DPT, FAAOMPT, Cert. DN/SMT, Dip. Osteopractic
Derek is the managing physical therapist for Oklahoma Physical Therapy Spine Care-Rehab in south OKC. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma State University in 2008, after which he spent 10 months in Guaimaca, Honduras, where he had the privilege to live and work with the people of Orphanage Emmanuel. He graduated from the physical therapy program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2013, and specializes in the areas of manual therapy, spinal dysfunction, orthopedics, sports medicine, and functionally-oriented care. In 2019, he completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual therapy, which is one of the highest credentials that a physical therapist can obtain. He is also a Certified Dry Needling and Certified Manipulative Therapy provider.
Derek has been married to his beautiful wife Nancy since 2008, and their two daughters were born in 2011 and 2014. They live in South Oklahoma City, where they love being a part of the warm and friendly community. Derek’s greatest joy in his work is gaining an understanding of what is important to each person who walks in the door, then using the highest level of personalized care to help those people get back to living the life that is important to them.