Northern Arizona Rehabilitation and Fitness: Staff
Tarrin_Walz

TARRIN M. WALZ, PT, MS / OWNER

Tarrin graduated from Utah State University in Logan, UT in 1994 with a B.S. in Exercise Science and again in 1997 with an M.S. in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Cardiac Rehabilitation. He then received his M.S. in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO in 1999. Shortly after moving his family to Cottonwood in 2000, along with business partner Philip A. Sauer, RPT, opened Northern Arizona Rehabilitation & Fitness, PC (NARF). Tarrin is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Tarrin has experience working in sports medicine, orthopedics, athletic training and aquatic rehabilitation. He is a proud supporter of Mingus Union H.S. athletics and is involved with numerous sports programs. He enjoys spending time with his kids, playing sports, and remains active in numerous community activities.


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TERI BACK, ADMIN.DIRECTOR / HUMAN RESOURCES

Teri was born and raised in Grand Canyon, AZ, where she lived for 18 years before moving to Prescott to pursue college at Yavapai College. She lived there for 2 years with her family, working with the hospital and private practice physical therapy arenas as a physical therapy technician.

After gaining experience in Prescott she moved to Cottonwood where she has lived for the past 17 years, raising 2 wonderful boys. She enjoys what the Cottonwood area has to offer, including outdoor activities such as hiking and boating.


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DAN SORENSON , PT, MPT / Clinical Director

Dan graduated with his Master's degree in physical therapy in 2003 and has been working at Northern Arizona Rehabilitation & Fitness since then. Dan is an Arizona native who grew up in the Phoenix area. He went to school in Utah and Texas, but came back to Arizona to enjoy the great weather and be close to family. He is happily married to a beautiful wife and has five children who keep him entertained and busy. Some of his hobbies and interests are exercising, reading, hunting, Formula 1 racing, and spending time with his family. He has taken multiple courses in treatment for sports injuries, osteoarthritis, and strength/conditioning.

"I love physical therapy because I get to see people return to a better lifestyle and enjoy being part of the process!"


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MICHAEL WADSWORTH, PT TECH SUPERVISOR

Michael has been working at Northern Arizona Rehabilitation and Fitness for over five years, and has loved every minute. Working at NARF has changed his career plans and pushed Mike into the P.T. field. Mike said working at NARF has been one of the greatest decisions he has made. He considers this place and everyone working here as a second family.

Mike is happily married going on five years and recently became a new father to a baby boy. He was born and raised here in the Verde Valley and is excited to raise his family where he grew up himself. Mike loves his family and friends more than anything. He is also very active with hobbies ranging from hunting, golfing, or really anything outside.

"I look forward to coming to work everyday because I know that I have the potential to positively affect a persons day, week or maybe life."


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PAUL VOCCA, PT TECH

Paul was born in Ashtabula, Ohio (GO BUCKEYES!!!) before his family relocated to Cottonwood. While growing up here Paul attended Mingus Union High school and was a 3 year letterman in football and baseball. After high school Paul attended Gateway CC where he also played baseball. Unfortunately, Paul tore his ACL and became a patient. He realized at this time that he had a love for this field and wanted to pursue it.

Pauls interest include playing/coaching sports, being outdoors, spending time with family and most of all spending time with his wife Stephanie.

"It is a privilege to help the people in this community, because of what this community has done for me. I love what I do, but most of all I love the people and patients I work with."


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LEAH TAYLOR, CHECKOUT

Leah was born and raised in Southern California and then relocated to the Verde Valley, after spending a year in Texas. Leah raised two daughters and has four beautiful grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves to cook. Leah started her journey at Northern Arizona Rehabilitation and Fitness team as a patient first. During Treatment for her shoulder the staff fell in love with her great sense of humor. We didn't want to lose that so we decided to ask her to join the staff. Leah does a great job greeting and saying goodbye to patients with her friendly smile and signature laugh.

"This is a dream job; I get to do what I love, which is helping others."


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SHERI HELMUTH, CONFIRMATION CALLS

Sherri was born is Stevens Point, Wisconsin, before her parents moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Sherri lived in Grand Rapids until 1984 when she relocated to California, followed by Peoria, Arizona and then finally to the beautiful town of Cottonwood. She has four children, ten grandchildren and one great grand-son. Sherri started here at NARF as a patient and eventually joined the team shortly after confirming patient appointments. Sherri has been a member of NARF since 2006.