Therapist Profile - Chad ReillyChad began bodybuilding when he was sixteen. This was the start of his passion for health and fitness. He spent several years as a competitive bodybuilder and trained in powerlifting as well. His experience helped to serve him in learning how to build muscle size and, more importantly, strength. During this time he became and worked as a certified personal trainer.
Chad attended NAU for Exercise Science. There he began Olympic weight lifting. Chad had the opportunity to learn extensively about the application of strength and conditioning to all collegiate sports while competing on his own. He learned how to develop speed and power to enhance sports performance at every level. Chad set school records, won many local matches, and placed first and was best lifter at the AWA Nationals. He also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist during this time. He read thousands of research papers on the subjects of rehabilitation, exercise, and sports performance.
After graduating with his BS in Exercise Science (Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA) Chad continued at NAU to get his MPT in Physical Therapy. In '99 he founded Absolute Physical Therapy. He also worked as part time faculty at the Paradise Valley Community College Fitness Center designing exercise programs for all populations with an emphasis on seniors. Any club members with orthopedic injuries were sent to Chad so he could develop a specialized program for them.
In his office, Chad focuses on an evidence-based practice. This entails combining the most recent scientific knowledge with his over 12 years of experience in treating patients. He is not a status quo physical therapist copying the commonly used, but ineffective treatment programs of some of his peers. Chad has written numerous articles that have been publicly published in multiple magazines. He currently enjoys competing in USPSA pistol shooting, multi-gun and sporting clays events.
With Chad's extensive and diverse background in athletics, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, and his desire to continually search out the facts he is highly qualified to serve the needs of all Absolute Physical Therapy patients