Spooner Sports Medicine

Spooner Sports Medicine


Chris, you are no stranger to hard work and we are so happy to hear that K2 and the team at the Spooner Sports Institute are providing you with a safe, effective and challenging plan of care. We hope you continue to move better and feel better so that you can get back to doing the things you love.

“I have to say K2 is one of the most professional and caring physical therapist I’ve ever had in my career. As a former professional football player recovering from total knee replacement, I did not want to go to a place where they just check the box. K2 is very thorough about how he treats his clients and makes sure you are safe and comfortable. Because of K2 I look forward to going to rehab because I know I am in excellent hands with K2 and his team. I highly recommend K2 and Spooner Physical Therapy to anyone needing Physical therapy!! He is the best! Thank you, Spooner!”

-Chris S, Spooner Sports Institute

To schedule an appointment with K2, or another member of the Spooner Sports Institute team, please visit https://bit.ly/SpoonerSchedule

Want to set up your thrower for continual success?

When it comes to the throwing arm, many variables contribute to an athlete’s continued development. Stance, arm slot, and hand placement are just a few examples that may change over the course of an athlete’s career. One thing that does not change, regardless of experience, from a Little Leaguer to a veteran in the Major Leagues, is fundamentals.

Click the link to learn more in our latest blog: Baseball Fundamentals: The Throwing Arm

Spooner Sports Institute

The 2021 Spooner Sports Medicine graduates came together at the Spooner Sports Institute for their first Treat Tank. This activity provided an opportunity for continuous learning, collaboration and team building centered on providing the best patient outcomes. The topic of this first event was return to sport after a lateral ankle sprain.

To learn more about Spooner Sports Medicine or to schedule an appointment with a team member, visit https://bit.ly/SpoonerSports

All athletes have one need in common in order to perform at their best: proper hydration. Staying hydrated is something you should always be monitoring in day to day life, but even more so when exercising in the heat of the Arizona summers! ☀

Follow these tips to improve your hydration strategy and stay ahead of your competition:

Before activity
The goal is to be hydrated well before you even begin your physical activity. Don’t wait to hydrate until your body is telling you that you are thirsty. Anticipate your thirst and take a sip of water to stay ahead.

During activity
Make sure to drink enough fluid to combat the water being lost through sweat. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends young athletes drink about 50 ounces (just over 3 disposable water bottles) worth of water per hour during the activity.

Post activity
Keep a close eye on your body weight to help monitor how much sweat you lost. If you lost plus or minus 1.5% body weight, you are good to go and properly hydrated. If the number is greater than 1.5%, then you are leaning towards dehydration and should start hydrating as soon as possible.

Train harder, practice longer and perform better by staying hydrated.


Spooner Sports Institute
Thank you! We are so thankful that you have trusted us with your care and are equally honored that you have given us your vote! We strive every day, as a team of unified clinics across the valley, to empower each of our patients' to achieve their goals, to provide the best patient experience and to develop the trust that allows us to help you move better and feel better. We cannot thank all of you enough for this honor.

PHOENIX magazine Spooner Sports Institute Spooner Physical Therapy
A lot of people ask what my training is like for these big, long events. To be honest, my volume isn’t massive like most may think. It’s calculated - with a focus on rest, nutrition, balance and having fun. I’ll admit, I’m always extremely intimidated at the start of a race that’s 12+ hours long. “Can I actually do this?”, “What am I doing here”. The program LW Coaching creates for me and routine visits to Fischer Institute do give me that extra push to register! What’s next on your calendar? 🗓🚴‍♂️
📸: Kenny Wehn

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no matter how long you have been in the industry, stay humble, stay drive.

Fischer Institute
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Calling all high school and collegiate athletes! Have you claimed your spot yet for our summer strength and conditioning program? 💪

Get a leg up on the competition and jump start on your season with the pros at the Fischer Institute – a division of Spooner. Camp coaches include NFL and MLB performance coaches Chip Gosewisch and Charleston DeLa Cruz.

Space is limited, so act now! To learn more and save your spot, click here: https://bit.ly/Insitute2021Camp

Today's Spooner Sports Medicine Module, hosted at the Fischer Institute was centered around the mechanics of jumping. Treating athletes requires understanding the athlete and how the athlete moves. Our 2021 class of therapists split time today between the classroom and the field turf where they were able to apply their learning.

To schedule an appointment with the Spooner Sports Medicine Team, follow the link: https://bit.ly/SpoonerSchedule

Calling all high school and collegiate athletes!

Now is the time to lock up your summer strength and conditioning program. Get a leg up on the competition and jump start on your season with the pros at the Fischer Institute – a division of Spooner. Camp coaches include NFL and MLB performance coaches Chip Gosewisch and Charleston De La Cruz.

Space is limited, so act now!
To learn more and save your spot, click here: https://bit.ly/Insitute2021Camp

Last year, our Practice Performance team launched the Sports Medicine Training & Development Program, led by local legend, Brett Fischer of the Fischer Institute - a division of Spooner Physical Therapy.

We're excited to announce this year’s participants. The program kicks off today with a five hour block that will be used to set the stage for the learning that is to come. The group is excited to get started, eager to learn and ready to take their athlete-care to the next level! Be sure to congratulate them and send them good luck as they begin their journey today!

➡Row 1: Eric Brown, Caralyn Debash, Carrie Yaeger
➡Row 2: Jenna Salber, Cassie Olson, Kimberly Wolf-King, Garrett Johnson
➡Row 3: Torrey Foster, Ashley Schopp, Megan Hedges

Spooner Sports Medicine | Spooner Sports Medicine thrives on two things, teamwork and collaboration.

Operating as usual

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Elite training for high school athletes ✔️

Where are you spending your winter break?

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Push through the resistance.

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Stay engaged.

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Breathe into your stretches.

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2 cues to keep in mind in a DB Bench
- Squeeze the leather
- Spread your chest while lowering the dumbbells.

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Jet Johnson powering through resistance.

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RFESS is 🔥

The rear foot elevated split squat (RFESS) capitalizes on unilateral strength and stability. While performing, maintain a strong core and slight forward lean in your trunk. Grip the ground with your toes and the ball of your foot. Make sure you are mindfully activating your quads.

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Picking up that offseason pace.

Fix Your Squat Form 12/08/2022

Fix Your Squat Form

Are you squatting right?

Squats can look different for everyone depending on leg and torso length, but, perfecting your squat form can help you lift better and get stronger safer. Check out the new Spooner blog, "Fix Your Squat Form" by Caralyn Debash, PT, DPT, to learn more.


Fix Your Squat Form Squats are an important movement we use every day without thinking. But what does a perfect squat look like as part of your exercise routine?

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Dynamic rotation with Jamar Taylor


Trusted coaches. Trusted results.

Spooner performance coach Chip Gosewisch, CSCS, RSCC, FRCms, works to give every athlete the best performance program to get them season ready.

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Cuing up power.

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Better mobility today. Stronger lifts tomorrow.

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loading up his rotational power.

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Stay locked in on your goal.

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Warming up as a team ✔️


Friday night lights with

Don’t Run in Pain 11/18/2022

Don’t Run in Pain

Do you have pain while you run?

Running places a high stress on your body. Aches, pains, and injuries can occur in this single leg sport if something is off with your form or if you have an underlying injury or dysfunction you are compensating for. Spooner Fountain Hills physical therapist John Kline, PT, DPT, CSCS, FAFS, explored the importance of runners to be proactively seen by a physical therapist to help them run further, faster, and without pain. Read the new Spooner blog, "Don't Run in Pain," to learn more.


Don’t Run in Pain Take a moment to do a self assessment. Do you have a dull or nagging pain when you run? Don't wait for it to become a problem.

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putting in the work.


Helping the improve their swings.

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putting in the mobility work.

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Spooner Sports Medicine is a proud supporter of Red Mountain High School Football.

Spooner North Mesa therapist, Brian Bettner, PT, DPT, is a part of RMHS's sports medicine team with athletic trainer Shelli Herseth, MA, ATC. Together, they dedicate their expertise to the success of the squad.

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Focusing on recovery post-season.

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Play hard. Recover harder.

Stability Training to Reduce the Risk of ACL Tears in Basketball Athletes 11/03/2022

Stability Training to Reduce the Risk of ACL Tears in Basketball Athletes

No athlete wants to be taken off the court for an ACL tear.

Taking preventative measures against ACL injury can help you stay in the sport you love. Head to the new Spooner blog, "Stability Training to Reduce the Risk of ACL Tears in Basketball Athletes," by Ashley Schopp, PT, DPT, to learn more!


Stability Training to Reduce the Risk of ACL Tears in Basketball Athletes Ashley Schopp, PT, DPT shows us exercises that can be used to improve knee stability and reduce the risk of ACL Tears in Basketball Athletes

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Engaging the core.



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Challenge your stability.

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Powering up the MLB offseason.

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Functional strength.

Physical Therapy for Gymnasts 10/14/2022

Physical Therapy for Gymnasts

Don’t perform in pain.

Gymnasts are incredibly powerful athletes that are prone to overuse and traumatic injuries. We talked to Spooner therapist, Alyssa Hixon, PT, DPT, who is also a coach of the Arizona Sunrays, to get her unique perspective of treating and coaching gymnasts. Head to “Physical Therapy for Gymnasts” to learn more.


Physical Therapy for Gymnasts Alyssa Hixon, PT, DPT talks with us on what she sees as a gymnastics coach and physical therapist as she gets gymnasts ready for competition.

Photos from Spooner Sports Medicine's post 10/07/2022

Crismon athletes getting ready for the season.

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Developing The Grounded Athlete.

Spooner Sports Institute Performance Coaches Chip Gosewisch, CSCS, RSCC, FRCms, and Charleston DeLa Cruz, CSCS, USAW-1, FRSC, FRCms, led physical therapists, athletic trainers, personal trainers, and coaches through two days of learning! Putting these learnings into practice is vital to preparing athletes to perform at their best.

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Power up your swing.

Treating the Growing Athlete 09/22/2022

Treating the Growing Athlete

Dedicated to keeping youth athletes moving and feeling their best!

Brian Bettner, PT, DPT, talked about his experience on Red Mountain High School’s sports medicine team, the upward trend of knee pain in youth athletes, and steps the sports medicine community should take to help these athletes perform better.

Head to https://bit.ly/TheGrowingAthlete to read “Treating the Growing Athlete.”

Treating the Growing Athlete Young athletes are growing all the time. Over the span of a year we saw many teen athletes complain of knee injuries. So how do we treat it?

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It’s on!

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Push your limits.

The Big Toe: Athletic Performance from the Ground Up 09/08/2022

The Big Toe: Athletic Performance from the Ground Up

Maximize your performance from the ground up.

Understanding the importance of your big toe and its impact on your athletic success can help you move better and perform better. Head to the new Spooner blog, "The Big Toe: Athletic Performance from the Ground Up” to learn more.


The Big Toe: Athletic Performance from the Ground Up Your big toe is the base of your kinetic chain and affects balance, stability, and athletic performance, so, let's put your best foot forward!

Photos from Spooner Sports Medicine's post 09/08/2022

Carl Hayden High School Falcons getting ready for the football season.

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