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Ryan Perry

PT, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS - Director of Manual Therapy @ AvantPT

Ryan began practicing as a physical therapist in 2001 in Illinois and established his Seattle practice in 2018 at Avant PT. His career in outpatient orthopaedics and sports medicine includes Head Physical Therapist for the Chicago Fire Soccer Club (MLS), acting as a Clinical Instructor for over 100 continuing education courses nationwide, and is the Program Coordinator and Mentor for a Seattle based Sports Residency program.

He enjoys treating athletes of all levels from the weekend warrior to professionals in the NBA and MLS. He also very much enjoys treating runners, having 7 marathons in the books himself! Outside of sports medicine, Ryan has had great success treating patients with complex spine conditions and specializes in Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD).

Ryan is distinguished as a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists and is a Board Certified Specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association in both Sports and Orthopaedics. He is extremely proud to be the only PT in Seattle to hold all of the FAAOMPT, SCS and OCS credentials.

Outside of Avant PT, you can find Ryan hiking with his wife, Stacy, and their rescued labrador retriever mix, Guinness.

Board Certification

Physical Therapy: Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (2001)

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR): Owen’s Recovery Science (2017)

Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS): American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2016)

Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist: Myopain Seminars (2014)

Board Certified Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS): American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (2006)

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS): National Strength and Conditioning Association (2002)

INSTRUCTOR

Faculty: Seattle based Sports Residency Program

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Manual Therapy Certification: Ola Grimsby Institute (2005)

Manual Therapy Fellowship Program (FAAOMPT): Ola Grimsby Institute (2006)

Bachelor of Science, Physical Therapy: Bradley University (2001)

Professional Affiliations

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)

Head Physical Therapist: Chicago Fire Soccer Club, MLS (2015-2018)

Member: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Member: APTA Orthopaedic Section

Member: Physical Therapy Association of Washington (PTWA)

Happy Patients

Ryan Perry is simply the best. I first came to him with pain in my back that no one else could figure out and he ultimately helped discover that I had an issue with my hip. After having surgery, Ryan helped me rehab and then additionally addressed additional long-standing issues I had with degenerative discs in my neck. He helped me to resume athletic activities such as hiking and biking and gave me the long term maintenance tools to stay pain free. Ryan is deeply knowledgeable in all areas of anatomy and dedicated to keeping current with new PT options and treatments. I would highly recommend him to treat any issue, no matter how complicated.

Keith L.

Ryan Perry is simply the best. I first came to him with pain in my back that no one else could figure out and he ultimately helped discover that I had an issue with my hip. After having surgery, Ryan helped me rehab and then additionally addressed additional long-standing issues I had with degenerative discs in my neck. He helped me to resume athletic activities such as hiking and biking and gave me the long term maintenance tools to stay pain free. Ryan is deeply knowledgeable in all areas of anatomy and dedicated to keeping current with new PT options and treatments. I would highly recommend him to treat any issue, no matter how complicated.

Keith L

Ryan is the best physical therapist I have had the pleasure of working with. The care he provides is top-notch. He is professional in every manner of his work. The hard work he puts in to figuring out the best plan to getting someone back to full heath is top level. Best therapist around!

Matt Polster -Professional soccer player for Chicago Fire SC

I had the immense honor to meet and work with Ryan Perry while working with the Chicago Fire prior to moving to Atlanta to work with my current club, Atlanta United F.C. We were responsible for the evaluation and treatment of our team’s players. Ryan was able to establish a great relationship with our players, creating a very comfortable and respectful environment for them to allow us to care for their injuries and needs in general. Ryan was always effective, compassionate, and flexible in delivery og evidenced-based strategies and interventions. He has an unbelievable understanding of human movement and biomechanics, along with impeccable knowledge of manual therapy skills and therapeutic exercise; he is without a doubt an outstanding clinician and an even better individual. To this day, I still consult with Ryan regularly to get his clinical expertise and opinion with complicated cases that I am dealing with.

Mario Cruz, DPT, SCS, ATC -Director of Sports Medicine: Atlanta United F.C.

Ryan Perry has dedicated his life to physical therapy, completing an advanced doctoral degree, post-doctoral fellowship, and countless hours of post-graduate coursework to establish himself as one of the leaders in our profession. He cares deeply for his patients and will bring a high level of expertise to his new home in the Seattle area.

Kris Cooper PT, DPT, MTC, OCS, FAAOMPT

As an orthopedic spine surgeon, I practiced in Knoxville, Tennessee for over thirty years. Since 2008, I have practiced and taught non-operative spine care at Midwest Orthopedics at Rush. Shortly after I came to Chicago, I began to refer spine patients to Ryan Perry and have continued to do so. Ryan Perry is the best physical therapist I have ever had the pleasure of working with. That opinion is derived from frequent shared evaluations and, especially, from what my patients come back and tell me. Ryan has a very sophisticated understanding of spinal disorders and how best to remedy them. Ryan is also a “healer” – his patients want to get well for him and they do.

David Fardon, MD