Tom Hyde

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Thomas E. Hyde
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Education Florida State University
Logan College of Chiropractic
Occupation Chiropractor

Thomas E. Hyde, (born 1945 in Thomasville, Georgia) is an American chiropractor, having received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan College of Chiropractic in 1977 and his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Florida State University in 1973. He is married to Susan Hyde and has one daughter.


Hyde served as Secretary-general of the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, [1] [2] and was chosen by the newly established USOC chiropractic selection committee (composed of DC's) to provide chiropractic services at the Pan American Games held in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1987, [3] He summited Mount Kilimanjaro, [4] Mount Fuji [4] and Aconcagua, [4] [5] and was the Expedition Leader for the 2003 Prostate Cancer Climb on Mount Kilimanjaro. [4]


Hyde has lectured all over the world, and is considered an expert regarding chiropractic care of athletes. [6] He served as president [7] and executive director of the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) Sports Council for eight years. [2] He served as the secretary general for the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), [2] and also served as the liaison between FICS and the World Olympians Association. [8] He also served on the board of directors of the Miami-Dade Sports Commission, [9] and the editorial board of the Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association (JCCA). [10] He served a four-year term as a member of the Florida Olympics and Pan American Games Task Force. [11]

In 2001, Hyde was inducted to the Hall of Fame of the Sports Council of the American Chiropractic Association. [16] In 2002, he was named "Sports Chiropractor of the Year" by the Florida Chiropractic Association Sports Injury Council. [17] He was named "Person of the Year" by Dynamic Chiropractic in 2009. [6]


Hyde has written several peer-reviewed articles [18] [19] and books (listed below):

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The Internationally Certified Chiropractic Sport Science Practitioner (ICCSP) (or alternatively "physician" in those jurisdictions which allow the term), is a post-doctoral professional certification, granted by the International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), through an association with Murdoch University. It was previously referred to as the "International Chiropractic Sports Science Diploma" up until 2013.).

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  1. 1 2 Press, Stephen J. (2013), History of Sports Chiropractic, New Jersey: C.I.S Commercial Finance Grp., Ltd., pp. 118–127, ISBN   9781105536830
  2. 1 2 3 Staff Writer (Sep 2008). "Hyde chosen Sec'y-Genl of FICS" (PDF). Wyoming Chiro Association Journal. Wyoming Chiropractic Assoc.: 3.
  3. 1 2 Horwitz, S (December 18, 1995). "The US Olympic Training Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado". Dynamic Chiropractic. 13 (26)..
  4. 1 2 3 4 "Prostate Cancer Climb - Tom Hyde bio" . Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  5. Editorial Staff (December 31, 2000). "Prostate Cancer Awareness Goal of Andes Climbers". Miami Herald. Miami, Fl. pp. 4BR (Broward). Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  6. 1 2 3 Editorial Staff (December 16, 2008). "Person of the Year: Dr. Thomas Hyde". Dynamic Chiropractic. 26 (26).
  7. 1 2 Haldemann; Smith; et al. (2004). Guidelines for chiropractic quality assurance and practice parameters. Jones & Bartlett. p. xiii. ISBN   0-7637-2921-3.
  8. Editorial Staff (August 16, 2002). "FICS World Report". Dynamic Chiropractic. 20 (17).
  9. Miami-Dade Sports Commission Site "Board of Directors" . Retrieved November 21, 2009.
  10. "Editorial Board". Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 53 (2): 76. 2009.
  11. Hyde, T (August 25, 1997). "Dr. Tom Hyde Appointed to Olympic Task Force". Dynamic Chiropractic. 15 (18).
  12. 1 2 "internal USOC memo to chairman of Chiropractic Selection Committee" (Document). USOC. 1999.
  13. 1 2 3 Jones & Bartlett Site "Health Professions" . Retrieved November 20, 2009.
  14. Editorial Staff (July 8, 1990). "SOUTH FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS GEAR UP FOR STATE'S LARGEST AMATEUR EVENT". Miami Herald. Miami, Fl. pp. 7D. Retrieved December 9, 2009.
  15. Editorial Staff (May 31, 1999). "Biking to Benefit Spinal Research". Dynamic Chiropractic. 17 (12).
  16. "ACA Sports Council Site" . Retrieved December 14, 2009.
  17. "The FCA-Sports Injury Council" . Retrieved January 9, 2010.
  18. Wyatt, Lawrence H.; Hyde, Thomas E. (July 7, 2005). "The necessary future of chiropractic education: a North American perspective". Chiropractic & Osteopathy. 13 (10): 10. doi: 10.1186/1746-1340-13-10 . PMC   1181629 . PMID   16001976.
  19. Bergmann, Thomas F.; Hyde, Thomas E. (Summer 2002). "Active or Inactive Spondylolysis and/or Spondylolisthesis: What's the Real Cause of Back Pain?" (PDF). Journal of the Neuromusculoskeletal System. 10 (2): 70–78. Retrieved 8 September 2017.