Our Team

Physical Therapist Tucson Physical therapist Tucson professionals. From the moment you step into an Agility  Spine and Sports clinic, you’ll feel right at home. Our friendly staff will help you begin your path to recovery and answer any questions along the way.

Here are some of the warm faces and professional Physical therapist with Agility PT that you will encounter during your treatment at one of our facilities around the greater Tucson area.

Agility PT was named the best Physical Therapist Tucson by Zendy Health.

Mark & Jodi Roberts

Agility Partners

Welcome to Agility Spine & Sports Physical Therapy of Tucson!

As the premier rehabilitation specialists in Tucson, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care to ensure your best possible outcome. We are trained in advanced manual therapy techniques and use the latest in technology to get you feeling better quickly. We design specific exercise programs for your condition and advance you each session until you have reached your goals and can continue on your own.

Agility Spine and Sports Physical Therapy is committed to outstanding customer service and promoting health and wellness to the community of Tucson.

Sincerely,

Jodi & Mark Roberts

Mark Roberts PT

Agility Partner

Mark is originally from upstate New York and has lived in Tucson since 1997. He founded Agility PT in 1999 with the help of his soon to be wife Jodi. They have since grown the company to six locations as well as growing to a family with 3 boys and two Labs!

Mark has been a Physical therapist for local Tucson hockey and lacrosse teams as well as a lacrosse coach. He has worked with many Olympic runners and pro athletes.

He has over 20 years of experience as a PT and enjoys working with all types of patient conditions. Mark specializes in sports medicine, orthopedics, manual therapy, balance/vestibular, post-op recovery, concussion care and is certified in dry needling.

He is continually refining his knowledge in manual skills, innovative treatments, current concepts in surgery and post-op protocols, and evidence-based treatment. He attributes the success of Agility to its outstanding team.

Jodi Sawicki Roberts PT

Agility Partner

Jodi is originally from upstate New York and graduated from the University of New York at Buffalo in 1996, moving to Tucson in 1997. She co-founded Agility in 1999 with her husband Mark.

She has advanced training in orthopedics, sports injuries, manual therapy, Kinesio taping, and balance disorders. She continues to hone her clinical skills with continuing education and draws from a variety of techniques.

Jodi is currently treating patients part-time, as well as focusing on quality assurance and practice management. She is heavily involved in community outreach and supporting the Tucson community as a whole.

She feels Agility's strength lies in its excellent quality of care offered, combined with the culture of a warm, friendly, customer-service oriented company. A company that is 20 years strong in Tucson and continuing!

Andy Ochoa DPT

Clinic Director West

Andy is originally from Yuma, AZ and moved to Tucson after completing his doctorate program in physical therapy. Andy obtained his undergraduate degree in exercise science with a minor in chemistry from Northern Arizona University in 2000.

He continued his studies at NAU and went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2003. Andy has advanced training in orthopedics, post-op care, sports medicine and manual therapy.

In his free time, Andy enjoys staying active by working out, playing soccer, running and biking. He also enjoys spending quality time with his wife and 2 young children. Andy is highly regarded by the Tucson medical community and his patients by treating everyone with the most current techniques, using state of the art technologies, and being such a friendly guy.

Andy Specializes in Manual Therapy, Sports Injuries, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles, Neck and Back pain, Elbow and Wrist pain, Balance/Vestibular, Post-operative Rehab. Andy is certified in Dry Needling.

Bridget Lynch DPT

Physical Therapist / Pima & Wilmot

Bridget is originally a native of Columbus, Ohio. She earned both of her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Health Sciences at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, as well as her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2016. Bridget was also a member of the Duquesne Women's Soccer Team during her undergraduate time there.

She enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses, with a special interest in pediatrics, returns to sport, and post-operative joint replacement. Bridget's favorite aspect of being a physical therapist is helping patients return to the activities they love to do!

When Bridget is outside of the clinic, she spends her time playing soccer, running, hiking with her dog, Sammy, or cheering on her Ohio State Buckeyes. She is a certified Running Analysis Specialist.

Lexi Okurily DPT

Physical Therapist / Tanque Verde

Lexi is a Tucson native who completed her bachelor degree in Physiology with a minor in Psychology at the University of Arizona in 2014. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ in late 2017.

She loves working together with her patients to develop an individual plan to help get them back to doing what they love. She also has a passion for working with persons with Parkinson Disease.

Since her undergraduate career, she has been involved in data collection, analysis, and presentation of clinical research on national and international levels, which emphasized utilizing disease-specific exercise as medicine for Parkinson's Disease. She is a Parkinson Wellness Recovery Certified Therapist. Lexi is also a Certified Running Gait Analyst and is certified in Dry Needling.

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, trail running, playing volleyball and spending time with her friends and family.

Tim Evens

Physical Therapist / West

Tim hales from Bend Oregon and received his BS in exercise science from Oregon State University. He attended graduate school at University of Montana in Missoula where he received an MS followed by his Doctorate. Tim's initial focus was on manual therapy including spinal manipulation and mobilizations with movement. He is dry needle certified through the American Dry Needling Institute. He has worked extensively with competitive cyclists performing fitting, coaching, and off-season strength training.

In his spare time Tim has been competitive in both mountain biking and running events. He recently completed his first ultramarathon and will be returning to competing on a national level in Enduro format mountain biking for the 2019 season.

Clinically Tim enjoys working with cyclists and runners, performing manual therapy, and chronic pain management.

Kathy McEwan

Clinic Director Tanque Verde

Kathy was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and did her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona. She graduated with her Masters in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 1992.

She has been a therapist all over the United States and has been a clinic director for several years. She enjoys treating a variety of diagnosis and different types of patients from very young to the elderly. She also treats infants, including late walkers and torticollis.

She speaks Spanish and has the ability to sign.

She is trained in manual therapy, sports medicine, orthopedics, ergonomics, post-operative care, balance/vestibular problems.

When she is not working Kathy enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, spending time with her husband and keeping in touch with her college-age children.

Nikki Merger DPT

Physical Therapist / Orange Grove

Nikki is an Arizona native of Glendale, AZ. She received her Bachelors of Science in Physiology from the University of Arizona in 2015, going on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University at their Phoenix Biomedical Campus in 2017.

Nikki enjoys working with a variety of patients from differing backgrounds but has had a continual passion for working with the geriatric population since entering the healthcare field.

In her free time, Nikki enjoys riding her road bike, hiking local trails, and playing with her two dogs.

Steven Hughes PTA

Physical Therapist Assistant / Houghton

Steven was born and raised in Tucson and graduated from Pima Medical Institute with his Occupational Associate’s degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 2015. He also received his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University in 2009.

Steven has worked with the geriatric population in Tucson for six years as a Health Fitness Specialist and coordinator, having experience with wide varieties of geriatric pathologies, and disabilities. He is dedicated to returning all of his patients to their greatest level of function.

Steven has a very active and athletic family and is an enthusiastic sports fan. You may spot Steven golfing, running, or supporting a family at little league baseball and Tia Kwon Do events.

Kayla Scotch DPT

Physical Therapist / West

Originally from Oregon, Kayla Scotch is one of our more versatile Physical Therapists. Kayla received her Bachelor Degree in Physiology with a minor in Mathematics from the University of Arizona in 2011. From there she continued to excel by earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Pacific University in 2014.

Kayla has furthered her education in Kinesio Taping and is Dry Needling Certified. Kayla has also volunteered her physical therapy services in Haiti. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, traveling, and playing with her dog.

Alyssa (Ali) Zenner DPT

Physical Therapist / West

Originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota, Alyssa Zenner (Ali), is the newest member of the Agility team at the West clinic. Ali received her Bachelor Degree in Public Health from the University of Arizona in 2012. From there she continued pursuing her passion by earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2017.

Being a recent graduate Ali is enthusiastic and still looking to determine her specialty. She especially has a passion for neurological and geriatric rehabilitation with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice, manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise.

Outside of work Ali enjoys water sports, camping, weight training, and eating.

Jacob La Shot DPT

Physical Therapist / West

Originally from Kenai, Alaska, Jake received his undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology and graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. He is Dry Needle certified, he also holds certification for Vestibular rehab from American Institute of Balance.

Jake enjoys treating a multitude of conditions at Agility with a primary interest in sports medicine and orthopedics and making progressions towards improved health. When not treating patients, he is actively outdoors by hiking, climbing, soccer and an amateur photographer.

Specializes in: Sports Injuries, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles, Neck and Back pain, Elbow and Wrist pain, Balance/Vestibular, Post-operative Rehab. Jake is certified in Dry Needling.

Sarah Botazzi PTA

Physical Therapist Assitant / West

Sarah Bottazzi grew up in Prescott Arizona and graduated from high school in Tucson. She received an Associate of Science from Pima Community College. Later, she earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree at Pima Medical Institute.

Sarah believes in evidenced-based practice and enjoys implementing the knowledge and skills she has learned to help her patients return to the activities they enjoy. She works side by side with the physical therapists to execute a successful treatment plan tailored to each individual.

Sarah is proud to work for Agility and enjoys every day with her patients.

In her free time, she likes hiking, bicycling, recreational volleyball, spending time with family and friends, and playing with her Australian shepherd.

Specializes in: Neck and Back pain, Sports Injuries, Shoulders, Knees, Ankles, Elbow and wrist pain, Post-operative Rehab, Balance.

Marissa Bunge DPT

Physical Therapist / River & Campbell

Marissa is a Tucson native who graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology, going on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University.

Marissa has a 3 part approach to helping others achieve their goals, utilizing clinical expertise with evidence-based and patient-centered practice to treat the problem at the source. She specializes in sports medicine, orthopedics, pediatric orthopedics, post-op recovery, manual therapy, and dry needling.

Marissa is certified in Parkinson Wellness Recovery and is passionate about working with patients from all walks of life to form a therapeutic alliance.

Marissa enjoys traveling, watching baseball, and spending time camping and hiking with her fiancée and 3 dogs in her spare time.

Kristen Patenaude PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Houghton

Kristen was born and raised in Chicago, IL and graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2013, receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science with a Minor in Public Health. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from NIU in 2016.

Kristen practiced in Socorro, New Mexico for 2 years, specializing in aquatic therapy. While working in New Mexico, she also had the opportunity to work as an onsite Physical Therapist for the local Rugby team before moving to Tucson in 2019.

Kristen’s philosophy is to target not only the symptoms of each individual’s condition, but to reach the problems at the source. Using evidence-based treatments, she loves working collaboratively with her patients to develop an individualized treatment plan to help them feel themselves again. She has a diverse background of training in orthopedics, post-operative care, sports medicine, pediatrics, concussion management, vertigo, and manual therapy. Kristen is currently pursuing her certification in Dry Needling.

In her free time, she enjoys going on exciting adventures with her fiance and 2 dogs, learning new hobbies such as outdoor rock climbing, and staying active so she can be a foodie.

Dana Kristofitz PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dana grew up in Tucson and graduated from Tanque Verde High School in 2011. She then graduated from the University of Arizona with a major in Physiology and a double minor in Psychology and Spanish before moving to Portland, Maine and attending the University of New England for her Doctor of Physical Therapy from 2016-2019.

She participated in a research study at UNE regarding chronic pain and motor learning in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. She has an interest in working with post-operative patients, general orthopedics, and athletes, whether they be student athletes or weekend warriors. She has taken courses in Kinesiology taping.

During her time off, Dana enjoys hiking, swimming, biking, camping, and spending time with friends, family, and her fur babies.