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Get the results you want, with the care you deserve!

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Get the results you want, with the care you deserve!

About Craig Brechler PT

photo Craig Brechler, P.T.Craig's Biography

schedule appointmentCraig has training in sports medicine and treatment of orthopedic injuries, specifically for the spine, shoulder and elbow, knee and hip, and the foot and ankle. He has practiced in primary and specialty orthopedics for his entire professional career. He has a very strong interest in performance assessment and improvement, and is proud to be a part of the progressive healing and educational environment at Elite Physical Therapy.

Craig received his Bachelor's degree in exercise science/pre-medicine/pre-physical therapy at Arizona State University.

In 1996, he completed his Master’s degree at The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, Iowa.

Craig employs a lifestyle of fitness and wellness and takes pleasure in the greater Phoenix area for its outdoor recreation and great sports atmosphere. He enjoys water activities, strength training, hiking, and spending time with his family. In his spare time, he can be found at his church or attempting to keep up with his wife and three daughters.

Craig works side by side with his wife, Dr. Marcella Brechler DC who is an accomplished Chriopractor. This team approach is one more thing that enhances the results patients receive at Elite. 


Undergraduate: Arizona State University

Master’s Degree: Des Moines University (aka University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences)

Specializing In

Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Injuries of the Spine, Hip, Knee, Foot, Ankle, Shoulders and Upper Extremity

Craig's message to you

My personalized physical therapy rehabilitation is good for all ages; from children and teens, to adults and seniors! I understand that, at any age, a person needs to be independent in order to move and function to complete their daily activities. At any age in your life, remember that Elite Physical Therapy and Wellness is here to help you! No matter the age or stage of your disability, the fun and exercise based therapy approach of our clinic will get you moving in ways you never dreamed possible!

I want to promote healthy lifestyles, wellness, and, most importantly, educate clients on ways to prevent injuries in the future that can create a loss of movement. My clinic's advanced, hands-on manual therapy techniques lead to optimal rehabilitation and full restoration of function, as well as prevention of future injury. Elite Physical Therapy and Wellness is known for assisting clients in maintaining their health by preventing future deterioration and illness. My clinic's ultimate goal is to help you live better, work smarter and play harder!

My staff and I believe that individually designed treatment and exciting new exercise curriculums should be based on an in-depth assessment of the patient. We help educate patients on how to make certain environmental adaptations and incredibly simply lifestyle changes. This allows each and every patient to function much more efficiently and independently. From children born with musculoskeletal birth defects, to adults who endure the pain from sciatica, I can help!

~ Craig Brechler