Michael J. Wooden, MS, PT, OCS has been a practicing clinician for 38 years, and an instructor in the Division of Physical Therapy since 1982, where his teaching focus is differentiation, diagnosis and treatment of peripheral musculoskeletal disorders. He is a 1971 graduate of Ithaca (New York) College, and a 1981 graduate of St. Augustine University (formerly the Institute of Physical Therapy), where he received his Masters Degree and manual therapy certification in orthopedic physical therapy. In 1990 he received his specialist certification in orthopedics from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.
He is currently the continuing education coordinator for the Georgia Region of Physiotherapy Associates.
Michael has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed scientific articles on various orthopedic topics. He is co-editor of the textbook Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, published by Churchill Livingstone and now in its third edition. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, and Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Practice. He is a member of the Orthopaedic section of the A.P.T.A, previously serving on its research committee and chairing its membership committee.
Originally from New York State, Michael has resided in the Atlanta area for 33 years and has been active in civic, arts and recreational programs. He has done volunteer work for Special Audiences, Inc., the Southern Regional Wheelchair Tennis Championships, community softball, basketball and baseball programs, and the PTA
1981 M.S. Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, St Augustine, FL, USA
1971 B.S. Physical Therapy, Ithaca, NY, USA
Donatelli RA, Wooden MJ: Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 4th Ed. 2010, St. Louis, Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier
Boissonnault W, Badke MB, Wooden MJ, Ekedahl A, Fly K: Patient Outcome Following Rehabilitation for Rotator Cuff Surgery: The Impact of Selected Co-Morbidities. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 37(6):312-19, 2007
Johanson M, Wooden MJ, Catlin PA, Hamard L, Lott K, Romalino R, Stillman T: Effects of stretching of the plantarflexor muscles on static and dynamic ankle dorsiflexion. Physical Therapy in Sport, 7(2):93-100, May, 2006
Russek L, Wooden MJ, Ekedahl S: Attitudes toward standardized data collection. Phys Therapy 77(7):714-729, 1997
Donatelli RA, Wooden MJ, Ekedahl S, Bush A, Wilkes J: Relationship between static and dynamic foot postures in professional baseball players. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 29(6):316-330, 1999
Unger C, Wooden MJ: Effect of foot intrinsic muscle strength training on jump performance. J Strength Conditioning Res 14(4):373-378, 2000
Mitchell UH, Wooden MJ, McKeough DM: The short-term effect of positional distraction. J Manual Manipulative Ther 9(4):213-221, 2001
Donatelli RA, Wooden et al: Open versus closed kinetic chain exercise after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. IKN Exercise Science 6(1):15-21, 1996
Garbalosa J, McLure M, Wooden MJ, Catlin P: The frontal plane relationship of the forefoot to the rearfoot in an asymptomatic population. J Orthop Sports Phys Therapy 20(4):200-206,1994
Johanson M, Donatelli R, Wooden MJ: Effects of three different posting methods on controlling abnormal subtalar joint pronation. Physical Therapy 74(2):149-158, February, 1994
Brown, G, Donatelli R, Wooden MJ, Catlin P: The effect of two different types of foot orthoses on rearfoot mechanics. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 21(5):248-257, 1995.
Awards and Honors
1982: SV Paris Award for proficiency in manual therapy, Institute of Physical Therapy, Atlanta, GA
1990: Orthopedic Specialist Certification, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
1992: BREG Excellence in Research Award, Sports Section, A.P.T.A
1996: Distinguished Service Award, Orthopedic Section, A.P.T.A.
1996: Patricia King Baker Award, outstanding alumnus, St. Augustine University
1998-2004: Presidents Club, Physiotherapy Associates
2000: Orthopedic Specialist Recertification, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
2002: Outstanding Clinical Performance, Physiotherapy Associates
2003: Chairman’s Club, Physiotherapy Associates
2007: Citizen of the Year Award, Physiotherapy Associates
2010: Orthopedic Specialist Recertification, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
2011: Keynote Speaker, Doctor of Physical Therapy program White Coat Ceremony, Emory University School of medicine