Kristin Ryan, PT, DPT

Academic Coordinator of Clinical Education

Dr. Ryan is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist. She teaches Professional Seminar, clinical education courses, seating and positioning, assists in neuromuscular therapeutics and teaches the lymphedema content of the curriculum.

She collaborates in implementing student clinical education placements.

Her clinical practice includes acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient care. Her focus is on evaluating clients in a wheelchair clinic and treating patients with lymphedema and spinal cord injuries.

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Education and Training

  • DPT, St. Ambrose University
  • BA, St. Ambrose University, Psychology

Research and Scholarship

  • Practical Exam Evaluator: Blackhawk College PTA Program, 2012-2013
  • Practical Exam Assistant: Northwestern Memorial University PT Program, 2010
  • Quality Improvement Project- Cancer Rehab, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2010-2011
  • Cancer Exercise Specialist, Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, 2009
  • Quality Improvement Project- Spinal Cord Injury Patient Education, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2008-2009
  • SCIRehab Project, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2007-2009
  • Spinal Cord Injury Research and Practice - Wheelchair Skills Lab Assistant, Chicago, IL July, 2008
  • Return to Rehab - Gait Lab Assistant & Transfer Training Lab Assistant, Chicago, IL June, 2006


Ryan KS, Gait Speed and Outcome Measures, Illini Outpatient Rehabilitation, Silvis, IL, January, 2013

Anderson KD, Acuff ME, Arp BG, et al (2011). United States (US) multi-center study to assess the validity and reliability of the Spinal Cord Independence Measure (SCIM III). Spinal Cord. Aug;49(8):880-5.

Ryan KS, Chemotherapy Induced Peripheral Neuropathy, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL March, 2010.

Ryan KS, Modalities in the Cancer Population, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL March, 2010.Ryan KS, Pulmonary Rehab Considerations, Blessing Hospital, Quincy, IL March, 2010.

Courses Taught

  • DPT 515 - Professional Seminar, co-teach
  • DPT 580 - Clinical Education 
  • DPT 582 - Clinical Education
  • DPT 680 - Clinical Education
  • DPT 780 - Clinical Education
  • DPT 781 - Clinical Education
  • DPT 782 - Clinical Education
  • DPT 784 - Clinical Education
Honors and Awards

People's Choice Award for implementing SCI Patient Education Series on the television at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2009

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