Kyle J. Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy (CCS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a physical therapy clinical specialist in the University of Colorado Hospital and a senior clinical instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Physical Therapy program.
At UCH, he has participated in program development and analysis, contributing regularly to clinical training, department logistics, and operations. He designed and implemented an innovative quality improvement project in the medical ICU that eventually became standard practice. Currently, he is a main contributor to an interdisciplinary activity and mobility program being piloted on a general medicine floor. At CU, he instructs within the cardiopulmonary and medicine clinical track labs as well as the acute care elective. He lectures on evidence-based practice, professional development, and physical therapy in the ICU.
Mr. Ridgeway has treated within the confines of a randomized trial investigating early, intensive PT for patients requiring mechanical ventilation. He participates in research surrounding hospital readmission, physical therapy in critical care, and acute/critical care physical therapy practice. He lectures nationally on these topics as well as quality improvement and outcomes after critical illness. He maintains an active social media presence on Twitter (@Dr_Ridge_DPT) and has appeared on various physical therapy podcasts.
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