Ryan Wilk is back home. The 2006 graduate of Centennial High School attended NAU, where he studied biology with a pre-health emphasis and minored in chemistry as well. In California, he went to a four-year school of chiropractic.
His courses at NAU fulfilled all the requirements for medical school, he said. He also took undergraduate work that gave him a head start in chiropractic school.
In December 2013, he planned to start up his business right away. For the past year, he has been looking for a space to lease. It has gone through a complete demolition, and an architect helped him with his office design. That took more than eight months, and he worked at a chiropractic office part-time in Surprise.
A soft opening took place in December for Ryno Family Chiropractic. Wilk got everything moved in, worked out the kinks of getting the Internet up and going, moving furniture in, hanging stuff on walls. Now, he’s ready to start taking care of patients.
“Now, we’re on the up and up, ready to do a grand opening this month, have people come in, check out the place, provide food,” Wilk said. “After the New Year, it’s a good time to ‘Kick it up a notch.’”
Wilk’s practice, although he serves all ages, is focused on children.
“That’s kind of a different aspect people don’t focus on in chiropractic. In Arizona, we not only deal with moms and dads, but we also focus on kids, and especially moms who are expecting, as well as kids with neurodevelopment disorders,” Wilk said. “Our approach is just a little bit different; we focus on the nerve system. We really access the nervous system through the spine. We’re not only muscular-skeletal based, but neurologically based as well.”
And, Wilk appears to be happy to be back in his hometown.
“I’ve always wanted to be in Peoria,” he said, citing the growth and the northern part of the city. He lives near Liberty High School, where his girlfriend coaches the swim team.
Ryno Family Chiropractic is open 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday; 7 to 10 a.m. Tuesday; and 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Visit his office at 10200 W. Happy Valley Road, Suite 135. Call for an appointment at 623-335-2471.