Our Company

Athlon Physical Therapy

At Athlon Physical Therapy our mission is simple, to provide the best patient centered care to our local communities. We strive to work with a personal network of physicians and community leaders in Southern Arizona, to allow us to achieve this mission.

We are a group of outpatient private practice physical therapy clinics who have earned the National Private Practice Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). We provide geographical access with 4 locations:  Oro Valley in the North, Green Valley in the South, Tanque Verde in the East, and Ft. Lowell Centrally. We boast highly educated practitioners who are doctorally trained, board certified orthopedic specialists, fellowship/residency trained, as well as leaders and educators in the physical therapy field. We are preferred providers for most insurance plans, and offer very reasonable self-pay rates for those patients that seek our services when insurance coverage is unavailable.

In forming relationships with leading physicians and community partners, we continue to strive toward our common goal of bettering the health and physical well-being in Southern Arizona. We are actively involved in our communities through sponsorships and participation in a variety of events and activities. You can see us supporting local Southern Arizona school districts, fundraising for Youth on Their Own, volunteering with The Tucson Marathon, Ben's Bells Project, Shyann Kindness Program or as an official sponsor for the Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl just to name a few.

Our team operates within a unique and collaborative ESOP model, where each person on our team of employees is an owner. This is special because it guarantees our team members all have a vested interest in the experience and success of each patient that enters our clinics. The profits generated by our team are invested back into our company and the communities we serve rather than being siphoned off to outside owners or corporate shareholders. We are invested in the success of every person we serve, including you.

Company Mission

Movement for Life Clinics strive to provide wide-access to a physically active lifestyle through services efficiently delivered by able professionals in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere as part of the communities we serve.

Core Values

  • Care and Compassion for the Client Comes First
  • Pride in the Services Offered
  • Community Minded Approach

Company Vision

  • Recruit, Retain & Reward the Best Employees
  • Provide Cutting Edge Services & Management
  • Expansion and Growth of our People, our Services, our Facilities, and our Company
  • Effective and Efficient Communication and Teamwork

Clinic Vision

  • Atmosphere
  • Provide Quality Care (Ability)
  • Access

Support Vision

  • Customer Service
  • Help Clinics’ Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Minimize Risks

Community Involvement

We are very involved in the communities we have the opportunity to serve. We believe that healthcare is local and should be a collaborative effort. We see ourselves as an integral part of each client’s medical team so are committed to communication, team work and support of all members of the medical team.

Being a part of the community is something we are very passionate about. Annually, Team Movement For Life® collaborates with local school districts to fund the cost of providing Athletic Training services in nine local high schools totaling several hundred thousand dollars each year. These programs provide daily on-site medical coverage for student athletes at practices and games including the recent launch of ImPACT, a valuable concussion-testing program. The Athletic Training program allows financially challenged schools to ensure the health and safety of their student-athletes. This is just one way we reach out.

Throughout the year, each of the clinics collect money for local causes and participates in local events such as the MS Walk, the Heart Walk, Go Red for Women, START!, Miracle Miles for Kids, Relay for Life and many more. Led by our team of Athletic Trainers, we support Breast Cancer Awareness by outfitting local high school athletes in pink shirts and gear for Pink October. Our team also finds great pleasure in sponsoring local athletic teams and organizations, and providing community lectures and free backpack screenings for kids in all clinics.

National Award Winner

The Movement for Life Team was awarded the 2012 Jane L. Snyder National Private Practice of the Year Award. This award is granted annually by the Private Practice Section (PPS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). It is given to recognize colleagues who have made outstanding and innovative contributions to the physical therapy profession and in support of private practice physical therapy.

This honor is the result of the cumulative efforts of Movement for Life. We are enormously proud of the people that come together every day to support, promote, and provide physical therapy services to the communities that we have the opportunity to serve. “With all these remarkable people we’ve embodied four key points in our vision – to recruit, retain, and reward the best people; to provide cutting edge service; to expand and grow our people, our company, our services, and our facilities; and to do it all through efficient and effective communication and teamwork,” said Jim Glinn, Jr., founder of Team Movement for Life, as he accepted the award.

“The bar for community service was set very high by Dr. Jane Snyder; and the Movement for Life clinics are active members of their communities. They partner with local high schools to provide athletic training services to their students. They’re involved in community outreach programs and support many charitable organizations through community fundraising events,” said the award presenter.

At Athlon Physical Therapy, Movement for Life is everything we do. Improving and enhancing the lives of our team and the communities we serve. We believe that we can change more lives together than we can alone. We love what we do. We love helping people. We love providing Movement for Life.

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