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 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.
Dr. Gianara Campasano is originally from the Bay Area but considers herself a transplant native since moving to Arizona when she was 6-years-old. After graduating Cum Laude at Northern Arizona University where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, she went out east and received her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Campasano then pursued a subset specialty in orthopedics and manual therapy from the Manual Therapy Institute where she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT).
As a previous Division I Soccer athlete, Dr. Campasano combines her love for sports with movement analysis, manual therapy, and neurodynamics to improve her patient’s mobility and quality of life. Her clinical approach is heavily focused on functional movement analysis and incorporating manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise to each of her patient’s individualized treatment program in order to get the best results.
Dr. Campasano also serves as a clinic mentor for the Manual Therapy Institute Fellowship Program and A.T. Still University Orthopedic Residency program . She has mentored and taught fellows, orthopedic residents, and doctoral-level physical therapy students. She will continue to provide this opportunity for clinicians at Camelback Sports Therapy.
In her free time, Dr. Campasano enjoys watching movies, travelling, reading to her two children, and eating all the yummy food there is to offer!
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.
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!
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.
Dr. Will Burleson is originally from Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where he earned his Bachelors in Biochemistry, Cellular and Molecular Biology. During his undergrad, Dr. Burleson was a cheerleading and the Tennessee Vols mascot, so he is known to bring some spirit! Dr. Burleson stayed in Tennessee to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy, but was still looking to progress his craft. He came out to Arizona for residency while pursuing a specialization in orthopedics and hasn’t looked back since!
Having spent time as a medical missionary in Haiti, Dr. Burleson has developed a deep sense of empathy and compassion when working with patients that transcends into his clinical practice. He utilizes his strengths in manual therapy, neurodynamics and movement dynamics to return his patients to prior level of function. Dr. Burleson enjoys working with pathologies related to the spine, including stenosis, radiculopathy, and herniated discs of the neck, mid and low back. His orthopedic specialty allows him to help patients with many different ailments as well!
When he his not in the clinic, Will is hiking, traveling and exploring national parks and new cities!
Dr. Connor Chastain is originally from Illinois where he attended Saint Louis University. He received his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in St. Louis before coming to the sunny state of Arizona.
Dr. Chastain has experience in a variety of patient demographics – from infants, athletes and weekend warriors. Connor is also one of our Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified providers, making him an expert in golf swing analysis and golf injury/pain prevention. Check out our Full Swing Golf Assessment program to see how Connor can help your golf game and improve your movement patterns. Regardless of the patient’s background, Dr. Chastain provides an individualized, evidence-based approach with an emphasis on return to function to each person he works with. He utilizes therapeutic exercises and manual therapies to get his patients the best results and reach their goals
In his free time, Dr. Chastain can be found enjoying time with his family – typically running the BBQ and enjoying the outdoors!
Dr. Olivia DeMichele is a Phoenix native who ventured South to the University of Oklahoma for an undergraduate program. She earned her Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science. She then traveled Midwest to attend Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri where she obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While obtaining her doctorate, Dr. DeMichele acted as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Rockhurst University’s Division I athletics program. She created and developed sports performance programs to help athletes reach their peak athletic level. With a background in coaching, dance and cheer, Dr. DeMichele also has a passion for working with performance athletes.
Dr. DeMichele’s experience has developed her talent for working with individuals of all backgrounds, while incorporating the patient’s specific hobbies & goals. She works with a wide age demographic and across many diagnoses where she utilizes a task-oriented approach to treatment.
When Olivia is not in the clinic she can be found hiking, mountain biking or getting a workout in on her peloton bike!
Dr. Mischa Jemionek is an east coast native where she developed her education, first graduating from Salisbury University earning her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training. She went on to attend Villanova University and Temple University in Philadelphia for further graduate degrees. Her 20-year athletic training career consists of working with Division I collegiate athletes at Villanova, Temple, and Princeton University. While at Princeton, Dr. Jemionek was also able to assist with NFL concussion research.
After moving to Arizona, Dr. Jemionek continued to work with clients from professional athletes to weekend warriors to decrease pain, improve function and strength. She has been able to “bridge the gap” between rehabilitation and performance. Once she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Baylor University, she joined the Camelback Sports Therapy team. Dr. Jemionek believes movement is medicine and believes all patients have the capacity for movement. She combines functional movement, neurodynamics, soft tissue techniques and therapeutic exercise to help her patients reach their goals.
In her free time, Dr. Jemionek likes to stay active doing anything outdoors as well as coach Olympic Weightlifting. She also likes to spend time and travel with her family and three dogs.
Born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Riley Irwin headed north to Flagstaff with the goal of seeing leaves change colors for the first time! At Northern Arizona University, she received a B.S. in Exercise Science and a minor in psychology and then chose to stay up North to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her passion for educating others led her to become an Anatomy and Physiology supplemental instructor for which she won multiple leadership awards. While she was studying in Flagstaff, Dr. Irwin founded a local chapter with the goal to eradicate period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy.
Dr. Irwin has worked with a variety of populations in both neurological and orthopedic settings ranging from individuals a few months old to nearly a century. Whether it is a patient training for their first triathlon or a patient who wants to walk their dogs without pain, Riley believes anyone can be an athlete if they establish a goal and endeavor to reach that destination. Rather than being intimidated by the human body’s complexity, she wants her patients to feel empowered to know that trillions of cells are working every second of every day to get them moving.
Outside of the clinic, you can find Dr. Irwin at the local bouldering gym, running on a trail, or crashing on her snowboard. Her hobbies also include thinking about the Phoenix Suns and drinking black coffee
Dr. Jamie Bollinger is originally from Washington State where she attended Western Washington University for her Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology. She stayed in the state to attend Eastern Washington University where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. After graduating, Dr. Bollinger practiced at a manual therapy-based clinic in Seattle. She then decided to trade in her umbrella for some sunglasses and moved to Arizona.
Dr. Bollinger enjoys working with a variety of patients in the outpatients setting, seeing each patient as a unique puzzle. She emphasizes proper body mechanics, patient education and functional exercises in order to safely return her patients to the activities they love. Her prior work experience has enhanced her expertise in hands-on treatments including soft tissue techniques, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilization and more! Each tool allows Jamie to provide cohesive care which helps her patients overcome their limitations and improve overall health.
When Jamie isn’t in the clinic, she enjoys golfing with her fiancé, hiking with her two dogs, and exploring the music and sport scenes of Phoenix!
Jen Nevatt 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 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 College 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!
Ian Hofmann grew up in Northern California where he first experienced the Physical Therapy world with his dad being a Physical Therapist. Watching his dad help people reach their physical goals sparked Ian’s love for physical therapy. Ian pursued his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology at Sonoma State University where he was a key leader on the golf team. He then went on to earn his PTA degree where he combined his passion for sports and physical therapy into a career.
Ian is also one of our Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified providers, making him an expert in golf swing analysis and golf injury/pain prevention. Check out our Full Swing Golf Assessment program to see how Ian can help your golf game and improve your movement patterns.
Ian loves to build connections with patients while helping them get back to their full potential. He understands that physical therapy can only go so far if it is not adapted to the patient’s everyday life, so developing a relationship with his patients helps him to improve his work. Whether you are a weekend warrior, golfer or in general pain – Ian is motivated to help you get back to the things you love.
Andrew Beamon is originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia and moved to Scottsdale 8 years ago . His passion has always lied in helping others: he has worked in Emergency Medical Services, Fitness and Sports for most of his professional career. Obtaining his personal training certificate pushed him into continuing his education at Pima Medical Institute where he graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
Andrew’s key to patient success is empathizing with his patients while building a rapport and connection with each one. Andrew applies his vast knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology to deliver excellent patient care & hands-on treatment. Each patient will reach their specific goals safely and effectively. He is enthusiastic about educating and empowering his patients to stay motivated while he accompanies them on their rehabilitation journey.
In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with family and friends, trying new restaurants, watching sports and listening to educational podcasts.