Meet Our Employees
Aaron Ford PT, DPT, clinic owner
Aaron Ford, Doctor of Physical Therapy, brings extensive training and varied experience to his clinic, Ford Physical Therapy, serving patients in Tupelo and Northeast Mississippi.
He has acquired a distinguished reputation for his success in treating patients with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ), headaches and fibromyalgia, as well as those impacted by back and neck pain, sports injuries, and workplace injuries.
A native of Booneville, Mississippi, Ford attended Northeast Community College and then went on to Mississippi State University to receive his Bachelor in Clinical Exercise Physiology. He then achieved his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
He is also a Certified Mulligan Practitioner, a mobilization with movement approach to manual therapy designed to assist patient’s movement with the application of pain-free hands on techniques.
Additionally he is a certified practitioner of Integrative Dry Needling, a highly effective physical therapy treatment for a multitude of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular conditions.
He is also completing his certification training for the McKenzie Method for Back Pain and Neck Pain designed to help patients reduce pain quickly and return to normal daily activities. It minimizes the risk of recurring pain and minimizes the number of visits need to the physical therapist.
Ford says he went into physical therapy because he was always interested in how the body moves and works and he wanted to help people enjoy active living. He grew up playing sports himself and was a student athletic trainer at Mississippi State and helped athletes involved in football, men’s tennis and softball.
He still stays active by competing in triathlons (swimming, biking and running) and serves as a race director of the Tupelo Sprint Triathlon.
He accumulated experience in his field in hospital settings and private clinics before taking over a satellite clinic in Tupelo. He now operates his own clinic there, Ford Physical Therapy.
When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, going to church, competing in triathlons and playing the guitar and piano.
Devan Richardson, staff physical therapist
Blakely Beggs Grew up in Tupelo, MS, and graduated from Tupelo High School in 2011. From there, she attended Itawamba Community College before transferring to Mississippi State University. She graduated from MSU in 2016 with a degree in Social Work. She began working at the Family Resource Center upon moving back to Tupelo and started at Ford PT staffing the front desk in Fall 2020. She is involved with teaching English as a second language and with the Church at Trace Crossing. She enjoys helping with cooking as a first language and meeting new people.