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Physical Therapy is Physical Medicine designed to help you to recover from Injury, Surgery, Illness, and Pain. Physical Therapy utilizes a combination of Evidence based Therapeutic Exercise, manual Therapies and Physical Modalities to help your body recover, heal, and regain your optimum level of function and mobility.

Ryan Physical Therapy Associates in an independent Physical Therapist owned out patient practice that utilizes the latest research in evidence based treatments to optimize your results and outcomes from Physical Therapy. Our staff is completely dedicated to giving you a positive and beneficial experience in a caring and friendly atmosphere. Even if you have tried Physical Therapy in the past and have not obtained the desired results, a different perspective and emphasis, like a second opinion could be beneficial to you.

Our office is conveniently located just off the Dual Highway with ample and convenient parking for patients with mobility problems. Our location is centrally located just a short drive from all points in the Tri-State region.

Ryan Physical Therapy accepts a wide range of Insurance coverage plans. For your convenience we also provide our HIPPA and new patient forms online to give you the option of completing them prior to your initial visit. Call us at 301-797-4572 to schedule your appointment today.
Dr. Steven Ryan
Stephen D. Ryan, PT, DPT

Dr Stephen D Ryan Received his Bachelor's degree from Rowan University in Glassboro, new Jersey in 1977. He is a graduate of the US Army/Baylor University program in Physical Therapy and received both his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He served in the US Army from 1977-1982, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio Texas and Fort George G Meade in Maryland. In 1982 he became the Director of Physical Therapy at Washington County Hospital Association (now Meritus Medical Center). In 1986 he became Executive Director of the Mid Atlantic Physical Therapy center.  In 1990 he started his own practice, Ryan Physical Therapy Associates.  He has been active in his professional association, serving as Western District Chairman for the Maryland Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. In 2005 he was appointed by Governor Bob Ehrlich to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy examiners, which regulates the practice of Physical Therapy in Maryland. In 2009 he was reappointed to a second term by Governor Martin O'Malley. 

He has been a course presenter and lecturer and Penn State University and Hershey Medical Center. He has taught prevention of back injuries for many years and among his clients have been Roadway, The Washington County Board of Education, Corning Glass, and Letterkenny Army Depot. He has been a regular speaker for the washington County health Department's Fall prevention program and a featured speaker at the annual Tri-State Parkinsons Community Seminar. He has multiple clincal certifications and advanced clinical education in the evaluation and treatment of Lymphedema, Parkinsons Disease, Temporal Mandibular Dysfunction (TMJ) and Diabetic Neuropathy. Over the course of more than 40 years in clinical practice he successfully evaluated and treated thousands of individuals from all walks of life, from a 105 year old Literature Professor to Division 1 College athletes. He is active in the Hagerstown Community, having coached youth soccer for 11 years, been a longtime member of the Sunrise Rotary Club and lector at St Ann's Church.


  • Parkinsons LSVT BIG Program
  • Back To Golf Clinician
  • Strength and Conditioing Instructor (CSCI)
  • Certified Weight Trainer (CWT)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluator (Occupro)
Terry Cutchall, PTA
Terry Cutchall, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Terry Cutchall has been with Ryan Physical Therapy since 2004. He is a graduate from Penn State University and was admitted to the Dean’s List. Cutchall is a certified personal trainer and is skilled in manual technology, joint mobilizations and therapeutic exercise.

Cutchall is trained to work with patients of all ages and demographics. In his spare time he loves the outdoors, hunting, fishing, hiking, and spending time with friends.
Brenda Shaffer, PTA
Brenda Shaffer, PTA
Brenda graduated from California State College of Pennsylvania in May, 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and from Allegany Colliege of Maryland in 2014 with an Associate of Applied Science, Physical Therapist Assistant degree. She had four years of working as a PTA in Skilled Nursing before joining Ryan Physical Therapy in 2019.

Brenda lives in Somerset County, PA. She enjoys spending time outdoors, kayaking, and most of all, being with family and friends.

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