Under the direction of Dr. Pappoe, our experienced staff of physical therapists and athletic trainers utilize functional and applied biomechanics to provide contemporary, comprehensive and personalized care tailored for each patient.
Our team collaborates to create thorough rehabilitation plans implementing ground breaking philosophies, therapies and treatments from our specialties to alleviate pain and mend injuries while correcting movement patterns to prevent future conditions. If executed properly our rehabilitation plans can completely eliminate pre-existing conditions, frequently without surgery.
Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a subspecialty in pain medicine, Dr. Tutankhamen Pappoe specializes in spinal care, pain management and the treatment of sports injuries through functional and applied biomechanics, non-surgical orthopedics, postural restoration and the study of tri-planar motion.
Licensed in Arizona, California and New York, Dr. Pappoe earned his Bachelor of Science in molecular biophysics and biochemistry from the prestigious Yale University, where he competed as a track athlete, before continuing to the George Washington University School of Medicine to earn his medical degree. He received intern training at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey and served as a research fellow with Kessler Sports Medicine Institute in preparation for his residency with the internationally-acclaimed Mount Sinai Hospital Center.
Dr. Pappoe is a current member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physiatric Association of Sports, Spine and Occupational Rehabilitation, National Strength and Conditioning Association, North American Spine Society, International Spine Intervention Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.
With a special interest in the treatment of joint and musculoskeletal injuries, Drew Marchesi's areas of expertise include outpatient orthopedic and sports physical therapy.
A Nike Golf Performance specialist, Drew has more than a decade of experience in physical therapy and stays up-to-date on recent advances in the evaluation of treatments through the Postural Restoration Institute, Gray Institute, Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and North American Sports Medicine Institute. He earned a bachelor of science and master's degree in physical therapy from Northern Illinois University.
Drew has worked with professional athletes in a variety of sports and has consulted with several MLB, NBA, NFL and college sports teams.
Physical therapist Tiffany Renwick is well versed in heavy manual therapy in the treatment of chronic pain from orthopedic, sports and traumatic injuries. Tiffany continues to incorporate innovative techniques into the treatment programs of East Valley Spine & Sports Medicine Center by applying the philosophies of the Postural Restoration Institute, Gray Institute, Barral Institute, Franklin Method and Dr. Shirley Sahrmann.
Tiffany graduated magna cum laude from Arizona State University earning a bachelor's degree in exercise and wellness with a minor in kinesiology and psychology. She continued her education at Northern Arizona University where she completed her doctorate in physical therapy.
Kim Hurt graduated with her BS from University Nevada Las Vegas in Sports Injury Management and Kinesiology in 2007, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University Nevada Las Vegas in 2010. Kim co-authored a research study that was published in JOSPT 2011 entitled, "The Effects of Lumbar Manipulation on Transversus Abdominis Thickness in Asymptomatic Individuals."
Kim's emphasis on treatment utilizes principles from Postural Restoration Institute and functional restorative exercise, and she is working toward her manual therapy certification through IAOM-US. Kim is certified in ASTYM, and uses a variety of other manual techniques for soft tissue work.
Jim earned his M.S. in physical therapy at Marymount University in Arlington, VA (2000) and also earned an M.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts (1992). He has over 13 years of physical therapy experience specializing in the treatment of the musculoskeletal system and over 20 years of experience helping people improve their health through fitness and wellness.
Jim subscribes to East Valley Spine and Sports philosophy of implementing personalized programs of care for the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and pain. The plan of care is developed with a strong understanding and integration of the orthopedic, neuromuscular, and biomechanical dynamics of the human body.
Jim also teaches Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology lab as an adjunct faculty at Grand Canyon University. His personal mission statement for his life and profession is to use his talents and abilities to make a positive difference in people's lives!
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
BACK & SPINE PAIN
After a thorough examination including a gait analysis, industry leading therapies and treatments are administered to relieve, and often cure, chronic spine and back pain—even for patients that have found no comfort following previous back surgeries.
From youth, collegiate and professional athletes to weekend warriors, our athletic trainers specialize in the rehabilitation of athletes to top competition form in all sports and activities.
Gone are the days of frequent in-office sessions for recovery. With our understanding of biomechanics we personalize weekly, one-on-one therapy sessions for a prompt rehabilitation of many common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic joint pain.
Stay active and pain free for years to come by preventing recreational, occupational and sports related injuries. By analyzing current movement patterns and tendencies, we are able to create prevention programs that are tailored specifically to you.