Ryan Dulling, DPTClinic Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Ryan achieved his Bachelor's and his Doctorate from East Tennessee State University. Not only does he bring a lively personality to Foothills, but also a plethora of skills obtained both during and after Physical Therapy School. Ryan is highly skilled in biomechanical analysis and gait training. He also brings some new tools to the team here at Foothills, such as myofascial cupping, western dry needling, orthotic fabrication, and ACL tear prevention.
Ryan's clinical interests and training include:
- Certified Sportsmetrics specialist focusing on ACL tear prevention in young athletes
- Higher level coursework in spinal mobilizations
- Specializes in Myofascial Cupping & Western Dry Needling
- Treatment of sport-related injuries including Baseball, Crossfit, Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, and Tennis
- Specializes in custom orthotic fabrication and gait/running analysis
Outside the clinicRyan enjoys spending time with his wife and son, crossfitting, visiting with friends and family, and being active in his church.
Forrest Dyer, DPTDoctor of Physical Therapy
Forrest earned his Bachelor's from University of Tennessee, Knoxville and his Doctorate from University of Tennessee, Chattanooga. Forrest’s Physical Therapy rehabilitation style includes a focus on biomechanics and patient centered care to expedite return to the activities pertinent to each patient. Having experience in stroke rehabilitation, sports medicine, and acute care settings, Forrest blends experience into current evidenced based techniques to optimize rehabilitation through a variety of interventions.
Forrest's clinical interests and training include:
- Employs muscle energy assessment and techniques to treat spinal dysfunctions and muscle imbalances
- Treatment of sport-related injuries including Soccer, Weightlifting, Basketball, Baseball, and Football.
- Special interest in the shoulder complex and scapulohumeral mechanics for functional arm strength and stability
- Concussion management and rehabilitation continuing education
OUTSIDE THE CLINICForrest is an avid soccer player of over 23 years, enjoys recreational weightlifting and conditioning, enjoys spending time with his family, watching UT sports, and participating in pride of the southland marching band alumni events.
Chelsea Rutledge, PTAPhysical Therapist Assistant
Chelsea graduated from Roane State’s Physical Therapist Assistant Program in 2012, and has been working in outpatient rehabilitation treating neurological and orthopedic conditions ever since.
She enjoys working closely with her supervising therapists to tailor treatment plans to each individual patient and their needs in order to advance them toward their goals. Chelsea’s wide experience includes treatment for pre and post- operative care, neck and back pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, and balance dysfunction for fall prevention, just to name a few.
She enjoys learning, and is always seeking continuing education to develop her skill set and stay current with evidence-based treatment strategies.
Chelsea's clinical interests and training include:
- Soft tissue and joint mobilization with additional training in Graston Techniques as well as spinal, shoulder, Sacroiliac, hip, knee, and ankle mobilization
- Kinesiotaping for muscle facilitation/inhibition, postural correction, and pain/edema management
- Treatment of sacroiliac dysfunction through a combined approach of muscle energy techniques and exposure/treatment of muscle imbalances
- Implication of functional exercise for return to activities of daily living, hobbies, sporting, and recreation activities
- LSVT BIG Certified for treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
- Functional Movement Assessment Certified