3321 E Queen Creek Rd #106 Gilbert, AZ 85297

on the SouthEast corner of Higley and Queen Creek Rd

by the Egg and I and Dairy Queen

Our mission is YOU. What is YOUR mission?

JohnnyAmerica
Show me a better bike than the one I got
If it makes any difference you can keep the lot
There's plenty of space in the parking lot
A head full of hopes
A pocket full of dreams
Handle bars coming apart at the seams


There goes Johnny America
Riding hard up Mission Hill
Some think he'll make it to the top today
Some say he never will
Though he's just a child at heart
He's old enough to fall
Nobody in 100 years
Can touch him faults and all


What you going to say about my little man
Take another shot, do the best you can
They're selling out souls in the grandstand
His cap peeled back
Got blood on his knees
Fighting back tears
Tearing through the breeze


There goes Johnny America
Riding hard up Mission Hill
Some think he'll make it to the top today
Some say he never will
Though he's just a child at heart
He's old enough to fall
Nobody in 100 years
Can touch him faults and all


He's come to far to fall
There goes Johnny America
Riding hard up Mission Hill
Some think he'll make it to the top today
Some say he never will
GO!
Go Johnny!
Go Johnny!
There goes Johnny America
Riding hard up Mission Hill
Some think he'll make it to the top today
I say he will.

I thought of my life, my roots, my upbringing, what I had and what I didn’t, my hopes and dreams, the education I was blessed to obtain,  the hills I’ve climbed, the falls I’ve had along the way, my wounds, the heartache and tears, my simple child-like views of the world and my desires to make it a better place.

Johnny America climbing up Mission Hill was me.  Johnny America is you.  We all have hills to climb, sometimes with encouragement from those who love us, some times without, and sometimes with others trying to tear us down.  Everyone has something they are trying to achieve in life.  A painful condition or injury can stop them in their tracks.

I love helping people to climb their hills, to encourage them, to give them hope.  It’s more than just a job to me. You might say it’s my mission.


And so, at Mission Physical Therapy, you might here us say, "Our mission is YOU," and ask, "What is YOUR mission?"  We will try to help you achieve it.  And then, when you've graduated from physical therapy, we might say, "Mission accomplished!"

Why call it "MissionPhysical Therapy"?

We get a lot of people who ask me why we named the clinic Mission Physical Therapy.  Having served a two-year mission for my church, many people assume it has something to do with that.  Indeed, my experience in South Korea was life-changing and has ever since been a source of inspiration for my life.  I even met my wife, Colleen, on my mission as she served a mission there, too.

When I was a young boy growing up in Southern California, I learned of the Spanish Catholic missions scattered throughout the Southwest to help people.  I remember going to the Mission San Buenaventura in the hills of Ventura.  Though not perfect, the missions were inspiring to me.

When my wife and I finally formed a limited liability company and were thinking of names, the combination Mission Hill came to mind from some of the experiences and feelings we had about missionary work, missions, and our last name, Hill.  So, we formed Mission Hill Group, LLC.

Having a different approach to physical therapy called the Movement Correction Method, I thought to call the practice the Movement Correction Clinic.  Quite the mouthful!  It wasn’t long before a found myself trying to explain the name to everyone who heard it.  The name had to go.

Our thoughts returned to Mission Hill as my wife told me of a song “Johnny America” by John Ondrasik, the singer/song writer of Five for Fighting.  Colleen said it made her think of me.  Here are the lyrics:

Mission PT FlatIron hike sunset

Songwriter: John Ondrasik
Johnny America lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

So, why orange and blue?  When I was choosing colors for our logo or name, I asked my daughter, Gretchen, which colors she liked.  She said, "Yellow and orange."  When I asked her why, she said, "Because they're happy colors."  I knew that orange had to be one of the colors.  It radiates energy and healing.


If ever you've seen a sunset in Arizona, they are pretty amazing.  Even the less spectacular ones have a nice fade of orange on the horizon with the last glowing rays of the sun fading to beautiful shades of blue as the sky darkens.


Orange and blue just seem to pop!

Mission PT orange and blue sunset