Ricky is originally from Long Island, New York. After high school he relocated to Arizona with his farther who was familiar with Arizona from time that he spent previously serving in the air force at Luke, AFB. Initially, Ricky started out in personal training after receiving a Certification in Strength, Conditioning and Personal Training from Scottsdale College. Ricky loved working with his clients to achieve their health and fitness goals. He noticed that many of his clients, as well as his colleges, had injuries and physical impairments. This drove him to study physical therapy assisting at Gateway Community College to better serve individuals with these conditions. After graduating with an Associates in Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assisting in 2013, Ricky relocated to Las Cruces, NM where he worked in an outpatient, sports and orthopedic clinic. It was there that he obtained his diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy at The Massage Therapy Institute. Ricky became licensed as a massage therapist in Arizona in 2018. Ricky has been a physical therapist assistant in a variety of settings in New Mexico and Arizona including: outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, sub-acute hospital, as well as inpatient rehabilitation. The majority of his experience has been in the outpatient, sports, orthopedic setting. Recently, he has had the pleasure of working as a contractor on a short term contract as a physical therapist assistant at Luke, AFB. It brought him great joy work at and be apart of the very same air force base where his farther served. For the past year, Ricky has worked as a physical therapy assistant in a private, outpatient, orthopedic clinic. Ricky's mission is to utilize his acquired knowledge and skills from his training and experience to help those in need.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Eastern Gateway Community College - Associate in Science, Physical Therapy Assistance
fitness, exercise, physical therapy, massage therapy, family
MBLEX - Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination
PTA - Physical Therapist Assistant Exam