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A subgroup of World Confederation for Physical Therapy

United States

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Delegate for USA: Bob Rowe

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists

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Affiliation: Director of Brooks Institute of Higher Learning Brooks Rehabilitation

Position/Role in MO: USA Delegate

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Dr. Bob Rowe is the Director of Brooks Institute of Higher Learning (Brooks IHL) within the Brooks Health System located in Jacksonville, FL. His responsibilities within Brooks includes directing the 5 PT residency and 1 OMPT Fellowship programs currently operating within Brooks.  As the Director of the Brooks IHL he also manages all CEU courses developed and or implemented within Brooks (in 2014 Brooks hosted over 40 CEU courses, many of them taught by internal speakers who were past Brooks Residents and/or Fellows in Training) as well as overseeing the Brooks Student Internship Program. 
Dr. Rowe received his PT degree at LSUHSC in 1985 and completed his Master of Health Science in PT in 1994 at LSUHSC.  He completed an Orthopaedic Manual PT Fellowship through the Ola Grimsby Institute (OGI) in 1999 and in 2001 completed his Doctor of Manual Therapy degree through the OGI.  In May 2007, Dr. Rowe completed his t-DPT through MGH IHP.  Dr. Rowe is a nationally recognized speaker in the areas of musculoskeletal patient management, advocacy, and professional issues/leadership.  He is the immediate past President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists after serving 6 years in the role of President. Dr. Rowe began a four year term on the APTA American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) in July 2008 and continues to serve as a site reviewer for the Accreditation Services Committee (a subcomponent of the ABPTRFE).  He served as the Chair of the Orthopaedic Section’s Practice Committee from 2004-2010.  In 2009 Dr. Rowe completed 5 years of service as an appointed member to the APTA Advisory Panel on Practice and served as the Chair for the final year.  Dr. Rowe has served on the APTA Manipulation Task Force since 2001 and served on the APTA POPTS Task Force from 2004-2007. He is a recipient of the APTA Lucy Blair Distinguished Service Award (American Physical Therapy Association award), the Dave Warner Distinguished Service Award (Louisiana Physical Therapy Association), and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Award for Excellence in Research, Education, Patient Care, and Community Outreach.  

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