Dr. Shveta Jones
Shveta Jones spent the majority of her childhood in her native country of India before moving to Connecticut at age 15 to live with her aunt and attend school. Her aunt eventually retired to Sedona, Arizona, which is how Shveta found her way to the Grand Canyon State. Inspired by her paternal grandfather’s successful rehab following a stroke, Shveta began volunteering at a physical therapy clinic shortly after moving to the US. She was intrigued enough to pursue PT as a career path in college at Northern Arizona University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science (with a minor in physical sciences) in 2000. She went on to earn a doctorate in physical therapy from NAU in 2004.
As an orthopedics and sports medicine specialist, Shveta enjoys not only helping her patients get back to doing the things they love, but also giving them a whole new awareness and recognition of how to use their bodies.
When she’s not helping her patients live better, more active lives, Shveta enjoys hiking, running, working out, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her dog and husband.
Like most physical therapists, Shveta Jones originally got into the PT field because she wanted to help people. What she found after nearly 15 years of practice, though, was that most therapy organizations operated under a volume-driven practice model—one that forced her to see multiple patients per hour. That meant she only had 10 to 20 minutes with each patient before she handed them off to support staff. “The patients would perform their exercises independently for the most part, and I was not able to provide them with appropriate corrections or cues—or even monitor their exercises—because I was working on my next patient,” she says.
Burned out on this assembly-line mode of care delivery, Shveta began exploring the idea of opening her own practice. “I decided that if I was going to open my own practice, I was going to make sure that I could see my patients on a one-on-one basis,” she says.
She spent a year or so researching this sort of practice model and seeking guidance from her professional mentor, fellow PT colleagues, and successful business owners. Ultimately, she decided that going fully out of network would allow her the kind of treatment freedom that she—and so many PT patients—craved. Shveta’s dream became a reality on July 9, 2018, when she officially opened Strive Physical Therapy in Chandler, Arizona.