Richard 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.

Rick 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.

Rick 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 on Reimbursement.

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].



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