John Lugo PT, DPT, ECS

Clinical Education and Residency Coordinator

Employment History

Hands on Diagnostic Services, Astoria, NY

Senior Vice President of Clinical Education (2019-2022)

City University of New York/College of Staten Island

Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Physical Therapy (2018-present)

Hands on EMG Testing

Physical Therapist and Electromyographer (2018-present)

Department of Physical Therapy, City University of New York/College of Staten Island

Substitute Lecturer (2017-2018)

Department of Physical Therapy, City University of New York/College of Staten Island

Adjunct Lecturer and Clinical Research Associate (2016-2017)

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute

Physical Therapist and Electromyographer (2016)

Department of Physical Therapy, City University of New York/College of Staten Island

Substitute Lecturer and Director of Clinical Education (2014-2016)

Department of Physical Therapy, City University of New York/College of Staten Island

Adjunct Lecturer (2008-2014)

Eger Health Care and Rehabilitation

Director of Rehabilitation (2008-2012)

Northeast Spine and Wellness Center

Director of Physical Therapy (2006-2008)

Lugo Comprehensive PT Services

Owner and Operator
(2005 – present)

Rutgers University

Guest Lecturer and Teaching Assistant (2004-present)

American Academy of Clinical Electrodiagnosis

Core Faculty, ABPTRFE Credentialed Residency Program in Clinical Electrophysiologic Physical Therapy (2004-present)

Staten Island University Hospital

Staff Physical Therapist (2003-2006)

Honors and Awards

Award of Excellence in Clinical Education for Exemplary Contributions to Physical Therapist Education in Electrodiagnosis. Awarding Agency: Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management – 2021

Exceptional Educator Award for Contributions to the Department and Profession of Physical Therapy. Awarding agency: College of Staten Island – 2019

Pre-doctoral Fellowship in Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences Awarding agency: Rutgers University School of Health Professions Physical Therapy Department 2013 – 2014 and 2014 – 2015

Robert M. Kellogg PT, PhD, ECS, Honorary Lecture in Clinical Electrophysiology – 2011

Professional Memberships

Academy of Physical Therapy Education 2013-present 2008-present Section on Health Policy and Administration 2003-present Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management. 
    • Elected Position: Nominating Committee Chair 2015 – 2016
    • Elected Position: Administrative Officer of the Electrodiagnostic Special Interest Group 2018 – present

2001-present American Physical Therapy Association

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Utica College, Utica, NY

28 credits completed towards Doctor of Philosophy

Rutgers University School of Health Professions Newark, NJ

Master of Science in Physical Therapy

City University of New York; College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

City University of New York; College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY

Bachelor of Science in Biology

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

Board Certifications

Board Certification

Clinical Electrophysiology Physical Therapy
Certificate # 20793 – Recertified in 2020, expires 6/30/30

Publications

Lawrence, M.B., Coker, D, Lugo, J, Rawat, M (2021). Radiologic imaging and electrodiagnostics. In K. Masker & H. Gift (Eds.), Test Prep for the CHT Exam: Study Outline & Clinical Reference (4th ed., pp. 381-393). American Society of Hand Therapists.

Nelson, R. M., Kaur, H., Muniz, E., Gasiewska, E., Lugo, J., Agro, J., …& Rothman, J. (2004). Neuronal conduction studies of the median nerve in non-impaired humans: a comparison of accepted techniques. Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology44(5), 281-287.

Nelson, R., Agro, J., Lugo, J., Gasiewska, E., Kaur, H., Muniz, E., …& Rothman, J (2004). The relationship between temperature and neuronal characteristics. Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology44(4), 209-216.

Continuing Education

31st Annual Electroneuromyography Symposium.

April 10-11, 2021

Integration of Clinical Exam, Diagnostic Testing, and Treatment, Part 1: Lumbar Radiculopathy.

2021

Integration of Clinical Exam, Diagnostic Testing, and Treatment, Part 2: Neuropathies of the Lower Limb

2021

Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation: The Evidence is There, but Why Aren’t We Using It?

2021

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging: Changing the Way We Practice.

2021

Peer Reviewed Scientific and Professional Presentations:

Mohini Rawat, John Lugo (2021). When Orthopedics Rubs Elbows with Diagnostics: Assessment and Management of Elbow Pathology. Educational session at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

John Lugo
. (2020) EMG & NCV for the CHT: The role of electrodiagnostic testing in the management of patients with hand and upper extremity dysfunction. Webinar sponsored by the American Society of Hand Therapists. 

John Lugo. (2019) Diagnose and treat: How physical therapists can use electrodiagnostic testing and musculoskeletal ultrasound to influence treatment decisions. Educational program at the New York Physical Therapy Association Brooklyn-Staten Island District Fall Symposium

John Lugo, Sean Dwyer, Timothy Filzen, Dylan O’Keeffe, Mark Orillaza. (2019) Establishing Clinical efficacy of surface electromyography in detecting muscle weakness. Platform presentation at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Kathy Galloway, John Lugo, Rick McKibben (2018). Exploring polyneuropathy: Cases and current trends. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

John Eddy, Greg Ernst, David Greathouse, John Lugo, Rick McKibben (2017). An electrodiagnostic case report in UE dysfunction. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Greg Ernst, Waldemar Hogerwaard, Michael Lescallette, John Lugo, Rick McKibben, Roger Nelson (2016). Technological advances in clinical electromyography. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Michael Lescallette, John Lugo (2015). Carpal tunnel classification systems: Matching the outcome to the quickDASH functional scale. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Karen Huhn, John Lugo (2015).  The development of a web-based interactive educational tool to enhance the instruction of clinical electrophysiology in physical therapy. Platform presentation at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Michael Lescallette, John Lugo, Roger Nelson (2013). Strategies in learning: How to best describe neurologic changes in nerve conduction studies. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Greg Ernst, John Lugo (2012). Understanding the basics of clinical application of EMG/NCS testing: Clinical case studies. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association

Michael Lescallette, John Lugo, Roger Nelson (2012).  Residency programs: Elevating electrodiagnosis and wound management to the next level. Education session at Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association