Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT

Dr. Chad Cook

Program Director, Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Professor

Phone: 919-684-8905

Office: Wing B, #230

Email: chad.cook@dm.duke.edu

Dr. Cook is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a history of clinical care excellence and service. His passions include refining and improving the patient examination process and validating tools used in day-to-day physical therapist practice.

Dr. Cook has authored or co-authored three textbooks, has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and lectures internationally on orthopedic examination and treatment.

Education

  • Certificate, Chronic Pain Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 2015 – present

  • PhD, Consumer Economics, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2003

  • MBA, Global Management, University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona, 1999

  • BS, Physical Therapy, Maryville University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990

Teaching

  • PT704 and PT714: The Musculoskeletal Series

  • PT712 and PT722: Health Policy and Management Courses

  • PT 622, 703, and 724: Evidence Based Practice Series

Practice

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists; has specialized in manual therapy for over 18 years.

Research

  • Primarily interested in examination and conservative or surgical treatment of orthopedic-related conditions.

  • Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine

  • Special Topics Editor for the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy

  • Treasurer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

Recent publications

Awards and honors

  • Dorothy E. Baethke—Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching, 2009

  • Williams Evans Research Fellow, University of Otago, 2012

  • University of Newcastle, Australia, Research Fellow, 2015

  • AAOMPT/Dick Erhard Excellence in Research Award. First author in 2011 (co-author in 2012 and 2013)

  • Jan Richardson, Excellence in Teaching Award-Duke University, 2006, 2007, 2010

  • Helen May Bradley Career Achievement Award-Maryville University, 2007