Craig Blankinship, M.S.P.T :
Craig graduated from University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1997 with a Master’s in Physical Therapy. He spent his first few years working at Barrow’s Neurological Institute at St. Joe’s Hospital. It was an excellent learning environment as he treated many complex neurological and spine patients. Then he worked in a private practice treating orthopedic and spine conditions. After that, he opened his own practice in 2002.

His advanced training includes: Manual Therapy Educational Concepts: Shoulder Complex, Phoenix Nine-Month Manual Therapy Program for the Spine, High-Altitude Lecture Series: The Role of the Scapula in Evaluation and Treatment of the Shoulder, Treatment of Adult Hemiplegia, Jones Strain-Counterstrain of Spinal Dysfunction, Treatment and Evaluation of the Knee, The Foot: Evaluation and Management of Common Disorders, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: A Multifactoral, Patient-Centered Approach to Management, Management of the Difficult Shoulder, and many more.

He enjoys wakeboarding, wakesurfing, hiking, and spending time with his family. He is married to Jennifer and has two daughters, Alexa and Keira and a son Jacob.
“We believe in providing advanced physical therapy not just for a patient’s specific injury or illness, but for the whole patient. We believe in getting to know the patient and developing an understanding of his or her needs and lifestyle. Only then can we provide the level of service to get the patients the results they need.”
– Craig Blankinship, MSPT

Tyler Casleton PT, DPT:
Tyler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2006. He then went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2009. He has received experience working in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation with a manual therapy approach. Tyler also received special training in vestibular rehabilitation and in foot and ankle disorders. Tyler has also become certified performing functional capacity evaluations. He became fluent in Spanish during missionary service in Mexico.

Tyler has lived in Gilbert since he was 9 years old. He is married and has 4 children that keep him very busy. He enjoys coaching and helping with his kids sports teams. He first became interested in physical therapy as a teenager following multiple sports injuries. Tyler enjoys playing most sports in his spare time and loves following local sports teams.
Jeremy Kurash, DPT :
Jeremy earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University located in Mesa, Arizona in 2013. His studies focused on orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, corrective and therapeutic exercises, and biomechanical function. Jeremy started his college education at North Iowa Area Community College earning an Associates Degree transferring him to the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Exercise Science in 2010. He was a member of the UNI Exercise Science Interest Group that carried out multiple sports performance and rehabilitation studies on campus.

Jeremy emphasizes evidence-based research to stay up to date on the latest and most effective rehabilitative techniques to facilitate his patients to their goals. He believes strongly in the Blankinship team’s ability to provide the best quality of care for all populations. He has additional training in Applied Function Science with a CAFS certification from Gray Institute.

Jeremy strongly believes in a light heartedness environment with the Physical Therapy experience. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, participating in pick-up games, listening to music, supporting his beloved Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his girlfriend and two dogs.
Kathleen Smith, DPT.:
As an Arizona native, Kathleen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, and went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona in 2015. She places an emphasis on a manual therapy approach for a wide range of orthopedic conditions, with a strong interest in lower quarter dysfunction and spinal rehabilitation. Kathleen is Certified in Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute, which she uses in a variety of conditions to assist with tissue healing and to promote blood flow. She whole heartedly believes as a Physical Therapist she is treating an entire person, not just their point of pain, and gets to know her patients and what they want to get back to in their daily lives.

Kathleen and her husband have 3 fur-babies (dogs) that keep them active. When she's not in the clinic motivating and rehabilitating patients, she loves hiking, traveling with her husband, and anything DIY from Pinterest, especially baking.
Amy Guiette, PTA:
Amy received her Bachelors of Science degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University in 2007. With her love for exercise and nutrition she later went on to complete her Associates of Applied Sciences of Physical Therapist Assistant in 2012. She has gained her experience working in an outpatient setting with her focus being on orthopedic rehab. She has taken continuing education courses focusing on low back and knee rehab, postural restoration, osteoporosis and Myofascial Release, along with implementing a balance program for her geriatric patients. She is currently pursuing her Medical Exercise Specialist certification so she can expand her knowledge in working with patients with multiple diagnoses and incorporate her love for nutrition in with her patient care.

Amy moved from Michigan to Arizona in 2013. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking healthy meals, hiking and spending time outdoors with her dog, Diego. She also enjoys teaching and has had the opportunity to be a clinical instructor and tutor for PTA students.

 

Blankinship Physical Therapy is great...

"In terms of the physical care I have received, I am very happy with the results. I have total movement back in my shoulder. I no longer have any limitations using it. Michael was very knowledgable and professional. He explained what and why he was doing different proceedures, which I very much appreciated. He is great! I am equally impressed with the staff..."

Rating: 5 of 5
Kim H.
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