Meet the Family
We are a family owned business
Sculpt U is a family owned business run by two brothers looking to change the way the fitness industry views and utilizes physical therapy services by providing skilled manual therapy and doctorate level fitness training in the greater Houston area. The next generation physical therapy approach consists of one-on-one quality sessions, nutrition, and fosters safe re-entry back into the fitness world. Sustainable results, efficiency and excellence are the core values of Sculpt U.
- Establish highly sought after quality treatment for people in a declining health care system.
- Provide a seamless continuum of care from a rehab setting to advanced training regimens customized towards patients’ goals.
- Provide an empowering working environment for patients and employees to foster excellence, growth and education.
- Enhance existing physical therapy models to bring the next level of client satisfaction.
As a young man who lived for sports and loved to help people, it was destined for him to choose the field of physical therapy.
It took three years, but through passion and dedication to get back to his normal life, he now lives virtually pain free. He was plagued at a young age with a serious spine injury which ultimately led to surgery. After surgery things were still not completely better and pushed him to his limits, both mentally and physically. Dr. Ryan consulted some of the country’s best rehabilitation specialists and doctors looking for answers. He studied and learned to understand what his body was going through and how he got to this point, despite all of his teachings and his active lifestyle.
He likes to golf, weight train and chase around his two kids, Lucy and Levi. Dr. Ryan loves to share the secrets that he learned on his personal journey with not only people who have had surgery but, more effectively, for people trying to avoid surgery and stay fit. His understanding of how the body moves and how the body perceives pain is extraordinary, and his history allows him to connect with his patients/clients on another level as he helps to reveal and achieve their own goals.
Dr. Ryan has had the privilege to have worked in multiple health care settings, including a neurological spinal cord injury unit, orthopedic private practice, sports medicine and even home health.
He uses every experience as on opportunity to learn and applies it to his next endeavor. His unique personal training and physical therapy approach has allowed him to reach clients all across the US. Dr. Ryan has teamed up with his brother who is also a top notch therapist and trainer to create their own company, Sculpt U.
The Ardoin brothers have consolidated everything amazing about physical therapy and training to create the next level of patient satisfaction. High level of patient care, integrity and excellence are the bones of Sculpt U, and they look forward to bringing this long awaited service to the greater Houston area.
A Louisiana native raised in upstate NY, he earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy at Ithaca College with an alternate degree in business administration.
Dr. Clay’s passion for health and fitness ignited at an early age as he was plagued with musculoskeletal injuries throughout his athletic career. He wanted to make a difference in people’s lives going through the same pains.
Dr. Clay played four years of collegiate football where he gained a deeper understanding of working with and through orthopedic injuries, the intricacies of working with high level athletes and developing advanced training programs. He was inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall-of-Fame for Scholar Athletes at the end of his football career. He earned his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification in 2012.
Dr. Clay was picked up by Silver Models, a fitness agency based out of NYC, where he gained traction in the fitness industry shooting for companies including Under Armour and other various fitness products. He completed in his first bodybuilding contest in 2017 and continues to pursue his passion in bodybuilding. His affinity for sports and orthopedics sent him on a journey to find a platform to share his knowledge and expertise. He has had the opportunity to work in several private sports orthopedic facilities, cardio/pulmonary rehabilitation and even home health.
Dr. Clay uses his manual therapy skills, teachings in physical therapy, continued studies in functional movement diagnostics, as well as strength and conditioning, to bridge the gap between rehabilitation and returning to performance training. He and is brother have developed Sculpt U to bring a premium, high level of care to a population struggling with a declining health care system. Their organization stands on quality, commitment and excellence, putting the patients needs first above all else.
Dr. Clay Ardoin
PT, DPT, CSCS
Dr. Cao attended the University of Houston, where he achieved his bachelor degree in exercise science, along with a minor in nutrition in 2013.
He developed an interest in physical therapy and decided to get exposed to the field by working as a rehab technician in the acute and inpatient settings. He knew this was his calling, so he pursued higher education as a physical therapist. He attended the University of Incarnate Word in San Antonio Texas, and earned his doctorate of physical therapy in 2018. Through life endeavors and work experience as a physical therapist, he developed his personal philosophy, which emphasizes improving mechanical symptoms without the need for medication. He is specialized in manual therapy, which allows him to unlock the body’s potential, relieve pain, and improve joint restrictions, ultimately allowing his patients to return to their active lifestyles. He strives to stay current with the latest techniques through his enrollment in a fellowship program at the Institute of Athlete Regeneration, focusing on an expertise in sports and orthopedic manual therapy.
Dr. Gordon Peace received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of Georgia in 2016 where his passion for physical therapy evolved.
Gordon grew up surrounded by sports and training, with a specific focus on tennis. Not only did he compete in tennis at a very high level but he also has extensive experience coaching tennis players who have gone on to play at Division 1 Universities. Upon graduating from UGA, he pursued a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. After earning his Doctorate, he chose to specialize in Orthopedic and Sports rehabilitation by completing an Orthopedic Residency through Emory University in Atlanta, GA. In his training at Emory, he was mentored by some of the top educators in the field and refined his holistic approach utilizing the latest physical therapy research. Gordon empowers his patients to take control of their own health and wellness without the need for medication or surgery. He utilizes his certification in Functional Dry Needling and his extensive manual therapy training to get his patients back to what they love doing as fast as possible.