Our Team

Dr Courtney warren

Dr. Courtney Warren

PT, DPT, CSCS, CAFS

Dr. Warren received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada. In addition to serving as a physical therapist, Dr. Warren is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), certified in Applied Functional Science (CAFS), certified in Kinesio Taping (KT Level 1&2), and certified in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR – Upper Extremity/ Lower Extremity). Courtney’s passion for sports led to years of athletic training experience in which he worked with NBA players, MLB players, as well as collegiate baseball, basketball, soccer, softball, and endurance athletes with a focus with swimmers. He enjoys working with athletes of all skill levels.

Dr. Warren has done a lot of sports related research, most recently being published for his studies on between-inning recovery methods on baseball pitching performance, and the effects and uses of electrical muscle stimulation in sports. Dr. Warren has used these techniques on various levels of athletes including high school, amateur, and professional athletes. He now applies this research to the athletes that come to see him at AZ Spine Disc and Sport. Today he remains a competitive swimmer on a local masters team and has spent over 10 years as youth swimming coach.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with Distinction (CSCS*D)
  • Certification in Applied Functional Science (CAFS)
  • Certified in Kinesio Taping (KT Level 1 & 2)
  • Certified in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR, Upper Extremity, and Lower Extremity)
  • Certified in Myofascial Decompression (Level 1)
  • Certified in RockTape FMT Basic & Performance Taping
  • Certified in Dry Needling Level 1 through Master Dry Needling

PR coach

Wendy Hering, LMT

Growing up, I threw snowballs, baseballs, javelins, and practiced shooting a hockey puck millions of times.

I wanted to win an Olympic gold medal and play in the NHL. After several knee and shoulder surgeries, it finally dawned on my that I needed to start paying attention. This led me to a career in massage therapy after realizing the profound effect massage had on my ice hockey damaged knee.

I wish I had done things differently; I now try to help everyone pay more attention to what they are doing to their one and only body.

I hope my experiences with some of the most intelligent people in the world of strength and conditioning will forever change how we look at movement, strength, and mobility.

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Dr. Jesse Kunitomo PT, DPT, CSCS

Dr. Jesse received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Born and raised in Honolulu, HI, Dr. Jesse attended Hawaii Pacific University, where he played four years of NCAA Division 2 soccer. Dr. Jesse moved to Arizona to work with athletes and the active population to help keep them on the field or return to their active lifestyles as soon as possible.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, NE
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Dry Needling Level 1 through Master Dry Needling

PR coach

Holly Hagedorn LMT

L1 Precision Nutrition coach, L1 CrossFit Coach

Holly completed her massage therapy license at Cortiva School of Massage Therapy in Chicago, IL. After graduating massage school, she worked with a number of chiropractors and with a wide variety of clients, helping patients recover from major surgeries to minor muscle aches, as well as providing maintenance therapy. To that end, she has expanded her expertise to include cupping and Graston techniques. Holly has developed a passion for working with athletes and bodybuilders, helping them with maintenance and recovery. She started her fitness journey in a CrossFit gym, and recently transitioned to bodybuilding and competing in NPC competitions in the wellness category. She enjoys training others in strength and conditioning, as well as in functional movements to achieve their goals. Being a bodybuilder herself, she knows how important body work and mobility is for feeling and performing the best and wants to help others perform at their highest potential.

Five star review

I found Courtney and the cupping offered was just what I needed! It felt like an almost instantaneous fix. He helped me learn stretches and exercises to strengthen my shoulders for long-term results. My tendinitis has gotten a lot better but I still go in for cupping before meets or during heavy training. It keeps my muscles loose and keeps them from straining or tearing. All in all, Courtney has helped me out a lot in my athletic career.

– Jacob S.

Five star review

I was refereed to PR Lab by a friend. I came here on two different occasions to seek treatment 1) grade 2 lateral sprained ankle and 2) lower back strain muscle. Dr. Courtney Warren and Wendy were very thought with the treatment for both of these injuries. I was able to make a fast recovery and go back to my regular activities due to dry needling and cupping therapy. I highly recommend this place to anyone who seeks physical therapy or overall treatment for range of motion.

- Melissa Soqui