Meet The Peoria Team

Ian Hover Physical Therapist in Peoria, AZ

Ian Hover PT, OCT, MTC

Ian became a physical therapist in 2003. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. After spending the first year and a half of his Career in Atlanta, GA, he became a traveling physical therapist spending time in various states working for clinics on a contract basis. Ian honed his hands-on treatment and obtained his manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine in 2005.

In 2010, after successfully passing a rigorous written examination, Ian became 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.

  • 20 years experience
  • OCS Orthopedic Rehabilitation Certified
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Dry Needling
  • Cupping
Robert Oakeson PT Top Geriatric Physical Therapist in Peoria Arizona

Robert Oakeson PT

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 and his wife enjoy hiking, tennis, golf and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

  • Over 35 years of Experience
  • Vestibular and Balance
  • Geriatric Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Arthritis and Spinal Pain Therapy
  • Hands-On Manual Therapist
Collin Hittle DPT Neurological Physical Therapist in Peoria AZ

Collin Hittle, PT, DPT, CSCS

Collin graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota in 2011 with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Originally from South Dakota, he has been practicing physical therapy in Arizona since he graduated. Collin became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) that he incorporates into his patient care. He specializes in orthopedics, weight training, sport rehabilitation, and balance and neurological conditions.

In his spare time, Collin enjoys doing CrossFit, weightlifting, running, watching football, and being active outdoors. He spends most of time with his dog, Max and his niece and nephew.

  • Over 11 years Experience
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Balance and Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic and Post-op Specialist
Marissa Desjardins Physical Therapist in Peoria Arizona for back pain

Marrisa Desjardins, PT

Marissa graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Recreational Therapy from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Her desire to learn more about helping people with their mobility caused her to pursue a doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2004. Marissa is also trained in the following areas: kinesiotape to increase stability and promote normalized movement, as well as decrease pain and localized swelling, cupping, and electric stimulation.

In her spare time, Marissa loves traveling with family and friends. She is an avid sports fan for favorite teams Vikings, Cardinals and Coyote’s. She is a volunteer for Valley Big Brother’s Big Sisters and the Adaptive Water Sports Program. Marissa loves her job and looks forward to helping you be a better you.

  • Over 15 years Experience
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Movement Specialist
  • Spine and Joint Rehabilitation
  • Cupping and Hands-on Therapy
Stacy Lynch PTA best aquatic Physical Therapy in Peoria AZ

Stacy Lynch, PTA, Aq, GAq

Stacy graduated from McLennan Community College in Waco, Texas–getting his Associate of Arts and an Associate of Applied Science in the Physical Therapist Assistant program. He has also been a Certified Personal Trainer through the Texas Board of Physical Therapy since 2000. Stacy was the Organizing Chair for the 5th International Conference on Evidence Based Aquatic Therapy (ICEBAT US) in Las Vegas, NV 2018.

Stacy has taken over 500 hours of continuing education in aquatic specialization. He has received certifications in Halliwick® Aquatic Therapy/Water Specific Therapy® (HAT/WST), The Bad Ragaz Ring Method® (BRRM), and Clinical Ai Chi® (CAC) through the International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (IATF). He became one of the first Aquaticists in America, and one the first Geriatric Aquaticist (GAq) in the world in 2013 through Aquatic Therapy University. Stacy joined Oakeson Physical Therapy as head aquatic therapist, and to share his expertise with our patients and community.

In his spare time, Stacy enjoys spending time with his wife and playing with his young son and daughter.

  • Most prominent aqua therapists in the country
  • Halliwick Aquatic Therapy Certified
  • The Bad Ragaz Ring Method Certified (BRRM)
  • Clinical Ai Chi (CAC)
  • International Aquatic Therapy Faculty (IATF)
  • Geriatric Aquatic Therapy 
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