Welcome to Bustillo Physical Therapy

About Us


Putting Motion into Life....

Our goal at Bustillo Physical Therapy is to provide you with the highest quality physical therapy services enabling you to achieve your best level of function following injury, illness or surgery. 


How We Can Help You

 Your physical therapists at Bustillo Physical Therapy specialize in orthopaedic manual therapy, where tissue tolerance and mobility as well as the quality and quantity of joint motion are continually assessed. They proudly work with you to develop a plan of care tailored to your goals. 


Why Bustillo Physical Therapy?

At BPT, you will always be treated by a licensed physical therapist.  You will receive guided instruction by your physical therapist.  Orthopedic physical therapy requires continuous assessment and reassessment of pain an movement impairments  requiring the skill of a licensed therapist. 

Our Therapists


Karen L. Bustillo PT, DPT, OCS, CLT

 Dr. Bustillo has over thirty years of experience in orthopaedic, industrial, geriatric and vestibular rehabilitation. She founded Bustillo Physical Therapy in 2004 with a vision to provide one-on-one, hands on, expert care to her patients in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

An advocate for the physical therapy profession, Karen has served for many years with the Arizona Physical Therapy Association to advocate for physical therapists and their patients. She believes that each patient has goals that they want to achieve and through evaluation, manual therapy, specfic exercise and education for their condition, those goals can be achieved.

Professional Education
Doctorate of Physical Therapy - A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy – State University of New York at Buffalo, NYCertifications
Board Certified Orthopaedic Specialist - ABPTS
Certified Lymphedema Therapist – Academy of Lymphatic StudiesCredentialed Clinical Instructor - APTA

Outstanding Physical Therapist of the Year – 1999 Arizona Physical Therapy Association
Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association – Orthopedic Section MemberArizona Physical Therapy Association – immediate past Chief Delegate for Arizona

Recognition of signs and symptoms of a Type 1 chondrosarcoma: a case report. John D. Heick, Karen L. Bustillo, James W. Farris. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. July 2013

Karen enjoys treating patients with a variety of conditions. From her early days of athletic competition, to chasing her children around, to her current love of golf and fitness maintenance, Karen can relate well to people of all ages and physical abilities.


Liesl B. Iaeger, PT, DPT

 Professional Education
Doctorate of Physical Therapy - A.T. Still University School of Health Sciences, Mesa, AZ
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology  – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Professional Associations
American Physical Therapy Association – Orthopaedic Section Member

Arizona Physical Therapy AssociationAzPTA - East Valley District Representative

Liesl grew up in Gilbert, AZ and attended Gilbert High School.  She later graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. degree in Kinesiology.  After being involved in a motor vehicle accident and having to undergo physical therapy for personal injuries, she was inspired to pursue physical therapy as a career.  She attended A.T. Still University and received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.  She has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics treating surgical and non-surgical conditions.  Liesl continues to enhance her diagnostic and manual therapy skills by taking various continuing education classes.    In her free time she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

Jaclyn Gazzola, PTA

Professional Education

Associates of Applied Science PTA- Brookline College 2018  


American Physical Therapy Association – Orthopaedic and Oncology Section Member

The Arizona Physical Therapy Association Early Professional Special Interest Group  


Cumulative 4.0 GPA throughout 3 years education- Campus Directors List Award 2018 

GPA Presidents List 2015-2018 

Organization of PTA involvement for LungGevity Lung Cancer Awareness Phoenix AZ 2017 


Jackie was born in Queens New York, and attended Nazareth, Pennsylvania High School.  She moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2015, in which she continued to pursue her passion for the physical therapy field.  Jackie was able to witness the positive impact physical therapy had on others well being, specifically her father, who is previous NYPD\FDNY in which the lifestyle of the career had taken its toll on different joints, leading to joint replacements, and in turn physical therapy which granted him a pain free life.  Jackie possesses experience in neurology inpatient and outpatient orthopedic setting, and continues to expand her knowledge\skill any opportunity she can.  In her free time she enjoys hiking, going to the lake\beach, and spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends.  


Contact Us

Please contact us directly with any questions, comments, or scheduling inquiries you may have.

Feel free to fax any documents to (480)892-6045

Bustillo Physical Therapy

201 W Guadalupe Rd Suite 313, Gilbert, Arizona 85233

(480) 892-0808


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