Training & Qualifications
Ryan Pang holds a Master’s of Physical Therapy and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Manitoba’s faculty of Medical Rehabilitation. On top of his university qualifications, he is also trained in:
- Acupuncture (Acupuncture Canada)
- Dry Needling (Kineticore Functional Dry Needling Level 1)
- Functional abilities evaluations and reconditioning programs
- Jaw / Temporomandibular (TMJ) dysfunction treatment
- Custom orthotics (Paris Orthotics Technical training)
- Parkinson’s Disease - Exercise as Primary Treatment (Neurofit BC)
“I like to think of every injury as a problem that I need to solve. And no injury is ever exactly alike,” says Ryan. “My approach therefore tends to vary, depending on my patient’s injury, the acuteness of the injury and what type of treatment the patient is best responding to. I’m always modifying my approach to help get my patients better faster.”
Unique Service Offerings
On top of general physiotherapy services, Ryan offers dry needling, acupuncture, and custom orthotics. He's also skilled at treating patients by video call.
As a professional mixed martial artist, Ryan has unique insight into preventing and treating injuries associated with martial arts and other high-level sports. He understands mental, physical, and performance demands facing athletes, and loves to customize his treatment to help them achieve their goals.
More About Ryan
Tell us about why you became a physiotherapist?
“Choosing physiotherapy as a career really interested me since I was always surrounded by sports growing up. My two main childhood sports were hockey and soccer, which I began at just five years old. Through sports I’ve witnessed a wide range of injuries, and I’ve experienced a fair bit myself. I know the recovery and rehab from injuries can be tough, so the idea of helping people get back to doing the things they love – that really intrigued me.”
What do you like best about being a physiotherapist?
“I like being the one to really make a difference in a patient’s rehab, and have them get back to enjoying their lives to the fullest. I also enjoy meeting and working with people from all walks of life. I learn so much from them!”
What are some compliments you’ve received from patients?
“The biggest compliment is when people send their friends or family to come see me. It shows that they trust me to make a positive difference and that makes me happy.”
Beyond your physiotherapy accomplishments, what are you proud of?
“I’m proud of earning my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black belt, being successful as a professional mixed martial artist, and becoming a skilled Muay Thai practitioner. I’m happy to be able to share my skills and knowledge with others when I’m coaching at my gym.”
What’s your favourite thing to do in your spare time?
“I love to travel and explore different cultures. I always wish I could do more. So far, my favourite place is Railey Beach, Thailand, but I have so many other travel plans – for instance, right now I’m planning to hike to Macchu Pichu. I’m also planning to bungee jump in New Zealand. I could go on forever about all the places I want to explore.”
Where are you from, and what’s great about it?
“I was born and raised in Winnipeg. I love how multicultural Winnipeg is, and I appreciate this most when trying out different restaurants throughout the city. Also, the Winnipeg Jets!”
Someone who knows you well would describe you as…
“Ambitious and adventurous. I want to do so many things, more than one human is able to do,” laughs Ryan.
What’s your favourite book? Podcast? Movie? TV show?
“It’s hard for me to choose a favourite book, but I really enjoy listening to The Joe Rogan Experience podcast. My favourite movie in recent memory is probably the Avenger’s End-Game, but I usually love zombie and apocalypse movies. My favourite TV show is the Walking Dead, but Prison Break is a close second.”
Photo credits: Cory Aronec Photography