Dr. Neil G. Cottam has been practicing chiropractic in the East Valley for over 20 years. After attending Chiropractic College in Georgia in 1991, Dr. Cottam decided to return home to the Phoenix area to practice.
Based on patient condition and need, Dr. Cottam adjusts the spine and extremities using several techniques — including diversified full spine, drop table, lumbar flexion distraction, COX, and activator. He also does myofascial therapy and physiotherapy to correct muscular dysfunction around the joints and to aid in a more complete recovery.
Dr. Cottam’s focus of practice is to return the joints of the spine and body to full function. This is accomplished in the office through the use of Chiropractic Manipulative treatments, physiotherapy, and massage therapy. This combination of treatment therapies is a natural approach that targets both the movers of the joints (muscles) and the joint structures to accomplish a more complete recovery than massage or chiropractic alone.
Adam has been a team member since 2007. He completed the Professional Massage Therapy certification at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe, Arizona in 2007. Adam practices modalities in Swedish, deep tissue therapy, injury and sports massage. He has always been interested in integrating massage as a life skill. He finds satisfaction in knowing he can help people overcome pain in the body and attain better health.
Athena began her career in therapy in 1996. While completing her Chiropractic Assistant Certification, she honed her skills for trigger point release therapy and active release therapy, benefiting clients with acute and chronic pain. Her massage modalities also include Reflexology and acupressure. Athena is an empathetic and conscientious therapist who is truly invested in the health and well-being of her clients. Athena has been a team member since 2010.
Maria has been practicing massage with Cottam Health Partners since December of 2005. She graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2004. Maria specializes in deep tissue massage, sports massage and stretching, injury massage and Swedish. Maria was drawn to massage therapy through her care for others. She enjoys helping people overcome their pain and achieve better health and well-being.
Mara has been a licensed massage therapist for over 15 years. She graduated from the Swedish Institute of New York and has practiced therapeutic massage in Arizona, New Hampshire, New York and Connecticut. Mara practices modalities in relaxation, deep tissue, lymphatic drainage, neck injury therapy, post-surgery treatment, chronic pain and joint condition, and pre-natal massage and stretching. Mara is a married mother of three children. She has been a team member since 2008.
Mari has been a team member since 2010. She completed her Professional Massage Training at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in 2007. She specializes in Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, Reflexology and sports massage. Mari enjoys facilitating a peaceful healing environment where patients can unwind and rejuvenate.
Vanessa has been a team member since 2010. She completed her Professional Massage Therapy Certification at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe AZ in 2007. She practices modalities in deep tissue therapeutic massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, pre-natal massage and specific massage. Vanessa is an energetic and enthusiastic practitioner who truly invests herself in the well-being of her patients.