Scott Peterson, PT, ATC
Scott began his education at Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho where he attended one year before leaving college to serve a 2-year mission for his church. He returned to Ricks College and earned an Associates degree in Health Sciences. He then transferred to the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and continued his studies in sports medicine and athletic training until being accepted into the physical therapy program. He graduated in 1987 with honors earning a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy.
Following graduation, Scott accepted a position in a large hospital in Las Vegas, but quickly learned that his real interest was in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. In 1988, he moved his family to Medford, Oregon where he was involved in a private practice for over 10 years. During that time Scott developed his skills and specialty in orthopedic rehabilitation. Not only was he busy in the clinic, but he gave volunteer time to the local high schools and was part of the athletic training program at Southern Oregon State University. This experience allowed him to sit for the certification exam of the National Athletic Trainer's Association and in June 1996, he gained his certification as an Athletic Trainer.
In September 1998, Scott took a position in Phoenix and moved his family to the Valley of the Sun, He worked for a national rehabilitation company for several years before starting Northwest Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy in June 2002. As owner and director of the clinic, he has treated the spectrum of orthopedic conditions but has a special interest in shoulder, knee and total joint rehabilitation.
Scott continues to give his time to the community and volunteers with the sports medicine staff at Dysart and Willow Canyon High Schools. He attends several continuing education seminars per year in an effort to remain current with the fast changing world of rehabilitation. Professionally he is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APT A), the Sports Physical Therapy Section of the APTA, the Arizona Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainer's Association, and the Arizona Athletic Trainer's Association. He is also a member of the Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce where he has given his time to serve on committees.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, He is active in his Church and enjoys activities such as fishing, golf, and hiking.