Meet Our Outpatient Therapists

Cami Hunt P.T., DPT was a collegiate athlete and has extensive background in athletics, and strength and conditioning. Dr. Hunt received a Bachelor of Science in exercise and wellness from Arizona State University, a doctorate of physical therapy from Northern Arizona University, and is now pursuing an orthopaedic clinical specialist certification through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Hunt specializes in manual therapy and believes it is an important tool for addressing soft tissue dysfunction to reduce pain and restore proper movement kinematics. Dr. Hunt is experienced in myofascial release, fascial manipulation, trigger point release, active release technique, augmented soft tissue mobilization and will be pursuing a certification in trigger point dry needling. Dr. Hunt utilizes a comprehensive approach and seeks to identify the areas of dysfunction throughout the kinetic chain to correct postural and strength/flexibility imbalances in order to optimize function; this includes training in postural restoration.  

Elizabeth Blicke P.T., DPT graduated from Arizona State University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in life science. Dr. Blicke received her professional training at Northern Arizona University in which she received a doctorate of physical therapy and is now pursuing a geriatric clinical specialist certification through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Blicke specializes in Parkinson’s disease rehabilitation with certifications in LSVT BIG and Parkinson’s wellness and recovery.  Although Dr. Blicke specializes in rehabilitation with people with Parkinson’s disease, she is experienced with treating the geriatric population with various neurological and orthopedic conditions. She has been working at HealthSouth East Valley since 2011 and currently the outpatient therapy team leader.

Brenda Dier, PTA graduated from the PTA program of University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has extensive experience in all elements of orthopedic rehab, manual therapy, cranial sacral therapy and acupressure, as well as, energy alignment. Brenda is a certified provider of Interactive Metronome™ which is utilized with different patient populations to improve coordination, attention, and control of impulsivity. She is also very knowledgeable in areas of nutrition and Emotional Freedom Techniques.

Jessica Nelson Rigney M.S., OTR/L earned her bachelor’s degree in exercise science (emphasis in nutrition) from Humboldt State University and a Master of Science degree in occupational therapy from A.T. Still University. Additionally, Jessica has completed training with splinting, manual therapy, the Hand Mentor™ Pro, Saebo®, Myomo, Interactive Metronome™ and Dynasplint. She utilizes a variety of modalities on a regular basis (NMES/TENS/IFC, phonophoresis, iontophoresis, ultrasound, kinesiotape and leukotape, paraffin etc).  Jessica is certified in the DriveABLE™ driving assessment as well.

Anthony Tillman COTA/L, CKTP began his therapy career in 1993. He has a background in orthopedic and neurologic therapy with an emphasis in hand therapy. Anthony has served as a director of rehabilitation and is a certified Kinesio tape practitioner. As an Air Force veteran, he has a strong interest in our returning service members that have been impacted physically or emotionally. He is a supporter of Project Healing Waters, a rehabilitation organization that utilizes fly fishing to address these issues.

Michelle Parisian MA, CCC SLP earned BS and MS degrees in Communication Disorders from San Jose State University. She started her career at Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City, California. Michelle is licensed to practice speech pathology in the State of Arizona and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Michelle is a certified provider for Vital Stimulation and LSVT LOUD certified. She has been providing outpatient services targeting adults with communication, cognitive and swallowing disorders, at Health South East Valley since 2010.  Michelle leads a free community aphasia group that meets monthly at HealthSouth.

Jennifer Hill MA, CCC SLP earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in communication disorders from Brigham Young University. Jennifer is licensed to practice speech pathology in the State of Arizona and holds the Certificate of Clinical Competency by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  Also, she is a certified provider of VitalStim® Therapy for dysphagia and Interactive Metronome™ therapy to improve communication and cognitive impairments. Jennifer has seven years’ experience working with children and adults with speech, language, voice, fluency (stuttering), dysphagia (swallowing) and cognitive disorders. She has helped clients with many diagnoses, including Autism, Down’s Syndrome, brain injury, stroke, dementia, Parkinson’s, brain cancer and many more. She has had experience working with clients who need special equipment for communication, such as an augmentative communication device or electrolarynx.

Tyler Luszeck, PT, DPT graduated from Brigham Young University-Hawaii cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in pre-professional biology.  Dr. Luszeck received his professional training from Franklin Pierce University where he received his doctorate in physical therapy. While at Franklin Pierce University, Dr. Luszeck was able to publish a systematic review comparing outcomes of thoracic and cervical manipulations. Dr. Luszeck is planning on beginning a neurology residency program in 2016 and pursuing a neurology clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also well trained in various manual therapy techniques including soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilizations and manipulations to aide in restoring joint function and decreasing pain.

Pro re nata Therapist: Jefferson Holm P.T., DPT, CBIS, NCS graduated from Arizona State University summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology.  Dr. Holm received his professional training at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehab Sciences, ranked as the #2 Physical Therapy program in the Country by U.S News (2008).  Dr. Holm’s professional certifications include Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS), LVST Big clinician for the treatment of Parkinson’s diseases, and a certified vestibular therapist.  Additionally, Dr. Holm has completed advanced training in neurological rehabilitation through University of Southern California and received his neurologic clinical specialist (NCS) certification.

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The outpatient department uses cutting-edge therapy technologies to further progress individuals with neurological conditions including:

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