University of Florida pain researcher Steven Z. George, Ph.D., P.T., has received the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2016 John H.P. Maley Lecture Award for contributions to physical therapy clinical practice.
In his research, George, an associate professor of physical therapy and director of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and Brooks Rehabilitation research collaboration at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions, has focused on manual therapy’s effect on pain sensitivity, genetic and psychological risk factors associated with persistent pain and disability, and behavioral interventions for low back pain. He has received numerous honors, including the APTA’s Eugene Michels New Investigator Award, the John C. Liebeskind Early Career Scholar Award from the American Pain Society and the Ulf Lindblom Young Investigator Award for Clinical Sciences from the International Association for the Study of Pain.
George will present the Maley Lecture at NEXT 2016, APTA’s Annual Conference and Exposition held next year in Nashville.