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Areas 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.
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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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|PhD in Physical Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida – defending October, 2019|
|Doctorate in Physical Therapy (transitional), Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa|
|Masters of Science in Physical Therapy, Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa|
|Bachelors or Arts- Major in Biology, Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa|
|Iowa Physical Therapy License|
|Pediatric Certified Specialist (PCS) granted by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists through the American Physical Therapy Association|
|Credentialed Clinical Instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association|
Cook, J “Caring for Children with Severe Cerebral Palsy: The Lived Experience of Parents.” Grant issued in 2018 by the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy ($9,675.00)
Cook, J “Evaluation of Short-Term Intense Garment Use on Gait in a Child with Rett Syndrome: A Case Study” Grant issued in 2011 by the Iowa Osteopathic Education and Research Fund ($2708.00)
Abstracts and Publications
Covill, L., & Cook, J. (2019). Comparison of Academic Performance in Traditional and Flipped Classrooms and Students’ Attitudes of the Flipped Experience. Journal of allied health, 48(1), 1E-7E.
Cook, J; Lowry, K; Mercuris, K, Bush, T; (2018) Movement Systems Diagnoses and Neuromuscular Conditions: Student Learning following an Intensive Lab Experience. Combined Sections Meeting
Covill, L; Cook, J; (2016) Comparison of academic performance in traditional and flipped classrooms and students’ attitudes of the flipped experience. Poster presented at Combined Sections Meeting
Cook, J; Ring, A; (2015) Validity of Pain Scales for Children with Reduced Function Cerebral Palsy: A Systematic Review. Des Moines University Research Symposium.
Covill, L; Cook, J; (2014) The Relationship between Student Traits and Attitudes Toward the Flipped Classroom Experience. Des Moines University Research Symposium Dec. 2014
Cook, J; (2014) The HITECH Act and Electronic Health Record’s limitation in coordinating care for children with complex chronic conditions. Journal of Allied Health. 43(2) Summer 2014
Cook, J; Vardaxis, V; (2013) 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
Cook, J; Pediatric Pearls: Social Media in Pediatrics Physical Therapy: Boundaries and Benefits. 1 Hour presentation IPTA Spring Conference 2017
Greive, S; Cook, J; Criss, M; Teaching with Multimedia: Applying Evidence to Optimize Teaching and Learning. Northern Arizona University. Dec. 1-2, 2016
Grieve, S; Criss, M; Cook, J; Teaching with Multimedia: Applying Evidence to Enhance Learning. 2 Hours presentation Combined Sections Meeting 2016
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
- Always Committed to Excellence Award: UnityPoint Health
- Emerging Leader Award- American Physical Therapy Association
- Alpha Eta Society Member
- American Physical Therapy Association Member
- Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy
- Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy
- Academy of Physical Therapy Education
- Iowa Physical Therapy Association Member
- Targeted Selection Trainer Certification
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