Brandon Penas - PT, DPT, OCS, Cert DN Clinic Director
Brandon graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree. He attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007, joining Endurance Rehab this same year. He became board certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in orthopedic physical therapy in 2013 (OCS). Brandon's clinical area of expertise is in the evaluation, treatment and prevention of orthopedic conditions. His clinical interests include sports medicine, working with overhead athletes, and golf swing analysis and fitness instruction. Brandon is certified in ASTYM, Dry Needling, and is a Titleist Level 1 Certified Golf Fitness Instructor. Brandon played NCAA Division I Collegiate Baseball at the University of Nebraska as a pitcher and had the opportunity to participate in Nebraska’s first ever College World Series appearance. Outside of the clinic, Brandon enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, rooting for his Cornhuskers, running, resistance training and playing golf.
Alison Drey PT, DPT Physical Therapist
Ali graduated from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition, Exercise, and Health Science in 2017. She then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in May 2020. Ali was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and ventured to Arizona after graduating PT school to begin her career with Endurance Rehab. Growing up, she spent much of her time playing sports, including basketball, volleyball, and running track. Her clinical interests include general orthopedics, sports-related and overuse injuries, and pediatrics. She hopes to pursue her orthopedic clinical specialist (OCS) certification in the future and is eager to continue learning and contributing to the growing field of physical therapy for years to come. Outside of the clinic, Ali enjoys time spent with family and friends, running, hiking, and playing basketball and sand volleyball. Despite the move from NE, she will always be a Husker fan at heart – GBR!
Katie Schneider - PT, DPT, Certified Dry Needling Physical Therapist
A native to Arizona, Katie graduated from Arizona State University with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology in 2010. She then attended University of Colorado in Denver and earned her Doctorate degree in Physical therapy in 2014. Katie grew up playing multiple sports, including gymnastics, tennis, and track. She also played competitive softball throughout high school. She enjoys treating all types of orthopedic conditions, from overuse injuries to post-operative conditions, and ultimately would like to pursue an orthopedic specialist certification (OCS) in the future. She appreciates a treatment approach based on manual therapy, functional movement patterns, and works on catering towards individualized patient goals. When she is not in the clinic, you can find Katie hiking, running, snowboarding, playing intramural softball or watching ASU sports.
Jim Gibson Practice Liaison and Performance Specialist
Jim first entered the Health and Fitness industry as a one on one personal trainer. From there, he began composing and teaching group fitness classes in addition to training his clientele individually. After four years of helping clients achieve their health goals in the gym setting in 2009 Jim came to Endurance Rehab where he has helped his clients bridge the gap between their success in rehabilitating injuries and realizing their physical fitness after. He believes strongly that for an individual to be able to achieve his or her health, weight, and/or strength improvement goals, the body must be physically prepared and strengthened in key ways to ensure that injury is prevented and success will follow. At Endurance Jim meets with individual clients to help them meet their fitness and performance goals; many of them immediately after the completion of their therapy. Additionally, he oversees the Core Conditioning Classes offered several times per week. Jim has earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, where he also minored in Small Business.
Nate Koch PT, A.T.C, Cert DN Owner Endurance Rehab
Nathan received his physical therapy degree and his certification in Athletic Training from Saint Louis University in 1996. While attending the university he provided sports medicine to NCAA Division I men's and women's athletics (at SLU and the University of Nebraska) and worked in the Biomechanics lab as a research assistant, where his work was published. Nathan then spent 3 seasons working part-time for the St. Louis Rams and full-time for a Sports Medicine Clinic in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2003 Nathan founded Endurance Rehab with the goal of providing the most complete and comprehensive physical therapy and performance training available to endurance athletes. Endurance Rehab has been nationally and locally recognized for its injury recovery and prevention techniques by AZ Channel 3, AZ Channel 15, Active.Com, Arizona Republic, Sweat Magazine, Pez Cycling.Com, CyclingNews.com, Bike World TV, bicycleradio.com and Competitor Magazine. Clients include: professional cyclists/triathletes/baseball/football/basketball players and golfers, race car drivers, ultra runners, collegiate athletes, elite ice skaters, firefighters, police officers, CEO's of Fortune 500 companies and everyday recreational athletes.
Nathan has been an educator to fellow therapists, presenting on "Core Strengthening for the Endurance Athlete." Nathan has been a contributing writer for LAVA magazine and Triathlete Magazine on topics related to injury prevention and injury recovery. With over 20 years experience performing medical bike fits, he currently teaches for Cyclologic. He has also taught for the world re-known Serotta International Cycling Institute (SICI).
Nathan has served as the PT consultant to Trek Segafredo Professional Cycling Team Mens and Womens teams. since Dec 2015.
Supporting the community and those in need is a priority for Nathan and the rest of the staff at Endurance Rehab. As evidence to this fact, each full-time employee is allowed extra days of paid vacation for volunteer work with a recognized non-profit.