Reg has been a physical therapist since 1994. He obtained board certification from ABPTS in Orthopedic PT in 2006 and recertified in 2015. 

He is the former Education Chair of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists. He has held various clinical physical therapy positions in the past at Deaconess Hospital (Boston, MA), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-West Campus (Boston, MA), and Brockton Hospital (Brockton, MA). He has been in a leadership position in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA since 2001 and has been the Executive Director since the fall of 2017.

His focus of clinical work is related to shoulder dysfunction and the postoperative management of patients having undergone shoulder procedures.

  • BS, Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
  • MS, Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Concentration, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
  • MBA (expected Jan 2024), healthcare focus, UMASS Amherst

Research Interests

Dr. Wilcox's  clinical research interests include:

  •  Tissue quality-related issues and their impact on Rotator Cuff Repair and functional outcomes.

  • The role of underlying etiology and its impact on functional outcomes in patients who have undergone Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.

  • The potential positive outcomes for patients being managed conservatively after being diagnosed with Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

  • The role of joint-specific functional outcome measures in clinical rehabilitation practice.

  • The impact of Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) on Physical Therapy clinical decision-making.

  • The role of Eccentric Loading in the Management of Rotator Cuff Tendinosis.

Thigpen CA. Shaffer MA. Gaunt BW. Leggin BG. Williams GR. Wilcox RB. American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists (ASSET) Consensus Statement on Rehabilitation following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2016: 25, 521-535.

McCormick F. Wilcox RB. Alqueza A. Postoperative Rotator Cuff Repair Rehabilitation and Complication Management. Operative Techniques in Orthopedics. 2015: 25: 76-82.

Wilcox RB. Jones J. Siegel E. Higgins. Biceps tenodesis in a 22 year-old female softball pitcher: A Case Report. Harvard Orthopedics Journal. 2013; 15:42-49.

Jain NB. Wilcox RB. Katz JN. Higgins LD. Clinical Review: Teaching Rounds: Clinical Examination of the Rotator Cuff. PM & R. 2013; 5: 45-56.

Boudreau S. Boudreau E. Higgins LD. Wilcox RB. Rehabilitation following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007, 37(12): 735-744

Wilcox RB, Arslanian LE, and Millett PJ. Rehabilitation Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005; 35 (12): 821-836, (awarded the George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy)


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