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Meet ActiJoint’s Expert Providers

Ryan Riggs, Medical Director of ActiJoint

Ryan Riggs, M.D.

  • Founder and Medical Director of ActiJoint
  • Over 20 years of medical experience as a physician
  • 13 years of non-surgical orthopedic treatment experience
  • Advanced Ultrasound Diagnostic Training
  • Over 4,000 annual injections performed
After graduating from Brigham Young University, Dr. Ryan Riggs received his medical degree from the University of Utah. He completed his internship and residency at the University of Arkansas and became board-certified in Emergency Medicine. After working 10 years in the emergency room, Dr. Riggs noticed that often patients with joint pain were being dismissed with limited treatment options. Many were being told that there weren't many options outside of medication and invasive surgery. Because of this, he decided to open Actijoint in 2012, a non-surgical orthopedic practice.

Dr. Riggs loves connecting with patients, understanding their difficulties, treating their pain, and restoring their active lifestyles. He is constantly searching for ways to improve patient care and patient outcomes
Devon Duplain, Certified Physician Assistant

Devon Duplain, PA-C

  • Advanced Ultrasound Diagnostic Training
  • 7 years of non-surgical orthopedic treatment experience
  • Over 4,000 annual injections performed
Devon is a nationally certified physician assistant who has been working alongside Dr. Ryan Riggs for several years. He is an Ohio native and attended The Ohio State University before transferring and completing his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at Brigham Young University. He later completed his Master of Clinical Medical Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Barry University in Miami, Florida. During his training, he was awarded the Carolyn Parkhurst Rosser Award which is given to the student who most exemplifies the qualities of strong moral and ethical character.

Devon decided on a career in medicine because he loves to serve and connect with people on an individual basis. He saw from an early age the impact that compassionate providers can have on patients and their families and aspired to become one, himself. He loves getting to know our patients at ActiJoint and treats each one as family.

In his spare time, Devon enjoys spending time with his wife and son, reading, watching movies, and sports such as golf, basketball, and snowboarding.

Meet the rest of the ActiJoint Team!

Cheryl, Medical Receptionist

Cheryl, Medical Receptionist

Cheryl has been working as ActiJoint’s medical receptionist since 2014. Cheryl received her Medical Assistant degree from Stevens-Henager College and has been working in the medical field for 30 years. Cheryl enjoys helping our patients and loves working with our staff.

When not working, she loves spending time with her family and getting outdoors to camp, boat, and swim. She also loves quilting, crocheting, cooking, baking, and reading. Cheryl loves her job at ActiJoint and plans to work here until she retires!

Brody, Medical Assistant

Brody, Medical Assistant

Brody has been working as a medical assistant at Actijoint since 2021 and has loved getting to know our wonderful patients! Brody is currently studying Physiology and Developmental Biology as well as Spanish Literature at BYU, where he also works in a lab researching non-surgical treatments for osteoarthritis. He plans to attend medical school in the Fall of 2023.

Brody loves to keep busy when not at work or school. He enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and visiting Mexico City to reconnect with friends from his church mission.

Emily, Medical Assistant

Emily, Medical Assistant

Emily is the newest member of our team! Emily has worked at Actijoint since 2022. Emily grew up in Southern Utah until recently moving up North. Emily loves animals and especially dogs! She just purchased her first dog Staheli.

When she is not working, Emily enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, especially her nephew! Emily enjoys traveling and has loved her travels to the East Coast. She one day hopes to be able to travel the world. Emily plans on pursuing a career as a radiology technician.


Leslie, Marketing Consultant

Leslie has been a part of ActiJoint since 2015 when she started working as a medical assistant. She loved being able to work closely with patients and witness the incredible impact of effective treatments and caring physicians. She loved it so much that though she now lives out in New Hampshire she wanted to stay a part of the ActiJoint Team! She now works remotely as a marketing consultant.

Leslie loves kayaking, swimming, and picnicking at the lake with her daughter and husband. She also loves to travel and paint. She has enjoyed studying abroad and working at orphanages in Nepal, China, and Italy. But most of all she loves being a mama!


Makayla, Billing Specialist

Makayla has been a part of ActiJoint since 2014 as the primary medical biller. She now works closely with our billing company to resovle issues that arise with insurance companies. She has recently moved to Southern Utah, but still works remotely to help with billing needs.

Makayla loves spending time with her family outdoors. She recently finished her degree for Elementary Education and loves working with children helping them to learn and grow. Makayla helps her husband run a cattle ranch while raising her family and fulfilling a life dream of living on a farm.

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