Testimonials

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT SPEAKER &
PHYSICAL THERAPIST MIKE RYAN:

Mike presented a seminar on lightning safety to the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association during our annual awards weekend in June, 2013. He proved to be a dynamic speaker, made the material easy to understand and interesting, and got rave reviews from our members after his presentation. He has an engaging personality and I would love to have him back as a speaker next year!

Dave Goren Executive Director National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA)

I have had the good fortune of having Mike Ryan as my go-to guy for all things medical for almost 20 years. His vast knowledge of training techniques, sports medicine and nutrition is unsurpassed. But what truly sets Mike apart is his willingness to invest whole heartedly in his athlete's outcomes.

Don Davey Former 9 year NFL veteran and 5 time Ironman triathlete

It was an honor to have Mike Ryan come speak to our Gator football team about "Taking Care of Your Mind and Body". His years of experience in the NFL, and with other elite athletes, allowed him to deliver a powerful message that was well received by our student athletes. We look forward to continuing to work with Mike as we strive to help our athletes succeed on the field and in life

Paul Silvestri MS, ATC, LAT Associate Director of Sports Health University of Florida

Mike Ryan is an outstanding speaker. He comes across as professional and authoritative and is engaging with his audience. He is able to effectively bring in humor, even with the most serious of topics.

Ellen Satlof Public Relations Manager National Athletic Trainers' Association

I've been blessed to play 19 years in NFL with 5 teams. I trusted Mike Ryan to manage my health when I was playing and I still trust him today. Knowing his sports medicine skills and his top-shelf character, Mike's the ultimate professional!

Mark Brunell 17 year NFL QB, 3-time Pro Bowler

I truly cannot say enough about the help physical therapist Mike Ryan provided my son with his recovery from a back fracture which put him in a full torso brace for 12 weeks. My son’s recovery results under Mike’s care were truly amazing. In addition, Mike took a sincere long-term interest in my son’s athletic development as well as his overall health. Whatever your child’s sport or injury, I have absolutely no doubt your child will benefit significantly from spending time with Mike Ryan. I’m only sorry we did not have the opportunity to work with Mike when my son was younger.

Robert Attorney, devoted father, leader of the healthiest family in town

In my 13 years in the NFL, I met few individuals with the combination of knowledge, insight, compassion, and professionalism as Mike Ryan. Mike is dedicated to making sure his athletes are prepared for any challenge they may face in competition. He demonstrates his commitment by staying razor sharp as an elite endurance athlete himself. There are few people I would recommend for comprehensive training, diet, and injury advice, but Mike Ryan is one of them. He is a professional in every sense of the word.

Kyle Brady Former 13 year NFL veteran

Mike’s presentation on “Taking Ownership of your Body and Mind” was a huge hit with the attendees of our annual worksite wellness conference. Mike’s expertise is evident as he draws from his professional, athletic and personal experiences to connect with the audience and communicate a clear and compelling message. Mike is truly a pleasure to work with and his positivity is contagious. His charismatic speaking style, enthusiasm and expertise make him a top-notch speaker.

First Coast Worksite Wellness Council

Professional football is a fast game. Having Mike Ryan on my team, as a physical therapist and a friend, was a priceless advantage for me. His sports medicine advice is always exactly what I need. Thanks MDR!

Fred Taylor Former 13 seasons in NFL, Pro Bowler

Mike Ryan is a devoted and true professional in the sports medicine world. He is unique and well qualified in sports medicine with dual degrees as a Certified Athletic Trainer and as a Registered Physical Therapist. He has not only distinguished himself as a highly-skilled rehabilitator of professional athletes but over the many years of our friendship, he and I have shared a deep passion about the prevention of injuries in sports at all levels, particularly the weekend athlete and in our very vulnerable young athletes.

Dr. Jim Andrews Team Physician Washington Redskins, Un. of Alabama

Mike Ryan is the best PT! I’m a long distance runner with a nagging hip glute injury for 6+ months. I saw multiple PTs but the problem kept returning. I finally saw Mike Ryan and he was worth every single penny, and SO MUCH MORE! Within my first visit, Mike determined the CAUSE of the problem. What I thought was a glut issue, was really an issue with my sacrum, which was causing my glute pain. For the previous 6+ months I was treating my symptom (glute pain) instead of the cause (rotated sacrum) of my pain. Within two visits I was feeling significantly better and within two months I was 100% back! Not only did Mike fix the problem, but he gave me specific exercises and stretches to do at home to train my body to keep the problem away for good. Mike's kind personality and sports medicine expertise to develop an individualized rehab program is exactly what I needed. Thanks so much Mike - sub 1:30 half marathon here I come!

Allison Former collegiate runner and still high-level runner

In my opinion, Mike Ryan, PT,ATC is one of the brightest sports medicine minds in the NFL. Having worked with him for over a decade, I know my athletes are in great hands. He has great understanding of anatomy and physical medicine, communicates well, and cares deeply about the athletes. He is flexible and provides the continuum of care I need for my core muscle injury patients.

Dr. William C. Meyers Core Muscle Injury Specialist Vincera Institute Philadelphia, PA

Having coach Mike as a resource when I was facing a meniscus tear repair was awesome!! I consider myself an "average joe" who tries to stay in shape. He knew exactly what I was going to experience, reviewed my MRI, post op report and customized my strengthening and conditioning. Because of Mike's recommendations my focused effort expedited my recovery! Even my surgeon was surprised at how quickly I recovered and was able to regain my full range of motion and strength!

Most importantly - Mike is easy to relate to, humble, unassuming, and a consummate professional - he makes you feel like you can conquer the world if you follow his plan!

Tracy Leadership Executive and mother with serious athletic ambitions

Mike Ryan is the best! He has me running again after a chronic knee injury. Mike’s knowledge coupled with his passion to educate his clients about the functionality of our bodies is making a significant difference in my approach to working out while keeping it simple Thanks Mike!

Angelique Runner, active lifestyle advocate

As an Olympian, I surrounded myself with a team of trusted advisors to help me maintain my highest level of performance. Now as a Coach, when I need a physical therapist I rely on Mike Ryan to keep my elite athletes performing at the top of their games. Mike helps my athletes to heal quickly. Afterwards, he provides them solid strength and flexibility programs which help them stay healthy while performing at a very high level.

Keith Brantly Former Olympic Marathoner Un. of Florida Athletic Hall of Famer

Our Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society’s Distinguished Alumnus Award is one of our most prestigious honor because it’s given to a person that has paved the way for the current membership. Mike Ryan exemplifies those qualities in leadership and athlete care for which we all strive to obtain. The proof of Mike’s reputation is the fact that he won this award in his first year of eligibility and is the only person to ever accomplish this.

Rick Burkholder Vice President of Sports Medicine and Performance, Kansas City Chiefs

Mike Ryan, physical therapist, is extremely knowledgeable on human anatomy and how to apply that knowledge to rehabilitate injuries with great effectiveness. Mike helped me rehab my surgically repaired Achilles and sharing his amazing tips to recover from my intense workouts. I highly recommend him for anyone seeking the best PT treatment.

Scott Surfer, cyclist, fitness guru

Since getting to know Mike Ryan 17 years ago during my work with the Jacksonville Jaguars, I have always admired his dedication and professionalism towards everyone he meets. His positive attitude, healthy approach, and passion towards the art of helping others are outstanding! Whether it’s a professional athlete, a staff member or someone needing a compassionate friend, Mike Ryan truly cares about the well being of all.”

Chad Bohling Director of Mental Conditioning, New York Yankees & Dallas Cowboys

I have had the privilege and honor of working with Mike Ryan for five years on the Jacksonville Jaguars medical staff. Mike is by far and away superior to any athletic trainer and therapist that I have ever worked with. His knowledge, physical abilities, communication skills, adaptability, management skills and willingness to continue to learn and teach are characteristics that set him apart amongst his peers. I have enjoyed my time working with and learning from him as a team physician in keeping our players healthy and on the field. He is truly the best and will be missed in the NFL.

Kevin Kaplan MD, Head Team Physician Jacksonville Jaguars

Mike Ryan is a phenomenal speaker! He shares his own life experiences to encourage and motivate others to pursue their passion and dreams. Mike was a catalyst for helping my students to choose a career path that aligns with their long-term goals.

Michelle PhD. – College Professor

Working with physical therapist and athletic trainer Mike Ryan has been a great experience. My high school daughter, a state champion middle distance runner, had already lost two weeks of training for the 2018 cross country season going elsewhere for her physical therapy, when we finally contacted Mike.
Mike quickly identify the very specific problem with her low back SI joint. He provided direct therapy and designed a individualized exercises and stretching regimen that allowed her to immediately improve and quickly return to training and competition. We were thrilled with how well Mike communicated with our daughter on both the technical and emotional aspects of her injury.
He listened to her and developed a thorough plan with her coach to seamless return her to racing at full speed without any setbacks. We highly recommend visiting with Mike Ryan for physical therapy, he is the best!

Susanne Parent of state champion high school runner

Mike Ryan is more than a professional speaker & broadcaster who is great at conveying his messages clearly and concisely. He’s also a thoughtful communicator who always has his target audience in mind, tailoring messages and interactions to keep them engaged and informed.

Barbara Pinson Lash Celebrity Media Coach

Mike Ryan superbly combines his outstanding physical therapy expertise with his thoughtful and highly effective communication style. No one can quickly and correctly diagnose, treat, and bring calming reassurance to an elite athlete like Mike Ryan can.

Paul Posluszny Former 11 yr NFL linebacker

If you want your student athletes to hear a powerful message, I suggest having Mike Ryan share his Taking Care of Your Body, Mind and Business talk. Mike's message was powerful and our players were very engaged. It’s a must-hear message for your student athletes if you want to help them get better.

Randy Edsall UConn Head Football Coach

I've had the pleasure of watching Mike Ryan work with elite athletes in the NFL and the displeasure of racing him on a military obstacle course. In both cases, Mike's sports medicine expertise and his genuine passion to live a meaningful life are unmistakable.

Jason McMillen, DPT Regional Director KBRwyle - USSOCOM

I went to Mike after more than a year of normal physical therapy, injections and frustration following my shoulder surgery . His knowledge of sports injuries and techniques in treating my shoulder has me back on the golf course and doing things I was convinced I would never do again. Very appreciative!

Pete Mature athlete who works out like a 20 year old

We engaged Mike Ryan for his “Healthy Huddle Lunch & Learns” and to say that he delivered would be an understatement. Mike shared the ‘why’ of committing to a healthy lifestyle, delivered actionable tips to improve our fitness, and had our entire group out of their seats putting his healthy tricks into practice. Drawing on his 26 yrs of working with elite athletes in the NFL, I applaud Mike and I’m thankful that his new professional mission is focused on positively impacting our community at-large.

Matthew Executive Vice President

On behalf of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), I am happy to recommend Mike Ryan, PT, ATC. Mike’s experience in treating low back pain in both pro and non-pro athletes and as an extreme athlete were invaluable to shaping the show’s content and to its success. He is an articulate spokesperson who knows how to connect with his audience. I have no doubt that Mike would be a valuable addition to your show.

Erin Senior Media Relations Specialist