Meet The Team

Our Story

Owners and Founders Ryan Barragree and Christian Busch opened WildHawk Physical Therapy in 2020.  The two became friends while doctoral candidates at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. There, they learned they were both diehard sports fans: Ryan, a Kansas State Wildcat, and Christian, a Kansas Jayhawk. As Ryan and Christian envisioned the perfect name for their physical therapist-owned, private practice, WildHawk Physical Therapy was born.

WildHawk Physical Therapy is a locally owned practice that delivers the highest quality of care, driven by a patient’s specific needs and goals. With patient care always at the forefront, Ryan and Christian provide ample time and attention befitting the unique condition of each and every individual in their practice.

Our Mission

At WildHawk Physical Therapy our mission is to provide quality, individualized treatment with a one-on-one approach. Our goals for treatment include movement restoration, optimizing wellness and improving the health of our community.

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Dr. Christian Busch

PT, DPT, OCS, COMT, FAAOMPT

WildHawk Physical Therapy LLC, Owner and Founder
Christian Busch is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Christian Busch received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS in 2015. Prior to graduate school he received his B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS in 2012. He has focused the majority of his career in outpatient orthopedics training under a clinical mentor while living in Arizona.

Christian has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2015. He has been designated a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2018 and a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) since 2021. He is a trained Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (FAAOMPT) through The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). Christian also performs dry needling as a part of his skill set.

In Christian’s spare time he enjoys hiking with his wife Stef, walking his dogs, and drinking coffee.

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Dr. Ryan Barragree

PT, DPT, OCS

WildHawk Physical Therapy, LLC Owner and Founder
Ryan Barragree is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Ryan Barragree received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS in 2015. Prior to graduate school he received his B.S. in Kinesiology from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS in 2011. He has focused the majority of his career in outpatient orthopedics from working in a hospital based outpatient setting to working as a travel physical therapist in several orthopedic clinics across the country including KS, FL, GA, and NC.

Ryan has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 2018. He has been designated as a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) since 2020. Ryan is undergoing manual therapy certification training through NAIOMT. Ryan also performs dry needling as a part of his clinical skill set.

In Ryan’s spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife Kari, two dogs Bear and Leo, as well as going hiking, hunting, fishing, camping, checking out new restaurants and breweries, and watching his favorite sports teams: Kansas State Wildcats, KC Chiefs, KC Royals, and Sporting KC.

Dr. Kari Barragree

PT, DPT specializing in Pelvic Health

Kari Barragree is a licensed physical therapist in the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Kari Barragree received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS in 2015. Prior to graduate school she received her B.A. in Psychology and Applied Physiology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 2012. She has worked as a traveling physical therapist across the country including MO, KS, FL, GA, and NC.

Kari is undergoing extensive continuing education through the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and she specializes in treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She is passionate about helping women overcome bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction.

Kari was born and raised in Florida and is a lover of warm days spent on the water with family and friends! She loves cooking, walking/hiking with her dogs, and traveling with her husband!

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