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Ryan Riggs, MD

Ryan Riggs, MD

Reflex Physician

Dr. Riggs has over 22 years of experience in the medical field.  He founded The Active Joint Institute, a Utah-based medical clinic which provides non-surgical treatments for musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis.  He has performed thousands of knee injections and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Reflex Provider team.  “One of the most rewarding aspects of my career is to see patients get back to the activities they enjoy–horseback riding, skiing, hiking, or simply getting down on the floor to play with grandkids.”

Dr. Riggs also founded the Restore Medical Institute, an educational network of physicians who collaborate on advancing regenerative medical treatments that are evidence-based and effective for patients.  He loves to be on the cutting edge of research and offer state-of-the-art treatments that focus on the root cause of the condition rather than to simply mask pain.

When not working, Dr. Riggs enjoys hiking, swimming, racquetball, pickle ball, board games, and spending time with his family.

Credentials/Specialty Training

  • Specialized Training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Specialized Training in Interventional Orthopedics
  • Specialized Training in Viscosupplementation (Knee Injection Therapy)
  • Specialized Training in Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy
  • Certified Fluoroscopist
  • Specialized Training in Knee Pain and Knee Injuries

Professional Background

  • Emergency Medicine Physician in AR, OR, and UT
  • Consultant and lecturer for several pharmaceutical companies
  • President of The Active Joint Institute
  • President of Restorative Medical Institute

Professional Affiliations

  • The Orthobiologic Institute
  • The American Academy of Orthopedic Executives
  • Biologic Orthopedic Society
  • International Federation of Adipose Therapeutics and Science


  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock AR
    • Residency, Emergency Medicine
  • University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Doctor of Medicine
  • Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, UT
    • Bachelor of Arts