The Ryan Ferns Healthplex was imagined, conceptualized, designed, and created to be a completely comprehensive health and fitness facility. The facility’s founder, Dr. Ryan Ferns, developed the idea after several years working as a Physical Therapist in hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics and homecare. The one common problem that Dr. Ferns continuously encountered with patients was that regardless of how much time and preparation was spent...
Ryan J. Ferns, PT, DPT CEO Contact: [email protected] Dr. Ferns was born and raised in Wheeling, WV, and is a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church. He attended St. Vincent de Paul grade school and Wheeling Central High School. Dr. Ferns graduated cum laude in 2005 with a B.S. in Business Marketing and again in 2007 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree both from Wheeling Jesuit University. Throughout his academic career, Dr. Ferns was active in a...
What Is CrossFit?
CrossFit is a core strength and conditioning program that is designed to offer a level of fitness that is broad, general and inclusive. The workouts involve metabolic conditioning, weight-lifting and gymnastics and can be modified for anyone regardless of experience! Visit www.CrossFit.com for more info.
The CrossFit Prescription: “Constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movements.”
The primary goal at The Ryan Ferns Healthplex is to assist all clients in reaching their maximum functional and fitness potential. We have a variety of health and fitness professionals to help each step of the way including physical therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, personal trainers, and CrossFit trainers. The “Illness-Wellness-Fitness Continuum” The three tiers within this facility are actually three distinct...
How is our approach to healthcare different than others?
THE RYAN FERNS HEALTHPLEX
• Avoid costly treatments, tests, and visits that are not proven to improve outcomes based on scientific research. Profit is expected from increased volume of patients generated by positive word of mouth from consistently good outcomes and lower costs.
• Teach treatments that the patient can use to make life-long changes in health, fitness, and functional mobility without always relying on returning to the practitioner.
• Emphasize treatments that provide lasting improvements in function.
• Encourage patients to learn self-care and independence.
• Rely on objective measurements of strength, endurance, and functional mobility to gauge progress.