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With OrthoNebraska since 2007, Ryan was the first fellowship-trained physical therapist in the state of Nebraska and is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics. Among his specialties is a focus on Thrower’s Performance. Ryan enjoys working with pitchers, quarterbacks and other throwing athletes – from all levels of play – to decrease pain, improve performance and/or prevent re-injury.

Hometown: Estherville, IA

Ages treated: 12+

Accepts workers comp: Yes

18 Years in Practice



  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Fellow of the American Association of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Graston Technique Trained


  • Des Moines University | DPT, 2004
  • Des Moines University | Masters in Physical Therapy, 2002
  • Northwestern College | BS, 1999 (Biology)

Memberships & Awards

  • Ranked in Top 6% for functional improvement results in shoulder rehabilitation per visit, 7+ million patient outcomes from July 2021 – June 2022 (FOTO)
  • Ranked in Top 4% for functional improvement results in back rehabilitation per visit, 8+ million patient outcomes from January – December 2021 (FOTO)
  • Ranked in Top 10% for functional improvement results in orthopedic rehabilitation per visit, 9+ million patient outcomes from October – December 2021 (FOTO)
  • American Physical Therapy Association (Orthopedic and Sports section)
  • Nebraska Physical Therapy Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists
  • Journal of Physical Therapy (Associate Editor)
  • Specialty Academy of Content Experts (Item Writer, Orthopedics)
  • Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (Editorial Reviewer)