MedRisk’s Roger Nelson Delivers Prestigious McMillan Lecture at APTA

Expert Clinical Benchmarks vice president to address “Next Evolution” of physical therapy

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (May 6, 2013) — Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA, vice president of MedRisk’s Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), will deliver the prestigious Mary McMillan Lecture at the 2013 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Conference and Exposition, Salt Lake City, June 26-29.

Dr. Nelson will share his vision of physical therapy’s “Next Evolution,” exploring the physical therapist’s (PT) evolving role within the redefined American healthcare system. He will propose steps PTs, APTA and educational institutions must take to establish physical therapy as a driving force for enlightened patient care in an increasingly impersonal healthcare system.

Now in its 44th year, the Mary McMillan Lecture is the highest honor bestowed upon an APTA member. The award is designed to recognize a physical therapist who has made distinguished contributions to the profession.

Dr. Nelson is an internationally recognized physical medicine expert who has served the profession and APTA for more than 45 years. Since 1996, he has led ECB, MedRisk’s research and academic arm. MedRisk is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers.

Previously, Dr. Nelson served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service as well as the physical therapy advisor to former U.S. Surgeon General C. Evert Koop. He has held a number of academic and research positions with such prominent organizations as the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Division of Safety Research and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Nelson has developed national and international collaborations for education, research and patient care and has been instrumental in positioning physical therapists as core members of the healthcare team.

About ECB

Led by Roger Nelson PT, PhD, FAPTA, a former physical therapy advisor to the U.S. Surgeon General, and an internationally recognized educator and expert in the field of physical medicine, Expert Clinical Benchmarks LLC (ECB), is the clinical research and academic subsidiary of MedRisk Inc. ECB monitors treatment outcomes, measures patient satisfaction, conducts academic offerings for clinicians and performs peer reviews. ECB is the industry leader in the development and maintenance of physical medicine treatment guidelines and utilization management protocols, based on integrated outcome models and evidence-based practices.

About MedRisk

MedRisk Inc. is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, PA, MedRisk has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies on several lists, including Modern Healthcare’s Fast 40, the Inc. 500|5,000 and Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 50.” MedRisk is fully accredited under URAC 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, general managed care companies, case management companies, claims adjusters and physical medicine providers. To make a referral or obtain more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.

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