Ryan Ervin is a Physical Therapist Assistant here at Williams Integracare Clinic. He’s brought his experience and skills to our team since 2015. In his role, Ryan assists our Physical Therapists as they provide treatment.
Education & Experience
Ryan obtained his Physical Therapist Assistant degree in 2012 from Lake Superior College. He also has an AA degree from Hibbing Community College. Previously, Ryan worked at the Golden Valley Rehabilitation and Care Center. There, he helped people with traumatic brain injuries, paraplegic injuries, and quadriplegic injuries. He also worked with people recovering from strokes.
Before joining the Williams Integracare team, Ryan completed internships at the St. Cloud VA, the Hermantown Outpatient Clinic, and the Aitkin Hospital. Ryan is always learning and expanding his skillsets. He currently holds certifications in:
- Biomechanics and Analysis of the Running Athlete
- Treatments of Rotator Cuff Disorders
- Athletic Low Back Pain in the Lumbar Spine
Finding His Passion for Physical Therapy
During his high school football career, Ryan broke his femur. The injury required four months of Physical Therapy before fully healing. Throughout those four months, Ryan enjoyed working with his therapist, and he appreciated how PT kept him motivated and driven to get back to playing sports.
Throughout high school and college athletics, various other injuries caused Ryan to need Physical Therapy, and each time he was able to return to the activities he enjoyed. It was during this time that he grew to love the profession. Now, Ryan enjoys helping others return to the level of ability they want and deserve.
Ryan Outside the Clinic
When he’s not working, Ryan enjoys staying active by playing basketball and volleyball. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, and kayaking in and around central Minnesota.
Originally from Willow River, MN, Ryan has strong ties to central Minnesota with both of his parents having graduated from St. Cloud State University. He and his wife Kelsi are now starting their family here in central Minnesota, with their first child expected to arrive in February of 2017.