Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

Mr. Lucido is a 1985 graduate from of University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas with a bachelor’s of science degree in physical therapy and received his doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still’s University in Mesa, AZ in 2011. Michael has over 27 years of orthopedic physical therapy experience with clinical interest and specialization in spinal dysfunction. His early instructors in manual therapy were Robin McKenzie, Freddie Kaltenborn, Erl Pettman, Cliff Fowler and Jim Meadows.

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Spinal Engine to Correct Sacral Dysfunction

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Apr 13, 2019 8:42:17 AM

The manual therapy video below, NAIOMT's faculty member Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT demonstrates spinal engine with the goal of correcting sacral dysfunction. 

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Topics: lumbopelvic spine, manual therapy, NAIOMT, Manual Therapy Videos, sacro-iliac joint

Clinical Reasoning in the Examination of the Pelvic Girdle: The “Load Transfer” Test

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jan 8, 2019 7:39:54 PM

Low back pain continues to be one of the most difficult maladies of the musculoskeletal system in the modern world. The scientific literature tells us LBP is a heterogeneous entity best treated by recognizing the characteristics of this group as subsets. One of these subsets are people who have pain specifically located at or close to the posterior superior iliac spine (PSIS). This location is also known as “pelvic girdle pain” or “sacroiliac joint pain.”

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Topics: treating lumbar spine

Is Yoga and Other Fitness Activities Good for my Spine?

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Sep 1, 2018 10:22:18 AM

On a bi-weekly basis, I am repeatedly asked the same question from my low back pain patients/clients: Is yoga good for my back?” I am sure you would agree this is a multi-factorial issue because we know back pain is not a homogenous group--which leads to the answer “it depends.”

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Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint for Mechanical Dysfunction

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Jul 21, 2018 5:20:00 PM

In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT’s Dallas-based faculty member, Michael Lucido, demonstrates a treatment of the sacroiliac joint for mechanical dysfunction. Let us know if you have any questions at all–we understand that each physical therapist that participates in our programs and courses is unique, so we design our con ed to meet you where you and your skills are at, focusing on clinical reasoning at every step.

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Topics: lumbar spine, lumbopelvic spine, Sacroiliac joint, treating lumbar spine

Evaluation of A Cervicogenic Headache

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on May 31, 2018 4:27:01 PM

Do you see patients experiencing headaches in the clinic? In the manual therapy video below, NAIOMT faculty member Michael Lucido demonstrates how physical therapists can evaluate a patient's suspected cervicogenic headache. 

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Topics: Cervical Spine, manual therapy, cervicogenic headaches, Manual Therapy Videos, Uncategorized, cervical spine evaulation

Two Recommendations a PT Can Make to Effectively Lessen a Patient's Migraine Headache

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Mar 1, 2018 7:52:01 AM

Migraine headaches (MH) affect approximately 15% of the global population and are believed to be due to environmental and genetic factors. Neurologist and Family Practice physicians use a mnemonic device known as POUND to differentiate migraine headaches from other forms of primary headaches:

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Topics: Cervical Spine, cervical spine courses, NAIOMT, cervicogenic headaches, Uncategorized, migraine headaches

Asymmetry of the Human Body: Does it Really Matter?

Posted by Michael Lucido, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT on Feb 23, 2018 8:44:15 AM

In a recent New York Times article, “Short-Track Speedskaters Are Lopsided,” the author notes and interviews several Olympic athletes that can tell they are “off” and out of “balance"--and they notice this more during regular activities of daily life than in their event. The article goes on to highlight these asymmetries are most commonly seen with speedskaters. According to the article, it is common to find that their thighs and glutes are typically larger on the right, while their lower-back muscles maybe more developed on the contralateral side. This finding is common with athletes that always train in one direction or play a sport, such as tennis, that requires unilateral domination.

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Topics: Lumbopelvic Spine, lumbopelvic spine, olympics, short track skating, asymmetry

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