Angela Bornhouser, PT, CLT

Angela is a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of orthopedic injuries and postsurgical rehabilitation. She has treated a variety of patient populations and levels of fitness, and she develops each patient an individualized program emphasizing home exercise.

Angela received her master’s degree in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University and obtained her lymphedema certification from the Lymphedema Association of North America. Other interests include gardening and fantasy football.

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Lori Bryant, PT, CLT

Lori graduated from Pepperdine University with a bachelor of science in sports medicine in 1983, followed by a bachelor of science in physical therapy from California State University, Northridge in 1986.

Lori has worked at the TOI Wyatt location for 13 years, formerly for TMC and currently for TOI. She is a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT), and has practiced in that capacity for the past 10 years. She has continued her education through various education courses specializing in treatment of the spine, general orthopedics, and lymphedema. Lori also earned her master of fine arts from the University of Arizona in 2002.

In her spare time, Lori volunteers with the Southern Arizona Susan G. Komen Foundation and enjoys yoga, trail running, and raising urban chickens.

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Kimberly Campion, OT

Kimberly Campion, OTR/L graduated in 1999 from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a Bachelors Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has continuous experience working with children to older adults with treatment focus on neurological to orthopaedic conditions, including outpatient, inpatient, and home care settings. Other areas of specialty include manual lymphedema treatment and Neuro-IFRAH® in treatment with patients who are recovering from a stroke or brain injury.

A New Jersey native, Kim has practiced occupational therapy in a variety of settings in the Philadelphia area until she relocated to the Tucson area in 2015. She now focuses on orthopaedic treatments in area of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Kim is currently pursuing further education in her field by becoming a Certified Hand Therapist.  Kim is passionate about Occupational Therapy and helping individuals regain the skills needed live their life to the fullest. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, photography and is a football fan – go Eagles!

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Diane Connel, PT, MS

Diane “Dee Dee” graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University followed by a Masters degree in Exercise Sports Science from the University of Arizona. She has worked in outpatient orthopedic settings, and enjoys working with patients to realize their goals of improving lifestyles.

Dee Dee has a special interest/passion in treating older adults with an emphasis on strengthening, injury prevention, balance, and fall prevention. She is receiving a certification as an Exercise Expert for Aging Adults from The Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy.

In her spare time, she enjoys her four adult children, husband Tom, and family and friends. She loves exercise, the Green Bay Packers, reading, cooking and music.

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Nancy Contreras, PT

Nancy graduated with a bachelor of science in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1978 and has practiced physical therapy in the Tucson area for 32 years. Practice situations have included inpatient hospital therapy, outpatient, home health physical therapy, and contract physical therapy working in a variety of physical therapy settings in the Tucson area.

Nancy has practiced physical therapy at NW TOI Physical Therapy Clinic since it opened in 2008. Since 2000, she has performed functional orthopedic evaluation and treatment management. She continues her education by taking courses in functional and orthopedic rehabilitation. Nancy believes that incorporating patient education with a variety of treatment protocols contributes to a successful treatment outcome.

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Rick Devore, PT, CMDT

Rick graduated from Ohio State University and has been practicing for 32 years with a focus throughout on clinical patient care. He pursued post-graduate work at Washington University and regularly attends continuing education courses.

Emphasis in recent years has been on treatment of spinal problems with McKenzie- and osteopathic-based approaches as well as with spinal stabilization specific exercises.

Outside of work duties, Rick is involved in church activities, reading and exercise, trying to practice what he preaches.

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Valerie Foland PT, MSPT

Valerie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska (1994), an Associate of Applied Science Degree of Physical Therapy Assistant from North East Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska (1997), and a Master of Science Degree in Physical therapy from the University of Findlay, Findlay Ohio in 2007.  She has spent much of her career working with post-surgical knee and shoulder rehabilitation, neck pain and industrial injuries.

Valerie welcomes knowledge in other orthopaedic areas and pursues continuing education within the field. Valerie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association within both the Orthopedic and Sports Therapy sections, and a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and cycling in Tucson while trying to locate spicy Thai food.

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Cheryl Garcia, PTA

Cheryl graduated from Southern Illinois University in 1993. She has been part of the TOI PT department since its inception in October 2006. Cheryl has continued her education by taking multiple courses over the years, focusing on manual techniques. She has a special interest in myofascial release and cranial sacral therapy.

Cheryl has two daughters and one granddaughter. She enjoys yoga, weight lifting, mountain biking, gardening, learning Spanish, and spending time with friends and family. Most recently, she has taken up POI fire dancing.

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Jessica Gonzalez Pons, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, ATC

Jessica graduated with Bachelor degrees in both Exercise Science and Athletic Training from McNesse State University, followed by a Masters in Exercise Physiology from McNesse State University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Texas Woman’s University. Jessica is fellowship trained from the Institute of Athlete Regeneration (IAR) in Sports and Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She has worked in outpatient orthopaedic settings and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Practicing since 2014, Jessica’s credentials include dual-state licensure (AZ, TX), Athletic training certified (ATC), Basic Life Support (BLS), and Dry Needling Levels I and II from Kinetacore. Jessica believes in a holistic approach to physical therapy, crafting a personalized treatment plan of care for each individual, given not every person is the same.

As a former hurdler for the Mexican national team, Jessica understands the most strenuous demand for physical activity and is comfortable developing individualized care given a patient’s unique physical constraints.  Jessica is fluent in both Spanish and English.

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Dennis Gyllenhaal, PT

Dennis Gyllenhaal graduated with both a Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri. With over 40 years of orthopaedic physical therapy experience, Dennis sub-specializes in therapy of the shoulder, spine, foot and ankle, as well as workers comp.

Dennis has also taught courses in shoulder, spine, industrial rehab, and functional capacity evaluation.

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Jean Holm, PT, MPT, OCS, SCS, CLT, CKTP

Jean graduated from the University of New Mexico with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2008. She specializes in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, earning a Board Certification from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Sports Clinical Specialist (SCS) in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Additional certifications include Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) and Certified Kinesiotape Practitioner (CKTP), with continuing education training in cupping and dry needling.

Jean is passionate about restoring a person’s function and educating them on how to maintain that function while striving towards reaching their maximum potential. She has experience treating orthopedic conditions in those from 8 to 95 years of age, including balance and strength deficits, sports injuries, chronic pain conditions, sprains/strains, post-op joint rehabilittion, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTs).

In her spare time, Jean enjoys hiking, gardening, reading and going to the theatre.

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Mona Jenkins, PTA

Mona graduated from Pima Medical Institute in August 2007 and joined the TOI team in February 2008 as a physical therapist assistant (PTA). She has taken an extended amount of kinesio taping coursework and is in the process of becoming certified. Her special interests are knee rehabilitation and kinesio taping.

Mona is a veteran of the US Air Force, where she was a medic and also part of Desert Storm. She is a trained Stephen Minister at the church she attends. Mona enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Brenden Lewer, PT, DPT

Brenden Lewer, PT, DPT is a South African native who came to America for his graduate and doctoral studies. He received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sports Science from Ohio Wesleyan University and then went on to graduate from Northwestern University in 2003 with his doctorate.

Brenden is well versed and experienced in a variety of areas, including, but not limited to, manual therapy, Pilates rehab, TRX training, work conditioning, agility/plyometric training, Eastern medicine, sports rehab, spinal and orthopaedic rehabilitation, and is Titleist Performance Institute Certified, to name a few.

Brenden has completed a variety of manual therapy courses through the University of St. Augustine and the Spinal Manipulation Institute. He focuses on orthopaedic injuries, spinal evaluation and management of the lumbo-pelvic hip complex, pre/ post surgery rehab for a variety of pathologies of the shoulder, knee, ankle and foot.

Brenden likes to travel with his lovely wife and enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and activities. His multicultural upbringing and skill set helps his to facilitate trust, empathy, genuine care, passion and a concern for all his patients so that they may return to the highest level of function and athleticism.

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Dearl Lilley, OTR/L, BSW

Dearl graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington in 1993 with an occupational therapy degree. He spent over 14 years working with upper extremity diagnosis patients. He has been part of the TOI PT department since January 2009.

Dearl received his Army Officer Commission while attending the University of Missouri Graduate School of Social Work in Columbia, Missouri in June of 1988 and was awarded a bachelor’s degree in social work from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. His hobbies consist of inner growth with family and friends, playing chess, and seeking the challenge of being Dearl.

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Golsa Lotfioff, PT, DPT

Golsa graduated from D’Youville College in Buffalo, NY with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in 2014. She earned her undergraduate degree in kinesiology from York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Golsa’s interests lie in orthopaedics and sports injury rehab, using a manual therapy and exercise-based approach to treatment. She provides patient-centered care by matching the treatment plan to the specific goals of the individual.

Having grown up in Vancouver, Canada, Golsa enjoys volleyball, hiking, and yoga on her free time.

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Carly Means, PTA

Carly Means graduated from Pima Medical Institute in October of 2017 with a Physical Therapy Assistant Associate’s Degree. Spending her final clinical rotation here at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, she quickly became a valued member of our Physical Therapy. Carly has worked in both outpatient and inpatient rehabilitation settings, and is also certified in CPR and First Aid.

Carly is very dedicated to community service activities. Since 2011, she has spent her free time volunteering with a local blind baseball team.

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Sarah Moffett, PT

Sarah graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Masters degree in Physical Therapy. She has spent most of her career treating patients with orthopedic injuries, post-surgical, and work injuries.

Sarah enjoys spending her time with her family. She is involved in her children’s school activities as well as church activities. She enjoys hiking, reading, movies and watching her kids play baseball.

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Tasnim Nafady, PT

Tasnim Nafady graduated with an Associates Degree in General Arts and Sciences from Ocean County College in 2007, followed by a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sports Studies with a minor in Psychology from Rutgers University in New Jersey in 2009. Tasnim then went on to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Long Island University, in Brooklyn, NY in 2012.

With a strong interest in the orthopedic outpatient setting, Tasnim has a desire to work more closely in the field of women’s health. In her spare time, Tasnim enjoys running, strength training, yoga, traveling, as well as spending time with her family. Tasnim is fluent in both English and Arabic, with some skills in Spanish.

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Josh Reiter, DPT

Josh has a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in exercise science with a concentration in biomechanics from Auburn University. Josh is an NSCA certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and is also certified by USA Weightlifting as a sports performance coach.

Prior to going to physical therapy school, Josh worked as a strength and onditioning coach with many division I college athletes. He then attended physical therapy school at the University of Miami and graduated with honors in 2009.

Josh has practiced orthopedic/sports physical therapy since 2009. In 2014, he became board certified in sports physical therapy. Josh is known for the ACL performance screening tool that he created.

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Richard Rodriguez, PTA

Richard has been a PTA for almost 10 years now. He graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson, AZ in 2006, then returned to Pima to earn his BSPA degree in 2015.

Richard has practiced in an outpatient orthopedics setting for the last 5 years. His orthopedic rehab skills include myofascial release and Functional Movement System (certified). He also created and incorporated a ‘back school’ program for patients who have back or generalized pain to give them education on personalized body mechanics and prevention.

Richard enjoys his free time with his three children, weight lifting, watching football, and cooking.

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Angela Ryder, PT, DPT

Angela graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2005 with a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). She also earned her undergraduate degree in health science from Slippery Rock.

Angela has been part of the TOI PT department since its inception in October 2006. She has continued her education by taking multiple courses in functional rehabilitation and spine/sacroiliac treatment. She has a special interest in low back/sacroiliac joint and sports rehabilitation.

Angela is also certified in mat and reformer Pilates. Her hobbies include road biking, exercise, and traveling.

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Kristin Sartore, PT, DPT

Kristin graduated in 2006 from Indiana University with her doctorate of physical therapy and has since practiced in an outpatient orthopedic setting.

Kristin has focused her continuing education in orthopedics, manual therapy, and selective movement screening. She completed an orthopedic residency with Evidence in Motion in 2009 and recently completed a Trigger Point Dry Needling (TPDN) and Instrumented Soft Tissue Mobilization (ISTM) course for the lower extremity.

Kristin is passionate about physical therapy and returning patients to prior levels of function. She enjoys hiking, sports, playing Frisbee with her dog and traveling.

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Andrew “Moe” Seita, PT, DPT

Moe completed his undergraduate degree in his hometown at California State University, Fresno, studying Kinesiology with an emphasis in exercise science and graduating magna cum laude. After several years of teaching and coaching across various grade levels, he returned to school and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff.

As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Moe remains current on the most recent evidence and research to guide treatment plans. He is certified by the Gray Institute in 3D Movement Analysis and Performance System. He strives to educate each patient to enhance understanding of his/her condition, attain goals, and maintain his/her health long after discharge from physical therapy.

Moe’s interests outside of work include travel, baseball, jogging, hiking and spending time with his lovely wife, friends and family.

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Erin Wadleigh, PT, DPT

Erin graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2005. Her therapy background began when she pursued and graduated with an associate’s degree in occupational therapy and simultaneously completed her bachelor’s degree.

Erin enjoys tying the knowledge that she has gained through both disciplines into her patient care. She has been a member of TOI Physical Therapy since 2006 and has enjoyed seeing it grow into the company it is today.

Erin appreciates the variety of orthopaedic issues that she treats in her position, and has pursued continuing education with an orthopaedic focus. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Erin enjoys filling her free time with her husband and son. She also enjoys running, yoga, and gardening.

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Jennifer Zoucha, PT, DPT, CSCS

Jennifer graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2003 with a doctorate in physical therapy. She has been part of the TOI PT department for over five years, four of those in management.

Jennifer has an undergraduate degree in exercise science and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). She belongs to the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Jennifer was recently elected to a three-year term for the Arizona APTA Nominating Committee, which helps elect executive board members for the state association. She has continued her education by taking multiple courses in functional rehabilitation and upper extremity treatment.

As a certified as a Functional Movement Screen specialist, Jennifer has worked with multiple fire departments in Idaho for injury prevention services. She is also certified to train water aerobics instructors nationally through the YMCA.

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