Robin Saunders Ryan owner Saunders Therapy Centers

Robin Saunders Ryan, PT, MS, MBA

Administration, Industrial Rehabilitation

Clinic: Edina

Education: MS Physical Therapy from University of Indianapolis, 1986; MBA from St. Thomas University in 2005.

Joined Saunders: 1989

Robin Saunders Ryan, PT, MS, MBA

Robin is the owner of Saunders Therapy Centers and the original developer of its Work Hardening and Functional Capacity Evaluations. She has authored and contributed to many well known works, including Managing Low Back Pain, 3rd Edition, edited by Dr. William Kirkaldy-Willis and Dr. Charles Burton, (Churchill-Livingston 1992); Work Injury, edited by Susan Isernhagen (Aspen 1994); and Work Hardening, State of the Art, edited by Linda Ogden-Niemeyer (Slack 1991). She edited and coauthored the 4th edition of Evaluation, Treatment and Prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders, Part I: The Spine (The Saunders Group, Inc.)

She is the author of three books on worker rehabilitation: Industrial Rehabilitation—Techniques for Success, Functional Capacity Evaluation—The Saunders Method, and Back Pain and Activity—Striking the Right Balance. Additionally, she has co-authored two research papers on industrial rehabilitation and functional capacity evaluations, both published in Physical Therapy Journal, and is the author of several other articles in various publications.

Robin loves spending time with her husband and three adult daughters, traveling to warm places in the winter, and is constantly trying to improve her tennis game.