Ryan Vinson PT,MPT, OMPT
Location: Macomb Township
2002 Bachelor of Science Oakland University
2003 Masters of Physical Therapy Oakland University
2010 Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certification
2011 Graduate Certificate in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT)
2011 Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 Medical Professional
Areas of Interest/Specialties:
Orthopedic Sport Injury
Spine and Extremity Care
Post Surgical Care
Graston-Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization
Return To Sport Evaluation
Licensed PT State of Michigan
Macomb Chamber of Commerce
I began my journey in to the field of physical therapy in high school. My grandfather had a severe stroke that left his right side paralyzed and hindered a very active man. With strong determination and the help of his physical therapist he was able to make a full recovery. I was amazed at his progress and became very interested in the occupation that was able to have such a dramatic affect on his life. After further investigation and understanding the diversity of patients, including athletes, that a Physical Therapist was responsible for, I knew this career would be perfect for me.
After high school I enrolled at Oakland University with aspirations of studying to become a physical therapist. While at OU, I worked as a student assistant to the Head Athletic Trainer. The experience in the training room helped me develop my knowledge base to further my career as a Therapist and introduced me to many influential professionals in the field.
Following graduation I found work in an independent PT clinic close to OU where I was able to consult and treat patients form Oakland University's Division IA Athletic Department. This experience gave me the backbone for my treatment philosophy. Here I was able to take an injured player and provide the care needed to get that player back in the game. Although this job was very rewarding, I had other goals to obtain.
With the goal of running my own facility in mind, I began to research possible opportunities. When I discovered HealthQuest, I found a company with an excellent reputation in both the public and physical therapy community. I decided that I wanted to be a part of this type of company, and put all my efforts in securing a position. I have now been practicing since 2003, and I am proud to be part of the HealthQuest family.
I believe that the only way to continue to give my patients the best quality care is through furthering my education and experience and using that information to tailor a unique treatment plan for each patient. I am currently enrolled in Oakland University's program in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT), with anticipated certification in May, 2010. I have also taken courses in Myokinematics and have been introduced to various treatment techniques at the HealthQuest quarterly meetings. I have a strong background in sport and orthopedic rehabilitation, with an emphasis on manual therapy and exercise and I am excited for every new challenge that walks through the door!