Dr. Eric Hefferon PT,
DPT, CSCS, GPS, CIDN
treatment style attracts patients from all over the valley and even out of state. People will travel to seek Dr. Hefferon’s solutions!Dr. Hefferon strives for excellence in all aspects of his life and uses this passion to provide clients, patients and athletes an integrated, functional and engaging experience. He values the amazing ability of the body to heal faster through movement, hands on therapy and progressive modalities. He has honed his
eye to quickly and effectively treat patients of all ages and impairments. Immediate results can often be seen with one treatment.
Dr. Eric also has a passion for teaching and has had the opportunity to be a guest lecturer at several local universities (Mid Western University &
Franklin Pierce University). He was even selected as Mid Western’s Physical Therapy Clinical Instructor of the year in 2015.
When Eric’s not working in the clinic or teaching, he enjoys CrossFit, playing basketball, hiking, running, swimming and spending time with his family (Jackson 4 years old, Natalie 2 years old and wife Dr. Tami Hefferon).
Dr. Tamara Hefferon PT,
DPT, OCS, CSCS, LSVT, CIDN
Dr. Hefferon, COO and co-founder of Impact Physical Therapy, also teaches full time in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franklin Pierce University. Here her emphasis is in the Orthopedic tract of Physical therapy and Parkinson’s Disease. She is blessed to also be a part of the faculty for LSVT BIG in which she travels throughout the world certifying physical and occupational therapists in the remarkable body treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Dr. Hefferon has been a featured speaker and guest speaker throughout the Greater Phoenix area including: Power Over Parkinson’s Conference, Davis Phinney Victory Summit, All-Star Conference. Arizona Republic articles include the following topics; Improving the quality of life for women post mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, aquatic therapy, and exercise for those with Parkinson’s Disease. She was featured in Advanced Magazine with an article on Traumatic Brain Injury in young men. Recently she was the primary physical therapist for a regional crossfit competitor managing torn and injured connective tissue throughout his training.
Dr. Hefferon loves life and is constantly on the move, yet her most treasured time of the day is her one on one time with kids Natalie, 2, and Jackson,4, when they read together at night before bed.
Dave Balzer PT,
DPT, CSCS, Cert.DN
Dr. Balzer enjoys anything having to do with the outdoors and athletics. He recently completed a 40 Hikes in 40 Weeks Challenge which expanded his love for Arizona. In his free time, Dave enjoys playing golf, hiking, hunting, camping, and all things St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball or Illinois Fightin’ Illini basketball!
Sarah Somers PT, DPT,
OCS, FAFS, CIDN, LSVT, GPS
With a family connection to Parkinson’s disease, Dr. Somers has become immersed in the community of PD here in the valley. She started with training in LSVT Big, and recently became a Rock Steady Boxing coach. She has been a guest speaker with Power Over Parkinson’s Conference, All-Star Conference, and International Essential Tremor Foundation. She also works closely with local nonprofit organizations planning events to raise awareness for Parkinson’s disease.
She grew up in Pinetop, a small town in northeastern Arizona, where she earned her education and licensing in cosmetology. While attending ASU, she worked as a cosmetologist to pay her way through her college education, and continues to do hair on the side. While impacting people through their image, she also cultivates relationships through movement. She enjoys playing indoor/outdoor soccer, travels around the USA on a kickball team, attends hot yoga and hikes weekly, and love riding bikes.
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