East Valley


Hours Mon-Fri: 6:30am-7pm | Sat: As needed

Location 325 W Elliot Rd. Suite 104, Tempe, AZ 85284

Phone 480.756.8617

Fax 480.820.9909

With an open layout, our Tempe location offers an energetic and inviting vibe. From the moment you walk in, you’ll feel like you are part of the Foothills family. Carlos and his team of therapists provide the highest quality care and create individualized physical therapy programs to get you back to doing what you love. Conveniently located near the intersection of Kyrene Road and Elliot Road, our Tempe center specializes in the following services:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Rapid Recovery® Injury Assessment
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Rapid Referral®
  • Endurance Physical Therapy
  • Spine Specialty
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • FAST® (Foothills Acceleration & Sports Training)

Accepted Insurance

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  • All Workers' Compensation
  • Alliance HealthCard
  • American PPO
  • Arizona Foundation For Medical Care
  • Arizona Medical Network (AMN)
  • Assurant
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Plans
  • ChoiceCare Humana/EHI
  • Cigna Medicare
  • ClarisPointe
  • Cofinity
  • Comprehensive Medical And Dental Programs
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems
  • First Health (Coventry/CNN)
  • Fortified Provider Network (FPN)
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Global Medical Management
  • Health Choice (AHCCCS)
  • Health Management Network (HMN)
  • Health Net Ambetter
  • Health Net (AHCCCS)
  • Health Net (HMO/PPO Plans)
  • Health Net Plus
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Independent Medical Systems
  • Integra Group
  • Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Replacement Plans
  • Mercy Care (AHCCCS)
  • MultiPlan
  • National Choicecare, Inc. (NCC PPO)
  • National Preferred Provider Network
  • Optum HealthAllies
  • Premier Provider Network
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Provider Select, Inc.
  • Rockport Healthcare Group, Inc.
  • Rural Arizona Network (RAN)
  • Secure Horizons
  • Southwest Carpenters Trust
  • The Reny Co.
  • Three Rivers Provider Network (TRPN)
  • TriCare West Region
  • TriWest
  • UHC Community Plan (AHCCCS)
  • Union Pacific RR
  • United Healthcare

Our Team

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Carlos Rivas


Education Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University

Carlos has experience in orthopedics, post-operative rehabilitation, geriatrics, home health, outpatient neurology, aquatic therapy, and burn patients.

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Melanie McDonald


Education Bowdoin College, University of Delaware

Melanie has been practicing in the Valley since 1997, primarily in Sports and Outpatient Orthopedics, with more recent areas of interest including Balance and Vestibular Rehab, and Parkinson’s treatment.  She is married with 3 children, and is active in supporting their endeavors.

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Lindsey Fonacier


Education San Diego State University, University of St. Augustine

She continually strives to refine her skills and has endeavors in further post-graduate studies including becoming a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist.

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Elijah Chiang


Education Claremont McKenna College, Washington University in St. Louis

Elijah has his background in Movement System Impairments and is always sharpening his skills as a movement specialist.

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Kevin Kleisler


Education Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University

Kevin is an avid hiker, backpacker, and overall nature enthusiast who is always trying to improve his skills and broaden his list of specialties.