Kevin Fay, PT, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and has been in practice for 14 years. His passion is for helping active people move better and perform better so that they can keep playing their sport, exercising, and staying active their whole life. This may entail helping them recover from an injury, a surgery, or some other painful issue. It may also involve working with someone to improve upon their performance with a sport (such as golf, tennis, soccer, etc), an activity (running, hiking, etc), or just a simple daily task (walking, maintaining balance).
Dr. Fay specializes in the evaluation and treatment of orthopedic and sports related injuries as well as screening uninjured athletes for inefficient movement patterns that potentially affect their performance. Patient treatments will include both injury-specific treatments, as well as generalized movement assessments as they relate to fundamental principles of a person’s daily activities or sport specific movements. This means that he can assess a patient’s primary complaint but also look for other movement dysfunctions that may be contributing to someone’s source of pain and movement inefficiencies. From this, a more comprehensive treatment and corrective exercise program can be obtained.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Dallas where he captained the men’s soccer team. It was his own injury experience while playing collegiate soccer and other sports that gave him the desire to pursue a career in physical therapy. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona from in 2004. He is a committed lifelong learner, attending continuing education seminars, workshops and conferences numerous times each year. Through his work and clinical internship experience he has worked with a wide variety of clientele, ranging from professional athletes, weekend warriors, post surgical patients of all varieties, and people who were very deconditioned.
Dr. Fay’s has a particular interest in working with golfers due to the unique and challenging demands that the sport places on the human body. He is a Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified Medical Level 3 professional specializing in assessment and treatment of golfers to help them move better and keep playing longer. The TPI education program for medical, fitness, and golf professionals has become the gold standard in the golf industry for assessing the body-swing connection, programming to correct imbalances and inefficiencies that can affect the way someone moves in their golf swing, and guide someone in a conditioning program to improve their overall performance for golf. Many of the top touring professionals on the PGA and LPGA have coaches, trainers, and therapists on their team who have gone through the TPI certification program. Working at Motus Performance with Chip Coleman, who is a TPI Fitness Level 2 practitioner and has worked with golfers of all skill levels over his 35+ year career, helps to create a one of a kind team approach for golf performance in Tucson.
Dr. Fay is a certified practitioner of Dry Needling with over 4 years of experience. Dry needling serves as a useful adjunct to his treatments to help reduce pain and muscle tension. He is also a certified Functional Movement Tape (FMT) practitioner by Rocktape and uses other taping strategies during the course of treatment. Taping often serves as a useful reinforcement strategy to more optimal postural and movement patterns and has served as a useful tool for helping patients feel better and move better for many years.
Dr. Fay has also had the unique opportunity to work 1-on-1 with stage performers over the last few years when various Broadway in Tucson tours comes to Tucson, including Sister Act, Cabaret, The Book of Mormon, Wizard of Oz, Kinky Boots, and many others.
When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children,
exercising, golfing, swimming, hiking in Sabino Canyon, and reading.