We believe that “physical therapy” is not something you do to someone, but that it’s a craft. To be the best physical therapy clinic in Scottsdale is simply a byproduct of our goal to help as many people as we can to get their lives back. In just a few short years we’ve gone from the corner of a small gym that shut down 6 months after we started renting…to a 3 room clinic with access to one of Scottsdale’s premier fitness facilities.
We’re one of the US’s fastest growing physical therapy clinics specializing in helping individuals in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s get healthy, stay healthy, and get back to doing the activities that they love without needing pills or surgeries.
Our clinic is a perfect fit for the individual who desires to work with a professional to establish goals that will help improve their quality of life.
We are perfect for motivated individuals who are sick and tired of feeling like a number, going to seemingly endless appointments, or who have been let down by other providers in the past. We help these individuals reclaim the lives and identities that they deserve using a natural hands-on and exercise-based approach so that they can get healthy and stay active for years to come.
Our clinic was born out of frustration that big corporations jam rooms full of people that one therapist is responsible for over-seeing. We were determined to find a way to serve our clients better. We cringe at the stories of patients being offered surgery and pills as their only option, and we stand for better options.
We have worked hard to build a network of like-minded providers who we can rely upon with difficult cases. Our promise is that we will do our very best to find solutions for our patients, and we do not hesitate to call in extra team members if the need arises.
We believe that it’s through this collaboration, and internal drive to fix what’s wrong in healthcare, that we have been blessed to have grown so quickly and connected with our patients on a level that never would have been possible had we not started out on our own.
See Who’s Tried Our Approach And How Satisfied They Are…
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
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 Our Team
Dr. Tom Padilla is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Strength Specialist, Author, and Founder of The Doctors of Physical Therapy.
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Dr. Tom Padilla grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He obtained a BA in Spanish and a BA in Portuguese from the University of New Mexico before going on to USC to study Physical Therapy. He has over 10 years of experience using movement as medicine, starting when he was a personal trainer during his undergraduate. He uses his experience as a personal trainer, a strength and conditioning specialist, and as a physical therapist to formulate treatment plans to optimize movement and restore function before and after injury.
- Dr. Padilla received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2014. Two years after graduation he moved from California to Arizona to open The Doctors of Physical Therapy.
- While attending USC, he was awarded the Order of the Golden Cane and the Order of Areté.
- He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
- The author of the book “A Runner’s Guide to Preventing Common Running Injuries.”
- He is considered a leader in treatment for low back and hip pain.
Dr. Padilla’s passions outside of DPT include his family, travel, languages, and personal development.
Dr. Stephanie Mundt received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2017. She transitioned right into a residency program following graduation, and completed the Michigan Medicine Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in August 2018.
Prior to beginning the doctoral program at USC, Stephanie obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University. She was a member of the Division I track & cross country teams throughout her time at ASU. Stephanie continues to enjoy running and has a special interest in working with runners of all levels to not only return from and prevent injury, but also to optimize performance.
During her residency with Michigan Medicine, Stephanie worked to become an expert in treatment of the spine and extremities. As part of the residency curriculum, Stephanie studied the most up-to-date evidence for common physical therapy interventions, put forth by the American Physical Therapy Association. In addition, Stephanie lectured to Michigan Medicine Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation medical residents about the role of physical therapy in comprehensive care, presented on the Female Athlete Triad, and presented on comprehensive treatment of runners.
With all of her varied experiences, Stephanie is able to utilize an eclectic approach to both manual therapy and therapeutic exercise for optimal patient outcomes.
Outside of her physical therapy and running interests, Stephanie enjoys traveling, hiking, taking her dog Roscoe to the park, and cheering on the ASU Sun Devils!