MEET OUR STAFF
Brian Schwallier, PT, DPT, CSCS
Brian runs and is co-owner of our Arrowhead facility, which just opened in March 2013. He is a native of Arizona who graduated from the Northern Arizona University Physical Therapy program. Prior to PT school, he received a Bachelor’s degree of Exercise Science from Arizona State University. While in school, Brian participated on many athletic teams at all levels and was a tennis instructor for three years. With Brian also being a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist combined with his background, his passion is assisting others overcome injuries, prevent future injuries, and to achieve all their performance goals. Brian is married to Tonya Schwallier with 2 beautiful boys, Braxton and Brady. He enjoys family time, playing competitive sand volleyball, basketball, tennis and recreational running/fitness. He is also a college sports fanatic and supports his Alma Mater, Arizona State University…. Go Devils!
Christine Meconi, PT, DPT
Christine Meconi was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and has lived in Arizona for four years. Playing soccer all her life she has come across a few injuries that have lead her towards her Physical Therapy career. She attended Undergrad at Drew University in New Jersey receiving a degree in Environmental Science and Psychology. She was a collegiate athlete in which she won numerous awards including Woman of the Year for soccer and academics. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University. Currently working at the Arrowhead Location, she enjoys treating general orthopedics and sports injuries. She will be furthering her career by receiving her certificate in Dry Needling.
In her spare time her hobbies with her husband include hiking with their dogs, mountain biking, trail running, cooking, and traveling. She recently visited Europe with her husband on their honeymoon; she was recently married in Sedona.
Andy Gilligan, PT, DPT, ATC
Andy was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio before going on to complete his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy respectively at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; graduating in 2016.
Since graduation he has specialized in treating both recreational and high level athletes in all sports, especially overhead athletes. He spent 2017 as the Rehab Coordinator for the Miami Marlins Baseball Organization before leaving South Florida and returning to work here in the Valley.
He enjoys running, hiking, camping, and strength training to maintain his health and fitness and to promote the same in his patients. In addition to his degrees, he is dry needling certified and is pursuing his CSCS (Strength and Conditioning) accreditation.
Colter Hatfield, CSCS
Colter Hatfield was born and raised in Peoria, Arizona and is the youngest of three. He got his Associate’s Degree from GCC, where he then moved to ASU and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise & Wellness. Finally, he obtained his CSCS Certification. Colter knew he wanted to be a strength and conditioning coach at 16 years old. In high school, he was known as “gym rat,” because it seemed like he never left. As his love for self-improvement grew, he started training other athletes who came to him for help. From that point forward he pursued his education to make his coaching career happen.
While earning his degrees, he was also building his experience in the field with several jobs and internships. He was an intern performance coach at EXOS, where he worked with the 2017 NFL Combine athletes on speed and agility along with other MLB and NBA athletes. He also worked as a clubhouse assistant for the Milwaukee Brewers MLB team for 2 years. He went back to his high school, Centennial, and spent a year as assistant strength coach, taking them all the way to the state championship. He loves the Arizona cardinals so much; this will be his 6th season as their ball boy/team assistant. Colter’s dedication to strength and fitness has leaded him to the center, where he has been the performance coach since 2017 and operates out of the arrowhead location.
He is a sucker for the outdoors, so much so it’s where he married the love of his life in September 2017. He and his wife have a chocolate lab named Ryder, and enjoy taking her camping and swimming in the lake.