Staff

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

TT quote2Natalie 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.

Jenna Bartels, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

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Dr. Jenna Bartels, a native Midwesterner, graduated from Michigan Tech University where she received a full athletic scholarship to play basketball. She earned her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Wisconsin La Crosse.  Dr. Bartels coached Junior Varsity and Varsity women’s high school basketball and set two collegiate basketball records at Michigan Tech University.

Dr. Bartels stays in shape by biking, practicing hot yoga, and working out.  She loves boating, jet skiing and most outdoor activities. She is a “Cheese head” (Packers fan) at heart, has traveled domestically and internationally and loves to sample cuisines from all over the world.

Dr. Bartels has a passion for physical therapy. She has worked with people of all ages and conducted and presented her research on preventing fall risk in the elderly at the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association conference. Dr. Bartels is certified in advanced dry needling to provide cutting edge treatment to her patients.  She provides pain management treatment through cupping/Integrative Microcirculation Therapy, Dry Needling, manipulation adjustments of back and neck, therapeutic massage, and a variety of other manual skills and modalities.

Dr. Bartels helps keep her patients off the sidelines and back in the game through her experience in physical therapy, her knowledge in sports, and through her participation in collegiate athletics.

Hailey Alfred, PT, DPT, Cert. DN

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Dr. Hailey Alfred has always been interested in the human body and how it functions.  Upon graduating high school she moved to San Luis Obispo, CA where she majored in Nutrition Science with an emphasis on pre-medicine at Cal Poly.  After finishing her undergraduate studies she attended the University of California, San Francisco, achieving a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy in 2011. She began her career in the San Francisco Bay area, but soon became frustrated with the consistently cold San Francisco summers.  She made the move to sunny Arizona with her husband in 2013.  When people comment on the hot Arizona summers, her favorite response is “you don’t have to shovel sunshine!”

Hailey is an expert in musculoskeletal disorders from sports injuries, chronic pains, post-operative rehabilitation, and rehabilitation for total joint replacements.  She especially enjoys treating injuries at the shoulder and knee.  Hailey utilizes hands on manual techniques, Integrative Microcirculation Therapy/cupping, patient-specific exercises, various modalities, taping techniques, and education to provide the best care for her patients.  She is also certified in ASTYM, a treatment that sets the standard for soft tissue therapy.  It regenerates healthy soft  tissues (muscles, tendons, etc.), and removes unwanted scar tissue that may be causing pain or movement restrictions.  ASTYM treatment has helped countless patients by restoring movement, getting rid of pain, and giving back their lives.

Dr. Alfred grew up in Maui, Hawaii where she loved to surf, ride horses, run, paddle canoe and enjoy all Maui has to offer.  She continues to enjoy hiking, running, playing football, and taking boot camp classes.  She does miss the ocean, but has decided her next adventure may be to become a great golfer.  She also enjoys playing with her son and watching him learn new things every day.

Jenny Teslevich, PT, DPT

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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!

Megan Kensinger, PTA

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Megan Kensinger, originally from Springfield, MO, received her undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University.  In 2010 she graduated from Ozarks Technical College with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

Megan has worked in various clinical settings but her passion is treating patients with orthopedic injuries.  She has been an avid soccer player and sports enthusiast and loves working with athletes of all backgrounds and levels.  She enjoys furthering her education and has taken several courses specializing in manual therapy techniques and Kinesio Taping.  She utilizes these treatments in addition to Integrative Microcirculation Therapy/cupping to help speed up her patients’ recovery.

Megan is also Titleist Performance Institute certified making her knowledgeable in the “Body-Swing Connection.”  Through video analysis Megan can assess golfers of any skill level and provide treatment to overcome specific mechanical limitations in a golf swing such as flexibility, strength, stabilization and mobilization.  Overcoming these restrictions can result in a more efficient golf swing and take your game to the next level.

In her spare time, Megan can be found exploring Arizona, hiking, working out, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends & family.

Eric Torgerson, PTA

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Eric grew up in Idaho and earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science from Dordt College in Iowa and later earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

Eric specializes in patients with orthopedic and sport related injuries, which has a lot to do with his past involvement in athletics.  He incorporates Integrative Microcirculation Therapy/cupping and Kinesio Tape into his treatment.  Both result in added benefits that provide relief outside of your physical therapy appointment.

As a former collegiate football and baseball athlete, Eric has an understanding of the physical demands required to excel in sports.  He utilizes this skill every day to rehabilitate our athletes of all sports and levels.  He also worked as an Athletic Trainer at Dordt College which provided him excellent experience in accurately assessing pain/injury and returning athletes quickly to their sport.

In his free time, Eric continues to enjoy playing baseball recreationally, going to any and all sporting events, traveling to unique locations, and hanging out with friends.

Katie Prudhomme, PTA

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Katie, originally from Chicago, Illinois, received her Bachelors in Applied Sciences from Arizona State University and later earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

Katie specializes in patients with orthopedic injuries, low back pain, and osteoporosis. She has advanced training in Kinesio Taping; an elastic tape with many therapeutic uses, some of which include decreasing swelling, inhibiting and facilitating muscle use, and taking pressure/stress off of tissue.

Katie specializes in training golfers of all skill levels.  She is Titleist Performance Institute certified making her our go-to for avid and novice golfers alike.  TPI certification provides her with the tools to optimize mechanics to unlock the body’s full potential.  Most, if not all golfers, experience limitations in flexibility, strength, mobility and/or stability.

During her free time Katie loves spending time with family and friends while enjoying the beautiful weather Arizona has to offer by hiking, boating and snowboarding.

 

 

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