Dr. Ryan Samuelian, DC was born in Fresno California and like many kids in the Central Valley he enjoyed the warm summers staying active outside. Always an avid participant in school sports, Dr. Ryan excelled in water polo and swimming which fostered an early interest in athletic training and sports medicine.
Academically Dr. Ryan focused on science based classes and electives, which lead him to continue his education at the University of California at San Diego where he majored in Human Development as well as taking many pre-med courses to prepare for a graduate program in the Athletic Health field. He also continued his athletic involvement in water polo where his senior team ranked in the top ten nationally and placed 3rd in the NCAA tournament. In addition to academics and athletics Dr. Ryan worked as an athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s soccer and basketball teams, and the men’s rugby team. It was in the athletic training department that he was first introduced to the many advanced physical therapy modalities that he continues to use at Back to Basics. During his time in the training department Dr. Ryan chose to be involved in physical therapy research, testing medial loading knee braces using the Med-X technologies. Ironically it was the Physical Therapist that introduced Dr. Ryan to chiropractic and ultimately motivated him to begin Chiropractic College at the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
At LACC, Dr. Ryan stayed active in the business and philosophy clubs and after school worked at the school library reviewing the latest research articles for the research staff and alumni. On weekends, Dr. Ryan volunteered his time to work for Habitat for Humanity, Toys for Tots, the 2001 Swim Against Multiple Sclerosis from Catalina to Santa Monica and on-campus health fairs.
Graduating in 2003, Dr. Ryan completed his internship at Back to Basics Health and Wellness Center with a certificate of outstanding performance, then stayed on as staff, working for the previous owner for the next two and a half years. Dr. Ryan, Dr. Tom Hewitt and Dr. Kelly Nessa are proud to continue Back to Basics’ reputation for providing quality healthcare and service to the Newport Beach and surrounding communities for over 25 years.
Out of the office, Dr. Ryan enjoys travelling with family and friends, surfing, music and the wide variety of wellness activities available in the Southern California area.