Our physical therapy practice has been serving the Valley for 25 years. In 2006, the clinic name changed to Oakeson Physical Therapy as Bob Oakeson transitioned from clinic director, to co-owner of the practice with Ian Hover. Together, Bob and Ian have worked hard to create a quality treatment atmosphere where their patients thrive in reaching their specific goals. Recently the office opened its new location in Peoria, AZ
. Ian is also one of our clinic's Dry Needling Specialists.
Emphasis is placed on one to one treatment, to improve outcomes and maintain continuity of care.
Robert Oakeson, PT
A graduate from the University of Nebraska, College of
Medicine, Division of Physical Therapy, Bob has spent the
majority of his career in the area of orthopedic and sports
medicine. He has worked with athletes from the levels of Little
League to the professionals especially the NBA. Bob spent three
years as a medical officer in the United States Air Force until
resigning his commission as a Captain. During that time he was
stationed at the largest hospital in the Department of Defense for the Air Force
and worked with active duty personnel from around the globe.
his certification as an athletic trainer 1980 and volunteered many hours as the
ATC for the local high schools as well as being instrumental in attaining full
time jobs for ATC's in the Peoria and Deer Valley school districts. Bob is also one of our clinic's Vestibular Disorders Specialists.
Bob and his wife enjoy hiking, tennis, golf and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Ian Hover, PT, OCS, MTC
Ian became a physical therapist in 2003. He graduated from West Virginia University with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy. After spending the first year and a half of his Career in Atlanta, GA, he became a traveling physical therapist spending time in various states working for clinics on a contract basis. Ian honed his hands-on treatment and obtained his manual therapy certification through the University of St. Augustine in 2005. In 2006 he made the move out west to partner with Bob at Oakeson physical therapy.
In 2010, after successfully passing a rigorous written examination, Ian became a board certified clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Passing this test demonstrates specialized knowledge, and advanced clinical proficiency in orthopedics. Ian specializes in spine treatment, dry needling, and sport rehabilitation. In his spare time, Ian enjoys the outdoors, sports, and spending time with his family.
Lisa Koss, PT
Lisa has been a physical therapist in the valley of the sun
since graduating in 2000. She received a bachelors of science
in physiology from the University of Arizona and a master's
degree in physical therapy from Washington University in St.
Louis. She has practiced primarily in an outpatient orthopedic
setting with experience in home health as well as aquatic
Lisa enjoys treating a variety of patients including post-operative, recreational and athletic injuries. Lisa is also one of our clinic's Vestibular Disorders Specialists. In her
spare time, Lisa and her husband enjoy chasing after their two young children.
Joan MacTough, PT
Joan is a graduate of Northern Arizona Universities Phoenix Biomedical Campus which is partnered with the University of Arizona Medical School. Joan has experience in various settings, including outpatient orthopedics, private practice and within the hospital system. Joan also has the unique experience of working in the Emergency Department at a Level One Trauma Hospital. Joan loves working with patients of all ages and diagnoses, and is highly motivated to help her patients achieve their individual goals. In her spare time Joan enjoys painting, sculpting, hiking, and spending time with her family.
Beccy Schnack, PT
Beccy is a graduate of Loma Linda University in Southern California where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Beccy also holds an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology. Since becoming a licensed PT, Beccy has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics and private practice but has also experienced working with our nation's veterans in an inpatient post surgical rehabilitation setting. Her journey as a PT may have started in California and then moved to Tennessee, but she is excited to have settled in Arizona. She enjoys working with patients of all ages with a large variety of orthopedic conditions as well as post surgical rehabilitation. In her spare time, Beccy and her husband enjoy athletic pursuits such as olympic weight training, running, hiking, watching movies and spending time walking and playing with their pets.