Meet Our Staff

Our friendly group of Medical Assistants (MA’s) will greet you in the waiting area and take you back to an exam room. Here they will complete your patient history and prepare you for a consultation or procedure with your scheduled provider. Our MA’s work closely with our doctors to help make your visit to Southwest Spine & Sports as comfortable and easy as possible. Please feel free to ask them any questions – they are here to help!


Welcome Ellen – Massage Therapist

Ellen SchawelsonPlease join us in welcoming:

Ellen Schawelson, Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Qigong Instructor

“Moving from New York to Arizona with my husband and two children in 2002, I became licensed in Massage Therapy after extensive training. My desire to help people has fueled my passion about therapeutic massage, and I have many years of experience in a variety of settings. My areas of specialty include Therapeutic Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, and Swedish Massage, and I am able to customize each treatment to the individual’s needs.”

“Ellen Schawelson gave me a fantastic massage. She heard and listened to what I wanted and where I was aching. Her touch is firm, yet gentle and soothing. Not only is her technique wonderful — she also exudes a calmness in her voice and mild mannerism.”

—Michele K.