Nate Snell - PT, DPT Cert DN CO-CLINIC DIRECTOR, Physical Therapist
Nate is a native of Phoenix and a proud graduate of Arizona State University. He has been working as a PT in the orthopedic setting for over 10 years after graduating from AT Still University in 2004. He joined our Arcadia office in 2007 as a staff therapist until 2010. While in Arcadia he was instrumental in developing and running our core class and developed a love for treating all orthopedic conditions, especially working with endurance athletes. In 2010 he established our Mesa location and served as the Clinical Director until 2014. While in Mesa he was able to work with local running and cycling clubs to assist with injury prevention and rehabilitation through the effective use of run gait analysis, medical bike fitting and biomechanical evaluations as well as treating a wide away of orthopedic conditions. As the father of busy twin boys he took a leave of absence to stay home with his boys over the last year. He returns to our Arcadia office passionate about working with patients to improve their overall health and fitness. In the Fall of 2015 Turkey Bowl Dr. Snell suffered an ego-induced hamstring tear. Ask him about it and maybe he will show more empathy towards you.
Kristina Lott - PT, DPT Cert DN CO-CLINIC DIRECTOR, Physical Therapist
Kristina graduated from Pomona College (Claremont, CA) with her BA degree in 1996. She then attended Emory University (Atlanta, GA), earning her Master of Physical Therapy in 2001 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2003. She has worked full-time in the orthopedic setting since 2001 and in 2005 became certified in orthopedic manual therapy (COMT). She presented her research on overuse injuries in 2002 and was published in 2006. Kristina has clinical experience with all kinds of orthopedic dysfunction, including treatment of the TMJ and vestibular problems. Kristina enjoys treating orthopedic injuries of all types, but is especially interested in the treatment of overuse injuries associate with endurance sports. She truly enjoys helping her patients reach their functional goals, by finding the source of the dysfunction and not just treating the symptoms. Kristina grew up dancing and playing sports, learning early on the benefits of physical therapy. She received multiple ITA awards and NCAA All-American honors while competing in collegiate tennis. Since moving to Arizona in 2003, she has participated in many half marathons and triathlons, up to the Ironman distance. When not participating, she can be found cheering at local running and triathlon events. She also enjoys hanging with her dogs, hiking, snow skiing, traveling, photography, and reading.
"I am an Endurance client who has been dealing with the aftermath of an achilles tear for several years. I've completed 2 courses of therapy at 2 other local practices. Most recently, I have been Kristina Lott's patient at the Arcadia location. I have progressed on to the Wellness program which I feel is extremely beneficial and sincerely hope you will continue to offer. I would like to express my appreciation for all the employees at Arcadia. They have been all things a patient would hope for: efficient, kind, caring, friendly, attentive and well prepared.
Kristina, in particular, has done her utmost to help me understand and deal with my condition over the past several months. I feel like her knowledge, her willingness to research and learn and offer varied therapies far surpasses what I have experienced at other practices. She is always thinking about what else she can do to help her patients progress along.....I feel like she is there for me 100% and I can see that she is providing quality care for all her patients. You can be really proud of the service you are able to provide your patients at Arcadia under Kristina's excellent leadership. I hope you appreciate her as much as I do!
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.
Austin Blalock PT, DPT
Austin is a proud Arcadia native. He attended Arizona State University, where he received his bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He later attended Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. During his clinical mentorships, Austin worked in outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and hospital settings, which allowed him to experience diverse patient populations and work with patients of all ages. As a life-long athlete, Austin has always recognized the value of maintaining physical health through strength and conditioning, improving flexibility, while promoting balance and well being to maintain the highest quality of life through movement and interaction with those around him. He is passionate about serving others with the mission of bringing quality health care through the tenets of optimism, dedication, and compassion.
Outside of work, Austin loves spending time with his family, cooking, traveling, and writing. Austin enjoys multiple forms of exercise and athletic development including weightlifting, yoga, cycling, and hiking. He also enjoys getting to spend time with his family, especially his niece and nephew.
Sarabeth Ford - PT, DPT Cert DN Physical Therapist
Sarabeth was born and raised in Rochester, NY before moving to Florida, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and was a student athlete. She continued her post-graduate education at Duke University, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016. As a former personal trainer and collegiate swimmer and current triathlete, Sarabeth has a special interest in the rehabilitation of endurance athletes and high school/collegiate athletes. Sarabeth enjoys finding and treating movement impairments in her patients while incorporating manual therapy and sports performance training with the treatment of various athletic injuries or orthopedic conditions. In her free time, Sarabeth enjoys training and racing triathlons, lifting, hiking, and playing with her dog, Chase. Sarabeth has goals to earn her sports specialist certification (SCS) and dry needling certifications.
Andrew Lose PT, DPT, ATC Physical Therapist
Andrew is a Minnesota Native who earned his Bachelor's degree in Athletic Training (2014) and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2016) from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. While in school, Andrew was a seasonal athletic trainer intern with the the Milwaukee Bucks during hte 2012-13 season. He also worked summer training camp with the Washington Redskins in 2013.
Andrew undertands that each patient or athlete has different and unique goals, and believes in the utilization of education, strength training, and manual therapy to maximize functional movement patterns to restore function. With his background in sports, he enjoys working with athletes of all ages with a special interest in overhead atheltes.
Andrew enjoys his free time hiking and playing golf around AZ with friends as well as watching Minnesota Vikings and Marquette basketball games.
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
Tim Bryan Performance Specialist/ Personal Trainer CSCS
Tim was born in Glendale and is a 4th generation Arizona native. He graduated from Cactus High School where he played soccer, football, and ran track. He attended Arizona State University where he pursued a degree in Kinesiology and graduated Cum Laude. This led him into an internship with the Seattle Mariners as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for their rookie team. Following completion of his internship, he worked in our Phoenix office at a PT tech assisting patients return to health. After working as a tech at the Banner University Medical Center, Tim worked as a personal trainer at Pinnacle Fitness, a private personal training facility, while also providing in-home personal training services for a company called Southwellness.
Tim has a strong passion for exercise and truly enjoys helping others achieve their fitness goals in the gym.
Aside from exercising, Tim’s passions include hunting, fishing, and camping and helping others as a realtor. He spends as much time in the great outdoors as possible with his family, friends, and girlfriend, Jessica.
Achievements and Certifications:
- Bachelors in Kinesiology from ASU
- Certification as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist from NSCA