Northwest Tucson


Mon-Thur: 7:30am-6pm | Fri: 8am-5pm


8770 N Thornydale Rd Suite 100, Tucson, AZ 85742


(520) 742-7107


(520) 742-9010

Let our highly skilled staff of physical therapists and physical therapy assistants help you get back to the activities you enjoy most. The Northwest staff is passionate about helping their patients feel their best by developing comprehensive and diverse treatment programs specific to your needs. This location is conveniently located near the intersection of Thornydale and Hardy and specializes in the following:

  • Physical Therapy
    • Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Management
    • Chronic Injury Management
  • Sports Physical Therapy
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Geriatric Physical Therapy
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Spine Specialty
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Vestibular Therapy

Our Team

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Micah Smith


Education: Missouri State University; Southwest Baptist University

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Micah Smith is originally from Michigan, but calls Missouri home. Prior to moving to Arizona, he completed his undergraduate work at Missouri State University, going on to graduate from Southwest Baptist University in 2017 with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Micah has been involved in athletics since a young age and found his calling in PT following several personal experiences. Micah has had the opportunity to work with professional and elite­-level athletes during his training and time as a physical therapist. What he finds the most rewarding is the opportunity to help patients achieve their individual goals and get back to the fully functional lifestyle that they deserve. Away from the clinic, Micah enjoys spending time with his wife and son, hiking, running, fishing, hunting and just about anything that can be done outdoors.

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Kaele Cooper


Education: Northern Arizona University

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With a need to find relief from the desert, Kaele graduated in true Lumberjack fashion, from Northern Arizona University. She obtained a B.S. in Exercises Science minoring in chemistry in 2016, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. She originally desired to become a crime scene investigator but was later inspired by a physical therapist who treated our military personnel with limb loss. Since then, Kaele now practices as a versatile physical therapist with interests in the vestibular, balance, and limb loss communities. Kaele has explored and lived in many states across the U.S. but has returned calling Tucson her home. She enjoys watching the monsoons, camping, hiking, drawing, painting, reading, and has a continued curiosity for true crime.

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Michelle Stella


Education: University of Connecticut

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Physical therapy has been Michelle’s passion since high school after multiple injuries while participating in athletics. She describes her injuries as “blessings,” because they drove her to become her best self. Today, Michelle is someone who inspires and educates others on what the human body is capable of. Michelle graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2018 and moved to Tucson to be closer to the mountains and sunshine.

Her ultimate goal in life is to change lives and facilitate people in achieving their fullest potential(s). Michelle enjoys working with a large variety of patients, but her passion resides in sports related injuries and chronic pain. She utilizes many different interventions to achieve patient’s goals, emphasizing the importance of manual therapy in treatments and has a certification in Integrative Dry Needling. When Michelle has free time, she loves to hike, run, explore new & beautiful places, do yoga, cook, and paint.

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