W. Shutes, PT/CEO
Rick is the CEO of STRIVE! Physical Therapy Centers
of Ocala, Florida; a multi-site practice specializing
in orthopedics, sports, hand care and occupational
health. He is also CEO of Great Northern Rehab,
a rehabilitation service and management company
in Ironwood, Michigan, and CEO of GNR Health Systems,
an orthopedic design and national-direct-mail distributor
of rehabilitation and fitness products.
has been actively involved in the APTA for over
30 years and has served on the board of directors
in both Michigan and Florida. Rick has been active
in the area of healthcare policy and regulation
on both a state and national level - specializing
in workers' compensation. For many years he served
as Chairman of the FPTA Workers' Compensation Committee.
is an advisor to the Florida Division of Workers’
Compensation and a frequent lecturer on the topic
of system design and reimbursement. As a member
of APTA’s IRAC committee, he was involved
in the development of Work Hardening, Work Conditioning,
FCE and Occupational Health practice guidelines.
He currently serves on the APTA's Advisory Panel
Rick is an avid sailor, writer, and photographer.
When he is not in the office you might find him
on his boat on Lake Superior. You can always reach
Rick by email, [email protected].