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Ocala, FL 34471
Meet the Staff
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.
Megan graduated from Newberry College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. She then received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Medical University of South Carolina.
Megan has helped author the article:
Roden-Reynolds DC, Walker MH, Wasserman CR, Dean JC. Hip proprioceptive feedback influences the control of mediolateral stability during human walking. J Neurophysical therapistl. 114(4): 2220-2229, 2015
Megan’s hobbies and interests include hiking, camping, kayaking at the springs near Ocala, visiting her family in the Midwest, and cheering on her favorite baseball team, the KC Royals. Megan and her husband, Brent, reside in Ocala, FL, with their two cats and dogs.
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Hear what other Mountain River patients have to say.
Her physical therapist took the time to explain how her home exercises would help during therapy and after. “I have continued using the exercises even though I have finished with my therapy.” She was happy with her therapy and everyone involved. Really excited that the exercises continue to help her with her arthritis.
Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. You have a very professional staff in a laid back atmosphere. You all worked me hard and still cared for my well being. To Ed & Melody, thank you for making me feel as if I was your only patient. You guys are great! Thanks…
I just wanted to thank you again for getting to the root of my knee pain so quickly and finding the remedy that took my ugly limp away. With the limp I looked like an old sixty-one, now I will be able to chase down anyone within ten years of my age. I took a…
I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment that Justin, his assistant Jeff, and all the other great people at Mountain River Physical Therapy (gave me). They are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. When you allow them to treat you back to full health, you will not be disappointed.
… I recently used your facility for recovery from surgery on my spine. I think because of the great people there and their ability to really help and care for the patient’s needs, I was able to recover faster than normal.
Last week I was in Biloxi & Pascagoula, MS with other Wood County Habitat for Humanity folks putting new houses together… No major back or leg problems. An entire year has gone by without my needing your attention/care. I can now go up 2 flights of stairs without needing the railing.
I have done physical therapy a few times and I have never ever worked with such wonderful and kind people as you.
I can honesty say your staff and their buoyant attitudes made going to physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I commend their professionalism and dedication to their patients.
You just can not imagine how much I appreciate you and your wisdom! If you had not found my torn patella tendon, I’d still be falling and the problem would have never been fixed!
Your smile and laughter kept my spirits high… while your expertise helped me get back on my feet. You have my thanks and gratitude for all the time you spent assisting my recovery.