Staff

Steve Kayae

Steve Kaye, PT, DPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy - University of Illinois, 1986
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Evidence in Motion (EIM) Institute of Health Professions, 2011

Community Involvement:

  • Member American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Westbrook Office Owners Association Board President

Steve received his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Illinois in 1986 and his Doctorate from EIM in December of 2011. He grew up in the Chicago area and moved to Arizona in 1991. Steve has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1986 and in 2001 founded Arrowhead Physical Therapy and opened his first outpatient physical therapy office in the northwest valley. Steve has experience with a wide range of patients, from pediatrics to geriatrics, and has received extensive continuing education in manual therapy and long-term spine courses.

Steve believes that his company's success, which is characterized by compassion and clinical excellence, is a result of his dedication to patients and emphasis on providing superior patient care. He firmly believes that a supportive team environment and patient education are critical in ensuring that efficient and effective treatment results are achieved. Steve treats each patient like they are a member of his family and is committed to delivering quality, personal care in a professional, friendly environment that exceeds patients' expectations.

Steve is an active triathlete and completed the half and full Ironman Arizona in 2016. He coaches at Joy Christian School in the Cross Country Program. Steve also enjoys competitive volleyball, softball, wakeboarding, boating, snow-skiing, serving at church, and spending time with his wife, son, and triplet daughters.

Sharon Vosekalns, PT, MPT

Sharon Vosekalns, PT, MPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science – Bob Jones University, 1996
  • Master of Physical Therapy – University of North Carolina, 1999

Sharon joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in 2016. She obtained her undergraduate degree in 1996 from Bob Jones University in South Carolina and graduated in 1999 with a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Sharon has practiced physical therapy in South Carolina, New Hampshire and Arizona. She has concentrated her treatment expertise in outpatient orthopedics and has extensive knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of spinal and extremity diagnoses as a result of sports, work, trauma or repetitive overuse. Sharon has practical experience with aquatic therapy and fibromyalgia programs and has a special interest in the field of women’s health, particularly for the peri-partum mother.

Sharon has spent several years as a clinical education coordinator for PT, PTA, DO, ATC and Kinesiology student clinicals. She has a passion for educating and uses these skills in instructing her patients as well.

Outside of work, Sharon loves spending time with her husband and being a mom to her two awesome kids! For fun and exercise, she jogs and hikes in beautiful Arizona. She is actively involved in her church and in her spare time enjoys sharpening her culinary skills.

Gregory McLarty

Gregory McLarty PT, DPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, minor in Psychology - Arizona State University, 2012
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy - Northern Arizona University, 2016

Certification:

  • Dry Needling Certification (Cert. DN) - American Academy of Manipulative Therapy, 2016

Greg joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in May of 2017. He received his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona in 2012 and then attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff earning his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2016.

Greg has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients and related diagnoses. He obtained his Dry Needling Certification in 2016 and incorporates this technique as appropriate into his patients' overall treatment plan. Greg has a passion for expanding his knowledge with respect to physical therapy manual techniques and particularly enjoys treatment of the spine.

Greg maintains a high standard of patient care through combining manual therapy with exercise to promote optimal patient outcomes. Greg has a passion for educating his patients and ensures they receive the highest level of quality care.

In his spare time, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and three dogs, playing guitar, and learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Darby Shipman

Darby Shipman, PT, DPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts – Kinesiology, Whitworth University, 2012
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Northern Arizona University, 2018

Darby joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in 2019. She is a graduate of Northern Arizona University’s downtown Phoenix Biomedical Campus. She competed collegiately in golf while obtaining her undergraduate degree at Whitworth University in Washington state.

Darby enjoys implementing the latest research to incorporate proven methods into her treatments. She performs manual techniques such as joint mobilizations and soft tissue mobilization, as well as therapeutic exercises. Darby uses patient education to reduce pain and increase independence. She believes that trust and communication are vital to providing effective treatment. Darby is passionate in helping her patients achieve their goals. Her personal goal is to teach patients the skills and habits they need to remain active and pain free.

Darby is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedics, Sports, and Research sections.

Darby is a native of Spokane, Washington, but has lived in Phoenix with her husband since 2016. In her free time Darby enjoys hiking, cooking, and golf. Darby recently joined the Working Women’s Golf Association to continue her passion for competitive golf.

Darby Shipman

Scott Mathews, PT, DPT

Education:

  • Bachelor of Exercise Science and Wellness – Arizona State University, 2002
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Midwestern University, 2016

Scott joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in July of 2019. He is originally from Chicago and moved to Arizona in 1997 to attend Arizona State University. After moving back to Illinois, Scott returned to Arizona to obtain his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Midwestern University.

After working as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for 12 years, Scott decided to attend PT school in order to grow as a professional. Scott is very committed to his patients and takes pride in helping them achieve their goals. Scott’s enjoyment comes from helping patients achieve the lifestyle they desire through achieving their goals and participating in the activities they love. Scott combines his knowledge from the fitness industry with his physical therapy education and experience to utilize exercise and manual therapy to help patients achieve excellent outcomes. Scott believes physical therapy is unique for everyone and should be a team effort, empowering his patients and providing guidance to ensure their treatment is truly tailored to what works best for them.

Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife, kids, friends and dogs. He also enjoys exercising regularly both in the gym and by mountain biking.

Caleb Lionberger

Caleb Lionberger, PTA, ATC

Education:
  • Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assisting -Gateway Community College, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training- Northern Arizona University, 2011
Community Involvement:
  • Various community outreach ministries through local churches
  • Volunteer for homeless organizations in Phoenix

Caleb joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in 2009. Caleb attended Gateway Community College where he obtained his Associate Degree in Physical Therapist Assisting in 2006. In 2011, Caleb completed his Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training from Northern Arizona University. He has several years of experience working in various physical therapy clinics and rehabilitation institutes including specialty hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, neurological rehabilitation and outpatient orthopedic clinics.

Caleb possesses a solid sports background from his experience working as a student athletic trainer at Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University. He is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Golf Instructor and provides instruction to his clients through understanding and addressing their physical limitations to enable them to improve their golf swing.

Caleb has experience in a number of adjunct therapies including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Kinesio Taping. Caleb is also a Certified Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR) Provider. He assists patients in identifying pain and dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system and uses techniques to improve movement and reduce pain. Caleb finds fulfillment in providing the highest level of quality care for his patients of all ages and encourages and supports them on their path to recovery.

Caleb enjoys hiking, running, fishing, and jet skiing and has a passion for athletics including baseball, golf, football, basketball and soccer. Caleb and his wife, Emillie, also enjoy volunteering and serving at their local church.

TPI Certified
FAKTR Certified

Terri Kovash, LMT

Education:

  • Massage Therapy Certificate – Tri-City School of Massage

Terri joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in March of 2019. She received her Certification in Therapeutic Massage from the Tri-City School of Massage in Kennewick, Washington and has been practicing as a Licensed Massage Therapist for over twenty-five years. Terri has provided massage therapy services in both clinical and spa settings and utilizes various techniques including Swedish Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, and Aroma Therapy to create a unique and individualized treatment program for each client.

Terri listens to her clients and understands that each person has unique preferences and challenges. She takes great pride in customizing the massage programs to ensure her clients' goals are achieved. Terri has experience in treating clients of all ages and whether your goal is to simply relax or if you are experiencing discomfort or pain, she will develop a program to meet your individual needs.

Terri is originally from North Dakota and loves living in sunny Arizona far away from those cold winters in her home state. In her spare time, Terri enjoys cooking, reading, walking and swimming.

Laura Schaeffer

Laura Schaeffer, Fitness Instructor

Education:

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University

Certifications:

  • American Council on Exercise – Certified Personal Trainer
  • Aquatics Exercise Association – Certified Aquatic Fitness Professional
  • Silver Sneakers – Certified Instructor
  • YMCA – Swim Instructor Certification

Laura joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in August 2018.  She has over eleven years of experience as a personal trainer.  After experiencing several severe injuries herself, Laura has personally benefited from physical therapy and understands the need to continue on a fitness program for rehabilitation and recovery.

Laura has experience working with clients at all fitness levels, ages, and health goals.  She enjoys working with clients who are new to fitness, clients who may be recovering from injuries, older adults who would like to improve their quality of life and those requiring physical rehabilitation. With a passion for guiding and supporting her clients, she will develop a customized program to help you reach your goals.  Laura conducts private, semi-private, group classes and works with clients of all ages.

Laura and her husband enjoy staying active.  You can find her outside biking, running, hiking or swimming.  Participating in local races is a favorite pastime, as well as going out for breakfast and spending time with her family.

Jacob Hicks, PT, DPT

Jacob Hicks, PT, DPT

Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology – Western Kentucky University, 2012
  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Western Kentucky University, 2016

Jacob joined the Arrowhead Physical Therapy team in August of 2019. He is originally from Owensboro, Kentucky and moved to Arizona in 2019. Jacob attended Western Kentucky University for his undergraduate degree and obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy as a member of the inaugural class in 2016.  He has worked in both outpatient and skilled nursing facilities. Jacob has enjoyed the opportunity to work extensively with the geriatric population and looks forward to continuing to do so in the future. Jacob has experience with kinesiotaping and dry needling and incorporates these techniques as appropriate into his patients’ overall treatment plan.

Outside of work, Jacob enjoys spending time with his friends, family and dog, Otto. Jacob has played soccer throughout his life and likes to watch sports as well, including football and hockey. He enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors and on the water.