Physical Therapy in Arizona

Physical Therapy is the treatment of physical dysfunction or injury by the use of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy and the application of modalities, intended to restore or facilitate normal function or development. At Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, we pride ourselves in our hands-on therapy approach that provides our patients with the exercises and support to heal and regain mobility. Through various services and different tactics, we are able to take on all types of injuries and ailments. Our Foothills physical therapists in AZ will provide powerful training tools and results-driven treatment plans that will get you back to your active lifestyle.

Our experienced and licensed physical therapists are dedicated to providing professional athletes, active individuals, and anyone with injuries the highest quality of therapy in order to help them reach their fitness and activity goals.

Below is a list of common reasons patients require physical therapy. If your specific muscle or joint issue is not listed, we can still help you. Please contact us to schedule a Free Rapid Recovery® Injury Assessment today.



  • Acute Injury or Pain

Immediate pain indicative of damage to the joint, muscles and/or soft tissue.

  • Chronic Injury and Pain

Pain in the joint, muscles or soft tissue lasting beyond the expected recovery time, typically greater than 2-3 months.

  • Back and Neck Stabilization Programs

Therapeutic exercises designed to strengthen the smaller muscles along the spine to help protect and maintain your spine’s alignment.

  • Pre-Surgical Rehabilitation

Treatment program designed and performed prior to surgery to prepare the affected area and improve the outcome of the surgery.

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Treatment performed following surgery to help restore full mobility and strength for return to full prior activity level.

  • Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction limiting one’s ability to perform or participate in their sport.

  • Running Injuries

Musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction that has occurred as a result of running, including overtraining and biomechanical issues.

  • Work-Related Injuries

Pain and dysfunction that is a result of work activities, including repetitive or prolonged activities or sustained postures, and can affect a person’s ability to perform work tasks.

  • Auto Accident Injuries

Pain in the joint, muscles or soft tissue as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

  • Biomechanical Analysis

Comprehensive evaluation of postural alignment.

  • Overuse Injuries (Tendonitis/Tendonosis)

Acute or chronic inflammation of a tendon resulting from increased or repetitive stress.

  • TMJ

Pain and dysfunction of the tempormandibular joint affecting one’s ability to open /close the mouth, as with chewing and eating.

  • Myofascial/Trigger Point Release Therapy

Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Our staff specializes and has over 30 years of experience in the treatment and care of these soft tissue disorders. We utilize multiple treatment approaches consisting of ASTM (Gua Sha), Myofascial Release, Active Release Techniques, Strain-Counterstrain and deep tissue massage.

  • ACL Reconstruction

A surgical procedure performed to replace a completely torn anterior cruciate ligament of the knee.

  • Achilles Tendon Repair

A surgical procedure performed to repair an Achilles tendon rupture (complete tear).

  • Sprains and Strains of All Joints

A sprain occurs when there is a stretch or tear in one or more ligaments, slightly elastic bands of tissue that keep the bones in place while permitting movement at a joint. A strain is an injury to a tendon or muscle resulting from overuse or trauma. Symptoms include mild to severe pain in the affected joint that worsens with movement or application of pressure; swelling, redness, or bruising around the affected joint; and, in severe cases, loss of mobility in the affected joint.

  • Arthritis

Degenerative changes that occur in the bone or joint.

  • Osteoporosis

Bone density loss, primarily seen in older females, which makes these females more susceptible to fractures.

  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

Anterior knee pain that is a result of poor tracking of the patella (knee cap); pain is associated with prolonged sitting and descending stairs.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

Inflammation and pain of the think tissue at the bottom of the foot; most common symptom is pain with initial few steps in the morning.

  • Total Joint Replacements

Surgical procedure performed on degenerative joint to help alleviate pain and improve function, commonly seen in the knee, hip and shoulder.

  • Shoulder Dysfunctions

Pain in the joint, muscles or soft tissue of the shoulder affecting one’s ability to perform daily functional movements. This includes disorders of the rotator cuff.