Meet the WIPI Leaders
Larry Briand, MS, PT, ATC - Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Larry Briand, MS, PT, ATC is the Founder & CEO of Rehab Management Solutions (RMS), a nationwide network of private practice physical therapy clinics which he owns and operates, as well as the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of RMS’ WIPI Program. Larry has more than 25 years of extensive experience consulting and leading a network of clinics at a state, regional and national level. He is a strong believer that great business practices can parallel great medicine and is very active in the profession, taking a proactive stance with industry issues and healthcare trends. Larry received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1990, his Masters Degree in Education from the University of Connecticut in 1984, and was licensed as a Certified Athletic Trainer from the University of Virginia in 1982. He is a published author of articles related to the physical therapy discipline and industrial rehabilitation, and holds strong ties with the APTA and the Private Practice Section. In 1995, Larry co-founded an Industrial Injury Prevention Program that was successfully incorporated into his network of clinics and continues on today. He has an expansive knowledge in the treatment of the industrial athlete and champions the WIPI program with clinics, clinicians, third party payers, and employers. Over the years, Larry has expanded upon this program, continuously finding new ways to help clinicians enhance their industrial specialty services and create new networking opportunities with local employers. In addition, Larry has successfully united a “network of PTs helping other PTs” within the WIPI educational program, ensuring everyone who attends the WIPI program benefits from everlasting connectivity on WIPI methods and best practices.
Emily Monson, PT - Co-Developer & Clinical Instructor
Emily Monson, PT is the clinic owner of a multi-site physical therapy private practice in northwest Wisconsin. She received her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2000. Emily has taken special interest in Industrial Rehabilitation clinically, diversifying her practice to include specialty management of the injured worker, developing onsite injury prevention consultation services with local industries, and gaining certification as an Industrial Rehabilitation Specialist. She is a member of the Private Practice Section of the APTA and is serving a three year term as an Editorial Board Member for Impact Magazine, where she has also published articles specific to industrial rehabilitation services. Emily’s commitment to improved management of the injured worker has created a clinic environment that focuses on work specific rehabilitation. She collaborates directly with employers and case managers to assist with appropriate work return strategies, specializes in job specific data collection for best simulation outcomes in the clinic environment, and is one of the only few area clinicians to offer Functional Capacity Evaluations. Emily has used her experiences with industrial rehabilitation to educate other providers in the RMS WIPI program. Working alongside Larry Briand, MS, PT, ATC, Program Founder, Emily assists in continuously enhancing and improving the WIPI program to better benefit clinicians wishing to become specialists in the treatment of the industrial athlete. In addition, Emily provides training through the WIPI program on how to properly perform functional testing, so providers may obtain the tools and knowledge needed to return an injured worker back to his or her job in a safe and timely manner.