Dry Needling Now Offered at CPE

Dry needling is a successful medical treatment using acupuncture needles to treat pain and dysfunction caused by the neuromusculoskeletal system. It is successful in the treatment of muscle spasms, pain, tension headaches, overuse/tendonitis and referred pain patterns. This treatment is different from acupuncture and utilizes western medicine techniques and principles. Dry needling works through the…


Derek VanderRoest, PTA

Derek was born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. He has been heavily involved in athletics and sports since his early teen years including basketball, track & field, hiking, swimming, and karate. Derek has served in the U.S. Marines as a rifleman and scout swimmer; he was able to experience the culture and diversity…


Nicole Flippen, PT, DPT

Nicole Flippen, PT, DPT is a native to the quad city area and alumni of Bradshaw Mountain High School. She graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2010 with honors. Nicole has completed coursework from the Ola Grimsby Institute to be a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist which she uses…


Mendy Rutherford

Mendy  is the Finance Director at the Center for Physical Excellence. She has worked for the Center and lived here in Prescott for 10 years. Mendy enjoys working, traveling, playing sports with her son Dylan, and spending time with her friends and family.