Our North Central Phoenix team is well known for rehabbing performing arts athletes. With a hands-on approach, the therapists work with their patients to maximize their physical potential while performing advanced treatment techniques and injury prevention education. Our North Central Phoenix location is conveniently located at the intersection of E. Glendale Avenue and N. 7th Street and specializes in the following services:
“Itamar and everyone at Foothills Sports Medicine was so friendly and knowledgeable. They helped me tremendously. I am forever grateful.”
“I’ve had some injuries, but I didn’t want them to change my life. Itamar Stern at Foothills Sports Medicine showed me that my bike accident didn’t have to stop me. With his amazing help, it didn’t. Fast forward two years and he’s shown me that the shoulder I injured exercising, wasn’t a show stopper either, and his help isn’t limited to we folks over 60. When I’ve been at Foothills, I’ve seen young ballerinas and athletes; 30 somethings, tennis players and hikers; people recuperating from surgery. They’re all ages and the Foothills staff is also fantastic.
“My daughter has spent the last year and a half being treated by the wonderful Itamar Stern and his crack team. Her gymnastics career was saved by her therapy at Foothills after a major injury that prevents many gymnasts from ever competing again. Not only did my daughter recover, but she also recovered stronger, and she a full-ride gymnastics scholarship from an amazing college. The office is incredibly friendly, highly accommodating, and super convenient to visit. “
Education: University of Tel Aviv, School of Medicine
Itamar has over 35 years of experience in physical therapy and added a specialty in dance injuries to provide care for both recreational and professional dancers.
Education: University of Arizona, University of Southern California
Andrea is a 7-time Ironman finisher. She enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as a variety of outdoor activities.
Education: Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University
Joe has experience in orthopedics, balance and vestibular rehabilitation and is interested in further improving his manual therapy skills. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys hiking and plays soccer several days a week.
Education: Northern Arizona University
Danielle found her passion in physical therapy through competitive gymnastics. After retiring from gymnastics, her love of exercise and movement continued to grow. She believes in treating her patients with a holistic approach, working to improve their health and wellness.
Education: University of Louisville, University of Kentucky
Danielle has a special interest in sports-related injuries, post-operative rehab, and running/gait analysis. She strives to empower her patients to be great on and off the field, as well as in and out of the clinic. In her spare time, Danielle loves to cook, hike, play tennis, and work out on her Peloton. She has a chihuahua/yorkipoo mix, named Zoë, that was her best purchase on Craigslist.
Education: Maricopa Community College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University
As a former principal ballerina & aerialist, Chelsea spent her career both performing & analyzing complex movement patterns. As a physical therapist, she strives to bring that attention to detail to each patient in her care and is always ready to bring humor to any situation. Chelsea loves making her patients laugh and maintaining a progress-oriented mindset throughout their rehabilitation. She enjoys reading, puzzles, and outdoor sports activities in her free time.
Education: Franklin Pierce University, Arizona State University
Alex is a world championship, Irish dancer. During her 14 years of dancing, she was treated for a dance injury and was inspired to become a physical therapist. Alex was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Arizona School for the Arts where she learned to play the piano and violin (she still plays till this day!). She enjoys paddle boarding, cuddling with her pets, soccer #PhoenixRising and can most likely be found lifting something heavy in a gym.
Education: Cortiva Institute
Barbara treats her job as a labor of love. She particularly enjoys helping the retired population age with grace through education and physical exercise.
Education: Grand Canyon University
Bradley is currently the Athletic Trainer for Ballet Arizona, striving to allow dancers to maximize their physical potential while performing treatment and injury prevention.