MedRisk's Expert Clinical Benchmarks Hosts International Scientific Advisory Board Meeting


King of Prussia, PA ( - Top clinicians from around the world recently gathered at Amelia Island, Fla., as Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), MedRisk's research and academic subsidiary, held its annual International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) meeting, May 4-6.



ISAB is an elite panel of world-renown physical medicine experts who support ECB). This group reviews the latest research in rehabilitative treatments and outcomes to ensure that MedRisk continues to deliver the highest quality of physical medicine treatment strategies to injured workers.  ECB also uses the board's work to develop and refine its physical medicine specific, evidence-based treatment guidelines. 



Held at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, the meeting's clinical topics were designed to examine the current state of care in hand rehabilitation and shoulder research. Other sessions covered the business of rehabilitative therapy, including strategies in working with non-compliant providers and using functional capacity exams in referrals. 



Among the attendees were ISAB members  Paul F. Beattie, PT, PhD, OCS, FAPTA; Rob de Bie, PT, PhD; Erik Hendriks, PT, PhD (Emeritus); Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, ATC; Chris J. Main, MA, MPhil, PhD, CPsychol, FBPsS; Philip W. McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA; Lori Michener, PT, PhD, ATC, SCS; Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, CSCS, CEEAA; Kathryn Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM; Donald Murphy, DC, DACAN; Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA; and Gordon Waddell, CBE, MD, DSc, FRCS (Emeritus).


About ECB


Led by Roger Nelson PT, PhD, FAPTA, a former physical therapy advisor to the United States 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


Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. is ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area on the Inc. 500|5,000 and the Deloitte “Technology Fast 50” lists. The company provides specialty managed care services for the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. 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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