Tanque Verde

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

  • Cardiopulmonary Rehab

  • Concussion Rehab

  • IASTM

  • Parkinson's Disease Program

 

  • Pre/Post Surgery Rehab

  • Sports Injury Rehab & Performance Training

  • Vestibular Imbalance

  • Workplace Injuries

  • & more

Contact us

7483 E. Tanque Verde Road

Tucson, AZ 85715

phone: (520) 207-7220

fax: (520) 207-7109

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Hours

Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Wednesday & Friday

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

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Lukas Tvedt

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

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Lukas Tvedt

Clinic Director - PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Tvedt received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, in San Luis Obispo, CA. His Doctor of Physical Therapy degree was from the #1 rated Physical Therapy program in the US, at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. As a licensed physical therapist Dr. Tvedt graduated from an American Physical Therapy Association accredited Orthopaedic Clinical Residency, and has earned board certification in the specialty of orthopedics (OCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. He continues to be an active member of The American Physical Therapy Association and APTA’s Orthopaedic Section. While attending Cal Poly, SLO, Lukas conducted independent published research. It was on the topic of Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy titled, “Clinical Effectiveness of Monochromatic Infrared Energy and Therapeutic Exercises on Balance, Gait, & Protective Sensation in Patients with Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy.” He also assisted research in the Motor Behavior/Learning Lab at USC.

Dr. Tvedt continues to instruct other clinicians locally and nationally on the topics of manual therapy for the spine & sacroiliac joint, as well as the hip/lower extremity. Lukas developed an anatomy & physiology-based curriculum utilized internationally by a renowned Pilates organization for certification of its instructors. He currently serves as a clinical mentor within an APTA accredited orthopedic residency for licensed physical therapists seeking advanced clinical practice with Team Movement for Life, & The University of Southern California.  Dr. Tvedt has over 10 years of clinical experience in the outpatient realm, and is the clinic director of Athlon Physical Therapy at Ft. Lowell treating athletes ranging from weekend warriors to Major League Baseball, Mixed Martial Arts, ballet dancers, golfers, football, tennis and volleyball players. He holds an adjunct faculty position with Northern Arizona University’s Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. He also sits on the Clinical Advisory Board for NAU’s entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, which is in place to further support their mission and continue efforts to enhance clinical education for tomorrow’s leading clinicians.

Outside the clinic, Lukas serves to raise money for local charities as a member of the Fiesta Bowl Committee, and as a charter member of the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl Committee. Dr. Tvedt was honored in 2016 with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber’s Top 40 Under 40 distinction for professionals serving the greater Tucson region. Lukas and his wife Mandy, along with their three sons Miles, Nolan, and Wyatt, enjoy traveling, and spending time with family and friends. 

Education
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Southern California

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology
California Polytechnic State University

Kristine Estrada

PTA

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Kristine Estrada

PTA

Kristy went to school at the University of Alaska Anchorage, being one of twelve selected into their competitive Physical Therapist Assistant program. It was during her clinical rotations that she found her passion for manual techniques and rehabilitating patients with orthopedic pathologies. It is her desire to enrich the community by helping people achieve their optimum health through physical therapy. Kristy grew up as a military brat and has travelled to all 50 states as well as 6 different countries. She and her husband met right out of high school in Tucson, AZ and left for 13yrs for his military career. They recently moved back to make Tucson their forever home with their 3 children. Kristy has been a competitive runner and athlete from a young age and currently enjoys cycling, running and triathlons. She loves everything outdoors, sunny and warm! 

Education
University of Alaska Anchorage
Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant, Magna Cum Laude, December 2018

Diana Doherty

Front Office Administrator

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Diana Doherty

Front Office Administrator

Moved from Louisiana in 1998. Fell in love with the many outdoor activities Tucson had to offer and decided to make it home. My biggest joys in life are spending time with my family and watching sports; especially the Dallas Cowboys! I previously was an office manager for Debra Walter, M.D. for 19 years. My most rewarding experience came from being a part of the patients’ care. Each one became like family to me and knew that whatever needs they had, I would go above and beyond to help. In my spare time, I also enjoy photography, reading, and cooking.

Hailey Dukart

Front Office Manager

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Hailey Dukart

Front Office Manager

Bio coming soon!

Samantha Walraven

PTA

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Samantha Walraven

PTA

Samantha Walraven has been a part of the team for over 7 years and continues to enjoy working with the orthopedic population. Outside of the clinic, Samantha is a personal trainer and a nutrition coach and works with local gyms to help clients to achieve overall function and health goals. She and her husband love to travel, camp, off-road, and explore the great out doors.

Anna Stutz

PT, DPT

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Anna Stutz

PT, DPT

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  • M4L team is amazing, starting at the front desk with Diane. The PT and PTA’s all work together providing excellent patient care! I did not dread going to PT but enjoyed it.
    Karen