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  • Bryan Sumner, Physical Therapist

    PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

    Bryan is a Des Moines area native, growing up and graduating from Ankeny High School. Basketball was his passion, which led him to Dordt College to pursue his dream of playing basketball at the collegiate level. However, following his junior year, Bryan underwent two hip surgeries. After a year of rehabilitation, this experience solidified his desire to pursue the profession of physical therapy.  Bryan understands first-hand the adversities associated with the rehabilitation process. He states, “If there is anything I have learned through my own rehabilitation journey, it’s to never underestimate the power of a fun/encouraging atmosphere, positive attitude, and hard work”. Bryan uses these lessons to provide the best possible care to every patient he encounters, with the ultimate goal of helping each patient return to the activities they love. Bryan graduated from Dordt College with his Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science. He continued his education at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Bryan, and his wife, Claire, were married this past August. Together they enjoy walking their Golden-doodle (Theo), volunteering/coaching Special Olympics sporting events, and exploring the Des Moines area. Bryan’s instinct is to be a teammate, and he is thrilled to be a part of a team that values intentional and meaningful practice. “The Des Moines area has been my home for as long as I can remember and I look forward to serving this community.”

     

    EDUCATION

    • Bachelors of Arts in Exercise Science, Dordt College
    • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine