Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy Center Funded
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, the Department of Orthopaedics, and the School of Medicine have approved the creation of a Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy. The Center will focus on the dissemination of evidence associated with manual therapies through “living” systematic reviews, a repository of study summaries, an active social media presence, a monthly blog, and patient-facing materials on its website. The Center has received a $250,000 donation from the Paris Family Foundation to cover the costs of the Center for five years.
Dr. Chad Cook will be the Director of the Center of Excellence and Dr. Derek Clewley will serve as Associate Director. Both Dr. Cook and Clewley are active leaders and fellows in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Their goals will be to collaborate with the Duke DPT fellowship program and outside manual therapy thought leaders to disseminate correct and meaningful information to clinicians and patients.
Please join me in congratulating Drs. Cook and Clewley and a special thanks to Dr. Cook for his hard work in facilitating this Center and securing the initial funding for it. This Center will continue to elevate Duke DPT as one of the top programs in the nation.
The program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website at www.fsbpt.org. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 919-681-4380 or email email@example.com.