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Phoenix Rising Announces Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy as Official Physical Therapy Partner

By Phoenix Rising FC Communications, 01/26/18, 10:00AM MST


PHOENIX (January 26, 2018) — Phoenix Rising Football Club announced today that Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, will be the official physical therapy partner for the 2018 season.

“Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy strives to be the best in their field and that matches with our mission to be the best in our league,” said Phoenix Rising Club Governor Berke Bakay. “A winning franchise is more than just the players and coaches and Foothills’ staff will keep our players in top shape every time we hit the pitch.

Founded in Phoenix, Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy is locally owned and operated by physical therapists. They operate over 30 outpatient physical therapy locations in Phoenix and Tucson and provide comprehensive orthopedic rehabilitation, specializing in physical therapy; sports medicine and athletic performance; workers’ compensation; and on-site sports medicine services. In over 17 years in business, Foothills believes that physical therapy plays an integral role in returning athletes back to sport by working together with other members of the sports medicine team.

Recognized for outstanding quality care and customer service, Foothills has been honored to receive a ‘Best of Arizona’ ranking multiple times, and was recognized in 2016 by ADVANCE Rehab Magazine as one of the Top 3 ‘Best Physical Therapy’ practices in the nation. Giving back to the community is a large part of their mission as an organization, supporting local organizations/initiatives such as: Phoenix Rescue Mission, American Cancer Society, Arthritis Foundation, Cards for Kids, Ability360, Ryan House, Feed My Starving Children and many more. Foothills believes their efforts need to extend beyond the walls of our clinics and into the community by being involved in extensive sports medicine outreach at youth, amateur or professional levels

“An affiliation with the Phoenix Rising has been on our radar for some time, and on behalf of the entire Foothills team, we are thrilled to be entering into this partnership,” said Chief Executive Officer Mike Basten, PT, DPT. “Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy has its foundation in working with athletes, both at a professional and amateur level, and we believe this relationship will further our mission to be involved in the community.”

Added Chief Experience officer Bruce Watson, PT: “We welcome the opportunity to partner with the Phoenix Rising Football Club to care for their athletes. We believe physical therapists, athletic trainers, physicians and club leadership working together on injury prevention, athletic performance and recovery from injury is the gold standard, whether for professional or amateur athletes.”

The 2018 season is presented by Equality Health and Phoenix Rising season tickets are on sale now. Every season ticket purchase comes with season ticket benefits, which include a Phoenix Rising FC shop gift card, bring-a-friend vouchers, and a Didier Drogba bobblehead plus much more. Season tickets can be purchased online by going to or fans can speak with a Phoenix Rising FC account rep by calling 623.594.9606

Phoenix Rising FC will also be hosting the Mobile Mini Sun Cup on February 10, 14, and 17, where they will play three Major League Soccer teams: New York Red Bulls [10th], Colorado Rapids [14th], and Sporting Kansas City [17th], at the Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


About Phoenix Rising FC
Phoenix Rising FC is the highest-level professional soccer franchise in Arizona’s history. Legendary Chelsea and Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba, Kona Grill CEO Berke Bakay and an impressive collection of business leaders and international celebrities, own the club. Established in 2013, Phoenix Rising FC is one of 12 cities applying for Major League Soccer expansion. In October 2017, Phoenix Rising FC acquired Premier Development League (PDL) side FC Tucson. The club currently plays in the United Soccer League, the largest Division 2 professional league in the world. The club is also hosting the largest MLS Preseason event ever, the 2018 Mobile Mini Sun Cup. Fans who want to purchase tickets for the Mobile Mini Cun Cup can go to The 2018 Season is presented by Equality Health. For more information about the club, visit the team's website You can also follow the team on Facebook (PHXRisingFC), Twitter (@PHXRisingFC), Instagram (@PHXRisingFC), Snapchat (PHXRisingFC) and YouTube (PhoenixRisingFootballClub). For season tickets call (602.900.0083) or visit