Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Matt Sherwood

Dr. Matt Sherwood received his chiropractic training and graduated Magna Cum Laude from National University of Health Sciences in 2009.  While attending National he became interested in functional rehabilitation and began to receive extra training in this area.  He also began taking classes to become a certified Active Release Techniques (ART) practitioner and has been fully certified since 2010.

Since graduation Dr. Sherwood has continued taking courses on musculoskeletal rehabilitation, most notably Dynamic Muscular Stabilization (DNS), and the McKenzie Method.  He enjoys utilizing ART, DNS, and the McKenzie Method, in conjunction with traditional chiropractic care, in the treatment of his patients and finds that this combination leads to the fastest relief of symptoms and prevention of future episodes.

Prior to joining Northwest Indiana Chiropractic Health, Dr. Sherwood spent time treating patients in an integrated chiropractic and physical therapy practice in the Northern suburbs of Chicago as well as a more traditional chiropractic clinic in Northwest Indiana.  This exposed him to a wide variety of diagnostic and treatment methods along with affording him the chance to manage patient care with providers from different fields.

When not in the office Dr. Sherwood enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, and working on projects around the house.  Having grown up in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago and attending the University of Iowa, he enjoys watching the Bears, Blackhawks, Cubs, and Hawkeye football.

Education

  • National University of Health Sciences Doctor of Chiropractic, April 23, 2009
    • Graduated as Salutatorian and Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Iowa, Bachelors of ARt - Psychology and Pre-Chiropractic, August 2005
  • William Raney Harper College, Various Pre-Bachelor Coursework

 CONTINUING EDUCATION

  • Clinical Orthopedics of the Lumbar Spine, 2007, Dr. Matt Kowalski
  • X-ray and MRI with Correlative Anatomy, November 2007, Dr. Michael Fergus and Dr. Evelyn Laptook
  • Core Concepts for Nutritional Medicine, May 2008, Dr. David Brady
  • Head, Neck and Orofacial Rehabilitation, May 2008, Dr. Clayton Skaggs
  • Advanced Cervical Spine Rehab, May 2008, Dr. Donald Murphy
  • Head to Toe Functional Rehabilitation, October 2008, Dr. Clayton Skaggs
  • Rehab of the Lumbar Spine I and II, February and May 2009, Dr. Brett Winchester and Dr. Ryan Van Matre
  • Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity, March 2009, Dr. Michael Leahy
  • McKenzie Part A, NUHS, March and April 2009, Dr. Steven Heffner
  • McKenzie Part B, NUHS, June and July 2009, Dr. Steven Heffner
  • Active Release Technique, Spine, December 2009, Dr. Michael Leahy
  • Active Release Technique,  Lower Extremity, April 2010, Dr. Michael Leahy
  • Mastering the Neurological Exam and Interpreting the Findings, Nov 2010, Dr. Robert Humphreys
  • Active Release Technique, Masters Course, February 2011, Dr. Michael Leahy
  • Motion Palpation Institute, Lumbar Spine and Pelvis Adjustive Technique, May 2011, Dr. Corey Campbell
  • Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity, December 2011, Dr. Michael Leahy
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Research Symposium, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 6.25 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “A” Course, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 20 hours
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization “B” Course, Chicago, October 2013, Various Instructors, 20 hours
  • Active Release Technique, Long Tract Nerve Entrapments, December May 2014, Dr. Sophie Brodeur
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Advanced Skills Course for Orthopedic Conditions, Chicago, June 2014, Petra Valouchova
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Intermediate Course “C”, Chicago, May 2015, Petra Valouchova
  • Active Release Technique, Spine Recert, Chicago, March 2016, Dr. Michael Leahy
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – DNS Sport 2, Chicago, July 2016, Zuzana Susan
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Sports Course 3, Columbus, Oct 2016, Zuzana Susan and Pavel Kolar
  • Active Release Technique, Full Body Recertification, January 2017
  • Neurodynamics Upper Quarter 1, March 2017, Michael Shacklock
  • Neurodynamics Lower Quarter 1, April 2017, Michael Shacklock
  • GRIP Approach Performance Lower Extremity, July 2017, Dr. Bob Newhalfen and Dr. Benjamin Fergus
  • Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT) -- Levels 1 & 2, Milwaukee, September 2017

Upcoming Classes

  • Active Release Technique
  • PRRT Level 3

Certifications & Licensure

  • National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Certification
    • Completion of Parts I, II, III, IV and Physiotherapy by 2009
  • Illinois Professional Licensure
  • Indiana Professional Licensure
  • ART Certified, Upper Extremity, 2009
  • ART Certified, Spine, 2009
  • ART Certified, Lower Extremity, 2010
  • ART Certified, Full Body, 2010
  • ART Masters Course, 2011
  • ART Long Tract Nerve Entrapments, 2014
  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Exercise Trainer (DNSET), Certified 2016

Associations

  • American Chiropractic Chiropractic Association 2009-current

Professional Interests

  • Reading anything and everything relevant to my profession.