Meet The Preferred Physical Therapy Team

Get to know the Preferred Physical Therapy team by clicking on their photos below:

Nick Hunter, PT, DPT

President and Owner of Preferred Physical Therapy

Nick grew up in Glendale and attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah where he received a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. He then attended the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

While in school, Nick was able to work in a hearing and balance center, pain management clinic, several orthopedic clinics and as a student athletic trainer at Brigham Young University Athletics to help shape his clinical experience. In 2010, Nick moved back to the Phoenix area to begin his physical therapy career. After just 2 years in practice, Nick was promoted to Partner Physical Therapist, managing a team of physical therapists and support staff. With that experience he decided to continue his care for patients by starting his own clinic. Some of his special areas of interest include orthopedic rehab, vestibular impairments, and trigger point dry needling. He is particularly skilled with the spine, knee, and foot and ankle areas.

With these skills and his focus on his continued education, he loves being able to help his patients get their lives back on track. When he isn’t working or continuing his PT education, Nick enjoys CrossFit training, cycling, triathlon training, jeeping and spending time with his wife and four kids in the outdoors by camping in the summers, and snowboarding in the winter.

Born: Provo, UT
Lives now: Gilbert, AZ


Place: Codon, Catanduanes Philippines
Restaurant: The Keg Steakhouse
Food: Chinese Food
Holiday: Christmas
City: Moab, Utah
TV Show: Stranger Things
Movie: Growing up: Dumb and Dumber, Now: Thor Ragnarok as well as The Power of One
Singer/ Group: Imagine Dragons
Celebrity: Lebron James
Book: Lee Childs Jack Reacher Series and many books by David Baldacci
Hobbies: Crossfit, basketball, 4 wheeling in my Jeep
Sports Team: The Phoenix Suns and the Arizona Cardinals

Nick Hunter

P.T., D.P.T.

Alyssa Charbonneau, P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C.

Physical Therapist

Alyssa is a Physical Therapist who grew up in rural SW Minnesota, spent the past 6 years in SE South Dakota and just recently moved to Glendale. She received her Bachelor of Arts majoring in Athletic Training from Augustana University and then her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of South Dakota. During her time at Augustana University, Alyssa gained experience as a student athletic trainer and first responder working with high school and college athletes. While in PT school, Alyssa worked in rural clinics, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and orthopedic clinics.

These experiences allowed Alyssa to gain experience and find a passion for working with middle-aged to older adults. As a new graduate, Alyssa wants to continue to learn and grow as a physical therapist so she can help people return to the activities they love and life the pain-free life they desire. In her free time, Alyssa loves to spend time with her fiance, Brandon, and their cat, Lucy. She also loves to read, try new books, hike and fish.

Born: Jasper, MN
Lives:  Glendale, AZ


Place: Any place with mountains or beaches
Restaurant:  China Inn in Pipestone, MN or Ohya Sushi Korean Grill & Bar in phoenix
Food: Sushi and bacon
City: Denver, CO
TV Show: The Office
Movie: The Incredibles
Singer/ Group: Eric Church or Old Dominion
Celebrity: N/A
Book: Harry Potter series
Hobby: Reading, spending time with friends/ family, hiking and fishing
Sports team: Minnesota Twins

Alyssa Charbonneau

P.T., D.P.T., A.T.C.

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