ABOUT PURE PHYSIO
Pure Physio is a privately owned, outpatient physical therapy clinic in Strongville, Ohio. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, most innovative rehabilitative services to patients of all ages. We pride ourselves in providing one-on-one care, utilizing a whole-body approach to treat the “cause” of the impairment, as well as, the impairment itself. At Pure Physio, our goal is to maximize every patient’s level of performance and wellness.
Matthew Stevens, DPT, Owner
Matthew C. Stevens PT, DPT graduated from Walsh University in 2010 with a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. He attended Baldwin-Wallace College for his undergraduate studies in Pre-Physical Therapy and Exercise Science, where he also played collegiate football for four years. His clinical expertise include outpatient orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation and sports injuries. Matt was certified to perform dry needling by the American Dry Needling Institute in 2012. His post-graduate studies has been focused on manual therapy of the spine and extremities including Maitland and McKenzie techniques and diagnosis of shoulder pathology in throwing athletes. He has broadened his scope of practice by becoming certified in Thai Massage in 2014.
In January 2015, Matt founded Pure Physio in Strongsville, Ohio to provide the community and Greater Cleveland area with the most innovative rehabilitation services. Matt’s ongoing commitment to education and training ensure that his patients receive the most current and effective treatments, including hands-on manual therapy, dry needling and corrective exercise. When Matt is not treating patients, he enjoys training for triathlons, cycling, crossfitting, water skiing, and practicing yoga.
Ryan Summers, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Ryan Summers is a physical therapist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist located in the greater Cleveland area. He comes to Cleveland after spending the last three years traveling and practicing throughout the United States, from Hawaii to Boston, Seattle to Richmond, and various other cities in between. He has experience working in a multitude of sports rehabilitation and orthopedic outpatient clinics with patients ranging from the elderly to elite athletes to Special Operations Forces at Fort Bragg.
Ryan played college basketball at Division III Bethany College and is a renowned expert in working with jumping athletes at all levels. Furthermore, he has a B.S. degree in Psychology and blends mental training, as well as biopsychosocial methods, into his programs. By joining with Pure Physio, he brings his knowledge of working with the athletic and fitness population while striving to be the compass that guides you to a life of optimal performance and improved overall well-being.
“With just one office treatment post half marathon, my pain level decreased dramatically. I was able to run with little pain and only tightness. Dr. Matt gave me specific corrective exercises to help reduce the pain. Within 5-6 weeks, I was back to running without pain in my right foot. Not only did Dr. Matt help me with my foot injury but with his knowledge and passion for his field, I was able to augment my running form and learn techniques to prevent future injury.”Kati K.
“I have been a sports massage therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist for over 10 years. I was immediately impressed with Matt’s knowledge and expertise in his field. I am a retired roller derby girl and was involved in motorcycle accident several years ago. I am so glad I found Matt, he has allowed me to work on my feet without pain and perform my job at my best. Recently, I injured my back while squating. Needless to say, I saw Matt the day after and by the next day I was able to stand up straight and sleep better. After two treatments of dry needling and manual therapy I was back to work and the gym. I can not thank him enough. You are the BEST!”
I will always be grateful to Matt for helping me recover from my complete Achilles tear and repair surgery in record time. I sustained my injury less than 3 months before my wedding, and knowing how long the recovery typically takes, I was nervous about being to walk down the aisle and dance with family and friends. Not only was I able to dance the night away at my wedding, but I have also been able to make a smooth and speedy return to my CrossFit training. Because of Matt’s extensive knowledge of my sport and his multi-modal approach to rehab, I recovered faster than I ever thought possible. I highly recommend his expertise whether you are recovering from a major injury or simply trying to optimize your performance.Julie Foucher