Thursday, November 3, 2011

SBU’s Dr. Cox Earns Fellow Status

Southwest Baptist University News Release
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BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University’s Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Dr. Terry Cox has earned the prestigious Fellow status of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).

Dr. Cox received a fellowship certificate from Regis University in Denver, Colo., after taking management courser for upper extremity, lower extremity, cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine. He presented and discussed cases with other fellows and colleagues via computer- based simulations, and he experienced mentoring hours with other colleagues treating patients. To finalize the certification, Dr. Cox had to undergo a written and practical examination.

After graduating with a fellow certificate from Regis University, Dr. Cox was able to apply to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical therapists to become a Fellow of the Academy. This process took two-and-a-half years to be completed.

 Dr. Cox is the first physical therapy faculty member at SBU to be recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Dr. Steve Lesh, chair of the SBU department of physical therapy, said, “This is a tremendous honor and clinical recognition of Dr. Cox’s advanced training, skill, and scholarship in the field of manual physical therapy.”


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