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IFOMPT Webinar - Prof Chad Cook - Manual Therapy and Pain Science

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Manual Therapy and Pain Science: Two Brothers from Another Mother

Pain science and orthopedic manual therapy are both intervention methods that are designed to reduce pain and improve global outcomes of patients. Both interventions involve pain modulatory principles and both have been well studied in the literature. Recent social media chatter, clinical opinion, and an occasional publication, have pitted these two intervention methods as opposing constructs. This webinar discusses the key principles of each approach and compares and contrasts. Certainly, the methods are not the same, but interestingly, they have similar genetics that are worth discussion.

Professor Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT is a Professor at Duke University, the program director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy division with an appointment in the Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is a clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate with a long-term history of clinical care excellence, and service and 17 years of academic experience. He received his BS in Physical Therapy from Maryville University (St. Louis) in 1990 and PhD (2003) from Texas Tech University. Dr. Cook received fellowship status at the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy in 2006. Dr. Cook has published over 210 peer-reviewed papers and has keynoted in 6 continents and numerous countries. He has two textbooks in their 2nd edition and a 3rd textbook in its 1st edition. Dr. Cook has won numerous awards locally at Duke University for teaching, is the 2009 Baethke-Carlin award winner for the American Physical Therapy Association, is the 2008 recipient of the Helen Bradley career achievement award, is the 2005 winner of the J Warren Perry Distinguished Authorship Award, and was the 2017 Pauline Cerasoli lecturer.

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