Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Therapeutic Pain Specialist
Ryan graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University. The son of an Orthopedic Surgeon, Ryan had a unique opportunity to observe hundreds of procedures in the OR and volunteered assisting in the operating room on medical mission trips to Haiti. His passion for Orthopedics led him to participating in an orthopedic residency at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, where he eventually passed the examination to become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy. While at UT Southwestern, Ryan spent time assisting in teaching PT students and lecturing on the state level on joint replacement rehabilitation. Following his residency Ryan became a Therapeutic Pain Specialist through the International Spine and Pain Institute to better help serve those in persistent pain. Ryan has given lectures to Physical Therapy clinics throughout the Wilmington area and at his alma mater Duke in conservative management of this population. Ryan also has significant interest in the management of patients with Dizziness and Balance deficits as he has received extensive training from world renowned researchers from both Duke and Emory University. Ryan has presented research at national conferences on the subject. Ryan is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Although Ryan enjoys working with people of all ages, during his career path he found a passion for the senior population and is excited to be a part of Healthy Seniors PT. In his spare time Ryan enjoys traveling and spending time with his fiance, playing golf and volleyball, boating the intracoastal waterways, and training his two dogs Jake and Moose.
Karen Steed, CPT, LST, HWC
Certified Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, Livestrong Coach, Health Wellness Coach
Karen has fifteen years of personal training experience, with eight years of specialized training with cancer survivors. Her passion is to concentrate on the health of body and mind, while helping to push others who are striving for a healthier lifestyle.
Her personal journey has taught her the importance of living a healthier, fruitful life, which therefore, leads to a fulfilling one. Her goal is to help individuals be mindful of their quality of life and well-being; using her experience to guide them in the right direction.
“Do something today that your future self will thank you for later” -Stephen Curry