Oro Valley

As a 100% employee-owned outpatient PT team, we provide the level of individualized and specialized care we would want ourselves. We believe the most important thing about life is how we move through it.

 

 

Services

  • General Physical Therapy

  • Balance Training & Fall Prevention

  • Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab

  • Concussion Rehab

  • Dry Needling

  • Neurologic Rehab

  • Parkinson’s Boxing Class

  • Pelvic Floor Therapy

  • Pre/Post Surgery Rehab

  • Sports Injury Rehab & Performance Training

  • Vestibular Imbalance

  • Workplace Injuries

  • & more

Contact us

12460 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.

Ste 140

Oro Valley, AZ 85755

phone: (520) 615-6573

fax: (520) 575-7014

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Hours

Monday – Friday

7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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Robert Klingman

Clinic Director - PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

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Robert Klingman

Clinic Director - PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Robert continues to serve as a faculty member and guest lecturer for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente Orthopaedic Residency Program, and he has served as a guest lecturer for the University of Arizona Medical School Orthopaedic Residency Program.

Robert has published articles that have appeared in such journals as Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy and The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy. In 2000, Robert was the winner of The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy & Ball Dynamics Award for Excellence in a Published Case Study. He has conducted several courses on topics such as hip/knee biomechanics, foot/ankle pathology, and manual therapy of the spine and shoulder. Robert has rehabilitated and trained both amateur and professional athletes. In his free time, Robert enjoys mountain biking, running and spending time with his family and friends. He resides in Oro Valley, AZ with his wife Karen, also a physical therapist, and their three sons, Noah, Matthew, and Drew.

Education
Residency: Graduate, Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program, Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles, CA
Master’s in Physical Therapy from Mt. St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, minor Physiology, from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Summa Cum Laude

Lisa Fierstein

PT, DPT, OCS

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Lisa Fierstein

PT, DPT, OCS

Lisa engages in regular continuing education and pursues opportunities to expand the breadth and finesse of her assessment and treatment abilities including to have sat for the OCS, certified specialist exam through the ABPTS (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties). She is also certified as a Mulligan practitioner (CMP). Lisa is a personal trainer (CPT) originally certified through the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) and a massage therapist (LMT) originally certified through the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork). Her holistic approach is head to toe and she is interested in the spectrum of human movement from injured to athlete. Lisa is originally from New Jersey and after living in California and South and North Carolina she is eager to see what Arizona has to offer her both professionally and personally.

Lisa attended University California San Diego where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in biology. She then her earned a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy at California State University, Long Beach and in 1998 began practicing as a licensed physical therapist. After practicing for 10 years she returned to school and earned a doctor of physical therapy degree at Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has lectured at CSULB and at Mount St Mary’s College she sponsored a doctoral thesis investigating the effect of Mulligan taping on lateral ankle sprains.

LeighAnne Donnelly

PT, DPT

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LeighAnne Donnelly

PT, DPT

LeighAnne was born and raised in Phoenix, AZ. She attended the University of Arizona and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. During this time, she worked as a PT technician in an outpatient orthopedic clinic and volunteered in U of A's adaptive fitness center for persons with disabilities. LeighAnne received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2019. She began her career with Movement for Life and has since become PWR! certified to work with patients who have Parkinson's Disease. Outside of work, LeighAnne enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, hiking, and reading.

Education

Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, Arizona

Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2019

 

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Bachelor of Science in May 2015

Rocio Flores

PT, DPT

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Rocio Flores

PT, DPT

Rocio knows that healing encompasses the physical, emotional, and mental aspect of the patient and makes it her point to target all facets of the patient’s experience. She creates an environment of listening and compassion coupled with a focused approach to solutions.

As an Arizona native, Rocio Flores, PT, DPT attended the University of Arizona earning a degree in Physiology with minors in both Chemistry and Spanish. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in 2012. Rocio has a strong passion for the UE and is working towards her Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) certification.

Her love and desire for physical therapy developed at a young age. After her father fell during construction work he brought Rocio to his physical therapy sessions and after months of therapy, it was there that she watched as he regained functional mobility of his elbow and hip and ultimately re-learned how to walk.

Through this experience she was able to realize the benefits of physical therapy and sought to be a part of the health care system that aids in the recovery of many. To this day, her father still states that if it were not for physical therapy, he would not have recovered as well as he did. Rocio enjoys living an active lifestyle. In her free time, Rocio enjoys running, watching movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie Karns

PTA

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Stephanie Karns

PTA

Joshua Smith

PTA

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Joshua Smith

PTA

In 2006, Josh graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater. He then moved to Washington, DC where he worked as a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.

As a personal trainer, he enjoyed helping clients of all ages improve their health and reach their fitness goals. Josh’s journey toward becoming a PTA at Athlon started as a patient. Personal experiences with injuries, surgeries, and chronic pain inspired him to become a PTA so he could help others experiencing injury and pain. He received his Occupational Associate Degree in the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Pima Medical Institute in 2013. As a PTA his areas of interest include orthopedics, pain neuroscience, and the treatment of chronic pain.

Josh is a native of Tucson, AZ. In his free time he is a guitar player and songwriter and enjoys performing with other local musicians.

Michelle Kline

Office Manager

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Michelle Kline

Office Manager

Michelle received her Bachelor of Hospitality and Tourism degree from Buffalo State College in Buffalo, New York. She then relocated to Tucson, Arizona in 2009 applying her skills to the hospitality industry working at a four diamond luxury resort in Tucson.

 

With her interests changing in hospitality, she was able to join Team Movement for Life as a front office support, and then later offered the Front Office Manager position. Her ability to learn quickly and be self sufficient, as well as her experience providing great customer service in hospitality, proved to be a seamless transition into providing the same great customer service into health care. In her free time, Michelle enjoys staying active and taking advantage of the many things Tucson has to offer.

Megan Bardach

PT, DPT

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Megan Bardach

PT, DPT

Megan was born and raised in Tucson, AZ and has now settled in Oro Valley, AZ with her husband and two dachshunds. At the University of Arizona, Megan completed her undergraduate degree in Physiology but also pursued a minor in Spanish to improve her bilingual skills and cultural competence. In 2021, she received a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University after attending the Phoenix Biomedical Campus with OT, PA, and MD students. Megan has significant experience in outpatient orthopedics but also has experience with inpatient rehabilitation after completing a clinical rotation at a skilled nursing facility. Megan has interests in all facets of outpatient orthopedics and especially enjoys working with adults and older adults to achieve an improved quality of life.

Education

Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, AZ
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2021


University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences, Physiology, May 2018
Minor: Spanish

Riley Simons

PT, DPT

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Riley Simons

PT, DPT

Riley grew up in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey where she lived most of her life. Riley then went on to attend Ithaca College where she completed their 6 year Physical Therapy program and In 2021, received her doctorate in Physical Therapy. Shortly after graduation, Riley made the move from New Jersey to Arizona with her family. Riley enjoys working with a wide range of patients, including patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions. In her down time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and skiing.

 

Education

Ithaca College, Ithaca, New York
Doctor of Physical Therapy, August 2021

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  • The therapists and staff have ALWAYS gone out of their way, every time, without exception, to make sure our dancers are thoroughly taken care of and treated with the utmost skill, generosity, and heart.
    Amy