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.

4 very important things.

I wanted to share with you a recent post from Dr. Amanda. “Some seasons of life are tougher than others, but it’s ok, because life is always changing and everything will work out eventually, as long as you remember a few important things: 1. Be Kind- especially when it isn’t the easy answer…

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What would you do more of?

I have an interesting question to think about. What would you do more of if you didn’t have to worry about being perfect at it? A recent goal of mine has been to become more of a “Yes Man.” I’ve been too burdened by this notion of worry and fear of…

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CrossFit and healthcare

Hello old friend, It’s me again. This weekend I read a very interesting article that I wanted to share with you. It’s about CrossFit and how its founder, Greg Glassman, is taking on healthcare. My favorite quote from the article is “Fuck injuries. You think we got to 15,000 boxes by hurting everyone?”…

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Are you adapting or optimizing? It can’t be both.

Are you adapting or optimizing?  There’s currently millions of dollar being pumped into the fitness world in attempt to help athletes recover faster, heal more efficiently and train even harder. Recovery is a very hot industry, with companies claiming that all aspects of injury and poor performance are related to…

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RIP to a fitness pioneer.

Last week the fitness world received some bad news. Charles Poliquin, aka the Strength Sensai, died at the age of 57. Charles was controversial and edgy, but ultimately he was at the forefront of many progressive training methods that are commonly used today. One of my favorite quotes from Charles,…

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Comparison is the thief of joy.

Comparison is the thief of joy. This was a quote from Theodore Roosevelt and is one of my personal favorites. While it’s not the type of evil it’s often made out to be, social media can often be detrimental to our mental and physical health. When scrolling through Facebook or…

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How to effectively make a change.

This weekend Matt and I traveled to Dayton, OH to present our “Train Smarter, Not Harder” workshop. One of the goals of the workshop is to identify weaknesses and imbalances that are common among fitness athletes. However, once the attending athletes identify these areas that need to be addressed, the next…

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What does it mean to train smarter, not harder?

Do you know what it means to train smarter and not harder? Sure, the phrase itself is self-explanatory, but you do you really know what it means and how to apply it? This is a concept that we’ve discussed and presented on a lot over the past couple of years…

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How did you celebrate Labor Day?

Yesterday, if you didn’t know, was Labor Day. A day held in honor of working people. A day to remember those who have paved the way for the current structure of our society as we know it. In today’s world, and with today’s technology, choices are everywhere and we have…

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Why you should seek out conflict.

When you think of conflict, what comes to mind? Is it workplace drama between co-workers? A bar fight? Or simply a battle within yourself to avoid eating junk food? The idea of conflict has several meanings and interpretations but for me, it’s synonymous with a challenge or obstacle. Have you…

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