Steven George

Dr. George’s primary research interests involve the utilization of biopsychosocial models for the prevention and treatment of chronic musculoskeletal pain. Dr. George’s research projects have been supported by awards from the University of Florida, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and the Foundation for Physical Therapy. His current research projects include: 1) Identifying psychological factors associated with poor outcomes following musculoskeletal pain; 2) Developing and testing behavioral interventions for patients with low back pain; 3) Investigating the interaction between pain related genetic and psychological factors in the development of post-operative chronic shoulder pain; 4) Investigating the immediate effect of manual therapy on central sensitization of pain; and 5) Developing and testing low back pain prevention programs for Soldiers in the United States Army.

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