About Us

SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy is Scottsdale's premier outpatient physical therapy clinic that specializes in spine disorders.

  1. We are the only outpatient physical therapy practice in Scottsdale that specializes in spine disorders. In many unspecialized clinics, a general physical therapist will perform an evaluation without utilizing an evidence based assessment. This general physical therapist often will see a variety of problems everyday and has a very limited understanding of how to treat specific types of back problems. At best, a general physical therapist has taken a couple of courses on how to perform therapy on a back or neck.
  2. You will be assigned to a physical therapist that has advanced clinical knowledge. Our physical therapist has the following credentials: Doctorate in physical therapy, Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine through the USA Branch of the McKenzie Institute, Board Certified in Orthopedics through the American Physical Therapy Association, Certified in Athletic Training through the National Athletic Trainers Association, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist through the Back School of Atlanta.
  3. SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy is locally owned and operated by Shane Sullivan, a licensed physical therapist who is committed to providing his patients the finest possible spine and extremity rehabilitation by having relaxed, meaningful appointments, strong physical therapist-patient relationships, and a superior level of care and service. Many productivity based physical therapy clinics force the physical therapist to greatly increase their patient volume because insurance companies are reimbursing less. This in turn has resulted in rushed, superficial appointments, weak physical therapist-patient relationships, and a diminished level of care and service. Rather than accept this as the status quo and possibly compromise the patients health, SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy creates an environment where the patient's interests are the only interests we need to consider.

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