Simons Physical Therapy is owned by Stacey M. Simons, PT and Holly A. Cooper, PTA. Both are licensed therapists in the state of Arizona. Our clinic specializes in orthopedic, geriatric and neurological conditions and our therapists have over 100 years of experience combined. We are avid integrators of traditional and alternative techniques.
Stacey earned her physical therapy degree from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts and graduated in 1994.
Stacey's 20+ years of experience is focused on the practice of outpatient orthopedics. Much of her work focuses on manual therapy and structural mobilization. She continues to expands her skills through extensive course work, with a special interest in soft tissue injuries and biomechanics. Stacey is certified in myofascial release, strain and counterstrain, cranial sacral therapy and Functional Movement Screens, as well as all joint mobilizations and orthotics fabrication.
After working for many years in various outpatient settings, she was seeking a more hands on approach to treat the whole patient. This lead to opening her own practice in 2003.
In her free time Stacey enjoys cooking and and is an avid sports fan, but above all go NY GIANTS!! She also enjoys spending time with her partner and walking her dogs.
Angela Jennings graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2003 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has worked in hospitals (including TMC & El Dorado), skilled nursing facilities and outpatient clinics. This gives her a broad perspective on rehabilitation throughout all of its phases after a serious injury or illness. Her current focus is on gait, balance and fall prevention. Angela has taken continuing education classes in myofascial release, strain/counterstrain, falls & balance, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo and cervical mobilization for headaches. She is married with 2 young daughters and a mini poodle. She enjoys knitting stuffed animals for her girls and baby blankets for charities.
Matt Erb, PT, is a physical therapist with an integrative approach to patient care. He currently specializes in working with headache, migraine, and other types of chronic pain. He also has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of dizziness, vertigo and vestibular disorders. He incorporates biofeedback, therapeutic exercise, yoga, self-care training, craniosacral therapy and other manual therapies alongside mind-body integration. He has an interest in expanding the role of integrative physiotherapy in mental health and trauma care. He is on the teaching faculty of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine out of Washington D.C. and also teaches and consults nationally. Matt was raised in Iowa and spent many years in Minneapolis before his move to Tucson. In his spare time, he enjoys time with his wife, yoga, meditation, hiking, painting and photography.
Holly was born in Iowa, and worked as a respiratory therapist from 1975 to 1982. She came to Arizona in 1985 to help her mother after a hip replacement. Shifting her interest to Physical Therapy, she attended Pima Community College and received her associates degree in 1987. After working for Carondelet Hospitals focusing on rehabiltation therapy for ten years, she joined Stacey in forming Simons Physical Therapy, to provide quality, caring therapy.
Holly enjoys old movies, bird watching, football and hanging out.
Dawn graduated from North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA in 2000; receiving her Associates Degree in Physical Therapy. Dawn has three certifications; Myofascial Release Level 1, Cervical/Thoracic Myofascial Techniques and CranialSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute. Also, Dawn has practiced Reiki, a healing energy treatment, since 1998. Dawn sits on the advisory board at Pima Medical Institute for the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. She also shares her skills as a Clinical Instructor for many PMI students. She was born and raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, and has been a resident of Vail, AZ since 2004. When not caring for her husband and two boys, she loves cooking, baking, reading and playing with the family dog, Cody. Dawn and her family enjoy sports and traveling from coast to coast.
Allyn Baker graduated with a PTA degree in July 2016 from Pima Medical Institute of Tucson, Arizona. Allyn is also a Licensed Massage Therapist. She graduated from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in 1998. She taught Anatomy/Physiology and Massage Techniques at the Desert Institute and later at the Cortiva Institute. In her 18 years as a Massage Therapist, she specialized in Deep Tissue techniques, Hot Stones, Kinesio Taping and Reflexology. Allyn holds certifications in Kinesio Taping and is looking forward to adding more certifications in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release.
In her spare time Allyn enjoys spending time with her family and creating beautiful music with Tucson's only community handbell group, Sonoran Bells.
Sarah Terpening is a state certified Physical Therapist Assistant specializing in orthopedic management, balance and fall prevention, and post-surgical rehabilitation with a passion for excellent care. Having graduated from Pima Medical Institute in 2013, Sarah has been furthering her clinical skills with courses in Kinesotaping, Manual Therapy, and Neuromuscular Reactivation and she is looking forward to earning her certification in Myofascial Release in 2018.
As a PTA, Sarah believes the role of physical therapy is ultimately to empower you in your recovery, giving you the tools to maintain your quality of life for years to come.
When she’s not doing therapy, Sarah can be found snuggling with the dog, hiking around Catalina State Park, or enjoying live music.
Kate Carter graduated with a PTA degree in March 2017 from Pima Medical Institute of Tucson, Arizona. She was the recipient of the David Morkert Inspiration Award. Voted by her peers as a model student, exemplifying professionalism and inspiration to her classmates, community and school. Kate has been furthering her clinical skills with courses Bal-A-Vis-Xand LSVT BIG Certification.
"As one person I cannot change the world, but I can change the world of one person." Kate believes it's a honor to work with patients to help improve mobility, reduce or eliminate pain, and encourage activities and life style changes that can help prevent further injury and improve overall health and well being.
Kate is a lifelong learner. She has travelled all over the world. She loves exploring, getting lost and volunteering. She has two adopted children and two adopted pups. She is excited to learn and grow with the Simons Physical Therapy team.