PT, DPT, OCS, Cert.DN,SSC, CAE
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Orthopedic Specialist
Dr. Deaton is President and founding senior partner of Riata Therapy Specialists, PLLC. He holds a BS, MS in Physical Therapy from the TWU School of Physical Therapy and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Boston University. Dr. Deaton has over 32 years of practice experience with a specialization in Orthopedics. He enjoys the patient-therapist relationship more than anything and is a consummate believer in providing excellence in care supported by his observation, the patient experience and evidence-based research.
Dr. Deaton is a lecturer, adjunct professor, author and fitness expert. He has written for blogs, print and online publications and has lectured at TWU and the University of North Texas Health Science Center PT programs. He combines his years of experience with a wide range of training and education to provide program development and the highest quality of care.
Outside the clinic, Dr. Deaton also founded a Starting Strength Affiliate Gym, Fort Worth Strength & Conditioning, 40fit and the 40fit Radio podcast. He is a Starting Strength Coach and regularly provides fitness programming and training.
Dr. Deaton’s professional and personal interests include, dry needling, orthopedic manual therapy, aging and the role of exercise/diet, human performance, strength training/programming, traditional archery hunting, strength lifting, ranching and cow horse performance. He has a wonderful wife of 32 years and three beautiful daughters.