Dr. Kelly, a Louisiana native, began his athletic career as a long distance runner when he was only 14 years old. His passion for the sport earned him many accolades and awards both in cross-country and track & field. During his sophomore year in high school, he suffered a right hamstring injury that hampered his performance and almost ended his running career. With the care and guidance from a physical therapist and chiropractor, he returned to the field to participate in the U.S. Junior Olympic Track & Field. Decades later, Dr. Kelly’s focus is to help get athletes back to their competitive field after injury. Don’t worry, you do not have to be an athlete to be a patient!
Involved in athletics much of his life, Dr. Kelly relates to the intensity of competition. Go big or go home dictates his philosophy on the field and in his practice. He continues to study and research the latest treatment protocols and science as well as invest in the latest technology to achieve better results in a shorter period of time than other doctors.
Focusing a practice on sports injuries allows him to combine two of his greatest passions: athletics and rehabilitation science. His own experience in athletics allows him to understand athletes – highs and lows, injuries and victories. From the Pros to the Joes, Dr. Kelly knows his patients’ needs. Dr. Kelly believes that our bodies were created perfect by the Lord above. His job is to simply eliminate or “fix” the obstacles that are keeping it from performing at its optimal capability.
Dr. Kelly’s believes in genetic mapping and piecing together a person’s history to help avoid sickness in the future. He is an advocate for genetic mutation testing, preventative care, proper supplementation, custom eating plans and keeping the body fit through all ages and injuries.
Kelly Matthews Ryder DC, ART, CCSP
Board Certified Doctor of Chiropractic (Texas and Louisiana)
Board Certified Chiropractic Sports Practitioner
Certified Active Release Techniques® Provider
Motivational Speaker & Educational Speaker (Specialties: MSL Laser, Concussion & Genetic Mutations)
Certification in Concussion Assessment & Treatment
Blanchard Certification in Golf Injury and Rehabilitation
IronMan ART® Provider – 2005 Florida, 2006 Arizona, 2008 Hawaii