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Ryan Smrz


Physical Therapist

Ryan grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. After suffering a concussion playing volleyball during his junior year of high school, Ryan had to undergo extensive physical therapy, which included many vestibular exercises. This experience sparked his interest in vestibular therapy. From that moment on, he knew he wanted to be a physical therapist.

After graduating from Truman State University, Ryan started physical therapy school at Rosalind Franklin. During one rotation, he focused on concussion and vestibular rehabilitation, which was an incredible experience that affirmed his desire to work with this patient population. He believes that a great therapist must look at the whole picture of the patient holistically, regardless of why they are seeking therapy.

Ryan treats patients with a wide range of diagnoses, including vestibular and orthopedic conditions. Since he has been on the other side as a patient, he finds it very rewarding to draw upon his own experiences of receiving these types of therapies to better educate his own patients and treat their symptoms.

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