Summit Healthcare Outpatient Therapy Model
We provide Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language pathology services to all age groups from pediatrics to geriatrics. Summit believes in the value of one on one care between the therapist and patient. Because of this, we generally schedule 45 minutes with the therapist or assistant one to one. We believe that this personal attention helps move patients further and faster.
Michael Angelo PT, DPT
Mike, a native New Englander, graduated from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts in May of 2014 with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He completed clinical rotations in a skilled nursing facility, a manual therapy clinic and the Indian Health Service hospital in Gallup, NM. He has a keen interest in manual therapy, orthopedics and neuromuscular rehabilitation. Mike received a Graston certification, allowing for an expanded manual approach. With this treatment technique patients with a variety of soft tissue and fascia disorders will have much more accelerated and improved results from treatment. This unique Physical Therapy approach allows quicker and longer lasting results for a multitude of disorders.
Jesse Wilcock OTR/L
Jesse returned to the White Mountains after graduating with his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix and a Masters in Occupational Therapy from A. T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. Jesse works alongside speech and physical therapists to assist individuals that may need multiple therapies to return to their prior level of function or to learn new skills to increase independence in daily life. Jesse provides assessment and treatment for individuals of all ages that are unable to successfully and independently complete everyday meaningful activities due to developmental delay, difficulty processing sensory information, or those that have experienced a TBI, stroke, or injury that may have reduced their strength, cognition, or volition.
Maggie Irving PT, DPT
Maggie graduated from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in May 2014. She has worked at a community hospital in upstate NY in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Maggie’s passion is working with children. For one of her clinical rotations, she worked at Boston Metro Early Intervention THOM center with children ranging in ages from 0-3 years old with developmental disabilities. Maggie also has experience working with adolescents when she was working at Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown Massachusetts. Maggie pursued a career in physical therapy because she loves to connect with patients and teach them how to help themselves.
Maggie joined Summit Healthcare in January of 2015 serving both pediatric and adult patients.
Steve Kush, PT
Steve has several decades of experience in Outpatient Physical Therapy. He owned his own clinics in the Phoenix area, and has been working seasonally for Summit Healthcare over the last several years. Steve brings his experience, skills, and love of his work to assist patients in their recovery.
Tara Griffin, PTA
Tara Griffin graduated from Colby Community College in Kansas with an Associates of Health Science Physical Therapy Assisting and Associates of Arts. She furthered her degree with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy Assisting from Northern Arizona University. Tara has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for 10 years, seven of which were in the White Mountains. She works both in the inpatient and outpatient settings and has interest in Wound Care, Orthopedics and Neurological Disorders. Tara volunteers as a co-leader for Girl Scouts and is a leader in veterinary sciences in 4-H.
Colvin Perry, PTA
Growing up in nearby Eager, Colvin became an avid hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman. He graduated from Carrington College in Mesa with a PTA degree in 2011, and became a member of the Summit PT team in January of 2012. His professional interests include orthopedic injuries and conditions and sports medicine, including concussion testing and management in team sports.
Mark Schermerhorn CCC-SLP
Mark is from Bozeman , Montana. He attended Utah State University and University of Redlands to achieve his Master’s Degree in speech pathology. He’s been a Summit employee since January 2012. Mark is an avid student of neurology and is passionate in his interest in medical speech pathology, including traumatic brain injury and stroke. He’s an avid skier and mountain biker, and has a strong interest in sports concussions.
Beth Loffswold PT, CWS
Beth grew up in Wyoming, and graduated from Stanford University with a Master’s Degree in PT in 1984. After working in the state of Washington and other locations in Arizona, she arrived in Show Low to find her dream job at Summit in 2011. She loves working in acute care and wound care. Her hobbies include swimming, bowling, and reading.
Tara Semingson Green, BS, PTA
Tara, an Arizona native, grew up in Lakeside. Since she is from a family of University of Arizona alumni, Tara is a U of A Wildcat forever. She followed their path to Tucson and graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Sciences. She later received her Physical Therapists Assisting degree from Gateway Community College. Tara worked in private therapy clinics before joining the Summit Healthcare team full time in acute care and outpatient care. Her passion lies in working with the geriatric population. Tara has been the coordinator for Summit’s community based stroke seminars covering various healthcare topics. Tara loves being with her family and spending time together outdoors riding quads, sandrails, and snowmobiles. She’s a country girl at heart and is thrilled to be living back in the mountains where she grew up.
Rachelle Plumb, PT, DPT
Rachelle graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2010. She has completed a rigorous 96 hour post-doctorate course in manual therapy for the spine and extremities at Phoenix Manual Therapy. In 2009, Rachelle was certified in high amplitude training for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease through LSVT BIG. Currently, she integrates manual therapy, functional exercise, and the concepts of high amplitude training in treating patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders.
Vance Hoopes, PT, DPT
Vance Hoopes grew up in Gilbert, Arizona and spent his youth vacationing in the White Mountain area. He graduated from Gilbert High School and then served a two year mission to Columbia, South Carolina. When he returned, he married his high school sweet heart. Vance received his undergraduate degree in Healthcare Administration and graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011. He has had the opportunity to work in many different settings; Outpatient Orthopedic, Outpatient Neurologic, Inpatient, Outpatient pediatric, and sports injuries. In 2012 he received a Level 1 certification in Lymphedema management.
Wade McDowell, OTR
Wade grew up in rural, southwestern Minnesota. He received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University and his Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. Wade has experience in various settings from Acute Care, Critical Access Hospital, Skilled Nursing, Long Term Care, inpatient psychiatric center, Dementia Units, Outpatient, and Home Health. Wade is the Therapy Services Director at Summit Healthcare. He enjoys spending time with family, riding motorcycle, and spending time outdoors.
Suzanne C. Brumfield, OTR/L, CLT
Suzanne C. Brumfield graduated from Shawnee State University in Portsmouth, Ohio in 2003 and relocated to Show Low, Arizona in 2013. Suzanne provides traditional occupational therapy services in the hospital setting and lymphedema therapy services in the outpatient setting. Through her passion for cancer rehabilitation, Suzanne became certified in providing complete decongestive therapy in 2011, a service that relieves the debilitating swelling often accompanied by cancer treatment and other chronic diseases. Other conditions treated by Suzanne include axillary web syndrome, cancer-related fatigue, and orthopedic issues resulting from cancer treatment. Suzanne is proud to offer these services at Summit so that the people of the White Mountains can receive exceptional care close to home.
When not providing occupational therapy services in the hospital and outpatient settings, Suzanne’s husband and three young children ensure there is never a dull moment in her life. As a family, they enjoy soccer, raising Bernese Mountain Dogs, traveling and in general, being mischievous.
Christine Henry, MS, SLP-CFY
Christine graduated from Northern Arizona University in August 2015 with her Master of Science in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology. She has a variety of clinical experiences with adults and children with communication, speech, voice, and swallowing disorders, including an internship with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Christine also holds a certification with the LSVT LOUD program for treatment of Parkinson Disease. She currently works with children, their families, and other therapists as a treatment team at Summit Healthcare.
Chuck is a Tucson native who graduated Cum Laude from Northern Arizona University in 2007 with a Baccalaureate degree in Athletic Training. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2010, graduating with honors.
He began his career taking care of high school athletes in Flagstaff, Arizona and worked his way up to working with collegiate athletes at Northern Arizona University and professional baseball players with the Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. Chuck has also worked extensively with our nation’s service men and women with various combat related injuries.
Chuck’s passion is with people. His primary focus is in orthopedics with a special interest in running related injuries and performance enhancement. His desire is to help his patients live a healthy and productive life. He believes in empowering his patients with the tools and education necessary to achieve their goals.
Chuck’s treatment approach is based on the premise that pain and dysfunction occur as a result of impaired patterns of movement. Specific musculoskeletal dysfunction is considered the consequence rather than the cause of faulty movement patterns.
Outside of the clinic Chuck is an avid sports and exercise enthusiast. He enjoys hiking, camping, and mountain biking.
“I look forward to working with you as a team to optimize your results! Remember, MOVE WELL AND MOVE OFTEN!”