Empowering patients to get back to life is the motto that Empower Physical Therapy lives by every day. From our Physical Therapists to the office staff, our number one goal is on our patients’ therapy goals. Every day we strive to deliver the best care to every patient. From the elite professional athlete getting back on the court after a knee surgery to the winter golf warrior healing from an elbow injury. We put patients first by developing treatment plans based on scientific evidence and delivered by people at the top of their field. We take patient’s schedules to heart and plan visits around what times and days work best for them! Additionally, Empower works closely with your insurance provider to make sure your visits are affordable and you are never overcharged.

In a nutshell our formula consists of:

Your Full Recovery = Expert Care by the best Physical Therapists + Flexible Appointments + Affordable Care

We are proud to share with you a few of our reviews!

  • 97% of Patients Interviewed would recommend Empower to a Friend or Family Member
  • 100% of patients interviewed agreed that the focus was on the patient and their goals at all times
  • 98% of patients interviewed could get an appointment at the location and time that they were looking for
  • 94% of patients interviewed were able to return to the same level of activity as they had prior to injury
  • 95% of our Google Reviews are 5 stars!

Empower Physical Therapy focuses on providing unforgettable patient experiences. We do this by developing powerful relationships among our physical therapists, staff, and patients while providing customized care.

The physical therapy team at Empower puts patient needs first when it comes to healing. Our therapist-led company is not only one of the largest in Arizona, but we also now have forty locations spread across four states. Find a location near you.

Our Values

  • Patients First – Every decision we make keeps the needs of our patients as our top priority
  • Golden Rule Service – We treat you like family and strive to create an extraordinary experience
  • Empathy – We seek to understand your needs from your perspective.
  • Accountability – We honor our word and always take responsibility in all that we do
  • Integrity – We feel having strong moral principles leads to trust and inspires confidence
  • Growth – We strive to be better today than we were yesterday.
  • Excellence – Good is not good enough until it is great.
  • Exchange in Abundance – Ensuring everyone we come into contact with receives more than they expected


The team includes PT founder-owners and experienced business professionals.

Steve DiPaola, PT, OCS – CEO: over 25 years of operating experience in PT, most recently as COO at Physical Rehabilitation Network, Academic-Regis University PT Advisory Board, Regulatory-CO PT Board Member, Passionate about Clinical Practice and Value of PT Profession

Dave Ghena, PT – COO: founder/owner CEO of MVP Physical Therapy Seattle, WA; VP Clinical Ops Athletico Physical Therapy MI/OH, and currently leads clinical operations

Sean Miller, PT – Development & Operations Partner: former owner of Kinect Physical Therapy, a founding Empower practice, and currently involved in special growth and operations projects.

Matt Figueroa, PT – Chief Clinical Officer: former owner of Physicians Physical Therapy, a founding Empower practice, and currently leads clinical education and compliance

Michael Boemmel – Chief Financial Officer: leads finance, human resources, and revenue cycle management. Previously, Michael worked most notably as CFO of Motion PT.

Our History

In 2018, Empower PT was created by a group of like-minded physical therapist owners who operated their own practices for more than 20 years. Nine founding clinics came together to create one practice with the belief that their practices were stronger together by sharing resources and ideas, but the owners wanted to preserve a strong private practice culture. Since its inception, the group has embraced its provider-led, provider-driven “supergroup” private practice model. The PT-centric approach has enabled Empower to focus on each patient’s unique therapy journey and drive the best possible outcomes.

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