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.

What really hurts?

Pain is frustrating. Whether you’re an athlete or just trying to get through your day, chronic pain can be nagging, depressing, and debilitating. But what if I told you your pain might not be 100% biological? What if there was something you could do unrelated to traditional physical rehab that…

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Maximize the effects of training.

As physical therapists, we love helping athletes return to training at their full potential. However, we also love to dabble in the performance side of things, as well. For those looking for an edge, I commonly reference work completed by two of my favorite fitness specialists, Alex Hutchinson and Ben…

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Raise your expectations. You deserve better.

Hey %FIRSTNAME%, Society loves to lower expectations.We always compare performance on a relative basis.  ​​“Well, it’s better than it was yesterday…” Furthermore, we love to settle for a product that’s not as good as it could be, if given the attention to detail it deserves. “Well, it was ok… but…

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Our post went viral, for the right reasons.

On Sunday, we made a post that featured one of our athletes and colleagues, Amanda Barnhart. The post received nearly 100 comments and over 1,000 likes as tokens of support for Amanda. The goal was not to be controversial or to create backlash. Our goal was only to bring awareness to the flaws of…

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HIIT Training: Do Your Workouts Match Your Goals?

As athletes, we are constantly striving to push our bodies and minds in order to obtain a specific goal or title. In today’s society, it is easy to get caught up in the hottest fad in health and fitness, but the question always stands: will your training lead to your…

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Quick note about the Super Bowl..

In case you missed it, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots won their record 6th title on Sunday night. As a result, Tom Brady has been officially crowned the G-O-A-T (Greatest of All Time) and the Patriots are a dynasty that will seemingly never go away. So the question…

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Great day of growth!

I hope you had a great weekend! We were lucky enough to be able to teach one of our favorite workshops on Saturday which we like to call “Train Smarter, Not Harder.” Overall, it was a great day of learning, discussion and growth from both the workshop and attendees and…

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Pain is weird and complicated.

As you may have figured out by now, we do things a little bit differently at Pure Physio. For example, we love the topic of pain and see it as more of a complex puzzle than most in our industry give it credit for. We love studying it, treating it,…

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Why recovery is so important.

Recovering is something that I place a lot of of importance in when working with my athletes. For example, new research tells us that our risk for injury can be decreased by almost 50% if we get 9+ hours of sleep. Unrealistic? Maybe. But it doesn’t change the fact of…

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Want to recover faster? Read this.

I’m a sucker for performance and recovery hacks, research and frankly anything related to self-improvement.  Recently, I read a great article that I wanted to share with you. The article is titled “12 Ways to Recover From Anything” and was written by Men’s Health (sorry, I couldn’t find a website link). I paraphrased the article…

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