Dr. Larry Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, MAPP, is the President / CEO of Confluent Health, which includes the following companies: Evidence In Motion, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, ProRehab, Fit For Work, Breakthrough Physical Therapy, PT Central, Redbud Physical Therapy, SporTherapy, Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, ProActive Physical Therapy Specialists, Kinetacore, the International Spine and Pain Institute, and the NeuroRecovery Training Institute. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy and occupational medicine.
Dr. Benz’s interests include conducting research and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy. His book, Called to Care: Bringing Humanity Back to Healthcare, highlights this research and was on the Amazon best seller list in 2020. With over 175 invited presentations to PT programs, national conferences, and MBA programs throughout the country, Dr. Benz has been on APTA’s Advisory Panel on Practice and the Board of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is a former Trustee and Chairman with the University of Louisville. He has also served as a Trustee with the Foundation for Physical Therapy.
He is the recipient of numerous business and physical therapy awards, including the Kentucky Physical Therapy’s Outstanding Physical Therapists Award and Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” for his region. He is the co-developer of physicaltherapist.com and blog.evidenceinmotion.com, a blog devoted to the principles of EBP in physical therapy. His Foundation is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti which can be found at PThelpforHaiti.org.