Kirk Thompsen, PT

Kirk has over 12 years of clinical experience in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. He has an interest and post graduate training in differential diagnosis and manual therapy of the spine. As a triathlete he also enjoys working with endurance athletes.

As a physical therapist I strive to continually develop my skills and expertise to provide the most up to date and modern approach to evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

Kirk has experience in treating many orthopedic disorders. He has extensive training with the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine in differential diagnosis and manual therapy of the spine and extremities. With this training, he treats a wide variety of orthopedic conditions ranging from chronic pain conditions, such as neck pain and headaches, to a variety of sports injuries with athletes of all levels. He has treated professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, PGA, LPGA, and professional endurance athletes in triathlon and Olympic running. He has also worked with many collegiate athletes from the University of Arizona and Northern Arizona University. He has co-authored several articles in peer reviewed journals and publications, is a credentialed clinical instructor by the American Physical Therapy Association and has mentored and trained students in a clinical setting for over 10 years. Kirk enjoys participating in endurance sports such as triathlon, trail running, and cycling with his wife Carriee. He has completed 2 Iron-man triathlons.


  • Master of Physical Therapy: Northern Arizona University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Northern Arizona University, 1996


  • Member of the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine

"I've been so grateful and impressed by Kirk's professionalism, his knowledge, and his caring attitude. He really listens to what's going on with me, patiently answers all my questions, and takes the time to understand what activities I want to get back to...then helps me get there!"