Welcome to our innovative employee-owned physical therapy clinic, where we are passionate about empowering our patients to reach their full potential. Our expert therapists deliver personalized care that is tailored to your unique needs, helping you achieve your goals and live your best life. With our top rankings in patient satisfaction, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results.
General Physical Therapy
Balance Training & Fall Prevention
Blood Flow Restriction Therapy
Parkinson’s Boxing Class
Pelvic Floor Therapy
Pre/Post Surgery Rehab
Sports Injury Rehab & Performance Training
12460 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd.
Oro Valley, AZ 85755
phone: (520) 615-6573
fax: (520) 575-7014
Monday – Friday
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Clinic Director - PT, MPT, OCS, FAAOMPTRead Bio
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.
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
LeighAnne Donnelly Eakin
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LeighAnne Donnelly Eakin
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.
Northern Arizona University, Phoenix, Arizona
Doctor of Physical Therapy, December 2019
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Bachelor of Science in May 2015
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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
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I have a very painful arm and shoulder that has steadily gotten worse in the last few weeks. Having been to Movement for Life twice before in years past when it was Athlon Physical Therapy, I requested physical therapy from them through a doctor. The experience is already very helpful. The therapists are very knowledgeable, kind, insightful, and professional. Although we are presently awaiting the results of an MRI that they suggested I get, they have helped my mobility and pain in the meantime and given me helpful things to do at home to further assist my pain and mobility. Whatever the diagnosis, they have helped me each time. The 1st problem was falling due to vertigo, the second series of visits was for something pulled in my hip from lifting something too heavy from a sitting position without the assistance of my hands. Both outcomes of those two series of visits was successful recovery. I can enthusiastically recommend Movement for Life for a positive experience/healing.Cate
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