Ryan Piper, PT, DPT, CSOMT, CSCS*D

Department or Service


  • The Woodlands


Sports Medicine

Phone: 936-267-7227

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17600 I-45 South
The Woodlands, TX 77384


Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands


School Education Degree Year
Institute for Athlete Regeneration other Certificate in Sports & Orthopedic Manual Therapy 2017
University of Southern California postgraduate education Doctor of Physical Therapy 2015
University of Vermont other Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate 2012
Wheaton College masters Masters of Arts in Biblical Exegesis 2008
Wheaton College bachelors Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education & Ministry 2006

About Ryan Piper

Ryan joined the Texas Children’s sports physical therapy team in August, 2017. He completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015 at the University of Southern California. After working for a year as an outpatient sports and orthopedic PT in Los Angeles, Ryan and his wife moved to Houston. Ryan spent his first year in Houston completing a sports physical therapy residency with Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, as well as a Certificate in Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapy with the Institute for Athlete Regeneration (IAR). He is currently completing a fellowship in manual physical therapy with IAR.

Prior to pursuing a career in physical therapy, Ryan worked in performance enhancement for children as young as eight years old, all the way through the collegiate level. Since then, he has further had the opportunity of working with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes within a rehabilitation setting as well. He his passionate about working with young athletes to help them return to play, as well as working with individual athletes and coaches to develop training programs to improve overall performance and decrease the chance of an injury occurring. 

His current interests are the development and implementation of high school performance enhancement programs and kinetic chain deficits in the overhead athlete. 


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT) Member
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Section Member; Orthopedic Section Member
National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Member
United States Weightlifting Federation (USAW) Member