Therapy & Athletic Performance Therapists

Tom Bratcher

Tom Bratcher, PT, SCS

Director of Therapy Services & Founder of OrthoArizona’s Athletic Performance Program

Tom has 25 years of experience working with athletes of all ages and abilities. He is Board Certified as a Sports Physical Therapist (SCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association, is dry needling and ASTYM certified, as well has been ART certified. He has served as an adjunct professor at NAU in the Physical Therapy Department at Phoenix Biomedical Campus. He is a former soccer player himself, is a USSF National B Licensed coach, and now enjoys running marathons and half marathons.

Tom’s biggest accomplishments off the soccer field or physical therapy setting are “Being the best father I can” and qualifying and running in the Boston Marathon. Tom has a wife, Tonya, a daughter, Talia, and twin sons, Keegan and Lleyton. Tom has been Performance Director a Physical Therapist for Phoenix Rising (USL). He has consulted with DC United (MLS), and was the Physical Therapist for Arizona United (USL).

In the past, has worked with teams including KC Chiefs, KC Royals, Kansas City Blades, Arizona Diamondbacks from 1996-1998, Arizona State University, Phoenix Roadrunners, Arizona Sandsharks (CISL), and Arizona Thunder (WISL). Tom started The Center for Athletic Performance because he had a vision to bring his experience of training, conditioning, and therapy that he was apart of at the professional level to the general public from the youth to aspiring adult athletes and everyone in between.

Arcadia
3033 N 44th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Grete DiChiara MOTR/L, CHT

Arcadia
3033 N 44th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Grete DiChiara was born and raised in the big sky country of Montana. She is a Certified Hand Therapist. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Physiological Sciences. She then pursued her graduate studies at the University of Washington where she received a Master of Occupational Therapy.

Since completing her studies, she has focused on the treatment of upper extremity injuries from the elbow to the fingertip.  She is certified in ASTYM soft tissue mobilization treatment. She also is skilled in custom orthotic fabrication for a variety of injuries related to the upper extremity.

She enjoys spending time with her family and her little Shih Tzu.

Kelsey Wogan, MOTR/L, CHT

Arcadia
3033 N 44th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Kelsey received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 2015. Throughout her time in school, she had a goal to someday become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT); she achieved this goal and became a CHT in May of 2019! While working in hand therapy, Kelsey has attended courses in kinesiology taping and is a certified OT with Touch Bionics Prosthetics including I-limb ultra, I-limb ultra-revolution, and I-limb digits. Her favorite parts about being a hand therapist are removing sutures and creating and fabricating custom splints. When not working with patients, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, watching Marvel movies, exploring the state of AZ, volunteering at her church, and playing the trumpet in a local orchestra.

Summerlin, Nicole (Physical Therapist)

Nicole Summerlin PT, DPT

Arcadia
3033 N 44th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Nicole was born and raised in northwest Iowa. She completed her undergrad at Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science and minor in Health Studies. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Iowa and was part of the first DPT class at the university.

Nicole has been with OrthoArizona since 2009 and has enjoyed working alongside the surgeons and staff during this time of growth. She has developed good relations and understanding of what the surgeon’s preferences and protocols are individually. She is certified in ASTYM since 2006 and uses it frequently with appropriate diagnosis. She enjoys working with all age ranges and post-operative diagnosis.

The bulk of her free time is spent within the animal rescue community where she has volunteered with various animal shelters and rescues, as well as fostered at times for them. She has a moderate sized family of cats and dogs as well at home. She does some hiking on the weekends and visits family in the Midwest and East Coast when she is able.

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Sarah Reich, PT, DPT

Arcadia
3033 N 44th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Sarah Reich is originally from San Diego, CA. She attended Saint Louis University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Special Education and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Sarah’s been an athlete her entire life, from competing as a three-sport athlete in high school, all the way to NCAA Division I track and field at Saint Louis University.

Sarah focuses on patient centered care and implementing the most up to date evidenced based treatment to improve the health and wellbeing of her patients. She strives to maintain a high standard of care to ensure all patient goals are being met.

In her free time, Sarah loves hanging out with family and friends, hiking, participating in recreational sports, and exploring her new home in Phoenix.

Campbell, Scott (Physical Therapist)

Scott Campbell, PTA, ACE Certified PT, ASTYM Certified

Arcadia
3033 N 44th Street, Ste. 100, Phoenix, AZ 85018

Scott attended Loma Linda University and Gateway Community College where he received an Associates of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting in 1998. Scott specializes in Outpatient Orthopedics however in his 22 years of working in diverse settings, numerous continuing education courses has provided a solid foundation to treat his patients with respect and confidence.

He enjoys getting know each one of his patients on a personal level to help assist them in reaching their Physical Therapy goals. Scott understands what are going through due to the many injuries he sustained during the multiple sports he has been active in. He enjoys using functional movements in his treatment and educating patients about their condition.

Scott resides in Ahwatukee AZ with his wife Sandy and stepson Carter. Scott’s favorite sport teams are the Arizona Cardinals, California Angels. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family Mountain.

Arrowhead
18555 N 79th Ave Ste. E 101, Glendale, AZ 85308

Theresa Brooke OTR/L, CHT

Arrowhead
18555 N 79th Ave Ste. E 101, Glendale, AZ 85308

Theresa is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand therapist who joined OrthoArizona in April 2019. She has earned undergraduate degrees in Biology and Chemistry from Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota. Continuing her education, in 2011 she received her Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.

After experiences in a variety of therapy setting, Theresa chose to specialize in hand therapy and received her Hand Therapy Certification in May of 2018. She also holds a certification in functional movement technique with an emphasis on kinesiology taping methods.

Theresa enjoys being active and was a starting player on her collegiate soccer team the Presentation College Saints. She also plays recreational volleyball, trains for half marathons, and hikes the trails around phoenix. Along with her active hobbies, Theresa enjoys playing the piano, trivia nights with friends, and sewing.  She hopes to continue to challenge herself and further her certifications and ongoing education in the fields of occupation and hand therapy.

Avondale
10450 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 102 Avondale, AZ 85392

Lisa Hall, PT

Avondale
10450 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 102 Avondale, AZ 85392

Lisa Hall is a veteran PT.  She knew she wanted to become a physical therapist in high school and never wavered.  She did her undergraduate work while attending Mid-Plains Community College in North Platte, Nebraska on a basketball scholarship.  She then transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to continue her academic pursuits until accepted to the physical therapy program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.  Upon graduating from the PT program in 1987, she returned to her home state of Nebraska to work with Good Samaritan Regional Hospital for a year before making her way to Arizona.  Her first position in The Valley of The Sun was in the acute care hospital setting for a year, following which she got her start in outpatient orthopedics, which has been the focus of her professional career since.  She has over 25 years of clinical experience treating injured workers who, she believes, are our “true athletes”.  Her focus was, and continues to be, not only on treatment, but on individual problem solving and on educating patients in safe “work” behaviors and body mechanics in order to prevent future injury and/or to reduce the progression of a patient’s condition.  She is a bit of a character and wants you to know that she will find your “funny bone” while under her care as she has found laughter to be “good medicine” over the years.  Her other work experiences include school-based pediatrics and geriatric-focused care in Senior Community and Home Health settings.  She is very patient-focused and dedicated to quality of care.  She has been with OAZ since January 2020 and is enjoying the application of her clinical skills and experience toward helping our patients recover and enjoy their optimal quality of life.  She spends her free time up in the White Mountains or reuniting with family and friends in Nebraska.  She enjoys cooking (this is her “therapy”), gardening, ATV adventures, and fishing.

Doug Ostrander, PT, MSPT

Avondale
10450 W. McDowell Rd., Ste. 102 Avondale, AZ 85392

Doug brings 25 yrs. of clinical practice, management, and business experience to Ortho AZ. He enjoys working closely as a team with some of the top orthopedic surgeons in AZ and other experienced therapists to serve the patients of the west valley.  He has a special interest in the knee, upper extremity conditions, and foot/ankle.  He acquired his Dry Needling Certification.  He would eventually like to achieve his OCS certification and DPT.

Doug was born and raised in New York.  He has always enjoyed the sciences, medical, and health fields.  He first received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology at Siena College in Loudonville, NY where he first was on a medical school path.  He then changed course to attend graduate school at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY where he earned a B.S. in Allied Health Science and an M.S. in Physical Therapy.  He began his career at Rusk Institute at NYU where he worked through various departments including in & outpatient, cardio-pulmonary, and general rehabilitation departments.

He then traveled cross country with his 2 younger brothers for 2 months exploring this beautiful country and many of its breathtaking national parks.  He returned to upstate NY where he got married to his wife Patricia and had two children, daughter Kayla and son Daniel. At the same time, he began a PT practice with his physical therapist brother in 2002. They grew to 3 locations serving several orthopedic and many medical practices in upstate NY.  This is where he truly developed both his clinical and entrepreneurial skills over 15 years.  He enjoyed treating local college and high school sport injury, orthopedic, pre & post-operative care, work-injury, and various geriatric and neurological ailments.

In 2015, Doug and his brother sold their practice to one of their employees and Doug followed a dream of his to move to Arizona.  He moved his wife and 2 children to the west valley where they settled in the Estrella Mountain Ranch community of Goodyear, AZ.  Here he enjoys being involved in the community youth sports program coaching both his and other children in soccer, baseball, basketball, and flag football.   He also enjoys travelling with his family and friends to Mexico and various surrounding areas of Phoenix, watching live music, camping, and spending time at the lake wave running or riding the family ATV.

Cave Creek (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
28230 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. C-4, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Austin Ream, PT

Cave Creek
28230 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. C-4, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Born and raised in Lancaster, PA. Attended University of Delaware for undergraduate, studying Exercise Physiology. Attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA to obtain my DPT. Graduated in 2008 and moved to Arizona. Married with one son Connor.

I have extensive experience working with all body parts and patient populations. I have a strong interest in the lower extremity, with emphasis on the foot and ankle. While I enjoy working with an active and athletic population, anytime I can help improve anyone’s quality of life, no matter to what degree, makes my job worthwhile. I have training in a multitude of treatment techniques, including but not limited to Dry Needling, Graston Technique, Kinesiotaping, Myofascial Release, Mulligan, McKenzie, Spinal Manipulation, TPI certified, LSVT BIG, amongst others. I also spent 10 days in Haiti in 2010 where we provided 15 patients with prosthetic legs after the Earthquake that left the country devastated.

In my free time, I enjoy staying active, including playing golf, volleyball, basketball, softball, running, hiking and lifting weights. I enjoy taking vacations with my wife, family, and friends back to the East Coast to see old friends and family and go fishing or taking skiing trips.

I believe in making good first impressions with my patients and creating a safe, happy, and comfortable environment for them that they don’t dread coming to multiple days a week. That said, I tend to be straightforward with my patients. I explain what is happening thoroughly as if they understand what is happening, they will be more likely to be compliant. I also tend to push my patients within their means, as I feel as though if I don’t challenge them, I am doing them a disservice, I am wasting their time and money, and I am less likely to meet their goals.

Kristen Collins

Kristen Collins, PT, DPT – Lead Therapist – Cave Creek

Cave Creek
28230 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. C-4, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Kristen Collins is a full-time physical therapist and leads our Cave Creek facility. She is an Arizona native from Lake Havasu City. She first attended the University of Denver where she was a collegiate gymnast for 2 years. She then transferred to Texas Christian University from where she ultimately graduated with a degree in Kinesiology. She received her doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff campus. Kristen still has a passion for gymnastics and especially enjoys rehabbing and training gymnasts, dancers and cheerleaders as well as volunteering for local programs to provide injury assessment or consult on flexibility, strength, and conditioning. She is knowledgeable and highly experienced in all orthopedic and sports medicine rehab, pre and post-surgical impairments, through the age spectrum. In addition, she is skilled at and has a passion for pediatric rehabilitation, servicing babies and children with congenital disabilities and gross motor delay. Kristen is an APTA Clinical Instructor as well as a certified provider of Graston Technique, Kinesiotaping Method and Dry Needling and practices cupping. She has been devoted to the profession as a whole for 18 years! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and is thrilled to be a new mom to a baby girl!  She is an avid TCU Horned Frog fan and loves watching college football! 

Nick Ienni, PT

Cave Creek
28230 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. C-4, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Nick was born in Seattle but calls Albuquerque, NM his hometown. After taking a summer job as a tech in a rehabilitation hospital where some of his friends and neighbors worked, he developed a strong interest in physical rehabilitation and decided to pursue a degree in physical therapy. After completing his training in Washington, D.C. in 2016 he came back to the Southwest U.S. and had been practicing in orthopedics since. When not in the clinic, you might find Nick playing in the park with his family, reading, or cooking.

Ryan Lasley

Ryan J. Lasley PT, MPT, ATC, COMT, FAAOMPT, FAFS, Cert, DN, CES/PES

Cave Creek
28230 N. Tatum Blvd., Ste. C-4, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Ryan joined OrthoArizona in November of 2021 after having worked for another Phoenix-based practice for +14 years. Ryan graduated from Physical Therapy (PT) school in Saint Louis, Missouri at Saint Louis University in 2006. Prior to PT school, Ryan attended DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Sports Medicine/Kinesiology, with an emphasis in Athletic Training. Currently Ryan is pursuing a Doctorate of Science (ScD) degree from Texas Tech Universities School of Allied Health.

Professional Accomplishments:

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)
  • Certified orthopedic manual therapy certifications (COMT – UE, LE, & Complete Spine)
  • Fellow of Applied Functional Science (FAFS)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise & Performance Enhancement Specialist (CES/PES)
  • Certified Dry Needling (Cert. DN)
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MDL – Non-Compromised System)
  • Vestibular Trained

Professional Interests:

  • Total body orthopedic manual therapy (UE, LE, & Complete Spine)
  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Concussion/headaches disorders
  • Vestibular rehabilitation (BPPV)
  • Dry needling
  • Athletic performance/injury prevention

Personal Interests: Ryan enjoys spending time with his wife (Alyssa) and dog (Finn) as well as traveling (local & international), backpacking, camping, hiking, trail/road running, mountain/road cycling, general strength training, yoga, and cooking.

Chandler Village
525 Chandler Village Drive South, Chandler, AZ 85226

Chandler-Ahwatukee (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
7225 W. Harrison St. Chandler, AZ 85226

Tracy Flood

Tracy Flood, PT, DPT, CSCS

Chandler-Ahwatukee (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
7225 W. Harrison St. Chandler, AZ 85226

Tracy was raised in the Chicago suburbs. She attended Marquette University to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology with a minor in Entrepreneurship as well as her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Tracy competed on both the triathlon team and club basketball teams in college, while working 3 jobs. She chose to pursue a career in physical therapy after being a frequent patient when she was a competitive athlete growing up.

She started with Center for Athletic Performance in 2020 as a physical therapist and has since taken on a role as a strength coach as well. Tracy enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses. She has 6+ years of personal training experience and loves to push patients in their workouts. Tracy is certified in level 1 dry needling and has taken Graston M1 course, both of which she enjoys using for treating her patients.

On the weekends, you can find Tracy outside running, hiking, mountain biking, or paddle boarding. She loves taking care of her plants and is hoping to have a big vegetable garden one day. During football season you can find her cheering on the Packers.

Craig Lane CSCS, PES

Chandler-Ahwatukee (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
7225 W. Harrison St. Chandler, AZ 85226

Craig joined OrthoArizona in 2020 after serving as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for the Everett Silvertips of the WHL.  While with Everett Craig trained 13 NHL draft picks, two free agent signees, helped lead the Silvertips to a US Division title, and lead a team with no games lost due to non-contact injuries over three years.  An expert in post-game recovery, he has been invited to speak on recovery modalities and program implementation at conferences for the National Strength and Conditioning Association.  He graduated from Boise State University with a Bachelors in Exercise Science and a Masters in Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention.  He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, and Certified Speed Specialist.  The native of Boise, ID lives in Phoenix with his wife Jessica and their four sons, Keegan, Connor, Winston, and Camden.

Graham Gould

Graham Gould, PT, DPT, CDNP

Chandler-Ahwatukee (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
7225 W. Harrison St. Chandler, AZ 85226

Graham received his bachelor’s in biology from St. Joseph’s College.  He went on to complete his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in 2006.

Graham has experience working in renowned rehabilitation and training facilities that provided him the opportunity to treat a variety of professional athletes across major sports, and the general population while learning from leaders in the physical therapy profession.  He completed his Sports Specialist Certification training from EIM.  Currently he works as a clinic director for the Center For Athletic Performance and Physical Therapy.  He served as the team physical therapist for the Real Salt Lake Academy system for three years where he oversaw treatment and rehab for players and staff.  He has consulted with numerous youth clubs, high schools, colleges, and professional teams.

He has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries, various orthopedic conditions, and post-surgical rehab. His emphasis of treatment is a combination of manual treatment combined with corrective exercises and progressive loading through functional movement patterns.  Graham specializes in sports medicine, orthopedics, dry needling, as well as joint and soft tissue mobilization. Graham’s patients receive the most up to date evidence-based treatment, while also being tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient. He strongly emphasizes the importance of the patients’ understanding of the basic anatomy, rationale of treatment, and goals of therapy to help reach long-lasting results.

JCL North Mountain
9327 N. 3rd St, Ste. 300, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Hans Lettner, PT

JCL North Mountain
9327 N. 3rd St, Ste. 300, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Hans was born and in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and raised in Willowbrook, Kansas. He completed his undergraduate degree at Grand Canyon University where he received his Bachelor of Science. He then went to graduate school at Arizona School of Health Sciences where he received his Masters of Physical Therapy.

Hans’ specialties include Dry Needling, Graston Technique, joint, and soft tissue mobilization, orthopedics, Functional Capacity Evaluations and Home Health.

In his free time he enjoys home restoration projects, analog photography, the love of his golden retriever and helping his neighbors complete various projects around their homes. Biking, Hiking, and getting away to the Coast.

Kelsey Wogan, MOTR/L, CHT

JCL North Mountain
9327 N. 3rd St, Ste. 300, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Kelsey received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Western Michigan University in 2015. Throughout her time in school, she had a goal to someday become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT); she achieved this goal and became a CHT in May of 2019! While working in hand therapy, Kelsey has attended courses in kinesiology taping and is a certified OT with Touch Bionics Prosthetics including I-limb ultra, I-limb ultra-revolution, and I-limb digits. Her favorite parts about being a hand therapist are removing sutures and creating and fabricating custom splints. When not working with patients, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her husband, watching Marvel movies, exploring the state of AZ, volunteering at her church, and playing the trumpet in a local orchestra.

Litchfield Park
14044 W. Camelback Rd. Ste 120 Litchfield Park, AZ 85381

Marc Charbonneau

Marc Charbonneau PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Litchfield Park
14044 W. Camelback Rd. Ste 120 Litchfield Park, AZ 85381

Marc was born and raised in a small town near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  He completed his undergraduate B.S in Natural Sciences at the University of Alaska Anchorage while competing in the WCHA on a NCAA Division I hockey scholarship.  He went on to complete his MPT from LSU Health Sciences Center in 2006, and finally completed his transitional DPT, from LSUHSC, in 2010.

Marc has been practicing in an Orthopedic/Sports setting his entire Physical Therapy career.  He is Certified in Dry Needling, he is a Certified Clinical Instructor with the APTA, and he is member of the APTA’s Orthopedic and Sports sections.  He enjoys working with athletes, rehabilitating post-operative patients, and helping patients achieve their fitness and functional goals.

Marc enjoys a healthy lifestyle with his wife, Dana, and their 2 boys.  As a family, they enjoy golfing, basketball, hiking, football, running and just being active outdoors.  They are fans of many local sports teams to include the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Cardinals, and Arizona Coyotes.

Melissa Gaethje, PT, DPT

Litchfield Park
14044 W. Camelback Rd. Ste 120 Litchfield Park, AZ 85381

Melissa is an Arizona native- born and raised in the mining country of Southeastern Arizona. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western New Mexico University in Movement Science K-12 and was a teacher and coach for 13 years. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of New Mexico in 2013.

Melissa has experience treating adolescents, adults, and geriatric patient groups for a variety of orthopedic conditions and post-surgical interventions using manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.

During her free time, she enjoys hiking and off-roading.

Mesa Arbor Ave
6116 E. Arbor Ave., Ste.118 Mesa, AZ 85206

Ryan Zupko, PT, DPT

Mesa Arbor Avenue
6116 E. Arbor Ave., Ste.118 Mesa, AZ 85206

Ryan Zupko, PT, DPT graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Psychology.  Ryan attained his Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona.  Ryan has a firm belief in continuing education and always strives to build upon his skill sets and knowledge.  Ryan enjoys treating people of all ages with various orthopedic conditions.  Ryan has interests in orthopedics, manual therapy, spine care, sports performance and rehabilitation, and postoperative rehabilitation.  Ryan has a deep desire to explore new technologies and treatments to facilitate his patients’ return to their full functionality as quickly as possible.

As a past member of the USA National Road Cycling Team, Ryan had the privilege to live with host families in Belgium spending quality time with the families immersed in their culture.  Ryan has also traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe meeting and racing with cyclists from across the world.  In his spare time, Ryan enjoys outdoor activities such as running, hiking, cycling, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding.

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Averill Sutchar

Averill Sutchar PT, DPT

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Averill Sutchar received his bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Diego in 2008 where he also was a student-athlete, playing football. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 2012. He has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries, various orthopedic conditions, and spinal conditions. His emphasis is a manual treatment approach, which includes one on one treatment while prescribing therapeutic exercises progressively over the course of his treatment. Averill specializes in Dry Needling, Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spinal Care, Ergonomics, Balance/Fall Prevention, as well as Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization. Averill’s patients receive the most up to date evidence-based treatment, while also being tailored to fit the needs of each individual patient. He strongly emphasizes the importance of the patients’ understanding of the basic anatomy, rationale of treatment, and goals of therapy to help reach long last results. In his free time, Averill enjoys the outdoors that Arizona has to offer, hiking, mountain biking, workout out, as well as reading whenever he gets the chance.

AJ (Andrew) Kimmich

Andrew Kimmich, PT, DPT

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Homegrown professional and Sun Devil, “AJ” Kimmich, came to us after having completed his educational journey looking for the house that would help nurture and launch his career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. He completed his Bachelor of Science at Arizona State University and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. AJ has been revered by patients because of his quality care and full-recovery results. It is no secret that he is committed and passionate about what he does. AJ chose to be a physical therapist specifically because he believes that you deserve to live a pain-free life! #MovementIsMedicine

During his free time, he indulges in the sunny Arizona weather and hits the green for some T-time. Besides golfing, he enjoys playing basketball and going hiking. Together with his wife, they take their loyal pooch, Asher, on a scenic hike at any of the various trails found here in the valley he grew up loving.

Alison (004)

Alison Sanfilippo, PT, DPT

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Alison was born and raised in St. Louis, MO. She went to Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO and completed her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise & Sport Science and Physics of Medicine in 2016, followed by her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019.

After graduation, she worked for 2 years primarily in an outpatient, orthopedic setting where she evaluated and treated a variety of patients with post-operative diagnoses, sport-related injuries/conditions, as well as neurological and vestibular/balance-related disorders. Additionally, she worked part-time in a specialty clinic for complex vestibular/balance-related disorders and successfully completed Vestibular Certification Training. She is dedicated to personal growth and continuing her education to provide the best care possible to all patients.

Outside of the clinic, Alison enjoys traveling, trying out new recipes from Tasty or Pinterest, and watching movies. She maintains an active lifestyle with activities such as hiking, playing volleyball, and taking fitness classes. She values the importance of family and spending quality time with loved ones as often as possible.

Jake (Jacob) Brennan

Jake Brennan PT, DPT, OCS, CMT

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Jake Brennan is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) by the American Physical therapy Association. He completed his DPT at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL. Following graduation, he participated in a year-long orthopedic residency program through St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA.

Jake was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, IL and worked there for the first 2 years of his career before relocating to Arizona. Jake specializes in treating a variety of orthopedic injuries from acute sports injuries to post-operative care. He has a special interest in runners, weekend warriors, and athletes. He utilizes his background in exercise science and certification in manual therapy to provide effective exercise programs and interventions in order to optimize the quality of life for his patients.

In his free time, Jake enjoys running for general fitness. He also enjoys active outdoor activities including golfing, playing recreational sports, and hiking.

Josh Cole

Josh Cole, PT, DPT

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Josh started his collegiate education at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR where he played football for two years while chasing a degree in Kinesiology. After his sophomore year, he transferred to Oregon State University where he completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Josh moved to Arizona to attend graduate school for physical therapy in Glendale at Midwestern University where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

Josh enjoys working with all populations although he has worked primarily with musculoskeletal conditions and is planning on becoming an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

In his free time, Josh enjoys being outdoors and is usually either mountain biking, snowboarding, golfing, or playing frisbee with his dog, Rocky.

Kelsi Rempe

Kelsi Rempe PT,DPT, FAFS

North East Scottsdale
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Kelsi attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri to complete her undergraduate degree, followed by Des Moines University in Iowa to attain her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2018. She has been working in the Valley for about 3 and a half years now. As an individual who is eager to continue learning, Kelsi pursued a fellowship of Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute in 2019. In addition, completed the Sports Medicine Training Program through the Fischer Institute in 2020. She is passionate about treating and caring for athletes, weekend warriors and a general active patient population. Through her experience playing collegiate volleyball for 4 years and time spent coaching has developed a desire educate young athletes on how to care for their bodies long term through strength, stability, rest and recovery.

In her free time, she loves playing and watching sports – Go Iowa Hawkeyes and KC Chiefs. Kelsi’s favorite hobby involves coaching high school volleyball at Notre Dame Prep. She also enjoys hiking, biking, spending time with her dog Ollie, playing sand volleyball and trying out new restaurants and breweries.

Peter Niles, PT, DPT

North East Scottsdale (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
9219 E. Hidden Spur Trail Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Peter received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and completed his Undergraduate degree at Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness with an emphasis on Exercise Science. In addition to this he received a Certification in Upper Extremity Dry Needling.

Peter had spent 2.5 years in outpatient orthopedics before joining OrthoArizona in August 2020. He has spent 1.5 years running a startup personal training business for chronic pain patients and fitness oriented, high functioning adults. His hobbies include hiking, traveling, running, weight lifting, and exercising.

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Brian Long

Brian Long, PT, ATC/L, NASM-PES

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Brian is a native of Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1994.  He is dually licensed as a physical therapist and athletic trainer.

He has enjoyed a career involved in sports medicine, outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, and athletic training since graduation.  He has a special interest in baseball and throwing athletes in particular, which has significantly influenced his career path.  He has lived and practiced in many locations throughout the country over the years, gaining a wide array of knowledge and experience across the spectrum of sports medicine and general orthopedics during his career.

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors being active; running, cycling, gardening, fishing, and hunting.  He’s also a sports fan and enjoys taking in a game somewhere when he can.

Kathie Cano-Scherff, OTR/L, CHT, CPCC

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Kathie received her be a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1989. She worked for two years in Canada before relocating to Arizona. She has dedicated her entire career to specializing in the treatment of the upper extremity and obtained the distinction of Certified Hand Therapist in 1995. In 􀀁001 she received the designation of Certified Professional Co-Active Coach from the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California. This coaching training directly benefits her patients every day.

Kathie has extensive training in wound care, manual therapy techniques, custom splinting, ergonomics, exercise progression, activity modification and treatment modalities. She has hundreds of hours in continuing education in all of these areas.

After 31 years, Kathie still loves her career. She is passionate about delivering care in a way that gets real results! Kathie appreciates the uniqueness of each patient and their need to feel supported through the often-challenging rehabilitation process. Her coaching skills facilitate this supportive environment, balanced with “pushing” patients past their self-imposed limits. She is tenacious when it comes to designing the “right” treatment techniques to help her patients achieve their goals She is genuinely as excited as her patients when they can return to independence in their personal care, hobbies and work. Kathie believes that therapy should “make sense”, get results, and be fun!

Kathie is a “Do-lt-Yourselfer” and is rarely not engaged in a project involving carpentry, ceramic/glass mosaics, sewing or painting. She loves to exercise, hike, and spend time with her husband and two Golden Doodles.

Kayla Cutruzzula

Kayla Cutruzzula, PT, DPT

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Kayla is an Arizona native. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Human Nutrition and minored in Exercise and Wellness at ASU in 2012. She then spent over 100 hours observing physical therapy clinics in various inpatient and outpatient settings ranging from hospital, skilled nursing facilities, pediatric, and orthopedic locations. Kayla moved to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Since graduating with a DPT degree in 2017, Kayla has had the opportunity to work with a diverse range of patient populations in the outpatient orthopedic and pediatric settings. She has gained extensive experience treating different areas of the body while addressing mental and physiological barriers that can complicate the healing process. Currently, her experience includes treating injuries and facilitating post-operative rehabilitation associated with the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle/foot, elbow, and spine. She continuously strives to encourage movement and recovery while providing a positive and entertaining environment.

During her free time, Kayla enjoys staying busy by maintaining an active lifestyle with activities such as hiking, running, playing sports, and traveling. She also loves to utilize her background in Human Nutrition to experiment with cooking and baking healthy meals and snacks. Kayla has high ambitions to continue to incorporate nutrition counseling with physical therapy services to promote as much progress as possible pertaining to all aspects of health and wellness.

Lea Hunt, PT, DPT, COMT

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Lea is an Arizona native and has been practicing Physical Therapy here since graduating from Northern Arizona University in 2002.

He has been taken courses from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and received his Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) certification in 2006 and likes to treat spine and extremity impairments with joint mobilization and manipulation.

He has been working with Post-operative patients since he became a therapist and feels very happy and honored to be working with the Doctors and Surgeons of OrthoArizona to help the patients return to full function.

He has taken courses that deal with the spine and extremities as well as sports medicine.

Lea loves to spend time with his wife, Shanna, and they love to travel to different places and enjoy movies and taking walks together.

He also loves reading history books and working out.

Levi Street, PT, DPT

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Levi completed his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in 2011 in exercise and wellness. He then continued in his education and pursued his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at A. T. Still University in Mesa, AZ, graduating in 2016.

Levi entered the professional field in an orthopedic setting and has been there full-time since. Since entering the field he has enjoyed orthopedic travel opportunities with contracts around the state and has professional experience with In-Home Health serving orthopedic pediatric patients outside of the clinic setting. His patients range from children with special needs to post-op patients and extra adventurous weekend warriors who need put back together. His interest is best captured in the clinic setting which leads him to OrthoArizona.

Outside of work, Levi enjoys being outdoors shooting his bow, waterskiing on the lake, and playing Call of Duty. He is exceptionally competitive and will take anyone on in a board game or polish horseshoes.

Michael Webster

Michael Webster M.S., P.T.

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Michael Webster, M.S., P.T. is a graduate of Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport, and Recreation, and AT Still University with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.

He has extensive training in orthopedics, and has a certification to treat oncology patients with emphasis on mitigating effects following eradication treatments and reconstruction.  He has worked directly with orthopedic surgeons on developing protocols for common procedures, such as joint replacement and rotator cuff repairs.  He was the lead on compliance training for system therapists with a large medical group,  with emphasis on Medicare guidelines for billing and services in multi-patient environments.

Michael was a college and professional baseball player,  and has been involved in competitive sports most of his adult life.   He has completed multiple marathons and Olympic triathlons, and most recently competed in age division CrossFit competitions and Senior Softball tournaments.

He is a loving father of 4 children and two grandchildren.   He prides himself as a lifelong learner and advocate for patients and co-workers alike.  He enjoys reading and outdoor recreation, and can often be found on a lake with a paddleboard Saturday mornings.

Nathan A. Domino

Nathan Domino DPT

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Nathan Domino was born in Des Moines Iowa where he lived most of his adult life.  Nathan attended undergrad at Grandview University in Des Moines Iowa and grad school at Des Moines University,also in Des Moines Iowa where he obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy.  Nathan traveled as a Physical Therapist taking contract work for 5 years after school, working in a variety of settings including outpatient orthopedics, skilled nursing, acute care, and home health.  While working across a wide variety of settings, Nathan was able to pick up a variety of skill sets that is helpful in his clinical practice across the entire spectrum of age and medical issues.  Skill sets include dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, fall prevention, and vertigo alleviating techniques.

In his free time Nathan likes to travel, both nationally and abroad, photograph landscape and nature, scuba dive, hike, read, and garden.  Nathan tries to make his therapy sessions as enjoyable as possible through the use of humor during sessions. He will also offer greater depth of information than you will likely want. He will try to make your therapy as least traumatic as possible.

Nathan Nguyen

Nathan Nguyen, MOTR/L, CS-CLT

North Gilbert
2940 E. Banner Gateway Dr., Ste. 250 Gilbert, AZ 85234

Nathan Nguyen is a registered Occupational Therapist and a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Casley-Smith International. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University in 2016. Nathan has the training to promote dynamic stability of the thumb and is highly skilled in scar mobilization. He values developing rapport with physicians, clients, and other healthcare professionals.  Nathan is currently pursuing to become a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), and Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT). Nathan’s personal experience as a patient in hand therapy rehabilitation in 2009 inspired him to specialize in hand and upper extremity therapy as a career.  Nathan’s hobbies include digital art, car designs, building computers, and spending time with his family.

North Glendale
20325 N 51st Ave #124, Glendale, AZ 85308

Cindy Wong, MS, OTR/L

North Glendale
20325 N 51st Ave #124, Glendale, AZ 85308

Cindy completed her undergraduate degree at Arizona State University and received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University in 2017.

Cindy has been with OrthoArizona and practicing hand therapy since 2017. She specializes in custom splinting and general upper extremity rehabilitation. Cindy is working towards becoming a Certified Hand Therapist.

Paula Joyce, PT, ATC

North Glendale
20325 N 51st Ave #124, Glendale, AZ 85308

Paula has 26 years of orthopedic and sports medicine experience. She is a 1994 graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo, where she earned her Physical Therapy degree. Paula is also a Certified Athletic Trainer and is Certified in Graston technique.

In the past, Paula has served as an Administrator with HealthSouth clinics in Volusia County, Florida as well as serving as Center Manager with NovaCare in Hammonton, New Jersey prior to moving to Arizona in 2018. Paula provided medical coverage for Women’s Soccer during the 1996 Summer Olympics and for the 1999 and 2003 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament in Orlando, Florida. She was appointed to the clinical faculty of the Sports Medicine and Exercise Science Department at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.

Paula enjoys working with patients and helping to restore them to their highest functional level. She strives to provide superior care in a fun, positive, compassionate environment where the goal is to always exceed patient expectations. Paula is an avid Buffalo Bills fan and loves to travel, hike, swim and garden with Ken, her husband, of 30 years.

North Peoria (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
21465 N 78th Avenue Suite 170, Peoria, AZ 85382

Christina Camoriano PT, DPT, CSCS

North Peoria (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
21465 N 78th Avenue Suite 170 Peoria, AZ 85382

Christina Camoriano was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Santa Clara University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University’s joint DPT program. Playing volleyball as a defensive specialist, libero, and setter, she has had a few injuries of her own that led her to the field of PT. She currently has her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification, and enjoys treating a variety of patients with orthopedic and sports injuries. Christina’s hobbies include hiking, camping, backpacking, paddle boarding, and traveling.

Andy Gilligan

Andy Gilligan, PT, DPT, ATC

North Peoria (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
21465 N 78th Avenue Suite 170 Peoria, AZ 85382

Andy was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio before going on to complete his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy respectively at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; graduating in 2016.

Since graduation he has specialized in treating both recreational and high level athletes in all sports, especially overhead athletes. He spent 2017 as the Rehab Coordinator for the Miami Marlins Baseball Organization before leaving South Florida and returning to work here in the Valley.

He enjoys running, hiking, camping, and strength training to maintain his health and fitness and to promote the same in his patients. In addition to his degrees, he is dry needling certified and is pursuing his CSCS (Strength and Conditioning) accreditation.

Brian Schwallier

Brian Schwallier, PT, DPT, CSCS, CDN

North Peoria (Therapy & Athletic Performance)
21465 N 78th Avenue Suite 170 Peoria, AZ 85382

Brian Schwallier is an Arizona native, from the town of Safford in southeastern AZ.  He completed his Bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University in Exercise Science.  He earned his CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Certification) following his time at ASU.   He later graduated with his Doctorate degree from Northern Arizona University in Physical Therapy.

Brian has enjoyed treating orthopedic injuries over the past 14+ years.  He has specialized in rehabilitating any patient that seeks to improve their quality of movement without pain at all levels, including many high school, college, and professional athletes.  He is passionate about using functional movement and strengthening to rehabilitate his patients.  He also uses deep fascia manipulation (Stecco Method) and dry needling as tools to achieve patient success.

Brian and his wife Tonya have 2 sons, Braxton and Brady.  He enjoys recreational fitness, hiking, running, as well as competitive basketball, tennis, and pickleball.   He enjoys living an active lifestyle and finds value in practicing what he preaches.

High Street
5355 E High Street, Ste 113, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Camerion “Camie” Judge, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Physical & Hand Therapy

High Street
5355 E High Street, Ste 113, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Camie is a National and Arizona State Board Certified Occupational and Certified Hand Therapist with more than 15 years of experience. She completed her master’s degree with thesis defense at Tufts University in Boston in 2005. While in Boston, her clinicals and initial job experience, with an emphasis in hand and upper extremity orthopedics, were spread between multiple hospitals. These having been Beth Israel Deaconess, New England Baptist, Brigham and Women’s, Massachusetts General and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). While at CHA, she worked as a full-time hand therapist, as well as a graduate student coordinator for incoming OT, PT, and SLP students at three sites.

In 2008, she accepted a position in Arizona at Desert Hand Therapy, managing new and existing clinics within the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area for nearly 8 years. In 2015, she took a position with OrthoArizona to begin a new OT and hand therapy program at two sites, while working closely with in-house specialty hand surgeon, Dr. To.

Concurrently, for the last 4 years she has also served as an adjunct faculty member at Midwestern University, and has recently added Huntington University to this endeavor, teaching Applied Kinesiology and Biomechanics at the doctoral level. She has served as an active member of the American Society of Hand Therapists, contributing as an invited member of the Practice Division and Advocacy Committee for the last four years. She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

When she’s not working with patients or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, David, and their three children.

Lianne Flinn, MSPT
Physical & Hand Therapy

High Street
5355 E High Street, Ste 113, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Lianne Flinn received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Science, A.T. Still, in 1999. Prior to obtaining her Master’s degree, she graduated from ASU with her Bachelor’s, majoring in Psychology and minoring in Physical Anthropology.  In addition to her education, she has traveled throughout Europe several times and has spent time teaching English as a second language in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Lianne has always had a passion for working in the outpatient setting and originally treated heavily in the areas of chronic pain with an emphasis on the spine. She is certified in Dry Needling and Graston Technique. She has extensive outpatient experience in orthopedics and has functioned in multiple capacities including Staff Physical Therapist, Director of Physical Therapy, and has owned and operated her own physical therapy clinic in Glendale, Arizona.  She has enjoyed working with the physicians at OrthoArizona since 2010.

With two decades of experience, Lianne continues to be passionate about working in the area of orthopedics. She is flexible and innovative in her approach to patient care. Operating from a strong analytical approach, she works to resolve complex issues while collaborating with other healthcare providers to maximize outcomes. This helps her patients to achieve their goals in the most efficient and effective way possible.

Paul DeBey PT, DPT

High Street
5355 E High Street, Ste 113, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Paul was born in Sioux City, Iowa where he lived for 5 years before moving to Overland Park, Kansas.  He attended Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri where he played football and earned his Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science.  He then attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri where he completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019.

Following graduation from Rockhurst, Paul spent 2 years working at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Kansas City where he focused on evaluating and treating a vast patient population that included postoperative rehabilitation, sports-related injuries, neurological conditions and vestibular deficits.  Additionally, he worked part-time at a specialty outpatient clinic that focused on diagnosing, evaluating and treating complex vestibular and balance disorders and completed Vestibular Certification Training.

Outside of the clinic, Paul enjoys watching and playing as many sports as he can, watching TV shows on Netflix and cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs.  He is able to maintain an active lifestyle through hiking, working out in the gym and practicing yoga.  His favorite part of being a physical therapist is building relationships in the clinic with patients and employees, and helping patients reach their physical goals outside of the clinic.

Peoria
6760 W. Thunderbird Rd., Ste. E-110 Peoria, AZ 85381

Carla Lempert, PT, DPT, MOT, OTR

Peoria
6760 W. Thunderbird Rd., Ste. E-110 Peoria, AZ 85381

Carla was raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida before going on to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University with a double major in Exercise Science and Dietetics. She graduated from the University of St. Augustine, where she obtained both a Doctorate in physical therapy and a Masters in occupational therapy, graduating as valedictorian of her program.  During her time there, she was awarded the Ray M. Patterson Scholastic Achievement Award for excellence in physical therapy studies.

Throughout the years, Carla has demonstrated a true passion for improving the lives of her patients through biomechanics and functional movements in orthopedics.  She is certified in dry needling and has completed all postdoctoral coursework for her manual therapy certification. Carla enjoys staying up to date with the latest evidence in orthopedic rehabilitation, ergonomics, and neuromuscular retraining to help her patients reach individualize support for patients’ goals.

When she is not working in the clinic, Carla enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dog, Shakira. Additionally, she enjoys running, kayaking, reading, and traveling internationally.

Kathy Borawski OTR/L, CHT

Peoria
6760 W. Thunderbird Rd., Ste. E-110 Peoria, AZ 85381

Kathy is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist who joined OrthoArizona in May 2019. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 1997 from San Jose State University in California.

Kathy had the opportunity to begin her career in Hand Therapy immediately after she graduated with her Occupational Therapy degree with the mentorship of a Certified Hand Therapist. She continued to take the opportunity to further her experience with continuing education courses until she was able to sit for the Certified Hand Therapy Examination. Over her 23-year career as an Occupational Therapist, she has focused on Upper Extremity Injuries from the elbow to the fingers.

Kathy enjoys visiting her native state of California, spending time at the beach or fresh air from the mountains. She enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, and spending time outside in the sunshine.

LaNora Riley, PT, DPT

Peoria
6760 W. Thunderbird Rd., Ste. E-110 Peoria, AZ 85381

LaNora is a Lead Physical Therapist at OrthoArizona in Peoria.  She has been practicing as a skilled PT for over 20 years.  Most of her experience has been in the outpatient orthopedic setting.  She treats all ages, from pediatric to the geriatric population.  She also has experience with rehabilitation of first responders and athletes. Besides treating people with various diagnosis for the back, neck, ankle, knee, hip, shoulder’s, and hands, she treats people who are having issues with TMJ, Bell’s Palsy, some vestibular issues and balance challenges.  Along with manual therapy techniques for all listed body areas, she enjoys incorporating kinesio tape, sport tape, nerve/myofascial/muscle flossing, massage tools, and cupping from her toolbox to help address soft tissue concerns.  LaNora makes a point to create an uplifting, fun, and enjoyable atmosphere in therapy for her patients and team.

LaNora earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Masters of Physical Therapy and Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science at Northern Arizona University.

Outside of work, LaNora loves spending time with her husband and son, weightlifting, and playing with her Husky named Thor, German Shepard named Patience, and Cairn Terrier named Mario.  She likes to collect wind chimes, crystals, angels, and crosses.

Pima Center
8405 N. Pima Center Pkwy, Ste. 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Allison Connolly

Allison Connolly, PT, DPT, L-ATC

Pima Center
8405 N. Pima Center Pkwy, Ste. 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Allison grew up in Gettysburg, PA before receiving her B.S. in Athletic Training from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2011. Before earning her graduate degree, she worked as a Certified Athletic Trainer in an outpatient orthopedic setting. In 2018 Allison graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy from NAU’s Biomedical Campus in Phoenix, AZ.

Allison worked for 2 years after graduation in an outpatient orthopedic clinic with an emphasis on geriatric rehabilitation. Allison is certified in ASTYM, Dry Needling Level 1 and is pursuing a certification as a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist. While she primarily treats orthopedic conditions, Allison has a special interest in vestibular rehabilitation including treatment of positional vertigo.

Outside of the clinic Allison enjoys staying active by hiking, biking, and swimming. She also enjoys trying new breweries around the valley.

Giovanni Priano

Giovanni Priano OTR/L, CHT

Pima Center
8405 N. Pima Center Pkwy, Ste. 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Giovanni has been an Occupational Therapist for 20 years.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University California in 2000.  Shortly after he began specializing in Orthopedic Upper Extremity and Hand therapy rehabilitation in Southern California.  He moved to Arizona in August of 2009.  Giovanni obtained his Hand Therapy Certification in 2009 and joined OrthoArizona in June 2016.

Giovanni enjoys working closely with the doctors and his patients to achieve optimal levels of function after injuries and or surgery.

When Giovanni is not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children.

Monica Walters

Monica Walters OTR, CHT, CS-CLT

Pima Center
8405 N. Pima Center Pkwy, Ste. 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Monica Walters graduated from the University of Puget Sound in 1993 with a B.S. in O.T. and went on to specialize in neurorehabilitation for several years. Her love of the arm and hand directed her towards orthopedics and ultimately specializing in hand therapy. In 2018, she achieved her credentialling as a certified hand therapist. She enjoys the complexity of upper extremity injuries and can competently progress patients with shoulder/neck injuries down to their fingertips with a pain-free therapy approach.

Monica has been a life-long learner and this love for understanding the “why” in life has allowed her to become a full-body certified lymphedema therapist which has been applicable in all areas of rehabilitation. She is currently working on a Master of Medical Nutrition at ASU and is set to graduate in December 2021. Wanting to offer solid, research-based evidence for nutrition in order to help patients heal faster, this degree will prove beneficial in many ways. As a therapist who loves to understand why the body functions the way it does, she will provide you with an excellence of care that is top-notch.

Hobbies outside of work include working with a local dog rescue group, hiking, camping and, of course, reading.

Scott Moynahan

Scott Moynahan, PT, Lead Therapist

Pima Center
8405 N. Pima Center Pkwy, Ste. 101 Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Scott Moynahan, PT graduated in 1997 from the University of Hartford charter physical therapy program.  Prior to that he was enrolled and graduated from Springer Technical Community College, graduating with high honors in both colleges.

Scott has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedic setting for over 2 decades.   Clinic director to multiple different locations on Connecticut and Arizona. Prior to joining Orthoarizona as the Lead therapist at the Pima Rehab center, in April 2021, he was working as a contract therapist in the Phoenix valley covering a multitude of clinics.  Scott has specialized in joint replacements, spine rehab (surgical and non-surgical), manual therapy, sports rehab and is dry needle certified.

Outside of work Scott is dedicated to God, family and country.  Hobbies include hockey, fishing, cooking, music and entertaining family and friends.

Queen Creek
40601 N. Gantzel Rd., Ste. 103 San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Brittnee Shearer

Brittnee Shearer OTR/L

Queen Creek
40601 N. Gantzel Rd., Ste. 103 San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Brittnee was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1997. Brittnee received her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Abilene Christian University in Texas. She is currently working towards obtaining the required hours to become a Certified Hand Therapist. She has worked in a variety of outpatient settings including neurology and pediatrics. She enjoys working with patients to rehabilitate a variety of upper extremity injuries for them to be as independent as possible in their daily activities. In her free time, she likes traveling, watching football, hiking and being outdoors with her family, friends, and her dog.

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Gabriel Brooks PT, DPT, SCS, MTC

Queen Creek
40601 N. Gantzel Rd., Ste. 103 San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Gabriel Brooks, PT, DPT, SCS, MTC is a board-certified specialist in Sports Physical Therapy (SCS) and the Lead Physical Therapist at OrthoArizona in Queen Creek, AZ.  Since 2002, he has helped thousands of athletes reach their goals in all levels of competition from professional to pediatric.

In addition to a busy clinical practice, he serves as the President of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists and is a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.  He has published several articles on the management of musculoskeletal injuries and is an invited speaker both internationally and at home in the United States. His current research includes injury prevention training programs in adolescent athletes.

He has served as faculty at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and adjunct faculty at A.T. Still University in the Department of Physical Therapy.  He is an Active member of the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), The American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, and the Arizona Physical Therapy Association.

Nicole Jacobson PT, DPT, OCS

Queen Creek
40601 N. Gantzel Rd., Ste. 103 San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Nicole was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and moved to Phoenix in 1995. She received her Bachelor’s from Arizona State University in 2013 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University-Glendale in 2016.

Nicole has spent the last 4 years working in outpatient orthopedics and received her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist certification in June 2020. Some of her specialties/interests include post-op rehab, dry needling and working with athletes/weekend warriors.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dog and cheering on the Coyotes, Sun Devils and Cardinals.

Sonoran Crossing
33300 N. 32nd Ave., Ste. 320, Phoenix, AZ 85085

Alex Anderson

Alex Anderson, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert. MDT, Physical Therapist

Sonoran Crossing
33300 N. 32nd Ave., Ste. 320, Phoenix, AZ 85085

Alex Anderson PT, DPT, COMT, Cert MDT is a graduate of Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. Alex is an Arizona native. He has been in practice for 8 years in orthopedics in various parts of the valley. As a PT, Alex has managed multiple clinics around the valley applying the most recent research supported physical therapy. While Alex’s experience as a PT has been general orthopedics, he specializes in complex foot and ankle disorders as well as the spine. Alex’s credentials demonstrate to his patients that he is committed to his patient’s health and well being to get them better faster. When working with Alex, you will see that he brings compassion, humor, and the best possible physical therapy to get his patients back to their life.

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Annie Kane

Annie Kane, PT, DPT

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Annie was born and raised in Lapwai, Idaho. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Lewis-Clark State in Kinesiology with emphasis in Exercise Science/Sports Medicine while competing for 4 years on the women’s basketball team. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at A.T Still University in Mesa, AZ. She is a NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, FCE Certified, and Dry Needling Level 1 Certified. Her treatment approach includes an emphasis on functional movement paired with manual therapy, and enjoys rehabilitating patients back to their sport or activity goals. She strives to be well rounded in her treatment approach and believes that patient education and communication are vital. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit, watching sports, and spending time with her fiancé and two dogs.

Brittnee Shearer

Brittnee Shearer OTR/L

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Brittnee was born in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1997. Brittnee received her Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Abilene Christian University in Texas. She is currently working towards obtaining the required hours to become a Certified Hand Therapist. She has worked in a variety of outpatient settings including neurology and pediatrics. She enjoys working with patients to rehabilitate a variety of upper extremity injuries for them to be as independent as possible in their daily activities. In her free time, she likes traveling, watching football, hiking and being outdoors with her family, friends, and her dog.

Jonathan Hague

Jonathon Hague PT, DPT, C-PS

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Jonathon has been practicing in outpatient orthopedics since earning his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2004.  He has been working for OrthoArizona since 2011 and is currently the lead therapist at the South Gilbert clinic.   Jonathon is passionate about patient care and always strives to be a strong advocate for his patients.  He enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic conditions but really likes treating the post-operative knee, hip, ankle and shoulder patients.  He has a special interest in return to sport testing for athletes.  Jonathon is a certified performance specialist and is also Astym certified.  In his free time, Jonathon enjoys spending time outdoors, photography, and watching baseball with his wife, daughter, and son.

Katie DoVico

Katie DoVico PT, DPT

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Katie DoVico PT, DPT received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T Still University here in Arizona and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. Katie has been enjoying practicing as a physical therapist since 2008 in the states of Arizona and Colorado.

Katie’s experience has been in the outpatient orthopedic world of rehab with the last 7 years focusing specifically on the competitive youth athlete. She has developed programs for injury prevention, in-season performance treatments and getting back safely to competition and beyond. She enjoys treating in the full spectrum of care for athletes and active individuals. Katie believes in a holistic approach in addressing life’s aches and pains.

When Katie is not in the clinic, she is busy with her two children and husband exploring the outdoors. Her activity of choice is fitness kickboxing which she has participated and instructed for over 20 years. Katie has achieved her 1st degree black belt in Taekwondo with hopes of working towards her 2nd degree.

Lisa Harris Jordan

Lisa Harris Jordan OTR/L, CHT

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Lisa is an Occupational Therapist specializing in Hand Therapy.  She earned her Bachelors of Science degree from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy from Midwestern University.  After training and working in her specialized field, she earned her certification in hand therapy in 2007. Her entire career has been dedicated to treatment of injuries to the upper extremity.  She works with patients who have life altering injuries such as burns, amputations and patients with nerve/ tendon lacerations. Lisa is a lifelong learner and attends continuing education courses regularly so that she can provide the highest level of services to the patient’s she treats. She excels at the challenge of working with a variety of complex injuries and diagnoses and is extremely skilled in fabricating custom splinting. Her main goal is to educate her patients and guide them through the recovery process so they can be independent with their home and work life. In her free-time she loves to go on trips with her family and enjoys hiking and bike riding.

Mike Drew

Mike Drew PT, MPT, CSCS

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Mike Drew, PT, MPT, CSCS was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Arizona State University in 1998 and his Master of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Delaware in 2003. Mike obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) shortly after graduating physical therapy school and has maintained an active part in this area.

Mike has worked primarily in outpatient/orthopedic settings specializing in spine, sports, and post-surgical rehab.  He is currently pursuing a specialization in manual therapy while maintaining continued education in exercise and sports medicine.  He has also worked part time in personal training with individuals, athletes, and group fitness.

In his spare time, Mike enjoys working around his house, reading, writing, exercising, spending time with his family, and mountain biking.  He has been a practitioner of various martial arts since he was 11 years old, participating in many competitions.  Combining this with his knowledge in exercise science has also led to the study of various training methods and scheme’s to accommodate the various physical demands of the sports he has participated in.

Sean Faby

Sean Faby PT DPT, GTS

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Sean was born in Long Island, NY. He went to the University at Buffalo where he completed his B.S. in Exercise Science in 2007 and continued with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010.

Sean has been working in the Phoenix area. He is a Graston Technique Specialist, Titleist Performance Institute Medical 3 certified, and Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) level 2 certified. His treatment approach utilizes functional assessment combined with manual therapy techniques to improves his patients quality of life. Sean has experience working with professional athletes through internships with the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

In his free time Sean enjoys running, golf, traveling, and spending time with his wife and 2 daughters.

Steven Tobler, PT

South Gilbert
1675 E Melrose St, Gilbert, AZ 85297

Steve has been working as an outpatient physical therapist for 30+ years now. Steve received his physical therapy degree from Washington University in St. Louis.  He has worked and studied with several renowned therapists taking courses and learning manual therapy courses for manipulation, mobilization, and soft tissue work. Learning and working with Physical Therapists and Physicians from England, Australia and Norway. Steve, has worked closely with many doctors providing care to high schools (including on-field care), professional hockey, baseball, arena football, and rodeo.

Steve has instructed at state meetings for Physical Therapists and Foot and Ankle Physicians. Additionally, he has directed several large sports medicine facilities and owned his own practice. He strives to maintain contacts throughout the field to keep up to date with the latest evidence-based treatments.

Steve has found physical therapy to be a rewarding profession. Steve feels a big part of physical therapy is learning about the patient’s interests, activities, work, etc., and then educating the patient on how to adapt until full recovery.

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