Allison M. Ryan

PT, DPT

Allie is the newest employee of the APTW family. Allie spent most of her childhood in Grayson, Georgia, and then attended the University of Georgia, not too far down the road. It was there that she grew an interest in sports medicine and patient care. After graduating from the University of Georgia, she became an assistant athletic trainer at Emmanuel College (NCAA Division II) for a year, working closely with more than ten different teams. She then moved into the physical therapy world when she became a Physical Therapy Tech at Emory Outpatient Facility.

From there, Allie went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Georgia State University. She has treated various orthopedic and neurological diagnoses and specializes in running analysis, sports medicine, and dry needling. She has worked in both outpatient and acute care settings.

Allie’s core values are providing patient-centered care and education. She believes that patients deserve one-on-one care to discover the true root of the injury instead of simply treating symptoms.

In her time away from the clinic, Allie enjoys anything that involves spending time with her family. She loves to be outdoors, especially when it comes to hiking and running, and she recently picked up gardening. She also enjoys traveling and finding local breweries and coffee shops to try out.

Allie received her B.S.Ed. in both Athletic Training and Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Georgia. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Georgia State University.

  • Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA, Doctor of Physical Therapy May 2019
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Bachelor of Science in Education, Athletic Training May 2014
  • University of Georgia, Athens, GA, Bachelor of Science in Education, Exercise and Sports Science
  • Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital, Phenix City, AL Physical Therapist PRN August 2020 – March 2021
  • Benchmark Physical Therapy, Columbus, GA & Phenix City, AL Float Physical Therapist October 2019-August 2020
  • Emory Physical Therapy, Duluth, GA PT Aide / Front Desk Assistant May 2015-May 2016
  • Emmanuel College, Franklin Springs, GA Assistant Athletic Trainer August 2014-May 2015
  • Physio, Dacula, GA Outpatient Orthopedic 10-week rotation January 2019-March 2019
  • Tender Ones Therapy Services, Inc., Dacula, GA Pediatric Outpatient 10-week rotation October 2018-December 2018
  • Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin, GA Acute Care (Stroke Center) 8-week rotation June 2018-July 2018
  • The FMT RockPods Myofascial Cupping Certification, 5-2021
  • Course: Yoga for Therapeutic Rehabilitation, April 2021
  • Course: Build a Better Runner: Rehab, Prevention, and Peak Performance, August 2020
  • Course: Dry Needling II: Dry Needling of the Cervicothoracic Region and Upper Quarter-A Comprehensive Approach, Atlanta, GA, February 2020
  • Course: Dry Needling I: Dry Needling of the Lumbar Region and Lower Quarter, Atlanta, GA, January 2020
  • Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February, 2018
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Georgia May 2019-Present
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of Alabama October 2019-Present 
  • Licensed Physical Therapist, State of North Carolina May 2021-Present
  • Dry Needling Certified February 2020-Present
  • Fall Risk Assessment at YMCA September 2018
  • Moultrie Service Learning June 2018
  • PD Gladiators October 2017
  • HOI Medical Mission Trip August 2017
  • Smyrna Elementary School Field Day May 2017
  • Mission Trip to Puerto Rico July 2015