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Chad Cook

Division Chair; Professor of Division of Physical Therapy
BS, Maryville University; MBA, University of Phoenix; PhD, Texas Tech University

Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT is a tenured professor and Chair of the Division of Physical Therapy. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and previously had board certification in Orthopedics from the American Physical Therapy Association. His current research interests include manual therapy intervention, surgery outcomes, and outcomes measures.

 

 

Dr. Cook's awards and honors include:

  • Texas Tech University Banner Bearer (Awarded Annually to the Consensus Selected Top Graduate Student from Texas Tech University) – 2003
  • OPTP/JMMT Literature Review Award (Awarded for Best Published Literature Review Annually)-2003
  • OPTP/JMMT Literature Review Award (Awarded for Best Published Literature Review Annually)-2005
  • J Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award (Awarded for Article with the most Significant Impact in Rehabilitation within the Journal of Allied Health)-2005
  • US Bone and Joint, Young Investigators Initiative Award (AAOS) (Awarded for Rising Young Investigators: Designed to Provide an Infrastructure to Obtain an NIH Grant)-2005
  • Williams Evans Research Fellow, University of Otago, 2009, 2012
  • AAOMPT/Dick Erhard Excellence in Research Award, 2011
  • 2012 APTA Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award (co-author)
  • Excellence in Teaching Award-Duke University (1st years) (Student Voted Top Teacher in the Physical Therapy Program)-2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award-Duke University (3rd years) (Student Voted Top Teacher in the Physical Therapy Program )-2006
  • Excellence in Teaching Award-Duke University (3rd years) (Student Voted Top Teacher in the Physical Therapy Program )-2007
  • Excellence in Teaching Award-Duke University (3rd years) (Student Voted Top Teacher in the Physical Therapy Program )-2009
  • 2009 recipient of the Dorothy E. Baethke - Eleanor J. Carlin Award for Excellence in Academic Teaching
  • Helen May Bradley Career Achievement Award-Maryville University (Awarded to a Physical Therapist who Embodies the Traits and Achievements of Helen May Bradley, the First Physical Therapists to Practice in Missouri) (2007)

Selected Funding

Steens/USA
Cook (PI)
10/1/2003-9/30/2004
1 month/yr
Title: Clinical Spine Instability: A Delphi Approach.
Location: Texas Tech University
Goals of the project were to define the parameters of clinical instability for the cervical and lumbar spine. We hypothesized that there were defined parameters unique to this condition.
Funded Amount: $2000

AAOMPT/OPTP
Cook (PI)
10/1/2006-9/30/2007
1 month/yr
Title: Cross cultural validation of the Neck Disability Index in Brazilian Portuguese.
Location: Duke University
Goals of the project were to cross culturally validate and concurrently validate the NDI with the SF-36.
Funded amount $4000

AAOMPT/Lojer
Cook (PI)
10/1/2007-9/30/2008
1month/yr
Title: Meta-analytic methods of coding data from pdf sources
Location: Duke University
Goals of the project were to create software to capture appropriate pdf data sources in an article through the Centers of Excellence in Surgical Outcomes at Duke University.
Funded amount $3000

AAOMPT/Cardon
Sizer (PI)
10/1/2009-9/30/2010
None
Title: Essential criteria for excellence in fellowship education.
Location: Duke University
Goals of the project were to identify the skill sets associated with fellowship training competency. Cook functioned as a work group member on the study.
Funded amount $6,000

AAOMPT/OPTA
Cook (PI)
5/1/2011-4/30/2013
.5 month/yr
Title: Utility of an augmented exercise approach for patients with neck pain who receive a manual therapy intervention: A randomized controlled trial.
Location: Walsh University
Goals of the project were to determine the benefit of an augmentally applied home exercise program.
Funded amount $540

Dr. Cook has been married for 23 years and has three boys ages 20, 16, and 10. His family has a pet cat named Cinnamon, who is pretty cool for a cat. He enjoys running, cycling and hanging out with his kids. He especially loves cross country meets and little league baseball games and says "If I died and went to Heaven, Heaven for me would be endless cross country meets and baseball games." He is a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.

Contact Info:

330.490.7370
ccook@walsh.edu