Ryan Matisko

Ryan joins Finish Line PT as an experienced physical therapist.  After working in sports rehabilitation on Long Island & the UES, he is excited to continue his physical therapy career at FLPT!  Ryan completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy at NYU and is a certified RRCA run coach, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a EXOS Performance Specialist.

As a former athlete, Ryan encountered many of his own injuries through the years, and learning that you can use exercise to recover was the first draw to the profession. As he spent more time observing other PTs, it became apparent that PTs have such a unique opportunity to form strong relationships with their patients because of how much time they get to spend with them compared to other health care providers. Being able to combine his passion for exercise and work with some incredible people, coming into FLPT everyday does not feel like “work” and you’ll notice that energy right away when working with him.

The Skinny

  • Hometown: Springdale, PA
  • College: Slippery Rock University Undergrad | NYU DPT
  • Favorite Type of Music: Mostly Rock and Country – John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr, Kaleo, Caamp, etc
  • Best way to relax: Nothing is better than sitting on the couch on a football Sunday
  • Favorite Sports Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, and the New York Knicks (I had to adopt one NY team)
  • Why did you want to work with an athletic population/the NYC endurance athlete community? The NYC running community is fantastic, and I have made so many friends over the years because of it. To serve them and keep them on their feet is something I don’t take for granted!

What I Like:

  • About working at FLPT: There is no place like Finish Line. Between the staff and patients, there is such a unique atmosphere and sense of community that makes coming to work a blast!
  • About FLPT patients: I admire how passionate the patients of Finish Line are not only with running but how dedicated they are to their recovery/rehab. It motivates me to bring my best every day to get them not only back to where they were but to take them to the next level.
  • About running: I find running very meditative and a way to decompress.