Physical Therapy in a Studio Environment

Using the proven principles of Applied Functional Science, we offer a variety of evidence-based therapy techniques over the course of your sessions with us. We now offer appointments of half an hour or one hour increments.

Together, we:

  • learn how your body works

  • learn how you respond to different techniques

  • create an individual path to reach your personal goals

This allows for the necessary changes in treatment plan for the most optimal outcome. We give you the tools. By the end of physical therapy, you should be empowered to continue a path toward better personal function on your own.

We offer services such as running assessments, gait analysis and training, and strength/performance improvement. Our therapists will tailor a personalized exercise program for you, for your sessions in the clinic, at home, or at the gym Our open, dynamic studio environment is the perfect space for athletes to push themselves to moving better.
If you’ve got employees sitting at desks all day, they’re at risk for chronic musculoskeletal pain. Our therapists are able to target and treat that pain, tailoring movement plans for each employee to help prevent or reduce the aggravation of injuries. We can handle any size of business.

Insurance can be tricky and expensive, so we offer self-pay services with our Doctors of Physical Therapy. The evaluations are $145.00 (only first visit) and the follow ups are $100.00. We do treat during our evaluations, and all appointments are 45 minutes. Use this time to get to know your physical therapists and come up with a plan that gets you back to healthier living sooner.

Services We Offer

Dry needling – Dry needling is a form of acupuncture that treats muscle tissue; it has been shown to relieve chronic pain, muscle tension, pressure, and tightness, and stimulate healing in the tissue by creating small lesions in the skin.

Cupping Therapy- Cupping therapy is a timeless form of alternative medicine in which a therapist manipulates your skin tissue by using special cups to create suction. This practice has been shown to help with chronic pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.

Manual Physical Therapy- Manual Physical Therapy: skilled hand and passive movements of joints and soft tissue that are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion. At Alliance Physical Therapy, we offer manual therapy by a certified manual therapist.

Laser and Microcurrent Treatment- Laser and Microcurrent Treatment: Utilizing a LaserTouchOne laser, our therapists are able to supply patients with a low level laser therapy and microcurrent electrical stimulation which can provide symptomatic relief of chronic pain. Laser and microcurrent treatment has been shown to trigger healing within the targeted area by increasing circulation and stimulating the healing process within the affected area.
Therapeutic Exercise- Therapeutic exercise is the systematic, planned performance of bodily movements, postures, or physical activities intended to provide a patient with the means to prevent impairments, improve, restore, or enhance physical function, prevent or reduce health-related risk factors, and optimize overall health status, fitness, or sense of well-being.
Exercise for Performance- Exercise for Performance: These are exercises given to the patient by the therapist that will enhance the movement and performance of all people, regardless of their injury or limitations. We use a Woodway Treadmill for performance, running assessments, and gait training and analysis, True Stretch stretch cages for stretching, a variety of stationary bikes for improved coordination and functional movement, among other equipment to help you improve your performance.

Neuromuscular re-education- Neuromuscular Re-education is used to improve movement patterns, balance and function by retraining your muscles to perform stronger and with less pain, which can prevent further injury or discomfort.

Applied Functional Science- Applied Functional Science focuses on the physical, biological, and behavioral sciences of a person to treat an injury. Therapists use this technique to enhance a patient’s performance, training, and movement. AFS is a rehabilitation technique consistently shown to improve function and movement.

Vestibular Therapy- Vestibular Therapy: The American Institute of Balance (AIB) certified therapists treat conditions such as headaches, dizziness, vertigo, and balance disorders. Vestibular certified therapists can even treat patients struggling from post-stroke conditions. At Alliance Physical Therapy, we have therapists on staff that are certified in AIB’s vestibular course to treat patients that suffer from vestibular disorders.

LSVT BIG- LSVT BIG trains people with Parkinson disease to improve their functionality and movement. The treatment improves walking, self-care, and other tasks by helping people “recalibrate” how they perceive their movements with what others actually see. At Alliance, we have therapists that are certified in this course to help patients.

Contact us today for more information!

What We Treat

  • Back Pain- Stenosis and Disc Problems, sprains, strains
  • Hip Pain – muscle and tendon problems and tears, bursitis, labrum tears, pre and post surgical rehab as well as non-surgical management of pain
  • Hamstring Avulsions, sprains and strains
  • Knee Pain – Meniscus tear, ACL, MCL patella femoral problems, chondromalacia
  • Foot and Ankle Problems – Sprains and strains, fracture care, Plantar Fasciitis, turf toe, tarsal tunnel syndrome,
  • Wrist and Hand pain, fracture care, tendon or ligament issues
  • Elbow Pain- Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis
  • Shoulder Pain- Frozen Shoulder, rotator cuff and labrum problems
  • Sports injuries
  • Vestibular Problems- Vertigo, headaches, dizziness, concussions
  • Neurological issues and disorders
  • Post-stroke care
  • Osteoarthritis
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Fracture Care
  • Parkinson’s Disease – LSVT
  • Pre and post surgical care
  • Conservative management of pain or functional limitations
  • Performance enhancement
  • Movement disorders
  • Parkinson’s
  • MS
  • Dystonia
  • FND
  • Runner’s injuries
  • Cancer related rehab
  • Pulmonary disroders
  • Pre and post orthopedic, plastic or general surgical care

If you don’t see your problem on this list, give us a call!

Hear what our clients have to say!

K Kingston
K Kingston
I am so relieved to have found Alliance PT. Shelly, a doctor of physical therapy, has helped me tremendously in only 5 visits. Instead of leaving me on a treadmill or bike, she uses gentle techniques to realign my aching body and massage therapy to rid me of terrible leg spasms. My strength and balance are also improving quickly. I have another 6 sessions, and feel confident my quality of life will continue to improve, without surgery!
Zohar Raz
Zohar Raz
Professional, knowledgeable and friendly therapists. Great one-on-one sessions that helped me a lot. Highly recommended.
Bill Ford
Bill Ford
Excellent Physical Therapy by my Therapist Emily. Very professional in every way. I highly recommend Alliance Physical Therapy for anyone's physical therapy needs.
Mary Catherine Casey
Mary Catherine Casey
I hight recommend Az Alliance PT. They provide excellent services and are very hands-on with patient care.
Kali Spoto
Kali Spoto
I had such a wonderful experience at Alliance Physical Therapy from start to finish! I would highly recommend their services. Thank you for everything!
R Chris Prentiss, PT, Cert. MDT
R Chris Prentiss, PT, Cert. MDT
Thank you for the excellent consultation. Your expertise, compassion and dedication to physical therapy makes it easy to see how your facility stands above the rest. I would highly recommend Alliance Physical therapy.
Christian Appel
Christian Appel
Shelley and her team provide outstanding customer service. Compassionate and caring. Highly recommend Alliance PT!
Ronald Prebish
Ronald Prebish
My experience has been extremely positive and my interaction with my therapist has been everything I was hoping for in my rehabilitation from shoulder replacement surgery.

Health & Vitality

Restoring your health begins with doing what your body was made to do: move. We offer studio visits in both half hour and full hour increments.

Unique to your lifestyle

A therapist will help you understand the limits of your body, the needs of your lifestyle, and coach you in meeting your goals.

Full body expertise

We apply a range of techniques, from manual therapy to guided movement and exercise, to help you move better and feel better.

One on One

We treat one patient at a time with one therapist, every time, because we believe you deserve to have with the person helping you understand how your body works.

Dress Comfortably

Wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement and accessibility to your affected area, as well as athletic type shoes.

Call Us

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Help With Insurance

We’re here to help. If you ever have a question about insurance benefits or charges, don’t hesitate to ask.

We Love What We Do

Alliance Physical Therapy is an outpatient rehabilitation practice dedicated to providing services to people of all ages and physical abilities.

Shelley Vaszar, PT, DPT, FAFS, AIB-VRC

Shelley is a doctor of Physical Therapy with over twenty years of experience and is the owner of Alliance Physical Therapy. She is certified to treat vestibular conditions such as dizziness, vertigo, and concussions and has also completed a year long fellowship of Applied Functional Science at the Gray Institute which is considered the “Highest Standard of Care in the Functional Analysis of Human Movement.”

Shelley enjoys hiking, biking, and spending time with her husband and two daughters. She loves traveling.

Sarah Cosme-Torabi PT, MSPT, DPT, MTC, CKTP, CHGP

Sarah is a doctor of Physical Therapy with over 20 years of experience. She has certifications in Manual Therapy and IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization) and is also certified to do Cupping and Dry Needling Therapy. Her favorite orthopedic conditions to treat are post-operative shoulders, knees, and hips.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys staying fit, traveling, and spending time with her family and young daughter. Fun fact: She is a great singer and dancer and did Zumba for over 15 years!

Emily Emch, PT, DPT, AIB-VRC

Emily is a doctor of Physical Therapy who was awarded the 2021 Clinical Scholar Award among the NAU- Phoenix Bioscience Campus. She is certified to treat vestibular conditions such as vertigo, concussions, and dizziness. She also completed a six-day Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Lab through the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association. She loves the variety of cases that an outpatient orthopedic setting has to offer, but has a specific affinity for dizziness and proprioception cases.

Emily uses her free time to enjoy weightlifting, hiking, camping, and traveling. She is an avid foodie and enjoys trying new things like pottery!


The attention you deserve.

Road to Recovery

We guide you through your full treatment, attending to the details that can make or break your recovery.


We’re good at what we do.

Expert care

We are proud to treat a wide variety of conditions with attention to detail and experience.

Personal care

We’re known for it.

Strong Relationships

The relationships we form with our patients last for years. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

*Licensed massage therapist.  Please contact the office if interested.

Worth the Time and Investment

Results from a survey of recent clients.

100% Agree

Helped with condition

100% Agree

Worth the time, effort, and money


Gave useful tools to use on my own


Proper amount of attention


Staff made scheduling easy

How we are managing COVID:

At Alliance Physical Therapy, we take the health and wellbeing of our patients and employees very seriously. For that reason, we have implemented many new policies to lower risk and exposure during this time. Our physical therapists see only one patient an hour with time to clean down all areas in between patients. We rearranged the layout of the clinic so that if therapists are working at the same time, each can treat their patient in their own area with more than six feet distance between them. Our therapists will wear masks based on patient comfort/risk.  They will wash/sanitize their hands throughout the visit and especially between patients. We screen new patients before their first appointment for any exposure or if they have been feeling unwell, and everyone is advised to cancel if they are feeling sick. Patients who are uncomfortable coming into the clinic during this time can call the clinic for more information or get a personalized home exercise program written by your therapist. We feel confident that through these changes, we are able to get patients feeling better in a low-risk, high-reward environment.