MIM Providers in Arizona

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Robb Blackaby

Founder of Medicine In Motion
Physical Therapist
Functional Manual Therapist
Athletic Trainer

Robb received a Masters and Doctorate degrees in Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer, Physical Therapist, Titleist Performance Institute Certified, and he obtained a Functional Manual Therapy Certification with Honors in 2005 through the Institute of Physical Art. Robb and his wife Corrie, currently own the Desert Institute of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, Arizona. Robb grew up in Phoenix and began skateboarding in 1983. He was a competitive vert skater, and he also loved skating back yard pools and streets. As he attended college at the University of Arizona, he set out a goal to provide sports medicine services to the action sports athletes. This would allow him to stay connected to the community, and give back to the sports he loved. Robb began working in the action sports world in 1999, at the Vans Warped Tour. He was hired to work his first X Games event in 2000. In 2010, he Co-founded Medicine in Motion, the premier sports medicine company that provides health care practitioners and service to various sporting events throughout the nation and world. In January, 2014, Robb was hired by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association to work as the physical therapist and athletic trainer for the US snowboard half pipe team. He traveled with the team to Olympic qualifiers in Breckenridge, CO, and Mammoth, Ca; the Winter X Games in Aspen, CO, while finishing with the Olympic team in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics. Duties included prevention of injury preparation for athletes before events, on hill emergency support, and post practice/competition manual therapy treatments.

In 2004, Robb toured as a physical therapist for the PGA, LPGA, and Champions Tour golf events and presently treats many of the local professional and amateur golfers that live in the Phoenix valley. He is a certified golf fitness instructor through The Titleist Performance Institute. He has also worked closely with the Oakland A's Baseball Organization providing physical therapy for their major and minor league players, coaches and staff. Additionally, is a contributing writer to the new Scottsdale Health magazine.

When Robb is not in work mode, he enjoys spending time with his wife Corrie, and their two kids, Ciera and Ethan. He still enjoys all board sports, golf, Japanese martial arts, and playing the drums.

Member Since: 2010

Tony Rhorer

Orthopedic Surgeon
Board Certified ABOS
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon
Director of Orthopaedic Trauma Scottsdale Healthcare
Fracture Surgeon for the Arizona Cardinals Football Club Orthopedic Surgeon

Tony Rhorer founded Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, PLLC in 2005 with the goal of creating a world-class practice dedicated to complex fracture management. SOTS now has five fellowship trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons working at four of the five level one trauma centers in the valley of the sun. Dr. Rhorer has a special expertise in post traumatic reconstruction, nonunion surgery, limb lengthening and deformity correction. He has two fellowships, and has traveled all over the world as an invited lecturer and visiting surgeon.

Dr. Rhorer grew up in Chandler, Arizona during the late 1980's when The Bones Brigade made a vast impact on American youth and inspired his passion for skateboarding. It was the care and treatment of a broken arm at the age of twelve, the result of a skateboarding injury, that ignited his passion to become an orthopaedic surgeon. After graduating in the top five percent of his class at Corona del Sol High School in Tempe, he earned his undergraduate degree at The University of Arizona in Tucson and his medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine.

Dr. Rhorer is frequently called on for complex fracture work in professional baseball, football, triathlon and action sports athletes. He was the first orthopaedic surgeon to consult internationally with Medicine In Motion for the X Games Munich, Germany in 2013. His experience with the division of sports medicine at Duke, along with his personal sports endeavors and trauma surgery expertise, gives Dr. Rhorer a unique approach to the much more intense acuity of trauma and injuries associated with action sports. Dr. Rhorer also leads the orthopaedic trauma program at Scottsdale Healthcare and has been instrumental in developing orthopaedic trauma directorships at John C. Lincoln and Maricopa County hospitals. He has published two book chapters as well as articles in the orthopaedic peer reviewed literature. Specially talented in creative writing and public speaking, Dr. Rhorer has written for two major television networks and is regularly invited to teach orthopaedic trauma to large audiences around the globe.

Member Since: 2013

Tim Bert, M.D., is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Bert received a bachelor degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he was selected as a member of the National Dean’s list. His medical degree was obtained from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedic residency at The University of Tennesse-Campbell Clinic, where the main textbook for orthopaedics is written. His orthopaedic sports fellowship was performed at the prestigious Kerlan Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, Calif. During his fellowship, he was an assistant team physician for the Los Angeles Lakers, Dodgers, Kings, Sparks, Anaheim Ducks, USC Athletic Department, and X games. Additionally, he covered multiple high school football teams throughout his residency and fellowship.

Dr. Bert has a special interest in the treatment of sports-related injuries of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and hip. He has a particular interest in hip arthroscopy and obtained additional training after fellowship under the nation’s leading hip arthrscopists. He has authored several articles and book chapters as well as presented his research at multiple conferences.

He is an active member of the Arthroscopic Association of North America, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Bert is committed to providing the highest quality of treatment and service for his patients.

He currently is the team physician for the Sereno Soccer Club of Arizona, High School Arizona Cycling League, and Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association. When not seeing patients in clinic, Dr. Bert enjoys alpine skiing, wakeboarding, golfing, mountain biking, racquetball and spending time with his two children and wife. Dr. Bert provides medical coverage with MIM for the Arizona High School Cycling League Race Series and The Arizona State University Wake Devils Wakeboarding Team.

Member Since: 2013

Chris Macchiaroli

Paramedic

Chris Macchiaroli is a professional Firefighter/Paramedic/Technical Rescue Technician currently residing in the Phoenix Metropolitan area. He began his medical career in 2000 as an EMT fro the City of Phoenix LARC Patrol. In 2001 he became a professional firefighter and has been advancing his career ever since. He served as an Arizona state Certified Fire Academy Instructor/Evaluator and was an equal lead Instructor for the DCMP Fire Academy for four years.

After completing paramedic school and becoming a Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic in 2005, his instructors appointed him as a paramedic instructor. He then held a position as a paramedic instructor for Scottsdale Community College for six years. His certifications include: NREMT-P, ACLS, PALS, PEPP, PHTLS, and CPR. In 2007 Chris completed course work and became certified in rope, swift water, trench collapse, confined space, building collapse, and helicopter rescue operations. He is now an instructor/evaluator of all these disciplines for the fire department.

Chris joined the Medicine In Motion (MIM) team in 2013 and was a key member during the inaugural season for the Arizona High School Mountain Bike League Race Series and has returned for the 2014 season. He also worked with MIM during the 2014 Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Chris' experience as paramedic, technical rescue technician, teacher, and leader makes him an invaluable member of the MIM team.

Member Since: 2013

Diana Padilla

Athletic Trainer

Diana Padilla has been a certified athletic trainer since 2001 and a member of Medicine in Motion since its formation in 2010. She is currently the associate head athletic trainer at Arizona State University as well as the head athletic trainer for the women's basketball program. Prior to this, Padilla was an assistant athletic trainer at Oregon State University for five years. Diana earned a bachelor's of science degree in Athletic Training from the University of New Mexico and a Master's of Science degree in sports medicine and healthcare administration from Oregon State University. Diana holds certifications as an athletic trainer, emergency medical technician, ASTYM provider, myofascial decompression and is a CPR/AED instructor. In addition, she serves on the NATA’s College and University Athletic Trainers’ Committee.

Member Since: 2010

Sean O'keefe

Athletic Trainer

Sean O’Keefe has been an athletic trainer with the X Games since 2002 and a member of Medicine in Motion since its creation in 2010. He spent 7 years as a certified athletic trainer working in Division I athletics with various teams but primarily with Football, Men’s Lacrosse and Men’s Soccer. Sean earned his bachelors of science in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2002 and his masters of science in Exercise Science from Syracuse University in 2005.

Member Since: 2010

Ian McLeod

Physician Assistant
Athletic Trainer

Mr. McLeod is the Director of Didactic Education for A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences Physician Assistant program. In addition to being a graduate of that program, he holds a Masters of Education in Athletic Training from the University of Virginia. His clinical focus is in primary care and sports medicine. He has been a member of MIM since 2010.

Member Since: 2012

Brent Appel

Associate Athletic Trainer

Joined the MIM team in 2016 with his involvement in the Winter X Games. He is currently living and working in Flagstaff as an Athletic Trainer for Northern Arizona University. Originally from Iowa, Appel earned his Bachelor's of Science Degree from Iowa State University. Having felt a strong draw to the mountains, Appel attended Utah State University where he earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Medicine. Appel has a passion for the outdoors and mountain sports. Outside of his Athletic Training career, he enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding, hiking and spending time with his wife, Emily, and dog, Sully.

Member Since: 2016

Jeff Collins

Athletic Trainer

Jeff Collins currenty serves as athletic trainer for the Oakland A's minor league organization. He is the recipient of the 2014 Professional Baseball Athletic Training Society's Minor League Medical Coordinator of the Year Award.
Bachelor of Science from Southern Illinois University
Master of Science from University of Nevada

Member Since: 2011

Mike McKenney

Athletic Trainer
Owner/ Athletic Trainer Summit Athletics LLC
January 2011 – Present (5 years 9 months) Phoenix, Arizona Area
Summit LLC is dedicated to providing elite Athletic Training Services to athletes throughout Arizona with an emphasis on the sport of lacrosse.
Provider of Athletic Training Services for:
Grand Canyon University Men's Lacrosse
Desert Vista Boy's Lacrosse
3D Arizona Lacrosse
Arizona Youth Lacrosse League
USA BMX- Team Athletic Trainer for 2016 UCI World Championships in Medellin, Columbia
Athletic Trainer for 2016 BMX US Olympic Trials
Head Athletic Trainer for multiple National Races
ESPN X Games- Athletic Trainer for Summer 2016 X Games in Austin, Texas

See what our clients have to say:

Our clients are our greatest asset and the driving force behind our business. Read what our valued customers have to say about Medicine In Motion's sport medicine event services.

Steve Caballero

Professional Skateboarder

Thanks to Robb and Clay at these events for providing care and support to help us in need when we are sore, tight or injured... These guys are the best and we all appreciate your help with all the athletes!!!! Thanks for everything:)
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Bob Burnquist

Professional Skateboarder

"MIM came to Brazil for the 2012 Mega Ramp. We're skateboarding one event after the next. We can't do this without MIM here because we know they can get the job done. Thanks."

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Gretchen Bleiler

Professional Skateboarder

"I have been working with Robb since 2002. I want to let you know that he is the man. He keeps your body strong, fired, agile and explosive. Thanks Robb for keeping me in tip-top shape."
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Events We Have Served

MIM has proudly served as the official sports medicine provider for these events.