Arm, Elbow, Foot and Ankle, Hand and Wrist, Hip, Knee, Low Back, Neck, Shoulder, Spine


Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Sports Performance

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My approach to treating patients

At our office we treat all levels of athletes from the weekend warrior to the Olympic athlete. Our commitment to injury prevention, conditioning and training, rehabilitation, and sports psychology compliment our ability to take care of the injured athlete and improve the sports performance of the non-injured athlete.

By the way, you do not have to be an athlete to be seen at the Athletic Institute of Medicine. We do however give the same quality care and consideration to our non-athletic population that we give our elite athletes.

When you arrive at the Athletic Institute of Medicine, you will be required to fill out a comprehensive history to help determine the underlying cause of your problem. It is not uncommon to have patients present with a specific joint complaint that is the result of a problem elsewhere. Therefore, our patients undergo a comprehensive assessment of their CORE Spine-Pelvic-Hip Complex and upper and lower extremity kinetic chain. During this time, we will be looking for muscle imbalances, inefficient movements, joint motion deficits, and problems with CORE control, endurance, and strength. We also do a gait and sport and/or activity specific functional analysis. At that time, we will be analyzing motion in the sagittal (flexion-extension), frontal (lateral side to side), and transverse (rotation) planes.

After the initial assessment, we will initiate a treatment plan to help correct the underlying problem. If needed, we will use the latest in equipment and technology to help understand and treat our patients' problems. Often a comprehensive functional CORE stabilization training program will be all that is needed. This can be a very effective way to correct the underlying problem in a non-surgical manner. This program will be designed for each patient's specific needs. It will be started at a level that is safe but challenging. It will focus on strength and stability of the CORE Spine-Pelvic-Hip Complex. A strong CORE will help promote muscle balance throughout the body, allowing for efficient acceleration, deceleration, and dynamic stability of the entire body during functional movements.

Our goal at the Athletic Institute of Medicine is to get you back to your activities of daily living and/or sport activity as quickly as possible. I'm sure your visit with us will be an educational, pleasant, and rewarding experience.

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Contact Information

Athletic Institute of Medicine, LTD. 9475 East Ironwood Square Drive Suite 100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 View map Phone (480) 778-1400 Fax (480) 778-0400

Other staff in my practice


Physical Therapist working at our Scottsdale state of the art Physical therapy office. 480-778-1400

Vincent is a native of Queens, New York and moved to Arizona in July 2000. Vincent received his Bachelor's of Science in sports medicine at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California there, Vincent worked as a personal trainer for athletes and celebrities. He then attended the Arizona School of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona where he received a doctorate in physical therapy. Currently, Dr. Peries is a licensed physical therapist in Arizona and California. He is also a certified personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine. Vincent specializes in physical therapy for post-operative procedures and various musculoskeletal injuries, as well as sports specific training, injury prevention training and post-rehabilitation training. He also has first hand experience with spinal disorders and enjoys working with spine injuries. Vincent believes that a proper combination of postural efficiency, stability and flexibility is important in maintaining and restoring a healthy spine. Vincent also trains high school, college and professional athletes. Vincent is dedicated to keeping bodies healthy, minds enriched and spirits high.

Martha Office Manager and Surgery Scheduler

Patty Receptionist, Medical Assistant and X-ray Scheduler
Patty speaks fluent Spanish

Denise Billing and Claims

Brain Physical Therapy Assistant and Massage Therapist

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