|Area of Expertise||Dr. Cook is a Board Certified Pediatric Specialist (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties-ABPTS). He is also an item writer for the ABPTS national examination. Dr. Cook’s educational interests include pediatrics, neurology, development, typical and atypical movement strategies, teaching and learning concepts and educational technology.Clinical Practice:|
Dr. Cook’s clinical practice is at Blank Children’s Hospital in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, with a primary appointment in the outpatient setting two and a half days each week.
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Awards and honors
- Emerging Leader Award- American Physical Therapy Association (2013)
- Alpha Eta Society Member
“Evaluation of Short Term Intense Garment Use on Gait in a Child with Rett Syndrome: A Case Study” Awarded by the Iowa Osteopathic Education and Research Fund in the amount of $2708.00
Abstracts and Publications
Cook, J; The HITECH Act and Electronic Health Record’s limitation in coordinating care for children with complex chronic conditions. Journal of Allied Health. June 2014
Cook, J; Vardaxis, V; Assessment of spatial and temporal gait parameters in a child with Rett Syndrome: a case study. APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2013 San Diego.
Invited Lectures and Continuing Education Presentations
Pediatric Physical Therapy-Disability Awareness Month– Presented within the Des Moines University Disability Awareness Month Series- Des Moines University April 9, 2014.
Cerebral Palsy and Serial Casting– Presented at the Annual Spring Conference, Thompson Auditorium, Iowa Health- Des Moines April 15th, 2011. Collaboration with Dr. Justin Ramsey, MD.
Pediatric Physical Therapy – Presented to the Pediatric Club at Des Moines University. January 26, 2011