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Meet Our Staff

 
Steve Kayae

Steve Kaye, PT, DPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy - University of Illinois, 1986
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Evidence in Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions, 2011

Community Involvement:

  • Member American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Westbrook Office Owners Association Board President

Steve received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois in 1986 and his Doctorate from EIM in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Arizona in 1991. Steve has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1986 and in 2001 founded Arrowhead Physical Therapy and opened his first outpatient physical therapy office in the northwest valley. Steve has experience with a wide range of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and has received extensive continuing education in manual therapy and long-term spine courses.

Steve believes that his company's success, which is characterized by compassion and clinical excellence, is a result of his dedication to patients and emphasis on providing superior patient care. He firmly believes that a supportive team environment and patient education are critical in ensuring that efficient and effective treatment results are achieved. Steve treats each patient like they are a member of his family and is committed to delivering quality, personal care in a professional, friendly environment that exceeds patients' expectations.

Steve is an active triathlete and completed the half and full Ironman Arizona in 2016. He coaches at Joy Christian School in the Cross Country Program. Steve also enjoys competitive volleyball, softball, wakeboarding, boating, snow-skiing, serving at church, and spending time with his wife, son, and triplet daughters.

Stacy Bowers, PT, DPT

Stacy Bowers, PT, DPT

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Husson University, 2008
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Husson University, 2010
Community Involvement:
  • Member American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Stacy joined the Arrowhead Physical Team in June of 2015. She is originally from Bangor, Maine and moved to Arizona in July of 2014 from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Stacy received both her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Husson University in Bangor, Maine. Stacy has experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a wide variety of diagnoses from orthopedic injuries to general deconditioning impairments. She enjoys attending continuing education courses to continue to expand her manual and diagnostic skills. Stacy adopts an individualized approach to patient care and her commitment to her patients can be seen through the compassion and care she consistently provides to her patients. In her spare time, Stacy enjoys traveling, hiking, biking, swimming, playing competitive sports, and spending time with her husband and young children.
Sharon Vosekalns, PT, MPT

Sharon Vosekalns, PT, MPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Bob Jones University, 1996
  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of North Carolina, 1999

Sharon joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in 2016. She obtained her undergraduate degree in 1996 from Bob Jones University in South Carolina and graduated in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sharon has practiced physical therapy in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Arizona. She has concentrated her treatment expertise in outpatient orthopedics and has extensive knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity diagnoses as a result of sports, work, trauma or repetitive overuse. Sharon has practical experience with aquatic therapy and fibromyalgia programs and has a special interest in the field of women’s health, particularly for the peri-partum mother.

Sharon has spent several years as a clinical education coordinator for PT, PTA, DO, ATC and Kinesiology student clinicals. She has a passion for educating and uses these skills in instructing her patients as well.

Outside of work, Sharon loves spending time with her husband and being a mom to her two awesome kids! For fun and exercise, she jogs and hikes in beautiful Arizona. She is actively involved in her church and in her spare time enjoys sharpening her culinary skills.

Julie Kirst, PT

Julie Kirst, PT

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy - University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 1988
Accomplishments:
  • Co-author of VHI orthopedic functional exercise kit

Julie joined Arrowhead Physical Therapy in September of 2016. She obtained her Physical Therapy degree in 1988 from the University of Wisconsin in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Julie initially practiced physical therapy in California, but the majority of her career was practiced in her home state of Wisconsin. She has concentrated her treatment expertise in outpatient orthopedics and has extensive knowledge and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of extremity and spine diagnoses as a result of sports, trauma, work, overuse or post-surgery. Julie has experience with functional exercise programs, kinesio taping, custom orthotics and biomechanical evaluations.

Outside of work, Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and family. She has two sons attending college in Wisconsin and two step daughters who also reside in Wisconsin.  She remains a "hockey mom", as one of her sons continues to play in college. Julie loves the Arizona outdoors, and enjoys golf, hiking, biking, running and kayaking. She also does regular functional exercise workouts to maintain stability in an ACL deficient knee.

In her spare time, she is active in her church, enjoys sightseeing, shopping, and will always remain a Packer fan.

Gregory McLarty

Gregory McLarty PT, DPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, minor in Psychology - Arizona State University, 2012
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Northern Arizona University, 2016

Certification:

  • Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN) - American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2016

Greg joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in May of 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2012 and then attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016.

Greg has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients and related diagnoses. He obtained his Dry Needling Certification in 2016 and incorporates this technique as appropriate into his patients' overall treatment plan. Greg has a passion for expanding his knowledge with respect to physical therapy manual techniques and particularly enjoys treatment of the spine.

Greg maintains a high standard of patient care through combining manual therapy with exercise to promote optimal patient outcomes. Greg has a passion for educating his patients and ensures they receive the highest level of quality care.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and three dogs, playing guitar, and learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Caleb Lionberger

Caleb Lionberger, PTA, ATC

Education:
  • Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting -Gateway Community College, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training- Northern Arizona University, 2011
Community Involvement:
  • Various community outreach ministries through local churches
  • Volunteer for homeless organizations in Phoenix

Caleb joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in 2009. Caleb attended Gateway Community College where he obtained his Associate Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting in 2006. In 2011, Caleb completed his Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from Northern Arizona University. He has several years of experience working in various physical therapy clinics and rehabilitation institutes including specialty hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, neurological rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedic clinics.

Caleb possesses a solid sports background from his experience working as a student athletic trainer at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. He is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Instructor and provides instruction to his clients through understanding and addressing their physical limitations to enable them to improve their golf swing.

Caleb has experience in a number of adjunct therapies including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Kinesio Taping. Caleb is also a Certified Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR) Provider. He assists patients in identifying pain and dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system and uses techniques to improve movement and reduce pain. Caleb finds fulfillment in providing the highest level of quality care for his patients of all ages and encourages and supports them on their path to recovery.

Caleb enjoys hiking, running, fishing, and jet skiing and has a passion for athletics including baseball, golf, football, basketball and soccer. Caleb and his wife, Emillie, also enjoy volunteering and serving at their local church.

TPI Certified
FAKTR Certified
Colleen Palko

Colleen Palko, LMT, CRT

Education:
  • Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Therapeutic Massage – Phoenix College, 1999
  • Certified Reiki Therapist – Phoenix College, 2001
Community Involvement:
  • Member American Board of Massage Therapy (ABMT)
Colleen joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in February of 2015. She is an Arizona native and has practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 1999. Colleen has provided massage therapy services in both clinical and spa settings and utilizes various techniques including Trigger Point Therapy, Medical Sports Massage, Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Relaxation Massage Therapy. She tailors each massage to her client’s individual needs and utilizes a personalized, therapeutic approach to the treatment of muscle pain and dysfunction. Colleen specializes in treating clients with chronic pain, back injuries and fibromyalgia and has provided massage and healing techniques for the sick and terminally ill. She is committed to providing the highest level of quality massage services and has a passion for promoting health and wellness for her clients. In her spare time, Colleen enjoys swimming, ice skating, yoga and outdoor activities.
Jennifer Lykken, LMT, MMP

Jennifer Lykken LMT, MMP

Education:

  • Certificate of Completion in Therapeutic Massage Therapy - Arizona College of Allied Health, 2005
  • Certified Medical Massage Practitioner - LMT Success Group, 2011

Jennifer joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in November 2016 and has practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist in both clinical and spa settings since 2005. Jennifer utilizes various techniques including Neuromuscular Therapy, Medical Massage protocols for specialized population, Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Relaxation Massage Therapy, aromatherapy for wellness, as well as resistant stretching techniques.

Jennifer customizes her treatment programs based upon each client's individual needs and has a passion for utilizing massage therapy to assist her clients in achieving their overall health and wellness goals. She specializes in treating injuries, chronic pain including headaches, and has training in advanced techniques and approaches for oncology massage as well as extensive training in prenatal care.

Jennifer has a passion for education and in her spare time loves to play games, hike, sing and dance.

Kara Davis-Lindquist

Kara Davis-Lindquist, LMT

Education:

  • Certificate of Completion in Therapeutic Massage Therapy - Colorado School of the Healing Arts, 2006
  • Thai Massage Certification - Thai Massage School of Chaing Mai, 2007
  • Sports Massage Certification - Colorado School of the Healing Arts, 2010
  • Associates of Occupational Sciences in Arts and Sciences – Colorado School of the Healing Arts, 2011

Kara joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in May of 2017. She has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2006 and has experience in both clinical and spa settings. Kara uses Stretching Techniques, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue and Thai Massage Techniques to create a unique and individualized treatment program for each client.

Kara also utilizes Swedish Massage Techniques and Relaxation Massage methods to help melt the stress of the day away. Kara listens to her clients and customizes the massage programs to ensure her clients' goals are achieved. Whether your goal is to simply relax or if you are experiencing aches or pains, Kara will develop a program to meet your individual needs.

Kara is currently pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Health Science from South New Hampshire University and in her spare time, she loves to travel, hike, scuba dive, cook, and enjoys photography.

Lorrie Karn

Lorrie Karn, Fit2Liv Program Coordinator

Certifications:
  • Lifestyle Educator
  • ACE Certified Trainer/Instructor
  • American Academy of Sports Dieticians and Nutritionists (AASDN) Specialist
  • Bachelors of Arts in Complementary and Alternative Health - Ashford University
Lorrie is an ACE Certified Trainer/Instructor and Lifestyle Educator with twenty-six years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. Lorrie has extensive experience in working with all fitness levels and has specialized training in the areas of stretch and flexibility therapy, developing programs for older adults, as well as any individual requiring physical rehabilitation. Lorrie has acquired certificates of completion in over twenty-seven fitness formats, ranging from Mind & Body to cycling and multiple group fitness formats. Lorrie has created formats such as Restorative Pilates and Project Transformations and offering up to date programming is one of her specialties. Lorrie is also an AASDN Nutrition Specialist. Her "food philosophy" is creating family friendly meal plans that are easy to follow. Being a CPR and First Aid instructor for the American Heart Association is another position Lorrie respectfully holds and she is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Psychology with a specialty in Health and Wellness. Lorrie has a passion for guiding and supporting people and develops customized programs which are tailored to their specific needs. Lorrie conducts both personal and group classes and works with clients of all ages and fitness levels. Lorrie brings fun and enthusiasm to each class and looks forward to helping you not only meet but exceed your overall health and fitness goals. Lorrie will be the first to tell you there is no greater feeling than feeling healthy and fit!