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The Smart Way to Fix Your Knee Pain Fast!

Orthopedics, Physical Therapy and Imaging

We Have a Variety of Treatments To Help You Recover!

On-site Imaging

for diagnosing your muscle and ligament injuries in your elbow with the same accuracy as getting an MRI

Hands-on Physical Therapy

Non-Surgical Orthopedics

Best Orthopedic Surgeon in Mesa Arizona for Knee Arthritis, Hip Arthritis, Torn Shoulder Muscle, Tendinitis Medicare

Meet Your Treatment Team

When Medical Providers and Therapists Work Together... You win

instead of dealing with multiple offices that never seem to be on the same page with your care, our providers talk on a daily basis

Our team has a full arsenal of medical and physical therapy treatments they can customize to fit your unique condition 

Streamlining your care in one clinic means fewer visits (and co-pays) for you and your family

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Our Experienced Team

Can Treat a Wide Variety of Knee Pain Conditions

Knee Strains and Sprains

Trauma or repetitive stress can cause injury to the tendons and ligaments of your knee. This can lead to pain and instability that limits your activity.

Knee Arthritis

Knee joints gradually lose the lubricating fluid that keeps them from rubbing together. As the joint dries out, the cartilage erodes, causing chronic pain and inflammation.

Meniscus Injuries and Tears

Injuries to the meniscus of the knee can cause stabbing pains that make activity difficult. Our sports medicine team have the tools to help your damaged meniscus heal and get you back to the active lifestyle you desire.

Knee Cap (Patellar) Pain

Thigh muscle imbalances can cause the knee cap to slip out of place and rub against the thighbone. Patella dysfunction is characterized by clicking and difficulty squatting.

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“They did amazing work with my shoulder, and it was so convenient they had everything in one place!”

-Katherine (Tempe, AZ)

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“These guys were miracle workers for my knee arthritis, I have no doubt they saved me from getting my knee replaced.”

-Bill (Chandler, AZ)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on your insurance, the average cost you can expect to pay for an ultrasound is between $0 – $65. (about the same price as an X-ray!)

Soft tissue injuries are frequently evaluated using MSK (musculoskeletal) diagnostic ultrasonography. Soft tissue injuries that can be detected using MSK diagnostic ultrasonography include:

  • Knee ligament tears (LCL, MCL)
  • Knee and thigh muscle strains and tears
  • Tendinitis or tendinosis (damage to a tendon)
  •  Knee Bursitis (inflammation of a fluid-filled sac called bursa)
  • Patella or Knee Cap conditions 
  • Knee Arthritis

When you go see a physical therapist for a knee ailment, the first thing the therapist will do is perform a hands on examination of your knee.

Each physical therapist has a different way that they perform their exam, but mostly it will be a variation of moving and feeling your knee.

Without imaging to diagnose the health of your knee, a physical therapist has to rely solely on their intuition to take a “best guess”.

Receiving treatment with a true diagnosis of your knee can lead to several problems:

  1. Fair chance of getting your knee condition misdiagnosed
  2. Possibly spending weeks in therapy and later learning you needed shoulder surgery the entire time
  3. Not receiving the proper therapy for your knee condition
  4. Further aggravating a condition such as a tendon or ligament tear

Getting a low cost ultrasound at the beginning of your care can help you avoid these issues and help you receive the proper care.

No, physical therapy and ultrasound does not require a doctors referral in the state of Arizona (unless you have medicaid or AHCCCS, then you will need to jump through the hoop of getting a doctor referral in order to see us)

Our Providers - Sun Lakes Office

Jacob Kelso DPT

Physical Therapy Director

With over 6 years of treating joint and back pain in Sun Lakes, Jacob has helped thousands of patients find lasting pain relief through physical therapy. Jacob specializes in back and joint dysfunction, as well as balance and fall prevention. 

Jacob Specializes in the Following Treatments to Help You Recover:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Disc Rehabilitation
  • Manual therapy
  • Dry needling
  • Cupping
  • Knee Arthritis Rehabilitation

Laurie Shepard DPT

Physical Therapy Director

Laurie is a highly experienced physical therapist with over 20+ years of experience in Chandler.  Laurie specializes in treating a variety of joint, muscle and back pain conditions for the entire family, but her gentle touch and experience working with arthritis has made her a favorite among senior patients.

Laurie Specializes in the Following Treatments to Help You Recover:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Disc Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Rotator Cuff Treatment
  • Cupping
  • Knee Arthritis Treatment
  • Vestibular/vertigo

Our Providers - Mesa Office

Brianne Showman DPT Top Physical Therapist in Mesa, AZ

Brianne Showman

PT, DPT
Brianne is a on a mission to help you without pain. She helps patients resolve injuries in less time by getting to the root of the problem, improving movement patterns, and incorporating proper training to help the body to move more efficiently, more powerfully, and in less injury-prone ways.
Colin Rigney PT Best Physical Therapist in Mesa, AZ

Colin Rigney

PT

Colin Rigney is a highly experienced physical therapist with over 14 years of experience in the field. He is one of few physical therapists in the country to be certified in diagnostic ultrasound, a type of imaging used to diagnose soft tissue injuries like tendinitis, sprains and strains.  Whether you’re recovering from a sports injury or managing chronic pain, Colin has the skills and knowledge to help you reach your goals and improve your quality of life.

  • Experienced with orthopedic and spinal rehab
  • One of the most respected ultrasonographers in the country
  • Great hands on skills
  • Vestibular/Vertigo
  • Post-op Rehabilitation

Our Providers - Gilbert

Ben Hill DPT

Physical Therapy Director
With over 18 years of treating joint and back pain, Ben has helped thousands of patients find lasting pain relief through physical therapy. Ben specializes in back and joint dysfunction, as well as balance and fall prevention. Vertigo treatment is nothing new for him. Ben ensures his patients get the hands-on attention they need to get back to enjoying life again.

Ryan Cooney

PT DPT

Ryan Cooney DPT is a highly experienced physical therapist with over six years of professional experience. He specializes in managing spinal, orthopedic, and post-operative rehabilitation for patients of all ages. Ryan is one of the few physical therapists in the entire country certified in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, which allows him to provide accurate and timely diagnoses for his patients.

Ryan received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from a Nebraska university, where he received rigorous training in the latest techniques and technologies in the field of physical therapy. 

Ryan is dedicated to helping his patients achieve their goals and live their best lives. He takes a personalized approach to care, tailoring each treatment plan to meet the unique needs of each patient. With his extensive experience and specialized training in diagnostic ultrasound imaging, Ryan is able to provide his patients with the highest level of care and expertise.

In his free time, Ryan enjoys hiking, running, and spending time with his family. He is an active member of the physical therapy community and regularly attends conferences and workshops to stay up-to-date on the latest research and advancements in the field.

Katelyn Steinken DPT Best Physical Therapist in Chandler, AZ and Sun Lakes, AZ

Kate Steinken

PT DPT

Katelyn (Kate) is an Arizona native and grew up in Mesa, AZ. As a former ballet dancer and current healthcare practitioner, Kate strives to provide her patients with a rigorous and functional approach to rehabilitation and fitness to facilitate her patient‘s return to peak performance levels. Clinically, Kate is interested in treating members of the performing arts community, the Geriatric population, and athletes and appreciates the complexities of treating these clients. She enjoys taking drop-in dance classes of all genres, playing with her three dogs and young son, and watching the Arizona Coyotes in her spare time.  

Our Providers - Chandler Office

Eric Christensen DPT

Physical Therapy Director

Eric graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy program from Regis University in 2009 where he published a journal article on the effect of whiplash on the cross-sectional area of the muscles surrounding the throat as well as presenting at multiple conferences. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Exercise Science and a focus in Sports Medicine. In practice, Eric enjoys working with all populations of patients in the orthopedic and neurological field. He has specialized in custom orthotic prescription and casting, vestibular reprogramming, dry needling and manual therapy. In his practice, Eric takes a developmental approach to rehabilitation utilizing the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He uses functional movement patterning and manual therapy to return patients to prior levels of function. When not at work Eric enjoys reading, camping, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family (Owen, Cora, Jude, Ringo (dog) and Mario (cat))!

Dr. Stacey Dault DO CAQSM

Sports Medicine Physician

Stacey Dault, DO is board certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine, specializing in non-operative orthopedic care, concussion management, injury prevention, and return-to-sport after injury. Her clinical interests include sideline and on-field coverage, osteopathic manipulative treatment, care of the female athlete, sport performance and nutrition, as well as preventative medicine.

 

Dr. Dault earned her undergraduate degree from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and her medical degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She continued her medical training in the Phoenix valley through HonorHealth Family Medicine Residency at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital before moving to Birmingham, Alabama to complete her non-operative sports medicine fellowship at Andrew’s Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute.

 

After completion of her medical training, Dr. Dault returned to her home state of Arizona where she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, hiking, baking, volunteering with animal rescues, and competing in local and national bowling tournaments. In addition to working with the Arizona Rattlers, she is the owner of Achieve More Sports and Wellness and serves as team physician for Desert Mountain High School, Arcadia High School, Notre Dame Preparatory High School, and Park University Gilbert.

Lyndsay Czaplewski DPT

Physical Therapist

Lindsay earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University in May of 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. While at Creighton, Lindsay worked in a wide variety of clinical settings from ICU, acute care, aquatics, sports therapy, neurologic conditions, and orthopedics. She is currently trained in dry needling, techniques with IASTM (Graston etc) , joint mobilizations and more. Lindsay is passionate about helping individuals of all ages achieve their goals and return them to activities that may have been previously limited by pain. When away from the clinic, Lindsay loves playing and watching sports, especially her Chicago Cubs. Lindsay also enjoys hiking, going to the gym, and spending time with her family and friends.

Our Providers - Peoria Office

Ian Hover PT, OCT, MTC

Physical Therapy Director

Ian became a physical therapist in 2003. Ian is a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Passing this test demonstrates specialized knowledge, and advanced clinical proficiency in orthopedics. Ian specializes in spine treatment, dry needling, and sport rehabilitation. In his spare time, Ian enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his family.

Ian Specializes in the Following Treatments to Help You Recover:

20 years experience

OCS Orthopedic Rehabilitation Certified

Spine Rehabilitation

Dry Needling

Cupping

Dr. Stacey Dault DO CAQSM

Sports Medicine Physician

Stacey Dault, DO is board certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine, specializing in non-operative orthopedic care, concussion management, injury prevention, and return-to-sport after injury. Her clinical interests include sideline and on-field coverage, osteopathic manipulative treatment, care of the female athlete, sport performance and nutrition, as well as preventative medicine.

 

Dr. Dault earned her undergraduate degree from Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University and her medical degree from Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She continued her medical training in the Phoenix valley through HonorHealth Family Medicine Residency at Scottsdale Osborn Hospital before moving to Birmingham, Alabama to complete her non-operative sports medicine fellowship at Andrew’s Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute.

 

After completion of her medical training, Dr. Dault returned to her home state of Arizona where she enjoys spending time with her family, walking her dogs, hiking, baking, volunteering with animal rescues, and competing in local and national bowling tournaments. In addition to working with the Arizona Rattlers, she is the owner of Achieve More Sports and Wellness and serves as team physician for Desert Mountain High School, Arcadia High School, Notre Dame Preparatory High School, and Park University Gilbert.

Michelle Armijo PA-C

Orthopedic Physician Assistant

With 22 years of experience, Michelle Armijo PA-C is a seasoned physician assistant specializing in orthopedics, pain management, and neurology. Her expertise includes diagnosing orthopedic and spinal conditions, interpreting X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans, performing image-guided joint and muscle injections, and adeptly identifying when surgery is needed. Michelle’s physical prowess extends beyond diagnostics, showcasing her comprehensive approach to patient care in the field of musculoskeletal health.

Bob Oakson, PT

Founder, Physical Therapist

A graduate from the University of Nebraska, College of Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, Bob has spent the majority of his career in the area of orthopedic and sports medicine. He has worked with athletes from the levels of Little League to the professionals especially the NBA. Bob spent three years as a medical officer in the United States Air Force until resigning his commission as a Captain. During that time he was stationed at the largest hospital in the Department of Defense for the Air Force and worked with active duty personnel from around the globe.

Bob achieved his certification as an athletic trainer 1980 and volunteered many hours as the ATC for the local high schools as well as being instrumental in attaining full time jobs for ATC’s in the Peoria and Deer Valley school districts. Bob is also one of our clinic’s Vestibular Disorders Specialists.

Bob Specializes in the Following Treatments to Help You Recover:

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

Spinal Disc Rehabilitation

Certified integrated manual therapist

Rotator Cuff Treatment

Cupping

Knee Arthritis Treatment

Vestibular/vertigo