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We understand how frustrating it is to feel trapped by pain and limitations. Our team is here to listen to you and create a treatment plan to get you back to the life you love. Take your first step toward living a pain-free life.
Cranston, RI 02910
Services Offered at This Location
- Performance Training
Meet the Staff
After a long history of running, Seana embarked on a strength training program that led to an injury. While trying to overcome this, she ended up pursuing physical therapy with our partners Pappas OPT Physical Therapy. From there she became a member at IRV FIT which ignited the passion for her new endeavor.
During this time at IRV FIT, Seana periodically thought about becoming a Personal Trainer. Being in her 40s she had her doubts about making a career change, but she had some help making the transition. One day, Ryan asked if she’d considered becoming a trainer. Seana claims in that conversation, she heard someone else believe in her more than she could at that moment. It pushed her. Even with her hands full – 5 kids, a recently ill father, and a job as a teacher assistant – she made the leap and became a certified Personal Trainer.
Seana says “I’m so grateful I went for it. I adore helping others achieve their goals, so it’s not really a job for me. I’m having way too fun at IRV FIT to consider it a job. It’s a passion.”
Ryan graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BS in Kinesiology and a focus in Exercise Science. He is currently certified as a personal trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine.
Ryan was truly inspired to make coaching a career when he changed the life of his 63 year old grandmother by helping her lose over 60 lbs, adapt her lifestyle to stay at a healthy weight, and find an exercise regimen she could stick to. Through education and training he ultimately gave a woman he so admires the gift to take control of her life. He recognized that if she can do this after sixty-plus years of poor habits, anyone can overcome their respective obstacles.
Ryan’s purpose in coaching is to empower individuals by connecting them to their goals, and facilitating an environment that helps them get there. He feels we all have the potential to improve, we just may need a little help to unlock it. Ryan’s favorite modality is strength training, with a belief that improved strength is the most transferable feat one can obtain from exercise.
When working with Ryan you can expect to push beyond your perceived limitations, improve your knowledge of fitness, and most importantly have fun!
Hear what other Pappas OPT patients have to say.
I joined Pappas OPT in 2017 as a new graduate and could not be more happy with the sense of community and shared passion for patient-centered care that comes naturally to this company. As a new graduate I was given guidance and mentorship that helped me bridge the gap between school and the workspace. Pappas…
I knew Pappas OPT would be the right fit for me when I was here for my first clinical affiliation. The focus on company culture and continuing education is what helped me make my decision to apply. What really helped solidify my decision was when I voiced my desire to build a pelvic health program,…
I have had the opportunity to work for Pappas OPT for the past 10 years. In that time I have been fortunate enough to work with some of my best friends, establish great memories and grow professionally. Pappas OPT exemplifies a culture that puts people first, both their employees and their patients. They want to…
The entire team here makes you feel like family. I can’t believe they completely healed my shoulder. No need for surgery!!! I’ll never go anywhere else for PT. They all stay on the cutting edge of new technology.
I absolutely loved the entire staff! They are all welcoming and caring. They do indeed treat you like family and I couldn’t have asked for a better place. Give Pappas OPT a try, you won’t regret it!
My second time here for therapy, and I think you guys are great. I would definitely refer you all to anybody. Great, friendly and helpful staff.
Great staff and experience! Everyone I have worked with thus far has been extremely professional and welcoming! Dan and his team are flexible and accommodating to ensure their patients get the best care!
This was my first time at Pappas OPT. I have to say it was one of the best doctor/health/clinic experiences I have ever had. I was treated with respect, received a thorough examination and ongoing treatment plan, and was met with a smiling face by every employee.
Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.
My experience was great. The treatment was excellent and it was explained in great detail. My pain and discomfort were eliminated with a diverse exercise program. The whole staff is awesome.