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About Me

 
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Jason Ward MPT, Cert MDT
Physical Therapist

I am a christian, a husband and father of four daughters. I’m a physical therapist credentialed in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy (MDT). I received my undergraduate degree from Harding University and continued at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, graduating with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. 

Since graduating, I have worked in orthopedic physical therapy for over 16 years in both private practice and in large, orthopedic group settings.  Early on, I worked several years alongside orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists treating a wide variety of patients.  I also have developed sports performance programs for high schools and college athletes focusing on strength, conditioning and athleticism.  I began specialized training through the McKenzie Institute of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) just a few years into my career and I've achieved credentialing as a certified MDT therapist.  I’ve owned a private practice for nearly 9 years prior.  I’ve been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, McKenzie Institute and National Strength and Conditioning Association.  I've maintained an "Excellence in Outcomes Achievement" award for over 6 years, given by Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO), the largest independent database of patient care episodes.  Through FOTO I have ranked in the top 2% of all therapists collecting patient outcome data nation-wide and scored a 98% patient satisfaction score through that same period. On the side, I’m the founder and host of an internationally-recognized podcast, the Mechanical Care Forum, where I interview industry leaders in my profession.  I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, fly-fishing, hunting, and staying fit, and even more important to me is time spent with my wife, four daughters and my church family.