Carefree Physical Therapy was established as a sole proprietorship by Cynthia Driskell, PT in September, 1987. The practice at that time was named Foothills Physical Therapy. Cynthia was a new resident of Cave Creek in 1985, and established her business with an outpatient office to serve her home community. The original location was 7518 Elbow Bend Road with 900 sq ft. Given the small town population of Cave Creek and Carefree at the time, she built her local business by also contracting with the area hospitals to provide home care physical therapy visits. Her territory included stops from Bell Rd in Phoenix to Black Canyon City.
In 1996, we moved to accommodate our growth in services and additional staff members to 100 Easy Street, adjacent to the Carefree Sundial. Our office was 2,000 sq ft with additional rehab equipment and classes. The business was incorporated as a professional corporation in 1995, continuing dba Foothills Physical Therapy. We participated in community events such as the Foothills 10K, Desert Foothills Land Trust, local club and high school sports, and Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk.
In 2005, we changed our name to Carefree Physical Therapy. This was done, in part, to eliminate confusion for insurers and referral sources with a larger corporate practice in the Phoenix area. Our new name reflected our ongoing local presence in Carefree.
In 2007, we moved to our present location at 7208 E. Cave Creek Rd, the northwest corner of Tom Darlington Rd and Cave Creek Rd. With 4,000 sq ft, we were able to again extend our staff, equipment, services and classes. It is our pleasure to continue to thrive as a local business and to be of service and provide physical therapy care to our friends and neighbors in Carefree and Cave Creek.
Cynthia Driskell, Owner & Founder of Carefree Physical Therapy