Physical Therapy

We treat a variety of injuries including injuries of the spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle. Our therapists will help you recover from injury, rehabilitate after surgery, help to prevent future injuries, and help you reach your fitness goals. For those looking to continue beyond therapy, wellness and sport specific training is available.

Five clinics, one mission

Our therapists are highly educated and skilled individuals who are dedicated to individual patient care. They understand the importance of educating patients regarding their specific diagnosis and make sure that each patient understands the anatomy and pathology of their diagnosis.

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Physical Therapy Contacts

Glendale: 602-512-8623
Mesa: 602-512-8617
Phoenix: 602-512-8550
Scottsdale: 602-512-8434
Tempe: 602-512-8607

Physical Therapy Director

Glendale Clinic

The Glendale Clinic specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and sports management. We work closely with our physicians to ensure that patients are provided with the best care. We operate with values of integrity, respect, and compassion, while maintaining the highest level of competence, and a passion for helping patients. Our therapists strive to provide exemplary patient centered care through an evidence-based approach.

Our Physical Therapy Experts

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Cecil Neal, PT

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting from Arizona State University
  • Manager of the Arrowhead Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Over 25 years working with the TOCA physicians

Cecil has worked with a number of orthopedic conditions successfully. Cecil played basketball in college and he continues to stay active in the sports community today.   Cecil has led his clinic in teaching the Total Knee Class monthly.

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Gaury Alfaro, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology, Indiane
  • Fluent in Spanish

Gaury is a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and has experience in neurologic and pediatric rehabilitation. She strives to provide the best patient-centered care through a holistic approach and ongoing education. Gaury completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Arizona, where she was involved in various extracurricular activities. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University where she majored in Human Biology. She is also fluent in Spanish.

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Steven Hennenhoefer, PTA

  • Bachelor of Science from University of Kansas
  • Associates in Physical Therapy Assistant Program

Steve has been in the valley for 8 years. He has worked with Dr Shirley Sahrmann and many of her colleagues for 8 years where he practiced her theories associated with movement impairment syndromes. He is an avid cyclist, triathlete, and hockey player.

Ruth Wanca, PT

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Allied Health at Chicago Medical School

6320 W. Union Hills Dr., Suite B-1800
Glendale, AZ 85308

Phone: 602-512-8623

Hours of Operation:

Monday:  7:00am –6:30 pm
Tuesday:  6:30am – 6:30pm
Wednesday:  7:00am – 6:30pm
Thursday:  6:30am – 6:30pm
Friday:  7:00am – 4:00pm

Total Knee Class: Second Tuesday of the month: 12:00 pm with Cecil Neal, PT

Watch as PT Manager Cecil Neal takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Mesa Clinic

The Mesa physical therapy clinic is focused on quality patient care and outcomes. Each patient will receive a thorough evaluation to help create an individualized treatment plan. We understand that not all patients are the same. In addition to physical therapy the Mesa facility offers hand therapy from a Certified Hand Therapy specialist.

The Mesa physical therapy facility is just over 900 square feet, which allows for a responsive environment.

Our Physical Therapy Experts

Jason Pointer

Jason Pointer PT, DPT

  • Bachelor of Science in Human Development from UC Davis
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University
  • APTA certified clinical instructor
  • Dry Needling Certified
  • ASTYM certified
  • Kinesiotape certified

Jason is the Mesa Physical Therapy Manager. He has over 9 years of orthopedic experience. He also has advanced clinical training in postural restoration (PRI), advance spinal and extremity Thrust techniques, Selective Functional Movement Analysis (SFMA), and has recently been accepted in the manual therapy certification training through the Evidence in Motion (EIM).

Jason recently completed his certification in ASTYM. Astym treatment is a regenerative soft tissue therapy that rebuilds and heals the soft tissues of the body. To read more about Astym treatment click here.

Andrew Gibson, DPT

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from A. T. Still University
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Indiana University

Andrew’s passion lies within the realm of orthopedic rehabilitation, working with patients to restore their function following injuries or surgeries. He is a native of Indiana and continues to follow his Hoosiers from afar. His hobbies include jogging, hiking, and attending sporting events with his wife Nadine, a physical therapist also.

5845 E. Still Cir. Suite 106,
Mesa, AZ 85206

Phone: 602-512-8617

Hours of Operation:

Monday:  7:00am – 7:00pm

Tuesday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm

Thursday:  7:00am – 7 :00pm

Friday:  7:00am – 6:00pm

 

Total Knee Class: Second Monday of the month: 6:00 pm with Jason Pointer, PT, DPT

Phoenix Clinic

TOCA’s Phoenix physical therapy clinic is located in the Biltmore Medical Mall.

Our clinic offers hand therapy from Certified Hand Therapy Specialists, Physical Therapists specializing in ASTYM, and Physical Therapists that are Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists through the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Our Physical Therapy Experts

Kristina Ducharme, PTA

  • Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from Macomb Community College

2222 E. Highland Ave., Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Phone: 602-512-8550

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am – 7:00pm
Friday: 7:00am – 6:00pm

Total Knee Class: Last Wednesday of the month: 1:00 pm With Camilla Lane, PT, DPT, CSCS, Astym Certified

Watch as the TOCA Phoenix PT Team takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Scottsdale Clinic

TOCA’s Scottsdale Physical Therapy Clinic is located in the McDowell Mountain Medical building. Our clinic offers Physical Therapy services for Orthopedic and Sports Medicine related injuries.

Our physical therapists specialize in, but are not limited to, functional movement screening, an array of manual therapy techniques, dry needling, and optimal performance training. Our physical therapists are also Certified Athletic Trainers, and Performance Enhancement Specialists through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

Our Physical Therapy Experts

Bill Brown

William C. Brown, PT, ATC, SCS

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa
  • Certified Athletic Trainer, National Athletic Trainer’s Association
  • Certified Senior Strength Trainer; International Weightlifting Association
  • ASTYM certified

Bill is the TOCA Scottsdale Physical Therapy Manager. Originally from Iowa, he has over 37 years of physical therapy and athletic training experience. Bill enjoys all things orthopedic including the knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and spine injuries. He is a clinical specialist in sports physical therapy as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Sports Physical Therapy Section.

9377 E. Bell Rd., Suite #349
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Phone: 602-512-8434

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 7:00am -6:00pm
Tuesday: 7:00am- 5:00pm
Wednesday: 7:00am- 6:00pm
Thursday: 7:00am- 5:00pm
Friday: 7:00am- 4:00pm

Total Knee Class: Third Tuesday of the month: 12:00 pm with William C. Brown, PT, ATC, SCS

Watch as the TOCA Scottsdale PT Team takes the Ice Bucket Challenge!

Tempe Clinic

The Tempe clinic enjoys the diversity of population that the Tempe metropolitan area has to offer. Our patient population varies from the high school athlete, weekend warrior to geriatric care.

We coordinate the Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) joint education class and continue to offer on a monthly basis for our TOCA joint replacement physicians on site. The Tempe clinic situated near Arizona State University has an additional “sports rehab” room dedicated to the rehabilitation of athletes with space and equipment required to perform return to sports activities such as running, ladder, and throwing drills.

Our therapists have experience with rehabilitation of the weekend warrior to the collegiate athlete. Each therapist has further continuing education in sports rehab. This 4000 sq foot facility is dedicated to all aspects of orthopedics.

The Tempe Physical Therapy has extensive hours to cater to the working population with early and late appointment times. We have locker and shower facilities.

Our Physical Therapy Experts

Amy Norton

Amy Norton, PT, DPT, MPT, OCS

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University
  • Masters in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University
  • Bachelors of Science in Zoology, Arizona State University
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
  • ASTYM certified
  • Isernhagen certified in Industrial Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Instructor Certification through the American Physical Therapy Association
  • Appointed to Carrington College Physical Therapy Assistant program accredation council

Amy has worked collaboratively with the TOCA physicians for the past 14 years. As a board certified physical therapist in orthopedics, Amy utilizes evidence and clinical experience to maximize patient outcomes. Amy enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions including post-surgical rehabilitation, spine pathology and industrial injuries.

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Heather Bily, PT, DPT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University
  • NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
  • Certified in SASTM, tool assisted soft tissue mobilization

Heather has been treating orthopedic injuries in the east valley for 11 years and has a special interest in pediatrics, sports injuries and post surgical conditions.  She has participated in 16 running relays and numerous half marathons.

Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson, ATC/L, CSCS

  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (BS) – Grand Canyon University
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer since 2006 and certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Julie has worked for TOCA for almost 7 years and specializes in sports injuries, with emphasis on knee injuries.

Active marathon and triathlon competitor. She is a Boston marathon qualifier.

Jenni Winters PT, DPT, CSCS

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Arizona State University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Jenni enjoys working with orthopedic patients but has a special interest in pediatric sports medicine, sports injuries and return to play evaluations. Jenni is an active triathlete and Ironman finisher.

Julie Luther, PTA

  • Associates Degree,  Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Gate Way Community College
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Public Relations, University of Central Missouri
  • Certified in Graston M1 Technique, Tool Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • AFAA Certified Personal Trainer

Julie has been with TOCA since May 2016.  She has worked as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor for several years and enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities.

Gavin McSweeney, PTA

  • Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant program from Pima Medical Institute
  • Licensed Massage Therapist

5002 S. Mill Ave.,
Tempe, AZ 85282

Phone: 602-512-8607

Hours of Operation:

Monday: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Tuesday: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Thursday: 6:30am – 7:00pm
Friday: 6:30am – 6:00pm

Total Knee Class: Last Monday of the month: 6:00 pm with Jennifer Winters

Meet the team at the TOCA Tempe Bike Event!

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Top Doctors for 20 years... and counting!

Phoenix Magazine has consistently awarded TOCA doctors with the coveted Top Doctor award since 1996 – the very first year the award was introduced!