• Faculty

    Dr. Beneciuk serves as a faculty member in the Brooks Rehabilitation Clinical Residency and Fellowship Program where his primary responsibility is as a scholarly mentor. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Florida Physical Therapy Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists, and the American Pain Society. Dr. Beneciuk received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in 2002 where he also completed an Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship in 2006. He received his PhD in Rehabilitation Science and MPH (Master of Public Health) with an epidemiology concentration in 2011 from the University of Florida.

     

    External Visiting Research Fellowship
    Keele University

    Advanced Training Program in Health Care Delivery Improvement
    Intermountain Healthcare

    Doctor of Rehabilitation Science
    University of Florida

    Master of Public Health—Epidemiology
    University of Florida

    Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship
    University of St. Augustine

    Doctor of Physical Therapy
    University of St. Augustine

    Bachelor of Science in Biology
    Richard Stockton College of New Jersey     

    Dr. Beneciuk’s research interests focus on secondary prevention of musculoskeletal pain and include risk-stratification strategies, psychologically informed physical therapy and implementation science. He currently teaches evidence-based practice in the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Florida.

    In addition to his roles in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Florida, he also serves as a clinical investigator with musculoskeletal concentration in the Brooks – PHHP Research Collaboration which is a partnership between Brooks Rehabilitation (Jacksonville, Florida) and the College of Public Health & Health Professions at the University of Florida. Dr. Beneciuk has previously been supported by a National Institutes of Health T32 pre-doctoral fellowship and recently by the National Institutes of Health K12 Rehabilitation Research Career Development Program.

    Awards:

    • 2011  Supplemental Retention Program Award, The Graduate School, University of Florida
    • 2011 American Pain Society Young Investigator Travel Award. The fear-avoidance model of musculoskeletal pain and low back pain subgrouping: results of a cluster analysis. The Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Pain Society, Austin, TX
    • 2010 Frederick Family Scholarship in Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Student Award, Physical Therapy Department, University of Florida
    • 2008 University of Florida Graduate Student Council Travel Grant. Effects of upper extremity neural mobilization on thermal pain sensitivity: a sham controlled study in asymptomatic participants. Annual AAOMPT Conference, Seattle WA
    • 2008 University of Florida PHHP Graduate Research Grant. Immediate effects on sensation perception following manual therapy interventions to the thoracic spine.
    • 2006 Most Outstanding Poster Presentation. The use of passive slump stretching as an intervention in the treatment of a patient with signs and symptoms consistent with adverse neural tension: a case report. Annual AAOMPT Conference, Charlotte, NC 

    Peer Reviewed Publications

    1. George SZ, Beneciuk JM, Lentz TA, Wu SS. The Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) in patients with musculoskeletal pain conditions: a longitudinal validation cohort from the USA. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 8;7(6):e015188. PMID: 28600371
    2. Bishop MD, Bialosky JE, Penza CW, Beneciuk JM, Alappattu MJ. The influence of clinical equipoise and patient preferences on outcomes of conservative manual interventions for spinal pain: an experimental study. J Pain Res. 2017 Apr 26;10:965-972. PMID: 28490899 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Hill JC, Campbell P, George SZ, Afolabi E, Dunn KM, Foster NE. Identifying Treatment Effect Modifiers in the STarT Back Trial: A Secondary Analysis. J Pain. 2016 Oct 17. pii: S1526-5900(16)30259-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2016.10.002. PMID: 27765643 
    1. Lentz TA, Beneciuk JM, Bialosky JE, Zeppieri G Jr, Dai Y, Wu SS, George SZ. Development of a Yellow Flag Assessment Tool for Orthopaedic Physical Therapists: Results from the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2016 May;46(5):327-43. PMID: 26999408 
    1. Butera KA, Lentz TA, Beneciuk JM, George SZ. Preliminary Evaluation of a Modified STarT Back Screening Tool Across Different Musculoskeletal Pain Conditions. Phys Ther. 2016 Aug;96(8):1251-61. PMID: 26847006 
    1. Alappattu M, Neville C, Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD. Urinary incontinence symptoms and impact on quality of life in patients seeking outpatient physical therapy services. Physiother Theory Pract. 2016 Feb;32(2):107-12. PMID: 26863987 
    1. Bishop MD, Torres-Cueco R, Gay CW, Lluch-Girbés E, Beneciuk JM, Bialosky JE. What effect can manual therapy have on a patient's pain experience? Pain Manag. 2015;5(6):455-64. PMID: 26401979 
    1. George SZ, Beneciuk JM, Bialosky JE, Lentz TA, Zeppieri G Jr, Pei Q, Wu SS. Development of a Review of Systems Screening Tool for Orthopaedic Physical Therapists: Results From the Optimal Screening for Prediction of Referral and Outcome (OSPRO) Cohort. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2015 Jul;45(7):512-26. PMID: 25996361 
    1. Beneciuk JM, George SZ. Pragmatic Implementation of a Stratified Primary Care Model for Low Back Pain Management in Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings: Two-Phase, Sequential Pilot Study. Phys Ther. 2015 Aug;95(8):1120-34. PMID: 25858972 
    1. George SZ, Beneciuk JM. Psychological predictors of recovery from low back pain: a prospective study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Mar 7;16(1):49. PMID: 25849159 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Robinson ME, George SZ. Subgrouping For Patients With Low Back Pain: A Multidimensional Approach Incorporating Cluster Analysis & The STarT Back Screening Tool. J Pain. 2015 Jan;16(1):19-30. PMID: 25451622 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Fritz JM, George SZ. STarT Back Screening Tool for Prediction of 6 Month Clinical Outcomes: Relevance of Change Patterns in Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Sep;44(9):656-64. PMID: 25098194. 
    1. Salvatori R, Osborne R. Rowe RH, Beneciuk JM. Use of Thoracic Spine Thrust Manipulation for Neck Pain and Headache in a Patient Following Multiple-level Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: A Case Report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2014 Jun;44(6):440-9. PMID: 24816502. 
    1. Massey BJ, Osborne R, Rowe RH, Beneciuk JM. Recognition and management of BPPV for an elderly female patient referred for low back pain: a resident's case study. Physiother Theory Pract. 2014 Mar 6. PMID: 24597728 
    1. Nisenzon AN, George SZ, Beneciuk JM, Wandner LD, Torres C, Robinson ME. The role of anger in psychosocial subgrouping for patients with low back pain. Clin J Pain. 2013 Nov 25. PMID: 24281272. 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD, Fritz JM, Robinson ME, Asal NR, Nisenzon AN, George SZ. The STarT Back Screening Tool and Individual Psychological Measures: Evaluation of Prognostic Capabilities for Low Back Pain Clinical Outcomes in Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings. Phys Ther. 2013 Mar;93(3):321-33. PMID: 23125279 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Robinson ME, George SZ. Low back pain subgroups using fear-avoidance model measures: results of a cluster analysis. Clin J Pain. 2012 Oct;28(8):658-66. PMID: 22510537 
    1. Bishop MD, Beneciuk JM, George SZ. Immediate reduction in temporal sensory summation after thoracic spinal manipulation. Spine J. 2011 May;11(5):440-6. PMID: 21463970 
    1. Fritz JM, Beneciuk JM, George SZ. Relationship between categorization with the STarT Back Screening Tool and prognosis for people receiving physical therapy for low back pain. Phys Ther. 2011;91(5):722-732. PMID: 21451094 
    1. George SZ, Coronado RA, Beneciuk JM, Valencia C, Werneke MW, Hart DL. Depressive symptoms, anatomical region, and clinical outcomes for patients seeking outpatient physical therapy for musculoskeletal pain. Phys Ther. 2011 Mar;91(3):358-72. PMID: 21233305 
    1. George SZ, Calley D, Valencia C, Beneciuk JM. Clinical investigation of pain related fear and pain catastrophizing for patients with low back pain. Clin J Pain. 2011 Feb;27(2):108-15. PMID: 20842009 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD, George SZ. Pain catastrophizing predicts pain intensity during a neurodynamic test for the median nerve in healthy participants. Man Ther. 2010 Aug;15(4):370-5. PMID: 20359935 
    1. George SZ, Valencia C, Beneciuk JM. A psychometric investigation of fear-avoidance model measures in patients with chronic low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2010;40(4): 197-205. PMID: 20357418 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD, George SZ. Effects of upper extremity neural mobilization on thermal pain sensitivity: a sham controlled study in asymptomatic participants. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2009;39(6): 428-438. PMID: 19487826 
    1. Beneciuk JM, Bishop MD, George SZ. Clinical Prediction Rules for physical therapy interventions: a systematic review. Phys Ther. 2009;89(2):114-124. PMID: 19095806