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Ryan received his Bachelor of Arts with an Honours Specialization in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 2008. He also holds a Master of Sciences in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada (2010). During his time at the University of Western Ontario, Ryan participated in the sports medicine program with a field placement with the Western Mustangs Football Club in 2007/2008. As part of this placement, he assisted physiotherapists and athletic therapists with the treatment of athletes at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic. In addition to working with an athletic population, Ryan also completed a field placement at a nursing home in London. Together, these placements allowed him to gain a broad spectrum of experience in preparation for a Master of Sciences in physiotherapy program.
Upon completion of his physiotherapy studies in 2010, Ryan began practicing in Sarnia, ON. To gain more knowledge and skills in the field of physiotherapy, he completed continuing education courses in acupuncture, taping, Mulligan Manual Therapy Concepts, concussion rehabilitation, and sports physiotherapy courses. In addition to these courses, Ryan completed all the levels of the Orthopaedic Division Manual Therapy curriculum to obtain a diploma in Advanced Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy and has become a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (FCAMPT). Ryan is also certified in Integrated Dry Needling (CIDN).
With a keen interest in sports and skills in physiotherapy, Ryan has worked with many sports teams providing training and physiotherapy services. He worked as the team trainer with the Sarnia Beavers Senior Lacrosse Team from 2012-2014 and has worked with the Lambton College Varsity Teams since 2012. In 2015, Ryan was selected to be a physiotherapist at the Pan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario, covering the men’s and women’s field hockey tournament.