Tanque Verde

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.

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 a board certification in the specialty of orthopaedics (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 orthopaedic residency for licensed physical therapists seeking advanced clinical practice with Team Movement for Life, & The University of Southern California.

Dr. Tvedt has over 13 years clinical experience in the outpatient realm, and is the clinic director of Movement For Life’s Ft. Lowell, and Tanque Verde locations treating patients ranging from weekend warriors to Major League Baseball, Mixed Martial Arts, ballet dancers, golfers, football, tennis and volleyball players, Ages 1-95. He holds an adjunct faculty position with Northern Arizona University’s Department of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training. Dr. Tvedt 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 New Centurions, and as a charter member of the Arizona Bowl Committee and Medical Services Director. Dr. Tvedt was honored in 2016 with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber’s Top 40 Under 40 distinction for professionals serving the greater Tucson region, and The 2020 Arizona Bowl Volunteer of the year. However, his favorite job is being a father to his 3 wonderful boys.

Education

University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA

Doctor of Physical Therapy


California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, CA

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology with a minor in Psychology

Kristy Loizeaux

PTA

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Kristy Loizeaux

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 7 different countries. She returned to AZ in 2018 after living in Texas and Alaska while raising her family. Kristy has been a competitive runner and athlete from a young age and currently enjoys cycling, running and triathlons as well as riding her horse. 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.

Anna Stutz

PT, DPT

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Anna Stutz

PT, DPT

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Daniel Musselwhite

PT, DPT, ATC

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Daniel Musselwhite

PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Daniel Musselwhite’s interest in sports and orthopedics began at a young age while participating in baseball, swimming, and recreational frisbee. After an injury in high school that sent him to physical therapy, he became interested in the field. With a passion for sports and for helping people, a new career pursuit began.

As a Division 1 scholarship swimmer at the University of Evansville in Indiana, he earned his degree in Athletic Training in combination with many athletic achievements. In 2014, Daniel began his graduate work at the top-ranked physical therapy division at Washington University of St. Louis in order to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree to accompany his Athletic Training Certification. While in the program he gained valuable experiences in acute care, in-patient, neurological physical therapy, and outpatient practice. Following graduation, Dr. Musselwhite began his clinical practice in Tucson, Arizona at Athlon Physical Therapy.

While continuing to pursue clinical exploits, Daniel completed his Impact Trained Physical Therapist Certification (ITPT) in 2018, which is a specialty certification for physical therapists to manage patients with a concussion from adolescence to late adulthood. He also earned post-doctoral clinical certification on the topic of Pelvic Health through the American Physical Therapy Association’s Certificate Achievement in Physical Therapy- Pelvic (CAPP - Pelvic) level 1 in 2019.  Dr. Musselwhite continues to pursue further education and certification in pelvic floor dysfunctions within his clinical practice, in order to best aid the community in managing a common issue that is vastly under-served and often goes untreated. Currently, he serves on the Clinical Development Committee as a representative of the Tucson Region for the National Award-Winning Team Movement for Life. TMFL guides the excellence in clinical practice of over 100 active physical therapists/physical therapist assistants across the nation through continuing education and ensuring high levels of research on clinical decision-making. Daniel remains an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is a member of the Special Interest Group for Pelvic Health. He is also certified in Dry Needling.

His current interests in physical therapy include Student athletics, concussions, orthopedics, pelvic floor dysfunction, as well as recreational athletics. 

Outside of the clinic, Daniel likes to participate in Cross Fit, hiking, and consuming copious amounts of good coffee. 

Education
Washington University in St. Louis – School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri
Doctor of Physical Therapy, May 2017

University of Evansville, Evansville, Indiana
Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, May 2014

Lynn Carlson

PT

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Lynn Carlson

PT

Lynn was raised in a small town, in northwest, North Dakota, playing every sport, with a focus on baseball. He then went on to Texas Lutheran College and earned a BS degree in Biology. He obtained his physical therapy degree from Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN. After graduation, he went to Tucson and was the first physical therapist to work with athletic trainers at McKale Center, University of Arizona. Lynn started a private practice, with multiple locations in Tucson and ran it successfully for 10 years. Lynn has many years of experience treating patients with orthopedic problems. In his spare time he loves to work on cars, turning wrenches, with his 3 children and now one grandson.

 

Education

Mayo Clinic

Certificate in Physical Therapy

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  • Maria
    A little over a year ago my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson's. She is 83. I started taking her to movement for life and she has been able to maintain the mobility she still has. I credit Lukas and his staff. The staff is attentive and knowledgeable and care is excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone
  • Carol
    Lukas is the best. He assessed my 'after stem cell procedure' strengths and weaknesses very quickly. He found other weak areas that I needed to work on. Treatments and exercises really helped me. Exercises continued to be more challenging as I went along, which I very much appreciated.Everyone is friendly, encouraging, and welcoming. I graduated at the end of March 2023 and continue to use the tips and exercises recommended. I couldn't have succeeded with the stem cell procedure without their expert help. Thank you everyone!
  • Karen
    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.