The King of Prussia, Pa-based company MedRisk has announced Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, as vice president of Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), its research and academic subsidiary. MedRisk is a managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers, according to a company news release. McClure replaces the recently retired Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA.

In his new role, McClure will direct all the clinical aspects of MedRisk’s programs from peer reviews and the development and maintenance of evidence-based treatment guidelines, to monitoring outcomes and patient satisfaction. Shelley Boyce, CEO, MedRisk, calls McClure an “outstanding clinician and researcher who embraces our commitment to evidence-based physical medicine and has helped MedRisk continually advance the level of our care protocol.”

Boyce also highlights McClure’s history with MedRisk as a member of ECB’s International Scientific Advisory Board, a group of physical medicine experts who manage research efforts, conduct symposia, and review and analyze physical medicine treatment trends. The release notes that McClure has received a wide range of awards for his research in shoulder biomechanics and the impact of exercise on patients with shoulder impingement.

McClure holds a doctorate from Drexel University in Philadelphia, is a professor at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, and is the director of the university’s Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

[Source: MedRisk]