Aaron founded OSR Physical Therapy in 2002 in Anthem, AZ. He received his BS in Biology from Graceland University in 1998, while playing college basketball. He then went on to receive his doctorate in physical therapy from Northern Arizona University in 2002.
From there he worked in an out-patient clinic in Sedona, AZ and at a skilled nursing facility in Mesa, AZ while developing plans for opening OSR Physical Therapy.
His professional interests are in sports medicine and orthopedics. Aaron specializes in out-patient orthopedics as well as post-surgical rehabilitation and functional training following injury.
Aaron is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NCSA), and is active in local business groups, Chambers of Commerce, church and charitable organizations. His hobbies and personal interests include: participating in sports, fishing, spending time in the mountains of Colorado, and traveling. Aaron and his wife, Kori, own OSR Physical Therapy, and together love spending time with their children, Emma, Sophie and Maci.
In 2007 Aaron was awarded the "Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce at Anthem Small Business Person of the Year Award" for his local support of Anthem and the surrounding communities. This strong community presence and OSR's mission to provide "Quality Rehabilitation through Personalized Care," has led to the expansion of OSR Physical Therapy across the greater Phoenix metropolitan area.
Vice President of Administration
Tyler joined the OSR team in 2009. With a background in the contracting business, his understanding of business management and customer service fits well in handling oversight of the administrative functions of the company. In working to facilitate daily operations, Tyler works closely with his team in process evaluation and design, staffing, training, promotions and supporting company strategies for growth. Tyler received his BA in Liberal Studies from Graceland University in 1995, has completed certificate courses in management from the WP Carey School of Business at ASU and VPA training with Measurable Solutions, a business education and consulting firm. Creativity, consistency and finding positive solutions are three key aspects of his work focus. His passion at OSR centers on building an empowered team of self-determined staff members who strive to "Raise The Bar," creating an environment which ensures excellence in patient care and, in turn, positive growth for the company. Tyler lives in Gilbert with his wife, Julie, and son, Owen. He enjoys the mountains of CO, both on foot and by dirt bike, as often as is possible.
Vice President of Public Relations
Born and raised in upstate New York, Scott grew up loving the outdoors. He would spend a lot of his free time running, biking, wrestling, and skiing. Scott's love for the Boston Red Sox and Patriots was instilled early on by his father. His thirst for adventure took him out West for schooling where he attended Colorado State and later NAU. It was at the NAU campus where he met lovely wife Lisa, and is now the proud father to three wonderful girls. Scott received degrees in Business Administration/Marketing Management with a minor in sculpture. He is a crucial member on a marathon run team who runs to provide clean water for our world's needy and thirsty. This run team allows Scott to combine his love for running with his passion and heart of service to others. Scott has enjoyed working in the Medical Field, but especially loves working in Physical Therapy where he has the opportunity to transform people's lives on a daily basis.
Staff, Executive Staff
Vice President of Operations
Troy Merckle, PT, DPT, CSCS attended Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas majoring in Biology and subsequently completing his Physical Therapy degree at Ohio State University in 1997. Additionally, he has earned his Certification by the National Strength and Conditioning Association as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Troy has spent his professional career in outpatient orthopedic medicine, with an emphasis in the sports medicine environment, a skill set uniquely appropriate for the patients he serves at OSR.
Troy has prescribed rehabilitation and performance enhancement programs for elite and recreational athletes at all competitive levels in gymnastics, football, basketball, baseball and soccer. His reputation and expertise have put him face to face with Olympic track athletes, NFL players (including participation in the NFL combines), professional basketball players and professional soccer players. Also staying busy with Major League Baseball, Troy served for 9 years as a physical therapist in the Cincinnati Reds organization and contributed as a consultant for the Washington Nationals.
Troy has spoken at several continuing education events, focusing on functional assessment, rehabilitation, and conditioning. He is an excellent communicator and is able to quickly gain the confidence of his patients and peers alike. Troy’s ability to combine functional rehabilitation, superb manual therapy skills and effective communication has proven highly effective in the treatment of the orthopedic and spine patients he helps on a daily basis. Troy and his wife, Amy, have 2 daughters and enjoy spending time together as a family.