Dave Reed

Owner, Physical Therapist

I grew up in a small city outside of Detroit, Michigan. I graduated in 2005 with honors from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan earning my MSPT before returning to graduate school and earning my MBA from Michigan State University in 2012. The family moved to Spruce Pine, North Carolina in 2012 and in 2015, we moved to our home in Matthews, North Carolina. It took us 30 years, but we finally made it home! From 2014 through 2019 I served on the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (as the chairman from 2016 through 2019) having been appointed by the governor of North Carolina to two consecutive terms. Before starting Origin Rehab, I was starting and overseeing Medicare compliance for a group that put PT, OT, and speech therapy clinics inside of assisted living communities across the southeast. I love working with people who feel like they’ve tried everything to get healthy and return to an active lifestyle but have not yet realized full success.

Faith – there is a God, I’m not Him, and His design is perfect. Integrity – we do the right things, especially when no one is watching Humility – we’re always ready to ask questions and learn

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.” – Albert Einstein

As the founder of the company, I do a little bit of everything. I love clinical work and see patients mostly in our Mint Hill office location. I specialize in getting results for people who have been frustrated by previous experiences. One of the things I want to help people with is the frustration with lack of progress & feeling “stalled out” as they pursue a return to being more active. You can still do the things you love with the people you love. I particularly enjoy treating neck pain, shoulder pain, TMD, headaches, and ankle pain.

Origin Rehab is my dream job! I love seeing my patients 1-on-1, getting to know them as people and not paperwork! Seeing our patients reach their goals and enjoy their lives without pain, surgery or pills never stops being exciting.

What is Dave Reading, Watching or Listening To?

Top 3 Books:
1. Bonheoffer by Eric Metaxas
2. Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins
3. The Price We Pay by Marty Makary, MD

Top 3 Movies:
1. Gladiator
2. Shawshank Redemption
3. Top Gun

When I’m not working I enjoy time with my wife & our 3 boys, coaching their sports teams (baseball & soccer), practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & yardwork.

Patient Testimonials

David was extremely helpful in getting me out of pain and able to sleep at night. I worked with two larger organizations with little success before I found Origin Rehab.



“Dave at origin rehabilitation is one of the most kind, compassionate, caring and knowledgeable therapist I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with. He truly cares about his patients. If you or anyone you know is in need of physical therapy, I highly recommend seeing Dave at origin, he will make a huge difference in your life as he did for me.”



“I came to Dave a tense broken mess, and he taught me to stretch, change the way I did squats and lunges, and dry needled my tense muscles. After that day I walked away a new man. I my pain subsided, and I got a large increase in lower body mobility! Thanks to Dave I can workout, work construction, and walk up the stairs again! 100% Recommend”