Physical Therapy and Respritory Therapy in Bullhead City, AZ

Lori Linville-Petrik, PT

Lori graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Kentucky in 1994. Accomplishments while at UK included receiving the Medical Center Wright Award for Outstanding Students along with being a member of the varsity track and cross-country teams.

Lori began her PT career in Denver, Colorado working at Craig Hospital which is consistently ranked as one of the top rehab hospitals in the nation in the treatment of spinal cord and traumatic brain injury patients. In 1998, a PT travel assignment brought her to the Bullhead/Laughlin area where she fell in love with the dry desert climate and has called this community home since that time.

Lori has spent the majority of her career working in the outpatient setting treating patients of all ages. She has a strong background in orthopedics treating pain and/or restrictions in the neck, back, and extremities whether caused by overuse, trauma, or the normal wear and tear associated with age. The large population of Seniors in this area has enabled Lori to gain many years of expertise in the treatment of joints affected by osteoarthritis.

Lori also enjoys treating the neurologically involved patient. Her 3 years at Craig Hospital along with 3 years working as the Rehab Coordinator at an inpatient facility in Bullhead City allowed her to gain valuable experience in the treatment of patients with neurological deficits such as CVA, Parkinsons, MS, and spinal cord injury.

In her spare time, Lori enjoys running and she and her husband, Tony, spent 11 seasons coaching the Laughlin High School cross-country team.

"My goal has always been to help patients achieve the highest level of function possible. The true reward from this job is not just seeing patients progress in the clinic, but also when I see them out in the community a year or two later and they are still active and enjoying life."

Jimmy Howard, PTA

Jimmy joined the Paragon staff in 2012 following graduation from the PTA program at Mohave Community College. He worked as a firefighter in the tri-state community until 2010 when he decided to serve his fellow citizens in a different capacity and enrolled in the PTA program. He grew up in Needles, CA so brings a strong commitment to this area. Jimmy lives in Bullhead City with his wife, Natasha, and their 2 little girls.

Brian Vanderpas, PTA

Brian joins the Paragon staff as a highly regarded graduate of the 2019 PTA class at Mohave Community College. He grew up in Lake Havasu City where his strong leadership and commitment to community led to the honor of Eagle Scout in 2014.

Adriana Gomez, Office Manager

Adriana has been the Office Manager for Paragon since 2012. Adriana grew up in this community graduating locally from Mohave High School. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.

Melissa Madero, Receptionist

Melissa works as the receptionist for Paragon. Her warm, friendly smile has welcomed patients into the facility since 2015. Melissa has lived in Bullhead City since childhood and graduated locally from Mohave High School. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 daughters.

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