Southwest Therapy Specialists, P.C.
Pain Doesn't Have a Curve to Flatten: Don't hesitate to be referred!

A pain management rehabilitation specialist is a licensed occupational or physical therapist with advanced knowledge, training and experience in treating pain. Southwest Therapy Specialists' therapists are highly skilled in pain management and are experts in the valley. They work under the prescribed services typically ordered by the Pain Management physician, for example to reduce the use of opioid medication.

These specialists use pain management techniques to teach the person with pain how to cope and manage their painful condition rather than the pain controlling them. The causes for the pain may be due to an injury, trauma, neuropathic issue, headache, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.

Pain Management treatment provided at Southwest Therapy Specialists, includes but is not limited to:


  • Aquatic Therapy to unload and suspend the area in pain;
  • Wound management;
  • Scar management;

  • Edema control, lymphedema control, compression therapy;
  • Manual therapy;
  • soft tissue mobilization;
  • lymphatic drainage;
  • Tender Point Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Positional Release Technique;
  • Mind-Body techniques;
  • Mindfulness training;
  • Primal Reflex Release Technique;
  • Relaxation management;

  • Stress management;
  • Breathing exercises (chest vs. abdominal);
  • Taping techniques;

  • Home program instruction, patient education, wellness education;

  • Sensory re-education, desensitization;
  • Weight loss, Bariatric support for unloaded pool exercises;

  • Joint protection instruction, arthritis management, energy conservation instruction;

  • Modalities: electrical stimulation, FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation), TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation), iontophoresis, heat and cold.

Coronavirus - COVID-19 Update February 16, 2021: ESSENTIAL SERVICE

     Pain doesn't have a curve to flatten, we are here to help!

We remain open and welcome existing and 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.

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 with us.  Susan