Amanda graduated cum laude from A.T. Still University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2013. She has worked as a pediatric physical therapist since graduating, serving the East Valley, North Phoenix, Superior and Globe areas in the home and clinic settings. She has specialized in using equine-assisted movement/hippotherapy and aquatic therapy as treatment techniques, and loves that her job allows her be outdoors frequently. Originally from Palm Springs, CA, Amanda received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Exercise Science from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego in 2010. In her free time, Amanda enjoys hiking, mountain biking and camping with her husband (also a PT), daughter, and dog.
Ashley W graduated from Touro University Nevada with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2012, alongside her husband. Prior to attending school, she had a strong desire to work in pediatrics with children with special needs and followed her passion. Since graduation, she spent time in Texas, where she is originally from, before settling down in Arizona. She works in both the home and clinic setting and enjoys the wide range of ages she works with, as well as the array of diagnoses she sees. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with family, crafting, and being active outside with her husband and dog.
Cindy is a graduate of the University of Illinois and started her PT career in the Chicago Public schools in 1978. She and her husband had a few wonderful adventures in other western parts of the United States before settling down in the valley in 1986. She has been working with kids in the clinic setting as well as homes and preschools for 35 years with all ages and all diagnoses.
Cindy has considered herself very blessed to have met and worked with many exceptional therapists over the years and to have been able to be a small part of these kids lives along with their families. She considers herself exceptionally lucky to have picked a profession that she continues to love after so many years and that is so rewarding. She is so pleased to have been able to join the Horizon team.
Hilary graduated with a phyiscal therapy degree in 2001 from Indiana University--Go Hoosiers! She moved to AZ just a few months after graduation and fell in love with the southwest! And she has had the pleasure of working with children and families in AZ for the past 11 years now. Hilary enjoys working in a variety of settings including children's hospitals (inpatient/outpatient), outpatient clinics, home therapies, and schools. She recently finished her certification in Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) for children with CP and other neuromotor disorders. Hilary has experience in orthotics to improve gait, as well as assistive devices and equipment recommendation for community access. She is energetic and love working with children--they keep me young! Hilary stated, "The uniqueness of each child I've treated over the years has not only been a wonderful learning experience and assisted me to become a well-rounded therapist, but each child and family have blessed me with such beautiful friendships! I am so grateful for that! I have found a home here at Bright Horizon Rehab Therapy because of our abundance of motivated and knowledgable therapists, and because Horizon clinic's one-of-kind, home-like atmosphere. Thank you for checking out our website and I will look forward to meeting you!"
Jasmine H. received her Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has been in pediatrics for 5 years and really enjoys working with kids of all ages. She has experience with newborns up to teenagers with a variety of diagnoses and has special interest in torticollis and orthopedics.
Jodi graduated from Duke University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program in 2005 and has been practicing in pediatrics since June 2005. She has worked in a variety of settings such as outpatient, schools, and home health as both a permanent employee and a traveler. She is certified as a pediatric specialist by the American Physical Therapy Association and enjoys working with patients of all ages and diagnoses. Her mission is to provide fun, family and child centered therapy to every patient! She works full time as a professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Midwestern University in addition to seeing patients with Horizon. In her spare time, she loves to travel the world—sometimes for medical missions and sometimes just for fun!
Marci W, PT, DPT graduated from Arcadia University with a degree in Psychology in 2003 and then attended Temple University where she graduated with my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006. Originally from New Jersey, Marci moved to Arizona in January 2010. She enjoys treating a variety of diagnoses, including developmental delay, Orthopedic injuries, Torticollis, and Cerebral Palsy. Marci has experience working with the pediatric population from 2 weeks old to 22 years old, in outpatient, inpatient, and home environments.
Mellissa "Missy" graduated from NAU in 1992 with a Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. With over 20 years of experience working with children, Missy has practiced in a variety of settings including clinics, schools and in client’s homes. She has even enjoyed being a traveling therapist; visiting rural areas of Arizona. When not at work, Missy enjoys spending time with her family and is very grateful to have a wonderful husband and two amazing boys. They enjoy camping, fishing, kayaking and playing with their two dogs; 'Cinder' and 'Blaze'. At work, Missy's passion is making connections with families and shares their desire to see their children become the best that they can be.
She is particularly passionate about little ones in their first 3 years of life but she enjoys working with children of every age and stage. Her focus is on using gentle handling skills paired with play-based activities with the ultimate goal being that therapy will not only be beneficial but can also be fun. Whenever she is asked if she enjoys her job, Missy is quick to say that it is "honestly the best job in the world!" She is very excited to be able to continue to share her passion as part of the Horizon team!
Patti Deeke worked for 2 years for the New York City Board of Education. She has vast experience in outpatient orthopedics. Patti has worked again in the area of pediatrics for the last 12 years. Her pediatric experience is with children ages 1 month to 18 years, with Down Syndrome, CP, various genetic disorders, and on the Autism spectrum.
Vincent has been working as a Physical Therapist since graduating in 2000 with a combined BS/MS in PT. He has worked in a variety of settings that include skilled nursing facilities, adult home health, pediatric center-based, pediatric home health, school-based, and pediatric clinic-based. He currently works full-time in a public school system and part-time at Horizon's East Valley clinic after school. He enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities and he counts his time playing with these children as his main source of exercise. Outside of work, Vincent loves spending time with his wife and two children, listening to music, and sleeping.