Thad Rummage,DPT, AT, is an Arizona native growing up in Prescott, Arizona. He is a graduate of Prescott High School where his interest began in sports medicine. He continued on at Northern Arizona University(NAU) where he received his Bachelors of Science in Biology and Secondary Education.
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While at NAU, Thad received his education for becoming a Certified Athletic Trainer becoming nationally certified in 1995. He then went on to receive his Master of Science in Physical Therapy from AT Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. Thad spent four years in Alaska in a hospital-based outpatient physical therapy clinic. There he was a general orthopedic physical therapist working with many injured on the “North Slope” oil fields. While in Alaska, Thad was trained in ergonomic assessments through Situs Inc. He began the hospital based ergonomic program. Thad returned to Prescott, Arizona in 2002. Thad furthered his education experience by receiving his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2006 from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. He worked for Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) in the outpatient physical rehabilitation clinic until 2009. During that time, he also was contracted by Embry Riddle Aeronautical University to provide athletic training services for its collegiate level athletic program. While working at Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Thad organized the rodeo sports medicine program. The program serviced the local amateur and professional rodeo events as well as assisting the Justin Sports Medicine Team for the Prescott Frontier Days Rodeo. Thad has worked with all levels of athletes from grade school to professional athletes in football, wrestling, volleyball, basketball, rugby, baseball, track, cross-country, tennis, rodeo, and gymnastics. Also at YRMC, Thad further broadened his experience in the treatment of injuries and conditions related to aging. He gained invaluable experience in this setting working with total joint replacements of the hip and knee, as well as other orthopedic conditions such as rotator cuff injuries and back problems. Evaluating and casting for foot orthotics has become a special interest of Thad’s to further enhance the physical therapy services he provides. Thad married a childhood friend from Prescott, Kendi, in 1994. They have been blessed with three awesome boys; JT, Jadon, and Jed. They are active in their church. Serving the Lord is the primary focus of their life. As a family, they enjoy horses, dogs, animals, hunting, camping, fishing, and hiking.