At a key transition point in their studies, occupational therapy students across all USAHS campuses participate in a meaningful ritual, witnessed by family and friends. The OT pinning ceremony marks the end of the classroom portion of their studies and the beginning of their fieldwork. For Residential MOT and OTD students, this happens in their fourth term, and for Flex, in the seventh term. A longstanding tradition in OT practice, the pin celebrates the diversity of practice areas, the client-centered nature of our practice and the values of our profession. “It’s an opportunity for faculty to acknowledge our students’ transition from classroom learning to clinical learning,” says Mary Zadnik, ScD, MEd, OTR/L, director of the entry-level OT programs on Read more
Dr. Reed attended Tulane University in New Orleans and received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1997. Dr. Reed then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences and received his Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree in 2000. He returned to USAHS to complete a transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2003 as well as his Manual Therapy Certification in 2006.
Dr. Reed has worked as an orthopedic clinician for the past 18 years and has managed and helped plan, design, and open orthopedic clinics including the Brooks Center for Back and Neck Health. In 2008, Dr. Reed completed his orthopedic residency at Brooks Rehabilitation and earned his Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) credential. Dr. Reed was also selected to serve on the American Board of Physical Therapy Orthopedic Specialist exam standards setting committee in 2008. Dr. Reed completed his manual therapy fellowship in 2012 with Brooks rehabilitation.
Dr. Reed has been an adjunct faculty member with the University of North Florida, Emory University, and Mercer University working with the residency and fellowship programs. Dr. Reed became certified in Dry Needling in 2014. Special interests include pain science, dry needling, and evidence-based practice.