Ryan Smith

Physiotherapist – Grafton & North Shore Lab

Education:
Ryan graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Sport and Exercise Science in 2012. In 2016 he completed a Bachelor in Physiotherapy at AUT. He continues to find new courses to attend and completed the Integrated Dry Needling course in 2017.

Experience:
Ryan began his career as a physiotherapist at the Lab, although you may have seen him around Sports Lab before this, working while he was a student as a massage therapist and on admin. During his training Ryan worked at the Emergency Department at Auckland City Hospital and with stroke patients. This experience gave him a great understanding of acute injury management and helped him hone his assessment skills. Ryan enjoys working with a wide variety of clients including runners, cyclists, cross fitters and rock climbers. He adapts his approach to suit the different demands for each sport.

Professional views and special interests:
Ryan loves to geek out on running technique and biomechanics. He enjoys assessing how people move and how this influences injury or pain. He holds a strong belief in keeping clients active and moving wherever possible. Ryan builds his sessions around education to ensure you understand the cause of your injury and he couples this with excellent manual therapy techniques. He has specific interest in treating conditions of the back and neck, and how the neural system impacts pain responses.

Outside of the Lab:
You can find Ryan pounding the pavements running or hitting the trails mountain biking. In the winter months he loves hitting the slopes snowboarding or skiing. Whereas in the summer he enjoys being out on the water wakeboarding or under the water scuba diving. He is planning his first marathon, stay tuned to see how he gets on.

Ryan Smith

Physiotherapist – Grafton & North Shore Lab

Education:
Ryan graduated from the University of Auckland with a Bachelor of Science Majoring in Sport and Exercise Science in 2012. In 2016 he completed a Bachelor in Physiotherapy at AUT. He continues to find new courses to attend and completed the Integrated Dry Needling course in 2017.

Experience:
Ryan began his career as a physiotherapist at the Lab, although you may have seen him around Sports Lab before this, working while he was a student as a massage therapist and on admin. During his training Ryan worked at the Emergency Department at Auckland City Hospital and with stroke patients. This experience gave him a great understanding of acute injury management and helped him hone his assessment skills. Ryan enjoys working with a wide variety of clients including runners, cyclists, cross fitters and rock climbers. He adapts his approach to suit the different demands for each sport.

Professional views and special interests:
Ryan loves to geek out on running technique and biomechanics. He enjoys assessing how people move and how this influences injury or pain. He holds a strong belief in keeping clients active and moving wherever possible. Ryan builds his sessions around education to ensure you understand the cause of your injury and he couples this with excellent manual therapy techniques. He has specific interest in treating conditions of the back and neck, and how the neural system impacts pain responses.

Outside of the Lab:
You can find Ryan pounding the pavements running or hitting the trails mountain biking. In the winter months he loves hitting the slopes snowboarding or skiing. Whereas in the summer he enjoys being out on the water wakeboarding or under the water scuba diving. He is planning his first marathon, stay tuned to see how he gets on.