Dr. Chad Cook

Descripción General

  • Fisioterapeuta, PhD, MBA, OCS, FAAOMPT.
  • Profesor y catedrático de la Universidad de Walsh. Es también profesor consultor asociado Universidad de Otago, en Nueva Zelanda.
  • Se certificó como Terapeuta Manual el año 2001, logró el certificado de especialización ortopédica en el 2002
  • Miembro de la Academia Americana de Terapia Manual Ortopédica desde el 2006.


Formación Complementaria

  • Licenciado en Ciencias en Terapia Física en la Universidad de Maryville en 1990.
  • Maestría en Administración de Empresas en 1999
  • Doctorado en Filosofía (PhD) en la Universidad Texas Tech en 2003.



  • Ha Publicado más de 150 artículos y la segunda edición de dos libros: “ Orthopedic Manual Therapy: An evidence based approach” y “Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An evidence based approach“.
  • Ha realizado más de 145 Presentaciones / Conferencias.
  • Es Editor de la Revista Manual Therapy y de otras 5 revistas internacionales.
  • El Dr. Cook ha ganado numerosos premios, siendo los últimos en:
      1.  2011 premio a la excelencia por su investigación en la AAOMPT
      2. 2012 premio por sus investigaciones junto a su compañero Williams Evans en la Universidad de Otago.
      3. 2012 y 2013 Premio en la Universidad de Walsh.


Últimas Publicaciones

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Gawel J, Vengrow D, Collins J, Brown S, 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(1):37-45.

6. Cook C, Mabry L, Reiman M, Hegedus EJ. Best Tests/Clinical Findings for Screening and Diagnosis of Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: A Systematic Review. Physiotherapy. 2012;98:93-100.

7. 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. 2012; 64(4);386–394

8. Cook C. Musculoskeletal Impairment: Opportunities for Rehabilitation to Enhance Function. Ital J Physio. 2011;1:65-72.

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

10. 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 Aug 17:17:325-

11. Christoforetti, J.J., Krupp, R.J., Singleton, S.B., Kissenberth, M.J., Cook , C., and Hawkins, R.J. Arthroscopic Suture Bridge Transosseus Equivalent Fixation of Rotator Cuff Tendon Preserves Intratendinous Blood Flow at the Time of Initial Fixation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012;21(4):523-530.

12. Hegedus E, Goode A, Cook C, Michener L, Myer C, Myer D, Wright A. Which physical examination tests provide clinicians with the most value when examining the shoulder? Update of a systematic review with meta-analysis of individual tests. Br J Sports Med. 2012 Aug 29 [Epub ahead of print].

13. Reiman M, Goode A, Cook C, Hegedus E, Wright L. Accuracy of Clinical Tests of the Hip: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis. Br J Sports Med. 2012 July 7 [Epub ahead of print].

14. Learman K, Showalter C, Cook C. Does the use of a prescriptive clinical prediction rule increase the likelihood of applying inappropriate treatments? A survey using clinical vignettes. Man Ther. 2012 Jun 20 [Epub ahead of print]

15. Hart N, Wallace MK, Scovell F, Krupp RJ, Cook C, Wyland DJ. Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A biomechanical comparison of transosseous equivalent double-row suture anchor versus transosseous tunnel repair. J Knee Surg. 2012;25(4):335-340.

16. Cook C, Learman K, O’Halloran B, Showalter C, Kabbaz V, Goode A, Wright A. Which prognostic factors for low back pain are generic predictors of outcome across a range of recovery domains. Phys Ther. 2012 Aug 9 [Epub ahead of print].

17. Viens NA, Hug KT, Marchant MH, Cook C, Vail TP, Bolognesi MP. Role of diabetes type in perioperative outcomes after hip and knee arthroplasty in the United States. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012;21(4):253-60.

18. 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

19. 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].

20. 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

21. 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.

22. 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

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

24. 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]

25. Cherian K, Kaltenbach J, Cook C, Cherian N. Improving Tinnitus with Mechanical treatment of the cervical spine and jaw: a case report. (accepted) J American Acad Audiology

26. 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 (accepted).

27. Donaldson M, Learman K, O’Halloran B, Showalter C, Cook C. The Role of Patients’ Expectation of Appropriate Initial Manual Therapy Treatment in Outcomes for Patients with Low Back Pain. J Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics. Accepted for publication 2013.

28. Cook C, Sizer PS, Isaacs R, Wright A. Clinical identifiers for detecting underlying closed cervical fractures. Pain Pract. (accepted, 2013).

29. Cook C, Cleland J, Hegedus E, Wright A, Hancock M. The Creation of the Diagnostic Accuracy Quality Scale (DAQS). J Man Manip Ther. 2013.