Ryan Martineau grew up in Valley Center, CA with a love for outdoors, sports, and family. He was first exposed to physical therapy in high school after injuring his hip while playing soccer. His first-hand experience with injuries motivated him to help others and he discovered the unique role of physical therapists in providing holistic healing.
Ryan decided to pursue a career in PT, starting with receiving his B.S. in Kinesiology from California State University, San Marcos in 2015. At CSUSM, he was involved in research in the motor control, biomechanics, and exercise physiology labs. In his senior year, he participated in a research study analyzing the biomechanics and metabolic responses of recreational surfers, and later presented at the ACSM’s 2015 conference. Throughout his undergraduate studies, he was also involved with Palomar Health hospital as a clinical intern and rehab aide, receiving exposure to the outpatient, acute, and subacute settings.
Ryan received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Western University of Health Sciences in 2018. At WesternU, he had clinical internships in outpatient orthopedics emphasizing pre and post-operative injuries, sports performance and enhancement, and functional movement retraining. He also was involved in the rehabilitation of individuals following spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and stroke at Sharp Memorial Hospital’s Allison deRose Rehabilitation Center. Ryan’s unique exposure re-instilled an appreciation for everyday milestones and his passion for providing individualized, patient-centered care. Ryan strives to combine his compassionate approach with a positive, fun working environment, with clinical emphasis on manual therapy and retraining movement patterns to promote optimal healing.
In his time off, Ryan enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, going to church, watching and playing sports, traveling and camping.