Michael Louis Kuchera, D.O., FAAO., FNAOME

Professor, Department of OMM, Marian University – College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Born in 1955, Kirksville, Missouri.

 

PRE-DOCTORAL EDUCATION

Bettendorf High School; Bettendorf, Iowa 1969-1973: Graduated with highest honors (top 1%).
 

Iowa State University, College of Science & Humanities; Ames, Iowa 1973-1976 

   - BA (1976  – Honors in History with Thesis); 
  - BS (1976 – Zoology).
 

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine; Kirksville, Missouri 1976-1980 

  - DO (1980 – Doctor of Osteopathy) 
 

POST-GRADUATE (NON-CME) TRAINING

Richmond Heights General Hospital in Richmond Heights, Ohio; Internship 1980-81
Clinical EMG Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH 1981-82
Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellowship; Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens) / New York Institute of Technology (Old Westbury) / AOA 2000-2001 
Ohio University (Health Policy coursework credit towards MPH; Athens OH), 2000-2001
University of Eastern Finland (formerly Kuopio University; Kuopio Finland); PhD program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (current candidate, anticipated 2017)
 

SELECTED ACTIVITIES - PROFESSIONAL

Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MU-COM): Sept 1, 2012 - Current.
 

   - MU-COM Positions:  Chairperson, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Sept 2012 - Dec 2014; Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine 2012-current
   - MU-COM Committees: Vice-Chairperson of the MU-COM Faculty Association (2012-2014); Chairperson of the MU-COM Appointments, Promotion & Tenure (AP&T) Committee (Chair 2012-17; Member 2012-current); COM Leadership Team (2012-2014); Assessment Committee (2013-current); Research and Graduate Studies Committee (2013-2016).
 
  -  Departmental Teaching at MU-COM: Course Coordinator for MED 616, 626, 716 & 726 (OPP 1-2-3-4 planning, scheduling & assessment; 2012-2015);  MED 616, 626 (annually approximately 16 lecture hours & 80 lab hours per course) 2013-2014; MED 716 (approximately 10 hours of lecture and 20 hours of lab) 2014-2015; MED 616/626/716/ 726/1002 (OMM-related lectures annually approximately 20 hours of lecture and 200 hours of lab - 2015-current); Course coordinator for MED 716 & 726 (2017-- current).
 
  -  Non-Departmental Teaching at MU-COM:  2013 MED 615 (Intro to Clinical Medicine small group & physical exam labs = 40 hours); Osteopathic Considerations integration lectures in most other systems courses at MUCOM (Neurosciences, Pulmonary, Reproductive, Behavioral Sciences, Aging, EENT, etc  averaging 10 hours / year, 2013-current); MED 615 (Physical Exam skills small group leader approximately 4 hours per week) 2016-2017)
   St. Clare Center for Holistic Health Program (MU); Interprofessional Steering Committee (2013-2016).
 

Community Family Medicine Residency 

   - Teaching at Speedway Clinic (Westview/Community Health) representing  MU-COM:  clinic mentorship for FP residents (2-4 hours/week) 2013-2014; Lecture-Lab for Family Medicine residents & rotating year 3-4 osteopathic medical students (2 hours /month) 2013-2016.
 
 

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM): July 1, 2002 – August 31, 2012.
 

   - Teaching at PCOM:  OMM lecture scheduling = 80 lecture contact hours annually for years 1-2-3 & 240 contact hours of laboratory teaching to years 1-2; an additional average of 12-15 contact hrs/yr lecture/labs to MEDNet interns &  residents.
- PCOM Positions:  Tenured Professor & Director of OMM Research, Department OMM (2002-12); Director, Human Performance & Biomechanics Lab (2003-12); Clinical Director, Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging (2005-12); Research Mentor, MS in Biomedical Sciences (2003-13); Masters Degree Program Coordinator; DO/MS in Biomed Sci – Neuromusculoskeletal Track (2007-12); NMM/OMM Residency Co-Director (2007-11); PCOM Student Osteopathic Medical Association, Faculty sponsor (2004-12); PCOM International MD Tutorial Series in NMS sciences (2003-current).
 
  - PCOM Committees: Research Committee; SeekHealth Wellness Program Coordinator; Mason W. Pressley Award Selection Committee; Learning Resources Committee; Inter-Institutional Conjoint Task Force for Collaborative Center (PCOM-UMDNJ)
 

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) – now A.T. Still University (ATSU-KCOM):    July 13, 1981 – July 31, 2002.

 
  -  Teaching @ KCOM: 1981-1997 & 2000-2002; OMM Departmental involvement consisted of coordinating 6-7 quarters of academic content totaling 280-320 curricular hours annually.  Personal annual teaching load at KCOM averaged 30 contact hours of lectures and 160 contact hours of laboratory teaching osteopathic theory, its application, and osteopathic manipulative technique. 1997-2000; KCOM OMM Departmental curricular load as KCOM Dean was significantly reduced to about 30 curricular contact hours total presented face-to-face annually. Maintained several hundred hours/year representing KCOM on regional, state, national and international meetings and significant KCOM CME to alumni. 
 
  - KCOM Primary Leadership Roles: Chairperson of OMM Department 1987-1998; Associate Dean (or Vice President) of International Osteopathic Education & Research 2000-2002; Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean 1998-2000
  - Academic Rank:  Department of Osteopathic Theory and Methods/OMM – Full Professor (1992-2002); Associate Professor (1988-1992); Tenure (1987; Life tenure 1998); Assistant Professor (1983-1988); Instructor, 1981-1983
  - Administrative Title(s): Associate Dean, International Osteopathic Education & Research (Jan-July 2002); Vice President, International Osteopathic Education (Oct 2000 –Dec 2001); Division Chief, Neuromusculoskeletal (OMM – PM&R) Division (Oct 2001 – July 2002); Associate Dean, Osteopathic Research (Aug 2000  - Aug 200); Interim Vice President, International Osteopathic Education, Aug-Oct 2000);Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean (Sept 1998-Aug 2000); Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean (Feb-Sept 1998); Chairman, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (1988-1998); Acting Chairman, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (1987-88).
 
  - KCOM Awards: (1984) Gutensohn Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching (students); (1985) AT Still Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching (faculty); (1992) Scott Memorial Lecturer: Centennial Founder's Day; (2002) AT Still Distinguished Education, Leadership, and Service Award; 2011 - ATSU Still-Well Distinguished Achievement & Advocacy Award.
 
  - Other Leadership: Coordinator OTM Teaching Fellowship 1985-97; Coordinator Yr 1-2 OTM curriculum 1985-97; OMM Residency Co-Director 1990-98; FP-OMM Residency Co-Director1997-98; KCOM Founder's Day CME Director 1985-2000; Exec Comm of Faculty 1996-2000; President’s Cabinet 1998-2000; Dean’s Organizational Cabinet 1998-2000; Long-Range Plan Administrative Team; Educational Plan Chair; SOMA Faculty sponsor 1999-2002; Still-Well Committee & Medical Co-Director 1994-2002.
 
  - Other KCOM Committees: Admissions (Chair 1998-2000); Pre-Admission; Graduate Medical Education (MSc in Biomedical Science); Long-Range Planning; Test Planning; Accreditation; CME Planning; Assessment; Staff & Faculty Development; Institutional Review Board; Founders’ Day; Graduation Planning; Convocation for the 2nd Century; Library Resource; Computer; Computer Networking; Information Technologies; Information Commons Development; Strategic Initiatives Implementation; Professors' and Chairs' Committee For Honorary Degrees; Administrative Search Committees; Mentorship & Research Development;  Course Coordinators’; Research Direction Think Tank; A.T. Still Research Institute, Founding Administrative Team Center for Osteopathic Manual Medicine research; Three (3) Curriculum Revision Task Forces.
 
  - Northeast Missouri Regional Medical Center & OPTI Roles – OMM Hospital Specialty Department 1988-2002; Osteopathic Post-Doctoral Training Institution of KCOM (OPTIK) Administrative Committee 1998-2002; OPTIK Manager, Elected 1998-2000; Research Coordinator, Elected 2000-2002; OPTI Accreditation Site Visit manager; OMM Residency Program (KCOM/NMRC); Northeast Regional Medical Center Education Committee member, 1996-2000; (Chair, 1998-2000); Patient Care Committee; Medical Records Committee; Utilization of Osteopathic Methods Committee (Chair 1986-1989; 2001).
 

SELECTED ACTIVITIES - COMMUNITY

Kirksville MO Community Service: 

General Practice (+OMM emphasis)1981-88; NMM/OMM Specialty Practice, Kirksville MO 1988-2002 and Philadelphia PA 2002-12; NE Missouri Institute for Health and Wellness Coordinator 1985-86; NE Missouri Regional Arthritis Center Educational/Research Committees, 1984-98, 2000-02; Conducted/interpreted regional & institutional EMG studies, 1982-99; Kirksville Health Service Foundation Vice President 1990-91; Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association 1980-current; Still National Osteopathic Museum: Patron, 1980-2005; Board of Directors, 1996-99; Trinity Episcopal Church: 1976-2003; Clerk of Vestry, 1982-87, 1990-93.
 

Philadelphia PA Community Service @ PCOM OMM Clinic (2002-2012).

Speedway IN Community Service @ Speedway Family Physicians Clinic:

Specialty practice of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) (2013-2016) .
 

St. Clare Center for Holistic Health Program (2013-2016).

 

SELECTED ACTIVITIES - STATE

State Osteopathic Licenses: 

(Past = Missouri: #DO R5B88, from 7/1/81 and Pennsylvania: #OS012470, from 10/02/02); Indiana #02004171A, from 3/21/13 - current.
 

Missouri Arthritis Advisory Board (appointed by Governor Bond) 1983-2002:

Long Range Planning Committee Chair 1989-94; Board Vice-Chair 1992-93; Board Chair 1994-96; MO Task Force on Arthritis in the Working Years, Chair, 1992-93.
 

Alumni Associations: 

Iowa State University Alumni Association, (life member), 1976-current; Kirksville Osteopathic Alumni Association, 1980-current.
 

State Regional Organizations: 

NE Missouri Osteopathic Association (NEMOA), 1982-2001 (President 1985-86; MAOPS Delegate 1990-93, 1996-99; Missouri House of Delegates for the AOA 1994-1996 (seated alternate & 1997-2000).
 

State Medical Association:

Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA), 2016-17.
 

State Osteopathic Organizations:

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), 1981-2002 (Reference Committee 1993, 1998; Convention Committee 1996-2000; House of Delegates 1996-1999); Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA), 1980-81; Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA), 2002-2012; Indiana Osteopathic Association (IOA), 2013-current
 

SELECTED ACTIVITIES - NATIONAL

American Academy of Osteopathy, 1981-current: 

  - Credentials/Certifications/Awards: American Osteopathic Association (AOBSPOMM): C-SPOMM (#940), FAAO (#114) -- Specialty Board Certified, 1988-current); A.T. Still Medallion of Honor - 2006
  - Memorial Lectureships: Blood Memorial (2009); Northup Memorial (Millennial, 2000); Scott Memorial (Centennial,1992) 
  - Board/Officer:  Board of Governors (1987-current); Board of Trustees (1993-98);  President-elect (1995-96); President (1996-97); Immediate Past-President (1997-98); Foundation for Osteopathic Research & Continuous Education (FORCE): Vice-President 2015-2017; Founding Board Member, 2011-current; 
  - Current Committees: Education Committee  2011-2017; International Affairs Committee 1993-2015 Chair 2009-2015 now International Advisory Council 2016-current (Chairperson ); Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee 1994-current
  - Past Committees: Post-Graduate Standards & Evaluation Committee (1990-2002, Vice-Chair 1991, 1997-2002; Chair 1992-95); AOBSPOMM Nominating Committee (1993);  NMM/OMM (Co-Chair 2006-08, Nominating Committee 1996-2006); Bureau of Experts (1994-2002); College Assistance (1987-93); Undergraduate Academy Committee (Chair 1987-93); Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (KCOM 1976-80; Vice-President 1977-78); Undergraduate AAO (National faculty sponsor 1987-93; KCOM faculty sponsor, 1985-98); Visiting Clinician (AOF funded >12 years, 1988-2002).
 

American Academy of Osteopathic Sports Medicine, 1989-2001

American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians, Fellow (FAADEP), 1990

American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, 1998-2000; 2007-current 

  - Council of Deans: 1998-2000 
  - Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles (ECOP): 1985-98; 2012-2015, Chairman, 1997-98 
  - National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME): 2009-current; Chairman: 2009-10
  - Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators: 2007-current; AACOM Task Forces:  to NBOME (1998); to Form Nationwide Network for Osteopathic Medical Education (1998)
  - Fellowships: National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (Fellow for Teaching & Assessment [Inaugural Fellowship 2009-14; renewed 2014-current]; Fellow for Enduring Educational Works 2013-current; Fellow for Educational Leadership 2014-current).
 

American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AAEM): 1984-1998.

American Back Society: 1992-93 & 2004-10; Board of Directors: 2004-09.

American Osteopathic Association – Bureau/ Council of Research (COR) .

  - Leadership: Bureau of Research (Board, 1994-99); Council on Research (2004-2016; Vice-Chair 2011 & 2014-16); COR Committee on Research Grants (1991-2002; Vice Chair 1991-93; Chair 1993-99, 2005-2016); Outcomes Research Committee (Chair 1994-99;  Special Outcomes Research Chair 1996-97); Osteopathic Research Database Agreement, OMT Net Editorial Board Representative (1997).
  - OMM Database Project (Editorial Board 1997-2001); Int’l Fascial Research Taskforce (Chair 2011).
  - Awards:  Gutensohn-Denslow Award, 2001; Darryl A. Beehler Research Mentor of the Year, 2008.
 

American Osteopathic Association Council/Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education and Affairs/Bureau on International Osteopathic Medicine 

  - Leadership:  BIOMEA/CIOMEA member 1998-2013:  Chair 2000-01; Chair Committee White Papers I-II-III ; Chair PAHO Taskforce (2009-10); Special Consultant 2013-2015.
 

American Osteopathic Association – Other (member since 1977) 

  - Appointed Committees/Task Forces/Editorial Boards: Committee to Enhance OPP/OMT Teaching (1994); JAOA Editorial consultant (1991-current); COR representative serving on the JAOA Editorial Board (2012-2016); Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education Task Force (appointed by President Wm Anderson) & OGME Steering Committee (1994-97); OMT Outcomes Monograph Task Force (1994); International Affairs Ad Hoc Committee (1995-97); AOA International Forum at Convention (Chair 2001); Annual Research Conference at AOA Convention (Co-Chair 2002, 2007).
  - TIPS (Topics in Policy Studies):  Faculty (2015, 2016)
  - Specialty Certification in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine & OMT by the American Osteopathic Association,  (AOBSPOMM) 1988: C-SPOMM (#940); Status: Current & Active.
 

American Society for Clinical Evoked Potentials: 1984-1995

Center for Research in OMM Education (CROMME) @ AT Still University (2013-current)

Cranial Academy: 1978 – current; Certificate of Competency: 1988-current.

  - Board of Trustees: 1996-99; Committees & Taskforces:  Editorial, Electronic Media, Membership, Outcomes Research Task Force, Convention, PRM Research Committee, Research Committee

Foundation for Osteopathic Research & Continuous Education (FORCE): Board 2011-current; Vice-President 2015-current

Institute for Gravitational Strain Pathology, Inc: Consultant 1982-2001; Director 2001-02; Editor. Levitor® Networker 1983-98

National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners

  - Diplomate: (#7073), National Board of Examiners for Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons, 1981 
- Consultant:  Osteopathic Principles & Practice, Part III (2002-06); OPP Parts I-II (Vice-Chair Parts I-II 1985-89; Chair Part II 1990-98); Consultant to Surgery (1990-96); Test Review Committee: (Part II 1991-98; Part III  2003-06); NBOME National Faculty 2013-current.
 

National Levitor® Center (1982-1998; 2001-2002; 2010-2012): Director; Editor; Consultant

Osteopathic Research Center (ORC) at University of North Texas Health Sciences Center.

Boards: External Board of Scientific Counselors, 2006-08; Data & Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) for NCCAM project, A Study of the Efficacy of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (AT grant number 1R21 AT002303-01A2), 2007-2011 .

Sigma Xi International Scientific Fraternity:  1992-2011  

Spine and Surface Topography Study Group (SSTSG): 2013-2015 

Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA)  

  - National life member, 1996-current; KCOM SOMA Faculty Advisor 1999-2002; PCOM SOMA Faculty Advisor, 2004-2012; SOMA Research Faculty Sponsor for individual student projects; 2006-09
 

SELECTED ACTIVITIES - INTERNATIONAL

AAO International Advisory Council (2016-current; chair 2016-current)

formerly AAO International Affairs Committee (1993-2015; chair 2009-2015).

American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (AAOM) (1992-2002;

Board of Directors 1993-2001; Education Committee Chair 1993-98; National Society Delegate to FIMM General Assembly 1996-2002)

AOA Council/Bureau on International Medical Education and Affairs

(Board Member 1998-2013; Special Consultant 2013-current; CIOMEA chair 2000-01; AOA International Forum at AOA Convention, Chair 2001)

Australian Osteopathic Association (Associate Member, 1995-96) 

Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (2007-2015)

Fascial Research Society (founding member, 2012-2015)

International Back Pain Society (1986-93)

International Academy of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (IAMMM):

2005-current; IAMMM Science Board, 2007-2012; Special Topics group 2007-2012; International Journal of Orthopedic Medicine Editorial Board 2007; International Musculoskeletal Medicine Editorial Board 2008-2014.

International Fascia Research Congress:

Comms - 2nd Scientific 2008-09; 3rd Congress Planning 2009-12; 3rd Congress Scientific Co-Chair 2010-11; Core Comm 2010-12; AOA Application Taskforce  4th IFRC 2011-12

International Federation of Musculoskeletal/Manual Medicine (FIMM) 1988-current:

North American representative FIMM General Assembly 1996-2002; US representative delegate to FIMM General Assembly 2003-current; Education Committee 1998-current; Glossary Sub-Committee Chair 2002-2006; FIMM Glossary Taskforce Chair, 2006-current; 2001 FIMM Triennial Scientific & Educational Congress President 1998-2001; FIMM Academy Fellow 2005; Editor, FIMM News Bulletin 2006-current; Editor, The World of Manual Medicine 2016-current; FIMM Executive Committee/Board, 2002-current; Vice President 2002-06; Secretary-General 2006-current
North American Academy of Manipulative Medicine: 1988-92; Board of Councilors 1991-92
 

AWARDS (SELECTED): 

“Living Legacy” Project / Still National Osteopathic Museum (2015)
Fellowship in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators for Educational Leadership (2014 – AACOM FNAOME)  
Fellowship in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators for Teaching/Evaluation (renewed 2014 – AACOM FNAOME)  
Fellowship in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators for Enduring Educational Works (2013 – AACOM FNAOME)  
“Master Educator” (TOPCE - Training Osteopathic Primary Care Educators 2014)
Still-Well Distinguished Achievement and Advocacy Award (2011-ATSU) 
Fellowship in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators for Teaching/Evaluation (2009-AACOM Inaugural Fellowship) 
Harold A. Blood Memorial Lecturer (2009-AAO) 
Darryl A. Beehler Research Mentor of the Year (2008-AOF) 
A.T. Still Medallion of Honor (2006-AAO Highest Award) 
A.T. Still Distinguished Education, Leadership, and Service Award (2002-KCOM) 
Gutensohn-Denslow Award (2001-AOA Bureau of Research Highest Honor) 
Thomas L. Northup Lecturer (2000-AAO) 
SOMA Honorary Life Membership (1996-National SOMA) 
Missouri Osteopathic Medallion of Honor (1995-MAOPS) 
Scott Memorial Lecturer (1992-AAO/KCOM)  
F.A.A.O. Award (1988-AAO) 
A.T. Still Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching (1985-KCOM faculty) 
Max T. Gutensohn Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching (1984-KCOM students)
Stewart Scholarship Award (1980-KCOM administration)
Outstanding Alumnus Award (1976-ISU Quad-Cities Alumni Chapter).
 
 

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTED)

 

5 Books 

1. Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA.  Osteopathic Considerations in HEENT Disorders. Greyden Press; 2012.  (350 pages); Japanese language edn 2014.
2. Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA. Osteopathic Considerations in Systemic Dysfunction (1st, 2nd, 2nd revised, 2nd rerevised edns). KCOM Press 1990-93; Greyden Press 1994; Japanese Lang. edn 2007; Italian Lang. edn 2010. 232pp. 
3. Kuchera WA, Kuchera ML.  Osteopathic Principles in Practice, (1st, 2nd, 2nd revised edns): KCOM Press 1991-93; Greyden Press 1994; Japanese Lang. edn (2005) Tokyo. 701pp. 
4. Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA. Osteopathic History, Philosophy and Somatic Influences in Health and Disease. Greyden Press, 1997. 
5. Kuchera ML. Medical History: Osteopathic Perspectives.  KCOM Press, 1994. 
 

22 Chapters/3 Editions Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine - See also 5 chapters pending for 4th edition).

1. Kuchera ML. Lymphatics approach. In Chila AG (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (3rd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011;786-808. – 2016 Chapter revision submitted for 4th edition
2. Kuchera ML. Postural considerations in osteopathic diagnosis and treatment. In Chila AG (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (3rd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011;437-483.  -- 2016 Chapter revision submitted for 4th edition
3. Kuchera ML. Lower extremities. In Chila AG (ed), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (3rd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011; 602-639.  -- 2016 Chapter revision submitted for 4th edition
4. Kuchera ML. Adult with chronic pain and depression. In Chila AG (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (3rd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011;903-909. 
5. Fossum C, Kuchera ML, Devine WH, Wilson K. Chapman’s Reflexes. In Chila AG (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (3rd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2011;853-865. -- 2016 Chapter revision submitted for 4th edition
6. Scott RA, Kuchera ML, Patterson JJ. Orthopedics. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 2003;477-499. 
7. Kuchera ML. Examination and diagnosis: an introduction. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 2003;566-573. 
8. Kuchera ML, Kappler RE. Considerations of posture and group curves. In Ward RC (ed), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, MD, 2003, pp 580-590. 
9. Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA. Radiographic aspects of the postural study. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 2003;591-602. 
10. Kuchera ML. Postural considerations in coronal, horizontal, and sagittal planes. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 2003;603-632. 
11. Kuchera ML. Lower extremities. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 2003;784-818. 
12. Kuchera ML, McPartland JM. Myofascial trigger points as somatic dysfunction. In Ward RC (ed), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore, MD, 2003;1034-1050. 
13. Kuchera ML, DiGiovanna, Greenman PE. Efficacy and complications. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 2003;1143-1152. 
14. Willman MK, Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA. Radiographic technical aspects of the postural study. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edn), Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 1997;1025-1036. 
15. DiGiovanna E, Kuchera ML, Greenman P. Efficacy and complications. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 1997;1015-1024. 
16. Kuchera ML. Postural considerations in the sagittal plane. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 1997;999-1014. 
17. Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA. Postural considerations in coronal and horizontal planes. In Ward RC (ed), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 1997;983-998. 
18. Kuchera ML, Kuchera WA. General postural considerations. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins: Baltimore MD, 1997;969-978. 
19. Kuchera ML. Travell and Simons' myofascial trigger points. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore MD, 1997;919-934. 
20. Kuchera ML, McPartland J. Introduction to myofascial points. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore MD, 1997;915-918. 
21. Kuchera ML, Goodridge J. Lower extremities. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore MD, 1997;623-660. 
22. Kuchera ML. Examination and diagnosis: an introduction. In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore MD, 1997;511-514.
 

18 Chapters in Other Manual Medicine / Osteopathic Textbooks: 

1. Kuchera ML. Principles for osteopathic treatment.  In Mayer J, Standen C (eds): Textbook of Osteopathic Medicine (2018). Elsevier GmbH: München. pp. 285-301. English edition 978-3-437-55633-3.
2. Kuchera ML. Osteopathische Behandlungsprinzipien.  In Mayer J, Standen C (eds): Mayer J, Standen C (eds): Lehrbuch osteopathische Medizin (2017). Elsevier GmbH: München. pp. 303-320. German edition: 978-3-437-55634-0).  
3. Kuchera ML: Chapter 10. Somatic dysfunction. In Hutson M, Ellis R (eds): Musculoskeletal Medicine (2nd edn). Edinborough: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 92-110. 
4. Kuchera ML:  Chapter 27. Regional somatic dysfunction. In Hutson M, Ellis R (eds): Musculoskeletal Medicine (2nd edn). Edinborough: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 267-311. 
5. Kuchera ML:  Chapter 50. Manual treatment of somatic dysfunction. In Hutson M, Ellis R (eds): Musculoskeletal Medicine (2nd edn). Edinborough: Oxford University Press, 2015, pp. 535-562. 
6. Kuchera ML. The Principles and Practice of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. In Wise CH: Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy: From Art to Evidence. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co, 2015, pp. 55-109.
7. Kuchera ML. An integrated perspective on the differential diagnosis of myofascial points. In Myers HL: Compendium Edition, Clinical Application of Counterstrain. Tucson Osteopathic Medical Association, 2012. 
8. Kuchera ML. Staking out the “high ground:” Thomas L. Northup Lecture, 2000. In King HH (ed): The Northup Book (Vol II): A Memorial Tribute to Thomas L. Northup, DO. Indianapolis IN: American Academy of Osteopathy, 2009, pp. 83-87.
9. Kuchera ML: Chapter 2.3.1 Concepts: Somatic dysfunction. In Hutson M, Ellis R (eds): Musculoskeletal Medicine. Edinborough: Oxford Press, 2005, pp. 27-45. 
10. Kuchera ML:  Chapter 3.3 Regional somatic dysfunction. In Hutson M, Ellis R (eds): Musculoskeletal Medicine. Edinborough: Oxford Press, 2005, pp. 171-216. 
11. Kuchera ML:  Chapter 4.3 Neuromusculoskeletal manual treatment of somatic dysfunction. In Hutson M, Ellis R (eds): Musculoskeletal Medicine. Edinborough: Oxford Press, 2005, pp. 373-398. 
12. Kuchera ML:  Chapter 4. Osteopathic considerations in neurology; In Oken BS (ed): Complementary Therapies in Neurology: An Evidence-Base Approach.  London: Parthenon Publishing, 2004. pp 49-90. 
13. Kuchera ML, Professional and philosophical contributions of Professor I.M. Korr, in King H (ed) Collected Papers of I.M. Korr, Volume II, AAO Yearbook, pp. 30-34, 1997. 
14. Kuchera ML. Treatment of gravitational strain pathophysiology In Vleeming A (ed): Movement, Stability and Low Back Pain: the Essential Role of the Pelvis, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, Chapter 39:477-499, 1997. 
15. Kuchera ML. Osteopathy In: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, pp. 118-127, Carlton Books, 1996. 
16. Gilliar WG, Kuchera ML, Giulianetti DA.  Neurologic Basis of Manual Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America 7(4):693-714, November 1996. 
17. Kuchera ML. Gravitational Stress, Musculoligamentous Strain and Postural Alignment, In Dorman T (ed): Spine: State of the Art Reviews 9(2):463-490, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Medical Publishers, May 1995. 
18. Kuchera ML. Gravitational Strain Pathophysiology: Parts I & II. In Vleeming et al (eds), Low Back Pain: The Integrated Function of the Lumbar Spine and Sacroiliac Joints. Edinburg: European Congress Committee; pp 659-693, 1995. 
 

3 Theses: 

1. Kuchera ML. Case histories 1-15. American Osteopathic Board for FAAO, 1986. 
2. Kuchera ML.  Conservative Management of Symptomatic Spondylolisthesis, (FAAO Thesis) AAO. Dec 1986. 
3. Kuchera ML. The Entrance of the Man-Midwife into Obstetrics of Revolutionary America (History Honors Thesis) ISU Press, 1976. 
 

7 Invited Forewords/Text Reviews: 

1. Kuchera ML. Foreword. In Evans P, Rowane MP. Basic Musculoskeletal Manipulation Skills: The 15-Minute Office Encounter. AAO Press Indianapolis, 2012. 
2. Kuchera ML. Foreword to the English Edition. In Hebgen EU. Visceral Manipulation in Osteopathy. Thieme New York, New York NY, 2011, v. 
3. Kuchera ML. Foreword to the 3rd German Edition. In Hebgen E. Visceral Manipulation in Osteopathy. Georg Thieme Verlag KG, 2010; v. 
4. Kuchera ML. Clinical Application of Counterstrain by Harmon L. Myers, DO [book review]. JAOA 2008;.108(5):267-268. 
5. Kuchera ML. Preface.  Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle (FIMM) Glossary, 2007.
6. Kuchera ML. Foreword. In Stone CA: Visceral and Obstetric Osteopathy. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingston Elsevier, 2007, pp. vii-ix. 
7. Kuchera ML. Foreword. In Marcus A. Foundations for Integrative Musculoskeletal Medicine: An East-West Approach. Berkeley CA: North Atlantic Books, 2004.
 

92 Published Articles/Abstracts: 

1. Hutchinson D, Hines S, Vijayaraghavan N, Sammond A, Metzler-Wilson K, Kuchera ML. Interexaminer reliability study of a standardized myofascial diagnostic technique of the superior thoracic inlet. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies July 2017; 21(3):658-663.
2. Kuchera ML, Barnes P, Airaksinen O.  Research perspectives: cervical palpatory diagnosis & treatment. Proceedings of the 16th FIMM International Scientific Conference in conjunction with the Bulgarian Society of Manual Medicine.  Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle (FIMM): Belgium; Sept 17, 2016.
3. Kuchera ML: The shoulder – manual soft tissue approaches to treat the joint.  Proceedings EFIC 2016: Topical Symposium on Acute and Chronic Joint Pain. AIM Group: Belgium. Sept 21-23, 2016.
4. Barnes PL, Casella FJ, Lai H, Airaksinen O, Kuchera ML. “Considerations for Recommended Treatment Intervals following Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment .” Proceedings of 4th International Fascial Research Congress; 2015. (Presented by Dr. Barnes for the co-investigators as a poster at the 2015 International Fascial Research Congress -- 2nd place).
5. Kuchera ML, Jimenez S, Zahl S, Senour W:  “Catch and Release: Mapping OMM Practical Examinations to Document Domain I Core Competencies.” Proceedings of the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference; 2015.
6. Chun LR, Kuchera ML, Zahl S, Freeman KD: “Early e-Portfolio Development as Part of a Mixed Methods Approach to Evaluate an OMM TA Program.” Proceedings of the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference; 2015.
7. Gebhardt G, Senour W, Kuchera ML: “Enhancing Visual and Palpatory Acuity of Asymmetry Using an iPad Based System.” Proceedings of the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference; 2015. (MLK presented as poster and semi-finalist oral presentation at this annual conference).
8. Siap M, Gebhardt G, Kuchera ML: “Teaching asymmetry assessment: To respect or challenge conventional practices?” Proceedings of the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference; 2015.
9. Nelson J, Barnes P, Stouch B, Kuchera ML. A pilot study comparing two variations of occipitomastoid suture (OMS) release and their effects on blood pressure and pulse rate in pre-hypertensive and hypertensive individuals compared to normotensive controls (abstract).  JAOA 2014;114(1):e3.
10. Barnes PL, Laboy F, Noto-Bell L, Ferencz V, Nelson J, Kuchera ML. A comparative study of cervical hysteresis characteristics after various osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) modalities. J of Bodyworks and Movement Therapies 2013; 17(1):89-94.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.10.004.  (Note judged as “Most Clinically Relevant Abstract” at the 3rd International Fascial Research Congress.)
11. Nelson JH, Lai H, Odutola O, Korsh JU, Frankhouser T, Thomas F, Vardy T, O’Brien S, Yagnik P, Wenzel K, Stoll S, Wallin MT, Stouch B, Kuchera ML. Effects of nonaerobic maximal effort exercise on fatigue and health-related quality of life in deconditioned patients with multiple sclerosis (abst). JAOA 2012; 112(8):530.
12. Lai H, O’Brien S, Yagnik P, Wenzel K, Wallin MT, Stoll S, Kuchera ML, Vargas I, Odutola O, Thomas F, Vardy T, Stouch B.  Analysis of functional status in multiple sclerosis patients after progressive nonaerobic high-intensity maximal effort exercise (MEE). JAOA 2012; 112(8):546.
13. Kuchera ML, Irwin J, Myers NE, Ferencz V, Nelson J. Documenting and comparing frequencies and forces used to perform lymphatic pump OMT manually and with use of a machine. JAOA 2011;111(8):489-490. 
14. Ferencz V, Casella FJ, Nelson J, Klucka G, Myers NE, Vardy TC, Kuchera ML. Using palpatory feedback technology feedback to improve interexaminer reliability. JAOA 2011;111(8):489. 
15. Kuchera ML, Myers NE, Ferencz V, Nelson J, Casella F. Comparing inter-examiner reliability levels when diagnosing male & female innominate dysfunction using a hemi-pelvis compression lateralization test and pelvic landmark levels. Manuelle Medizin. 2010;48: 369. 
16. Kuchera ML, Casella F, Myers NE, Nelson J, Ferencz V. Inter-examiner reliability of an anterior superior iliac spine compression test used to lateralize pelvic somatic dysfunction to the right side or not. Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 370. 
17. Kuchera ML, Casella F, Nelson J, Ferencz V, Myers NE.  Effect of a prior anterior superior iliac spine compression testing on second assessor findings: Implications for inter-examiner reliability testing. Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 369. 
18. Young LH, Hodge LM, Huff J, Schander A, Downey F, Williams A, Jasti D, Howard L, Kuchera ML. The effects of lymphatic pump on nitric oxide (NO) release by real-time measurement in lymphatic thoracic duct and venous blood and nitrite release in venous blood – Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 370. 
19. Barnes PL, Noto-Bell L, Nelson J, Ferencz V, Nicholas A, L. Kuchera ML. A comparative study of cervical hysteresis characteristics after various osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) modalities. Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 369. 
20. Barnes PL, Dilzer E, Aguirre JL, Vinditto M, McAuley D, Kuchera ML. The use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in the enhancement of pulmonary function in an impoverished urban sector of Duran, Ecuador (abstract); JAOA 2010;110(8):447. 
21. Jean NT, Kuchera ML, Williams L, Schoenfeldt B, Vardy T, Dombroski RT.  Manual Medicine (MM) physicians must develop their palpatory skills in order to accurately diagnose somatic dysfunction prior to and during treatment. JAOA 2009;109(1):44-45. 
22. Hammond RL, Alter JR,  Hartman RJ, Jean NT, Williams L, Malka EM, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. A pilot investigation of the types of somatic dysfunctions and tender points associated with temporomandibular joint disorders. JAOA 109(1):40. 
23. Williams L, Alter JR, Jean NT, Hammond RL, Hartman RJ, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. A pilot study comparing facial exercise versus Pulsed Signal Therapy to treat patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ). JAOA 2009;109(1):48. 
24. Overburger R, Hoyt JA, Daghigh F, Bell M, Schoenfeldt B, Bailey J, Kuchera ML. Comparing changes in serum nitric oxide levels and heart rate after Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) using the Dalrymple pedal pump to changes measured after active exercise. JAOA 2009;109(1):41-42. 
25. Bailey J, Hoyt JA, Overburger R, Daghigh F, Bell M, Schoenfeldt B, Kuchera ML. Comparing changes in serum nitric oxide levels and heart rate after Periodic Acceleration Therapy (PAT) using an AT101TM Table to changes measured after active exercise. JAOA 2009;109(1):45. 
26. Cohen V, Prutz T, Vardy T, Kuchera ML. Sensitivity and specificity of an imbalance test performed on a force plate in rested and sleep-deprived sample populations JAOA 2009;109(1):45-46. 
27. Kuchera ML. Applying osteopathic principles to formulate treatment for patients with chronic pain. JAOA 2007(eSuppl); 107(6):ES28-ES38. 
28. Braun M, Kuchera ML, Edwards CP, Jones DE, Borden T, Ondrasik N, Krueger MV. Six etiologies of low back pain found in the U.S. Army (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):328-329.  
29. Kuchera ML, Vardy TC, Yates H, Ripley B, Stouch B, Johnson JC. Prolonged effects of maximal effort exercise (with Valsalva) and osteopathic manipulative treatment in women with multiple sclerosis (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):332-333.  
30. Kuchera ML, Dombroski RT, Vardy T, Thomas F, O’Brien S, Yagnik P, Wenzel K, Stoll S, Stouch S, Wallin MT. Immediate and prolonged effects of a 10-week non-fatiguing maximal effort exercise protocol on strength in deconditioned men and women with multiple sclerosis: A multi-center study (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):342. 
31. Kuchera ML, Dombroski RT, Vardy T, Thomas F, O’Brien S, Yagnik P, Wenzel K, Stoll S, Stouch S, Wallin MT Immediate and prolonged effects of a 10-week maximal effort exercise (with Valsalva) protocol on cognition in men and women with multiple sclerosis: A multi-center study (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):341-342 
32. Drames TR, Tratenberg MA, Yoo L, Stewart P, Vardy T, Dombroski RT, Kuchera ML. Development of an objective instrument and protocol to document two- and one-leg balance with and without visual input (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):342-343 
33. Cohen VA, Kuchera ML, Stewart PA. Influence of customized proprioceptive foot orthotics in posture, balance and pain (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):336-337.
34. Kuchera ML, Jean NT, Schoenfeldt B, Flynn S, Williams L, Vardy T, Dombroski RT. Developing technology and protocols to measure pressure characteristics used by physicians and students for diagnosis and treatment of cervical somatic dysfunction (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):333-334. 
35. Jean NT, Kuchera ML, Williams L, Schoenfeldt B, Vardy T, Dombroski RT. Measuring pressures used by physicians and students for cervical diagnosis of segmental somatic dysfunction using the Iso-TOUCH® Palpation Monitor System (abstract), JAOA 2007;107(8):327-328. 
36. Yahnert JL, Hartman RJ, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. The role of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the treatment of primary fibromyalgia syndrome, JAOA 2006;106(8):472. 
37. Feathers TA, Foley WM, Panzone J, Lyons JB, Yahnert J, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. The effects of OMT on median nerve size and function in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  JAOA 2006;106(8):477. 
38. Foley WM, Kuchera ML. Lyons JB, Panzone J, Yahnert J, Stewart PE.  Effect of OMT on myofascial somatic dysfunction and objective parameters of severity in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  JAOA 2006;106(8):477. 
39. Lyons JB, Foley WM, Panzone J, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML.The use of diagnostic ultrasound for diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome as compared to nerve conduction studies. JAOA 2006;106(8):491. 
40. Feathers TA, Foley WM, Panzone J, Lyons JB, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome to detect response to conservative care.  JAOA 2006;106(8):492. 
41. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML.  Osteopathic evaluation and manipulative treatment in reducing the morbidity of otitis media: A Pilot Study.  JAOA 2006;106(6): 327-334. 
42. Kuchera ML.  High tech for high touch: A preliminary report. The Cranial Letter 59(1):7-9, Feb 2006. 
43. Kuchera ML.  Osteopathic manipulative medicine considerations in chronic pain. JAOA 2005 (Suppl 4);105(9):S29-S36. 
44. Cohen A, Mertz J, Stewart PE, Warner MJ, Kuchera ML. Hysteresis as a measure of ankle dysfunction. JAOA 2005; 105(1):22. 
45. Kuchera ML, Daghigh F. Determination of enhanced Nitric Oxide production using external mechanical stimuli. JAOA 2004;104:344. 
46. Kuchera ML (guest editor), Expanding the evidence-base for manual medicine.  American Back Society Newsletter, p. 1, Summer 2003. 
47. Yates HA, Vardy TC, Kuchera ML, Ripley BD, Johnson JC.  Effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment and concentric and eccentric maximal-effort exercise on women with multiple sclerosis: A pilot study [brief report], JAOA 2002;102(5):267-275. 
48. Yates HA, Vardy TC, Kuchera ML, Ripley BD, Johnson JC. Prolonged effects of maximal effort exercise and osteopathic manipulative treatment on women with multiple sclerosis: a pilot study, Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Australia) 2002;5(1);42-43. 
49. Kuchera ML. Global Alliances: Advancing research and the evidence base, JAOA 2002;102(1):4-7.
50. Kuchera ML. Osteopathic Medicine: Emphasis on Health Rather than Disease, The Advisor 2000;21(1):8-12. 
51. Achor RF, Kuchera ML, Dunworth DA. Cranial dysfunctions in relation to sacrum, ilium, and lumbar dysfunctions in cephalgia and non-cephalgia populations, The Cranial Letter/Cranial Academy 1999;52(2):8-11. 
52. Kuchera ML. Perspectives: an overview of support for osteopathy in the cranial field. AAO Journ 1999; 9(3):25-31. 
53. Kuchera ML. Osteopathic principles and practice/osteopathic manipulative treatment considerations in cephalgia, JAOA Suppl 1998;98(4):14-19. 
54. Kuchera ML. Osteopathy: Setting the standard for the new millennium, AAO Journ 1997;7(1):6-8. 
55. Kuchera ML. Distinctly growing – fulfilling professional needs, AAO Journ 1996;6(4):6-7. 
56. Kuchera ML. Osteopathic research: Whose responsibility? AAO Journ 1996;6(3):6&18. 
57. Kuchera ML. Children of the philosophy 1996 AAO Inaugural Speech, AAO Journal 6(2):6, summer 1996. 
58. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML. Update on osteopathic medical concepts and the lymphatic system. JAOA 96(2):97-100. 
59. Kuchera ML. Patient selection: the Levitor® orthotic device & chronic low back pain, proceedings of the eighth world congress of international society for prosthetics and orthotics (Melbourne, Australia - Apr 2-7, 1995).  
60. Kuchera ML. Gravitational strain pathophysiology & 'unterkreuz' syndrome, Manuelle Medizin 33(2):56, Apr 1995. 
61. Kuchera ML. Addition of pelvic orthosis in modifying objective parameters in chronic low back pain patients, Manuelle Medizin 33(2):46, April 1995.
62. Kuchera ML. Gravitational stress:  an integrating paradigm, submitted as an abstract to Second interdisciplinary world congress on low back pain (LaJolla, California - November 9-11, 1995). 
63. Kuchera ML, Miller K. Postural measurements in degenerative L4 spondylolisthesis. JAOA 1995;95(8):496. 
64. McAdoo J, Kuchera ML. Reliability of cranial rhythmic impulse palpation, JAOA 1995;95(8):491.
65. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML. Efficacy of osteopathic evaluation and manipulative treatment in reducing the morbidity of otitis media in children, JAOA, 1994;94(8):673. 
66. Kuchera ML, Degenhardt B, Heard J, Blackorby E, McAdoo J, Objective measurement of segmental autonomic change, JAOA 1994;94(9):754. 
67. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML. The prevalence of cranial dysfunction in children with a history of otitis media from kindergarten to third grade, JAOA 1994;94(9):754. 
68. Strait BW, Kuchera ML.  Osteopathic manipulation for patients with confirmed mild, modest, and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, JAOA 1994;94(8):673.
69. Kuchera ML. Objective improvement of intrapelvic spatial relationships through reduction of gravitational effects, Presented; Proceedings, 10th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (Las Vegas, Nevada – Feb 18-20, 1993). 
70. Kuchera ML. Chronic low back pain and the diagnosis of gravitational strain, JAOA 1993;93(8):870. 
71. Kuchera ML. Alteration of intrapelvic spatial relationships utilizing an external pelvic orthosis in patients with low back pain, Proceedings, 7th World Congress: International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics. 1992;291. 
72. Kuchera ML, Gitlin RS, Frey-Gitlin K. Aging, lumbar lordosis, and low back pain. JAOA 1992;92(9):1182.
73. Gitlin RS, Kuchera ML, Preston SC. Measurement of cervical range of motion after osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT): a pilot study.  JAOA 1992;92(9):1182.
74. Byrnes TR, Kuchera ML, Guffey JM, Steele KM, Beatty DR, Haman JL, Lockwood MD. Correlation of palpatory findings with visceral disease.  JAOA 1992;92(9):1177. 
75. Lo KS, Kuchera ML, Preston SC, Jackson RW.  Osteopathic manipulative treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome. JAOA 1992;92(9):1177. 
76. Kuchera ML. Osteopathic green: applying the philosophy of A.T. Still. AAO Journal 1992;2(2):7, 27. 
77. Kuchera ML.  More than mud, mules, and manipulation: The Centennial Scott Memorial Lecture. AAO Journal 1992;2(4):24-27. 
78. Kuchera ML, Bemben MG, Preston SC.  Reliability of the Metrecom skeletal analysis system. JAOA 1990;90(8):714. 
79. Kuchera ML, Bemben MG.  Comparison of manual and computerized methods of assessing postural radiographs (abstract). JAOA 1990;90(8):714-715. 
80. Kuchera ML, Barton J. Sagittal plane postural measurements (abstract). JAOA 1990;90(10):932. 
81. Kuchera ML, Barton J. Postural radiographic evaluation of lumbar lordosis. JAOA 1990;90(10):931-932. 
82. Kuchera ML, Bemben MG, Kuchera WA, Piper F. Athletic functional demand and posture. JAOA 1990;90(9):843-844.
83. Kuchera ML, Blackorby E, Heard J. Redesign and construction of a device for objective measurement of segmental autonomic changes in man. JAOA 1990;90(9):844.
84. Bemben MG, Kuchera ML.  Considerations in the development of a physical fitness program for the maintenance of health.  JOSM 1000;4(2):15-18.
85. Bemben MG, Kuchera ML, Bemben DA.  Physiological changes related to aging:  Implications for health and fitness. JOSM 1989;3(3):15-19. 
86. Baumeier JL, Kuchera ML. The effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (CV4 technique) on human plasma beta-endorphin levels, JAOA 1989;89(10):1354-1355. 
87. Kuchera ML, Irvin RE.  Biomechanical considerations in postural realignment. JAOA 1987;87(11):781-782. 
88. Kuchera ML. Postural decompensation in isthmic L5-S1 spondylolisthesis. JAOA 1987;87(11):781.
89. Kuchera ML, Jungmann M. Inclusion of Levitor® Orthotic Device in the management program of refractive low back pain patients. JAOA 1986;86(10):673-674.
90. Kuchera ML.  Aging, postural decompensation, and chronic low back pain. JAOA 1986;86(10):670. 
91. Wilbourn A, Kuchera ML. Segmental innervation of the abductor pollicis brevis muscle as determined by EMG. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1983;56:S196. 
92. Kuchera ML, Wilbourn A. Cutaneous sensory responses with cervical radiculopathies. Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology, 1983;56:S119.
 
 

14 White Papers / Exhibits / Position Papers / Program

1. AAO Postdoctoral Standards & Evaluation Committee chairperson; conceived and constructed white paper plan for expanding the existing 1-year OMM Residency Program to a 2-year program classified as a primary care residency; conceived and authored the blueprint for the OMM “Residency-Plus-One” program (1990-91) 
2. AAO Postdoctoral Standards & Evaluation Committee chairperson; conceived and constructed white paper plan for the Integrated FP/OMM Combined Residency program; worked with FP representative Joseph Stella, DO to author the blueprint for the extended “Integrated FP/OMM Combined Residency” program (1996)
3. AAO Postdoctoral Standards & Evaluation Committee chairperson; conceived/wrote a pilot program as well as pathway prerequisites for allopathic physicians to apply to OMM residencies (1995; approved 1996)
4. The Healer Within. Traveling 2000 ft2 AT Still University museum exhibit (1998-1999):  Consultant/Lead team member for developing theme, concepts, and clinical scripts – exhibit toured USA and Smithsonian Institute. 
5. Council on International Osteopathic Medical Education & Affairs, White Paper I, 2000; Subcommittee Chairperson and author of first draft 
6. Kuchera ML, Communication & Computers in Health Care, Teaching, and Policy.  Paper submitted as part of Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellowship, Oklahoma Session, 2001 
7. Kuchera ML, Position Paper: Osteopathic Physician Reciprocity Between Ontario, Canada & Michigan, USA.  Position paper submitted as capstone of Osteopathic Heritage Health Policy Fellowship, 2001
8. Research synergy task force (including Kuchera ML representing PCOM & FIMM): Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Research: A 21st Century Vision, National OMM Research Synergy White Paper, 2003.
9. Council on International Osteopathic Medical Education & Affairs, White Paper II, 2004; Subcommittee Chairperson and author of first draft 
10. Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education & Affairs, White Paper III, 2007; Subcommittee Chair
11. Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle (FIMM) FIMM Glossary of Manual Medicine Terminology, 2007, Glossary Chairperson
12. Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle (FIMM) executive board’s Position Paper on Osteopathic Practitioners in FIMM; Author of first draft, 2007 – adopted 
13. Bureau on International Osteopathic Medical Education & Affairs, white paper on Guidelines for International Electives and Cultural Competencies for Osteopathic Physicians-In-Training, 2011; Subcommittee editor
14. Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle (FIMM) Publication: Consultant and active writer for Guidelines on Basic Training and Safety in Manual Medicine (2013)
 
17 Research Abstracts Accepted/Presented/Printed While at Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine
1. Barnes P, Casella F, Lai H, Yoha J, Kuchera ML. Documenting quantifiable and reproducible pressures used for manual diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine somatic dysfunction. Proceedings, 9th IAMMM Academy Conference, Rovinj Croatia. Nov 3-4, 2017.  Podium presentation (Barnes) at the 9th International Academy of Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine Conference (IAMMM)
2. Luke RD, Skaletsky MA, Fisher Heath TC, Kuchera ML. Are all OMS-1s’ palpatory skills equal: the bilaterality benefit. Poster Presentation at the 2017 AAO Annual Convocation (Colorado Springs CO).
3. Fisher Heath TC, Skaletsky MA, Luke RD, Kuchera ML. Eye dominance: does it matter? Poster Presentation at the 2017 AAO Annual Convocation (Colorado Springs CO).
4. Kuchera ML: The shoulder – manual soft tissue approaches to treat the joint.  Proceedings, EFIC 2016: Topical Symposium on Acute and Chronic Joint Pain. AIM Group: Belgium. Sept 21-23, 2016. Presented as an invited workshop at the European Pain Federation (EFIC).
5. Kuchera ML, Barnes P, Airaksinen O.  Research perspectives: cervical palpatory diagnosis & treatment. Proceedings of the 16th FIMM International Scientific Conference in conjunction with the Bulgarian Society of Manual Medicine.  Fédération Internationale de Médecine Manuelle (FIMM): Belgium, Sept 17, 2016. Presented as an invited keynote scientific talk for the 16th FIMM triennial International Scientific Conference.
6. Barnes PL, Casella FJ, Lai H, Airaksinen O, Kuchera ML. Considerations for recommended treatment intervals following Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Presented as poster at the 2015 International Fascial Research Congress -- 2nd place.
7. Kuchera ML, Jimenez S, Zahl S, Senour W:  Catch and Release: Mapping OMM practical examinations to document Domain I Core Competencies. Presented as poster at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference.
8. Chun LR, Kuchera ML, Zahl S, Freeman KD: Early e-portfolio development as part of a mixed methods approach to evaluate an OMM TA program. Presented as poster at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference.
9. Gebhardt G, Senour W, Kuchera ML: Enhancing visual and palpatory acuity of asymmetry using an iPad based system. Presented as poster and semi-finalist oral presentation at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference.
10. Siap M, Gebhardt G, Kuchera ML: Teaching asymmetry assessment: To respect or challenge conventional practices? Presented as poster at the Joint AACOM & AODME 2015 Annual Conference.
11. Degenhart BF, Kuchera ML, Gebhardt GP, Heath DM.  Integrating objective measures of asymmetry into the teaching and assessment of osteopathic palpatory examination.  Presented (panel) at the Apr 2014 AACOM Annual Convention.
12. Kuchera ML, Schuster R, Chun LR, Williams D.  Early implementation of a self- and peer- directed learning “thread” to enhance acquisition of Domain I (OPP/OMT) Core Competencies.  Presented (panel) at the Apr 2014 AACOM Annual Convention.
13. Kuchera ML, Schuster M; Chun LR; Dunn L.  Beyond mapping OPP/OMT cognitive, psychomotor and affective exam performance results: correlations with NBOME Domain I Core Competencies.  Poster presented at the Apr 2014 AACOM Annual Convention. 
14. Klucka G, Irwin J, Myers N, Ferencz V, Kuchera ML.  Effect of body weight and percent body fat on force and frequency of Dalrymple pedal lymphatic pump. Poster presentation at 2012 AAO Convocation (student award winning poster)
15. Torrents M, Suarez S, Kuchera ML, Ettlinger H.  Osteopathic manipulative treatment and its role in promotion of weight gain in the newborn pediatric population – a model retrospective study.  Poster presentation at 2012 AAO Convocation (student award winning poster)
16. Kuchera ML, Barnes PL, Casella J, Nelson JH, Yoha J, Vardy T. Documenting pressures used for manual diagnosis and high velocity treatment of cervical spine somatic dysfunction.  Poster and podium presentation at the 3rd International Fascial Research Congress (Vancouver Canada, 2012) 
17. Klucka G, Irwin J, Ferencz V, Myers N, Nelson J, Kuchera ML. Effects of abdominal shape on “abdominal slosh” during Dalrymple pedal pump OMT.  Poster presentation at the 3rd International Fascial Research Congress (Vancouver Canada, 2012)
 

Pending:

Five invited chapters have been submitted to Editor Michael Seffinger for publication in the upcoming 4th edition of Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (anticipated 2018)
1. Kuchera ML. Lymphatics approach. Accepted for Seffinger M (ed): Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine (4th edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
2. Kuchera ML. Postural considerations in osteopathic diagnosis and treatment. Accepted for Seffinger M (ed): Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine (4th edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
3. Kuchera ML. Lower extremities. Accepted for Seffinger M (ed): Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine (4th edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
4. Fossum C, Kuchera ML, Devine WH, Wilson K. Chapman’s Reflexes. Accepted for Seffinger M (ed): Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine (4th edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
5. Kuchera ML, Seffinger M, Boesler D, Connett D. Effectiveness and safety of OMT. To be published in Seffinger M (ed): Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine (4th edn), Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins,
 
 

 

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

1. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association: peer reviewer intermittently since 1991; Council on Research liaison on the JAOA Editorial Board, 2012-2014
2. Levitor Newsletter: editor 1986-1998
3. Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine: 
o First edition of FOM: sub-editor 1997
o Second edition of FOM: sub-editor 2003
o Third edition of FOM:  chapter editor 2008-09 and  regional sub-editor 2008-09
4. Cranial Newsletter: peer reviewer intermittently 2005-08
5. FIMM News Bulletin: editor and author since 2006 – current
6. Journal of Orthopaedic Medicine: editorial board 2007
7. International Musculoskeletal Medicine: journal editorial board 2008-2014
8. World of Manual Medicine: editor (Education; Science: Overview monthly editions) – 2016-current.
 
 

GRANT APPLICATIONS AND RESEARCH AWARDS (Funding)

Student/Resident AOA Research Fellowships (MLK Sponsor): 14 funded of 20 submitted 
1980 AOA/Burroughs-Wellcome Osteopathic Research Fellowship (Kuchera ML), not funded
1985 AOA Research Fellow (Baumeier J): The effect of OMT (CV4) on plasma beta-endorphin levels; funded
1990 AOA Research Fellow (Horn M): Effect of OMT (CV4 technique) on human plasma Growth Hormone, not funded
1990 AOA Research Fellow (Lo KS): Osteopathic manipulative treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome, funded
1990 AOA Research Fellow (Harden DG): Postural considerations in fibromyalgia syndrome, not funded
1990 AOA Research Fellow (Byrnes T): Prospective/Retrospective evaluation of hospital OMT consult findings and viscerosomatic correlations with admission and discharge diagnosis, funded
1992 AOA Research Fellow Allen D): Effects of osteopathic evaluation and treatment on the newborn utilizing a one year follow-up, funded
1992 AOA Research Fellow (Degenhardt B): Efficacy of osteopathic evaluation and manipulation treatment in reducing the morbidity of otitis media in children, funded 
1992 AOA Research Fellow (Gibbs G): The efficacy of OMT of irritable bowel syndrome, not funded
1992 AOA Research Fellow (Achor R): The effects of OMT (CV4 technique) on pituitary gland hormones, not funded
1993 AOA Research Fellow (Strait B): OMT for patients with mild to modest carpal tunnel syndrome, funded
1994 AOA Research Fellow (McAdoo J): Reliability of cranial rhythmic impulse palpation, funded
1996 AOA Research Fellow (Huu E): Osteopathic manipulation for patients with confirmed mild, modest and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome: A follow-up study, funded
2005 AOA Research Fellow (Yahnert J): The role of OMM in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome, funded 
2005 AOA Research Fellow (Braun M): “Six etiologies of low back pain found in the U.S. Army, funded
2006 AOA Research Fellow (Jean N): Measuring pressures used by physicians and students for cervical diagnosis of segmental somatic dysfunction using the Iso-TOUCH® Palpation Monitor System, not funded
2008 AOA Research Fellow (Williams L): Comparing Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to the regular treatment of headaches caused by mild head injury, funded 
2009 AOA Research Fellow (Dilzer E): The use of OMM in the enhancement of pulmonary function in an impoverished urban section of Duran, Ecuador as compared to a population of inner city Philadelphia, not funded 
2010 AOA Research Fellow (Myers N): A pilot study comparing quality of life outcomes relative to nitric oxide (NO) release following administration of OMT or periodic acceleration therapy in subjects with fibromyalgia syndrome, funded
2011 AOA Research Fellow (Nelson J): A pilot study comparing 2 variations of occipitomastoid suture release: Effect on blood pressure & pulse rate in prehypertensive/hypertensive individuals compared to normotensive controls, funded
2012 AOA Research Fellow (Klucka G): Splenic pump vs pedal pump OMT: Efficacy of manipulation improving symptoms & immune system markers, not funded
AOA / Mead Johnson Fellowship (MLK Sponsor): 4 funded of 4 submissions
1990 Mead Johnson Fellow (Lo KS): Osteopathic manipulative treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome, funded
1992 Mead Johnson Fellow (Degenhardt B): The prevalence of cranial dysfunction in children ages five to eight years with otitis media, funded
1992 Mead Johnson Fellow (Allen D): Effects of osteopathic evaluation and treatment of the newborn utilizing a one year follow-up, funded
1993 Mead Johnson Fellow (Strait B): Treating carpal tunnel syndrome patients with OMT, funded
OMT Research: 19 of 21 projects funded/supported (See also AOA/Mead-Johnson Student/Resident Sponsor)
1985:  Warner Research Fund: The effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment (CV4 technique) on plasma beta-endorphin levels, funded
1991:  Cranial Academy: The effect of osteopathic manipulative treatment (CV4 technique) on human plasma growth hormone - funded
1991:  AOA grant: Efficacy of specific osteopathic diagnosis and treatment in the management of low back pain patients with non-physiological sacroiliac somatic dysfunction, funded; funds returned
1991:  AOA grant: Clinical and cost efficacy of an osteopathic approach to restoration of function, ranked, not funded
2003-04:  Commonwealth of Pennsylvania & U.S. Department of Defense, Pilot measurements in establishing a protocol to study the effects of various interventions in persons with ankle dysfunction; funded 
2003-04:  Commonwealth of PA & U.S. Department of Defense; Hysteresis as a Measure of Ankle Function, funded
2004-05:  U.S. Department of Defense; Inter-examiner reliability of diagnosing somatic dysfunction of the major joints of the lower extremity using Osteopathic Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine Techniques (FIMM Protocol), funded
2004-05:  Department of Defense via Neuromuscular Engineering Subcontract (multicenter 4 sites, Overall PI), Efficacy of alternative methods of treatment in ankle sprains: documenting clinical benefits and healing characteristics, funded
2005: Neuromuscular Engineering, Developing technology and protocols to measure pressure characteristics used by physicians and students for palpatory diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment – Equipment placement
2005:  AOA Research Fellowship (Braun M); Six etiologies of low back pain found in the U.S. Army, funded 
2006: AOA Research Fellowship (N Jean), Measuring pressures used by physicians and students for thoracic diagnosis and treatment of segmental somatic dysfunction using the Iso-TOUCH® Palpation Monitor System, funded
2006:  Philadelphia Health Care Trust, Pilot: Gait analysis and quality-of-life of patients with Parkinson Disease (PD) treated with acceleration passive exercise therapy and/or OMT, funded
2007-08:  AOA Research Grant, Documenting mechanics & mechanisms in pedal pump OMT, funded
2007-09:  Charitable lead trust of the Carol Ware Gates Family OMT and/or Periodic Acceleration Therapeutics to improve quality-of-life in fibromyalgia patients, funded
2008: Scientific Imaginetics, Research Protocols Concerning Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance and creation of a translational research program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine – approved, not funded
2008-2011: DoD Sub-Contracts; Imbalance testing performed on a force plate (IsoBALANCE®) in rested and sleep-deprived sample populations, funded
2008-2011: DoD Sub-Contracts; A comparative study of spinal palpation and hysteresis characteristics and response to various Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) modalities, funded
2010-2011: DoD Subcontract: (multicenter collaborative project, overall PI) Documentation of touch: Inter-examiner reliability of osteopathic palpatory diagnosis of somatic dysfunction in various regions; Documentation of Touch: Comparing pressure and hysteresis characteristics used in various osteopathic palpation and treatment procedures of the spine and rib cage, funded
2011-2012: Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging; Exploring the use of intensive osteopathic lymphatic drainage treatment for lower extremity lymphedema in the elderly, funded, funds returned
2011-2012: DoD Subcontract / Bodiflo – Documenting cranial compliance and fluid in conjunction with OMT in healthy and symptomatic subjects, funded
2015-2016: Intra- and inter- examiner reliability of precise finger/thumb placements used in palpatory diagnosis of innominate and pubic somatic dysfunction, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty development grant, funded
Rheumatologic Research: 5 of 8 projects funded 
1985-93:  State of Missouri: Regional Arthritis Center Services, funded 
1990:  AOA Fellowship Grant, Osteopathic and postural considerations in fibromyalgia syndrome, ranked but not funded
1993:  NIH (Alternative Medicine) submission, Osteopathic manipulation and carpal tunnel syndrome, ranked, not funded
1996:  AOA Research Grant, A statewide rheumatologic survey and description of osteopathic contributions, funded
1998: KCOM Strategic Research Fund, OMT versus placebo for the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome, funded
2005:  AOA Research Fellowship, (J Yahnert), The role of OMM in the treatment of fibromyalgia syndrome, funded
2007: Scientific Imaginetics; Research protocols concerning therapeutic magnetic resonance and creation of a translational research program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: FMS, approved, not funded
2007:  Charitable lead trust of the Carol Gates Family, OMT and/or Periodic Acceleration Therapeutics to improve Quality-of-Life in fibromyalgia patients, funded
Posture, Exercise & Biomechanical Research: 12 of 15 projects funded/supported 
1985: American Philanthropic Association; Radiographic pelvic index in assessing postural decompensation, funded
1987: AOA Research Grant; Effects of high functional demand on postural elements in collegiate athletes; funded 
1988: American Philanthropic Association; Reliability of the Metrecom® Skeletal Analysis System and Dynatron 2000 Patient Testing System, funded
1989: National Institute of Health; Demographic relationships to postural decompensation, ranked, not funded; 
1992-93:  AOA Research Grant; Investigating the spinal cord as 'An organizer of disease processes funded 
1993: Professional standards, host factor influences and evaluation of multicenter criteria, not funded; 
1993: AOA Research Grant; Osteopathic treatment protocols for patients with postural decompensation:  not funded; 
2002-04: Department of Defense through Neuromuscular Engineering Subcontract; The effects of progressive maximal effort exercise on deconditioned subjects with multiple sclerosis; Overall PI multicenter (5 sites) funded 
2004: Human Performance & Biomechanics Lab internal grant; Influence of Custom & Non-Custom Foot Orthotics in Posture & Balance, funded
2006: Neuromuscular Engineering; Development of an objective instrument and protocol to document two- and one-leg balance with and without visual input – Equipment placement.
 
2006: SOMA Grant; Measuring pressures used by physicians and students for cervical diagnosis of segmental somatic dysfunction using the Iso-TOUCH® Palpation Monitor System; funded to Nathan Jean (Kuchera Sponsor)
2007-2009: Department of Defense Subcontract: Analysis of two-leg eyes open and closed data in post-trauma military personnel; funded
2009-2011 (12):  AOA Research Grant: High-tech/High-touch translational care for Multiple Sclerosis: integrating OMT, Periodic Acceleration Therapy & Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance with IsoPUMP maximal effort exercise; funded
2011-2012: DoD Subcontract / Bodiflo: Comparing two posterior load carriage placements on center of gravity, balance, posture and perceived comfort in individuals of different body types and fitness levels, funded
2013-2014:  Spine & Surface Topography Study Group Collaborative: Evaluating structure-function effects of spinal loading and somatic dysfunction on spinal curves and postural balance – 4-D Diers Formetric equipment placement
Levitor®-Orthotic Research: Continuous Funding with Subsequent ATSU-KCOM Endowment  
1983 – 1996: Institute for Gravitational Strain Pathology, Inc., National Levitor® Center, 13 years of annual funding offsetting Principal Investigator’s (MLK) salary
1988-93: American Philanthropic Association: Structural and functional alteration in association with one form of conservative lower back pain management: The Levitor® Orthotic Device, funded 
2006: The Prosthetic Foundation (Helsinki Finland). Comparing conservative treatment methods in symptomatic isthmic spondylolisthesis patients: A pilot study, funded (Stadia Polytechnic, Helsinki Finland)
2008-09: Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging:  A multi-center pilot study to evaluate the effect of a pelvic orthotic and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) protocol to reduce the impact of postural decompensation in L5-S1 isthmic spondylolisthesis subjects with chronic, low back pain, funded
Neurodegenerative Disorders &/or Aging: 7 of 10 projects funded/supported 
2003-04:  The Karen & Herbert Lotman Foundation;  A pilot study to establish a protocol to determine the change in nitric oxide (NO) concentrations after treatment with the Accelerated Therapeutic 101 (AT101®) table in normal healthy subjects & patient volunteers, funded
2003-04 DURIP: Segmental circulatory and fluid volume responses of multiple sclerosis patients to IsoPUMP® exercise and core equipment to enhance human performance research & research-related educational objectives, not funded
2003-04 The Philadelphia Health Care Trust; Somatic approaches to persons with chronic degenerative neuromusculoskeletal disorders, funded
2003-04 The Philadelphia Health Care Trust; Effects on quality-of-life of Multiple Sclerosis patients and their caregivers following acceleration therapy (AT101®) and/or OMT, funded/active
2005:  National Institutes of Health, Improving function/quality-of-life in Parkinson Ds: Somatic intervention, not funded
2006-08: The Philadelphia Health Care Trust; Gait analysis of patients with Parkinson Disease treated with acceleration passive exercise therapy, funded
2007-09: Charitable lead trust of the Carol Gates Family, OMT and/or Periodic Acceleration Therapeutics to improve quality-of-life in Fibromyalgia patients, funded
2007-08: Scientific Imaginetics; Research protocols concerning Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance® and creation of a translational research program at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine: MS subsection, approved, not funded
2009-2011: AOA; High-tech/High-touch translational care for multiple sclerosis: Integrating OMT, Periodic Acceleration Therapy & Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance® with IsoPUMP® maximal effort exercise, funded
2011-2012: Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging; Exploring the use of intensive osteopathic lymphatic drainage treatment for lower extremity lymphedema in the elderly, funded, funds returned
Autonomic, Viscerosomatic & Somatic Dysfunction Research: 5 of 8 projects funded/supported
1988 - 1992:  Warner Research Fund: Redesign and construction of a device for objective measurement of segmental autonomic changes in man, funded 
1992:  AOA Research Grant; Investigating the spinal cord as “An organizer of disease processes,” funded
1993:  Warner Research Fund: Effects of OMT (CV-4 Technique) on pituitary gland hormones; not funded
1998:  KCOM Strategic Research Initiative: KCOM/National Somatic Dysfunction Database – funded 
1999: AOA Research Grant: Establishment of an OPTI-wide based database for the study of somatic dysfunction, funded
2007: Scientific Imaginetics; Research protocols concerning therapeutic magnetic resonance and creation of a translational research program at PCOM (subsection – complex regional pain syndrome) – approved, not funded
2011-12: AOA Research Fellowship Grant; A pilot study comparing two variations of occipitomastoid suture (OMS) release and their effects on blood pressure and pulse rate in pre-hypertensive and hypertensive individuals compared to normotensive controls, funded
2013-16: MU-COM / Center for Research in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Education (CROMME) collaboration:  Integrating objective measures of asymmetry into the teaching and assessment of osteopathic palpatory examination - internal funding from MU-COM.
 
Faculty Development / Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS): 2 years funding
1998 – 2000 DHHS: Faculty Development in Family Medicine Grant, funded, Project Director 
 

MENTORSHIP

Abstracts or journal articles published resulting from M. L. Kuchera (bold) serving in the capacity as either sponsor for the mentee’s research or as the primary researcher with significant mentee participation over a period of time; mentee also in bold below:  
 
1. Barnes PL, Casella FJ, Lai H, Airaksinen O, Kuchera ML. Considerations for recommended treatment intervals following Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. Proceedings of 4th International Fascial Research Congress; 2015. (Presented by Dr. Barnes for the co-investigators as a poster at the 2015 International Fascial Research Congress -- 2nd place).
2. Nelson J, Barnes P, Stouch B, Kuchera ML. A pilot study comparing two variations of occipitomastoid suture release and their effects on blood pressure and pulse rate in pre-hypertensive and hypertensive individuals compared to normotensive controls. JAOA 2014;114(1):e3.
3. Barnes PL, Laboy F, Noto-Bell L, Ferencz V, Nelson J, Kuchera ML. A comparative study of cervical hysteresis characteristics after various osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) modalities. J of Bodyworks and Movement Therapies 2013; 17(1):89-94.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbmt.2012.10.004 .  (Note judged as “Most Clinically Relevant Abstract” at the 3rd International Fascial Research Congress.)
4. Nelson JH, Lai H, Odutola O, Korsh JU, Frankhouser T, Thomas F, Vardy T, O’Brien S, Yagnik P, Wenzel K, Stoll S, Wallin MT, Stouch B, Kuchera ML. Effects of nonaerobic maximal effort exercise on fatigue and health-related quality of life in deconditioned patients with multiple sclerosis (abst). JAOA 2012; 112(8):530.
5. Lai H, O’Brien S, Yagnik P, Wenzel K, Wallin MT, Stoll S, Kuchera ML, Vargas I, Odutola O, Thomas F, Vardy T, Stouch B.  Analysis of functional status in multiple sclerosis patients after progressive nonaerobic high-intensity maximal effort exercise (MEE). JAOA 2012; 112(8):546.
6. Kuchera ML, Irwin J, Myers NE, Ferencz V, Nelson J.  Documenting and comparing frequencies and forces used to perform lymphatic pump OMT manually and with use of a machine. JAOA 111(8):490-491, (Aug 2011).
7. Ferencz V, Casella FJ, Nelson J, Klucka G, Myers NE, Vardy TC, Kuchera ML. Using palpatory feedback technology feedback to improve interexaminer reliability.  JAOA 111(8):490-491, (Aug 2011). 
8. Kuchera ML, Myers NE, Ferencz V, Nelson J, Casella F. Comparing inter-examiner reliability levels when diagnosing male & female innominate dysfunction using a hemi-pelvis compression lateralization test and pelvic landmark levels. Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 369.
9. Kuchera ML, Casella F, Myers NE, Nelson J, Ferencz V.  Inter-examiner reliability of an anterior superior iliac spine compression test used to lateralize pelvic somatic dysfunction to the right side or not. Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 370.
10. Kuchera ML, Casella F, Nelson J, Ferencz V, Myers NE.  Effect of a prior anterior superior iliac spine compression testing on second assessor findings: Implications for inter-examiner reliability testing. Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 369.
11. Barnes PL, Noto-Bell L, Nelson J, Ferencz V, Nicholas A, L. Kuchera ML. A comparative study of cervical hysteresis characteristics after various osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) modalities.  Manuelle Medizin. 2010; 48: 369.
12. Barnes PL, Dilzer E, Aguirre JL, Vinditto M, McAuley D, Kuchera ML. The use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in the enhancement of pulmonary function in an impoverished urban sector of Duran, Ecuador (abstract).  JAOA 110(8):447, (Aug 2010).
13. Jean NT, Kuchera ML, Williams L, Schoenfeldt B, Vardy T, Dombroski RT.  Manual Medicine (MM) physicians must develop their palpatory skills in order to accurately diagnose somatic dysfunction prior to and during treatment.  JAOA 109(1):44-45, (Jan 2009). 
14. Hammond RL, Alter JR,  Hartman RJ, Jean NT, Williams L, Malka EM, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. A pilot investigation of the types of somatic dysfunctions and tender points associated with temporomandibular joint disorders.  JAOA 109(1):40, (Jan 2009).
15. Williams L, Alter JR, Jean NT, Hammond RL, Hartman RJ, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. A pilot study comparing facial exercise versus Pulsed Signal Therapy to treat patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ).  JAOA 109(1):48, (Jan 2009).
16. Overburger R, Hoyt JA, Daghigh F, Bell M, Schoenfeldt B, Bailey J, Kuchera ML. Comparing changes in serum nitric oxide levels and heart rate after Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) using the Dalrymple pedal pump to changes measured after active exercise.  JAOA 109(1):41-42, (Jan 2009).
17. Bailey J, Hoyt JA, Overburger R, Daghigh F, Bell M, Schoenfeldt B, Kuchera ML. Comparing changes in serum nitric oxide levels and heart rate after Periodic Acceleration Therapy (PAT) using an AT101TM Table to changes measured after active exercise. JAOA 109(1):45, (Jan 2009).
18. Cohen V, Prutz T, Vardy T, Kuchera ML. Sensitivity and specificity of an imbalance test performed on a force plate in rested and sleep-deprived sample populations JAOA 109(1):45-46, (Jan 2009).
19. Braun M, Kuchera ML, Edwards CP, Jones DE, Borden T, Ondrasik N, Krueger MV. Six etiologies of low back pain found in the U.S. Army (abstract), JAOA 107(8):328-329, (Aug 2007).
20. Drames TR, Tratenberg MA, Yoo L, Stewart P, Vardy T, Dombroski RT, Kuchera ML. Development of an objective instrument and protocol to document two- and one-leg balance with and without visual input (abstract), JAOA 107(8):342-343, (Aug 2007).  
21. Cohen VA, Kuchera ML, Stewart PA. Influence of customized proprioceptive foot orthotics in posture, balance and pain (abstract), JAOA 107(8):336-337, (Aug 2007).  
22. Kuchera ML, Jean NT, Schoenfeldt B, Flynn S, Williams L, Vardy T, Dombroski RT.  Developing technology and protocols to measure pressure characteristics used by physicians and students for diagnosis and treatment of cervical somatic dysfunction (abstract), JAOA 107(8):333-334, (Aug 2007).  
23. Jean NT, Kuchera ML, Williams L, Schoenfeldt B, Vardy T, Dombroski RT. Measuring pressures used by physicians and students for cervical diagnosis of segmental somatic dysfunction using the Iso-TOUCH® Palpation Monitor System (abstract), JAOA 107(8):327-328, (Aug 2007).  
24. Yahnert JL, Hartman RJ, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML.   The role of osteopathic manipulative treatment in the treatment of primary fibromyalgia syndrome, JAOA 106(8):472, August 2006.
25. Feathers TA, Foley WM, Panzone J, Lyons JB, Yahnert J, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. The effects of OMT on median nerve size and function in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  JAOA 106(8):477, August 2006.
26. Foley WM, Kuchera ML. Lyons JB, Panzone J, Yahnert J, Stewart PE.  Effect of OMT on myofascial somatic dysfunction and objective parameters of severity in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.  JAOA 106(8):477, August 2006.
27. Lyons JB, Foley WM, Panzone J, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML.  The use of diagnostic ultrasound for diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome as compared to nerve conduction studies. JAOA 106(8):491, Aug 2006.
28. Feathers TA, Foley WM, Panzone J, Lyons JB, Stewart PE, Kuchera ML. The use of musculoskeletal ultrasound in carpal tunnel syndrome to detect response to conservative care.  JAOA 106(8):492, August 2006.
29. Cohen A, Mertz J, Stewart PE, Warner MJ, Kuchera ML. Hysteresis as a measure of ankle dysfunction.  JAOA 105(1):22, January 2005.
30. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML.  Osteopathic evaluation and manipulative treatment in reducing the morbidity of otitis media: a pilot study.  JAOA 106(6): 327-334.
31. Achor RF, Kuchera ML, Dunworth DA. Cranial dysfunctions in relation to sacrum, ilium, and lumbar dysfunctions in cephalgia and non-cephalgia populations, The Cranial Letter/Cranial Academy 52(2):8-11; May 1999.
32. McAdoo J, Kuchera ML, Reliability of cranial rhythmic impulse palpation, JAOA 95(8):491; Aug 1995.
33. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera ML.  Efficacy of osteopathic evaluation and manipulative treatment in reducing the morbidity of otitis media in children, JAOA, 94(8):673, August, 1994.
34. Kuchera ML, Degenhardt B, Heard J, Blackorby E, McAdoo J. Objective measurement of segmental autonomic change, JAOA 94(9):754, Sept 1994.
35. Degenhardt BF, Kuchera, ML.  The prevalence of cranial dysfunction in children with a history of otitis media from kindergarten to third grade, JAOA, 94(9):754, September, 1994.
36. Strait BW, Kuchera, ML.  Osteopathic manipulation for patients with confirmed mild, modest, and moderate carpal tunnel syndrome, JAOA, 94(8):673, August 1994.
37. Kuchera ML, Degenhardt BF, Heard J, Blackorby E, McAdoo J.  Objective measurement of segmental autonomic change, JAOA, 94:9, September, 1994.
38. Kuchera ML, Bemben M, Lo KS, Kuchera WA.  Diagnosis and treatment of gravitational strain pathophysiology: Research and clinical experience correlates, Part I & II, KCOM Press, 1992.
39. Kuchera ML, Gitlin RS, Frey-Gitlin K.  Aging, lumbar lordosis, and low back pain (abstract). JAOA 92(9):1182; Sept., 1992.
40. Gitlin RS, Kuchera ML, Preston SC, Measurement of cervical range of motion after osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT): a pilot study, JAOA 92(9):1182; Sept 1992.
41. Byrnes TR, Kuchera ML, Guffey JM, Steele KM, Beatty DR, Haman JL, Lockwood MD. Correlation of palpatory findings with visceral disease, JAOA 92(9):1177; Sept 1992.
42. Lo KS, Kuchera ML, Preston SC, Jackson RW. Osteopathic manipulative treatment in fibromyalgia syndrome, JAOA 92(9):1177; Sept 1992.
43. Kuchera ML, Barton J.  Sagittal plane postural measurements, (abst) JAOA 90(10):932, Oct. 1990.
44. Kuchera ML, Barton J.  Postural radiographic evaluation of lumbar lordosis, (abst) JAOA 90(10):931-932, Oct. 1990.
45. Baumeier JL, Kuchera ML. The effects of osteopathic manipulative treatment (CV4 technique) on human plasma beta-endorphin levels, JAOA 89(10):1354-1355, Oct 1989
 

MENTORSHIP: 

National AOA (or Burroughs-Wellcome) Research Fellowship Awards: Of the above individuals, ML Kuchera sponsored the following mentees chosen to receive American Osteopathic Association Research Fellowships.  (Mentees with DO designation were residents at the time; those without were students at the time).
1. John Baumeier (KCOM)
2. Kim Sing Lo, DO (KCOM)
3. Thomas Byrnes (KCOM)
4. Daniel Allen, DO (KCOM)
5. Brian Degenhardt, DO (KCOM)
6. Billy Strait, DO (KCOM)
7. James McAdoo (KCOM)
8. Eng Huu, DO (KCOM)
9. Jessica Yahnert (PCOM)
10. Michael Braun (PCOM)
11. Nathan Jean (PCOM)
12. Lara Williams (PCOM)
13. Nicole Myers (PCOM)
14. Jeffrey Nelson (PCOM)
 
 

MENTORSHIP:

National Mead-Johnson Resident Research Awards:  Mentorship of: 
1. Kim Sing Lo, DO (KCOM)
2. Brian Degenhardt, DO (KCOM)
3. Daniel Allen, DO (KCOM)
4. Billy Strait, DO (KCOM)
 

MENTORSHIP:

Burnett Osteopathic Student Research Awards: Sponsor and mentor for:
1. Kristopher Feeko (PCOM, not awarded)
2. Scott Goodroad (PCOM, awarded)

 

MENTORSHIP:

Those Mentored in Research Who Became COM Faculty:  Of the individuals mentored in research, the following are/were COM faculty members subsequently employed in OMM Departments: 
1. Kim Sing Lo, DO -- NYCOM 
2. Brian Degenhardt, DO -- ATSU-KCOM
3. Billy Strait, DO -- ATSU-KCOM 
4. David Harden, DO -- EVVCOM   
5. R. Jason Hartman, DO – PCOM
6. Lauren Noto-Bell, DO – PCOM 

 

MENTORSHIP:

Pursuit of PhD: A mentor for and member of respective PhD thesis committees:
1. Jerry Ketola, DO (Finland) -- (Eastern University, Kuopio Finland - Withdrew)
2. Precious Barnes, DO (USA) – (Eastern University, Finland – Pending 2018)
 

MENTORSHIP:

Masters in Clinical Sciences Thesis:  Published since 2003 with Dr. Kuchera as the research and thesis sponsor for research performed by an OMM Resident (OPTI: MEDNet) in his clinical laboratory.
Foley, William: PCOM (MS, Clinical Sciences). The Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Resolution of Myofascial Trigger Points in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. PCOM Press, June 2006.
 

MENTORSHIP:

Masters in Biomedical Sciences (Neuromusculoskeletal Sciences track) Theses:  Published since 2003 with Dr. Kuchera as the research and thesis sponsor for a DO/MS osteopathic physician-in-training mentee conducted in his clinical laboratory:
 
1. Masser-Yahnert, Jessica: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). The Role of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field in the Treatment of Fibromyalgia Syndrome. PCOM Press (2007)
2. Nicole Myers:  PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). Comparing Inter-Examiner Reliability Levels When Diagnosing Male & Female Innominate Dysfunctions Using a Hemi-Pelvis Compression Lateralization Test and Pelvic Landmark Levels (2011)
3. Precious Barnes:  PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). A Comparative Study of Cervical Hysteresis Characteristics Between Various Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) Modalities  (2011)
4. Veronica Ferencz:  PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). Palpation Pressure Monitors for Educational Development – A Means to Increase the Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine  (2011)
5. Tara Smith:  PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). Controlling Breakthrough Pain in Cancer Patients using Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (2012)
6. Sergio Suarez: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and its Role in Promotion of Weight Gain in the Newborn Pediatric Population – A Model Retrospective Study (2012)
7. Jeffrey Nelson: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). A Pilot Study Comparing Two Variations Of Occipitomastoid Suture (OMS) Release And Their Effects On Blood Pressure And Pulse Rate In Pre-Hypertensive And Hypertensive Individuals Compared To Normotensive Controls. (2013)
8. Glenn Klucka: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences/Neuromuscular Sciences Track). A study of physical characteristics and their effect on the performance of the Dalrymple Pedal Lymphatic Pump (2013)
 

MENTORSHIP:

Masters in Biomedical Sciences Theses:  Published or in publication process since 2003 with Dr. Kuchera as the thesis and research sponsor for pre-doctoral biomedical sciences masters student mentees conducting and/or analyzing research studies in his laboratory:
 
1. Cohen, Alissa: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences).  Hysteresis as a Measure of Ankle Dysfunction. PCOM Press (2005)
2. McCaughan, Susan: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences). The Effects of Exercise on Gait in Multiple Sclerosis. PCOM Press (2006)
3. Cohen Valerie: PCOM (MS, Biomedical Sciences). Influence of Customized Proprioceptive Foot Orthotics in Posture, Balance and Pain. (2006)
4. Hoyt, John Aaron:  Passive Exercise or Osteopathic Treatment: Means For Increasing Nitric Oxide Production as Alternatives To Active Exercise  (2008)
5. Alter, Joshua:  The Use Of Facial Exercise or Therapeutic Magnetic ResonanceÒ with and without Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to Treat Patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Somatic Dysfunction. PCOM Press, (2008)
6. Anolik, Patti:  Exact title to be announced – Analyzing Cognitive Changes and Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Subjects Undergoing Progressive Maximal Effort Exercise (not completed)
7. Boja, Michael:  Comparing Changes in Gait And Balance in Parkinson Disease Subjects Undergoing OMT, Periodic Acceleration-Deceleration, and Combination Protocols (not completed)
8. Feingold, William: Comparing Changes in Strength and Other Physical Outcomes in Individuals Using Maximal Effort Exercise (IsoPUMP®) or Sports Medicine Exercise Protocols (not completed)
9. Prutz, Thomas:  Differences in Balance Between Sleep Deprived Females and Males. PCOM Press (2008)
10. Williams, Lara:  Multiple Sclerosis and Maximum Effort Exercise: A Study on Strength and Fatigue. PCOM Press (2011)
11. Hammond, Richelle:  Analysis of Predictive Outcomes Instrument for Conservative Allopathic Care of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Compared to Osteopathic Care Outcomes (not completed)
12. John Irwin:   Inter-/Intra-examiner Reliability for Pedal Lymphatic Pump (OMT) (not completed)
13. Nathan, Jean:  A Methodological Study Regarding Development and Use of IsoTOUCH® Palpation Monitors in Education and Research. PCOM Press (2012)
14. Olufolake (Blessing) Odutola:  The Effects of Progressive Maximal Effort Exercise for Deconditioned Persons with Multiple Sclerosis. PCOM Press (2013)
15. Jessica Korsh:  Does Initial Level of Fatigue in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Influence the Results of a Maximal Effort Exercise (MEE) Protocol: Also Examining the Role of Pain, Medications and Assistive Devices in Fatigue? PCOM Press (2013)
16. Thomas Lettich:  Effectiveness of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and/or Patient-Directed Self Care in Managing Tension Headaches (2014)
 
 
 

PROFESSIONAL BODIES ADDRESSED

 
I. International by Invitation (Over 160 Invited International Programs in 22 Countries)
 
A. ARGENTINA
1. Escuela Osteopática Buenos Aires (2017)
B. AUSTRIA
2. Austrian Association of Manual Medicine (ÖAMM: Vienna 2003, 2004; ÖAMM Graz 2004, Vienna 2005, 2006) 
3. Wiener Schule für Osteopathie (Masters Program: Vienna 2014, 2016, 2017)
C. AUSTRALIA
4. Australian Academy of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (Sydney, Australia 2010, 2011)
5. Australian College of Physical Medicine (New South Wales, Mar 6-8 & Mar 10-15, 1996)
6. Australian Osteopathic Association (Surfer's Paradise, Australia, 1992; Tweed Heads Australia, 1995;  Melbourne Australia 1995; Sydney Australia 1996)
7. Phillip Institute of Technology, (Selected Faculty Melbourne, Australia 1990)
8. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Student Body of Coll of Osteopathy (Melbourne 1995)
9. Southern Cross University (Osteopathic Student Body – Lismore, Australia, 2010)
10. United Osteopathic Physicians Guild (Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1989, 1990)
11. Victoria Univ of Technology, Student Body of College of Osteopathy (Melbourne, Australia 1995)
D. BULGARIA
12. Bulgarian Society for Manual Medicine (Varna, Bulgaria, 2008; 2016)
E. CANADA
13. Canadian Association of Orthopaedic Medicine (Calgary, Ontario, Canada 2005)
F. CROATIA
14. 1ST EFIC Topical Conference on Acute & Chronic Joint Pain (Dubrovnik, Croatia 2016)
G. DENMARK
15. 11th Nordic Congress on Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Musculoskeletal Medicine invited Keynote speaker  (Copenhagen, Denmark 2011)
16. Danish Society for Manual Medicine (Kolding, Denmark, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018)
H. FINLAND
17. Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016)
18. Stadia Polytechnic, Rehabilitation and Social Services (Helsinki Finland 2004, 2005, 2006)
19. 20th International Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine Course (Levi Finland 2005)
20. Finnish Osteopathic Association (Jyväskylä Finland 2015; Aulanko Finland 2016 )
I. FRANCE
21. Fédération Francophone des Enseignements de Médecine Manuelle et Ostéopathie (FEMMO – Mulhouse France, 2003)
22. Société Française de Médecine Manuelle Orthopédique et Ostéopathique (SOFMMOO -- Orleans, 2008)
J. GERMANY
23. MWE Dr. Karl-Sell-Ärtzeseminar Annual Meeting Invited Keynote speaker (2011)
24. Osteopathie Schule Deutschland – Berlin 2017
25. Deutsch-Amerikanischen Akademie für Osteopathie (40-hour Introductory OCMM Certificate Course for Teaching the Teachers – Bad Iburg Germany 2016, 2017)
26. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Manuelle Medizin (DGMM) e. V. – MWE Dr. Karl-Sell-Ärtzeseminar (Bad Krozigen 2005, 2006, 2007); DGMM Scientific Seminar (Potsdam 2010, Berlin 2011)
27. Deutsch-Amerikanischen Akademie für Osteopathie (annually = 4-6 three-day courses per year – Isny, Bad Iburg & Frankfurt Germany 2003-2017)
K. GREECE
28. Institute for Osteopathic Studies (Ios Greece 2007)
L. GRENADA, WEST INDIES
29. St. Georges University (Grenada West Indies, 2006)
M. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES (MIXED NATIONAL AUDIENCES)
30. 1st EFIC Topical Conference on Acute & Chronic Joint Pain (Dubrovnik, Croatia 2016)
31. 2nd International Fascial Research Congress (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009)
32. 3rd Triennial International Fascial Research Congress – Moderator, Scientific /Program Committee, Presenter (Vancouver B.C., Canada – 2013)
33. 11th Nordic Congress on Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy and Musculoskeletal Medicine (Copenhagen, Denmark 2011)
34. Osteopathic International Alliance / Osteopathic European Academic Network - OIA/OsEAN, (Potsdam, Germany 2011) 
35. FIMM International Academy (Leipzig 2006; Prague 2006; Prague 2009; Copenhagen 2011) – See also International Academy of Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine 
36. 2nd Interdisciplinary World Congress on Low Back Pain  (San Diego, CA - November 9-11, 1995)
37. International Academy of Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine – See also FIMM Academy (Prague 2009; Copenhagen 2011)
38. International Back Pain Association (Vienna Austria 1985; Montreux Switzerland 1988; Sydney Australia1991)
39. 7th International Congress of Electromyography (Munich, Germany  1983)
40. 2nd International Fascial Research Congress (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct 27-30, 2009)
41. 11th Triennial International Scientific & Educational Congress of the International Federation of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM-Vienna Austria 1995)
42. 13th Triennial International Scientific & Educational Congress of the International Federation of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine – Program Chairperson (FIMM-Chicago, IL, USA 2001)
43. 14th Triennial International Scientific & Educational Congress of the International Federation of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 2004)
44. 15th International Scientific Congress of the International Federation of Manual/Musculoskeletal Medicine (FIMM, Potsdam, Germany 2010)
45. International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics  (Chicago IL 1992), (Melbourne, Australia 1995)
46. Int’l Symposium on Nociception & the Neuroendocrine-Immune Connection (Cincinnati OH 1992)
N. ISRAEL
47. Israel Society for Musculoskeletal Medicine in co-operation with the International Academy of Manual / Musculoskeletal Medicine (Tel Aviv, Israel 2013)
O. JAPAN
48. All Japan Osteopathic Association (Kirksville, 1998, 1999, 2002; PCOM 2003)
49. Japanese Osteopathic Federation (Tokyo Japan, 2002; Philadelphia PA 2003)
50. Koga Institute (Tokyo Japan, 1989); Osteopathic dentistry - Kirksville, MO, 1992; Koga Institute - Kirksville, MO, 1994, 1997)
51. Japanese Osteopathic Professional Association (Kobe Japan, 2015)
52. Japanese Traditional Osteopathic College (Kobe Japan, 2017)
P. THE NETHERLANDS
53. 2nd International Fascial Research Congress (Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009)
54. Netherlands Association for Musculoskeletal Medicine (NVAMG - Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2017)
55. FIMM Educator’s Workshop (Utrecht, The Netherlands 2017)
Q. NEW ZEALAND
56. New Zealand Osteopathic Association, (Auckland, New Zealand, 1989)       
R. NORWAY
57. Nordisk Akademi for Osteopati – (Undergraduate & Postgraduate, Oslo,  2010 [2X], 2011)
S. RUSSIAN FEDERATION  
58. Saint-Petersburg State University & Institute of Osteopathy –“Osteopathic Open”; selected research faculty (St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, 2010)
T. SPAIN
59. Escuela Universitaria de Osteopatia (Universidad de Murcia, Murcia Spain, 2012)
60. Escuela Universitaria de Osteopatia (Universidad de Murcia, Murcia Spain – Barcelona, 2014)
61. Copernic Estudi De Salut (Barcelona 2014)
U. TURKEY
62. International Scientific Congress on Manual Medicine / Turkish Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Istanbul, Sept 21, 2012)
 
V. UNITED KINGDOM
63. 4th International Conference of the European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone U.K. June, 2004)
64. 5th International Conference of the European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone U.K. June, 2006)
65. European School of Osteopathy - Masters/Research (Maidstone U.K. 2006-07)
66. International Institute of Advanced Studies in Osteopathy (London, 2011)
67. London School of Osteopathy (London, 2014)
 
II. Invited Presentations on US National Programs (>100 Programs for 18 National Organizations)
A. American Academy of Osteopathy: Convocations/National Programs 1985, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
B. American Academy of Sclerotherapy 1988, 1991
C. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Osteopathic Clinical Collaborative Trials Initiative Conference (OCCTIC) I-VII 1999-2007
D. American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Annual Meetings: 2007, 2009, 2014, 2015 
E. American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine
1. Annual Conferences - 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
2. Faculty Development Seminar (Program Director), 1994
3. Overview Course Director, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
F. American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, 1999
G. American Back Society 1992, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006  
H. American College of General Practitioners 1987
I. American College of Osteopathic Internists 1996
J. American College of Osteopathic Surgeons 2015
K. American Osteopathic Association: 
1. AOA Conventions 1988, 1990, 1994-2000, 2002-2004,  2007, 2009, 2012
2. AOA Convention Research Conferences 1988-2000, 2002-2004, 2007 (co-chair), 2011
3. AOA OGME Leadership Conference V-XI, 1994-2000, 2002-2003
4. AOA Topics in Policy Studies (TIPS) 2015, 2016
L. American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists 2013
M. American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2013
N. Cranial Academy Conference (Seattle, WA, 1988; Kirksville, MO, 1991; Oklahoma City, OK; San Antonio, TX, 1999; Tampa, FL 2005; Tampa, FL 2006; Fort Worth, TX 2009)
O. Fellows Conclave (FAAO) Chairperson, 2008, 2011
P. Focus on Pain Conference, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 2005
Q. National Osteopathic Health Conference, Kansas City, Missouri 1993
R. Sixth National Congress on Rural Primary Care, 1983
S. SOMA Central Conference, 1988
 
III. Invited Presentations on State Programs (>45 Programs for 22 different state associations)
A. Arizona-Nevada-Utah Osteopathic Association (1982)
B. Arizona State Osteopathic Medical Association (1990, 1998-2001)
C. Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California (1997)
D. Florida Academy of Osteopathy (1987, 1995, 2013)
E. Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association (1993, 1998)
F. Hawaiian Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (1992, 1994-2000: Course Coordinator)
G. Illinois Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons (1993)
H. Indiana Osteopathic Association (1985, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
I. Michigan Osteopathic Association (2000)
J. Minnesota Osteopathic Medical Society (1980s, 2008, 2015)
K. Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (1985, 1990, 1993, 1996-99)
L. Nevada Osteopathic Medical Association (1994)
M. New Jersey Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AROC, 2011-2012)
N. New England Academy of Osteopathy (1990)
O. North Carolina Osteopathic Medical Association (1994)
P. Oklahoma State Osteopathic Association (1996)
Q. Tennessee Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (1985, 1993)
R. Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (1989)
S. Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (1997)
T. Western States Osteopathic Associations (1986)
U. West Virginia Society of Osteopathic Medicine (1996)
V. Wisconsin Society American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (1997)
 
IV. Invited Presentations for District/Local Organizations
A. Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association, District III (1984)
B. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - GP Update, Founder's Day, Convocation for the Second Century, numerous other series, student body, OPTIK (too numerous to list, 1985-2002)
C. Kirksville Osteopathic Health Center Staff (1984)
D. Marshfield Clinic, Mercer, Wisconsin (1993)
E. Metropolitan Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1994)
F. Michigan Osteopathic Medical Center (1986)
G. Mineral Hills Area Regional Medical Center (1988)
H. Richmond Heights General Hospital House Staff  (1984, 1985, 1986)
I. South Central Oklahoma District Osteopathic Association
J. Southampton Hospital, New York (2016)
K. Speedway Family Physicians, Residency Program (monthly starting June 2013-2016)
L. St. Vincent Charity Hospital and Health Center (1986)
M. State Wide Campus System, MSU-COM OPTI (2003)
N. Up with People (1986)
 
V. Invited Presentations at Colleges (Approximately 30 Campuses)
A. AT Still University/KCOM (2011 – see also Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1981-2002)
B. AT Still University/SOMA (2012)
C. Butler University, Indianapolis (2013)
D. Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine:  UAAO (1993, 2005; OPTI 1996)
E. Escuela Osteopática Buenos Aires (2017)
F. Escuela Universitaria de Osteopatia (Universidad de Murcia, Murcia Spain 2012; Barcelona 2014)
G. European School of Osteopathy (Maidstone UK 2004, 2005)
H. Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences formerly Stadia Polytechic Rehabilitation & Social Services (Helsinki Finland 2004-2006, 2008, 2010, 2015, 2016)
I. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine:  UAAO (1982-2002)
J. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine:  Members of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year classes (1981-2002)
K. Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institute of Kirksville (1998-2002)
L. Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (1997) 
M. London School of Osteopathy (2014)
N. Marian University – College of Osteopathic Medicine (2013-2018)
O. Marian University – School of Nursing (2012, 2013)
P. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (1993, 1995, 2002); OPTI (2003)
Q. New York College of Osteopathic Medicine - Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (1989, 1991,  1995, 1998, 2004, 2006)
R. Nordisk Akademi for Osteopati – (Undergraduate & Postgraduate, Oslo Norway, 2010 [X2], 2011)
S. Northeast Missouri State University Pre-Med/Pre-Osteopathic Club (1988)
T. Northeast Missouri State University Student Body (1984)
U. Ohio University - Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (1996; 2016)  
V. Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine: Undergraduates  (1996); OPTI (1999)
W. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (1995, 2000, 2002-2012); MedNet Residents (1998; 2002-2012)
X. Phillip Institute of Technology, Post-graduate program, Melbourne, Australia (1990)
Y. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Coll of Osteopathic Medicine (Melbourne, Australia, 1995)
Z. Southern Cross University – Osteopathic Student Body, Lismore, Australia (2010)
AA. St. Petersburg University – Science Faculty of the Institute of Osteopathic Medicine (2010)
BB. Temple University (Philadelphia 2003, 2004, 2008)
CC. Thomas Jefferson University PM&R Residency Program (Philadelphia PA, 2003; 2006)
DD. University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine, UAAO/COM student body (Kansas City-1992); OPTI (1997)
EE. University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine - Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (1987, 2004); OPTI (2001); Student body (2009)
FF. University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine (Des Moines-1987, 1994, 1998, 2002)
GG. University of Pennsylvania Medical School (Philadelphia 2002-2003, 2004, 2005)
HH. Victoria University of Technology (College of Osteopathic Medicine), Melbourne, Australia (1995)
II. Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Blackburg VA (2005, 2006)
JJ. West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine - UAAO and student body (1991, 1994, 1996, 2006)
KK. Western University of the Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (2004, 2005)
 
VI. Radio/TV
KENO-AM Radio, Las Vegas, Nevada
KIRX Radio: "Health Watch", Chronic Low Back Pain 
KLAS-TV, Las Vegas, Nevada       
KTVO-TV:  "Heartland Live", Low Back Pain & Low Back Supports (1994)

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS (See Grants also)

Documentation, Forces Applied & Inter-Examiner Reliability in Palpatory Diagnosis
OMT Effect on a Variety of Systemic Disorders   
Posture, Postural Balance, 4-D Surface Topography & Gravitational Strain Pathophysiology
Osteopathic Medical Educational Research
Spondylolisthesis, Spondylolysis
Orthoses (Levitor®, Heel Lift, Effects on Back Pain, Somatovisceral Effects)
Fascia, the Lymphatic System and Lymphatic Pumps
Biomarkers for Documenting the Effect of OMT (including nitric oxide [NO] from eNOS)
Cranial Compliance & CSF Flow with Transcranial Doppler/Rheoencephalography
Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies (especially carpal tunnel syndrome)
Myofascial Trigger Point Pathophysiology and Treatment
Neurodegenerative Disorders including Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson Disease
Sports Medicine and Sports Injuries
Wellness in Aging and Chronic Disorders of Aging