MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member Lori Michener Elected Vice President of APTA’s Orthopaedic Section
Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA, a member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), has been elected vice president of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
ISAB is an elite panel of world-renowned specialists in physical medicine, diagnostic imaging and workers’ compensation who oversee all clinical aspects of MedRisk’s medical management programs.
Dr. Michener is the director of clinical outcomes and research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She also oversees USC’s Clinical Biomechanics and Orthopedics Outcomes Research program, known as COOR, and is a professor in its Physical Therapy department.
Her expertise is in musculoskeletal shoulder pain biomechanics, shoulder and cervical pain diagnosis and treatment, shoulder and cervical disorder clinical trial research, and the use of patient-rated outcomes measurement tools to assess health-related quality of life. Dr. Michener has served on several professional panels for such healthcare organizations as the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as well as APTA and ISAB.
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