Our Team

Meet the experts of Sol Physical Therapy

Fort Lowell Clinic

Alicia Allie PT, DPT, CHT

Clinic Director

Alicia is a Board Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) with over ten years of experience and training in complex, traumatic upper extremity injury treatment. She attended Western Michigan University on a Division 1 gymnastics scholarship where she received a BS in Biomedical Sciences. She graduated with distinction from Northern Arizona University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Alicia’s journey into physical therapy began with a gymnastics injury, which has helped her to better understand her patients’ paths to recovery.

Alicia enjoys staying active with her husband and two sons. Her passions include hiking, running, cycling, watching college sports, and plenty of family time.

Rachel Locke OTR/L, CHT, C/NDT

Occupational Therapist

Rachel is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), holding advanced knowledge and extensive training in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand specific rehabilitation. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Barry University, after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University. Her specialties include upper quarter splinting to facilitate post-surgery healing, pain reduction, and improved function in the non-surgical upper limb. In addition to upper extremity orthopedics, Rachel is certified in neuro-developmental treatment, used in rehabilitating the upper limb post brain injury/stroke. Rachel believes the upper extremities directly correlate to quality of life, so she enjoys helping her patients restore function and reduce pain, providing a level of independence and allowing them to participate in meaningful activities.

Outside of practicing occupational therapy, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

Britt Linde PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Britt is a Physical Therapist specializing in evaluation and treatment for orthopedic and sports injuries and conditions. She graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Northern Arizona University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her seven years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting, Britt has completed advanced training in movement impairments, manual therapy, and return-to-sport rehabilitation. She is passionate about exercise and enjoys combining manual techniques with therapeutic exercise to decrease pain and improve quality of movement. Britt is certified in dry needling, ASTYM, and Mulligan mobilization. With more than 15 years of personal climbing experience, she takes specific interest in rock climbing injuries and works closely with the Rocks & Ropes youth climbing team and the Tucson Climbing Project.

Outside of the clinic, Britt spends most of her time rock climbing on Mount Lemmon and mountain biking on the beautiful Tucson trails.

Stephanie Popelka PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Stephanie is a Physical Therapist with 16 years of experience in the outpatient, orthopedic setting. She originally hails from Indiana but has called Tucson home for over eight years. She earned a BA in Pre-medicine and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and went on to Northwestern University to complete a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her rehabilitation interests include upper and lower extremity rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, and return to sport and/or work. Her specialty training areas include Graston Technique, Dry Needling, Cupping, Muscle Energy Techniques, Mulligan Techniques, Joint Mobilization, and Trigger Point Release.

In her free time, Stephanie can be found spending time with her husband, their two sons, and their dog, Rocky. She also enjoys cooking, baking, cross-stitching, cheering on Notre Dame, playing tennis, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Savannah Gates PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Savannah specializes in evaluating and treating orthopedic and sports injuries and conditions as well as rehabilitation in upper and lower extremities, spinal region, and return to sports or work. A true Arizona native, Savannah grew up in Tucson and attended Northern Arizona University to receive both her Bachelors in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her journey in Physical Therapy started as a patient, battling injuries caused by years of youth softball and volleyball. This first hand experience led her towards the path of helping patients from the therapist perspective.

An avid reader, you can find Savannah enjoying a good book when she is not in the clinic treating. She also loves being outdoors, especially to participate in water activities like stand up paddle boarding or walking her dog, Rocky.

Joe Maciulla

Physical Therapist Assistant

Joe is a Physical Therapist Assistant, native to Tucson, with six years of experience in treating patients in an orthopedic setting. He graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute, where he earned his Occupational Associates degree. Joe enjoys working closely with his patients and guiding them back to enjoying their favorite activities. He specializes in sports rehab and general orthopedics, is certified in Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR), and utilizes Instrument Assisted Manual Therapy (IASTM) including Gua Sha and cupping techniques. Joe also takes pride in “giving back” to his professional community and is a certified Clinical Instructor (CI).

Joe enjoys living an active lifestyle with his wife and two children. His passions include golfing with friends, working out, and spending time outdoors at the beach, off-roading, hiking, and camping.

Grant Clinic

AJ Noble PT, DPT

Clinic Director

AJ is a local Tucsonan who graduated from the University of Arizona and is back after receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. AJ spent nine years coaching and training athletes of all levels, (from youth to professional), predominantly in basketball and swimming, and some in volleyball, golf, and softball before pursuing his interest in physical therapy and current work in the orthopedic, sports, and pediatric fields. He enjoys utilizing manual techniques including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), trigger point dry needling, kinesiotape, and joint mobilization as well as focusing on therapeutic exercise to help patients achieve therapy goals. In addition to being Titleist Performance Institute certified for golf, AJ has experience with vestibular rehabilitation, and pediatric conditions including sports and orthopedic injuries, torticollis, developmental delay in gross mobility, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

AJ enjoys carrying his own interests back to the clinic including basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, skiing and outdoor adventure to help his diverse patient group get back to what they love most.

Nick Kothe PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Nick specialities include sports rehab and general orthopedics. He is a Tucson native and graduate of the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition to being a published author per his data collection work on collegiate female athlete injury prevention, Nick was also the recipient of the NAU Research Scholar Award. He enjoys working side-by-side with patients, guiding them to acheive their goals and maintain an active lifestyle. Nick offers a variety of treatment experience in the orthopedic setting, holds certifications in trigger point dry needling and Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR), and is Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 golf certified.

Nick has a passion for athletics and maintains strong ties with the local soccer community. He enjoys staying active with a recreational soccer league, as well as golfing, hiking, and camping.

Sharon Farrell, PT

Physical Therapist

Sharon has over 30 years of experience treating spine and both upper and lower extremity issues including acute injury, post op, fractures, joint replacement and chronic issues/diagnosis. She attended the University of Arizona and went on to Northern Arizona University to receive her Physical Therapy degree. Sharon’s current focus is with active adults, assisting clients in meeting goals of restoring abilities and returning to daily activity such as at home independence, returning to work, and returning to sport and recreation. She has a special interest in treatment and management of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Sharon’s focus is providing one-on-one care tailored to clients’ specific needs and goals with a hands-on approach.x Sharon’s treatment strategies entail manual techniques, functional movement, strength, balance and posture training. She has been practicing in Tucson since 1987, beginning her career in TMC’s Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Unit, then serving as the supervisor of TMC’s Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic, and then going into private practice in 1990 specializing in Manual Therapy and Orthopedics. Throughout her career, Sharon has completed numerous post graduate courses and trainings including certification in dry needling and kinesio taping techniques.

Outside of the clinic Sharon enjoys hiking, Pilates, skiing, golf, tennis, group exercise classes (Zumba, P90X, Insanity) and volunteer work in the community.

Matt Noble

Physical Therapist Assistant

Matt is a physical therapist assistant with 7 years of experience in orthopedic outpatient rehabilitation. He grew up in Tucson and worked in athletics and as an EMT before starting his career in Physical Therapy. Matt specializes in sports rehab and general orthoepic issues. He enjoys working closely with patients of all kinds that are looking to improve their current condition and return to an active lifestyle.

Matt enjoys spending his free time with his spouse Paige and his dog Oliver. They love hiking and any other outdoor activities.

Oracle Clinic

Molly Mikles PT, DPT

Clinic Director

Molly has over 19 years of experience as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist, and has been specializing in pelvic floor therapy for over 13 years. An Arizona native, Molly grew up in Tucson, attended the U of A for her BS in Exercise Science, and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NAU. Her pelvic floor specialty involves treating both men and women for conditions of the pelvic floor. She is certified in Graston, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, as well as kinesiotaping, treatment used for a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

Molly enjoys spending time with her two boys, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, and completing DIY projects around her house.

Lindsay Skinner PT, DPT, SCS

Physical Therapist

Lindsay has more than 10 years of experience in the physical therapy field and enjoys treating a full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as vestibular care. She graduated with a BS from the University of Florida and earned her DPT from the University of South Florida. She is Board Certified in Sports (APTA Sport Clinical Specialist) and has additional certifications in trigger point dry needling, auricular acupuncture, myofascial decompression (cup therapy,) Graston IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique,) and kinesiotape technique, and Lindsay is currently completing hand therapy certification. Prior to being part of the Sol team, Lindsay worked for a human performance program within the US Army Special Operations command with some of the country’s highest profile operators.

Lindsay grew up on the Space Coast in FL, however, her fondness of mountain recreation brought her westward where she enjoys trail running, open water swimming. She also adores reading anything nerdy/sci-fi and is a self professed peanut butter aficionado.

Our Team

Meet the experts of Sol Physical Therapy

Fort Lowell Clinic

Alicia Allie PT, DPT, CHT

Clinic Director

Alicia is a Board Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) with over ten years of experience and training in complex, traumatic upper extremity injury treatment. She attended Western Michigan University on a Division 1 gymnastics scholarship where she received a BS in Biomedical Sciences. She graduated with distinction from Northern Arizona University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Alicia’s journey into physical therapy began with a gymnastics injury, which has helped her to better understand her patients’ paths to recovery.

Alicia enjoys staying active with her husband and two sons. Her passions include hiking, running, cycling, watching college sports, and plenty of family time.

Rachel Locke OTR/L, CHT, C/NDT

Occupational Therapist

Rachel is a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT), holding advanced knowledge and extensive training in shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand specific rehabilitation. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Barry University, after receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Florida State University. Her specialties include upper quarter splinting to facilitate post-surgery healing, pain reduction, and improved function in the non-surgical upper limb. In addition to upper extremity orthopedics, Rachel is certified in neuro-developmental treatment, used in rehabilitating the upper limb post brain injury/stroke. Rachel believes the upper extremities directly correlate to quality of life, so she enjoys helping her patients restore function and reduce pain, providing a level of independence and allowing them to participate in meaningful activities.

Outside of practicing occupational therapy, Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter and two dogs.

Britt Linde PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Britt is a Physical Therapist specializing in evaluation and treatment for orthopedic and sports injuries and conditions. She graduated from BYU with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science and Northern Arizona University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her seven years of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting, Britt has completed advanced training in movement impairments, manual therapy, and return-to-sport rehabilitation. She is passionate about exercise and enjoys combining manual techniques with therapeutic exercise to decrease pain and improve quality of movement. Britt is certified in dry needling, ASTYM, and Mulligan mobilization. With more than 15 years of personal climbing experience, she takes specific interest in rock climbing injuries and works closely with the Rocks & Ropes youth climbing team and the Tucson Climbing Project.

Outside of the clinic, Britt spends most of her time rock climbing on Mount Lemmon and mountain biking on the beautiful Tucson trails.

Stephanie Popelka PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Stephanie is a Physical Therapist with 16 years of experience in the outpatient, orthopedic setting. She originally hails from Indiana but has called Tucson home for over eight years. She earned a BA in Pre-medicine and Psychology from the University of Notre Dame and went on to Northwestern University to complete a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Her rehabilitation interests include upper and lower extremity rehabilitation, spine rehabilitation, and return to sport and/or work. Her specialty training areas include Graston Technique, Dry Needling, Cupping, Muscle Energy Techniques, Mulligan Techniques, Joint Mobilization, and Trigger Point Release.

In her free time, Stephanie can be found spending time with her husband, their two sons, and their dog, Rocky. She also enjoys cooking, baking, cross-stitching, cheering on Notre Dame, playing tennis, hiking, biking, and skiing.

Savannah Gates PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Savannah specializes in evaluating and treating orthopedic and sports injuries and conditions as well as rehabilitation in upper and lower extremities, spinal region, and return to sports or work. A true Arizona native, Savannah grew up in Tucson and attended Northern Arizona University to receive both her Bachelors in Exercise Science and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Her journey in Physical Therapy started as a patient, battling injuries caused by years of youth softball and volleyball. This first hand experience led her towards the path of helping patients from the therapist perspective.

An avid reader, you can find Savannah enjoying a good book when she is not in the clinic treating. She also loves being outdoors, especially to participate in water activities like stand up paddle boarding or walking her dog, Rocky.

Joe Maciulla

Physical Therapist Assistant

Joe is a Physical Therapist Assistant, native to Tucson, with six years of experience in treating patients in an orthopedic setting. He graduated with honors from Pima Medical Institute, where he earned his Occupational Associates degree. Joe enjoys working closely with his patients and guiding them back to enjoying their favorite activities. He specializes in sports rehab and general orthopedics, is certified in Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR), and utilizes Instrument Assisted Manual Therapy (IASTM) including Gua Sha and cupping techniques. Joe also takes pride in “giving back” to his professional community and is a certified Clinical Instructor (CI).

Joe enjoys living an active lifestyle with his wife and two children. His passions include golfing with friends, working out, and spending time outdoors at the beach, off-roading, hiking, and camping.

Grant Clinic

AJ Noble PT, DPT

Clinic Director

AJ is a local Tucsonan who graduated from the University of Arizona and is back after receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. AJ spent nine years coaching and training athletes of all levels, (from youth to professional), predominantly in basketball and swimming, and some in volleyball, golf, and softball before pursuing his interest in physical therapy and current work in the orthopedic, sports, and pediatric fields. He enjoys utilizing manual techniques including Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), trigger point dry needling, kinesiotape, and joint mobilization as well as focusing on therapeutic exercise to help patients achieve therapy goals. In addition to being Titleist Performance Institute certified for golf, AJ has experience with vestibular rehabilitation, and pediatric conditions including sports and orthopedic injuries, torticollis, developmental delay in gross mobility, and post-surgical rehabilitation.

AJ enjoys carrying his own interests back to the clinic including basketball, soccer, golf, swimming, skiing and outdoor adventure to help his diverse patient group get back to what they love most.

Nick Kothe PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Nick specialities include sports rehab and general orthopedics. He is a Tucson native and graduate of the University of Arizona where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health, followed by a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. In addition to being a published author per his data collection work on collegiate female athlete injury prevention, Nick was also the recipient of the NAU Research Scholar Award. He enjoys working side-by-side with patients, guiding them to acheive their goals and maintain an active lifestyle. Nick offers a variety of treatment experience in the orthopedic setting, holds certifications in trigger point dry needling and Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR), and is Titleist Performance Institute Level 1 golf certified.

Nick has a passion for athletics and maintains strong ties with the local soccer community. He enjoys staying active with a recreational soccer league, as well as golfing, hiking, and camping.

Sharon Farrell, PT

Physical Therapist

Sharon has over 30 years of experience treating spine and both upper and lower extremity issues including acute injury, post op, fractures, joint replacement and chronic issues/diagnosis. She attended the University of Arizona and went on to Northern Arizona University to receive her Physical Therapy degree. Sharon’s current focus is with active adults, assisting clients in meeting goals of restoring abilities and returning to daily activity such as at home independence, returning to work, and returning to sport and recreation. She has a special interest in treatment and management of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Sharon’s focus is providing one-on-one care tailored to clients’ specific needs and goals with a hands-on approach.x Sharon’s treatment strategies entail manual techniques, functional movement, strength, balance and posture training. She has been practicing in Tucson since 1987, beginning her career in TMC’s Neurological and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Unit, then serving as the supervisor of TMC’s Outpatient Orthopedic Clinic, and then going into private practice in 1990 specializing in Manual Therapy and Orthopedics. Throughout her career, Sharon has completed numerous post graduate courses and trainings including certification in dry needling and kinesio taping techniques.

Outside of the clinic Sharon enjoys hiking, Pilates, skiing, golf, tennis, group exercise classes (Zumba, P90X, Insanity) and volunteer work in the community.

Matt Noble

Physical Therapist Assistant

Matt is a physical therapist assistant with 7 years of experience in orthopedic outpatient rehabilitation. He grew up in Tucson and worked in athletics and as an EMT before starting his career in Physical Therapy. Matt specializes in sports rehab and general orthoepic issues. He enjoys working closely with patients of all kinds that are looking to improve their current condition and return to an active lifestyle.

Matt enjoys spending his free time with his spouse Paige and his dog Oliver. They love hiking and any other outdoor activities.

Oracle Clinic

Molly Mikles PT, DPT

Clinic Director

Molly has over 19 years of experience as an Orthopedic Physical Therapist, and has been specializing in pelvic floor therapy for over 13 years. An Arizona native, Molly grew up in Tucson, attended the U of A for her BS in Exercise Science, and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from NAU. Her pelvic floor specialty involves treating both men and women for conditions of the pelvic floor. She is certified in Graston, a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, as well as kinesiotaping, treatment used for a wide range of orthopedic conditions.

Molly enjoys spending time with her two boys, hiking and enjoying the outdoors, and completing DIY projects around her house.

Lindsay Skinner PT, DPT, SCS

Physical Therapist

Lindsay has more than 10 years of experience in the physical therapy field and enjoys treating a full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions, as well as vestibular care. She graduated with a BS from the University of Florida and earned her DPT from the University of South Florida. She is Board Certified in Sports (APTA Sport Clinical Specialist) and has additional certifications in trigger point dry needling, auricular acupuncture, myofascial decompression (cup therapy,) Graston IASTM (instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization technique,) and kinesiotape technique, and Lindsay is currently completing hand therapy certification. Prior to being part of the Sol team, Lindsay worked for a human performance program within the US Army Special Operations command with some of the country’s highest profile operators.

Lindsay grew up on the Space Coast in FL, however, her fondness of mountain recreation brought her westward where she enjoys trail running, open water swimming. She also adores reading anything nerdy/sci-fi and is a self professed peanut butter aficionado.