Our Parkinson's Therapists
Sharon Buchanan, OTR/L
Sharon has been practicing in the field of Occupational Therapy for many years. She graduated from San Jose State University in California and has been living in Arizona since 1999. Sharon has worked in a variety areas of OT including Inpatient and Outpatient rehabilitation, Home Health and research. Her area of clinical interest is working with neurological populations including stroke and Parkinson’s. Sharon Is LVST Big Certified, a specialized treatment for Parkinson’s disease. She has additional advanced training in Saebo, Bioness and Kiniesotaping. She is actively involved in stroke research for Upper Limb motor recovery and is working with Kinetic Muscles, Emory University and The Cleveland Clinic on a long term Telerehabilitation Study.
Kylie Eilders, PT, DPT
Kylie Eilders received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northern Arizona University in 2005 and has practiced in an outpatient setting since graduation. Kylie is currently working on her manual certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy, having completed 2 of the 4 levels. She emphasizes manual physical therapy in her treatment approach along with therapeutic exercise to return patients to pre-injury state. Kylie treats a variety of injuries from neck/back pain to foot and ankle disorders.
Kylie also has a vested interest in treating the neurological population ranging from post-stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s Disease and various other neurological disorders. Kylie is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Tanya Herman, PT, DPT
Tanya received her bachelor degree in Athletic Training from University of Florida in 2006 and graduated from Duke University in 2010 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her passion lies with working with the neurological populations, including spinal cord injury and stroke survivors and is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn and Shea campuses. She enjoys being involved in the community including coaching youth basketball. Tanya is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Kim Hook, OTR/L
Kim received her bachelor of science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences from Oregon State University in 1994. She earned her Master's Degree inOccupational Therapy from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California in 2001. Continuing education is one of Kim's passions in order to provide the best care possible to her patients. Her clinical interests including treating patients with Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and various orthopedic and medical conditions. Kim is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson's Disease.
Jamie Kuettel, PT, DPT
Jamie is an Arizona native who received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in 2006 and her doctoral degree in physical therapy from A.T. Still University in 2010. Jamie developed a passion for neurologic rehabilitation after performing a research study involving stroke survivors and is currently practicing in the outpatient neurological setting at the Osborn campus. Her areas of clinical interest include providing specialized care to patients with diagnoses of stroke, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological disorders. Jamie is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Suzanne O'Neal, PT, DPT, NCS
Suzanne received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and her Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree, also from the University of South Florida. She has strong interest in working with a wide variety of neurological diagnoses, including stroke, traumatic brain injuries and multiple sclerosis. She is an APTA Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurology. She joined Scottsdale Healthcare in 2011. She enjoys volunteering and is a clinical director for the Special Olympics in AZ, helping run the FunFitness athlete fitness assessments at the annual Summer and Fall games. Suzanne is certified in LSVT BIG, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.
Terri Strelish MA, OTR/L
Terri graduated from the University of Scranton in January 2001 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She completed her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in May 2009.
She has treated patients with neurological illnesses and injuries in a variety of settings including outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient rehabilitation and skilled nursing facilities.
Terri actively promotes the use of new technology to increase motor recovery and was instrumental in developing Scottsdale Healthcare’s OP Neurological Rehabilitation program since joining Scottsdale Healthcare in 2006. She is trained in NDT and has advanced training in Saebo. Her efforts to advance knowledge in the neurological rehabilitation field include clinical instruction for DPT students on patient handling, presentations on use of technology, research on electrical stimulation and consulting on the Hand Mentor.
Christine Henderson, MCD, CCC-SLP
Christine received her Bachelor of Sciences degree in Speech & Hearing Sciences from Arizona State University and her Master of Communication Disorders degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center. She completed her Clinical Fellowship Year at the University of Texas Health Science Center and MD Anderson Cancer Research Hospital. Christine has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech, Language & Hearing Association and her Arizona Department of Health Services Speech & Language Pathology License. Christine evaluates and treats patients with cognitive-communication and speech and language deficits. She specializes in the areas of voice disorders including vocal cord dysfunction and swallowing disorders such as seen in patients with Parkinson’s disease or head/neck cancer. She is certified in the LSVT LOUD Program for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Christine is VitalStim licensed and certified. She co-facilitates the SPOHNC Support group for those with head and neck cancers at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center.
Jessica Lasky, CFY-SLP
Jessica received her bachelor’s degree at Arizona State University in Communication Science and Disorders in 2009 and graduated from Northern Arizona University with her master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology in 2011. She specializes in treatment of neurological conditions including stroke, traumatic brain injury, brain tumors, and also has special interest in diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia.
Mandy Mortenson, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Mandy received both her Bachelor of Arts (2006) and Master of Arts (2008) degrees from the University of Northern Iowa. She currently holds a certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and an Arizona state license in Speech-Language Pathology. Additionally, she is certified as a brain injury specialist. Mandy has been working with individuals with neurological conditions for 9 years in various positions and settings. She specializes in treating patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, brain tumors, and other neurological conditions.
Daphne Phillips, PhD, CCC-SLP
Dr. Phillips has been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 15 years, spending the majority of that time working with patients who have suffered neurogenic communication disorders due to stroke, head injury, brain tumor and progressive neurological disease. She also taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in psychology and speech pathology.
She holds a doctorate in Psychology with emphasis on Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. Her areas of interest/research include: aphasia, cognitive retraining and counseling in communicative disorders, student supervision, chronic illness and sleep disorders associated with aging and chronic illness.
Kim Pruden, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kim graduated from North Carolina State University in 2000 with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science Disorders. She completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University in 2006. Kim has been working in the field of speech and language therapy for 9 years, evaluating and treating both pediatric and adult patients. She continues to divide her time between pediatric and adult patients who have cognitive-communication, speech and language, voice, and swallowing disorders. In her job Kim also supervises speech assistants and clinical fellows, educating and advising them, as they continue to cultivate their skills as clinicians. Kim is certified in LSVT LOUD, a specialized treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease.