Name: Ryan Klapper, PT, DPT

Position: Physical Therapist

Describe some of your job duties: I work with patients to return them to full health prior to their injuries or surgeries. I work with them to return their strength and movement and prevent any further injuries from occurring. I use a variety of techniques and skills to reduce pain, increase range of motion, and challenge patients to increase strength and endurance. My goal is for them to return to work, sports, and every day hobbies safely and in a timely manner.

Favorite thing about working at SPO: My colleagues. The close family bond that we all share and open communication with one another makes it an enjoyable place to be every day. I feel I can go to anyone with questions when I need some help or advice.

What is your greatest accomplishment at work? My greatest accomplishment is helping patients recover from an injury or surgery and having them get back to the things they enjoy.

Hometown: Green Bay, WI

Hobbies: I enjoy working out, football, golfing, outdoor activities and going to sporting events. I also like traveling and seeing the world. I have been to Australia and New Zealand and have a long list of the places I want to go next.

Family/Pets: I come from a tight-knit family of five with an older and younger brother. We are very close and are always laughing when we get together. We often joke we could start our own comedy show. I also have a fox red Labrador named Blitz. He is very energetic and loves being outside.

At which store would you like to max-out your credit card? I would like to max-out my credit card at Scheels because they offer a large variety of things I like to shop for.

What is your favorite movie or TV series?
Movie franchises: Marvel and Fast and The Furious
TV series: Game of Thrones

What is your favorite quote, and who said it?
“Money will come and go we all know that, but the most important thing in life will always be the people in this room, right here, right now” – Dominic Toretto, Fast Five