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 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 PT, 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.

Lexi Okurily PT, 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.

Kathy McEwan PT

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.

Jacob LaShot PT, 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.

Marissa Bunge PT, DPT

Clinic Director / 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.

Steven Hughes PTA

Clinic Director / 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.

Nikki Bernays PT, DPT

Clinic Director / 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.

Kayla Scotch PT, 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 PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Pima

Originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota, Alyssa Zenner (Ali) has been practicing since 2017. Ali received her Bachelor of Science 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.

Ali is enthusiastic and still looking to determine her specialty but sees patients from age range 1 month to 99 years old. She especially has a passion for dynamic orthopedic treatment and geriatric rehabilitation with a solid foundation in evidence-based practice, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise.

Outside of work Ali enjoys spending time with her dogs Rider and Daisy, water sports, camping, weight training, and eating.

Dana Kristofitz PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Tanque Verde

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.

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.

Kate Hall PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Pima

Kate is originally from Tucson and moved at a young age to upstate New York. She completed her undergraduate and graduate coursework at the University at Buffalo. She graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2020, and participated in the University’s first ever “virtual graduation ceremony”.

Kate enjoys working with a wide variety of patients. She especially enjoys working with athletes and dancers. She spent several years volunteering at Danceability in NY, a dance studio that specializes in working with dancers with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Kate loves to stay active. You can often find her hiking, biking or at the gym. She spends her free time with the company of friends and family or watching a Buffalo Bills game. This year she’s confident they’ll be in the Superbowl!

Christine Tassitino PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Tanque Verde

Maria Russomanno PT, DPT, OCS

Physical Therapist/ River rd.

Aaron Miller PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Houghton

Aaron was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2013 with his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology. He then spent 3 years working as an advisor and program coordinator at his alma mater for first generation and underrepresented students in the sciences. He went on to earn is Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2019.

Aaron began practicing physical therapy in the Twin Cities area at a small private practice clinic and moved to Tucson in 2020. Aaron has experience working with a wide range of individuals with pain, weakness, and balance issues. He has specific interest in shoulder rehabilitation, running analysis, and balance rehabilitation. He focuses on working closely with people to find the best path to reaching their goals.

Aaron is an active person who enjoys running, hiking, and playing Australian Rules Football for a club team in Arizona. He is an avid sports fan who cheers for everything Wisconsin sports. Aaron might also be spotted around town playing trivia, or on a plane traveling the world.

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.

Cortino Darden PT, DPT

Physical Therapist / Pima