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Cook C, Learman K, Houghton S, Showalter C, O'Halloran B. The addition of cervical Unilateral Posterior Anterior Mobilisation in the treatment of patients with shoulder impingement syndrome: A randomised clinical trial. Man Ther. 2013 Jun 19. doi:pii: S1356-689X(13)00085-4. 10.1016/j.math.2013.05.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Learman K, Showalter C, O’Halloran B, Cook C. Thrust and nonthrust manipulation for older adults with low back pain: An evaluation of pain and disability. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2013 Jun 11. doi:pii: S0161-4754(13)00066-3. 10.1016/j.jmpt.2013.05.007. [Epub ahead of print]

Cook C, Bragg M, Congeni J, Donaldson M, Peiffer J. Association of Goutallier classification findings and presence of fat content in the multifidus muscles with delayed or poor recovery after physiotherapy in adolescents with spondylolysis. Physiotherapy Practice and Research 2013;34:29–35.

Cook C, Sizer PS, Isaacs R, Wright A. Clinical identifiers for detecting underlying closed cervical fractures. Pain Pract. 2013 Apr 23. doi: 10.1111/papr.12061. [Epub ahead of print]

Phillips JC, Cook C, Beaty S, Kissenberth MJ, Siffri P, Hawkins RJ. Validity of noncontrast MRI in diagnosing SLAP tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013, 22(1):3-8.  doi:10.1016/j.jse.2012.03.013  

Schwind J, Learman K, O’Halloran B, Showalter C, Cook C. Different Minimally Important Clinical Difference (MCID) Scores Lead to Different Clinical Prediction Rules for the Oswestry Disability Index when Using the Same Sample of Patients. J Man Manip Ther. 2013;21:71-78.

Stewart K, Derck A, Long K, Learman K, Cook C. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests for the Detection of Splenomegaly: A Systematic Review. Phys Ther Reviews. 2013;18:173-184.

Garrison C, Cook C. Clinimetrics corner: the global rating of change score (GRoC) poorly correlates with functional measures and is not temporally stable. J Man Manip Ther. 2012;20: 178-181.

Cook C, Learman K, Showalter C, Kabbaz V, O’Halloran B. Early Use of Thrust Manipulation versus Non-Thrust Manipulation: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Man Ther. 2012 Oct 2. doi:pii: S1356-689X(12)00189-0. 10.1016/j.math.2012.08.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Scaia V, Baxter D, Cook C. The pain provocation-based straight leg raise test for diagnosis of lumbar disc herniation, lumbar radiculopathy, and/or sciatica: A systematic review of clinical utility. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2012 Jan 1;25(4):215-23.

Kuczynski JJ, Schwieterman B, Columber K, Knupp D, Shaub L, Cook C. Effectiveness of Physical Therapist Administered Spinal Manipulation for the Treatment of Low Back Pain: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2012 Dec;7(6):647-62.

Wright A, Cook C. Criterion validation of the rate of recovery, single alphanumeric measure, in patients with low back pain. Physiother Res Int. 2012 Oct 18. doi: 10.1002/pri.1538. [Epub ahead of print]

Cook C, Showalter C, Kabbaz V, O’Halloron B. Can a within/between session change in pain during reassessment predict outcome using a manual therapy intervention in patients with mechanical low back pain? Man Ther. 2012.

Cook C, Garrison C. The Global Rating of Change Score (GRoC) poorly correlates with functional measures and is not temporally stable: A clinimetrics corner. J Man Manip Ther. 20 (1): (accepted for publication 2012).

Cook C, Beaty S, Kissenberth M, Siffri P, Gill S, Hawkins RJ. Diagnostic Accuracy of Five Orthopedic Clinical Tests for Diagnosis of Superior Labrum Anterior Posterior (SLAP) Lesions J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Jan;21(1):13-22.

Justina Gawel, Danika  Vengrow, Jenna Collins, Sarah Brown, and Alice Buchanan for their publication: Gawel J, Vengrow D, Collins J, Buchanan A, Cook C. The short physical performance battery as a predictor for long term disability or institutionalization in the community dwelling population aged 65 years old or older: A systematic review. Phys Ther Rev. 2012;17:37-44.

Nunley J, DeOrio M, Cook C. Mid to Long Term Outcomes of the STAR Total Ankle Replacement. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012 Jan 4;94(1):43-8.

Phillips JC, Cook C, Beaty S, Kissenberth MJ, Siffri P, Hawkins RJ. Validity of noncontrast MRI in diagnosing SLAP tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012. (Accepted). 

Barlow M, Schlabach D, Peiffer J, Cook C. Difference in change scores and the predictive validity of three commonly used measures following concussion in the adolescent population. International Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Sep;6(3):150-7.

Christoforetti JJ, Krupp RJ, Singleton S, Kissenberth M, Cook C, Hawkins RJ. The Effect of Suture Bridge Double Row Fixation on Rotator Cuff Tendon Blood Flow. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 May 17. [Epub ahead of print].

Cook C, Mabry L, Reiman M, Hegedus EJ. Best Tests/Clinical Findings for Screening and Diagnosis of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Physiotherapy. 2011 (accepted)

Cook C, Ross M, Issacs R, Hegedus E. Investigation of Non-Mechanical Findings during Spinal Movement Screening for Identifying and/or Ruling-Out Metastatic Cancer. Pain Pract. 2011 Nov 22. doi: 10.1111/j.1533-2500.2011.00519.x.

Cook C, Wilhelm M, Cook A, Petrosino C, Isaacs R. Clinical tests for screening and diagnosis of cervical spine myelopathy. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011 Oct;34(8):539-46.

Cook C, Hegedus E, Stefancin JJ, Kissenberth M, Cassas K, Hawkins R, Tobola A. An investigation of the relationship between measures of pain intensity, pain affect, and disability, in patients with shoulder dysfunction. J Man Manip Ther. 2011;19(2);72-76.

Cook C, Sheets C. Clinical equipoise and personal equipoise: two necessary ingredients for reducing bias in manual therapy trials. J Man Manip Ther. 2011;19:53-55.

Cook C, O’Halleran B, Showalter C. The use of non-thrust manipulation in a consecutive case series of patients who met the clinical prediction rule for thrust manipulation. Italian J Physiother. 2011;1:65-72.

Donaldson M. Learman KE. Wright A. Brown C. Howes C. Cook CE. Factor Structure and Concurrent/Convergent Validity of the Modified Somatic Perception Questionnaire and the Pain Beliefs Screening Instrument. J Manipulative Physio Therapeutics. 2011 Jan;34(1):30-6.

Goode A, Cook C, Gill B, Tackett S, Brown C, Richardson W. The risk of risk adjustment for perioperative spine infection following spinal surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 20;36(9):752-8.

Goode A, Cook C, Brown C, Isaacs R, Roman M, Richardson W. Differences in Comorbidities on Low Back Pain and Low Back Related Leg Pain. Pain Pract. 2011 Jan-Feb;11(1):42-7.

Hambright D, Henderson R, Cook C, Worrell T, Moorman CT, Bolognesi M. A Comparison of Perioperative Outcomes in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and without Rheumatoid Arthritis after Receiving a Total Shoulder Replacement Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Jan;20(1):77-85

Krupp R, Scovell F, Cook C, Nyland J, Wyland D. Femoral cross-pin safety in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction as a function of femoral tunnel position and insertion angle. Arthroscopy 2011 Jan;27(1):83-88.

Reneker J, Paz J, Petrosino C, Cook C. Diagnostic Accuracy of Clinical Tests and Signs of Temporomandibular Joint Disorders: A Systematic Review of the Literature. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2011 Jun;41(6):408-16.

Tobola A, Cook C, Cassas KJ, Hawkins RJ, Wienke JR, Tolan S, Kissenberth MJ. Accuracy of Glenohumeral Joint Injections: Comparing Approach and Experience of Provider. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Oct;20(7):1147-54.

Wilhelm M, Roskovensky G, Emery K, Manno C, Valek K, Cook C. Effect of Resistance Exercises on Function for Older Adults with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia: A Systematic Review. Canadian J Physio. (accepted). 2011.

Wright A, Abbott JH, Baxter D, Cook C. A comparison of three methodological approaches to defining major clinically important improvement of four performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2011 May;41(5):319-27.

Wright A, Cook C, Flynn T, Abbott H, Baxter D. Predictors for response to therapeutic physical therapy interventions in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis. Phys Ther. 2011 Apr;91(4):510-24.

Wright A, Abbott JH, Baxter D, Cook C. Within session changes of traction do not predict overall outcome. J Man Manip Ther. 2010;18:166-172.

Cook C, Hegedus E. Diagnostic utility of clinical tests for spinal dysfunction. Man Ther. 2011 Feb;16(1):21-5.

Chad Cook, PT, PhD1,2, Robin M. Queen, PhD2,3, Emily J. Slaven, PT, PhD4, James K. DeOrio, MD2, Mark E. Easley, MD2, James A. Nunley, Dimensionality of Measures for Severe Unilateral Ankle Arthritis. PM&R 2010 Nov;2(11):987-94.

Cook C, Brown C, Isaacs R, Roman M, Davis S, Richardson W. Clustered clinical findings for diagnosis of cervical spine myelopathy. J Man Manip Ther. 2010;18:175-180.

Cook C, Brown C, Keith M, Isaacs R, Roman M, Howes C, Richardson W, Hegedus E. The Clinical Value of a Cluster of Patient History and Observational Findings as a Diagnostic Support Tool for Lumbar Spine Stenosis. Physiother Res International. 2010 Nov 11. doi: 10.1002/pri.500. [Epub ahead of print]

Cook C, Hegedus E, Hawkins R, Scovall F, Wyland D. Diagnostic Accuracy and Association to Disability of Clinical Test Findings associated with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Physiother Canada 2010;62:409-413.

Coronado R, Sheets C, Cook C, Boissonnault W. Spondyloarthritis in a patient with unilateral buttock pain and history of Crohn’s disease. Phys Ther. 2010 May;90(5):784-92.

Coronado R, Bialosky J, Cook C. Temporal Effects of a Single Session of High-velocity, Low-amplitude Thrust Manipulation on Subjects with Spinal Pain: a Systematic Review. Phys Ther Rev. 2010;15:1-7.

Corvetto M, McCready M, Cook C, Pietrobon R, Altermatt F. Regional anesthesia practice in Chile: an online survey. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2010;57:209-13.

Garrison JC, Shanley E, Thigpen C, Hegedus E, Cook C. Between session changes predict overall perception of improvement but not functional improvement in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome seen for physical therapy: an observational study. Physiother Theory Pract. 2010 Jul 31. [Epub ahead of print].

Hegedus EJ, Zavala J, Kissenberth M, Cook C, Cassas K, Hawkins R, Tobola A. A Comparison of Short-Term Pain and Functional Outcomes for Glenohumeral Injections J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Sep;19(6):795-801.

Hegedus E, Cook C, Fiander C, Wright L. Measures of arch height and their relationship to pain and dysfunction. Physiother Research Internat. 2010 Sep;15(3):160-6.

Maglaya C, Cook C, Zarzour H, Moorman CT. Return to division 1A football following a 1st metatarsophalangeal joint dorsal dislocation. N Am J Sport Phys Ther. 2010;5:1-12.

McGalliard MK,   Dedrick GS, Brismée JM, Cook CE,  Apte GG, Sizer PS. Changes in Transversus Abdominis Thickness Using the Abdominal Drawing in Maneuver During a Functional Task.  Phys Med Rehabil 2010;2:187-194.

Roman M, Brown C, Richardson W, Isaacs R, Howes C, Cook C. The Development of a Clinical Decision Making Algorithm for Detection of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fracture or Wedge Deformity. J Man Manip Ther. 2010. 2010;18:44–49.

Sweitzer B, Cook C, Steadman JR, Hawkins RJ, Wyland D. The Inter-rater Reliability and Diagnostic Accuracy of Patellar Mobility Tests in Patients with Anterior Knee Pain. Physician Sportsmedicine. 2010;3(38):1-7.

Wright A, Cook C, Baxter D, Garcia J, Abbott H. The relationship between the WOMAC-PF and physical performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 Oct;91(10):1558-64.


Cook C, Hegedus E.  Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach. 2nd edition. Upper Saddle River NJ; Prentice Hall: 2013.

Cook C. Orthopedic Manual Therapy: An Evidence Based Approach. 2nd edition. Upper Saddle River NJ; Prentice Hall: 2012.