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Dr. Nick Hunter is the owner and founder of Phoenix’s Leading Specialist Private Physical Therapy practice for people in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s who want to keep healthy, active and independent.
Dr. Nick Hunter is a graduate of University of Utah where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Since 2010, Dr. Nick has administrative experience in physical therapy, sports and orthopedic fields. Dr. Nick Hunter has worked in a variety of settings (hospital, outpatient, private practice), and started Preferred Physical Therapy with the goal of providing a different rehabilitation experience. An experience that will allow patients to again find joy in their journey. One that will put patients back on the right track so they can get back to living a healthy, independent lifestyle free from pain medications, injections and surgery.
Dr. Nick Hunter has a manual osteopathic approach to patient treatments, with an emphasis on bio-mechanical analysis, correction and return to function.
He has worked in educational development serving as a mentor and clinical instructor to local Physical Therapy Students.
Nick enjoys jeeping (off-roading in the beautiful town of Sedona), camping, crossfitting, coaching, and most importantly spending time with his wife and four active boys.
I waited about 3 weeks before coming to see you because I was still recovering from some injuries that I had from the car accident that prevented me from actually starting physical therapy. Before I came in, it was pretty bad. My back was pretty damaged from the accident. I had a lot of bruising and I had a lot of pain associated with the accident. I was missing out on pretty much everything... I couldn't work out, I couldn't really even function or do daily activities like cleaning my house, doing laundry, any of those sort of things.
I kind of understood the concept of what it was like to have physical therapy. And this was a little more daunting because it was my back, and my neck and everything. So I knew that it's a process of working the muscles and kind of reworking your body to get back into the way they should normally function. It helped everything, being able to actually work, you know, the muscles, and being able to kind of get me back to doing the things that I normally should be able to do.
Nobody likes ever going to physical therapy, I have to say that. I think that most people think, "Oh no, we're going to physical therapy and here we go with a lot of pain," and all that sort of thing. I have to say, the staff is fantastic, everybody's very happy and smiling and encouraging and very positive in every way possible so it's really great to be able to come to a place like that.Lori Mid 40's, Peoria
I decided to go to the doctor. I was having bad hip pain, I was in bad shape. He said I needed physical therapy. I've been an athlete for years and my son's a professional athlete, so we know how to benefit from physical therapy. I was missing out on the quality of my life, I was in a lot of pain just walking around. I couldn't sleep well. Laying in bed was very uncomfortable. So my quality of life was really suffering. It just wasn't what I wanted it to be.
Of course, I tried over-the-counter medications, Tylenol, arthritis Tylenol, Ibuprofen, all that kind of stuff. And that gave me some relief, but it never took away the problem. Sometimes it made it a little bit easier to sleep, but my hips hurt me all the time. The results from physical therapy were a lot better than my doctor thought it'd be. I know for a fact that it far exceeded what I thought it would do.
Coming here, I got my life back! I'm 72, and I do a lot of things that a lot of old guys can't do, and I want to continue doing those things. As a matter of fact, I was laying on the table today thinking about, I should try to get my wife in here. She complains about her lower back problems, but she doesn't like to do anything about it. She just says, "I'm getting old." We are getting old, but we don't have to suffer just because you're getting old. So, I'm going to try and get her to come in because I know it will help her.Evan Early 70's, Glendale
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