Burton Reed, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Burt Reed grew up in Pleasants County, WV and attended WV Wesleyan College graduating with a degree in Rehabilitation in 1992. He graduated from West Virginia University magna cum laude with a degree in Physical Therapy in 1995. While at WVU, Burt was awarded “The Student Clinical Achievement Award” and recognized for “Outstanding Achievement in Research”. After graduation, Burt accepted a position in Fairmont, WV under the mentorship of Steve Murphy, FAAOMPT. In 1999, Burt opened Mountain River Physical Therapy in Mineral Wells, WV, which has since expanded to include 17 locations in 5 states.
Since the onset of his career, Burt’s focus has been to integrate current research into clinical practice in a positive and upbeat environment. His pursuit of continuing education led to his Orthopedic Certified Specialist certification in 2005. In 2006, Burt completed a fellowship with the Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. Burt also holds certifications for Functional Movement Systems, Y-balance, SFMA, ASTYM, and Intramuscular Manual Therapy. In addition, he has trained in McConnell and Dynamic taping techniques and in the Roccobado Method for the treatment of TMJ.
In 2003, Burt was featured in Time magazine and appeared with one of his patients on Primetime News magazine with Diane Sawyer. In 2014, Burt was the recipient of the MaryLou Barnes Award for Distinguished Professional Service. He has taught for the Physical Therapy programs for West Virginia University and Ohio University, and lectured on a national level to dentists, physicians and physical therapists. Burt currently practices in Ocala, FL where he continues to treat a wide variety of patients.