Southwest Therapy Specialists, P.C.

Welcome to Southwest Therapy Specialists!

We are an independent therapist-owned, therapy practice located in Phoenix, AZ and serving the Valley of the Sun. Our services include Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Certified Hand Therapy (CHT), Personal Fitness and Strength Training.



Highest Ranking in the United States and Canada out of over 23,285 clinicians and 5,012 clinics

Top Ranking in the United States and Canada for per FOTO®:
Check out our satisfaction scorecard by clicking here.

At Southwest Therapy Specialists, we're here to help you achieve your therapy goals. 

Call (602) 249-9129 and let's get started!

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update April 1, 2020: ESSENTIAL SERVICE

We remain open and welcome new patients as an essential medical service. Southwest Therapy Specialists is here to serve our community utilizing workplace precautions as advised under the Centers for Disease Control.

As our practice has nearly 4000 square feet clinic area, it is easy for our patients to be treated following all guidelines and mandates. And we are squeaky clean throughout, especially in our sanitized pool!

If you are an already established patient but are at home per your physician's order, you can call us and request telehealth by our licensed therapists. Tell us your best method: telephone-landbased, cell phone, cell with Facetime or similar cell video service, Skype or similar video internet service, or email. Arizona's Governor Doug Ducey signed an Executive Order outlining "essential services" to include:...physical therapy and occupational therapy...and an Executive Order #2020-15 continuing for the duration of the Public Health Emergency to allow telehealth for PT and OT. Each insurer must allow all electronic means of delivering telehealth, including phone or video calls.

We are blessed to have you as our patient and you are in our thoughts to see you in the clinic when your physician OK's your care again with us.  Susan

 State of Arizona Office of Medical Facilities credentialing:
    Southwest Therapy Specialists is among the first independent Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy private practice to be site-surveyed with successful passing on the same-day of the initial inspection with no deficits. Efficiency, effectiveness and compassion!

Veterans Choice Program (VCP):
Veterans CCN-(TriWest) and TriCare:
We honor and thank all the Veterans to whom we owe our freedom. As preferred providers for the Veterans Administration, may we continue to serve each of you with honor.

Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy:
No "weekly adjustments" or "for the rest of your life" appointments here! Our Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapists provide personalized hands-on treatment to teach proper, comfortable and effective movement and facilitate the body’s ability to heal.
Aquatic Therapy:
Ever shiver and get chilled in the pool? Experience fear of falling while walking? Then avoid muscle spasms and avoid any risk of falling while working out in Southwest Therapy Specialists' Aquatic Therapy pool. "...And the water is divine!" - (patient's first visit)

Certified Hand Therapy (CHT):
When seeking therapy, consider the credentials of your therapist. The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) endorses the hand therapy program at SWTS. Our Certified Hand Therapist, Susan Stockdell, has been working in the valley for more than 35 years.

"It has only been two visits and my numbness is almost fully gone. The tingling is less too. Your Certified Hand Therapist taught me more in these sessions what I can do to help myself than the chiropractor did in the past two years."

- MC (patient)

"I thank God that you opened this place.You've gotten me to the point where the doctor can now do surgery to help me. I was so weak, and you gave me strength."

- RW (patient), upon discharge

"I am very, very, very satisfied with this facility and its team, and highly recommend it to my friends and family."

- DC (patient), Patient Satisfaction Survey

Check out our testimonials and the rest of our website to learn more!

Contact Information
Contact us using one of the methods below, or click here for our web contact form.
We look forward to helping you.

Telephone: (602) 249-9129
Fax: (602) 249-4115
E-mail: For general information, please contact


Southwest Therapy Specialists
7540 N. 19th Ave., Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85021

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