Staff


Ashley Christensen PT, DPTAshley Christensen, Doctor of Physical Therapy

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 PT, DPT

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).

 

 

 

Lindsay Sebastian, Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Lindsay earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University in May of 2017. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science from Carroll College in Helena, Montana. While at Creighton, Lindsay worked in a wide variety of clinical settings from ICU, acute care, aquatics, sports therapy, neurologic conditions, and orthopedics. She is currently trained in dry needling, techniques with IASTM (Graston etc) , joint mobilizations and more. Lindsay is passionate about helping individuals of all ages achieve their goals and return them to activities that may have been previously limited by pain. When away from the clinic, Lindsay loves playing and watching sports, especially her Chicago Cubs. Lindsay also enjoys hiking, going to the gym, and spending time with her family and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Josh Heiller, Doctor of Physical Therapy 

Josh graduated from Northern Arizona Universities Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2017 and previously completed a B.S in Kinesiology at Arizona State University. He enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic conditions as well as working to improve patients ability to perform activities they enjoy. Josh takes a well rounded approach with a combination of treatment styles to best fit each patients needs including varying manual therapy techniques, movement training, exercise and education on how to avoid pain and injuries in the future . In his free time he enjoys being active with outdoor activities including running, cycling, hiking, backpacking, and walking with his dog Maverick.

 

 

 

 

 
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

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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