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Clinical Staff

All of our clinical staff are Licensed Physical Therapists (PT) with Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degrees from accredited universities. The PTs at Orthopedic Sports Therapy oversee all aspects of your care and every minute of your time here.

Pamela Neuharth PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. DN, FAAOMPT

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  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)

  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT)

  • Certified, Dry Needling (DN)

A Physical Therapist for over 20 years, Pam specializes in athletic orthopedic injuries and pelvic health. She uses a combination of hands-on & movement techniques; and has a deep appreciation for each client as an individual.  Pam enjoys time with her family, camping, rowing, and running her business. Pam is a Board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. As the founder and owner of Orthopedic Sports Therapy, Pam is grateful every day for her superstar staff and wonderful patients.

email: pam@orthopedicsportstherapy.com

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Cole Hutchens
Clinic Director

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)

Cole Hutchens, a native Arizonan, was drawn to be a physical therapist when PT helped him to recover from a back injury in high school. Cole graduated at the top of his class in Kinesiology at ASU and studied physical therapy at Midwestern University in Glendale. He has recently completed training to be a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT), and is committed to life-long learning. Cole is an avid reader and a diehard Phoenix Suns fan. As OST Clinical Director, Cole is responsible for mentorship, operations and staff communication.

email: cole@orthopedicsportstherapy.com

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Melanie Topete PT, DPT, Cert. DN
Wellness Program Director

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • Certified, Dry Needling (DN)

Melanie is a native to Arizona, born and raised in Mesa. After receiving her doctorate of physical therapy at A.T. Still University, Melanie continued her postgraduate education as an Orthopedic Resident at OST, in order to develop her skills as an orthopedic specialist. Her belief in the value of health and wellness, as well as her passion to help others reach their goals, is what inspires her to be a physical therapist. Melanie is also a certified Lifestyle Coach and manages OST’s Wellness Program. She enjoys learning, exercising, playing piano, laughing with her husband and spending time with her family. Melanie oversees OST’s Wellness Program, including weight loss and healthy lifestyle promotion.

email: melanie@orthopedicsportstherapy.com

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Jessica Johnson
Pelvic Health Program Director

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT)

Jessica “JJ” Johnson, chose a career in Physical Therapy out of her passion for serving others, providing meaningful care, and from a love of sports and fitness. She is a Tempe, Arizona, native. Jessica played soccer all four years of college, and then went on to PT school in Tennessee. Jessica is committed to professional development and is currently working towards a Certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT). In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing sports and spending time with friends.  JJ oversees OST’s Pelvic Health Program, caring for men and women with pelvic pain and urinary leakage, among other issues.

email: jessica@orthopedicsportstherapy.com


Austin Messick

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Austin is originally from Utah but spent the last few years in Maine where he received Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of New England. Austin is continuing his postgraduate education as an Orthopedic Resident at OST. Austin was inspired to become a physical therapist because of his desire to help others find the motivation and means to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals. Austin enjoys learning, mountain biking, fly fishing, and spending time with his wife and friends.

email: austin@orthopedicsportstherapy.com

Administrative Staff

Our office staff are specially trained in all aspects of your administrative care, with additional education as recommended by the Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association.

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Shawna Tutell, Office Manager

Shawna, originally from Yuma, AZ, has been working in medical administration for over a decade. She enjoys meeting new people and the challenge and rewards of operating the administrative side of patient care.

email: info@orthopedicsportstherapy.com

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Alyssa Lopez, Front Desk Administrator

Alyssa was born and raised in Arizona. She loves being a part of patient lives and wellness with her OST family. Outside of work, Alyssa enjoys travel and exploring the outdoors. She is passionate helping others and spending quality time with her family and friends.

email:  info@orthopedicsportstherapy.com



Bethanne Capriotti
Front Desk Reception

Bethanne, originally from New York, has lived in Arizona for over 40 years. She enjoys walking her dog at Kiwanis Park and cooking her specialty, spaghetti and meatballs, for her family. Bethanne also enjoys meeting new people and helping patients.

email: info@orthopedicsportstherapy.com