SE Mesa/Gateway Therapists
Eric Bloom, PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. SMT, TPI-CGFI
Currently the director of the East Mesa Gateway Clinic, Eric received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University’s School of Medicine in 2010. He completed an Orthopedic Residency program at Mercer University in 2012 and has been adjunct faculty for Mercer University since 2012. He is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and his clinical interests and specialties include orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, as well as treating unresolved pain dysfunctions incorporating pain sciences, manual and manipulative therapy, dry needling, clinical neurodynamics, and Aline orthotics in the athletic/active population. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (AAOMPT), International Myopain Society (IMS), American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), and Arizona Physical Therapy Association (AzPTA). He is certified in spinal manipulation from the Spinal Manipulation Institute (Cert. SMT) and is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI-CGFI).
Eric is married to his amazing wife Rosemary, who is a Physician Assistant at MD Anderson, specializing in plastic reconstructive surgery. In his spare time he enjoys coaching the JV boys’ basketball team at Gilbert Christian High School. He also finds time to golf, play basketball and serve on the East Valley Advising Board for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Kirsten Fogarty, PT, DPT
Kirsten Fogarty joined us at our Southeast Mesa Gateway clinic this year. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Mercer University School of Health Professions in 2016. There she was a recipient of the Professional Merit Award for her contribution to the profession as a student. She is enrolled and beginning an Orthopedic Residency program at Mercer University in August. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, Physical Therapy of Georgia and the Arizona Physical Therapy Association. She is passionate for treating orthopedic injuries and neurological impairments utilizing novel approaches with a concentration on manual interventions.
Kirsten enjoys working out, hiking, biking, swimming. She also likes to do wood work, bake, read and volunteer at animal shelters. She loves traveling and exploring new places.