Orthopedic Excellence Series

with Chad Cook, Eric Hegedus, and Alexis Wright

Improve outcomes for your orthopedic-related conditions with evidence-based, topic-focused certificate programs for the spine, upper quarter, and lower quarter.

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Restore Your Patients’ Comfort and Quality of Life

Enhance the quality of care you provide patients who suffer from orthopedic-related conditions by becoming skilled in the best evidence-based approaches available and expanding the lens through which you view your patients using the Pain and Disability Drivers model. In this certificate program series, you will learn examination and treatment fundamentals through a clinical decision-making paradigm and integrate advanced technical concepts to improve clinical outcomes in your practice.

This certificate series, featuring curated courses developed by experts in the orthopedic field, is included as part of your MedBridge subscription. 

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Spine Series

Upper Quarter Series

Lower Quarter Series

Spine Certificate Series

By Chad Cook, Eric Hegedus, and Alexis Wright

Between 50 and 80 percent of adults will experience spine pain at some point in their lives,* making it crucial for rehab professionals to know how to effectively treat this common condition. Develop your expertise with this focused certificate program.

Upper Quarter Certificate Series

By Chad Cook, Eric Hegedus, and Alexis Wright

Injuries and pain in the upper extremities impact a person’s ability to perform countless daily tasks, both at home and at work. Reduce pain and improve quality of life for your patients with focused expertise in evaluating and managing conditions of the upper extremities with this certificate program.

Lower Quarter Certificate Series

By Chad Cook, Eric Hegedus, and Alexis Wright

From new injuries to post-surgical rehab, be ready to assess and treat a range of conditions related to the pelvis, hip, thigh, knee, ankle, and feet. Advance your understanding of lower extremity conditions and develop confidence in your practice with this certificate program.

Our Instructors

Chad Cook

Clinical researcher, physical therapist, and profession advocate Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, has been a practicing physical therapist for 30 years and has 19 years of academic experience. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and has served as editor-in-chief and associate/special topics editor for multiple journals, including the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In addition to numerous other awards, he is also the 2011 winner and 2012 and 2013 cowinner of the AAOMPT Excellence in Research Award.

Eric Hegedus

Dr. Eric Hegedus’s 21-year career includes physical therapy education, research, and clinical practice. He has directed and taught musculoskeletal practice management courses and has won the American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Section's James A. Gould teaching award. A four-time winner of the Duke DPT Excellence in Teaching award and a three-time nominee for Duke Medical Center’s prestigious Master Clinician Educator Award, Dr. Hegedus is a productive scholar with more than 40 peer-reviewed PubMed articles, three book chapters, and a textbook entitled Orthopedic Physical Examination Tests: An Evidence-Based Approach.

Lexie Wright

Dr. Alexis Wright is a clinical researcher, educator, and practicing physical therapist whose passions include refining and improving the patient examination and treatment process used in everyday physical therapy practice. Dr. Wright currently serves as the deputy editor of Physical Therapy Reviews, as well as two journal editorial boards, acts as a reviewer for a number of other international and national peer-reviewed journals, and has won multiple awards for her work, including the Dorothy Briggs Memorial Scientific Inquiry Award for APTA.

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