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.

 

Jenny Teslevich, PT, DPT, Cert. 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!

Lauren Provencio, PT, DPT, Cert. DN,

Dr. Lauren Provencio, a native to Colorado, has found herself back in Arizona after enjoying her time up in Flagstaff where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University. While she misses the beautiful Rocky Mountains, she is enjoying getting a feel for the desert life and all it has to offer.

Dr. Provencio is inspired by treating the whole person, not just the injury. She enjoys treating adolescents and finds joy in helping people of all ages “stay in the game.” She enjoys providing pain management through therapeutic soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, and individualized therapeutic activity to meet her patients’ individual goals ranging from confidence in walking to helping competitive athletes. She has experience with pediatric therapy and treating a diverse population of orthopedic injuries.

Dr. Provencio is an avid runner, adventure seeker, loves hiking and swinging in her hammock with a good book and cup of tea. She looks forward to providing you with the best individualized care possible and helping you get to where you strive to be!

Ashalee Cyr, PT, DPT

Dr. Ashalee Cyr, a Wisconsin native, graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Kinesiology. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Miami and has since left the humidity of Orlando for the desert. Dr. Cyr was a pre-professional ballerina and coached a Junior Varsity Dance Team while in college.

Dr. Cyr has worked with patients of all ages and presented research at the annual American Physical Therapy Association conference regarding the use of diagnostic ultrasound in patients with suspected meniscus tears. She is dedicated to creating a fun and educational environment for her patients and treating the whole person.

Her history as a dancer gives her a personal understanding of the movements of the body and can offer insight, expertise, and exceptional care for performing artists, children, and adults alike. In fact, Dr. Cyr’s experience as a patient of physical therapy encouraged her to become a physical therapist. The care she was given as a dancer pushes her to gain knowledge and offer premier care for patients of all types.

Dr. Cyr is an avid sports fan and enjoys staying in shape by attending yoga and barre classes. She is a “Cheesehead” and looks forward to cheering on the Packers every fall. In her free time, she likes to try new restaurants, spend time with her dog, and read a good book.

Megan Kensinger, PTA, CFST, TPI Certified

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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, Fascial Stretching, 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 order to further her patient’s results and help them overcome their daily aches and pains, chronic pain, and help improve athletic performance, Megan became a Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist (CFST). Fascial Stretch Therapy unlocks 47% more flexibility than regular stretching by focusing on the joint capsule and fascia as well as muscle. Megan loves being able to provide the extra relief she knows Fascial Stretch Therapy gives her patients.

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.

Thomas Ochoa, PTA

Thomas hails from Yuma, AZ and became interested in physical therapy after an injury in high school football and experiencing the success of physical therapy firsthand. Thomas has always been interested in exercising with resistance training to increase muscle strength and performance and understands the importance of fitness and training.

He graduated from ASU with a Bachelors degree in Exercise and Wellness which included an internship right here at Camelback Sports Therapy. He furthered his education in order to learn the best practices to treat and help those who need it and earned his Physical Therapist Assistant degree. Thomas’ main focus in physical therapy is to create a fun, safe therapeutic environment that is rooted in promoting patient success.

His initial experience as a patient of physical therapy helped guide him as he shaped his mentality for treating and caring for his patients. He knows the specialized care he offers through manual therapy, education, stretching, and Integrative Microcirculation Therapy/cupping can not only treat his patients’ injury, ache or pain but also improve their ability to enjoy everyday activities.

When not at the clinic Thomas can be found working out at the Village or trying new food with friends at local restaurants.

Eric Strode, PTA

Eric is an Arizona native and began his path to becoming a physical therapist assistant after being honorably discharged from the United States Marine Core (USMC). From the USMC he transitioned to becoming a personal trainer where his passion for helping others improve physically grew. With the goal of learning more ways to best help others be the best they can be, Eric went on to earn his Physical Therapist Assistant degree.

His past experiences helped shape the mindset he has now practicing as a PTA. He is actively invested in healing the whole person by working with them to set and reach their goals through education, stretching, manual therapy, and personalized care. The Marine in Eric loves working with the team at Camelback Sports Therapy and sees each one of his patients as a part of that team.

During Eric’s free time you can find him cheering for the Yotes (Arizona Coyotes) no matter what their record is. He also enjoys power-lifting and staying in shape, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.

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