Dr. Michael W. Neely

Chiropractic Physician 

Education

  • Doctor of Chiropractic, Western States Chiropractic College, Portland, Oregon, 2001
  • Bachelors of Science, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1994

 

Certifications

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization – Certified Exercise Trainer, Rehabilitation Prague School, Portland, Oregon, 2016
  • Graston Technique Provider Certified, Therapy Care Resources, Inc., Portland, Oregon, 2006  
  • Zentherapyâ Practitioner, Certified in Zentherapy Bodytherapy and Triggerpoint Anatomy,​ International Zentherapy Institute, Inc., Seattle, Washington, 1994

 

Zentherapy is a synthesis of Rolfing and traditional Japanese bodywork, as taught to the founder of Zentherapy - William Leigh, by Ida Rolf and Tanouye Tenshin Rotaishi, former Archbishop of Daihonzan Chozenji International Zen Dojo. (deceased)

 

Professional Experience

  • Chiropractic Physician, South Sound Pain Relief Clinic, January 2002 – present

Private chiropractic practice with a focus on musculoskeletal disorders.

  • Adjunct Professor of Anatomy & Physiology, St. Martin's University, 2014 - present
  • Educator, Dr. Neely Seminars, Inc., Jan 2012 – present;

           Bodymechanics School AP&P Director 2002-2009

  • Chiropractic Consultant, Washington State Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee, December 2010 – present.
  • Secretary and Board of Directors, West Hartford Group, Inc – BOD, March 2009 – January 2012; Secretary, December, 2010-January 2012.  

 

WHG is a scholarly, clinical practice think tank dedicated to the acquisition of the social, cultural and professional authority for the chiropractic profession where the Doctor of Chiropractic serves a vital role within the mainstream health delivery system as a non-surgical primary spine care provider dedicated to clinical excellence, intellectual honesty, professional integrity, ethical practice and the delivery of patient-centered, patient-safe, evidence-influenced care and best practice. 

 

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chiropractic Association
  • Washington State Chiropractic Association
  • West Hartford Group, Inc.
  • Olympia Regional Spine Group

 

Teaching Experience

  • Professor of Anatomy & Physiology, St. Martin's University, 2014 - present. 
  • Instructor – Dr. Neely Seminars, Inc, wrote and teach Practical Pathology for Bodyworkers, Practical Anatomy for Bodyworkers – Upper Body, and Practical Anatomy for Bodyworkers – Lower Body, Jan 2012-present.
  • Director of Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology, wrote curriculum and taught classes, Bodymechanics School of Myotherapy and Massage, Olympia, Washington, 2002 – 2009.
  • Nutritional Therapist Training Program, Nutritional Therapy Association, Group Leader, October and November, 2003.
  • Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan Goju-ryu Karate-do, Assistant Instructor, Olympia, Washington, 2002 – 2004.
  • Taught classes and held seminars on ornithology, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable forestry as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of Panama, 1995-1997.

 

Publications

  • Practical Pathology for Bodyworkers – Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Disorders: Continuing education seminar book, self-published, April 2012. 
  • Practical Anatomy for Bodyworkers – Upper Body: Continuing education seminar workbook, self-published, January 2013.
  • Practical Anatomy for Bodyworkers – Lower Body: Continuing education seminar workbook, self-published, May 2014.
  • Occupational Carpal Tunnel Syndrome  – Subcommittee Contributing Author, Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee , most recent update 2014.
  • Work-related Mechanical Shoulder Conditions – Subcommittee Contributing Author, Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee , most recent update 2014.
  • Functional Improvement Resource Subcommittee Contributing Author, Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee , most recent update 2014.
  • Work-Related Epicondylitis – Subcommittee Contributing Author, Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee , most recent update 2014.
  • Active Rehabilitation of Work-Related Low Back Conditions – Subcommittee Contributing Author, Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee , most recent update 2014.

 

Professional and Community Service Lectures

  • St. Peters Hospital Family Practice Residency Training - General presentation on chiropractic, 2007.   
  • The Evergreen State College, Approaches to Healing Class – General presentation on chiropractic, 2004, 2010, 2012.
  • Capital High School, Career Development Day – physical medicine healthcare professions discussion, 2010. 
  • Timberline High School, Career Day – General presentation on chiropractic, 2010.
  • New Market Skills High School – General presentation on chiropractic, 2006, 2009.
  • North Thurston High School – General presentation on chiropractic, 2003.
  • Peace Corps educational lectures – Olympia, WA 2004, 2006, 2007

 

Foreign Languages

  • Spanish, Hold a language proficiency rating of “Advanced” for the Spanish language in the ETS/ ACTFL language fluency rating system.

 

Other Experience and Honors

  • Peace Corps Agro-forestry Volunteer, Republic of Panama, 1995-97.

Taught sustainable agriculture and sustainable forestry practices.

  • Volunteer Field Ornithologist, Republic of Panama, 1995-97.

Worked on the Important Bird Areas of Panama project, run jointly through the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the Panama Audubon Society, 1995-97. Designed and ran expeditions to document bird populations in remote areas of Panama under the consultation of Dr. George Angher of STRI.

  • Combat Engineer, United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR), 1987-1993.
    • National Defense Medal, USMC service, Persian Gulf War, 1991.

 

Personal
  • Shodan(Black Belt), Sho-Rei-Shobu-Kan Goju Ryu Karate-do, Olympia, WA, 2002.
  • Sankyu(Brown Belt) Butokukan Karate, Olympia, WA, 1993.
  • Two daughters, Alexis and Tahlia.
  • Residence in Olympia, WA.
  • Hobbies/interests – naturalist, small-scale farming, outdoor pursuits, martial arts

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Contact Details

South Sound Pain Relief Clinic

2411 Pacific Ave SE, Flr 1

Olympia, WA 98501

Ph: 360-943-2940

Fax: 888-381-3726

doctorneely@southsoundprc.com

Office Hours

Dr. Neely's Clinic Hours

Tues

9:00am - 4:30pm

Wed

9:00am - 6:00pm

Thurs

9:00- 6:00pm

Fri

9:00am - 4:30pm

 

 

 

Insurance

Dr. Neely is a preferred providers with most of the major insurance providers in this area, some of which include:

Regence, Uniform, Premera Blue Cross, First Choice,, and more.

 

Other types of cases we work with include: auto accident/ PIP claims, Labor and Industries/ Workers Compensation Claims.

 

Please call to ask if you have a question regarding coverage.

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