The Valley’s rehab-focused fitness facilities get you back in the game.

No Sprain, No Gain

Written by Nikole Tower Category: Health & Fitness Issue: April 2017
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Hamstring stretching at Vibetality

Hook: Well-being, happiness, vitality
Vibetality takes a holistic approach to rehabilitation, focusing not only on strengthening the body, but also the mind and soul. Owners Patrick Brennan and Erica Vucich both found relief from their chronic pain and ailments through yoga, meditation, flotation therapy and exercise on whole-body vibration plates that expedite the effects of traditional exercise with a higher-intensity workout in less time and with less strain on the body. WBV is currently being used by NASA and professional athletes, including a slew of Arizona Cardinals who frequent this Chandler studio. Vibetality also offers yoga classes, flotation tank sessions and massage.
1940 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler

STI Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Hook: general orthopedic rehab and hand therapy
An online assessment lets you suss out your therapy options before committing to a course of treatment/training at STI, which has seven Valley locations and two in Yuma. Patients looking to restore normal daily functions find solace with the occupational therapy program. To ease painful joints and the spine, STI offers an indoor hydrotherapy pool. Aquatic therapy reduces the amount of weight borne by the body, so it’s most useful for those with osteoarthritis and chronic pain.
444 W. Osborn Rd., Phoenix

360 Physical Therapy
Hook: Therapist-only philosophy
Patients are guided only by physical therapists to ensure that they receive the necessary amount of time and medical attention to heal and improve. Therapists are trained as medical professionals to address a variety of injuries. Programs offered include aquatic therapy, cancer recovery, and balance and fall prevention, making it an ideal rehab choice for elderly patients. 360 has 10 locations across the Valley to serve clients in every region.
4210 E. Baseline Rd., Mesa

AZ Sports Center
Hook: Restore normal, pain-free function
Physical therapists Anna Thatcher and Lois Wolff founded this combination physical therapy center and Pilates studio to give their patients the best of both disciplines. Each treatment session includes an assessment of the individual’s progress and current ability to provide tailored therapeutic exercises like electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) and free weights throughout the recovery process. The center also provides education on how to prevent future injury.
4340 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler

Hook: Improve quality of movement
“Golf” may be the primary draw, but even non-golfers can benefit from training with therapist/CEO Adam Swanson and chiropractic physician Dr. Jordan Mackner at their Scottsdale facility. Their focus is on movement in general, because injuries can occur through incorrect muscle movements in any activity. A thorough screening process narrows in on the exact muscles and joints that need the most help, making every experience specialized for the individual. The Golf Fitness Program analyzes swings as part of an orthopedic screening.
7740 E. Gelding Dr., Scottsdale