Dr. Ryan White , DPT
Dr. Ryan White, PT, DPT earned his doctorate from Columbia University with a specialization in orthopedic rehabilitation. While at Columbia, he was part of the research team that worked on determining the impact of various co-morbidities on prosthetic function in people who have undergone amputations. This research was selected to be presented at the 2019 APTA Combined Sections Meeting in Washington D.C. where Ryan and another colleague were chosen to represent the research team.
Before attending Columbia, Ryan earned his undergraduate degree in applied physiology and kinesiology from the University of Florida where he graduated with honors. During his time at the University of Florida he assisted in the Applied Neuromechanics Laboratory working on research to further the rehabilitation of those individuals with Parkinson’s Disease funded by the Michael J. Fox Foundation.
During his clinical practice Ryan was introduced to Functional Manual Therapy through the Institute of Physical Art, where he completed an 8 week intensive clinical rotation. Functional Manual Therapy is an integrated and artistic intervention which couples mechanical treatment of the joints, soft tissues, visceral, and neurovascular systems with manual neuromuscular facilitation to enhance optimum motor control and human function.
Ryan grew up playing volleyball, golf, and running cross country. The combination of these activities have allowed him to appreciate how a well rounded approach to physical fitness can help prevent injuries. He participated in intramural basketball at both Columbia and the University of Florida and was captain of his intramural volleyball team at Florida.
While Ryan is not in clinic he enjoys playing beach volleyball in Central Park, playing pick-up basketball, hiking, traveling, and cooking.