The Doctors Of Physical Therapy
At The Doctors of Physical Therapy we help our patients return to active healthy lifestyles. Many of our patients come to us frustrated after they’ve been seeking treatment for their issue for months, sometimes years. They report to us that they are frustrated that despite doing their research, they keep running into the same problems. Their providers do not spend time with them and they only get temporary results that seem to only last as long as they’re continually going for treatment.
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We’ve built our clinic so that our clients can rest assured that they’re going to finally have an understanding of why they feel the way they do, what can be done about it, and how long it will take. Every client of ours is guaranteed to work with an expert 100% of their appointment time, and have each aspect of treatment explained to them clearly so that they understand how to get better between visits.
If this is starting to sound like a place you’d like to be, you can read more about our team below!
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!