Pain Management: Roadmap to Revolution – Steven Z. George – 21st John H.P. Maley Lecture

Dr. George’s primary interest is research involving biopsychosocial models for the prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain disorders.  His long term goals are to 1) improve accuracy for predicting who is going to develop chronic pain; and 2) identify non-pharmacological treatment options that limit the development of chronic pain conditions.  Dr. George is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain. Dr. George and his collaborators have authored over 180 peer-reviewed publications in leading physical therapy, rehabilitation, and pain research journals.  He currently serves as a Contributing Editor for Physical Therapy and an International Editorial Review Board Member for Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. Dr. George has been recognized with prestigious research awards from the American Pain Society and the International Association for the Study of Pain.  In 2016 Dr. George was recognized by the Florida Physical Therapy Association with the Scholarly Impact on Practice Award. This award acknowledges dedicated scholarly activity that has made a meaningful difference to clinical practice by physical therapists in Florida.  Also in 2016 the American Physical Therapy Association recognized Dr. George as the Jules M. Rothstein Golden Pen Award for Scientific writing in recognition of his contributions to Physical Therapy and as the 21st John H.P. Maley Lecture for making significant contribution to the profession in clinical practice.

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