Byron Lear gained an appreciation for physical therapy early on while rehabilitating from soccer and ski racing injuries. Pursuing his interests, Byron earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Cal Poly and master’s in physical therapy from University of Southern California. As a licensed physical therapist, his career is focused on the rehabilitation of orthopedic patients.

Byron’s interest in physical therapy is centered on the mechanics of human movement and the ability to return to normal or improved function following injury. His interest is continually renewed by the evolution of physical therapy as the latest research provides guidance in best practices for the best patient outcomes. But what Byron loves most about his work is developing goal-oriented relationships with his patients, formulating a plan of care and ultimately seeing his patients reach their goals.

In 2012, Byron moved to Sonora after working for several years at outpatient physical therapy clinics in Modesto and Manteca. “It has been a pleasure to join a group of therapists that pride themselves on quality of care, patient advocacy and positive outcomes,” Byron says about joining the Medical Center. Byron is also a ski coach for the Dodge Ridge Race Team. He and his family feel lucky to live so close to the mountains where they enjoy skiing, mountain biking and exploring the outdoors.