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 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts, and lectures internationally on orthopedic examination and treatment.


  • Certificate, Chronic Pain Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 2015 – 2017
  • Ph.D., 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


  • PT712 and PT722: Health Policy and Management Courses
  • PT724: Evidence-Based Practice Series
  • PT725: Duke-UNC Research Elective


Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists; has specialized in manual therapy for over 19 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


On demand webinar

Webinar: Dr. Prof. Chad Cook: Personalized Management of Low Back Pain

Chad Cook PhD
On demand
3 points (Pro-Q-Kine)
3 points (Kwaliteitshuis Fysiotherapie Vakinhoudelijk algemeen)
3 points (Pro-Q-Kine Manuele therapie)
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