MedRisk welcomes Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA to its International Scientific Advisory Board
Steven Z. George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Director of Musculoskeletal Research for the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery, at Duke University School of Medicine, has joined MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB).
ISAB is an elite panel of world-renowned specialists in physical medicine and workers’ compensation who oversee clinical aspects of MedRisk’s medical management programs, including its proprietary evidence-based guidelines.
Dr. George’s research focuses on biopsychosocial models for the prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders. His goals are to improve the ability to predict who will develop chronic pain and identify non-pharmacological treatment options that limit the development of chronic pain. Considered an international expert on low back pain, Dr. George has received numerous awards from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Pain Society, and the International Association for the Study of Pain. Prestigious organizations, including the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and APTA have supported his research with grant awards. He has co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in leading physical therapy, medical, rehabilitation and pain research journals. Dr. George serves on the editorial boards for Physical Therapy, Journal of Pain, and Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Led by Philip McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, MedRisk’s ISAB’s other members are Paul Beattie, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA; Rob de Bie, PT, PhD; David Deitz, MD, PhD; Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC; William G. Gaines, Jr., MD, MPH; Chris Main, MA, MPhil, PhD, CPsychol; FPBsP; Lori Michener, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS, FAPTA; Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, CSCS, CEEAA; Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Donald Murphy, DC, FRCC; and Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA.
Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, MedRisk is the largest managed care organization dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. One of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies for 13 consecutive years, MedRisk counts over 264,000 providers in its network and serves almost 500,000 injured workers annually. It holds direct contracts with more than 80 percent of the nation’s top workers’ compensation insurers and third-party administrators. MedRisk, which has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination, ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. To that end, all customer service professionals, healthcare advocates and physical therapists are based in the U.S. For more information, visit www.medrisknet.com or call 800-225-9675.