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. He currently provides online services through his website AMPSrehab.com while also working with patients/clients at Pure Physio located in Strongsville, OH. Ryan strives to be the compass that guides you to a life of optimal performance and improved overall well-being.
Man with sore red highlighted tennis elbow


Tennis elbow doesn’t only happen to the seasonal tennis players! It can affect anyone who strenuously continues to use the forearm muscles. The actual term “tennis elbow” refers to lateral epicondylitis; pain and inflammation occurring at the outside of the elbow. This can be caused by many different reasons including…

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IT Band Syndrome & How to Fix It

Most people are aware of where the IT band is, but do not understand the signs and symptoms of IT band pain. This discomfort can actually be caused by another region of the body. Feeling pain in the outside of the knee, top of the lower part of the leg,…

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Woman playing golf


As the greens are starting to open back up, it’s important to open that lower back too! Everyone focuses on the hips and shoulders, and yes, those joints play a large role in your golf swing. However, having appropriate lumbar mobility can actually take the stress off of your shoulders…

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Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti is a big word that is being tossed around these days a bit more than ever before, but do you know what it actually means? Diastasis Recti (known as DR) is a split in the lining of one of the core muscles, rectus abdominis….otherwise known as the “6-pack…

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Nagging Knee Pain

Do you experience pain in the topmost section of your knee or front of the knee cap with movements such as squatting, walking up or down stairs, running or jumping? You may be experiencing something known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome, or PFPS. The name patellofemoral pain syndrome comes from the…

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Return to Exercise Postpartum

Returning to exercise can be scary for anyone, especially for those who have a whole new body after having a baby. Following such an amazing journey of bringing a new life into this world, a lot of women have questions regarding a safe return to exercise. This is so important…

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man's shoulders

Shoulder Stability

The shoulder is a complex joint; it’s able to move in every plane of movement. This mobility benefits our daily activities and allows us to complete a multitude of tasks. However, this also means that our shoulders must be strong in all planes of movement. Therefore, shoulder stability is important…

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Woman with migraine


Did you know that physical therapy can reduce symptoms from a migraine? Many people suffer from debilitating migraines, causing them to have to skip work or school, not exercise for days and possibly put their life on pause due to severe symptoms migraines may cause. There is continued research as…

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How to prevent sports injuries


Athletes love to push their minds and bodies to achieve new goals and continue to grow in their sports, but everybody has a limit. Unfortunately, by the time we find that limit, an injury has occurred (or might be happening soon). So, the question is, what is the best way…

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Recovery stretching


Some of us are great about completing an entire recovery routine (or at least cool down routine) following a workout, but do we really know why we should be implementing the things we do? Exercise often results in muscle fatigue, as well as increases lactic acid build up in the…

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Foot Health

WHEN DID YOUR FEET BECOME SO IMPORTANT? Our feet are our foundation for our entire body. One of the first impacts your body endures every day is your foot hitting the ground. Foot health has been talked about and practiced more in the recent years; however, do you actually know…

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