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Dr. Brad Tracy has 19 years of clinical experience having practiced in a variety of outpatient settings. He is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapists Specialties (ABPTS) and is a fellow within the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He serves as an adjunct instructor for the South College Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Tracy is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and AAOMPT. He has served the Illinois Chapter as the Northern District Chair, served on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter, has been an Illinois alternate delegate to the APTA House of Delegates and serves on the AAOMPT membership committee.

  • Current research agenda includes the variables behind a physical therapist’s prognosis within musculoskeletal conditions and pragmatic research designs relative to exercise interventions in those with neck and lower back pain as part of his DSc Studies at Bellin College
  • Mixed method research design; structured framework analysis
  • The teaching and development of psychomotor skills within a virtual environment amongst entry level learners in collaboration with faculty at South College (co-investigator)
Areas of Interest:
  • The development of dialectic clinical reasoning to foster best practice clinical decisions
  • Management of musculoskeletal conditions
  • Therapeutic alliance, psychological informed practice, placebo and nocebo mechanisms, prognostic variables and implications
  • Blended/hybrid learning and curriculum design
  • Learning processes, the science of learning, and the art of teaching.
  • Coaching, mentoring, professional development, self efficacy

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