Our wonderful clients are the reason we’re in business. Here are some of the great things they’ve said about us. We’ll do everything we can to make sure your experience exceeds all your expectations, too! If you have something nice to say about us, please fill out our online form and we will post your comment!
Sara has made a difference in my life.
I saw Sara for vestibular issues I had struggled with on and off for years. I chose Sara because she had additional training and was certified in vestibular rehab. Sara did a more thorough exam than the neurologist. She was able to see the smallest things that were causing my problems. Her knowledge of vestibular issues is extensive and helped me understand my issues, exercises to correct them and tools to continue to do well. With Sara’s help, I have overcome situations that would normally trigger an episode. Sara has made a difference in my life. Thank you Sara! Another time, when I needed help to resolve pain in my upper back, I reached out to Sara. With Sara and Cory’s help I was able to resolve and manage that issue also.
– Peggy Vanderheyd
Great care and I’m always treated like family
I’m a long-time patient for a reason. I always receive great care and I’m always treated like family. VERY knowledgeable and experienced Staff. They care. Over the last decade +, Derek & Sara have treated me for a wide variety of injuries, mostly related to my unwillingness to retire from running competitively. From IT band syndrome to pulled hamstrings, sprained ankles, broken ankle, toe and hand, knee surgery rehab, hip pain, back pain, shoulder pain, shin pain, calf injuries…..just to name a few. Not once have I ever had to be re-treated for the same injury. They fix me so I can go hurt something else!
– Bernie M.
Derek and his outstanding staff at FPC are masters!
Derek medically heals the pain, patiently teaches proper body mechanics, then prepares and trains you to move through your workouts and everyday activities safely to prevent injury. Ever since I was treated for a frozen shoulder by Derek, I train more efficiently, am stronger, and continue to build stamina. Most importantly, I have learned how to move healthy and safe. Deepest appreciation for your kind care with exceptional expertise! We are lucky to have you here in Arizona.
– Joy Brooks
The most innovative and aggressive therapists you will find anywhere
I have been coming to Functional Performance for many years. I have had at least one surgery on every extremity. I keep coming back, because I truly feel Derek and Sara are the most innovative and aggressive therapists you will find anywhere. They are not just concerned with your current injury, but in treating and strengthening every muscle and joint around your specific injury, as well as the cause of your injury. Three of my kids have also been treated for their injuries as well. We have all enjoyed our experiences at Functional Performance Center!
– Ray, 26+ years and counting as a Phoenix Firefighter
Derek and Sara are THE BEST!
I have been going to Functional Performance off and on for several years. They can almost always fix what is ailing me. Everything from a sore back to plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendonosis. (Or something like that). It is great to get fixed up and get strong. Derek and Sara are THE BEST! Oh yeah. If you need custom orthotics, this is a great place to get them. The front office staffers are always nice and efficient too.
– Kathryn Labbe
I have been going to Functional Performance Center for lower back pain, I highly recommend this Center, they are REALLY helping my back problems.
– Joanne M. Greenert
Exceeded my expectations
Ortho surgeon referred me here for PT following extensive foot surgery. I’ve only had two appointments but they have already exceeded my expectations as far as progress!
– Lora Brown
My go to place for PT
This is my go to place for PT…I was looking at getting shots in my lower back to stop the pain, I felt much better after the first visit and I am continuing to learn the proper stretches and strengthening exercises to keep me out of pain. Thanks Sara and Derek you guys rock!
– Maureen Cavin
Professional, funny, friendly and gets you fixed
Derek is the best. Professional, funny, friendly and gets you fixed. Wouldn’t recommend anyone else for any PT. Period.
– Troy Browder
Good place to get help
Good place to get help for your body
– Sandra Steveson Hanson
So thankful for the knowledge, time, and friendly atmosphere
I had a horrible problem with my right shoulder, it didn’t move and I was in a lot of pain. After therapy for bicep tendinitis I am able to move my shoulder and get back in the gym. I’m so thankful for the knowledge, time, and friendly atmosphere. It has been a few months since I have been there and I miss everyone very much. I really learned a lot during my therapy and now have a solid shoulder routine I do once a week and daily stretches, to keep the mobility and strength in both shoulders now. Thank you Sarah for your help.
– Michael Chavez
Very flexible and caring
Love Sara and Gina! They are very flexible and caring about my knee issues and other aches I have
– Heather Silversmith
The best physical therapy I have ever received
The best physical therapy I have ever received. The therapists do a great job and the office staff is first rate. I highly recommend asking your doctor for a referral if you need PT.
– Michael Chasson
No one better!
No one better! Derek will get you better, if you’re ready to work at it.
– Joshua Fife
By far the best I’ve been to
I’ve been to a lot of PT. FPC is by far the best I’ve been to. They’ve never forgotten which side/area of my body was injured, their attention to detail is amazing. Even if there is 10 patients the building I would be told to correct my exercise from across the room if the therapist was busy.
– Keegan Graham
Truly the best
Amazing therapy, amazing people! Truly the best.
– Justine Callis
Exceptional staff, energetic, healing and fun environment!! So grateful
– Marie Boyer-Siegfried
By far the most effective
I’ve rehabbed nine surgeries with four NFL teams. Dr. Steveson’s functional approach makes the most sense and is by far the most effective.
– Matt Joyce, 11-year NFL veteran
The baseball specific training and conditioning program at the Functional Performance Center is awesome. It is comprehensive and covers every aspect of getting your body and mind prepared to play at maximum effectiveness.
– Todd Stottlemyre, 15-year Major League Pitcher
Back in the water competing at the highest of levels
I am on the USA National Team for swimming and suffered what many swimmers call a career-ending injury to my left shoulder. Doctors told me it could be more than a year until I could compete at a high level again, if at all. I got the surgery and conducted extensive rehab at the Functional Performance Center. Four months into my recovery I was back in the water competing at the highest of levels just like before. Now I am shooting for an Olympic birth in 2008. Everyone at FPC helped me keep that dream alive!
– Nick Brunelli (400sc Free Relay American record holder)
What a blessing
On November 15, 2000, FPC fitted me with a pair of orthotics. Since then I have walked pain-free. What a blessing – seven years of no pain after so many years of my knees killing me!
– Stephen D. McLaughlin (McLaughlin Bros., Inc., Belmond, IA)
The difference is incredible!
I have a job that keeps me running and on my feet all day long. Since Dr. Steveson and the FPC custom-fitted me with orthotics, my knees and joints no longer ache and swell with pain. I never realized what a difference they make to improve your daily life! Don’t forget to have him make a pair for your work-out/running shoes…and then go for a jog. The difference is incredible!
– Sean McLaughlin (CBS 5 News)
The most helpful and dedicated
I was in auto accident a few years ago and needed physical therapy for the nerve injury that I sustained. After trying a few therapists around the Valley, I found the Functional Performance Center to be the most helpful and dedicated. Derek and the rest of his staff focused on my injury and my exercises as if I were their only patient. Their attention to detail and willingness to teach me about my rehabilitation allowed me to get back in the gym and back to my daily routine without pain. Functional Performance Center has also helped me with knee pain that prevented me from running on a regular basis. After getting fitted for orthotics, my knee pain has gone away and I am getting the most out of my gym workouts.
– Anthony Aguilar
Professional and competent
During the past several years we have experienced three foot surgeries, two shoulder surgeries, one knee surgery and an assortment of other minor ailments (including two varieties of cancer). In spite of the foregoing at the age of 67, we are active swimmers, cyclists, and “sloggers” (slow joggers) due to the effective and comprehensive rehabilitation provided by the staff at the Functional Performance Center. We have participated in their professional and competent approach to rendering us whole under difficult medical circumstances. Sylvia’s foot reconstruction was extensive and her rapid recovery was labeled by the orthopedic surgeon as a near miracle and indicated that she might be the poster child (?) for the procedure that included pins through all five toes and two screws on the top of the foot as well as a large screw through the heel. In fact, she returned to normal activities in seven months (during which period she spent 3 days per week at FPC) instead of the predicted 12 months. We both rehabbed following surgery for torn rotator cuffs (more titanium added to our bodies) and again benefited from the Functional Performance Center protocol that has us both using our shoulders without any encumbrance. In addition to the professional practice of physical therapy, we were always delighted by the bright and positive atmosphere; they made some of the difficult parts of rehabilitation not only tolerable but enjoyable. Live Strong.
– Van and Sylvia VanArsdale