medicine Clerkship at Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, where he attended rotations in Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery.
In his prior career, Dr. Wood lived and worked in Livingston, Montana where he built a multidisciplinary chiropractic care practice focused on the treatment of chronic degenerative diseases of the spine and extremities, sports related injuries and chronic pain. He also worked as part of an integrated team that provided pain management at the Oncology center at Community Medical Centers in Missoula, MT.
In 2011, Dr. Wood moved to Portland, Oregon to broaden his education at the National University of Natural Medicine. There, he focused on acquiring skills in regenerative orthopedics and men’s health, which led him to study under Dr. Noel Peterson, one of the leading pioneers in the field. In May 2015, Dr. Wood joined the team here at Oregon Regenerative Medicine, adding his experience and expertise in orthopedic medicine to the care of our patients.
American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. www.aaomed.org
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, www.naturopathic.org
Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, www.oanp.org
American Chiropractic Association, www.acatoday.org
Oregon Chiropractic Association, www.oregonchiroassoc.com
National University of Natural Medicine, 2015, Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine www.nunm.edu
National University of Health Sciences, 12/2006, Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine www.nuhs.edu
Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 6/2006-8/2006– Internal Medicine and Orthopedics Integrated Medicine Clerkship
National University of Health Sciences, postgraduate department, Applied Kinesiology 100-hour series
National University of Health Sciences, 6/2005, Meridian Therapy – Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
National University of Health Sciences, 12/2004, Bachelor of Science, Human Biology
Michigan State University, 5/2002, Bachelor of Science, Human Physiology www.msu.edu
Post Graduate Continuing Education:
Regenerative Injection Therapies: AOAPRM – Naples Florida, 2015 Foundations and science of Prolotherapy. www.aoaprm.org
SIBO mentorship: NUNM – Portland Oregon, 2015: Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth and IBS. www.sibocenter.com
Cox Flexion Decompression: NCNM – Lombard Illinois, 2006 – 2010: Levels I and II with advanced training in disc derangement disorders: Spinal flexion-distraction and decompression adjustment and manipulation.
Kinesiotaping and Sports-taping: NUHS – Lombard Illinois, 2004-2006, Basic through Advanced taping for musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. http://kinesiotaping.com
Graston Technique: NUHS – Lombard Illinois, 2004- 2006, Basic through advanced tool assisted myofascial release. www.grastontechnique.com/home
Dry Needling: NUHS – Lombard Illinois, 2006. Myofascial trigger point needling and intramuscular stimulation for muscle pain related to myofascial pain syndromes.
Applied Kinesiology: NUHS – Lombard Illinois, 2004-2006: Basic 100 hour courses with Dr. David Leaf and Dr. Allan Zatkin.
Hobbies and Activities:
Dr. Wood is a proud father. His daughter Tamsyn Marie, was born in December of 2014. He is an avid outdoorsman who loves to camp and explore Oregon with Tamsyn and their chocolate lab Winston.
After 35 years he continues to play ice hockey weekly and considers ice skates his primary form of transportation. He vacations anywhere there is a place to fly-fish or SCUBA dive and loves to ski, hike, and canoe, and the modification and restoration of classic motorcycles and cars.