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Rick Reigle, PT, D.P.T.

Rick Reigle, PT, D.P.T., is the director of rehabilitation services at Shriners Hospital for Children — Salt Lake City. Rick received his degrees from the University of Utah: In 2007 he received his Bachelor of Science in exercise and sport science, and in 2013 he received his doctorate of physical therapy. 

Prior to joining the Shriners Hospitals for Children team, Rick worked at Primary Children’s Hospital in an inpatient acute care setting. He also started an outpatient neurological pediatric therapy program at Neuroworx, an outpatient physical therapy clinic.

Rick is currently the Utah state representative for the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. In this role he serves as a liaison to provide communication between pediatric physical therapists on the state level, the western regional level and the national level. Rick is also currently the chair of the Utah Pediatric Special Interest Group, a sub-division of the Utah Physical Therapy Association. 

In 2018, Rick assumed a leadership role as the community clinician committee chair for the Pediatric Neuro-Rehabilitation Fund, House Bill 461. This bill was created to provide additional funding for children with non-progressive neurological conditions who have experienced an acute change in their functional status, and will benefit from continued physical and occupational therapy services. This bill is the first of its kind in the United States.

Rick views working as a pediatric physical therapist as the best job in the world. He finds it equal parts challenge and reward! Outside of work, Rick loves to travel. His favorite travel destination is Honolulu, Hawaii.

Credentials:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – University of Utah
  • American Physical Therapy Association member
  • Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy member
  • Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy state representative
  • Utah Physical Therapy Association member
  • Utah Pediatric Special Interest Group member
  • Utah Pediatric Special Interest Group chair