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IDEAL Team

Dan Brauning, PT, MPT, MTC, ATC

Dan Brauning, PT, MPT, MTC, ATC

Vice President of Clinical Operations

Responsibilities

Oversees the inner-workings of clinical administration and operations to achieve the goal of high quality patient care.

Education

  • Masters of Physical Therapy – Andrews University, Dayton, Ohio
  • Manual Therapy Certification – University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Management – Concentration in Athletic Training – College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio

Continuing Education in:

Orthotic Fabrication, Biomechanical Evaluations, Manual Physical Therapy, Vestibular Rehabilitation

Previous Experience:

  • Co-Owner of Oxford Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, Ohio and Kentucky
  • Clinic Director Oxford Physical Therapy – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Hospital Based Outpatient Physical Therapy, Clinic Director – Spectrum Rehabilitation, Cincinnati, Ohio

Alicia Marshall

Alicia Marshall

Finance Manager

Responsibilities

Oversees the inner-workings of finance, accounts receivable, billing, collections, and reimbursement. Also responsible for all company financial management, accounting, leasing, and purchasing.

Education

  • Armstrong Business College Accounting, Berkley, California
  • Associate of Arts
  • F.I.D.M Interior Design, Los Angeles, California
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent

Continuing Education

Ethics, Trust Fund Handling, Risk Management, Taxes Foreclosures and Evictions

Previous Experience

  • Owner of a Commercial and Residential Real Estate Investment Firm
  • Real Estate Sales Manager
  • Sales and Marketing Manager for Trammell Crow

Marcus Cadell, MBA, SPHR

Marcus Cadell, MBA, SPHR

Director of Professional Management

Responsibilities

Oversees the inner-workings of customer service, human resources, public relations, business processes, social media and partnering with schools.

Education

  • Master of Business Administration – International Business – W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Arts – Human Resources Administration – Ottawa University, Phoenix, Arizona

Previous Experience

  • Human Resources/Operations Consultant, Cadell Consulting, Chandler, Arizona
  • Human Resources Supervisor, Elkay Manufacturing Company, Mesa, Arizona
  • Human Resources Manager, SMA Corp, Tempe, Arizona

Patrick Lally PT, DPT, ATC image

Patrick Lally PT, DPT, ATC

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – 7th Street and Bell Rd. Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Elon University, Elon North Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training – Otterbein College, Columbus Ohio

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist – Cor Clinic, Scottsdale AZ
  • Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer – Professional SportsCare and Rehab/Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington DC
  • Physical Therapist/Athletic Trainer – Physiotherapy Associates Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale AZ
  • Student Physical Therapist – UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, Pittsburgh PA
  • Student Athletic Trainer – The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus OH

Personal Details:

I am originally from Pittsburgh PA and relocated to Phoenix the first time after grad school. My wife and I spent three wonderful years in the DC before our daughter was born when we decided to move back to Phoenix. I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy hiking, traveling and going to the movies.

Anthony Lelo, MBA, SPHR

Anthony Lelo, PT, DPT, ATC

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – North Mesa Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Eastern Washington University – Cheney, Washington
  • Bachelor in Athletic Therapy – Eastern Washington University – Cheney, Washington

Previous Experience

  • Clinic Manager/Physical Therapist for Industrial Hand & Physical Therapy, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Team Leader/Physical Therapist for St. Luke’s Rehabilitation, Spokane, Washington
  • Athletic Training Internship with the Seattle Seahawks

Personal Details:

With a passion for sports and his family, Anthony volunteers his time as a coach for the Special Olympics. He also follows college and professional sports teams from the Pacific Northwest Region. More importantly, he spends time with his wife and children, enjoying outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, running and mountain biking, and makes a focused effort on attending his three children’s sports events; football, soccer, track and ballet.

Chad Miltenberger, PT, DPT, MS

Chad Miltenberger, PT, DPT, MS

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Campbell Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy – Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Masters in Physical Therapy – Baylor University, Waco, Texas
  • Bachelors in Health Care Administration – University of Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona

Previous Experience

  • Chief of Physical Therapy, Baghdad (Camp Falcon) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Assistant Chief of Inpatient Physical Therapy El Paso, Texas (William Beaumont Army Medical Center)
  • Staff Physical Therapist Leesville, Louisiana (Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital)

Personal Details:

I was born in Tucson, Arizona and spent some time in Texas while in the Army. In addition to that I have been married for a few years and we have one child. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, camping, disc golfing, and helping my patients get better.

D. Alex Matuszeski, PT, MDT

D. Alex Matuszeski, PT, MDT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Harrison – OST Clinic

Education

  • Bachelor of Science Physical Therapy
  • School of Physical Therapy, New York University, New York, New York
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Advertising
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York
  • Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, McKenzie Institute International

Special Interests

I enjoy treating various manual therapy patients, especially for neck and back pain.

Previous Experience

  • Director of Therapy Operations, HealthSouth, Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona
  • Outpatient Team Leader, HealthSouth, Rehabilitation Institute of Tucson, Tucson, Arizona

Personal Details

I grew up in New York City and moved to Southern California before relocating to Tucson in 2002. On my down time from work I enjoy running, hiking and traveling. I also like to cook and going out to restaurants to try new foods, especially ethnic cuisines.

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy
  • A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science – Arts & Sciences
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota

Special Interests:

I enjoy learning new therapeutic options and techniques to help my patients. I have worked with Parkinson and balance patients regularly as well as vertigo and other conditions.

Previous Experience

  • Student Physical Therapist – University of Indiana, Methodist Hospital
  • Student Physical Therapist – Miller Physical Therapy
  • Student Physical Therapist – Scottsdale Healthcare
  • Student Physical Therapist – Foothills Sports Medicine

Personal Details

I like to be outside and enjoy hiking, working out, playing rugby, watching hockey and football games. In addition to that I also enjoy hanging out with friends and traveling to see different cultures.

Eric Shifley, PT, MPT

Eric Shifley, PT, MPT, CertDN

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Chandler Clinic

Education

  • Masters of Physical Therapy – Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Bachelor of Arts – Biology – Pre-Physical Therapy – Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa

Special Interests

I provide comprehensive treatment plans addressing orthopedic injuries, chronic pain, sports medicine and vestibular rehabilitation. I have been a clinical instructor for over 10 years with several PT and PTA students. In addition to that I have worked with the Nationwide Golf Tour, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Arena Football League. I work closely with the TOPS organization providing free comprehensive physicals for student athletes in the East Valley.

Prior Experience

  • Rehabilitation Manager for Industrial Hand Physical Therapy in Mesa, Arizona
  • Clinical Director for Physicians Physical Therapy Service in Mesa, Arizona
  • Clinical Director for Newsome Physical Therapy in Joliet, Illinois
  • Site Coordinator for HealthSouth Rehabiliation in Naperville, Illinois
  • Staff Physical Therapist for Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, Georgia

Personal Details

I grew up outside of St. Louis, Missouri, before moving to Illinois to pursue my education. After graduating and getting some great physical therapy experiece in Chicago I moved to Phoenix in 2006. I also enjoy golfing, most outdoor activites and spending time with family.

Hannah Parry,  PT, DPT, COMT

Hannah Parry, PT, DPT, COMT, Cert MDT, RYT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physcial Therapist – MesaGilbert Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
  • BSc Hon in Physiotherapy – King’s College of London, London, England
  • Special Interests

    I enjoy working with all types of manual therapy patients and am a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT).

    Previous Experience

    • Clinical Director/Physical Therapist – 360 Physical Therapy, Gilbert, Arizona
    • Staff Physical Therapist – Avante Physical Therapy, Cary, North Carolina
    • Senior I Physiotherapist – Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, England
    • Senior II Physiotherapist – Teaching Hospital, London, England

    Personal Details

    I grew up in North Carolina and spent a few years studying and working abroad in England before returning to North Carolina in 2004. In 2006 I moved to Phoenix to complete my studies and love the weather here! I also enjoy being outdoors, yoga, traveling and indoor skydiving.

Holly Wirtz, PT, DPT, LMT

Holly Wirtz, PT, DPT, PES, LMT

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – MesaGilbert Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Wellness – Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
  • Massage Therapy – Cortiva Institute, Scottsdale, Arizona

Special Interests

I have some great experience in improving patients through manual therapy and have helped many patients with shoulder injuries.

Prior Experience

  • Student Physical Therapist – Contact Physical Therapy, Mesa, Arizona
  • Student Physical Therapist – Boulder Mountain Therapy, Mesa, Arizona
  • Student Physical Therapist – Citadel Care Center, Mesa, Arizona
  • Massage Therapist – Massage Envy, Flagstaff, Arizona

Personal Details

I am a native to Arizona and grew up in Mesa. In my spare time I really enjoy horseback riding, kajukenbo and baking.

Janeen Delgenio, DPT, ASTYM

Janeen Delgenio, DPT, ASTYM

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – Mesa Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – A.T. Still University: Arizona School of Health Sciences Mesa, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science – Walsh University, North Canton, Ohio

Special Interests

I have some great experience in improving the mobility of manual therapy patients. I rehabilitate a culturally diverse population of patients with disorders including but not limited to orthopedic and neurologic conditions.

Prior Experience

  • Student Physical Therapist – Phoenix Baptist Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Student Physical Therapist – Mezona Orthopaedic, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Student Physical Therapist – Functional Performance Center, Tempe, Arizona
  • Student Physical Therapist – Citadel Care Center, Mesa, Arizona

Personal Details

I am originally from Girard, Ohio, which is a small town in Northeast Ohio. In 2007 I moved here to study Physical Therapy. I love sports and have a passion for running. I completed my first half marathon in 2009 and have continued to run in them since then. I also love Ohio State, Go Buckeyes! I am enjoying my career as a physical therapist and being part of the Ideal Rehabilitation team!

Jason Smith, PT, COMT

Jason Smith, PT, COMT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Arrowhead Clinic

Education

  • Orthopedic Manual Therapist Certification – Ola Grimsby Institute
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sport Science – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Special Interests

Some of my special interest included spine manual therapy, general orthopedics, post operative and athletes.

Previous Experience

  • Outpatient Orthopedics Center Manager – Select Physical Therapy, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Home Health Physical Therapist – Independent Contractor, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Staff Physical Therapist – Site Coordinator, Healthsouth, Phoenix, Arizona

Personal Details

I graduated from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2004 and moved to Phoenix in 2005. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, hiking with my dogs and spending time with friends and family.

Jeff Winslow,  MS OTR/L, ASTYM

Jeff Winslow, MS OTR/L, ASTYM

Hand Therapist

Responsibilities

Hand Therapist – Tucson Clinics

Education

  • Master of Science in Occupational Therapy – Milligan College, Elizabethton, Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Special Interests

I am ASTYM certified: ASTYM is a manual therapy technique that facilitates soft tissue healing to maximize both ROM and function of the area being treated.

Previous Experience

  • Outpatient Hand Therapist – Ideal Rehabilitation, Tucson, Arizona
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Occupational/Hand Therapist – HealthSouth Corporation, Tucson, Arizona

Personal Details

I am originally from Jackson, Tennessee and move to Tucson in 2003. My wife and I enjoy the great weather. Some of my hobbies include outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.

Jennifer Rodgers, DPT

Jennifer Rodgers, PT, DPT, CIDN

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – Chandler Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – AT Still University, Arizona
  • Bachelors of Science – Exercise and Wellness – Arizona State University, Arizona

Special Interests

I enjoy working with patients of all levels and capacities and applying manual therapy techniques in addition to specific therapeutic exercises to assist individuals in reaching their goals while reducing their pain. Some of my specialty training includes; Graston Technique, Integrated dry needling for pain management, evaluation and treatment of patient with neurological impairments, vertigo and post-operative rehabilitation.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist – Contact Physical Therapy, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • PRN Physical Therapist – HealthSouth Rehabilitation, Mesa, Arizona

Personal Details

I grew up in Chandler, Az and enjoy hiking, running and spending time with my daughter and husband. I love traveling and seeing new places when I have the opportunity. I enjoy my career and look forward to obtaining new certifications and clinical knowledge while continuing to specialize in outpatient orthopedics.

John Becker, DPT

John Becker, PT, DPT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Scottsdale Clinic

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Exercise Science – Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

Special Interests

I enjoy enjoy working with a variety of patients to help reestablish function so that patients can return to enjoying their lives. I am manual therapy trained and use a variety of backgrounds including: Maitland, McKenzie and Trigger Point Dry Needling. I am also trained in Vestibular rehabilitation and Sports Medicine and enjoy working with both children and older adults.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist – Nelson Pediatric Therapy, Tempe, Arizona
  • Physical Therapist – Scottsdale Healthcare Rehabilitation Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona

Personal Details

I am originally from Illinois and moved to Phoenix in 2008. I enjoy staying fit and active by running, lifting weights, hiking and playing sports. I also enjoy playing with my chocolate lab Josie. I am newly married and enjoy spending time with my wife and working on our new house. I love traveling for both the short and long trips, and like trying new things.

Keith Fischer, PT, DPT

Keith Fischer, PT, DPT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – East Grant Clinic

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology – Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania

Special Interests

I enjoy performing all types of manual therapy and am IAOM trained. In addition to that I have performed allot of sports medicine, Pilates, functional based exercise training and pediatric therapy for ages 3 and up. I am a lower extremity specialist and am proficient with acute chronic injuries.

Prior Experience

  • Physical Therapist for Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona
  • Physical Therapist for Tucson Orthopaedic Institute in Tucson, Arizona
  • Physical Therapist for Nova Care Rehabilitation in Tucson, Arizona

Personal Details

I am originally from Long Island, New York and moved to go to school at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. I Relocated to Tucson in 2005 and really like the great weather. I like sports, especially hockey, football and baseball and doing outdoor activities like road biking, running, hiking as well as weight training. In addition to that I enjoy music, playing my base guitar, traveling, spending time with my family and dog Ozzy.

Kim Blanchard, MPT, ATC

Kim Blanchard, MPT, ATC

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Oro Valley Clinic

Education

  • Masters in Physical Therapy – Chapman University, Orange, California
  • Bachelor of Science – University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
  • Athletic Training Certification

Special Interests

My philosophy for treating patients is to accurately determine the cause of the pain and develop an effective treatment plan using an integrated approach. I have extensive experience with Orthopedic injuries, Chronic Pain (low back and neck), Sports Medicine (shoulder, knee, hip). Most of my training is with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM) for differential diagnosis and advanced manual therapy techniques. This has helped me to better treat the chronic pain population. I have also worked at the University of Arizona as a volunteer athletic trainer for a variety of teams/sports.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist – Gentiva, Oro Valley, Arizona
  • Clinical Director/Physical Therapist – ProActive Physical Therapy, Tucson, Arizona

Personal Details

I went to school at the University of Arizona in Tucson and spent some time in Southern California while studying for my degree in Physical Therapy before moving back to Tucson. I am married to Scott, we have two daughters Alyssa and a more recent addition Kylie. I enjoy several outdoor activities, running, cycling and playing cards.

Kimberly Fritz, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Kimberly Fritz, MS, OTR/L, CHT

Partner Hand Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Hand Therapist – Peoria Clinic

Education

  • Master of Science – Occupational Therapy Program – Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology/Athletic Training – Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan

Special Interests

I enjoy helping hand patients get back their loss of mobility. Some of my expertise is in; Customer Thermoplastic Splinting, Shoulder, Elbow, Arm, Wrist and Hand injuries, Post-Op Traumatic Hand and Upper Extremity injuries.

Previous Experience

  • Hand Therapist – Spooner Physical Therapy, Goodyear, Arizona
  • Hand Therapist – Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Hand Therapist – HealthSouth Corporation, Glendale, Arizona
  • Physiotherapy Associates – Functional Capacity Evaluations, Chandler, Arizona
  • Fitness Director/Certified Athletic Trainer – Novacare, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Certified Athletic Trainer – Canadian Back Institute, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Head Athletic Trainer – University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Head Certified Athletic Trainer – Novacare/Jension High School, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Personal Details

I grew up in Saginaw, Michigan and lived in Saskatchewan, Canada for 2 years and Grand Rapids, Michigan for 10 years prior to moving to Arizona in 2001. I enjoy, running, swimming, chasing after my 3 kids and attending Arizona Cardinals Football games!

Lauren Huber, MPT, COMT

Lauren Huber, MPT, COMT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Norterra Clinic

Education

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) – Spine Certification through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine (IAOM)
  • Masters in Physical Therapy – Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology – Carroll University, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Special Interests

I like to help patients regain lost mobility by using various types of manual therapy. Some of my special training involves; spine manual therapy, general orthopedics, vertigo, post operative and I am a certified clinical instructor.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist, Foothills Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Physical Therapist, Aurora Healthcare, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Personal Details

I am originally from the North West suburbs of Chicago, spent time in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and moved to Phoenix in 2008. I enjoy playing sports, working out, spending time with my friends and family. In addition to that I like to travel, shop and watch movies. I love my job and being able to help patients every day!

Lawrence Herrera, PT, ATC

Lawrence Herrera, PT, MPT, ATC, LAT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Silverbell Clinic

Education

  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training Education – New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Special Interests

I love what I do and enjoy helping patients regain the loss of mobility. Some of my areas of expertise include; Sports Medicine,General Musculoskeletal Conditions and Post-operative Rehabilitation.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapy Technician – HealthSouth, Tucson, Arizona
  • Assistant Athletic Trainer – Ironwood Ridge High School, Tucson, Arizona

Personal Details

I was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, studied in Las Cruces, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas before moving to Tucson in 2009. I am married to Jennifer and currently have no children but hope to have them in the future. We have 3 crazy ruffins (dogs), 2 Jack Russell Terriers (Lacy and Jack), and an itty bitty Chihuahua (Meekah). I enjoy the Great Outdoors: Hiking, Camping, and all Sports. I played Baseball, Soccer, and Basketball in High School and I played Baseball in College. My interest in sports and sports injuries is why I joined this profession. I find great satisfaction in my career choice because it allows me to help people in need.

Maria Guillen, PTA

Maria Guillen, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist Assistant – Norterra Clinic

Education

  • Associates in Occupational Science – Physical Therapy Assistant – Pima Medical Institute, Mesa, Arizona

Special Interests

I enjoy assisting patients to improve their mobility with several types of manual therapy techniques.

Previous Experience

Physical Therapy Assistant, Northcutt Physical Therapy, Phoenix, Arizona

Mark Moore, MPT

Mark Moore, MPT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – 19th Avenue Clinic

Education

  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Bachelor of Science – Biology and Kinesiology – Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas

Specialty Interest(s)

I like helping patients to improve their mobility. I have extensive experience in McKenzie (Back and Neck Certification), trigger point dry needling and am a Certified Wound Care Specialist.

Previous Experience

    • Physical Therapist – Classical Physical Therapy, Phoenix, Arizona
    • Physical Therapist – Advanced Industrial Physical Therapy, Phoenix, Arizona

Owner/Physical Therapist – Fleur de Lis Physical Therapy, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Staff Physical Therapist – Indian Health Services, Tuba City, Arizona and Stilwell, Oklahoma

Personal Details

I am originally from Sallisaw, Oklahoma, studied in Texas and lived in New Orleans prior to moving to Phoenix in 2008. I enjoy hiking, jogging, traveling, and ashtanga yoga. I also enjoy trying new local restaurants and eateries.

Maureen Storer, PT

Maureen Storer, PT

Senior Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Senior Physical Therapist – Silverbell Clinic

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – University of Connecticut, Storrs , Connecticut

Special Interests

I like to help patients regain lost mobility by treating them with various types of manual therapy. Some of my special interests include; General orthopedics and work injuries, Myofascial soft tissue techniques including strain/ counterstrain , MET and vertigo.

Previous Experience

  • Clinic Manager STI Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Staff Therapist Phoenix Baptist Hospital Outpatient Department – Phoenix, Arizona
  • Clinic Mananger Physiotherapy Associates/Therapyworx – Glendale, Arizona
  • Owner/Operator Worksmart Physical Therapy – Phoenix, Arizona

Personal Details

I was born in Brooklyn, New York and my family moved to Maine when I was 3 years old. I moved to Tucson in 1978 and then to Phoenix. I recently moved back to Tucson where I hope to retire. I have 2 grown sons, the youngest being a student at the University of Arizona. I am a grandmother of 2 beautiful little girls. I enjoy reading, cooking, going to movies and plays. I love the outdoors and have spent many hours camping and fishing all over Arizona.

Nick Biederwolf, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

Nick Biederwolf, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OCS, CSCS

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – PV/North Phoenix Clinic

Education

  • Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship – Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia
  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
  • Bachelor of Science – Medial Science – University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin

Special Interests

I love helping patients return to the mobility they had prior to injury. Some of my specialties include; Orthopedic manual therapy, especially with spine related dysfunction, Australian-based orthopedic manual therapy with current evidence based research and principles.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist – Miller Physical Therapy, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Physical Therapist – Foothills Sports Medicine & Rehab, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Physical Therapist – Physiotherapy Associates, Phoenix, Arizona

Personal Details

I enjoy playing a wide variety of sports including; golf, football, basketball and more. I grew up in Wisconsin and have been in the valley since 2005. I have enjoyed providing physical therapy in the valley for over 7 years and look forward to helping more people get better after an injury.

Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Mesa Clinic

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bachelor of Science – Execise Science – Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

Special Interests

I like what I do and helping patients get back their mobility is critical to getting their lives back on track. Some of my special areas of interest include; Orthopedic Rehab and Vestibular impairments as well as trigger point dry needling.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapy Aide – Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah
  • Student Athletic Trainer – Brigham Young University Athletics, Provo, Utah

Personal Details

I am a Phoenix area native and returned to the valley after receiving his degree in Utah to start his career in physical therapy in 2010. I enjoy spending time with my wife and 4 kids in the outdoors by camping in the summers and snow boarding in the winter. In addittion to that I enjoy exercising in all varieties and have been training for marathons over the past few years. I am working on attaining additional certifications in manual and aquatic therapy.

Nick Papania, PT, MPT, ATC

Nick Papania, PT, MPT, ATC

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Scottsdale Clinic

Education

  • Master of Physical Therapy – College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science – Athletic Training/Rehabilitation Sciences – College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio

Special Interests

I love helping people get back their lost mobility through various manual therapy techniques. Some of my exertise includes; Orthotic Fabrication, Biomechanical Evaluations, muscular skeletal injuries, Vestibular Rehabilitation, Manual Physical Therapy and Sports rehab.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therapist – American Nursing Care, Norwood, Ohio
  • Manager/Physical Therapist – Oxford Physical Therapy, Mason, Ohio
  • Physical Therapist/Student Althletic Trainer – Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Student Physical Therapist/Student Athletic Trainer – Cleveland Browns, Cleveland, Ohio

Personal Details

I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I was raised in a very active and sports oriented family. I grew up playing a variety of sports from football, basketball, soccer, and track. From all of these sports came a lot of injuries and physical therapy. That is how I decided to pursue physical therapy as my career. My interests now are focused on bodybuilding, running, boxing and being active outdoors.

Philip White, PT

Philip White, PT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Peoria Clinic

Education

  • Master of Science – Physical Therapy – Arizona School of Health Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Bachelor of Science – Physical Education/Exercise Science – Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Special Interests

I like helping patients improve their mobility. Some of my expertise includes: being a Clinical Instructor for numerous Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Physical Therapy Technican students over my career and high velocity low thrust techniques.

Previous Experience

  • Staff Physical Therapist – Healthsouth Rehabilitation, Phoenix, Arizona
  • Staff Physical Therapist – Amwake Rehabilitation, Avondale, Arizona

Personal Details

I am a native of Phoenix, Arizona. When I have down time I love to play softball, hike, bike, inline skate, weight train and spend time with my wife. I also enjoy working with all types of orthopedic patients.

Stephanie Batz, PT, DPT, CPT

Stephanie Batz, PT, DPT, CPT

Partner Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Grayhawk Clinic

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Saint Augustine University for Health Services, Saint Augustine, Florida
  • Bachelor of Health Science – University of Floria, Gainesville, Florida

Special Interests

I like helping patients get back to normal through several manual therapy techniques. Some of my expertise includes; manual therapy, vertigo, TMJ, lumbar stabilization, balance training and Pilates background.

Previous Experience

  • Pilates Instructor – The Pilates Spot, Port Orange, Florida
  • Student Physical Therapist – California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California
  • Student Physical Therapist – NeuroFT, San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Student Physical Therapist – Florida Medical Center-Flagler, Palm Coast, Florida
  • Student Physical Therapist – Envision Physical Therapy, Apopka, Florida

Personal Details

I grew up in Florida, and am a big Gators fan, likes Pilates, running, hiking, weight lifting, basketball, baking, and spending time with friends and loved ones. I also enjoy playing the piano, flute and really like listening to music.

Yolanda Tafoya, PTA

Yolanda Tafoya, PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist Assistant – Campbell Clinic

Education

  • Associate Degree in Occupational Science – Physical Therapist Assistant – Pima Medical Institute, Tucson, Arizona
  • Certified Personal Trainer – Physical Therapy Technician Certificate – Apollo College, Tucson, Arizona

Special Interests

I am very interested in helping individuals get back to and remain healthy. Initially I worked as a Chiropractor’s Assistant, then began to work as a Personal Trainer and Physical Therapy Technician. After working as a Physical Therapy Technician I felt a needed to have more of a personal impact on helping individuals get better and decided to become a Physical Therapy Assistant. As a recent addition to Ideal Rehabilitation team I hope in the future I can expand my knowledge in out-patient orthopedics and manual therapy techniques.

Previous Experience

  • Physical Therpay Assistant – Bodycentral Physical Therapy, Tucson, Arizona
  • Physical Therapy Technician – Occuptational Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy, Tucson, Arizona

Personal Details

I’m a Tucson native, born and raised, and I graduated from Amphitheater High School. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, I love to watch movies, I enjoy BBQ’s and other social events.

 

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Adam Harries PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – Campbell Clinic

Education

  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science – Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA

Special Interests

My special interests include shoulder, knee and ankle sports injuries. I chose those areas because they are commonly injured during sports activity and I enjoy seeing the patient’s progression and return to sports.

Personal Details

I enjoy water sports, basketball, football, golf, hiking, camping and time with family and friends.

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Emilene Redfern PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – Soma Clinic

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – AT Still University, Mesa, AZ
  • Bachelors of Movement Science – Winona State University, Winona, MN

Special Interests

I enjoy treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions with an emphasis on shoulder and knee rehabilitation. Being a former athlete, I also enjoy sports medicine.

Personal Details

My husband, Jordan, and I got married in July 2013. I started gymnastics when I was 4 years old and was a competitive gymnast for 17 years. I coached gymnastics for 5 years both recreational and competitive gymnastics. I am originally from Oregon and went to Minnesota for college before coming down to Arizona for graduate school.

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Julie Z. Brauning PT, MSPT, CFCE, Certified Pilates Instructor

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – Soma Clinic

Education

  • Back School of Atlanta Functional Capacity Evaluator training: Certification (CFCE)
  • Pendleton Pilates Teacher Certification
  • Polestar Education Pilates Rehabilitation Series
  • Master of Science in Physical Therapy with Bachelor of Science in Health Science, Cum Laude Honors

Special Interests

I am very interested in nutrition and really like to cook. I like to find recipes or cook traditional dishes and give them a healthy makeover!

Personal Details

I am married to Dan and we share our home with our 1 ½ year old Doberman named Zeus. I like practicing and teaching pilates, running, anything fitness related, hiking, boating and wakeboarding.

Randy Brimall

Randy Brimhall PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Physical Therapist – Soma Clinic

Education

Previous Experience

  • PRN Physical Therapist – Springdale Village in Mesa AZ
  • Student Physical Therapist – Multiple clinics in Chicago IL

Special Interests

I provide manual treatment for various types of orthopedic injuries including chronic neck and low back pain, and vestibular/balance rehabilitation. I have taken continuing education courses in vestibular rehab, orthotics, shoulder rehab, spinal manipulation, and dry needling.

Personal Details

I grew up in Snowflake Arizona, and enjoy going back there to see family. We usually spend our time golfing, hiking, and camping/fishing. I have been married about 7 years and we have two boys. My wife and I love to travel and spend time with family. I love working with people and helping them get better. I am working on attaining additional certifications in manual therapy.

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Nathaniel Webb PT

Physical Therapist

Responsibilities

Partner Physical Therapist – Metro Clinic

Education

  • Bachelors of Kinesiology – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Masters of Physical Therapy – University of Wisconsin Madison

Previous Experience

  • Staff Physical Therapist – Aurora Advanced Healthcare in Menomonee Falls, WI
  • Spine Physical Therapist – Physiotherapy Associates in Scottsdale, AZ
  • Center Manager and Physical Therapist – Select Physical Therapy in Avondale, AZ

Special Interests

I enjoy treating patients who present with a wide variety of orthopedic or musculoskeletal injuries to help restore their mobility, function or return to sport. Some of my special training includes spinal manipulation, trigger point dry needling and return to sport training with a primary interest in baseball. In addition, I have worked with multiple MLB sport teams including the Milwaukee Brewers, Arizona Diamondbacks and Anaheim Angels performing orthopedic physicals since 2009.

Personal Details

I grew up on the suburbs north of Milwaukee, WI on Lake Michigan enduring many frigid winters. I grew up an avid Packer, Brewers and Wisconsin Badgers fan and had the pleasure to attend school at Wisconsin. I moved to AZ in winter 2010 after meeting my wife, who is an AZ native, during spring training when I flew down to assist the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009. I enjoy attending baseball games, hiking, golf, fishing and traveling.