Empowering patients to get back to life is the motto that Empower Physical Pherapy 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 Doctors + Flexible Appointments + Affordable Care
We are proud to share with you a few of our reviews!
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.
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
Christine Heriat – Chief Development Officer: leads development and M&A efforts. Previously VP, Corporate Development for I-Med Radiology Network, 3rd largest medical imaging business globally and private equity-backed; previously VP M&A at Credit Suisse
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.
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.