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Strive Physical Therapy was founded on the concept that personalized care creates the best physical therapy results. The current fast pace of healthcare often doesn't lead to what we want or expect. Our providers believe in patient centered care to help you reach your goals. We are all STRIVING for something more, let us help you get there.
Our therapists have extensive post-degree training and offer specialized care. Experience matters, our clients can rely and trust in receiving the outstanding care they deserve.
Your therapists at Strive have developed their clinical practice skills in a variety of settings and use these experiences to connect with you and your goals for recovery and improving your physical health. We tailor each plan of care to help you achieve what you are striving for.
Jon P Davison, PT
Jon grew up in Missouri and received his PT degree from the University of Evansville, (Indiana) in 1997, and headed west to Tucson one month later. His career has taken him from acute hospital care, to co-founding Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department at Carondelet St. Joseph's Hospital, to private orthopedic clinics in Oregon and Tucson. Jon recently founded Strive Physical Therapy after 15 years as a therapist and partner with Proactive PT and interim Director at Borden Physical Therapy. He is trained in multiple manual therapy techniques including trigger point dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, rehabilitation of many orthopedic conditions and has specialized training in vestibular dysfunction and post-concussive management through the American Institute of Balance (AIB). Jon's high school sports injuries led him to physical therapy and he enjoys working with athletes of all skill levels to get back on the field, court or bike as quickly as possible. Outside of the clinic, Jon enjoys a good bike ride, experimenting with dinner recipes, spending time with his family, especially challenging his kids around the ping pong table.
Carolyn Adler, PT, DPT
Carolyn completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona (2004) and is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Certificate in Disability Policy and Practice in 2007. Since that time, she has been in practice in Tucson with emphasis in orthopedic rehabilitation and various movement disorders, including treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
Carolyn’s interest in physical therapy stems from a strong background in the
performing arts, including dance, singing, and piano performance. She enjoys working with patients of all ages and backgrounds, including athletes, active adults, performing artists, geriatric population, and those dealing with movement and gait disorders. Carolyn holds special training as a PWR! (Parkinson Wellness Recovery) Therapist / Instructor, LSVT BIG certification, and is certified in the use of Trigger Point Dry Needling.
She is passionate and enthusiastic about helping others achieve their goals and return to a healthy, active lifestyle. When not in the clinic, Carolyn enjoys spending time with family, performing with her band, and running in the beautiful outdoors.
Jessica Best , PT, DPT, OCS
Jessica's interest for anatomy and biomechanics led her to the profession of physical therapy. She completed her undergraduate at Washington State University where she also participated on the track and field team throwing shotput. She then attended A.T. Still University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Her passion is in treating orthopedic conditions. She furthered her knowledge in the practice setting by receiving her Orthopedic Clinical Specialization (OCS) and is currently working on obtaining her Certificate of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT). She enjoys determining the affected area and identifying the faulty movement patterns that have contributed to the symptoms. Her treatment emphasis is focused on manual therapy and specific prescribed exercises. Outside the clinic, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She also enjoys being outdoors, playing sports, lifting weights, knitting...and is an avid WSU Cougar football fan.