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
Lauren completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2012. Still deciding what to do upon graduation, Lauren began working at a low vision optometry practice working with patients with strokes, TBIs, macular degeneration, and other eye conditions to improve their quality of life with the help of specialty low vision aids. Lauren developed a passion for helping people with life-changing conditions get back to doing what they love. This led Lauren to go back to school and complete her Occupational Associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pima Medical Institute, graduating with Honors in 2021. Having participated in obstacle course races, CrossFit, and enjoying hiking, kayaking, and cycling, Lauren understands the importance of physical activity, functional mobility, and strength in relation to overall health and quality of life at any age.
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.
I didn’t realize how much pain I have been in over the past few years——until I was walking out of my first PT session with Dr. Courtney Warren. Pain is now the OLD NORMAL and freedom, not realizing my back is even there, is my NEW NORMAL and loving it! Extremely professional, covid safe, enjoyable, energizing, uplifting environment. Thank you PT Lab! I look forward to biking, swimming, horse riding, weight lifting and hiking again PAIN FREE!
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.
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 S