Our Team

Above Beyond PT StaffOur team of experienced physical therapists are dedicated to recovering all patients to optimal performance and function. We are committed to treating our patients as family, and ensuring a positive experience for every individual who comes through our doors.




Tom Long, PT | Phoenix & Queen Creek

Tom is a native of Illinois, and grew up in the small suburb of Naperville, Chicago. He attended Midwestern University in Downers, Illinois and displayed his leadership abilities as President of his physical therapy class and of the College of Health Sciences. Tom also received the Midwestern Community Service Award while completing his degree. Tom has extensive training in spine rehabilitation, including lumbar, thoracic and cervical disk issues, pelvic girdle asymmetries, radicular symptoms and cervico-genic headaches. He enjoys treating patients with spine and sports injuries, and with his experience as a physical therapist and athlete, can relate to his patients wanting to return to the activities they love.

Tom was able to realize his dream of opening a physical therapy clinic in 2000, and provides physical therapy in a fun, warm and inviting family oriented atmosphere, while achieving outstanding patient results. He is committed to quality patient care, but also likes mixing things up a bit by telling silly jokes and having fun. Living by his company motto, “Your Recovery is Our Passion”, Tom is very passionate about physical therapy, patient care and family, whether it is his Above & Beyond staff or his wife and son at home, both families are very special to him. Tom enjoys spending time with Carrie, his wife, and their son and daughter. He also stays busy playing soccer, skiing, golfing, hiking and competing in triathlons.

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Ted Gifford, PT

Charles goes by his middle name, Theodore, or Ted. Ted completed his physical therapy training at the University of Southern California. He practiced in southern California until 1999, when he moved to Phoenix. Ted began working part time for Above & Beyond Physical Therapy in 2009. Ted has completed post graduate training in joint and spine manipulative therapy and orthopedic physical therapy. Ted enjoys a good work out at the gym and spending time with his horse Cochino.

Megan McCarty, PT | Physical Therapist

Megan Above and Beyond PTHometown: Olympia, WA
College: St. Martins U. (BS); AT Still University (DPT)

What I’m Passionate About: Spending time with my family & caring for patients and watching them gain their life back.

Shelby Lough, PTA | Physical Therapist Assistant

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Queen Creek Location

Joshua Ryan | Physical Therapist Technician

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
College: Carrington College
What I’m Passionate About: Phoenix Suns, basketball, family


Calling our office? You’ll be greeted by one of our wonderful team members Cindy H., MaryLee C. or Marcy A.

Above and Beyond Physical Therapy Front Office Staff Phoenix


Queen Creek Location
21321 E. Ocotillo Rd., Suite 122
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Ph: 480.987.1870
F: 480.987.9289

3201 W. Peoria Ave., Suite D800
Phoenix, AZ 85029
Ph: 602.866.2231
F: 602.866.2261