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Meet our dedicated team of professionals who are utilizing the latest procedures and methods that get results.

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Natalie Semon, PT, MPT, CSCS, Cert. DN, CKTP

Natalie Semon is an Arizona native and exercise enthusiast who loves to run, swim, cycle and golf. With over 20 years of experience and a Master’s of Physical Therapy, Natalie enjoys working with people of all ages and ability levels to help them “stay in the game.” Natalie has worked with professional football players, as well as collegiate and high school athletes.

As a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Natalie is adept at creating customized programs that are designed to address an individual’s specific needs and sporting activity.  Natalie previously worked as an Orthopedic Specialist for Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. During her six-year tenure at St. Joe’s, Natalie created the Spine Rehabilitation Program utilized at the Barrows Neurological Institute.

Natalie is an expert in providing pain management treatment through integrative systemic dry needling and cupping/Integrative Microcirculation Therapy. Natalie has had the honor of contributing a chapter on the practical use of Contemporary Dry Needling in conjunction with Dr. Yun-toa Ma, PhD, educator, writer, scientist, and founder of the American Dry Needling Institute. She also assisted Dr. Ma in the teaching of the Advanced Dry Needling techniques.

Natalie obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from the University of Arizona. In 1995, Natalie then graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy.  Her education included training and internships at UCLA Sports Medicine and Rancho Los Amigos.

Rose Armstrong, ATC, CSCS, CKTP

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Rose has been an employee for Camelback Sports Therapy from its inception and has helped grow the practice to what it is today.

Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Iowa. While attending the University of Iowa, Rose competed on the university’s softball team.  There she developed her interest to combine athletics and medicine and was soon accepted into the Hawkeye’s Athletic Training Program. After graduation she was awarded an athletic trainer internship at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.

Looking for clearer skies, Rose decided to settle in Phoenix.  She began her career as an athletic trainer for John C. Lincoln Institute for Sports Medicine and the Paradise Valley School District.  She worked clinically in physical therapy assisting with the rehabilitation of athletes and served as head athletic trainer for Horizon and North Canyon High School.

After developing a strong passion for rehabilitation Rose changed focus and joined St Joseph’s Center for Sports Medicine and from there Camelback Sports Therapy. Over the years she has acquired certifications from the National Athletic Training Association, National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner. She continues to provide athletic training services to professional, collegiate, high school, Olympic development athletes as well as the weekend warriors.

Jenny Teslevich, PT, DPT, DN, Cert. LSVT Big Clinician

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Dr. Jenny Teslevich, a Phoenix native, graduated from Arizona State University where she played Division I Volleyball. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. At NAU, she researched exercise prevention in Division I athletes and effects of intensive physical therapy with regards to chronic stroke. She has coached and trained young female athletes for 5+ years specializing in volleyball.

Dr. Teslevich is extremely driven to provide the best possible care, experience, and results for each of her patients. She enjoys treating individuals of ALL ages with a variety of diagnosis including orthopedic, neurological, and vestibular who want to “stay in the game” and remain active and healthy. She provides pain management treatment through cupping/Integrative Microcirculation Therapy, therapeutic soft tissue mobilization, functional therapeutic exercise, and a variety of techniques to match each individual’s goals and needs.

Dr. Teslevich is also a certified LSVT Big® clinician.  LSVT Big® is a highly specialized movement program for people with Parkinson’s disease to improve walking, limb control/speed, balance, and over-all quality of life.

Dr. Teslevich enjoys staying active by hiking Squaw Peak, attending group fitness classes including Pilates and interval training, and hanging out with friends and family. She enjoys shopping local at farmer’s markets and local artisans as well as finding unique experiences or restaurants in Phoenix.  She looks forward to providing the best individualized care and helping you feel and move better!

Whitney Boyd, PT, DPT, DN Cert.

Dr. Whitney Boyd, a native Midwesterner, earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Creighton University. Dr. Boyd is an exercise enthusiast with a passion for physical therapy and helping patients reach optimal mobility.

Dr. Boyd has experience caring for patients of all ages with a variety of diagnoses, including treatment of spine, hip, and knee dysfunction, in addition to extensive training in spine, concussion, vertigo, and pre and post partum care. She especially enjoys and has had overarching success helping patients improve shoulder mobility after experiencing surgical intervention. She uses patient-centered, evidence-based treatment with an emphasis on therapeutic exercise and manual therapy interventions. Dr. Boyd strives to ensure every patient’s experience is results-oriented and educational, and enjoys sharing the journey with each patient to achieve their goals.

Dr. Boyd focuses on creating individualized treatment plans that efficiently exceed expectations, and prides herself on being an expert in providing pain management treatment through a variety of manual skills and modalities.

Jenna Mahdi, PT, DPT, DN Cert.

Dr. Jenna Mahdi grew up in Tucson, AZ and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Physiology. She went on to attend Northern Arizona University and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Mahdi loves working with a wide variety of diagnoses and injuries, and enjoys being creative in her approach with each person to make their treatment as individualized as possible and custom fit the various lifestyles and needs of her patients. She has especially enjoyed working with patients with shoulder and hip injuries. Dr. Mahdi says her biggest passion is helping her patients understand the “why” behind what they do at physical therapy so they leave with not just an improvement in quality of life, but a better understanding of the human body.

Outside of work, Dr. Mahdi enjoys reading, hiking, trying different fitness classes, and listening to true crime podcasts. She also enjoys finding new restaurants and breweries around the city with family and friends.

Mitchell Dreska, PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Mitchell Dreska is originally from Illinois and earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Sports Science from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. During his time at La Crosse, he got his certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and acted as a coach and personal trainer helping clients from a variety of backgrounds achieve their health goals. Dr. Dreska then continued his education at Northern Arizona University, where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

Dr. Dreska has been involved in sports his entire life and has a passion for improving human performance, especially in athletics. He is passionate about helping every patient improve their performance, whether that be getting back to sports or in performing daily activities without pain.

In his free time, Dr. Dreska enjoys training and competing in weightlifting, going on hikes, camping, skiing, snowboarding and spending time with family and friends.

Charles Tobola, PT, DPT

Dr. Charles Tobola is a native to Los Angeles, CA and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Applied Exercise Science from Azusa Pacific University, Los Angeles. He then went on to complete his Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles.

Throughout his clinical experience, Dr. Tobola has enjoyed working with a wide variety of patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He has become eclectic with his approach to treating various conditions, tailoring individualized and evidence-based treatments to maximize each patient’s full potential. Dr. Tobola also has interests in strengthening and balance interventions in the geriatric population, identifying programs to prolong independent function.

Outside of the clinic, Charles loves to balance his work life by spending time with his family and friends, finding new restaurants, watching professional sports, and playing piano.

Lucy Simone, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Lucy Simone is originally from New York, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology from SUNY Oneonta and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College. 

Dr. Simone enjoys working with the variety of age groups and diagnoses found in the orthopedic outpatient setting and strives to always provide the best individualized care for her patients. As an advocate for life-long learning, she is always looking for ways to challenge herself in order to help her patients better, which led Lucy to obtain her Orthopedic Clinical Specialist board certification. She finds great value in providing patient-centered care to help get people back to doing what they love.

In her free time, Dr. Simone can be found enjoying the outdoors on a hike or run, exploring local eateries to find the best NY-style pizza, or spending time with her husband and husky. 

Lela Stemple, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Lela Stemple was born and raised in Oregon. She graduated from Boston University with her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Competing on the University’s track team, Dr. Stemple’s love for running sparked her passion for helping people maintain an active & healthy lifestyle.

Although Dr. Stemple has a background in running, she is passionate about helping people from all walks of life. She prioritizes each patient’s goals and habits while providing individualized hands-on treatment every time. Her continued passion is fed by the sight of patients returning to what they love to do.

Outside of work, you can find Dr. Stemple running and hiking her way through Arizona, finding the best food, and deep in the shelves of a local book store.

Madeline Powelson, PT, DPT

Dr. Maddie Powelson is originally from Portland, Oregon and made her way down the west coast, attending Dominican University of California, where she played collegiate volleyball while also studying Health Science. She obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Midwestern University in Arizona which she now calls home.

Dr. Powelson is passionate about working with any and all patients that walk through the door. On top of providing expert-level pain management techniques, Dr. Powelson strives to educate each patient on their unique anatomy and injury in order to ensure future injury prevention. Maddie believes it is the small details that make a difference in physical therapy and she’ll always go the extra mile to get her patients healthy.

In her free time, Maddie can be found outdoors enjoying the AZ sunshine, working out at the gym, watching sports, or drawing a new piece of artwork to add to her collection!

Kristiana Warth, PT, DPT

Dr. Kristiana Warth was raised in Arizona and attended Arizona State University where she pole vaulted for the Track & Field team. After graduating from ASU with her Bachelors in Kinesiology, she went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Duke University.

Dr. Warth is passionate about helping each patient reach their full potential. She loves to help patients of all ages reach their physical goals. Whether their goal is returning to their sport or performing daily activities, Dr. Warth applies her experience as an athlete to create individualized hands-on treatment plans in order to bridge the gap between physical therapy and return to a pain-free lifestyle.

In her free time, she loves to golf, work out, spend time outdoors, and hang out with friends and family!

Joanie MacTough, PT, DPT

Dr. Joanie MacTough is a 5th generation Arizona Native. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University and ever since has enjoyed working with patients of all ages: from newborn to 100+ years old!

After graduation, Dr. MacTough had the opportunity to work in an outpatient orthopedic environment that served patients with severe, chronic injuries and neurological or immunological disorders. She utilized a combination of aquatic and land therapy to treat her patients. This experience helped her gain greater compassion for helping patients overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles from pain and altering their own expectations for themselves.

Dr. MacTough understands that each person’s life and QUALITY of life will be impacted by the treatment they receive at each therapy session. She strives to provide high quality, evidence-based, patient-centered care prioritizing her patient’s personal goals. Joanie utilizes a combination of therapeutic exercises, Integrative Microcirculation Therapy, manual therapy, and patient education to help her patients reach their full potential.

In her free time, Dr. MacTough enjoys painting, spending time with her family and chasing after (or being chased by) her 2-year-old daughter.

Jen Nevatt, PTA

Jen came to Phoenix from Philadelphia almost 14 years ago and hasn’t shoveled snow since. She attended and graduated from Arizona State University with her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and after interning at Camelback Sports Therapy, decided that physical therapy was the path she would take. Jen went back to school for her PTA license and was excited to return to CST and help people get back to living their best lives in this city that has so much to offer.

Jen has always been passionate about helping people and has found the perfect way to blend her love for athletics and education to improve peoples’ function in this setting. She enjoys treating all patient populations and especially loves to teach patients how small adjustments can make a big difference in their overall quality of life. Jen utilizes her knowledge of the human body while providing skilled hands on treatment, cupping, ASTYM, kinesio tape, and of course exercise therapy to optimize patients’ movements and help them get the results they want.

In her spare time, Jen enjoys researching and taste-testing local breweries, playing and coaching lacrosse, spending time with her fiancé and two dogs, and exhausting all options on Netflix.

Eric Lespron, PTA

Eric Lespron is a native Arizonan and was born and raised in Cave Creek! Eric grew up in a soccer family and began his college career playing soccer at Paradise Valley Community Collège for 2 years. After transferring to Arizona State University, he earned a Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Wellness. During this time, Eric was working as a physical therapy technician and decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, graduating from Pima Medical Institute.

Eric has experience working in the subacute and outpatient rehab settings. He is passionate about helping others reach their personal goals. He has obtained a certification in instrument assisted soft tissue massage (IASTM). As a former athlete and current advocate for health and wellness, Eric brings an energetic attitude and hands-on approach to his treatments, with a strong focus on proper body mechanics and form.

Eric’s hobbies include hiking, gaming, and travel. When he’s not spending time with his wife and two miniature pinscher dogs, Eric is always up for game night with family and friends!

Samantha Quisenberry, PTA

Samantha grew up in Southern California with a passion for athletics. This inspired her to earn her Bachelors of Kinesiology from San Diego State University. She later came to Arizona to earn her Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Samantha returned to California where she worked as a PTA for 3 years before deciding she wanted to make Arizona her home!

Samantha is passionate about getting people of all ages and physical capabilities back to doing what they love. She has years of experience working as a clinical director in an orthopedic outpatient setting, where her strength in leadership was put to the test. Samantha utilizes a wide range of techniques including manual therapies, taping techniques and sports-specific injury prevention to help patients get the results they are looking for. She is passionate about developing the patient’s full quality of life by eliminating pain in their regular activities.

In her free time, you can catch Samantha hiking, traveling and trying out new restaurants!

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