Ryan McDevitt PT, DPT, Cert LSVT-BIG, Co-Owner, West Berlin
- Gloucester Catholic High School (2005)
- B.S. in biology from Rowan University (2009)
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Drexel University (2013)
- Advanced training in treatment and management of concussion.
- Dry needling
- LSVT-BIG Certified (2015)
- ImPACT certified (2017)
What made you decide to pursue physical therapy as a career?
I played sports growing up and was always interested in science. During my undergrad career I was trying to decide between becoming an MD or PT. After doing a few internships with both I decided PT was best for me. I enjoyed the time PTs were able to spend with their patients and seeing them improve on a daily basis.
What do you feel are good qualities to look for in a physical therapist?
- Supportive and Compassionate
Therapists experience many personal, heart-to-heart moments with patients. Part of the therapist’s job is to temper the patient’s nerves, often through demonstrating the behavior necessary to make it through therapy. Individuals, who maintain control of difficult sessions with empathy, tenderness and a sense of humor, are among the most successful!
- Confident and Determined
Patients often endure slow recovery processes over a long period of time, and sometimes the treatment is painful or very difficult. They can become frustrated, tired and feel like giving up. In order to successfully complete therapy, however, they must be motivated, or even pushed, by their PT, who leads the treatment with a delicate blend of patience, encouragement, and resolve.
What are your interests outside of work?
- I live in Sicklerville, NJ with my fiancé, Jennifer, and her two kids James and Ryan. They keep me busy!
- I am a huge sports fan and a diehard Philadelphia sports follower. I currently have season tickets to the Philadelphia Flyers.
- I stay busy with recreational sports including softball and basketball. We are the reigning champions of our softball league.