Sports Residency Program

BodyCentral Sports Residency Program gained accreditation through ABPTRFE in June 2018. Although we are a young program, we have many exciting opportunities for our participants to grow clinically and didactically in the realm of Sports Physical Therapy. With our numerous partnerships, knowledgeable staff of clinical specialists, and dedicated Sports Residency clinical faculty, our program continues to grow and strive for excellence every day. We are looking for motivated, hardworking individuals to partner with us to help our program continue to flourish.

This residency will provide you with opportunities to develop both clinically and didactically in the arena of Sports Physical Therapy. Some of our unique experiences


Major League Baseball Spring Training, Mexican Professional Baseball, Tucson Rodeo, Ballet Tucson, event coverage at local high schools, surgery observation with local sports medicine doctors, post-concussion management, and Impact Certification.

If you would like additional information about our Sports Residency Program, including important dates, please review our profile on the ABPTRFE website by clicking “show details” or contact our Program Director, Kristen Waldron, at or (520) 325-4002 x *307.

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  1. Allow the resident to obtain advanced skills in sports rehabilitation according to the Sports Physical Therapy Description of Advanced Clinical Practice
  2. Increase the number of staff at Bodycentral Physical Therapy with advanced specialty certification.
  3. Allow mentor therapists to enhance their expertise through focused and planned instruction with the resident.
  4. Improve the quality of patient care provided at BCPT.
  5. Facilitate clinical research in physical therapy.
  6. Allow the resident the opportunity to develop teaching and mentoring skills

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Sample Residency Timeline

Frequently Asked Questions

Program Faculty

Kristen Waldron, PT,DPT,SCS Sports Residency Director
Melissa Buss, PT,DPT,WCS, CLT
Jennifer Allen,PT,DPT,OCS,SCS,CHT
Amber Kraaz, PT, DPT, OCS
Ethan Paster,PT,DPT,SCS,CSCS (former Sports Resident)
Mat Wise, PT, OCS

Secondary Mentors and Module Presenters

Madeleine Beiser, PT, DPT, WCS
Anne Hasenkamp, PT, DPT, NCS, C/NDT
Britt Linde,PT,DPT
T. Steve Mills, PTA, CPT
Stephanie Polpeka, PT, DPT
Sam Rauchwarter, PT, DPT (Former Sports Resident)
Alee Vladyka, ATC

Sports Residency Adjunct Faculty Information

Elyse Abbott, ATC
Jenny Adams, ATC
Mike Boese, ATC
Josh Bickel, PT, DPT, OCS, SCS
Domingo Cheleuitte, MD
Ty Endean, DO
Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT®
Jon Minor, MD
Mo Mortazavi, MD
Bradley Norris, MD
John Valencia, ATC
Aaron Walker, MA, LAT, ITAT

Current Residents

Matthew Brown, PT, DPT
Alyssa Nocella, PT, DPT

Sam Rauchwarter,PT,DPT presents at the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy TCC 2019


Tucson Physical Therapy | Ethan Paster Doing CSM
Dr. Ethan Paster presenting a poster on his Residency Case Report at CSM 2017 in San Antonio, TX.


Sue Falsone Headshot.Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, RYT®

Bio Information

  • Owner/Founder of Structure and Function Education
  • Owner, Falsone Consulting
  • Associate Professor, Athletic Training Programs, Arizone School of Health Sciences, A.T. Still University
  • Previous Head of Athletic Training and Sports Performance, US Soccer Men’s National Team
  • Previous Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist for the Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Previous Vice President of the Performance and Physical Therapy and Team Sports at Athletes’ Performance (now EXOS)
  • Master of Science in Human Movement with a concentration in Sports Medicine from UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Daemen College
  • Board Certfied Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy through the APTA
  • Certfied Athletc Trainer through the NATBOC
  • Certfied Strength and Conditoning Specialist through the NSCA
  • Certfied Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist in the Spine through the IAOM-US
  • Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance, 200- Hour teacher training


Mo MortazaviMo Mortazavi, MD


Dr. Mortazavi received his medical degree from the University of California, Davis, where he also completed his pediatrics residency. He then earned a fellowship in pediatric sports medicine at Children’s Colorado in Denver.


  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Concussion care
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Exercise prescriptions for athletes with chronic illness
  • Sports nutrition and injury-prevention programs

Bio Information

As an undergraduate student at UC Davis, Dr. Mortazavi played Division IAA football as a wide receiver for four years. He finished his senior football season while in medical school and was the only NCAA Division I athlete enrolled in medical school. While in medical school Dr. Mortazavi worked with teenage athletes with type 1 diabetes and researched the role of athletics in improving their health outcomes. Prior to graduating medical school in 2008, he played in the European Football League for two years as a player-coach, for teams in Austria and Italy.

During his pediatrics residency at UC Davis, Dr. Mortazavi returned to Italy to work as an assistant sports physician, treating his former teammates on the Bergamo Lions, fueling his interest in musculoskeletal ultrasound and ECG screening for prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes. Dr. Mortazavi’s current research interests include injury prevention, concussion prevention and management and prevention of sudden cardiac death in athletes.







Bio Information



About NorrisDr. Bradley Norris, MD

I feel fortunate to be in the position to help patients on a daily basis to regain their function and return to their lifestyle. I provide a caring and compassionate treatment plan which emphasizes exhausting conservative treatment measures prior to performing surgery.

I treat injuries and arthritis of the shoulder, hip and knee and my goal is a rapid recovery for each patient. I have training in sports medicine and offer minimally invasive treatments including arthroscopic surgery of these joints. I strive to stay on the forefront of medicine and also offer biologic treatments, including PRP and stem cells, to enhance healing when it is appropriate.

I have experience working with athletes of all levels and served as a team physician for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball, Team USA Rugby, Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the United Soccer League, Robert Morris University and multiple high school football teams.

I enjoy spending time with my family and my wife and I have a 2-year old daughter. During free time I enjoy being active with cycling, playing basketball and traveling.


  • Fellowship – Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Allegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency – Orthopaedic Surgery. Cleveland Clinic/South Pointe Hospital – Cleveland, OH
  • Medical School – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) – Honors. A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine – Kirksville, MO
  • Pre-Med – Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) – Honors. St. Louis College of Pharmacy – St. Louis, MO

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Sigma Phi Osteopathic Medical Honor Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America


Domingo CheleuitteDomingo Cheleuitte, MD


Baylor University Medical Center & University of Texas Southwestern Combined Foot & Ankle Fellowship Dallas, Texas

Harvard Combined Orthopedic Residency Program Boston, Massachusetts

Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center – General Surgery, Boston, Massachusetts
Medical School

Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia

Specialties and Subspecialties

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Foot and ankle surgery
  • Sports foot and ankle injuries
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Ankle Arthroplasty and fracture care


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Diplomate Fellowships