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.
Jaree Price - DPT Physical Therapist
Jaree was born and raised in rural community Nebraska. She grew up playing volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. Jaree attended Hastings College a small private college in Hastings, Nebraska. There she played collegiate level volleyball and track & field. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology in 2011. Jaree attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2015. She discovered Arizona on a clinical rotation with Endurance Rehab at the Scottsdale clinic in 2015. Jaree fell in love with the mission, principles, and employees of Endurance Rehab and wanted to be a part of a great patient centered team. Her clinical interest includes orthopedic conditions, balance deficits, athletes, and patients of all ages. Jaree enjoys riding four wheelers, watching the Cornhuskers (GO BIG RED), playing volleyball, basketball, kickball, softball, and skiing.
Kayla Murphy PTA
Kayla grew up in a small town South of Chicago, Illinois. She grew up playing competitive volleyball and softball and particpated in soccer, dance and gymnastics. At the age of 18 she moved to Gilbert, AZ and attended PTA school at Pima Medical Institute, graduating in 2017. During school Kayla had the opportunity to work in different outpatient orthopedic clinics, skilled nursing facilities and with professional athletes. She has a special interest in working with athletes of all ages, overuse injuries and balance deficits. Outside of the clinic, Kayla enjoys spending time with her friends, hiking, playing sand volleyball, softball and strength training.
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 (ProRehab) in St. Louis, Missouri.
In 2003 Nathan founded Endurance Rehabilitation 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." Over the last 5 years Nathan continues to be a contributing writer for LAVA magazine and Triathlete Magazine on topics related to injury prevention and injury recovery. With over 17 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 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.
Brian Thies HAND THERAPIST MS, OTR/L, COMT, CHT
Undergrad: University of Arizona
OT school: AT Still University
Adjunct Faculty: Franklin Pierce University
Certifications: MS, OTR/L, COMT, CHT, ASTYM
Clinical Interest: hand therapy, diagnostics of hand, elbow and shoulder, acute, chronic and post-surgical hand injuries