Length of Service: July 29, 2011 - present
Term Expires: June 30, 2021
Dr. Benz is the President/CEO of Confluent Health, a family of physical therapy and related businesses including Evidence In Motion, Texas Physical Therapy Specialists, ProRehab Louisville, Fit For Work, BreakThrough Physical Therapy, and Physical Therapy Central. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy management, occupational and sports medicine.
A frequent lecturer at PT programs, national conferences, and MBA programs throughout the country, Dr. Benz has been on the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Advisory Panel on Practice and The Board of the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and is currently a Trustee with the Foundation for Physical Therapy, Physical Therapist Business Alliance, and University of Louisville Foundation. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Kentucky Physical Therapy's Outstanding Physical Therapists award and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the year.
In May 2012, Benz was awarded the prestigious 2012 Robert G. Dicus Award for his outstanding contributions to both the Private Practice Section of the APTA and the APTA. He is the co-developer of physicaltherapist.com and blog.evidenceinmotion.com, the first and largest blog devoted to the principles of evidence based practice in physical therapy.
Dr. Benz’s Foundation, Neighborhood Engagement, is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti.
Current Offices/Positions Held on the Board: Chairman, Board of Trustees, UofL Foundation Trustee Representative.