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Michael Kuchera, DO



Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine


Certified, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 1988


American Academy of Osteopathy

American Osteopathic Association

Cranial Academy

American Bade Association

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

Faculty Appointment:

Professor, Department of OMM

Director, Human Performance & Biomechanics Laboratory

Educational Background:

Medical School: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine- 1980

Internship: Richmond Heights General Hospital (Richmond Heights, OH), 1980-1981

Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1982

Awards and Recognitions:

A.T Still Distinguished Education, Leadership & Service Award, KCOM, 2002

Gutensohn-Denslow Award, AOA Bureaus of Research, 2001

T.L Northup Lecturer, AAO, 2000

SOMA Honorary Life Membership, National SOMA, 1996

Missouri Osteopathic Medallion of Honor, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians, &

Surgeons, 1995

A.T. Still Staff Award for Excellence in Teaching, KCOM Faculty, 1984

Max T. Gutensohn Merit Award for Excellence in Teaching, KCOM Student Body, 1984


Kuchera, M.L. Osteopathic Considerations in Neurology. In Oken BS(ed): Complimentary Therapies in Neurology: An Evidence Based Approach. London Parthenon Publ, 2004, PP. 49-90.

7 Chapters in Ward RC(ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd ed); Lippencott, Williams & Wilkins; Baltimore, 2003.

Yates, H., Vardy, T., Kuchera, ML.: Effects of OMT and concentric and Eccentric Maximal Effort Exercise on Women with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot study. JAON (Brief report), 102(5):267-275, May 2002

Kuchera, ML.:Global Alliances;Advancing Research and the Evidence-Base;JAOA 102(1):4-7, 2002


Multiple Sclerosis and Maximal Effort Exercise

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT)

Endothrlial Nitric Oxide Synthetase (eNOS) and Passive Exercise Acceleration Therapy

Ankle Sprains, Hysteresis, Healing, and OMT

Parkinson?s Disease and OMT