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Reg B. Wilcox III, PT, DPT, MS, OCS

Reg B. Wilcox III
Associate Professor
Department: 
Physical Therapy
Office Location: 
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Reg B. Wilcox III, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, is Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, at MGH Institute of Health Professions. He is Executive Director of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Reg completed his BS in physical therapy at the University of Vermont, his transitional DPT degree and his advanced MS degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions. He obtained board certification from ABPTS in Orthopedics 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 a in a leadership position in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA since 2001.

His focus of clinical work is related to shoulder dysfunction and the postoperative management of patients having undergone shoulder procedures. He was the lead author of Wilcox RB, Arslanian LE, Millett PJ. Rehabilitation Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2005; 35 (12): 821-836, which was awarded the George J. Davies - James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award by the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. He was the senior author on Boudreau S. Boudreau E. Higgins LD. Wilcox RB. Rehabilitation following Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2007, 37(12): 735-744 as well as 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. His other published work has focused on rehabilitation of the shoulder and the use of diagnostic imaging in physical therapy practice.


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 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.


Education

BS, Physical Therapy, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
DPT, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
MS, Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Concentration, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

Publications

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.

See CV for complete list

Curriculum Vitae