This month, PT Think Tank is welcoming new authors! Fresh from some heroic writings on the AAOMPT Student SIG blog, Kyle Ridgeway is on board. Kyle currently manages the AAOMPT social media streams and is an avid hat wearer. Check out his first post about smart phone usage. Here’s a bit about him:

Kyle Ridgeway


Kyle is from Mukilteo (north of Seattle), WA. He completed his Bachelors of Arts degree in neuroscience in 2007 at Pomona College in Claremont, CA where he also competed in varsity football. After numerous injuries, including 2 knee surgeries Kyle solidified his commitment to becoming a physical therapist. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from University of Colorado Denver.

Dr. Ridgeway has broad clinical interests and experiences ranging from outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation to injury prevention and sports performance. He currently practices at private outpatient clinic, University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) as well as a long term acute care hospital. At UCH he is aiding in research, and treating within the confines of a randomized control trial, pertaining to early physical therapy with patients who are critically ill in the intensive care unit and require mechanical ventilation.

He is very interested in leveraging technology and social media in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. Dr. Ridgeway is excited by novel practice settings and practice models for physical therapists as the profession continues to evolve.

Dr. Ridgeway is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He enjoys playing golf, skiing, downhill mountain biking, and various other outdoor and athletic adventures.

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