Dr. Larry Benz

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Dr. Laurence “Larry” Benz, DPT, OCS, MBA, FAPTA is the Executive Chairman and co-Founder of Confluent Health, a musculoskeletal platform company with holdings in physical therapy, occupational health, education, and digital health. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in private practice physical therapy.

Dr. Benz's current interests include conducting research around a care pathway that puts physical therapy first and integrating empathy, compassion, and positive psychology interventions within physical therapy care. 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 currently a Trustee with APTQI, University of Louisville Health, and the University of Louisville where he is also the Treasurer.

He is the recipient of numerous business and physical therapy awards including the Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame, Catherine Worthingham Fellows, Dicus Award, and Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the year for his region. He is the co-developer of physicaltherapist.com. His Foundation is the co-developer of Jacmel Rehabilitation in Haiti which can be found at PThelpforHaiti.org. His bookCalled to Care was an Amazon best seller.

  • Work
    • PT Development
  • Education
    • Bowling Green State University
    • University of Pennsylvania