Chadwick Zaabadick, PT, DPT
Chad earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from NAU in 2003. In 2005, chronic spine pain began to limit his ability to function daily. With a desire to rise above his pain, he was determined to discover a root cause of his symptoms on why the body breaks down and how it is put back together. The pursuit for health from a variety of different philosophies gave him a deeper understanding of the human body. He was able to get his body in a position to self-correct itself by incorporating multiple systems that impair movement and cause pain with not only the musculoskeletal system, but visceral, neural, fascial, cranial sacral, and vascular systems. He continued his education and graduated from A.T. Still University in 2009 with a Master of Science degree in Human Movement with an emphasis in corrective exercise. He later graduated from Midwestern University in 2014 with his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.
Currently, Chad was able to recover from 10 years of chronic pain and enjoys playing all sports with a better understanding of health and injury prevention. He has a passion of trying to educate his patients to better manage their bodies and symptoms and to be able to improve their quality of life.
Mathew Figueroa, PT, DPT
Matt graduated from the University of Arizona in 1991 with a degree in Nutrition Science. He played baseball for 4 years there and spent one season with the Montreal Expos Organization before starting physical therapy school. He graduated from NAU in 1994 with his MPT and immediately began working in outpatient orthopedics in the Phoenix area
Matt joined Physicians Physical Therapy Service in 2000 and purchased the Goodyear Clinic in 2004. Since then he has served as Owner/Practice Director and currently oversees 6 clinics. Matt is currently working on his DPT through The University of St. Augustine with a focus on Manual Therapy of the spine and extremities. Matt enjoys treating athletes with focus on restoring biomechanical function. He also enjoys treating injured workers and loves the challenge of helping them get back to meaningful employment.
Matt is married to his wonderful wife AnnEve and they have 2 boys Gabriel and Corban. They have been members of Christ Church of the Valley (CCV) for 22 years. They enjoy leading Bible studies together and encouraging married couples. Matt loves almost all sports, particularly baseball, basketball, football and golf. He also loves hiking and scuba diving in exotic places. He is definitely an AZ Cardinals Fan.
Matt serves on the State Board of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and loves teaching and coaching youth sports.
Mitas Moina Medrano, PT
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Kylie Collins, PT, DPT
Kylie Collins, PT, DPT obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in June of 2017, and joined our team in August at the Goodyear Clinic. In addition to treating patients with orthopedic injuries, Kylie also has a special interest in helping those with Parkinson’s disease, and is LSVT BIG certified. Clinical internships have afforded Kylie experience in both hospital based and private practice outpatient settings and she is currently working to obtain her Vestibular Rehabilitation certification.
Kylie served as the Vice President of her DPT class, where she inspired her colleagues and classmates involvement within the community both as a role model and as a leader. She is currently a member of the Arizona Physical Therapy Board Practice Committee and is actively involved within the Physical Therapy profession.
Kylie loves the outdoors; snowboarding in the winter and wake-boarding or paddle boarding in the summer. She also loves to travel the world.
Daniel Rakoczynski, PTA
Daniel received his associates in General Studies from Phoenix College in 2004 with the focus toward business management/global business. In 2004, after a knee injury playing soccer and participation in physical therapy for rehabilitation, Daniel enrolled at Gateway Community College to pursue the physical therapy field. In 2007 he graduated with an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting.
Daniel joined the PPTS team in 2014. He floats around to the clinics where he fills in and works with our Therapist as needed. When not in the clinic, Daniel works on marketing and business strategies. He has a passion for treating orthopedics and believes in the hands-on, manual therapy approach.
Daniel has been married for 7 years and has two daughters 4 and 6 years old. Both daughters are in gymnastics and soccer. In his spare time, Daniel likes to take trips with the family giving his daughters as many experiences as possible.
Claire Acuff, PTA
Claire has been with us since 2015. She graduated with a degree in Physical Therapist Assisting at Brookline College. She also has a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant Certificate from NAU. Claire enjoys working with all types of conditions in orthopedics including post operative total joints, geriatric and pediatric care. She loves spending time with her son, they like any recreational activity including Hiking, Biking, and many types of sports.
Scot McCoy, OT/L, CHT
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Laura Palmer, OTR/L, CHT
Laura Palmer joined Physicians Physical Therapy Service at our Goodyear/Litchfield Clinic in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy. She went on to become a Certified Hand Therapist in 1992 and specializes in treating orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity injuries and conditions.
Laura relocated to Arizona from Wisconsin in August of 2015 and lives in Goodyear with her husband, Jim. She enjoys yoga, playing golf, and traveling. She especially loves exploring Arizona!