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Dr. Derek Aitken

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, MTC
Diploma in Osteopractic
Physical Therapist

Education and Certifications
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University
  • Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellow in Training through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Diploma in Osteopractic from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Certified in spinal manipulation through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Certified in dry needling through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
  • Certified in manual therapy through Evidence in Motion
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Idaho State University

Dr. Aitken graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University in 2017. He is currently a fellow in training in orthopedic manual physical therapy through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT) and is certified in manual therapy, spinal manipulation, and dry needling. He also assists in teaching numerous AAMT courses.

Treatment Philosophy

Derek uses his knowledge, training, and skill set to work with his patients in developing a tailored rehabilitation program focused on reaching their goals. He greatly enjoys challenges and seeing his patients realize their potential.

Derek is one of our Spanish speaking therapists, and he has used his physical therapy and language skills locally and internationally. He treats Spanish speaking patients in the Harker Heights and Kileen area. In addition, he served as a teaching assistant and translator for mission trips to Guatemala and Mexico.

A Personal Note

“My path to the physical therapy profession has been non-traditional, to say the least. I graduated in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. I held numerous job titles before I decided to apply to physical therapy school including newspaper editor, high school teacher, web designer, coffee roaster and barista, and health care marketer to name a few. The decision to pursue PT was largely driven by a desire to help people through difficult times in their lives.”

Interesting Fact

Derek is from Idaho and his high school mascot was a potato – a Russet Burbank to be specific.

Management

Dr. Isabel Northington

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, C/NDT
Diploma in Osteopractic
CEO / Physical Therapy Director

Karin Smith

Operations Manager

Lora Phelps

Practice Manager

Therapists

Dr. Derek Aitken

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SMT, MTC
Diploma in Osteopractic
Physical Therapist

Dr. Mackenzie Mayo

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Vernon Chase Mink

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Teresa Renner

PT, DPT, Cert. VRS
Physical Therapist

Dr. Jonathan Sowell

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Peggie Williamson

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist