Dustin Cox, DPT, PT, LSVT, CLT is an Associate Professor in the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Program at Cox College. Dr. Cox is a licensed physical therapist with advanced certification in therapeutic treatment for Parkinson’s and lymphedema. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Evangel University and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Southwest Baptist University and began practicing clinically in 2011. Dr. Cox has practiced in a variety of settings and specializes in geriatrics. His clinical focus includes maximizing quality of life and function, pain and lymphedema management, increasing balance and motor coordination, and decreasing bradykinetic movement. Dr. Cox brings rich perspective in the areas of biomechanics and environmental modification, biological concepts, neurological concepts, and maintaining highest level of occupational performance throughout the aging process.
Dr. Cox’s research focuses on the relation between pain and functional performance and wellness. His research interests also include evaluating the efficacy of balance treatment strategies to increase patient safety. His community service interests include active participation in a variety of outdoor sports for charitable organizations and he has organized student participation in these events. He has helped develop and maintain multi-use trails, focused on community access for all people with TrailSpring in Southwest Missouri. Dr. Cox is passionate about excellence in geriatric practice, innovation in healthcare, inter-disciplinary collaboration, cross-disciplinary training, and all things biomechanics.