Eric helps keep active adults and athletes healthy by finding solutions to their problems, after an injury or surgery, so they can live their lives with purpose.
He was first introduced to physical therapy as an injured youth athlete, in hopes of returning to competitive basketball. After dealing with his own severe health issues as a young adult, and when as a college basketball player suffering an injury requiring a major surgery, physical therapy changed his outlook on keeping active and healthy. After that, he switched majors and never looked back.
After becoming a PT, he worked in several different clinics where quantity of patients seen ranked higher than quality provided. Everyone also seemed to get similar forms of treatment, without concern for the individuals specific problems.
Out of frustration with the way his patients were being treated, he founded Bloom Performance and Rehab.
Everyday people in east valley consult Eric Bloom looking for ways to get back to their active lifestyles faster. “I love to see people living fulfilling lives,” he says. “Sometimes the only thing standing in the way of that is physical ability and that’s how I can help.”
He received his B.S in Kinesiology from San Jose State University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University. He then completed an orthopedic residency at Mercer University.
He is an Orthopedic Certified Clinical Specialist, completed training in dry needling from Mercer University, and is certified in spinal manipulation from the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy.
In Eric’s free time he plays golf, travels with his wife, Rosemary, coaches boys’ basketball at Campo Verde High School, and serves as Chairman of the Board for East Valley Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Chad is a nationally Certified Athletic Trainer and licensed in Arizona by AZATA since 2005. Chad moved to Valley of the Sun from South Dakota in 2004. He has been part of Bloom Performance and Rehab since March 2020.
Chad received his bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from South Dakota State University and then a master’s degree from A.T. Still University in Sport’s Health Care (Athletic Training). Chad is ASTYM and VRS certified and also earned a Performance Enhancement Specialist credential through the American Academy of Sports Medicine. He has extensive history in working with athletes and weekend warriors from children all the way up to professional.
Chad enjoys spending time with his wife Natalie, son Colter, and daughter Raegan. He also enjoys working out and anything that has to do with South Dakota State Jackrabbit athletics.
Frank joined the physical therapy world in 2014 and has not looked back. It all started with a slight curiosity about PT, which has now developed into a lifelong passion. In addition to simply wanting to be a part of the field, he is now currently enrolled in school on track to one day becoming a licensed provider himself.
When Frank is not in clinic, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog, abusing his body in basketball, and traveling the world!
Matt is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is the leading nonprofit exercise professional and health coach certification organization in the United States. After getting into fitness himself and being exposed to strength training, he needed to share what he learned and benefited from with others, so Matt studied for a year to prepare for the ACE personal trainer certification exam. Once he had his certification, he was ready to teach and coach what he’s learned. Strength is Matt’s passion and he wants to help people understand its importance in our lives and understand the process of obtaining it.
Matt coaches all kinds of people in strength training, from teenage athletes to seniors, from the young and healthy to those with difficult health challenges. Everyone has a place they can start and everyone can benefit from strength training to improve their health and quality of life, especially as we age. Matt’s desire is to help people see and experience the benefits from doing the hard thing and getting stronger as a result.
Irene started working in physical therapy in 1996. She started as a tech and front office and quickly learned billing. She has worked with Orthopedics, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Hand Therapy, both in and out patient rehab. She loves her job and getting to know and help patients.
In her spare time she loves spending time with her husband and two dogs, and constructing buildings for their train lay out.