Sandi Salazar MSPT, CSCS
Sandi Salazar, CEO and owner of FYZICAL Phoenix (formerly ATHLETICA Center of Excellence), founded Athletica in pursuit of excellence in all aspects of patient/ athlete care. The decision to join the FYZICAL team was an easy one as they share the same mission.
Sandi’s involvement in sports medicine began early as an athlete. Along the way she accumulated many honors including All-State honors in volleyball, basketball and softball in her senior year of high school, while also excelling academically (graduating 6th in her class). She went on to participate at the collegiate level in volleyball earning All-Conference and Academic All-American honors in a nationally ranked NCAA division II program. She attributes her injury free career to her dedication to training.
After graduating, Sandi’s passion for playing sports shifted to a passion for bringing out the inner athlete in all and inspire an active lifestyle. Since graduating, she has been involved as a trainer for both club volleyball and soccer teams and worked closely with a former Phoenix Sun’s Team physician. She has had the honor of working with professional basketball and football athletes as well as a former Olympian, but her passion is in developing the young female athlete and preparing them for lifelong success both on and off the field / court.
In 2007, after attending a seminar introducing her to the John Barnes approach to myofascial release, she quickly integrated this amazing structural body work with all of her patients. It has truly transformed the practice into a niche practice addressing the whole person the minute they walk in the door.
The practice continues to evolve, progressing into balance and vestibular dysfunction and it’s link to common orthopedic injuries in the athlete and its importance in preventing falls in the aging population.
In her spare time she enjoys touring the valleys many soccer fields, coaching volleyball, and watching her kids’ passion for sports and physical activity grow.
Mary Sindorf Office Manager
Mary received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Marketing from the University of Arizona.
Mary grew up in Phoenix Arizona and moved to Los Angeles after graduating to begin a career with JCPenney as a Merchandise Manager. She returned to Phoenix after 3 years and continued her career with JCPenney for a total of 13 years. In 2004, Mary left the retail environment to pursue a small business of her own as well as work on some real estate projects before being introduced to the Physical Therapy environment in 2006. She is an avid sports fan whose hobbies include volleyball, hiking, yoga, spending time with family/friends, music and travel.
Molly Hardtfelder PTA
Molly recently earned her certification as a Physical Therapist Assistant after graduating from Carrington College in early 2015. She was introduced to Athletica and the incredible world of myofascial release as a student. During her rotation as a student she witnessed the amazing results that many patients experienced. Molly became a full time member of Athletica after completing school. She has recently completed the John Barnes course Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release with plans to complete many more.
Molly was born and raised in North Carolina where she earned a BS degree in Elementary Education. After teaching for several years in Louisville, Kentucky she shifted her focus to physical therapy and moved to Phoenix. Since then she has had experience in both inpatient and outpatient facilities.