At The Forefront Of Innovative Physical & Occupational Therapy.

We are a company based on quality care accessible to people throughout the lifespan and in various socioeconomic contexts.  The main objective of Forefront Therapy is to meet the Physical and Occupational Therapy needs in Evansville, IN, and surrounding regions. Forefront Therapy, LLC, bases its foundation on three main Pillars. 


Our Three Pillars:

1.       One-on-one care

It is our strong belief that every individual deserves one on one medical care from their provider.  With individualized attention, it will allow us the best opportunity to deliver the most effective and efficient care possible.

2.       Education and research

We at Forefront Therapy believe it is both our social and professional duty to be at the forefront of education and research in the fields of physical and occupational therapy.

3.       Accessibility for all

Forefront Therapy has a call to serve all aspects of the community, including those with limited access to healthcare. 




At Forefront, we will provide a variety of services within the Physical and Occupational Therapy realms including:

· Orthopedics

· Pediatrics

· Work / Industrial

· Geriatrics


· Neurological

· Rheumatological



· Functional Dry Needling

· Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)

· Functional Movement Screen (FMS)


· Hypermobility (i.e. Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, etc.)

· Abdominal Pain


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Chronic Pain

Chronic pain relates to anybody who has been enduring pain and/or dysfunction for any time period over 2-3 months.  At Forefront Therapy, we take pride in seeing each individual for who he or she is as an entire person, not simply their diagnosis. We take a very thorough and diverse approach, looking at physical well-being, pain neuroscience, sleeping habits, eating habits, lifestyle habits, ergonomics, social well-being, and more to create an individualized plan like you have not experienced. We have dedicated time allotted to serving those who are dealing with chronic pain. Call today and let us show you the difference to help improve your quality of life!

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Running/Sports Performance

We are excited to be able to dedicate time for our Running/Sports Performance Program. We will provide slow motion video kinematic gait analysis, preventive screening, wellness programs, performance training, and more!  Call today to schedule an appointment with your specialist!

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Research shows that nearly 20% of our population deal with excessive hypermobility. Hypermobility leaves an individual with excessively loose joints, poor movement patterns, difficulty gaining and maintaining strength, increased sensitivity to different environmental stressors, and more.  Different disease processes that represent this spectrum are Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Marfan's Syndrome, Generalized Hypermobility Disorders, to name a few.  Our state of the art program looks to teach individuals how to heal themselves and sustain the progress accomplished through therapy.  With education, manual therapy, education, movement pattern training, strengthening, ergonomic education, and more, we are proud to have incredible success with these individuals.  Want to know more about hypermobility and find out if you have it?  Give us a call!  We have experts in the field who are also hypermobile and understand how to work with the client with hypermobility.

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Chronic abdominal pain is a challenging presentation across healthcare. Our groundbreaking program utilizes different intervention strategies to help people recover from abdominal pain from a multitude of diagnoses.  We provide a holistic approach, including: education on the neuroscience of pain, evaluating aspects of each individual from the muscles of the abdomen, the nervous system, the spine, stress reactions, nutrition, hydration, sleep, and more.  All of these factors make up our primary approach to address abdominal pain.  We also have a post-operative abdominal program following gastrointestinal surgery.  This program develops a proper recovery strategy ensuring proper scar mobility, nervous system recovery, strength, and range of motion in order to live a long and healthy life!



As many as 85% of people living with HIV (PLHIV) suffer from chronic pain. Given the state of the Opioid Epidemic, it is imperative to provide non-pharmaceutical pain relief seen with physical and occupational therapy.  Therapy is a wonderful option for safely and effectively managing musculoskeletal issues, neurological dysfunction, and general deconditioning that comes with living with HIV.  Our team has extensive training and respect for the individual living with HIV.  Please feel free to call for your evaluation as we would love to be a part of your health care team!



The Pediatric Program will specialize in therapy regarding developmental delay, early intervention, sensory processing differences, behavioral differences, Autism Spectrum Disorders, neonatal brachial plexus palsies, neurological conditions, orthopedic conditions, and burn injuries. At Forefront, we believe in a collaborative approach to therapy involving parents/caregivers in treatment. Call to schedule your child today.

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Did you know that physical therapy is an amazing profession that can work with individuals with pelvic floor dysfunction?  From pelvic floor pain, pain with intercourse, incontinence, constipation, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse, our specialists can help you!  Did you know that 12.8% of women who had never given birth report pelvic floor dysfunction? This percentage increases to 18.4% after one child, 24.6% after two children, and 32.4% after 3 or more children. We offer preventive screens, as well, because we believe that each woman would benefit from a consultation with a specialist following a pregnancy in order to improve quality of life, recovery, and prevent future issues that may present down the road!

Meet The Team

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Dr. Ryan Wood, PT, DPT, MHA, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with undergraduate and graduate degrees from Saint Louis University. Ryan attended the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency at the University of Chicago Medicine and is a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist. He received his Master of Health Administration at the University of Southern Indiana. He has participated in research, participates in lectures, presented at state/national conferences, and has been published in peer reviewed literature, most recently as a co-author of a chapter in a medical textbook titled Rehabilitation of Non-Operative Hip Conditions. He is a strong advocate for his profession, currently serving as the Vice President on the Executive Board of the Indiana Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (INAPTA).

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Dr. Jessica K Wood, OTD, OTR/L is a Doctor of Occupational Therapy whom received her Bachelor and Master degrees from Saint Louis University, and her Doctoral degree at Mount Mary University with study focused on sensory integration therapy. She worked at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital in the NICU, PICU, SICU, neurological units, orthopedic units, and burn units before she moved home to serve as an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Program at the University of Southern Indiana. She co-led the ADHD and Sensory Processing Differences Support group for the Tri-State. She is currently conducting pediatric research on sensory integration. 

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Dr. Tonya Barringer, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Evansville. Along with general orthopedics and neurological care, she is passionate about women’s health and pelvic floor therapy. Tonya has been successfully certified for the treatment for men and women with pelvic floor dysfunction through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

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Dr. Brian Grant, PT, DPT, CSCS is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Evansville. Brian has thorough experience and passion working with individuals with orthopedic, sports, and neurological conditions. He has been accredited through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist. A native of Evansville, he continues to serve as a local swim coach with Harrison High School and has immense pride and passion for his community!

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Ashlee Vindhurst is Forefront Therapy’s Administrative Assistant. She is an Evansville native, who received her Bachelor’s degree in Physiology from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. Life guided her to live in Colorado and Florida before she settled back home, where she can fully utilize her experiences in health care customer service. Her compassion for others is evident in each client interaction. Ashlee has experience collaborating with health care plans and takes pride in providing the best customer experience possible with every one of our clients!





Please feel free to take the time to listen to these amazing individuals share their success stories!  We are so proud to have been a part of their healing and are so happy for them all!


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Thank you for your interest! At this time, all available positions are filled. Our organization has been growing quickly and has exciting projects on the horizon!


We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at ryan@forefronttherapy.org with your resume!



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