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.
Woman with migraine

Migraines

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

HOW TO PREVENT OVERTRAINING

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

HOW DO YOU RECOVER?

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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Supportive shoe

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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RUNNING IS NOT FOR THE WEAK

The sun has finally come back out in Cleveland! It is time to get those running shoes on and get back outside to enjoy the run you’ve been dreaming of all winter long. Whether you took some months off to rest and regroup, or you are coming back from an…

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TMJ, or temporomandibular dysfunction

WHAT IS TMJ?

Do you wonder what it means when people say they have TMJ problems? Or have you ever gone to the dentist for the world’s worst toothache, and was told everything is okay? Did you know that you can go to a physical therapist to relieve pain in the face, temporomandibular…

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Reduced Hip Mobility

WFH and Reduced Hip Mobility Since March of 2020, a multitude of people have had their work environments change, with most adjusting to working from home. This has caused a reduction in everyday activities with less getting up and moving around the office all day. Many patients have noticed a…

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Please DO NOT train without understanding this.

Why do we train? What’s the purpose or intent? Is it to sweat or get fit and swole? Yes, and no. “The only reason we train is to create the opportunity to recover.” – Larry Gaier What a beautifully simple and powerful phrase. When broken down, that’s all training is and…

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Load versus capacity. The source of ALL pain and injury.

Throughout the history of mankind, every injury that has occurred can be traced back to a single culprit: The amount of load placed on the body exceeded the body’s capacity to handle it. Back pain, an ACL tear, “tight” traps. It doesn’t matter. Load exceeded capacity. To illustrate this, I want you to think…

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What it really means to be an “old” athlete.

There’s a lot of misconceptions about aging. Yes, once we hit about 35 years old, it is true that our VO2 max and stroke volume will incrementally diminish and we gradually lose muscle mass. However, this is all relative. Compared to a sedentary person, these declines happen more slowly for…

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