Congdon School of Health Sciences
Physical Therapy

Dr. Alexis Wright

alexis-wright-2Alexis A Wright PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT earned a DPT in 2006 from Duke University. She re-ceived her PhD in Clinical Research from the Universi-ty of Otago, New Zealand in 2010. She is a current Or-thopedic Certified Specialist and Fellow of the Ameri-can Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Thera-pists. She is a licensed and practicing physical thera-pist in North Carolina and has been a core faculty member since 2011. Dr. Wright currently serves as Assistant Chair and primary instructor for PT 7610 Musculoskeletal 2 and co-director of PT 7600 Muscu-loskeletal 1. In her primary role as Assistant Chair, Dr. Wright will be primarily responsible for student relat-ed issues as well as Chair of the Admissions Commit-tee. Dr. Wright currently serves on two journal editori-al boards and acts as a reviewer for a number of other international and national peer-reviewed journals. She currently serves on both the Nominating Committee and Research Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Wright is a 2012 recipient of the Dorothy Briggs Memorial Sci-entific Inquiry Award for the American Physical Thera-py Association. Dr. Wright has over 35 peer-reviewed publications in the area of orthopedics, is a frequent research presenter at state and national meetings, and provides annual continuing education courses in the area of orthopedics to Orthopedic Residents.


Selected Publications (Selected from 20 peer-reviewed publications)

  1.  Wright AA, Wassinger C, Frank M, Michener LA, Hegedus EJ. Diagnostic accuracy of scapular physical examination tests for shoulder disorders: a systematic review. BJSM.2012.DOI:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091573
  2.  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. DOI:10.2522/ptj.20120216
  3. Hegedus EJ, Goode AP, Cook CE, Michener L, Myer CA, Wright AA. 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. BJSM. 2012;46:964-78.
  4. Reiman MP, Goode AP, Hegedus EJ, Cook CE, Wright AA. Diagnostic accuracy of clinical tests of the hip: a systematic review with meta-analysis. BJSM. 2012. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2012-091035
  5. Wright AA, Hannon J, Hegedus EJ, and Emerson Kavchak A. Clinimetrics Corner: a closer look at the minimal clinically important difference (MCID). JMMT. 2012;20:160-166.
  6. Wright AA, Cook CE, Baxter GD, Dockerty JD, and Abbott JH. A comparison of three methodological approaches to defining major clinically important improvement of four performance measures in patient with hip osteoarthritis. JOSPT 2011;41(5):319-327.
  7. Wright AA, Cook CE, Baxter GD, Flynn TW, and Abbott JH. Predictors for response to therapeutic physical therapy intervention in patients with primary hip osteoarthritis. Phys Ther 2011;91(4):510-524.
  8. Wright AA, Hegedus EJ, Baxter GD, and Abbott JH. Measurement of function in hip osteoarthritis: developing a standardized approach for physical performance measures. Physiother Theory Pract. 2011; 27(4):253-62.
  9. Wright AA, Cook CE, Baxter GD, Garcia J, and Abbott JH. Relationship between the WOMAC-PF and physical performance measures in patients with hip osteoarthritis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2010 October;91:1558-1564.
  10. Wright AA, Cook CE, and Abbott JH. Variables associated with progression of hip osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Arthritis Rheum. 2009 Jun 29;61(7):925-936.

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