Welcome to Yuma Physical Therapy, Ltd.
If you are suffering from pain, whether from an injury or a chronic disease, at Yuma Physical Therapy, Ltd., we can help. Established in 1973, we are veteran-owned practice offering our patients outpatient physical therapy services to help them get back to living their lives free from pain and discomfort. We work closely with each patient, creating a customized treatment plan that will provide optimal outcomes.
We are honored to commemorate 50 years in the vibrant city of Yuma, AZ. Thank you, Yuma and nearby communities, for your incredible support throughout these remarkable 50 years!
Providing Physical Therapy Since 1973
Our services include sports injury rehabilitation, treatment of neck and back pain, post-surgical rehabilitation, and more. Over the years, we have provided physical therapy for Yuma Regional Medical Center and worked with home health agencies, extended care facilities, and nursing facilities. Today, our team continues to help patients of all ages throughout Yuma, AZ and the surrounding areas. We treat all parts of the body ranging from vestibular disorders to ankle and foot injuries. We accept many types of insurance, including AHCCCS and Medicare.
Meet Our Team
Carvin H. Short, PT
Carvin is a licensed physical therapist who joined the U.S. Army right out of high school. After a one year tour of duty in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, Carvin returned home and began studies at North Carolina State University as a premed student. In 1972, Carvin transferred to East Carolina University, where he graduated in 1975 with a BS in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Carvin moved to the Yuma area where he began practicing as a physical therapist at Yuma Physical Therapy, Ltd. Carvin brings 40+ years of experience in all areas of physical therapy to work with him every day.
Kirk J. Short, PT, DPT
Kirk is a licensed physical therapist who graduated from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2009. Prior to attending physical therapy school, Kirk was a professional snowboarder for several years and has experienced rehabilitation as a patient as well. Kirk has experience working with athletes of all types, including participating in the Medicine in Motion team which provides medical services for the ESPN Winter and Summer X-games. Kirk has been around the physical therapy profession his entire life and brings empathy and experience to Yuma Physical Therapy, Ltd..
Kimberly Morales, PT, DPT
Kimberly is a licensed physical therapist who graduated from Northern Arizona University with a doctorate in physical therapy in 2001. Kim’s first 12 years of practicing as a physical therapist were spent in Las Vegas, NV, working in many facets of the physical therapy profession. She gained experience in orthopedics and workers’ compensation while practicing at Kelly Hawkins Physical Therapy. Kim then ventured into pulmonary rehabilitation while working at Spring Mountain Rehabilitation and the rehabilitation of our veterans while practicing with the Nevada State Veterans Home skilled nursing facility in Boulder City. Her work experience also includes multiple years with home health agencies aiding in the rehabilitation of the geriatric population. In her more recent years, practicing physical therapy in the Las Vegas area, she chose to broaden her horizons even more and started working with the pediatric and neurological patient population at Deborah Lazarski Physical Therapy. Kim also has experienced great success with the evaluation and treatment of sacroiliac dysfunction in patients of all ages. Kim joined Yuma Physical Therapy in May of 2013 and brings a variety of knowledge and extensive experience to our practice.
“I injured my back and chose here for my physical therapy. Kirk and his staff were friendly and he took the time to explain how back injuries happen and why the exercises work. I appreciated this approach and that they have private rooms instead of just an open gym. My back is stronger now.”
“Never thought I would need physical therapy, but things happen. All the staff is awesome and super helpful. Every time I go in everyone has a smile on there faces. Always try to make sure your comfortable and do the best to help you recover as fast as possible. Everyone is friendly and put your health first 100% would recommend!”
“Tore my ACL last year and did my rehab with Yuma Physical Therapy. I had a great experience and came back stronger then ever on my knee. Within 5 months after my surgery with the help of YPT I was cleared to go skiing before the season was over! Appreciate the help very much .)”