Meet the

Contact Physical Therapy Team

 

Our friendly and dedicated staff is comprised of highly trained therapists who provide proven and up-to-date treatments to help you reach your goals. Clinicians undergo yearly continuing education to help keep Contact at the cutting edge of care. That and a fierce dedication to customer service makes Contact Physical Therapy your destination for rehabilitative success!





Nick Papania

Nick Papania

 

PT, MPT, ATC - Partner Physical Therapist

Contact Physical Therapy Phoenix


Nick is an outpatient physical therapist with 18 years experience treating a wide verity of muscular skeletal ailments. He is trained in the latest Therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, manipulation, Gait and sports training/conditioning, and vestibular rehab. Nick is certified in Trigger point Dry needling. Nick is an Avid Professional bodybuilder and has worked with professional football and professional baseball teams in his career. He is excited to grow Contact Physical Therapy into a leading provider of Physical Therapy in Phoenix.





Noah Arenson

Noah Arenson

 

PT MPT- Partner Physical Therapist

Contact Physical Therapy Mesa


Noah earned his Master's degree at Northern Arizona University's Physical Therapy program and has been practicing in the Valley since 1997. He has worked in many rehabilitation environments including neurologic, aquatic, and outpatient orthopedic care. Noah was named Mesa General Hospital's "Employee of the Year" in 1999. He enjoys working with spine and joint patients and focusing on restoring functional mobility and strength while always incorporating patient education. A musician that started on cello as a young age - he can play just about anything with stings on it. He is an Arizona native, and lives in Chandler with his wife and three sons.





Keith Fischer

Keith Fischer

 

PT DPT- Partner Physical Therapist

Contact Physical Therapy Tucson


Keith is an Outpatient Physical therapist with 15 years' experience treating the Tucson Community. He is trained in the latest Therapeutic exercise, Manual therapy, Manipulation, Gait and Sport training/conditioning and Vestibular rehab. Keith is Certified in Trigger point Dry Needling and Pilates. Keith is an avid Bodybuilder and enjoys training and teaching others about the sport. He is excited to grow Contact Physical therapy into a leading provider of Physical Therapy for Tucson.





Dallas Lato

Dallas Lato

 

Physical Therapist


Dallas has been a practicing outpatient therapist in the East Valley since 1994 and has worked with a wide-variety of orthopedic, neurologic, and vestibular rehab patients. A hands-on clinician, he is an effective manual therapist who uses progressive therapeutic exercise programs to help patients attain their individualized goals. A native of Canada, he still plays rec league hockey and enjoys camping excursions with his family. He lives in Tempe with his wife and two sons.





Matt Sparrow

Matt Sparrow

 

Physical Therapist


Matt Sparrow is a Tucson native with 24 years experience in physical therapy. He has worked in a wide variety of physical therapy settings including owning his own practice here in Tucson for 17 years. Matt relies on the most evidence-based manual techniques and therapeutic exercise to help all his patients achieve their best level of function. He is also certified in dry needling of the lower quarter. Matt enjoys weightlifting, hiking and cardiovascular exercise in his free time, as well as travel and leisure when possible. He is excited to join Contact physical therapy and help make it the best choice for physical therapy in the Tucson area.





Tawna Gilman

Tawna Gilman

 

Physical Therapist Assistant


Tawna earned her degree at Gateway Community College and has been practicing as Physical Therapist Assistant since 2014. She has an expansive range of experience in acute rehabilitation, sub-acute rehabilitation, home health and outpatient settings. Prior to her career in physical therapy, Tawna had a career in personal training, where she learned the importance of maintaining physical fitness and personal wellness. Tawna effectively utilizes hands on techniques and progressive exercises and activities to help her patients by increasing their function and, therefore, their ability to participate in their daily lives and pursue leisure activities. A longtime resident of Gilbert, Tawna enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and grandchildren as well as fitness and endurance cycling.





Eddie Martan

Eddie Martan

 

Physical Therapist Assistant


Eddie is an Outpatient Physical Therapy assistant with 7 years' experience treating the Tucson Community. Eddie is Born and raised in Tucson and loves providing the most up to date and individualized care to fellow Tucsonans. Eddie chose Contact Physical Therapy because its locally owned and committed to providing the best care to their patients. Eddie is trained in Manual therapy, Cupping, Therapeutic exercise, gait, and Sports training/Conditioning. Eddie, his Wife Danielle and 3 children enjoy hiking, traveling, and outdoor sports. Eddie is excited to Grow with Contact Physical Therapy and become the local leading provider for Physical Therapy in Tucson.





Yadira Borboa

Yadira Borboa

 

Physical Therapist Assistant


Yadira, better know by Yaya, graduated from the Physical Therapy Assistant program from Pima Medical Institute in 2020 . Yadira is trained in Manual therapy, Cupping, Therapeutic exercise, gait, Sport training/Conditioning and has a special interest in working with Pediatrics. Yadira has a large Skill set which allows great outcomes for all her patients. Being from Nogales, Arizona Yadira is Bi-Lingual and enjoys treating patients in Southern Arizona. As an active person, Yadira enjoys spending time with her family as well as hiking, traveling and off-roading with her future husband. Yadira is excited to be Part of the Contact Physical Therapy team and make Contact the leading provider for Physical Therapy in Tucson.





Samer El-Awad

Samer El-Awad

 

PT DPT - Physical Therapist


Samer was born and raised in The Detroit Metro area. He attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, and earned his Bachelors in Health Sciences. He then went on to earn His Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona. Samer specializes in Trigger Point Dry Needling, Cupping, IASTYM, Spinal Manipulation, Vertigo, TMJ, and Sports/Recovery Therapy. In his spare time Samer enjoys exercising, playing music, trying new restaurants, and spending time with his two beautiful daughters. Samer is a former Gymnast of 14 years and qualified for 6 junior Olympics, as well as The Pan-Arab Games, where he represented his home country of Lebanon. Samer is excited to be a member of Team Contact and providing the best Physical Therapy Care in Tucson.




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