Our Mission

We provide the highest quality of care and strive to be the practice of choice for patients, physicians and staff.

  • Our patients are happy and cared for.
  • Our staff is valued.
  • We support our community.
  • Physicians trust our practice.

What We Value

At Trailhead Physical Therapy & Sports Rehab, we believe the prize is in the process and enjoy the journey, not just the destination.

Teamwork

We work together to accomplish more.

Results

We provide genuine, personalized patient care with high-quality results.

Responsibility

We commit ourselves to help people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Fun

We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.

Community

We give back to the communities in which we serve.

Our Story

For clinic owner, Chris Ellis, life is about the journey, not the destination. Professionally, Chris has been on a journey that culminated with opening his own practice. He knew in high school that he wanted to become a physical therapist and during college, a basketball injury affirmed his goal. Chris has worked in outpatient physical therapy, inpatient physical therapy, post-operative care and a worker’s compensation clinic, all of which gave him valuable experience. His journey to private practice

 

Trailhead is built on the characteristics of work ethic, courage, perseverance and a passion for work. Our team is highly trained, and we deliver individualized, effective and efficient care to our community. Trailhead is so much more than leg raises and ice packs, it is a legacy for family, patients and staff.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in North Phoenix.

Chris Ellis

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SM, CSCS, CEO

Chris Ellis

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, Cert. SM, CSCS, CEO

Chris is an Arizona native, having grown up in north Phoenix. After high school, basketball took him to Grand Junction, Colorado, where he earned his bachelor’s in Kinesiology, with a minor in corporate fitness, from Colorado Mesa University (CMU). He continued his studies at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, where he earned his doctorate in physical therapy. Chris has experience treating postoperative joint replacements, neurological conditions, postoperative organ transplants, outpatient orthopedics and sports performance. He also worked as part of the CMU medical staff, where he treated collegiate and professional athletes, taught in the Kinesiology department and pursued certifications in spinal manipulation and dry needling. While at CMU, Chris partnered with the Monfort Family Human Performance Lab to help design and implement the return to sport protocol used following ACL reconstruction. Chris teaches a total joint rehabilitation class around the country and is passionate about treating patients with manipulation, dry needling, cupping, scraping and other manual techniques. Outside of the clinic, Chris enjoys spending time with his family hiking and camping. He enjoys hiking the Arizona Trail, climbing Colorado’s 14ers and backpacking through National Parks. He is an Eagle Scout and an Ironman.