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Basha Physical Therapy, LLC (BPT) is a therapy company located in the southeast valley of Phoenix, Arizona.  BPT provides compassionate, skilled physical, occupational and speech therapy services to patients of all ages. BPT is a family owned business, founded on the basis of  treating the patient as a whole person. Quality care such as this, ensures skilled therapy services with the promise of one on one compassionate care, education and support for the patient as well as their family. BPT will provide individualized services unique to the patient, their emotional, social, cultural and medical needs. BPT prides itself on employing only skilled therapists who are specialists in their fields of service.  These therapists have experienced all facets of the professional as well as certifications and licensing by the state of Arizona.

Our Services

IMG_0028Our Scope of Work

The staff at BPT, LLC are a reflection of the care we provide.  BPT provides individualized physical/occupational/speech therapy, home based services to make the therapy process most convenient and efficient for the patient and families.

BPT accepts most major insurances, in and out of network plans as well as state plans.

Please contact us for details regarding you or your child’s specific insurance.

 

Basha Physical Therapy (BPT) offers personalized, home-based pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy services to children throughout the state of Arizona, and is based in the Phoenix area. Therapy sessions are centered on evidence based interventions combined with therapeutic play to facilitate a child’s progression of gross motor skills. BPT encourages family participation in therapy sessions, and educates families on how to incorporate their child’s therapy goals into the family’s everyday activities.

The BPT team helps children maximize their abilities and minimize the physical limitations that accompany some developmental issues. We use experience and extensive training in pediatric therapy, with continuing education to bring together anatomy, physiology, sensory integration and development to assist our patient’s in reaching their highest potential.

Our therapists are trained to work with the team that works with your child.  This often includes communicating with other physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/feeding therapists, orthotists, doctors and care coordinators.  Your child’s plan of care will always aim to work in coordination with the rest of your child’s team.

With one on one pediatric therapy, kids build strength and improve motor function, balance and coordination in motivating ways. The majority of the session is play based… it’s the best way to get children motivated and help them stay involved!

Our Services Include (but not limited to):

  • Physical Therapy Evaluations and Treatment Planning
  • Occupational Therapy Evaluation and Treatment Planning
  • Speech/Feeding Therapy Evaluations and Treatment Planning
  • Home based individual One on One Therapy Sessions
  • Infant/Pediatric Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Orthotic Management/Consulting
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • NDT based approach,facilitation of typical movement patterns
  • Strengthening
  • Stretching/ROM
  • Gait training
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • ESTIM
  • Balance Training
  • Coordination Improvement
  • Functional improvement of activities of daily living
  • Articulation
  • Oral Motor
  • Feeding Techniques
  • Tongue Thrust Training

Therapy Often Addresses Limitations Related To (but not limited to):

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Gross Motor Delay
  • Traumatic Birth/Delivery
  • Autism
  • Toe Walking
  • Coordination Disorder

                

Meet the BPT Family

About Our Crew

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OFFICE MANAGER/OWNER

Bobby Basha, USMC

Bobby is a proud United States Marine Corps Veteran. Following his discharge from the military, he has experience working in many areas, including construction, handy-man, security and customer service. Bobby has a passion for helping people, and has found that through BPT he is able to connect with families and help them in a whole new way that he loves! Bobby runs BPT, he is the man to talk to in regard to insurance authorizations/questions, new patient referrals, and scheduling.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST/OWNER

Jessica (Klein) Basha, PT, DPT, c/NDT

Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in Science from Creighton University where she also played volleyball for the BlueJays. She then earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton University. She has been working in pediatric physical therapy for over 16 years. She has experience working with kids from birth to 21 and has worked in various clinic settings, home based services as well as in the schools. She loves her job and has a passion for  the kids and families she works with! She also works as an adjunct instructor at AT Stills University, and Creighton’s PHX campus. Jessica is NDT certified through the NDTA, as well as maintaining her NSCA-CPT certification, she has training in Kinesiotaping, EStim, Torticollis, infant/baby handling, CranialSacral Therapy, sensory processing, toe walking and more!  In her spare time, she loves to spend time with her friends & family, and she loves to cheer on her Dallas Cowboys!

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Ian Stover, PT, DPT

Ian earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University on their Phoenix Biomedical Campus and has always loved the effect that he can have on people’s quality of life through physical therapy. Building relationships of trust and making therapy an enjoyable experience has always been the most important part of his job. Ian has experience working with patients of all ages, abilities and disabilities in outpatient orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation and home health, and brings this experience into pediatrics. Ian has always loved working with kids and loves that his treatments in pediatrics get to be play-based and in a place where his patients already feel comfortable – in their homes. Ian is the lucky husband of a  beautiful wife and proud father of three energetic girls.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Ross Gardner, PT, DPT

Ross earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the Phoenix campus of Northern Arizona University’s DPT program. Prior to PT school, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He has always had a love for pediatric therapy, and prior to joining Basha, worked in a rural pediatric outpatient clinic, in addition to treating children at local schools. He has experience working with kids from birth to 21+ in various settings. He loves working with children of all ages and has experience with preemies, torticollis, plagiocephaly, cerebral palsy, autism, spina bifida, developmental delays, toe walking, and many other pediatric conditions. Ross is the happy husband of an amazing wife and proud father of an adorable little girl. In his free time he enjoys spending time with family, playing soccer, watching sports, serving the community, and camping.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

Shannon McKivitz, PT, DPT

Shannon completed her Bachelor’s at The University of Arizona with a degree in Rehabilitation. She went on to receive her Doctorate in physical therapy from East Tennessee State University. During her time on the east coast, she found her passion for pediatrics by becoming a source of hope for families within underserved rural communities. She enjoyed watching the miraculous growth of kiddos with the help of therapy treatments. Her experience in physical therapy includes neurological-based outpatient rehabilitation, acute care rehabilitation, rural pediatrics, early intervention, and home-based pediatrics. Shannon loves working with kids of all ages and incorporates play-based therapy into treatments to make therapy fun and enjoyable. Shannon is recently married and in her free time she enjoys baking, paddle boarding, and loves playing with the 3 dogs and 2 goats she shares with her spouse.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Melanie Conatser, OTR/L

Melanie grew up in Indiana and graduated with Honors from Indiana University. She moved out to Phoenix 18 years ago and has been working with kids of all abilities every since.  She specializes in working with kids with “complicated bodies” and utilizing assistive technology to increased their independence.  She also teaches across the country at various conferences and universities specializing in ways to integrate technology with pediatrics as a way of helping them “walk and talk”.  She is the mother of two beautiful teenage girls that are the light of her life!  In what little spare time she can find, she is very active and enjoys hiking, weight lifting and training in MMA.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Jamie Bigley, MOT, OTR/L

Jamie is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and is a huge Pittsburgh sports fan! She moved to Arizona 12 years ago to attend graduate school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings over the last nine years including schools, outpatient clinics, and home health. She loves working with children and their families, she specializes in working with children ages 3-12 and has experience working with with Autism, developmental delay, cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, down syndrome, toe walking, and more. In her free time she likes to go hiking, travel, and cheer on all of her Pittsburgh sports teams!

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Lauren Janke, OTD, OTR/L

Lauren was raised in Tucson, Arizona and completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree at Northern Arizona University’s Phoenix Biomedical Campus in April of 2021. She previously graduated with her undergraduate degree at University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Care, Health & Society with a minor in Public Health.She developed her passion for pediatric care during fieldwork and continued her learning and experience with kiddos with special needs throughout her doctoral capstone experiences. She is passionate about helping kiddos reach their full potential through environmental accessibility, power mobility, sensory integration, and, of course, through play! Lauren has experience with children with: cerebral palsy, retts, chromosomal disorder, autism, traumatic brain injury and many more. When she isn’t playing with these wonderful kids, she is exploring Arizona with friends or down in Tucson visiting her family and filling her role as the best aunt ever!

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Debbie Hines, MA, OTR/L, FAOTA

Debbie received a B.S. degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University and an M.A. degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. She has over 40 years of experience in pediatrics including school, clinic, and home-based settings. Debbie retired from owning a successful pediatric therapy practice for over 30 years and now enjoys working part-time with children in their natural environment. She is certified in the Neurodevelopmental Treatment approach for infants and children and has training in sensory integration/sensory processing disorder, Kinesiotaping, The Listening Program, Therapeutic Listening, Interactive Metronome, and as an infant massage instructor. Debbie continues to work as adjunct faculty for the Occupational Therapy program at Northern Arizona University. She has held numerous volunteer positions for the Arizona Occupational Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association. Debbie enjoys gardening, traveling, and jewelry making in her spare time. She is married with two children and one grandchild.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Jamie Norris, MS, OTR/L

Jamie is a fourth generation native of Arizona. She completed her Masters of Occupational Therapy degree at Midwestern University in 2010. She has experience in both school based and home health settings. Jamie‘s favorite part of being a therapist is the relationships she gains when working with families. She resides in Cave Creek with her husband, a Phoenix Fire Fighter, and their 2 daughters. Together they enjoy homeschooling, gardening, hiking, and dog training..

Rima Mehta, MBA, COTA/LRima is Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, and mom of three, practicing in the Phoenix Valley. She received her degree for Occupational Sciences from Pima Medical Institute in 2019. Rima’s areas of interest include; sensory integration, developmental therapy, Neuro-sensory-motor and rhythmic movement reflex integration. She stands in a unique position as a mother of one son with global developmental delays, she understands the struggles of coping with a challenging child on a difficult day first-hand. In Rima’s spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring as well as having a passion for nutrition and organization!

SPEECH THERAPIST

Joy Leslie, SLP

Joy grew up in Chandler when it was still a small town. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!). She has more than 17 years experience working as a speech language pathologist in schools, clinics, and with clients in their homes. Joy has advanced training with AAC communication devices, apraxia, language processing, myofunctional disorders, and feeding. She recently earned her certification in orofacial myology from the IAOM. Joy loves using play to strengthen communication skills. She likes to help clients apply their speech language skills to practice, everyday experiences.  Joy is a new dog owner. She has three grandkids who love to play with her therapy toys!

MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE AND REVENUE CYCLE MANAGER

“Liz” Warren

Liz is proud to be known for accuracy, attention to detail and timeliness in the collections of claims reimbursement. A/R career spans 20 plus years of experience in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation field, including Chiropractic, DME, Orthotics, Prosthetics, Chiropractic, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies. Backed by solid credentials (AA Degree in Medical Records and Billing) and proficiencies in the management of front office functions and providing administrative support. She is a servant leader who actively supports teamwork, community and excellence in service. Personal:  As a 30 year flatlander to the area, she now resides full time in Overgaard with her new pup, Otis and Dinky Joe the cat.  Quirky: Liz prefers clean claims and a dirty Jeep!

EMPLOYMENT
BPT is always looking for motivated, skilled and compassionate therapists. If you are interested in  hearing more about our company, please leave a message on our Contact page.

Testimonials

 


IMG_1206 2“Being with Basha Physical therapy has been such a blessing for my son, as they have provided us with amazing Physical therapist. Our current PT Ross has been nothing short of amazing from the moment he took over my sons services. He keeps me involved, provides me with tools and information that can be utilized for my son at home and at school. He has helped my son overcome obstacles and has aided in the success of my son learning to walk this year. At 8 years old my baby is finally walking and its all because of the strength God has given him and the dedication, determination, and hard work of his amazing therapist beside him. We are truly thankful to have Ross as my sons PT and the work he puts in to help my little warrior crush his goals.”

IMG_1186“We are so grateful to have Jes as our daughter’s physical therapist. Because of her, she has gained important skills the doctors never expected her to learn like bear weight, take steps, and move in new ways! Jes is knowledgeable, caring, fun, and a vital part of our support team. We absolutely love working with her!” — Nicky

“Our son suffered from an intrauterine brain hemorrhage resulting in Cerebral Palsy, vision disorder and speech and language delay.  So it is rare to say we have had the pleasure of having Jessica as his primary Physical therapist for ten years. Her knowledge is immeasurable and her patience is heartwarming. My son’s ability to learn to sit, crawl, stand, learn to use a walker, and recently learn to use a tripod cane; is because of her dedication and compassion. We are so grateful for Jessica and know you will be too.” — Karen

IMG_0290“Because I’ve spent years with Jes, I know that my physical therapy experience with her will always be a great one. Not only does she provide an excellent PT session weekly, I feel that she cares about me and my family as people and as friends. She makes an effort to get to know you, as opposed to being viewed simply as a client. Because of Jes, I have travelled further in my journey to self­improvement than I would have without her. Goals that previously seemed unconquerable were proved wrong because of her support and enthusiasm for the work she does.” — Teagan

image4 (1)“When we found Dr. Jessica Basha for our son, we had hit a “PT Wall”. He has a very sharp brain, and suffers only from the physical disabilities of Cerebral Palsy. This creates a challenge for anyone who works with him to provide the activities that match what his body is able to do with what his mental abilities need in order to be challenged. Having been through several PTs that were not able to accomplish this, I became very selective with whom we would next hire as a PT. My son needed someone to take him to the “next level”, and every other level after that. We were thrilled when we found Jessica. We were very impressed from the start with her personally, her skills, her ability to challenge my son, and her genuine heart that she puts into her work. She has the ability to adapt the PT activities to the needs and abilities of her patients in masterful ways. For our son who is an athlete at heart, she has morphed typical PT sessions into “workouts” with a PT purpose. He loves it! It helps him think of his PT sessions as “athletic training” more than PT sessions. Since working with Jessica, he has climbed and conquered that PT Wall and continues to move onward and upward. Thank you, Dr. Jes and Basha Physical Therapy!!”

FullSizeRender“Jessica and her team have been wonderful to work with! They really take the time to get to know our son’s needs and integrate their knowledge and experience into each therapy session to make it fun and enjoyable for all. They genuinely care about our family and always make sure we are happy and satisfied with the services they provide. We couldn’t ask for better therapists!” Nicky

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Phone: 480-848-4281
Fax: 480-393-7040

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