Amy Brannon, PT, DPT, Cert-DN, Cert-SMT, Dip. Osteopractic, AAMT Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
The founder of TOPS Physical Therapy, Amy Brannon is a Licensed Physical Therapist with over a decade of experience, specializing in functional physical therapy, sports and work rehabilitation and athletic training programs.
Amy has a degree in Pre-Health Kinesiology from University of California, Berkeley, where she also served as the head student trainer for the Cal Bears football, softball and gymnastic teams. After completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University, Amy moved to Arizona and joined a world-renowned rehabilitation and training facility where she worked with a variety of professional athletes, first responders and general population.
For the past five years, Amy has developed an increased passion to work extensively with military, fire and police personnel on injury prevention and rehabilitation, as well as conditioning programs. Her entrepreneurial spirit is fueled by her desire to be of service to her community, and she and the team at T.O.P.S. Physical Therapy actively support local events.
In high school, Amy was an accomplished softball player, having received Santa Barbara’s All-County catcher of the year and Scholar Athlete of the year two times. Now, in her free time, Amy enjoys being generally active, whether it be running, swimming, lifting weights, or hiking… you can’t hold her down! If she’s not training for a race, she’s running one or volunteering for the event. If you see her at one of the many local races around the Phoenix area, greet her with an enthusiastic “Go Bears!”
Chad Bohls, MS, ATC/L, PES, EMT
Chad Bohls is a Certified Athletic Trainer, licensed in the state of Arizona. He has worked with all levels of athletes from high school to the professional level in a variety of individual and team sports. Also, having worked as an EMT, Chad understands the needs of the service sector to be in peak condition.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University and a Master’s degree in Sports Healthcare from A.T. Still University, Chad has been bringing his passion for athletic rehabilitation and conditioning to Arizona since 2004. In addition to his degrees, Chad is a Performance Enhancement Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as a certified ASTYM provider.
Chad enjoys sports, especially the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and the South Dakota State University Jackrabbits. But he reserves his die-hard fandom for his beloved home team: his wife and children.
Marri Keller, PT, DPT
Marri joins TOPS Physical Therapy as a licensed physical therapist, completing her doctorate of physical therapy from Northern Arizona University Biomedical Campus in May of 2017. She is a second-generation Arizona native. Yes, they exist! Family members’ successes with physical therapy and a life-long passion for exercise and wellness motivated Marri to trade a career in the financial sector for physical therapy. She is enthusiastic to hone her manual therapy skills to help patients optimize movement to improve everyday life. Marri is passionate about the mind/body connection and believes mindfulness is a key component in optimizing recovery. Her future endeavors include pursuing certification as a professional yoga therapist.
Outside of treating patients, Marri enjoys yoga, running, strength training, and being outdoors when the inferno of Phoenix permits.
Cassidee Ranger, Marketing Manager
Cassidee joins the TOPS Physical Therapy team as Marketing and Social Media Manager. She possesses strong leadership skills, vision, and conceptualization to develop an integrated plan with the creativity to achieve the best course of action. Cassidee is a recent graduate from Iona College, where she earned her degree in Business Management and played four years of Division I Basketball for the Gaels. While at Iona, Cassidee was also very involved in various clubs and groups. She was an officer in the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAACs) and the VP of the Business Club. As an avid learner and educational enthusiast, Cassidee has continued to further her education and is currently a graduate student at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. She will be graduating in May 2017 with her Masters in Business Administration.
When she is not attending school, or working as a Marketing and Social Media Manger, Cassidee likes to take spontaneous trips and travel the world. She is excited to be a part of the TOPS family and to pursue her passion in marketing and social media.
Leilani Andorfer-Lopez, Office Manager
Delivering outstanding customer service has always been an essential part of a day’s work for Leilani. As TOPS Office Manager, she is responsible for all office procedures, and uses her organizational skills to ensure smooth operations in a busy work environment. Leilani says she regularly finds herself drawing on her entrepreneurial skills and her education in business. Prior to joining the TOPS team, she managed and ran her own gift shop in Mesa, for several years. Leilani says TOPS is such a unique company because the team here shares a common vision for excellence, and has always made it a goal to know each patient personally and by name. The number of repeat patients, and personal friend and family referrals Leilani says, speaks volumes about the loyalty and trust TOPS has earned since opening just a short 3 years ago.
When she’s not in the office, Leilani enjoys exploring the great outdoors and spending time with her son.