Ariana “Ari” Rader, Physical Therapist Assistant
Ariana “Ari” Rader, Physical Therapist Assistant, was born and raised in Yuma, AZ with her parents and younger sister. She received a scholarship to play softball at South Mountain Community College while earning an Associate of Arts degree. In 2015, she suffered a torn ACL and was unable to play softball her freshman season. Fortunately, after reconstruction surgery and rehabilitation, she was able to play the sport she loved for one more year. What she thought was a setback was really guiding her into her future career. December 2019, Ari graduated from Pima Medical Institute with a degree as a PTA. She especially enjoys off-roading, observing desert wildlife, and watching the beautiful Arizona sunsets. Because of her interest in treating the cervical spine, Ari has received extensive hands-on training in this field. Her fun and cheerful attitude helps all of her patients to progress and succeed.