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Through advanced orthopaedic manual therapy, we seek to empower our community by creating a better tomorrow through better health today.
To cultivate a compassionate community that promotes optimal health and wellness to lead a movement rich life.
Stephen Ford, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, is a fellowship trained board certified orthopedic physical therapist at Lonestar Physical Therapy & Sports Performance in South Tyler seeing patients 12 and older. As the CEO and founder of this private practice, Dr. Ford seeks to provide expert orthopedic manipulative therapy to promote a better tomorrow through better health today with an emphasis on patient centered care for all individuals. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, graduating in the top 10% of his cohort with the distinction of being an Alpha Eta Honor Student. Upon graduation, he continued his professional duties serving as the national president for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapist Student Special Interest Group, where he served as the Member at Large the year prior. Passionate about advancing his orthopaedic manipulative therapies, Dr. Ford became a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Currently, he is a Fellow in Training with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists anticipating completion in December 2022.
Prior to moving to the Tyler Area, Dr. Ford was a senior therapist and partner with a large corporate practice; now, as a private practice owner and clinician, he is excited for opportunity to offer the foremost state of the art therapies. Dr. Ford enjoys regularly serving as an instructor and mentor to students, new graduates, and orthopedic residents. Additionally, he is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with advanced training in dry needling, blood flow restriction therapy, headache/concussion management, and golf performance. Dr. Ford continues to be active in his professional associations, the American Physical Therapy Association and American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Ford enjoys spending time at the lake with his wife and daughter. Also, he enjoys playing golf and spending time on his yard amongst other projects to relax.