Why Choose Back in Action

Our Mission

Our focus at Back in Action Pain Therapy is in providing the highest standard of care to our patients by utilizing a complete healing environment so that we may facilitate the body and mind in wellness and function for the complete and uncompromised pain free life.

 

Our Vision

To change the standard for patient care in Arizona and then nationwide.

 

Our Philosophy

Our specialized, evidence-based approach focuses on treating the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions including neck and back pain, cervical and lumbar radiculopathies, extremity and sports injuries, and post surgical rehabilitation of the spine and extremities. Since opening, Back in Action has been growing a strong reputation in the community for providing superior quality treatment and achieving excellent clinical outcomes at our beautiful state-of-the-art facilities across the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Dr. Keith W. Fandry, DPT, FAAOMPT

Clinical Director

Dr. Keith W. Fandry graduated from Andrews University of Michigan where he earned his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT). He completed his orthopedic clinical training at the Cleveland Clinic in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation where he was exposed to the latest evidence based practice in orthopedics . He has completed his postgraduate board certifications in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Spinal Manipulation Therapy and Dry Needling with the affiliated Institutes. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy and completed his Fellowship training for the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.

Throughout his professional career he has dedicated his clinical practice to helping individuals overcome orthopedic injuries, chronic functional impairments, and post surgical rehabilitation. He enjoys constantly striving to stay current with the latest in evidence based clinical evaluation and treatment and thrives on seeing individuals getting back to doing the activities they love.

In addition to clinical practice he enjoys road cycling, motorcycling both on the track and road, playing guitar, watching and participating in athletics of all types and participating in medical mission trips.

Dr. Harold Nathan Hoffman, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Hoffman has over a decade of experience in exercise programming and physical therapy. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. Since early in his career, Dr. Hoffman’s interest and specialized training has focused on hans-on treatments and exercise interventions for spine disorders. He has a passion for helping individuals find simple, lasting solutions to manage and overcome pain.

Dr. Hoffman’s second passion is exercise programming for disease management. His study and research in this area have formed the foundation of his knowledge that most common chronic illnesses can be managed through simple and effective exercise interventions. He is a strong believer that exercise is medicine.

In his free time, Dr. Hoffman enjoys being active in his church, playing the guitar and traveling.

Kathy Borawski, OTR/L, CHT

Certified Hand Therapist

Kathy graduated from San Jose State University in San Jose, California with a double major in Occupational Therapy and Psychology. She began her Clinical career as an Occupational Therapist before transitioning to her specialty in Hand Therapy. Kathy brings over 15 years of experience to Back in Action Scottsdale. She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2010 and continues to challenge herself with continuing education and constantly advancing her learning/treatment skills.

Throughout her professional career Kathy has specialized her evaluations and treatments based on the individual patients diagnosis, as well as her patients goals. Kathy has dedicated her clinical practice to helping individuals return to their prior level of function, return to leisure activities, sports or hobbies. Her treatment expertise includes custom Orthotic/Splint Fabrication, Pre and Post Surgical Rehabilitation for Joint Replacements, Fractures, Tendon/Nerve Injuries, Repetitive Trauma and Arthritis. Individualized patient treatment in a pleasant healing environment focusing on quality care is the focus of both Kathy and Back In Action.

Kathy was born and raised in Southern California and enjoys returning home to enjoy the ocean air. In her spare time, he enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and taking her 2 dogs for long walks.

Kinga O. Laskay, PTA, BS

Physical Therapist Assistant

Kinga received her Physical Therapist Assistant Degree from Gateway Community College in Phoenix then earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Grand Canyon University. She has completed several post graduate certifications in orthopedic rehabilitation and has advanced knowledge and training in spine specialty evidence based practice.

Kinga established and directs the clinical education program which provides advanced training for interns in their final stages of education and serves as a clinical education coordinator for several local universities. In addition to clinical orthopedics, her interests include general health and wellness which she incorporates into her practice. In her spare time she enjoys cycling and cooking.

Chelsea Mieszala, PTA, LMT

Physical Therapist Assistant

Chelsea Mieszala graduated from Gateway Community College in May 2010. She has been a licensed massage therapist since 2003 and has been continuing her education courses every two years studying orthopedic interventions.

Chelsea specializes in orthopedics and is extremely knowledgeable about the musculoskeletal system.

She enjoys reading fictional books, going on bike rides, indoor rock climbing and working out at the gym. Chelsea is married to her husband, Ryan, who is currently studying to become a firefighter.

Brandon Day, NASM CPT, CES, PES

Wellness Coordinator, Trainer, Nutrionist

Brandon leads Back in Action’s Wellness, Nutritional and Training Programs.  His extensive experience in playing and coaching college athletics led him to pursue a Master’s of science degree in Kinesiology from A.T. Still University. Specializing in corrective exercise and orthopedic rehabilitation, Brandon hopes to bridge the gap between the outstanding clinical care given by the BIA Pain Therapy Clinical team, and the pain-free personal training and wellness programs of other fitness facilities.

In his free time, he enjoys playing sports of all kinds, jigsaw puzzles, playing guitar, and reading.

Lori Binder, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., CN

Acupuncturist, Clinical Nutritionist

Lori is a board-certified Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of Arizona, earning her Master of Science degree in Acupuncture from the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture in 2013.  She is also a nationally board certified Diplomate in Acupuncture with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Prior to her career in Acupuncture Lori also obtained diplomas in Massage Therapy, General Studies, and Clinical Nutrition and worked as a massage therapist for 15 years.

Lori has extensive experience in several different healthcare fields and strives to provide patients with the most comprehensive and beneficial care possible.

Estelle Rolinson, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Stella is originally from Birmingham, England and moved to the US in 2010 with her husband Stuart, when his job with American Express moved them to Phoenix.

After witnessing the amazing recovery her husband experienced while being treated by Back In Action, her interest in physical therapy was piqued and the research and training started. Stella graduated as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pima Medical Institute, after which she started working at Back in Action. Working at Back In Action has provided her with the opportunity to train in the McKenzie method and support her passion for continued learning.

In her spare time, Stella enjoys keeping fit at her local boot camp, hiking the wonderful mountain trails of Arizona and skiing with family and friends in Canada, USA and Europe.

Chris Hodge, LMT

Massage Therapist

Chris is a Licensed Massage Therapist and an Arizona native. He has always had a passion for helping people of all ages. After working as a Physical Therapy Technician for several years in Fountain Hills, AZ, Chris wanted to further his education so he decided to attend The Cortiva Institute to become a Massage Therapist. With a background in PT and Massage, Chris provides a unique massage experience. One that includes relaxation and therapeutic stretching.

Chris works directly with all of the Back in Action Therapists to formulate treatment plans specific to each patient’s needs. In his downtime he enjoys yoga, working out and mountain biking.

Our experienced team will help you return to the lifestyle you love and the activities you enjoy. We want you to live your life to the fullest, whether that be rock climbing, mountain biking or spending quality time with your loved ones.

What our patients say

Although sometimes I am in some pain, I actually look forward to my appointments. When I leave I feel so much more relaxed. My sessions are almost over and I must say there is a tremendous difference from when I started. I am about 99% pain free, sleeping better, walking without a cane and ready to move on. Everyone connected with Back in Action has been pleasant, listened to my comments and takes appropriate action – they are genuinely concerned with my well-being. I hope I will not need them in the future, but if the need arises, they are the ones to call. They do have me “back in action!”- Richard C.
I have been going to Back in Action on and off for several injuries and I couldn’t be happier with the professionalism, care and ability of Back in Action. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and very capable. I have recommended them and would again! One of my favorite places to go.- Susan P.
Great experience! I haven’t had my lower back adjusted properly in 10 years! Thanks so much Keith!- Beth D.
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