Dr. Rylander earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Eureka College in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in cardiac rehabilitation. After working in healthcare for some time he moved forward and earned both his Master’s degree in physical therapy (MPT) and eventually his Doctorate of Education (EdD) from Governors State University. His doctoral dissertational research explored factors that contribute towards the development of clinical confidence in physical therapists. Dr. Rylander is a board-certified orthopedic specialist (OCS) as well as being both a certified vestibular rehabilitation specialist and certified brain injury specialist. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Rylander has played an active role in education for over a decade. He has been an adjunct professor at Governors State University teaching multiple courses in motor control and motor learning, exercise physiology, and clinical neurology. Dr. Rylander has contributed towards multiple texts on the topics of concussion evaluation and treatment and strives towards spreading knowledge of best practice within the field.