Thomas Hyde, DC, DACBSP
Dr. Hyde obtained his Biology degree from Florida State University after serving 5 years in the US Marine Corps with one year in Viet Nam. After teaching 8th grade science and physical education, he enrolled in Logan College of Chiropractic, graduating in 1977. Dr. Hyde and his wife moved to Miami where he began his career as a chiropractor. He became the chiropractor for several high schools, universities and was the chiropractic consultant for the Miami Dolphins from 1990 through 1997. He also attended a 2 weeks sports medicine internship at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO in 1986 and served as the US chiropractor to the Pan American Games in 1987 in Indianapolis, IN.
He served on the first RAND multidisciplinary panel on Low Back Pain, served on the Mercy Document and contributed to the CCGPP soft tissue section. He has traveled all over the US and many countries teaching treatment of athletic and soft tissue injuries. He completed the second edition of Conservative Management of Sports Injuries published by Jones and Bartlett in 1997 with his co-editor and co-contributor, Marianne Gengenbach, DC.
Dr. Hyde has also published a number of peer-reviewed articles as well as non-peer reviewed articles. He has also contributed several chapters in other texts. After sustaining a career ending injury in 1996, He now spends his time lecturing and teaching. He served on the FCER Board, is an advisor to the ACA Sports Council, was a member of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians, and served as Medical Director for the Miami Dade County Sports Commission.
Dr. Hyde was co-developer of Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab, Provocation and Motion (FAKTR-PM) with Greg Doerr, DC. FAKTR-PM is a concept that can be used with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) including Graston Technique®, MRT, Nimmo, Cyriax, Gua Sha and others. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association, an advisory to Spine-Health and is past President of the Florida Chiropractic Association. In 1999, he was selected by Dynamic Chiropractic as the “Person of the Year.”
Currently Dr. Hyde teaches FAKTR-PM, Graston Technique®, evaluation and treatment of knee disorders, participates in a yearly climb for the Prostate Awareness Foundation, land loves to hike and participate in photography. He and his wife Susan moved to Asheville, North Carolina in December, 2009 and love hiking in the mountains near their home.