Chad Cook
PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, DPT Program Director & Professor at Duke University (USA)


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 numerous textbooks, has published over 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and lectures internationally on orthopedic examination and treatment.


  • 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


  • The Musculoskeletal Series
  • Health Policy and Management Courses
  • Evidence Based Practice Series


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


  • 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

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

Courses held by this instructor