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Steven George

Dr. Steven GeorgeSteven Z. George, PT, PhD
Associate Professor and Assistant Department Chair
Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Director, Brooks-PHHP Research Collaboration
University of Florida
Box 100154, UFHSC
Gainesville, FL  32610 -0154
Phone: (352) 273-6432
Fax:  (352) 273-6109
Email: szgeorge@phhp.ufl.edu

  • Dr. George’s teaching responsibilities in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program include participation in the Evidence Based Practice track. Dr. George’s primary research interests involve the utilization of biopsychosocial models for the prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. His research projects have been supported by awards from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, University of Florida, and Foundation for Physical Therapy. Dr. George’s current research projects include: 1) Developing and testing behavioral interventions for patients with low back pain; 2) Investigating the interaction between pain related genetic and psychological factors in the development of post-operative chronic shoulder pain; and 3) Investigating the mechanisms and efficacy of manual therapy for experimental pain sensitivity. With doctoral students and collaborators, Dr. George has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications in physical therapy, rehabilitation, orthopedic, and pain research journals.  He currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for Physical Therapy and an International Editorial Review Board Member for Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy.  Finally, Dr. George has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and recognized with prestigious early career research awards from the American Physical Therapy Association, American Pain Society, and International Association for the Study of Pain.