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Continuing Education Lecture Series – Manual Therapy


High Point University Human Biomechanics and Physiology Lab
1030 Mall Loop Road
High Point, NC 27262


Manual therapy-based interventions for the periphery are a valuable element of patient care. Although a number of disparate manual therapy philosophical approaches exist there is one approach, the patient-response approach, which is well supported within the literature. This pragmatic approach bases treatment technique selection on assessment findings and the patient’s response to the applied treatment. The focus of this course is to define the assessment strategy and introduce the techniques that are specific to this approach.

By the completion of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize and apply appropriate examination assessment methods germane to manual therapy
  2. Apply appropriate treatment techniques including evidence supported thrust and non-thrust manipulation
  3. Recognize the critical assessment findings that are germane to positive clinical outcomes
  4. Integrate selected clinical findings into prognostic outcomes

This course has been approved for 6.5 contact hours. Approved in NC by virtue of NCPTA continuing competence provider approval 12-1129-001. Please contact Dr. Alexis Wright at with questions.


Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT is a Professor and Chair at Walsh University. He is also a consulting associate professor at the University of Otago, in New Zealand. Dr. Cook received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy at Maryville University in 1990, a Masters of Business Administration in 1999, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) at Texas Tech University in 2003. He was certified as an orthopedic manual therapist in 2001, achieved APTA board certified orthopedic specialization in 2002, and received fellowship status at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2006. Dr. Cook has published well over 145 peer reviewed papers and has two textbooks in their 2nd edition: Orthopedic Manual Therapy: An evidence based approach and Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An evidence based approach. Dr Cook has published several book chapters in other textbooks and has presented internationally at over 140 presentations/conferences. He is an Associate Editor in Chief of Manual Therapy as well as 4 other journals. He was been a senior faculty and lecturer in peripheral and spine joint mobilization with Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars for over 15 years. He is currently the treasurer of AAOMPT. Dr. Cook has won numerous awards locally at Duke for teaching, is a recent winner of the OPTP/JMMT literature review award in 2003 and 2005, was the 2009 winner of the top educator award for the American Physical Therapy Association, is the 2008 recipient of the Helen Bradley career achievement award and is the 2005 winner of the J Warren Perry Distinguished Authorship Award. He is also the 2011 Winner of the AAOMPT Excellence in Research Award.


Saturday, November 9 (8:30-4:00)

8:00-8:30              Course registration and sign in

8:30-9:00              The patient-response based manual therapy assessment

9:00-10:00            Manual Therapy interventions for the Shoulder

10:00-10:30          Manual Therapy interventions for the Shoulder and Elbow

10:30-10:45          Break

10:45-11:15          Manual Therapy interventions for the Wrist and Hand


12:00-1:00            Lunch

1:00-2:00              Manual Therapy interventions for the Hip

2:00-2:30              Manual Therapy interventions for the Knee

2:30-2:45              Break

2:45-3:30              Manual Therapy interventions for the Knee

3:30-4:00              Manual Therapy interventions for the Ankle


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Instructor: Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT

Individual Registration: $250

Checks: Please contact Dr. Alexis Wright either by phone (336-841-9270) or email ( to confirm your registration.

Send payment within 10 business days. Make your check payable to High Point University and mail to:

High Point University

Attn: Alexis Wright

833 Montlieu Ave.

Drawer 67

High Point, NC 27262

Please make note, all cancellations received within 4 weeks of course date are subject to 50% penalty of payment. All cancellations made within 2 weeks of course date are subject to 100% penalty and no refunds will be provided

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