We are a small intimate practice that has been at this location since 2000. We find time to smile and laugh every day, but we are serious about providing quality care and respect to each and every individual who comes to our facility. Our staff will work with your doctor to return you to your optimal level of function.
Jerry Friedman, PT
New York University
Tanya “Tee” Southerland, PTA
Pima Medical Institute
Tee is a graduate from Pima Medical Institute with an Occupational Associate Degree of Physical Therapist Assistant. She is originally from San Francisco, CA and moved to Arizona in 2003. She has a tremendous passion to care for people and thrives on getting them better and stronger. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. Tee is also an avid Crossfitter and weightlifter and she is currently working on getting her Crossfit certification.
Joanna Rizo, PTT
Joanna has been with R & R Physical Therapy since 2013. She loves spending time with her family in Tucson. She travels whenever she can and enjoys furthering her education.
Ingrid Klune, LMT, CHMLDT, PTT, MA
Northern Illinois Univeristy
Ingrid has been with R & R Physical Therapy since 2017. Originally from Chicago, Ingrid has lived in Tucson since 2001. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Anthropology in 2002, and worked as an archaeologist in Illinois and Arizona. Ingrid made a career change to healthcare and has spent the last eleven years as a licensed massage therapist. In order to expand her skills, she made the move to physical therapy and is working towards a physical therapy program, emphasizing in women’s health. Ingrid is certified in manual lymphatic drainage, swedish and deep tissue. In her spare time, she enjoys belly dancing, gardening, travelling to see family in Germany, and spending time with her two cats, Saffron and Schatzie.
Kevin Vidal, PTA, BS | Clinic Office Manager
University of Arizona
Kevin is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science of Psychology and recently finished his PTA certification at PMI Tucson. He enjoys spending time with his Yorkshire Terriers, Reece and Conan.
Athena Simmons | Administrative Specialist
University of Arizona
Athena Simmons is a University of Arizona graduate (’15) who majored in psychology and minored in communication. She is originally from San Jose, California, and lived in Vernon, Arizona up in the cool White Mountains for eight years. After graduating from Show Low High School, she came to Tucson in 2010 for college. While in college, she was a part of many university organizations including the Wildcat Events Board, Operation Smile, Wildcat Dancesport, and also participated in the U of A’s Arizona in Italy study abroad program. Athena practices and competes in ballroom dance in her free time and aspires to attend graduate school in the near future.
Douglas Taylor | Collections & Billing Spcialist
University of Arizona | Eller College
Douglas has been with R & R Physical Therapy since 2015 and has worked in medical management since 2009. He was born in Tucson and graduated from Amphitheater High School. He is currently studying Business Administration and plans to achieve a Master’s Degree from Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. In his free time Douglas enjoys traveling the world, a wide array of sports and other outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.
Rosemary Gecosala, Founder