“ABOUT THE DOCTORS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY”

“We Help Active Adults 30+ Return To Active Lifestyles Without Using Painkillers or Surgery”

What Makes Us Different?

Is being able to keep active without physical pain or limitation important to you? Is it also important to be able to stay active without needing drugs or surgery?

Physical therapy has come a long way in the last 20 years. While in the past, there was a lot of focus on rehabilitation after surgery, doctors of physical therapy are now experts in diagnosis and can treat a variety of conditions without needing drugs or resorting to surgery. 

If you’re looking for a Scottsdale physical therapist who specializes in accurate diagnosis of the root cause of your pain, you’ve found them. Most medicine focuses on symptom management, just taking the pain away temporarily. This can result in needing surgery down the road.

If you love being able to keep active, you know that when you can’t be active it can affect your life in many different ways. Keeping active has many benefits including: 

  • Keeps you young.
  • Helps you manage your stress and mood.
  • Helps you get a better night’s sleep.
  • Keeps you sane!
  • And helps you enjoy the life you want, without physical limitation.

At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we focus on goals that matter to our clients. Want to hike the grand canyon? Water ski? Lift weights? We can help you get there. 


Our goal at DPT is to help our clients return to active lifestyles without painkillers or surgery.  A consultation with our Scottsdale physical therapists helps people discover the root cause of their pain. We then explain it to them in ways they can understand, and we develop a plan to get them back to the things that matter most. This is our method for helping our clients live long lives filled with quality years and experiences.

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Your Path Back To Your Active Lifestyle

Our approach is unlike any other. While many providers focus on one area, a joint, a muscle, a ligament, our Scottsdale physical therapists will take a whole body therapy approach to your case. We take everything into account when diagnosing what the root cause of your limitations are, and what to do about them. This is the “PHIX” approach.

There are 3 things that are necessary, in order to get you from the sidelines, back into an active life. 

PHIX Component #1

Accurate diagnosis of the ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Where your symptoms are, is often the result of a deeper problem. You will be amazed at learning how powerful treating the root cause can be. Not only will your pain go away, but you may find yourself feeling stronger than you have felt in years. Many clients are not surprised to find out that an injury that they had years ago has contributed to their issue.

Here’s the best part: Even if that injury is years in the past, we can still develop a plan to get it corrected. 

PHIX Component #2

A comprehensive STRATEGY to get you from point A to point B (Point B is your goal lifestyle). There are many pieces to an injury. Tight muscles, sprained ligaments, weakness, stiff joints…There is no one size fits all, and a strategy is needed to address each individual component of your condition, while fixing the root cause. 

PHIX Component #3

We take frequent measurements. After all, the proof is in the pudding. Our measurements allow us to determine how you are responding to treatment. This is more than just a “Hey, are you feeling better, or worse? Scale of 1-10?” situation. We are taking real measurements of your range of motion, strength, and movement patterns on a regular basis. Because our approach is a STRATEGY, when our measurements are not meeting expectations it allows us to figure out why & change direction.

The Truth

The truth is, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with quick-fixes. This has led to short-sighted medicinal solutions to pain, that simply fail to address the root cause of the issue. 

There are enough people out there who are ok with taking pills, or waiting until surgery, that doctors and insurance companies have shifted towards this model. As a result, it’s difficult for active people who want real solutions to find good help. If you’re trying to find a doctor that cares about you living life to the fullest, rather than just managing your pain, look no further.

Our Scottsdale physical therapists stand firmly for addressing the root cause of an issue, and treating the whole body as a system, rather than hundreds of individual parts. The solutions we provide are lasting, adding YEARS to a healthy active lifestyle where clients can continue doing what they love.

If you would like to know about our availability to work with you, and what it costs, please click the button below and fill out the form on the next page.

Click To Ask About Cost And Availability

“ABOUT THE DOCTORS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY”

“We Help Active Adults 30+ Return To Active Lifestyles Without Using Painkillers or Surgery”

What Makes Us Different?

Is being able to keep active without physical pain or limitation important to you? Is it also important to be able to stay active without needing drugs or surgery?

Physical therapy has come a long way in the last 20 years. While in the past, there was a lot of focus on rehabilitation after surgery, doctors of physical therapy are now experts in diagnosis and can treat a variety of conditions without needing drugs or resorting to surgery. 

If you’re looking for a Scottsdale physical therapist who specializes in accurate diagnosis of the root cause of your pain, you’ve found them. Most medicine focuses on symptom management, just taking the pain away temporarily. This can result in needing surgery down the road.

If you love being able to keep active, you know that when you can’t be active it can affect your life in many different ways. Keeping active has many benefits including: 

  • Keeps you young.
  • Helps you manage your stress and mood.
  • Helps you get a better night’s sleep.
  • Keeps you sane!
  • And helps you enjoy the life you want, without physical limitation.

At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we focus on goals that matter to our clients. Want to hike the grand canyon? Water ski? Lift weights? We can help you get there. 


Our goal at DPT is to help our clients return to active lifestyles without painkillers or surgery.  A consultation with our Scottsdale physical therapists helps people discover the root cause of their pain. We then explain it to them in ways they can understand, and we develop a plan to get them back to the things that matter most. This is our method for helping our clients live long lives filled with quality years and experiences.

Click Play To Discover How You Can Reclaim Your Active Lifestyle, Just Like Katherine

Click Here To Apply For A Discovery Visit

Your Path Back To Your Active Lifestyle

Our approach is unlike any other. While many providers focus on one area, a joint, a muscle, a ligament, our Scottsdale physical therapists will take a whole body therapy approach to your case. We take everything into account when diagnosing what the root cause of your limitations are, and what to do about them. This is the “PHIX” approach.

There are 3 things that are necessary, in order to get you from the sidelines, back into an active life. 

PHIX Component #1

Accurate diagnosis of the ROOT CAUSE of your pain. Where your symptoms are, is often the result of a deeper problem. You will be amazed at learning how powerful treating the root cause can be. Not only will your pain go away, but you may find yourself feeling stronger than you have felt in years. Many clients are not surprised to find out that an injury that they had years ago has contributed to their issue.

Here’s the best part: Even if that injury is years in the past, we can still develop a plan to get it corrected. 

PHIX Component #2

A comprehensive STRATEGY to get you from point A to point B (Point B is your goal lifestyle). There are many pieces to an injury. Tight muscles, sprained ligaments, weakness, stiff joints…There is no one size fits all, and a strategy is needed to address each individual component of your condition, while fixing the root cause. 

PHIX Component #3

We take frequent measurements. After all, the proof is in the pudding. Our measurements allow us to determine how you are responding to treatment. This is more than just a “Hey, are you feeling better, or worse? Scale of 1-10?” situation. We are taking real measurements of your range of motion, strength, and movement patterns on a regular basis. Because our approach is a STRATEGY, when our measurements are not meeting expectations it allows us to figure out why & change direction.

The Truth

The truth is, that we live in a society that’s obsessed with quick-fixes. This has led to short-sighted medicinal solutions to pain, that simply fail to address the root cause of the issue. 

There are enough people out there who are ok with taking pills, or waiting until surgery, that doctors and insurance companies have shifted towards this model. As a result, it’s difficult for active people who want real solutions to find good help. If you’re trying to find a doctor that cares about you living life to the fullest, rather than just managing your pain, look no further.

Our Scottsdale physical therapists stand firmly for addressing the root cause of an issue, and treating the whole body as a system, rather than hundreds of individual parts. The solutions we provide are lasting, adding YEARS to a healthy active lifestyle where clients can continue doing what they love.

If you would like to know about our availability to work with you, and what it costs, please click the button below and fill out the form on the next page.

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Get to Know the Doctors of Physical Therapy

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About Dr Tom Padilla
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Jessie Doppler Physical Therapist
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See Who’s Reclaimed Their Active Lifestyles…

Kelly Henderson, Phoenix

“I came to DPT because my body was all kinds of messed up from my first pregnancy, which was making my second very uncomfortable. Pelvis pain, back pain, etc. With my first visit at DPT I saw immediate results where I could get out of bed so much easier (which used to be a group activity with my husband). After having my daughter we had a few more sessions and I can happily say I’m back to my old self! No pain, better mobility, and with my functioning body I’m losing all my baby weight. Couldn’t have done it without my crew at DPT.”

“I severely pinched a nerve, It was so bad it got to the point I was unable to properly flex/contract my Pec or Tricep. I have been a gym regular for years, and it has been a large part of my life. So being unable to really engage my right side was devastating. I went to a couple doctors in the hopes of getting this fixed, with no luck. Finally ended up at DPT and so happy I did. Not only were they able to diagnose the issue right away they also worked very closely with me and developed a plan to get me back to 100%. Didn’t take long for me to be able to use those musicals again! Armed with the knowledge gained from my sessions I am regaining my strength. No words for how grateful I am!”

Tashin Dieterich, Chandler

Tashin Dieterich, Chandler

“I severely pinched a nerve, It was so bad it got to the point I was unable to properly flex/contract my Pec or Tricep. I have been a gym regular for years, and it has been a large part of my life. So being unable to really engage my right side was devastating. I went to a couple doctors in the hopes of getting this fixed, with no luck. Finally ended up at DPT and so happy I did. Not only were they able to diagnose the issue right away they also worked very closely with me and developed a plan to get me back to 100%. Didn’t take long for me to be able to use those musicals again! Armed with the knowledge gained from my sessions I am regaining my strength. No words for how grateful I am!”

Tanya Dahl, Scottsdale

“I was in hip pain for three years; the throb, pinch, and tightness was all day and night. I stopped exercising as well as unable to sleep on that hip!
Last month I was blessed with a referral to The Doctors of Physical Therapy. After only a few sessions (along with strength exercises at home)…I can’t believe that I’m pain free! I’m back to spinning, hiking and
best of all, sleeping like a baby!
I highly recommend DPT to lift your spirits again. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic. They teach you how to live and stay pain free, for that I’m grateful!”

We guarantee that our clients will be satisfied that we have given our 100% best in working with them at all times, or your entire course of care will be refunded. 

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Meet The DPT Team

About Dr Tom Padilla
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Stephanie Mundt Physical Therapist
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We guarantee that our clients will be satisfied that we have given our 100% best in working with them at all times, or your entire course of care will be refunded.