Jeff has been a resident of the Valley since 1991. He is a 1982 graduate of the University of Iowa, where he earned his undergraduate degree as well as his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy. He moved to Arizona to further his studies, receiving his two year accreditation in orthopedic and sports manual therapy from the Norwegian Sorlandts Institute. In addition, he is a former Certified Athletic Trainer and a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist. From 1995-2000, Jeff supervised the athletic training program for the five high schools in the Scottsdale school district. Currently he is the owner of Rehab Plus Scottsdale and contracts with Notre Dame Preparatory Academy to provide Athletic Training services for their program. He specializes in preoperative and postoperative rehab for orthopedic sports injuries as well as neck and back dysfunctions. Jeff is licensed with the state of Arizona as a board certified Physical Therapist. In his free time Jeff enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids and is an avid outdoorsman.
Herman Fazz, Exercise Specialist
Herman is our Administrator of Post Rehab Programming and Exercise Science. Herman was raised in Yuma, AZ and graduated from Kofa High School. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Health, and Wellness. Herman has been a team leader at Rehab Plus Sports Therapy since 2002 and is head of the Wellness and Personal Training Program. He is currently certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Aside from working in the clinic, Herman enjoys training individuals, spending time with his wife Andrea and two children, and working out.
Casey Jewett, Certified Athletic Trainer
Casey is our Athletic Trainer, and serves as our Athletic Trainer (ATC) for Notre Dame Preparatory High School He grew up in Hanover, Minnesota and Graduated from Buffalo High School. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training and also graduated with a minor in nutrition from Winona State University. He is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the Arizona Board of Certification and a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Outside of work Casey enjoys spending time with family, friends and enjoys working out.
Ben Harrison, DPT, PT
Meet Ben Harrison, physical therapist extraordinaire! Ben attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he wrestled and studied psychology. After graduating he attended Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, Arizona, where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He has practiced professionally in outpatient/sports rehab as well as been a traveling Physical Therapist. Exploring the USA with his wife had been his favorite journey until the birth of his daughter 5 months ago. Outside of work Ben enjoys hiking and camping with his wife and daughter. He is a sports enthusiast who is a supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Cubs.
Tom Beguin, DPT, PT
Tommy is a graduate of Northern Arizona University with both his BS in Exercise Science and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He was born and raised in Phoenix and graduated from Greenway High School. Tommy has experience as a Swim Coach as well as coaching Track and Field. He was on NAU's Track team and participated in the High Jump. Outside of treating patients, Tommy enjoys hiking, nearly all sports and spending time with his family and friends.
Kas Gonzales, PT
Kas has over 30 years of practical experience in the physical therapy realm. Kas practices at such a high level of competence, client’s satisfaction with her skill is evident when they request her upon their return to the clinic. Kas graduated in 1985 from Texas Woman’s University, Houston Campus, School of Physical Therapy following a B.S. in Psychology from Lamar University in 1982 where she competed in water skiing at the collegiate level. She moved to Phoenix in 1992 to open a back clinic for JCL Hospital and her own private practice, Searle Spine & Physical Therapy. Kas currently provides on call coverage at Rehab Plus and has been doing so since 2002, specializing in soft tissue mobilization. Kas is highly regarded in the physical therapy industry for her manual skills and has an established following because of them.
Jeffrey Lace, PT
Jeff is a licensed Physical Therapist, and has practiced in Arizona since 1992. He specializes in orthopedics and sports medicine, and he has worked with athletes from youth through professional sports. Jeff has also been a full-time faculty member at PVCC since the 2000-2001 academic year. He is currently the lead instructor for BIO160 and BIO201, and has also taught BIO156 and BIO202.
In addition to teaching, Professor Jeff Lace played collegiate and minor league baseball.
Professor Lace's interests include coaching youth baseball, skiing, running, and golfing. He is an avid sports fan and a supporter of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and ASU.
Rita McCarty, Exercise Specialist
Rita McCarty has over 16 years of experience in the fitness industry. She holds several Certifications which include, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and Post Rehab Fitness Therapist, Senior Fitness Specialist, TRX Suspension Training and she is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
Rita specializes in training men and women of all ages. She also works with clients who have medical conditions and/or physical limitations.
Her areas of expertise include strength training, balance, core and mobility training, stretching and flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, weight loss, nutritional counseling and implementing lifestyle changes to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
Phone Number: 602-791-4202
Nic Orlando, Exercise Specialist
Nic is a recent graduate from Northern Arizona University where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He originally attended Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon to play football and study athletic training. Injuries ultimately brought his football career to an end. Nic has experience with us as a patient while he was playing football at Notre Dame Preparatory, and has been on the table for other injuries throughout his football career, giving his coaching a unique perspective. Nic is also a Freshman Football Coach at Notre Dame Preparatory and enjoys working out, spending time with his family, and cooking.
Denise White, PT, ATC
A transfer from Michigan, Denise joined our Rehab Plus team in December of 2011 and brings a strong orthopedic physical therapy background to our Scottsdale office. Previously employed at the University of Michigan MedSport and The Cleveland Clinic, she has interest in lower extremity bio mechanics and the treatment of spinal conditions utilizing the McKenzie approach. Outside of work, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband and four children, running, and cheering on her Detroit sports’ teams and Michigan Wolverines.