Clinic Spotlight: Foothills Sun City


The Foothills Sports Medicine Sun City physical therapy location is in the West Valley in Surprise. We are conveniently located on Grand Avenue, just west of Litchfield Road and serve the communities of Surprise, Sun City, Sun City West, Sun City Grand, El Mirage, Waddell, Peoria, Wittman, and Wickenburg.

We are a newly remodeled clinic, sized at 3,400 square feet. Our smaller size allows us to provide a more personal rehabilitation experience. From the first call to each visit thereafter, and through the course of your program, you can expect courteous, professional, and prompt treatment at our office. Our experienced front office representatives will thoroughly explain your benefits in easy-to-understand terms. We will schedule your first visit within 24-48 hours, and many times offer same day appointments.

Foothills Sun City is staffed with experienced, knowledgeable clinical staff including three physical therapists, one physical therapist assistant, and five physical therapy technicians. Our physical therapists hold a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and offer many specialty treatments to better serve the varied needs of our patients. Each of our physical therapy technicians holds at least a Bachelor’s Degree in the fields of Exercise Science or Health and Wellness, providing close and experienced instruction during exercise programs.

Our physical therapists will evaluate and create an individualized treatment plan tailored to the unique needs of each patient and treat many conditions including but not limited to all orthopedic diagnoses, TMJ dysfunction, vertigo/vestibular disorders, all joint replacement surgeries, complex conditions of the spine, chronic pain, headaches, myofascial pain, and complex neuromuscular disorders.

Meet Our Staff:

Jim Kester PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic: Clinic Owner/Director with 23 total years of experience. Specializing in spinal manipulation, peripheral joint manipulation, and trigger point dry needling. ASTYM certified.

Max Mangabat PT, DPT: Graduate of Franklin Pierce University. Specializing in dynamic and static cupping techniques and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization).

Joshua Niesen PT, DPT: Graduate of Franklin Pierce University. Certified provider of LSVT Big and Rock Steady Boxing programs for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease.

Heather Goff PTA: 27 years of experience in outpatient orthopedics and treatment of neuromuscular disorders.

If the Sun City location isn’t convenient to work or home, we have plenty of other locations to choose from. Come visit us at one of our Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy locations throughout the Phoenix Valley!


Jim Kester

PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN | Owner of the Sun City Location