Managed Physical Medicine

MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member Lori Michener Receives FAPTA Designation

MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member Lori Michener, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, FAPTA has received the Catherine Worthingham Fellowship from the American Physical Therapy Association, adding “FAPTA” to her credentials. MedRisk offers managed physical rehabilitation solutions to the workers’ compensation community.

lori“The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories, reserved for individuals who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the areas of advocacy, education, practice, and research,” said MedRisk’s ISAB Chair Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

Dr. Michener’s 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. She has served on several professional panels for healthcare organizations such as the APTA, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, as well as MedRisk’s ISAB.

The FAPTA designation is the highest honor among APTA’s membership categories, reserved for individuals who have demonstrated sustained excellence in the areas of advocacy, education, practice, and research.

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. Previously, Dr. Michener held similar positions at Virginia Commonwealth University.

As an ISAB member, Dr. Michener is part of an elite panel of world-renowned physical medicine specialists who review the latest research and update MedRisk’s proprietary treatment guidelines. Other ISAB members who hold the prestigious FAPTA designation are:

  • Paul Beattie, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA
  • Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA,CSCS, CEEAA
  • Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA

About MedRisk
MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry. Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk is accredited under URAC for utilization management and has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination. MedRisk’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds, and case management companies. To make a referral or obtain more information, visit www.medrisknet.com or call 800-225-9675.