John is a physical therapist and athletic trainer. He studied physical therapy at Northern Arizona University and soon after completing a Master’s degree in biomechanics and motor control at the University of Arizona. He was the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Sports Medicine for the University of Arizona and then entered private practice at ProActive Physical Therapy in Tucson, AZ where he was the CEO of a 9-clinic organization.
His content expertise is focused on the application of a biopsychosocial approach to healthcare. With courses integrating rehabilitation science with psychology and neuroscience, he provides healthcare providers with a deep and broad understanding of how patients and healthcare providers create a therapeutic alliance for better outcomes.
He explores these topics with clients through a coaching and consulting company, Patient Success Systems, that provides healthcare providers and organizations with systems and specific training to improve outcomes through patient-provider relationship training, change language, and relationship-centered care. He has recently completed a Ph.D. in performance psychology at Grand Canyon University in Arizona.
He has lectured as clinical faculty at the University of Arizona’s Surgical and Non-surgical Sports Medicine Fellowship Programs in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Integrative Medicine Program and served as clinical faculty in the AT Still University Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency program.