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Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT

Chad Cook Instructor Bio:
Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT is professor at Duke University, the program director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy division with a category A appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellence and service and 19 years of academic experience. His passions include refining and improving the patient examination process and validating tools used in day-to-day physical therapist practice. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Maryville University (St. Louis) in 1990 and PhD (2003) from Texas Tech University. Dr. Cook received fellowship status at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2006. He is a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Cook has published over 250 peer reviewed papers and has keynoted in 6 continents and numerous countries. He has two textbooks in their 2nd edition and a third textbook in its first edition. Dr. Cook has a long-standing history of service roles as an editor-in-chief or associate/special topics editor for multiple journals including JOSPT and BJSM. Dr. Cook has won numerous awards locally at Duke for teaching, is the 2009 Baethke-Carlin award winner for the American Physical Therapy Association, is the 2008 recipient of the Helen Bradley career achievement award, and is the 2005 winner of the J Warren Perry Distinguished Authorship Award. Dr. Cook was the Pauline Cerasoli Lecturer in 2017. In addition, Dr. Cook is also the 2011 winner and was the 2012 and 2013 co-winner of the AAOMPT Excellence in Research Award.

Chad Cook's Continuing Education Courses

Evidence-Based Examination of the Thoracic Spine

Evidence-Based Examination of the Thoracic Spine

Dr. Chad Cook presents this comprehensive evidence-based course on examination and assessment of the thoracic spine. A clinically relevant approach to assessing thoracic spine dysfunctions is covered, including proper patient history, outcomes… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Treatment of the Thoracic Spine

Evidence-Based Treatment of the Thoracic Spine

This course on evidence-based treatment of the thoracic spine is presented by Dr. Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to recognize the more prevalent thoracic-oriented pathologies seen… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine

Evidence-Based Examination of the Cervical Spine

In this course by Dr. Chad Cook, users will evaluate the impact and prevalence of cervical dysfunction, understand the imperative patient history elements of a neck examination and identify which patient history components are affiliated… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Treatment of the Cervical Spine

Evidence-Based Treatment of the Cervical Spine

Dr. Chad Cook presents this comprehensive course on evidence-based interventions for the cervical spine. Users will recognize the more prevalent cervical pathologies seen in musculoskeletal practice and understand the proposed benefit to… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Examination of the Lumbar Spine

Evidence-Based Examination of the Lumbar Spine

In this course covering examination of the lumbar spine by Dr. Chad Cook, users will evaluate the economic impact and prevalence of lumbar spine dysfunction. The imperative patient history elements of a lumbar examination will be discussed.… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

Evidence-Based Treatment of the Lumbar Spine

This course by Dr. Chad Cook provides an in-depth look at evidence-based interventions for the lumbar spine. Recognize the more prevalent low back pathologies seen in musculoskeletal practice and evaluate the treatment-oriented evidence… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Examination of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Evidence-Based Examination of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

In this course by Dr. Chad Cook, users will evaluate the impact and prevalence of elbow, wrist, and hand dysfunction. Understand the imperative patient history elements of a elbow, wrist, and hand examination and identify which patient… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Treatment of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

Evidence-Based Treatment of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand

This course by Dr. Chad Cook provides an in-depth look at evidence-based interventions for the elbow, wrist, and hand. Recognize the more prevalent upper extremity pathologies seen in musculoskeletal practice and evaluate the treatment-oriented… Read Morearrow_right

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Manual Therapy for the Cervical Spine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Manual Therapy for the Cervical Spine: An Evidence-Based Approach

Dr. Chad Cook's course on the cervical spine covers manual therapy techniques from a research and evidence perspective. It is designed to provide examination, treatment and reassessment measures for orthopedic clinicians. The course examines… Read Morearrow_right

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Understanding Research Methodology

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Understanding Research Methodology

How do practicing clinicians provide evidence based medicine if there is a lack of knowledge on understanding and interpreting the credibility and transferability of published research? This course provides a description of evidence based… Read Morearrow_right

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Research Priorities & Study Types

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Research Priorities & Study Types

How does the design of a study dictate the question-types that a study can answer? Inherently, it is imperative that a researcher understand and appropriately use the proper study design for their purposes in research. Although the research… Read Morearrow_right

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Statistical Analysis

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Statistical Analysis

Many clinicians struggle with applying their research design and statistical knowledge to the research articles they read. Many find that the principles of what statistical analyses tell them is simply not intuitive enough nor do they apply… Read Morearrow_right

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Critical Appraisal

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Critical Appraisal

What’s the most effective current method to assure that research findings are valid, appropriate and are a useful contribution to the literature? At present, our best method is critical appraisal performed through a peer review system.… Read Morearrow_right

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Errors, Fraud, & Outliers

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Errors, Fraud, & Outliers

How is it that the peer review system associated with research allows so many papers that are erroneous, fraudulent, or outright incorrect results to be published? Primarily, it’s related to a number of factors. This course provides examples… Read Morearrow_right

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Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Publishing Case Reports & Series

Rehabilitation Research Boot Camp: Publishing Case Reports & Series

What are the most common forms of papers written by clinicians, students and residents? Case reports and case studies. Case reports and case studies are two forms of study designs that provide value when describing unique cases, rare diagnoses,… Read Morearrow_right

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