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 Certified Hand Therapy (CHT), Manual Orthopedic Physical Therapy, Aquatic Therapy, Women's Health, Men's Health, Pelvic PT, Personal Fitness and Strength Training.
Highest Ranking in the United States and Canada out of over 12,000 clinicians and 2,800 clinics:
At Southwest Therapy Specialists, we're here to help you achieve your therapy goals, whatever they may be.
Call (602) 249-9129 and let's get started!
-Experience pain and want to decrease reliance on medications?
-Have acute pain limiting work outs at a fitness club?
-Excruciating chronic pain preventing walking on land or participating in normal activities?
-Keep gaining weight or can't lose weight?
-Have high blood pressure, bad cholesterol or worry about overall health issues?
-Want to better control Diabetes, wounds that won't heal, or numbness in the feet or hands?
-Feel pain radiating down a leg?
-Experience stiff joints? Have scar adhesions that limit movement?
-Need custom orthotics to brace a wrist or hand?
-Drop items and experience weakness?
-Need strength training?
-Want to improve endurance, flexibility, agility, and/or power?
-Need a Personal Fitness trainer?
-Leak when sneezing or have incontinence? Pelvic pain?
-Suffer from fecal incontinence? Strain with constipation?
-Worry about falling? Become dizzy and the room spins if moving quickly?
-Plan a surgical intervention and are looking to arrange post-operative therapy with the best therapists?
Then, let's do this, together!
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We are proud to be a local biz! Therapist owned and locally operated for 30 years, help us and other businesses along the new LightRail by visiting the LocalFirstAZ
website and by asking your referring physician to refer directly to Southwest Therapy Specialists. FAX (602) 249-4115.
Top 3% Rank in the United States and Canada for Wrist/Hand Improvement per FOTO®:
Tell the referring physician to fax a referral prescription for treatment to Southwest Therapy Specialists to (602) 249-4115. If the doctor or PA-C tries to send the prescription to a competitor practice, ask the doctor, "What percent ranking is that clinic...READ MORE
No "weekly adjustments" or "for the rest of your life" appointments here! Manual orthopedic Physical Therapists provide personalized hands-on treatment to teach proper, comfortable and effective movement to facilitate the body’s ability to heal. Thus there is no need for weekly “adjustments” or...READ MORE
Do you have urgency, leakage or pelvic pain? The private area involving the pelvis is a specialization of the Pelvic Physical Therapists at Southwest Therapy Specialists. Compassion and sensitivity is a hallmark of the manual orthopedic Physical Therapist/Pelvic PT. Specific musculo-skeletal and nervous system diagnoses treated includes, but is not limited to: bladder control...READ MORE for Women's Pelvic PT...CLICK HERE for Men's Pelvic PT
Focus On Therapeutic Outcomes (FOTO®) ranks Southwest Therapy Specialists top in the nation for therapy outcomes and patient satisfaction at 99% excellent. Designed to manage quality, measure outcomes, and focus on strengths of private practices FOTO® is recommended by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), endorsed by NQF (National Quality Forum), endorsed by PPS (Private Practice Section) and SoWH, APTA Section. Ranking is achieved through efficiency, effectiveness, utilization, and satisfaction. Locally owned and operated. Request only to be seen by a top-in-the-nation therapy team for all therapy needs.
Certified Hand Therapist (CHT):
When seeking therapy consider The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) .www.htcc.org/consumer-information/the-cht-credential/who-is-a-cht endorses the Hand Therapy at Southwest Therapy Specialists, PC. Look at the credentials of the therapist when selecting...READ MORE
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. No tech or aide here! With a temperature of 93-95 degree F the licensed...READ MORE..."And the water is divine!"-(patient's first visit)
PRRT (Primal Reflex Release Technique-™):
Ever feel a thickened, boggy, full-feeling around a painful area? Experience a hyper-sensitivity and instantly withdraw that painful area away from another person trying to simply touch the area? Almost as if a reflex is causing the painful area to "get away" from the potential of more pain? PRRT™ is a...READ MORE
Watsu® is a passive form of Aquatic Therapy that supports and gently moves a person through warm water is graceful, fluid movements. Southwest Therapy Specialists' Aquatic Therapists are trained in Watsu® to promote a deep state of relaxation with dramatic effects in the autonomic nervous system. By quieting the sympathetic and enhancing...READ MORE...a profound relaxation...one of many Aquatic Therapy techniques. More than just swimming in a pool, Southwest Therapy Specialists' Aquatic Therapy focuses on teaching and helping promote control of pain. Only a doctor's prescription away from "Ahhh, why didn't I do this earlier?"
DNT TXT AND DRV:
Free! Southwest Therapy Specialists is committed to reminding drivers to not text and drive. Free cell phone wraps are available to place around cell phones upon entering a car. The wraps read "DNT TXT AND DRV" and may also be worn as wrist bands when not on the cell phone. Please help join the movement to remind all drivers by sharing these free cell phone wraps/wrist bands throughout the community. Stop by and receive a cell phone wrap during business hours.
"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
WHAT SETS US APART?
At Southwest Therapy Specialists, customized therapy strategies are created for each person based on individual goals, problem areas, needs, and unique learning style. Each team member is a specialist.
Instead of using a pre-packaged set of exercises for each person, the licensed therapist identifies the needs to focus on achieving tangible, meaningful results. Our expertise in Physical Therapy-Aquatic Therapy-Women's Health-Hand Therapy ensures our patients get the most out of his or her treatment at Southwest Therapy Specialists, "A Practice of First Choice".
Land-based manual orthopedic Physical Therapy
□ spine: from neck to tailbone
□ head: from headaches to jaw pain
□ legs: hip, knee, ankle and foot
□ Back Pain programs, acute pain and chronic pain management
□ Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
□ Plantar Fasciitis, Peripheral Neuropathy,
□ regain range of motion with osteoarthritis, joint contractures, stiff joints
□ Prevention of Falls, Balance, Dizziness, Vestibular Rehabilitation programs
and so much more.
Certified Hand Therapy (CHT)
□ shoulder, elbow, wrist, thumb and fingers
□ wound, scar, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, lympaedema mobilization
□ custom fabricated orthotics (splints)
and all pre-operative, post-operative or health ergonomic intervention.
□ strength training to Personal Fitness training
in an intimate work-out area to meet your personal fitness and strength training needs with your licensed therapist.
Women’s Health/Men's Health/Pelvic PT
□ incontinence: urinary and/or fecal; frequent urination, leakage
□ pelvic pain, acute or Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP): low back pain, lower abdomen, vulva/vagina, perineum, anus, tailbone
□ pregnancy pain, tears/stretches, scar tissue,
□ pelvic organ prolapse/interstitial cystitis/dyspareunia, weak pelvic floor/pudendal nerve abnormalities/variocose vein pain
in a private, personal caring manner with your licensed therapist.
Bariatric, Weight Loss Management and Diabetes Exercises
□ Aquatic Therapy unloaded for non-weight bearing exercise
□ Pre-bariatric surgery exercises, Post-surgery exercises
taking it one day at a time to lose weight and help regain control.
□ Chronic Pain
□ Core Stabilization
and so much more.
Conservative, noninvasive, cost effective care with high touch, hands-on approach. The cause of each problem is addressed and individualized teaching aims to avoid future problems. Side effects may be experienced: mood elevation, increased quality of life, return to life's activities, stronger, more flexible, less need to take pain medications, and overall being "in-control" of life. (Patient reported side effects)
Southwest Therapy Specialists is committed to providing comprehensive services, both for acute rehabilitation and for work injury management and prevention. A critical reason to choose our services stems from our unique ability to meet the needs of the customer with personalized attention. Let your physician know you want your therapy at Southwest Therapy Specialists and give us a call. We are ready to help you take the first step to meet your needs.
“I have had the pleasure of referring my patients to Southwest Therapy Specialists for many years. They are the best physical therapists I have dealt with in my 24 years of practice. My patients are also extremely satisfied, especially when they were seen at another facility.
The team at Southwest Therapy Specialists is very professional, punctual, knowledgeable and caring. I would be grateful if I could refer my patients on…all plans to their wonderful facility.” A.G., MD Internal Medicine
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