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The Smart Way to Fix Your Neck and Shoulder Pain Fast

Our experienced physical therapists and medical providers can help you get out of your daily routine of being stiff and sore and into a version of yourself where your neck muscles feels stronger, healthier and pain-free.

Neck Treatments Designed to Get You Relief Right Away

Hands-on Physical Therapy

Sun lakes physical therapy on the neck and upper back pain

skilled hands on muscle work  relieves trapped nerves and improves motion to restricted muscles in your neck and shoulders

skilled physical therapists guide you through the latest spinal exercises to improve strength and flexibility

Sports Medicine

Pain relieving muscle injections that help to get your relief from stubborn knots in your neck and shoulders

Improve circulation and help break up spasms throughout your upper back and shoulders

Our Medical Providers and PTs Work Together to Beat Your Neck Pain For Good

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

Meet Your Neck Pain Specialists

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a smarter way to rehab

Our Experienced Team

Can Treat a Wide Variety of Neck Pain Conditions

Chronic Muscle Pain ("Knots")

Poor posture from sleeping on our side, holding our baby or working at a computer can cause hours of strain on our neck and shoulders each day. Our therapists can help you strengthen and balance your muscles so “knots” GO AWAY and STAY AWAY

Headaches

Chronic muscle tension in our neck muscles can refer pain behind our eyes, on our forehead and around our temples. Our therapists can help eliminate chronic tension and get you lasting headache relief.

Herniated Discs (Bulging Discs)

Trauma and degeneration can cause cracks within the weakened areas of the spinal discs. As this happens, the jelly-like material of the center of the disc will leak out and irritate the surrounding areas. Pinching, numbness, and pressure can occur as the disc balloons out and pinches the nearby nerves.

Pulled Muscles and Strains

Trauma or “moving the wrong way” can flare up painful muscle spasms in your neck. The pain can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life. We can help relieve the spasms and fix the underlying cause of your pain. 

Locations

Proudly Serving the Valley Communities

Gilbert 

3321 E Queen Creek Rd Ste #106, Gilbert AZ 85297

North Chandler

5590 W Chandler Blvd Ste 4, Chandler, AZ 85226

South Chandler

10450 E Riggs Rd Unit 104, Sun Lakes AZ 85248

Peoria

8240 W Cactus Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381

Mesa

6242 E Arbor Ave Unit 101, Mesa, AZ 85206

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Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on your insurance, the average cost you can expect to pay for a physical therapy visit is between $0 – $90 for an hour long session.

Each visit is an action packed experience with your therapist. There is combination of hands soft tissue massage, assisted stretching and guided exercises by an experienced therapist.

The quality of the providers we have on staff is second to none. When you come into a Modern facility, you will get a dedicated and engaged therapist that is committed to getting you the results you need. 

Building strong muscles in your neck and back are key to improving your posture and keeping your muscles relaxed long term. If you are experiencing very mild discomfort in your neck and shoulders, then exercising your traps, rhomboids and posterior neck muscles will most likely do the trick.

If you haven’t worked these muscles out in a while, then you most likely have a significant imbalance in your muscles. A physical therapist can help you achieve results by 

  1. Identifying which muscles are short and tight and which ones are stretched and weak
  2. Coach you through the proper exercises needed to get you back to balance (rather than reinforcing the imbalance you have)
  3. Perform soft tissue therapy and stretches to the muscles before exercise so you don’t injure yourself
  4. Progress you through exercises that get more challenging over time 
  5. After you achieve balance in your muscles, our PTs can coach you how to maintain your results in the gym or at your home

Damaged spinal discs can balloon out and cause pinching to the nearby nerves. Because your discs are flexible, if you can get the spinal bones in the right 3D alignment, and do the right movement, you can create the right force to “guide” the disc back into the proper position.

This requires A TON training and experience from a therapist to understand how to do this complex rehabilitation. 

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.

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