Orin Ryan was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He began his undergraduate work at The University of Alaska, Anchorage, where he competed in cross-country running and track for two years. He left Alaska to serve a two year LDS mission on the islands of Cape Verde and returned home to finish his Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science at Brigham Young University-Idaho. Upon graduation he attended The University of Utah and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.
Orin first developed a passion for physical therapy as he experienced many injuries while involved in different high school athletics that included; hockey, cross-country running, cross-country skiing, track, and swimming. He recalls a specific experience where he had chronic tendonitis in his knee. Through a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation by a physical therapist, the root of the problem was addressed. This experience sparked an interest for Orin to deepen his knowledge in the intricacies of the human body through the study of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and biomechanics. The culmination of these studies led to a pursuit in earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Orin finds fulfillment in helping people return and maintain a high quality of life.
Outside the clinic, Orin enjoys running, mountain biking, playing tennis, golf, and pick up hockey. He values time with his wife, Rebekah, and daughter, Lucie. As a family they cherish going on walks, riding bikes, reading books, and finding opportunities to serve in their community.