Aqua Therapy Pool, Center For Physical Excellence - Prescott Office

Pool Exercise Helps New Knees

Starting aquatic therapy early led to better physical function in patients having total knee replacement, although early water-based exercise did not appear to be beneficial in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty, a German randomized study suggested. Early institution of the pool-based therapy after knee replacement was associated with improved physical function, with effect sizes ranging from…

Keith Bluel, PT, DPT, Center for Physical Excellence, Prescott, Az

Keith Bluel, PT, DPT

Keith Bluel, PT, DPT is a native of Fairbanks, Alaska where he graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a degree in English while working in his first career as a lifeguard/swim instructor and swim coach for a competetive swim team.  in 2006 he decided to become a physical therapist, culminating in earning his…


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…


Trish Fairbanks – Office Manager

TrishNewTrish is Office Manager at the Center for Physical Excellence. She has worked in Medical Administration for many years, with 16 years of Medical Office Management, and eight years at the Center. Trish was born in England, and enjoys travelling, hiking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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…