About us – SelfcareCentral

SelfCareCentral.com is a division of GNR Health Systems, Inc., a leading commercial distributor of healthcare products. Since 1983, GNR Health Systems has been supplying equipment to fitness centers, hospitals, physical and occupational therapy clinics, chiropractic offices, and other healthcare providers.

Now, through SelfCareCentral.com, we are offering our knowledge and expertise to assist consumers in making more informed decisions related to health and fitness products. Additionally, for the first time ever, we have made our complete assortment of wholesale consumer-grade products available directly to the public. From the weekend-athlete coping with shin splints to those with disabilities trying to solve problems associated with access, mobility, and daily living, we’re proud to offer helpful solutions for your specific needs.

Our online store offers hundreds of products we’ve selected that are “tried and true,” functional, easy-to-use, and cost effective. Please take a minute to explore the site and interact with our online community.

Our CEO and Founder:

Rick Shutes
Richard W Shutes, Physical Therapist
CEO and Founder

Richard “Rick” Shutes is the President and CEO of Strive! Physical Therapy Centers in Ocala, Florida, a multi-site practice specializing in orthopedics, sports, hand care, and occupational health. He is also President and CEO of Great Northern Rehab – a full-service therapy clinic serving northern Wisconsin and Michigan.

Rick has been actively involved in the American Physical Therapy Association for 42 years and has served on the board of directors in both Michigan and Florida, as well as serving on the Michigan Board of Licensing. He has been active in the area of healthcare policy and regulation at both the state and national level, specializing in worker’s compensation and reimbursement policy. For many years he served as the Chairman of the FPTA Workers’ Compensation Committee.

He has served on numerous boards and committees including the American Physical Therapy Association CARF Task Force, and the APTA/RBRVS Work Group, the APTA Reimbursement Advisory panel and the Private Practice Sections POPTS task force. As a member of the APTA Industrial Rehabilitation Advisory Committee (IRAC) Rick was involved in crafting the professions’ first practice guidelines including Occupational Health, Work Hardening, Work Conditioning and FCEs.
He currently serves on the Florida Advisory Committee to the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute.

Mr. Shutes has lectured and presented at numerous conferences and meetings around the country on a variety of topics including: “Managed Care and Contemporary Practice,” and “Working with Managed Care and Workers’ Compensation,” and “The History of Florida’s Reimbursement System.” He has also been a featured speaker representing the Florida Department of Labor and The Florida Workers Compensation Institute.

Rick is also an avid downhill skier, recently celebrating 50 years of service to the National Ski Patrol. A life-long sailor, you’ll often find him single-handing on Lake Superior or the warm waters of the Bahamas – reading, writing, singing, playing guitar, and generally savoring life.

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