Ford Reinink, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Ford graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from Michigan State University. He then went on to get his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Grand Valley State University.
Ford completed 3 years of coursework for an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program through the Manual Therapy Institute in 2015. In 2016, Ford completed 440 hours of 1-on-1 mentorship and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
Ford’s professional experience over the last 10 years includes managing 3 different orthopedic PT clinics in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids and Holland. Ford has always worked in small clinics where he successfully treated a variety of issues including headaches, neck pain, acute and chronic back pain and surgeries from the neck to the foot and anything in between. He enjoys working with young athletes as well as elderly patients with goals of simply walking with less pain and all ages in between. Treatment of the spine has always been his primary specialty, but he recognizes that we are an interconnected system and he treats the entire person not just the area that hurts. Outside of work Ford enjoys anything active, especially hiking, biking and weight training, and he is passionate about being healthy. Ford and his wife have one young son and are enjoying parenthood tremendously.
The back of Ford’s business card reads “i’m mobilizing.” After injury, many patients avoid or are fearful of the movements that injured them. Ford has a passion for helping others recover and return to activities that they love. “I love getting people to move in ways that they didn’t think they could again. Therapy is teamwork and I try to do what I can to help, and teach people how to help themselves over the long term.”