Tim Rylander

PT, EdD(c), MPT, OCS, CBIS

“I thoroughly enjoy my job; I love helping people find a solution to their problems. I believe in capitalizing on a supportive, positive approach combined with sound clinical science in order to help people reach their goals and achieve new levels of function and performance.”

Education
Eureka College: Bachelors of Science
Governors State University: Masters of Physical Therapy
Governors State University: Doctorate of Education

Certifications:
Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
ASTYM® Certified
Certified Dry Needling
Certified in Conductive Education Motor Therapy

Professional Interests
Tim is an award winning therapist and nationally recognized clinical educator. He earned his baccalaureate degree from Eureka College with an emphasis in exercise physiology and cardiac rehabilitation. After years of working in healthcare he decided to pursue his master’s degree in physical therapy from Governors State University. It is at here that Tim also earned a post-graduate certification in Conductive Education, and currently holds candidacy status for his doctorate of education in interdisciplinary leadership.
Throughout the years, Tim has worked in virtually every scope of practice as a physical therapist with a high emphasis on outpatient care. His clinical passion lies in the field of concussion management and complex patient care. Tim brings over a decade of experience specifically in concussion management and has taught hundreds of healthcare providers on the topics of concussion and complex patient management. He has contributed to multiple publications including textbooks and research articles. His research has spanned the topics of stroke rehabilitation, concussion management, and learning strategies for physical therapy students. He strongly believes in the importance of education, and works diligently to ensure that his patients have a solid understanding of their issue.
As a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist, a certified vestibular rehabilitation specialist, and a certified brain injury specialist Tim brings an eclectic approach toward his patient care. He is certified in specialized techniques such as augmented soft tissue manipulation and trigger point dry needling. Tim’s treatment philosophy surrounds a model of enablement over disablement and utilizes a positive approach coupled with sound clinical skill to provide excellent outcomes and results.