Steve Ryland

Steve Ryland, PT, DPT

Director of Rehabilitative Services

Prior to joining First Choice Medical Group Physical Therapy, Steve Ryland, PT, DPT, was the founder and former owner of successful private practice physical therapy business, which grew from one facility in January of 2002 to five out-patient physical therapy clinics in Brevard County by 2010.
Dr. Ryland received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Affairs from The Florida State University and a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from University of Central Florida. He then completed his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University. Dr. Ryland’s background in physical therapy began in acute care. Following this he pursued experience in sub-acute rehabilitation, outpatient orthopedics and home health care. He formed his private practice in January of 2002 secondary to the need for quality outpatient orthopedics in his geographical area. His passion for physical therapy focuses on high-quality, hands on functional outcomes and a rapid return to previous function including high level sports activities.

His professional knowledge and background led to the providing of preventative maintenance services for high level athletes, including professional athletes, with a focus on sport-specific enhancement to the highest level. Dr. Ryland has worked directly with the Ladies Professional Golf Association as well as for the Washington Nationals professional baseball organization.

Dr. Ryland educates his clients with a heavy emphasis on nutrition and well-being from the inside and out. Since being introduced to power of whole food nutrition and the effects it has on the physical recovery process and seen the amazing results he has had with his clients, he has been on a mission to invoke change in the community members he serves.

Since the beginning, his philosophy has been to empower those around him for success in all facets of life including professional careers in the rehabilitation industry.

Dr. Ryland has also consulted other rehabilitation providers and businesses across the country to assist them in achieving the desired outcomes of their practice through effective management techniques.

Our locations


  • Indian Harbour Office

    2030 S Patrick Dr Ste 3
    Indian Harbour Beach, FL 32937
  • Viera/Rockledge Office

    5445 Murrell Rd Ste 105
    Viera, FL 32955
  • Melbourne Office

    709 S Harbor City Blvd Ste 100
    Melbourne, FL 32901
  • Suntree Office

    6300 N Wickham Rd Ste 116
    Melbourne, FL 32940
  • West Melbourne/Palm Bay

    4311 Norfolk Pkwy Ste 116
    West Melbourne, FL 32904