Dr. AJ Kimmich PT, DPT
Owner, Physical Therapist
Dr. AJ is a native to Arizona and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Arizona State University where he majored in Exercise & Wellness. He went on to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine. During his time at the University of St. Augustine, he was able to learn manual therapy techniques from legends in the PT profession.
After working in a high-volume PT-mill for several years Dr. AJ decided to break free and start this company so that he could deliver the type of care that all individuals deserve to receive.
Dr. AJ has completed additional educational courses related to golf and has been certified by the Titleist Performance Institute. He has also taken several additional courses to perfect his physical assessment and rehab process related to runners. Dr. AJ uses his expertise in hands-on manual therapy along with a vast knowledge of movement correction to get the best out of his clients. He uses the appropriate higher level programming to bridge the gap between traditional Physical Therapy and Performance Training in a comprehensive whole-person approach.
In his free time you will find him on the golf course, spending time with family and friends, at the gym, or reading a book.
Dr. Hunter Johnston PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
Hunter received his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in athletic training, where he spent time evaluating and treating athletes on the BYU football and men’s volleyball teams. He then attended Eastern Washington University where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
His experience as a runner and triathlete, in addition to completing various courses specific to running help Hunter appreciate the mental and physical complexities of endurance sport injuries. He is a firm believer that our bodies are strong, robust, highly adaptable, and can change for the better with a few deliberate nudges like hands-on therapies and exercise.
Hunter chose to join the team at Pinnacle Performance and Wellness as their model of care promotes a long-term relationship between therapist and patient, and encourages treating the whole patient instead of just the knee, hip, shoulder, or back. Whether you are a skill athlete, strength athlete, endurance athlete, or self-proclaimed couch potato–this model plus Hunter’s ability to combine principles of athletic training, strength and conditioning, and physical therapy means patients can progress far beyond just “baseline” or “normal”.
When not in the clinic, Hunter enjoys doing any activity on two wheels, training for an upcoming race, listening to books, and trying to convince his wife Savannah that watching Tour de France highlights can be fun.
Why Choose Pinnacle Performance & Wellness
At Pinnacle Performance & Wellness, we believe in treating the whole body rather than treating an injury or medical issue in isolation. That’s why we offer an extensive range of services to help improve movement and function.
Our goal at Pinnacle Performance & Wellness is to facilitate healing and restore efficient movement as quickly as possible. To achieve this goal, we utilize our vast knowledge of human biomechanics, hands-on manual therapy techniques, and exercise prescription coupled with wellness principles such as sleep hygiene, nutritional guidelines, and stress management recommendations. This will give you the tools you need to overcome this injury and better prepare yourself for any and all future injuries.
We believe The Pinnacle Way is the best treatment plan to optimize human performance and create lasting changes over a lifetime of activity.