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Orthopedic Sports Medicine

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

Experienced medical providers will uncover the source of your pain

In-office procedures that reduce your pain and speed up your recovery

deliver fast and powerful relief for your sore muscles and joints

On-Site Imaging

Woman getting a diagnostic ultrasound imaging of her shoulder pain by a provider at modern physical therapy

diagnoses your muscle and ligament injuries with MRI-like accuracy

diagnoses arthritis and fractures in seconds

Hands-On Physical Therapy

Hands on massage and physical therapy for a woman with shoulder pain in mesa arizona

skilled hands on muscle work to help release tight and locked muscles

safely build back strength and flexibility with guided exercises from a experienced physical therapist

Improves circulation and speeds up the recovery process 

Why choose us Before Seeing a surgeon?

Conditions We Treat

Knee Pain

Hip Pain

Shoulder Pain

Elbow Pain

Foot & Ankle Pain

Lower Back Pain

Upper Back Pain

Hand & Wrist Pain

What Our Patients Are Saying

"This office did amazing work with my shoulder and it was very convenient that they had everything in-house so I didn't have to go anywhere else."

-Katherine (Tempe, AZ)

5/5

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

-Bill (Chandler, AZ)

5/5

What Our Patients Are Saying

"This office did amazing work with my shoulder and it was very convenient that they had everything in-house so I didn't have to go anywhere else."

-Katherine (Tempe, AZ)

5/5

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

-Bill (Chandler, AZ)

5/5

Insurances We Accept

We are In-network with most insurance plans, call to verify your coverage.

Request An Appointment

To begin your road to recovery call (480) 306-6627 or complete the form below and someone from our team will contact you shortly.

Knee - Conditions We Treat

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

Poor mechanics of the foot and ankle can cause compensations of the knee joint. Muscle imbalances can pull the knee cap out of alignment and cause rubbing against the thighbone. Clicking and difficulty squatting are common symptoms of patella dysfunction.

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

Over time, knee joints lose lubricating fluid that protects the joints from rubbing together.  As the joint dries out, friction causes cartilage to wear away and the bones to rub together. Chronic inflammation, swelling and pain occurs for hundreds of thousands of people each year who experience this painful condition. 

Hip and Pelvis - Conditions We Treat

Hip Osteoarthritis

The cartilage in between the joints of the hip can wear away over time forcing the bones to rub together. As the hip loses its lubricating liquid, painful friction develops within the joint and swelling and stiffness occur. Range of motion becomes significantly limited and walking can become difficult. Our sports medicine physicians have tools to rehydrate and rejuvenate dry and arthritic joints and turn back the clock on your hips. 

Hip Flexor Tendonitis

Sitting for extended periods of time can shorten the psoas muscles on the front of the low back. Clicking of the hips, low back stiffness and pain while squatting are common signs of hip flexor pathology.  

IT Band Syndrome

Poor mechanics of the ankle, knee and hips can cause the muscles of the outer thigh to tighten up and spasm. Many individuals who run or exercise with poor mechanics can deal with the sharp pains on the outside of the knee and hips. 

Shoulder - Conditions We Treat

Shoulder Bursitis

When the protective cushion within our shoulder called a Bursa becomes inflamed, swelling and pinching of nearby muscles and nerves can cause shoulder pain that worsens while lifting overhead 

Rotator Cuff Tears

Tears to the muscles that support the shoulders can lead to instability and muscle spasms around the area. Most tears do not require surgery and a full recovery is possible with the right care. 

Muscle Strains

Poor posture and mechanics of the shoulder cause constant stress to the muscles of the shoulders. Painful scar tissue and toxins can build up within the muscles the shoulder, limiting range of motion and causing chronic inflammation. 

Shoulder Athritis

Over time, shoulder joints lose lubricating fluid that protects the joints from rubbing together.  As the joint dries out, friction causes cartilage to wear away and bones to rub together. Chronic inflammation, swelling and pain occurs for hundreds of thousands of people each year who experience this painful condition. 

Elbow - Conditions We Treat

Elbow Arthritis

The cartilage in between the joints of the elbow can wear away over time forcing the bones to rub together. As the elbow loses it’s lubricating liquid, painful friction develops within the joint and swelling and stiffness occur. Range of motion becomes significantly limited and walking can become difficult. Our sports medicine physicians have tools to rehydrate and rejuvenate dry and arthritic joints and turn back the clock on your elbows.

Medial and Lateral Epicondylitis

Individuals struggling with pinpoint pain on the outer or inner portion of the elbow often have a condition known as epicondylitis. The attachment point of the forearm muscles to the elbow is a common site for inflammation to develop. Our staff can reduce inflammation, break up scar tissue and improve elbow mechanics to get you back to enjoying your active lifestyle.

Foot and Ankle - Conditions We Treat

Ankle Sprains

Injuries can overstretch the ligaments and tendons of the ankle and cause instability and pain. Our clinicians use diagnostic ultrasound to identify damage and develop specific rehab plans to get you a full a speedy recovery.

Plantar Fasciitis

Injuries and damage to the fascia on the bottom of the foot can lead to chronic inflammation and pain. Many feel pinpoint pain at the base of the heel that is aggravated during exercise. Our therapists break up scar tissue and improve foot and ankle mechanics to get you lasting relief.  

Ankle Arthritis

The cartilage in between the joints of the ankle can wear away over time forcing the bones to rub together. As the ankle loses its lubricating liquid, painful friction develops within the joint and swelling and stiffness occur. Range of motion becomes significantly limited and walking can become difficult. Our sports medicine physicians have tools to rehydrate and rejuvenate dry and arthritic joints and turn back the clock on your feet and ankles. 

Lower Back Pain - Conditions We Treat

Sciatica

Mechanical problems and instability of the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints cause pressure and irritation of the sciatic nerve that can lead to symptoms such as numbness, pain and tingling that radiates down the back of the leg.

Herniated 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.

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

Many people who frequently feel “uneven hips” or experience pain after walking have problems with their sacroiliac joints. Instability to the ligaments that support these ligaments can cause muscles to become overworked and spasms, leaving many people to always feel stiffness and soreness in their lower back.

Spinal Arthritis

Degeneration to the cartilage within the joints of the spine can cause bones to rub together and lead to pain that is focused in the lower back.

Pulled Muscles and Strains

Trauma or “moving the wrong way” can flare up painful muscle spasms in your lower back. 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. 

Upper Back Pain - Conditions We Treat

Bulging Disc

Trauma or degeneration cause cracks or tears to the weak spots in the discs of the cervical spine. The inner jelly like material can “bulge” out and put pressure on nearby nerves. Symptoms can include but are not limited to: 

  • Radiating pain or numbness that runs down the arms and fingers 
  • Headaches 
  • Pain that travels down into the shoulder blades
  • Pinching sensations in neck 

Spinal Arthritis

Degeneration to the cartilage within the joints of the cervical spine can cause bones to rub together and lead to pain that is focused in the neck. 

Muscle Stiffness and Pain

Hours every day hunched over at a desk with poor posture can take its toll on the muscles of the neck and upper back. Chronic tightness and stiffness can occur as scar tissue develops within the muscles.  

Wrist and Hand- Conditions We Treat

Sprained Wrist

Injuries to the ligaments of your wrist and hand can affect man common activities you do every day:
  • Difficulty Pushing Weight During Exercise
  • Trouble Opening Doorknobs and Turning Keys
  • Pain During Typing

We have treatments that can help speed up your recovery time and build back your strength

 

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Trapped Nerves in your wrist can lead to feelings of numbness and tingling in your hands and fingers that affect many common activites:
  • Fingers frequently fall asleep at night
  • Pain during typing
  • Weakness during exercise
Our providers have a variety of tools to help decompress your nerve and restore sensation to your hands and fingers

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

Chandler Office -
Hours & Location

Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Mesa Office -
Hours & Location

Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Gilbert Office -
Hours & Location

Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Sun lakes Office -
Hours & Location

Monday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Peoria Office
- Hours & Location

Monday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed