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Alexis Wright, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Alexis Wright Instructor Bio:
Dr. Alexis Wright is an Assistant Professor and the Assistant Chair in the Department of Physical Therapy, High Point University. Dr. Wright is a clinical researcher, educator, and practicing physical therapist whose passions include refining and improving the patient examination and treatment process used in everyday physical therapist practice. Dr. Wright received her BS in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University in 2006, and a PhD in physical therapy clinical research from the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2010. Dr Wright was recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2011 and achieved APTA board certified orthopedic specialization in 2015. Dr. Wright is a frequent research presenter at state, national, and international meetings and a productive author with over 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts in the areas of orthopedics and manual therapy. Dr. Wright currently serves as the Deputy Editor of Physical Therapy Reviews as well as two journal editorial boards and acts as a reviewer for a number of other international and national peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Wright is a 2007 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award for the American Physical Therapy Association and a 2012 recipient of the Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition to her research, she continues to practice clinically for Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM) out of High Point University.
Dr. Wright has received several small research grants including the AAOMPT Cardon Research Grant and the University of Otago Postgraduate Publishing Bursary. Awards include the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award, the APTA Emerging Leader Award, and the Duke University Health System Service Champion Award. Dr. Wright continues to maintain an active research agenda in the areas of spinal and extremity mobilization and manipulation, hip disorders, femoroacetabular impingement, and prognostic research. Dr. Wright received her PhD in clinical research from the University of Otago, a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Wright currently serves as an Assistant Professor and Director of Continuing Education in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University. In addition to her position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at High Point University, she practices clinically for Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM). TEAM is a community-based health and wellness program designed to improve athletic performance and prevent injury.

Alexis Wright's Continuing Education Courses

Evidence-Based Examination of the Hip

Evidence-Based Examination of the Hip

In this course by Dr. Alexis Wright, users will evaluate the impact and prevalence of hip disorders, understand the imperative patient history elements of a hip examination and identify which patient history components are associated with… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Treatment of the Hip

Evidence-Based Treatment of the Hip

Dr. Alexis Wright presents this comprehensive course on evidence-based interventions for the hip. Users will recognize the more prevalent hip pathologies seen in musculoskeletal practice and understand the proposed benefit to classifying… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

Evidence-Based Treatment of the Foot and Ankle

This course on evidence-based treatment of the foot and ankle is presented by Dr. Alexis Wright PT, PhD, DPT, FAAOMPT. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to recognize the more prevalent foot and ankle pathologies seen… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Examination of the Foot and Ankle

Evidence-Based Examination of the Foot and Ankle

In this course covering examination of the foot and ankle by Dr. Alexis Wright, users will evaluate the impact and prevalence of foot and ankle disorders. The imperative patient history elements of a foot and ankle examination will be discussed.… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis

Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Pelvis

In this course by Dr. Alexis Wright, users will gain an understanding of SIJ and pelvic related pain patterns and be introduced to a number of components of SIJ and pelvis involvement. Learners will be introduced to the best forms of self… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Lower Quarter

Evidence-Based Examination and Treatment of the Lower Quarter

This course by Dr. Alexis Wright is designed to introduce a proposed paradigm for the examination and treatment of patients with lower quarter musculoskeletal dysfunction. This course begins with a general patient history and discusses… Read Morearrow_right

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Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 1: An Update for Clinicians

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 1: An Update for Clinicians

There has been a 25-fold increase in the number of hip arthroscopies performed between 2006 and 2013 primarily in response to improved diagnosis and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome. This course highlights some of… Read Morearrow_right

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Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 2: Complex Systems Approach

Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Part 2: Complex Systems Approach

There has been a 25-fold increase in the number of hip arthroscopies performed between 2006 and 2013 primarily in response to improved diagnosis and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) syndrome. This course takes a closer look… Read Morearrow_right

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