Rylee Fitzgerald, PT, DPT | Adult Physical Therapist
Rylee’s passion in the world of physical therapy is working with patients who have experienced neurologic impairments. She is dedicated to helping people develop functional skills that are easily taken for granted in day-to-day life. Rylee states, “Working with patients gives me a deep understanding of the value of movement and independence to the human experience. I love helping my patients grow in their independence as well as their understanding of the power they have in their road to recovery.”
Patients can gain so much from physical therapy targeted toward functional mobility, including balance training, coordination, motor planning, and neuromuscular re-education. Training these skills allows patients to maximize their independence and gives them the opportunity to work toward their personal goals.
She has previously worked in a hospital-based outpatient setting seeing a wide variety of patients with varying conditions from orthopedic to neurologic. Rylee has experience in neurologic rehabilitation from her clinical affiliations during Physical Therapy school in outpatient neurologic rehabilitation as well as inpatient rehabilitation working with patients who have experienced movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, as well as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and several other conditions resulting in neurologic impairments.
Rylee grew up in Ohio and spent most of her life in the Buckeye State. She loves the opportunity to explore Oregon and all it has to offer, including beautiful forests, waterfalls, coasts, wonderful people and more. She enjoys hiking, playing soccer, running, spending time with friends, and any chance to be outdoors.
Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
Ohio University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy