Chad Cook

Duke University



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

Research Areas

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


Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists; has specialized in manual therapy for over 25 years.