Ashley graduated her Doctorate of Physical Therapy program from Regis University in 2009 where she was honored with the Outstanding Student Research Group Award. She graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a degree in Biochemistry. Ashley enjoys working with all populations in orthopedic and neurological populations and has developed a reputation for geriatric therapy. She works closely on reducing impairments in balance, strength, and joint mobility through a combination of manual therapy and movement correction to return patients to their prior level of function. Ashley has taken several continuing education courses. She specializes in Graston soft tissue mobilization, manual therapy, and PRI techniques. When not at work, Ashley enjoys riding horses, camping, exercise and rocking out with her kids, Owen, Cora, and Jude!
Eric Christensen, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Eric graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy program from Regis University in 2009 where he published a journal article on the effect of whiplash on the cross-sectional area of the muscles surrounding the throat as well as presenting at multiple conferences. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Exercise Science and a focus in Sports Medicine. In practice, Eric enjoys working with all populations of patients in the orthopedic and neurological field. He has specialized in custom orthotic prescription and casting, vestibular reprogramming, and manual therapy. In his practice, Eric takes a developmental approach to rehabilitation utilizing the Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He uses functional movement patterning and manual therapy to return patients to prior levels of function. When not at work Eric enjoys reading, camping, hiking, skiing, and spending time with his family (Owen, Cora, Jude and Ashley)!
Alex Garay, Physical Therapist Assistant
Alex was born in Los Angeles, California and moved to Arizona in 1995. In 2002 joined the Army as a combat medic and was assigned to 3rd Infantry Division, 3rd Brigade, 1st of the 15th Infantry Battalion. During the invasion of Iraq in 2003 he was assigned to Headquarters Company. During his second tour to Iraq in 2005, he was the medic for the reconnaissance scouts and sniper section of the Battalion. During my last tour to Iraq 2007-2008, he was Sergeant and the senior line medic for the 56th Military Police Company out of Williams Field Airport in Mesa AZ. Alex attended Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, Arizona and received my Associates of Science Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2010. In 2016 Alex received his Bachelors in Healthcare Administration from Pima Medical Institute. Alex is currently reenrolled at Grand Canyon University for a Master in Healthcare Administration. Alex has taken several continuing educations course Mulligan mobilization techniques, trigger point/positional/myofascial release, Kinesio taping certification, ASTYM certification, and a 10-month Orthopedic Specialization for Physical Therapist Assistant from Next-Gen Institute. Alex’s wife’s name is Evelyn and they have 2 children Noah and Sophia. He loves spending time with his family, the outdoors, practicing Brazilian Ju Jitsu (Alex’s wife and kids do it as well), and trying to learn how to jump rope (like a boxer).
Savannah Torrez – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Savannah earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2015. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from New Mexico State University. She has experience in orthopedics, post-op rehab, spine care, and fascial abrasion techniques. She is trained in dry needling, Graston technique, and much more! Savannah loves working with all types of patients, but her passion is working with recovering athletes to get them back to the sport they love. Outside of work, she loves staying active, going to sporting/music events and volunteering with animals.
Marissa Duarte – Front Office Coordinator
Marissa was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University in summer of 2019 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. She loves helping people and hopes to one day become an amazing Physical Therapist. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies ,going to concerts, and trying new places to eat.
Paula Van Wicklin – Liaison to the People/Authorization Magician
Paula is originally from Kentucky/Tennessee. She did her undergraduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University, and she completed her Masters degree at Arizona State University. When not working at Chandler PT, she practices and teaches martial-arts. She holds several black belts in both Taekwondo and Muay Thai. She also has a husband, 3 kids, and 2 dogs. When she isn’t kicking and punching, Paula enjoys lifting weights, gardening, watching hockey, and reading anything she can get her hands on.
Jason Titchenal-Exercise Specialist
Jason grew up in Orange County California and attended college at Cal State University San Marcos for 2 years before moving to Arizona in 2010 and finishing his undergraduate schooling at Arizona State University, earning a B.S. in Kinesiology. He ultimately wants to further his education and reach his career goal of becoming a Physical Therapist. He enjoys playing hockey and has done so for the past 15 years. In his free time he enjoys working out, playing sports, hiking and spending time with friends.
Cris Gonzalez- Exercise Specialist
Cris grew up here in Mesa and loves physical therapy. He loves seeing the progress that people make in therapy. Ultimately his dream is to go to physical therapy school. He is the proud father of a young boy named Allister. He enjoys painting miniature figures in his free time and spending time with his family!
Martin Valenzuela- Exercise Specialist
Martin was born and raised here in Chandler. He recently graduated from ASU and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and plans to continue his education and go to school for Physical Therapy. In his free time, he likes to hang out with his friends and family and go to the movies, bowling or out to eat. He also enjoys watching, and sometimes, playing basketball and going to the gym and staying active.