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Ryan Simmons, DPT

Physical Therapist, Director of Physical Therapy

Doctor Ryan Simmons earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from #1 ranked University of Southern California Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy in 2010, after 4 years of successful independent Massage Therapy practice in Chicago. With over a decade of health care experience in a wide range of settings, she is uniquely positioned as a true integrative clinician. Although her bread and butter therapy is based heavily on manual orthopedics, body mechanics, and gait analysis, she also has experience and clinical interest in woman’s health, yoga modification, neurologic disorders, and vestibular rehabilitation for vertigo and dizziness. Her patient care philosophy is rooted in the belief that keen observation, active listening, and hands-on discovery are the keys to successful intervention and the return of a patient to their highest level of function.

University of Missouri, BAS, 2000
Chicago School of Massage Therapy, CMT, 2004
University of Southern California, DPT, 2010

Ryan is thrilled to begin a new chapter with Aaron at MoveMend. When Ryan is not at work, she is taking care of her two children, participating in community activism, or having dinner and drinks with her fabulous British husband.

Licensure, Certifications, and Professional Associations
Washington State Physical Therapy License, 2012-present
California State Physical Therapy License, 2010-2012
City of Chicago Massage Therapy License, 2004
National Certification of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2004
Member, American Physical Therapy Association, current


Aaron was great. He provided guidance on how quickly to expect recovery in stages, with useful information on what symptoms and improvements to expect along the way. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and interested in making the visits productive and efficient.

Tim S.

"I arrived at MoveMend with painful “Lateral Epicondylitis” (also known as tennis elbow) and I left with a rejuvenated elbow. Aaron and Joel are great to work with and they provide information, therapy, guidance and an effective remediation plan. Therapy was organized around my schedule and Aaron and Joel provided exercises to do at home. All together a 5- star positive experience!"

Jeanne T.

I had a wonderful experience with Aaron, Joel and the MoveMend team. They helped diagnose my tennis elbow and guided me through therapy that was customized as needed to help support my healing journey. The entire team brings a positive energy to the space.

Stacey D.

"...after 2 months with Carly I am feeling strong, am skiing again, and have gotten very focused attention toward stabilizing my knee. I have faith in PT and MoveMend. Thank You!"

Kathryn S.

Carly was a pleasure to work with. She's intuitive, caring, and knowledgeable. My recovery has been great and I feel better prepared to prevent future injuries.

David S.

"I am not sure if there exists a place like MoveMend. Some clinics are just happy if you heal to the point where you aren't in pain, but MoveMend will work to get you to where you can do the things you enjoy the most."

Reuben Juster

"I really want to thank MoveMend. My arm hasn't felt this good in 5 years! The pain I used to feel as the result of my injury has subsided. Thank you so much Aaron and Joel."

Holly Paul

All the new activities required of a new mom took their toll on my body. Ryan has helped me tremendously... Two months later, I am feeling a lot better. Thank you!

Anna Kashner

"I would recommend Ryan to anybody, especially...those looking for an individual that looks at the entire body and not just the site of injury. Ryan has worked so many miracles for me."

Courtney Franz

“MoveMend put me on a comprehensive plan including clinical visits and exercises while at home and work. Couldn't have wished for a better result.”

Dustin Van Wyck

“He listens carefully, is compassionate and encouraging -- key factors to help you complete the course of treatment and fully recover.”

Gaylee Duncan

“In addition to his obvious expertise with wrist and hand, I appreciate his holistic approach.”

Sedora Debondt

"I had a really great experience with MoveMend. I came to them with some serious tennis elbow and they helped me out every step of the way. Aaron and Joel were fantastic physical therapists, super friendly, very knowledgeable and just all around great guys."

Jason Francis

“… offers not only technical expertise but wisdom: there's an art to training and injury recovery…because it's not one size fits all. I highly recommend MoveMend.”

Matt Garson

“Employees really responded to the Stretch and Flex program”

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“Technical expertise and sincere compassion are second to none. I cannot recommend more highly”

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