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 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!
Caroline “Cali” Pyzdrowski
PT, DPT Cert DN
Certified in Dry Needling
Cali grew up in Hinsdale, IL, right outside Chicago. She went Marquette University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science in 2017 and Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2019. While in school, she played four years of Division I soccer, worked as a personal trainer, and was a group fitness instructor. Cali is interested treating all types of orthopedic injuries, and especially enjoys working with endurance athletes of all ages. Having had multiple ankle injuries and surgeries, she has a special interest in treating the ankle. Cali hopes to become certified in orthopedic manual therapy as well as certified in dry needling. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, working out, traveling, and watching sports.
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.
"Andrew is Professional, knowledgeable, friendly. Quick and easy access. Andrew not only treats but teaches and answers as many questions as I have." Susanne G
Katie is a Phoenix native and graduate of Arcadia HS. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2007. While at ASU she developed a passion for triathlon. Shortly after competing in the Ironman World Championships, she decided to take a gap year to pursue the sport at the elite level while working at a local running specialty store. This gap year turned into a decade, but was just a detour for her ultimate desire to become a physical therapist. She graduated with honors from A.T. Still University in 2020. She is looking forward to continuing her education with ATSU through the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency. She enjoys working with endurance sports athletes and treating overuse injuries. In her free time she enjoys trail running, hiking, and swimming.
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.
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.