Widd Workman, DPT
A native of Arizona, Widd Workman graduated from Gilbert High School with a baseball scholarship to Brigham Young University in one hand and an offer to play baseball for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the other. He decided to attend BYU for one year and played one season of baseball before he was extended a two year mission call for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He was asked to serve in the Des Moines, Iowa mission. He accepted the call but halfway through his mission he was drafted to play baseball by the Chicago Cubs. He did not accept the offer from the Cubs, however, since he still had one more year to serve in his Iowa mission. Upon his return, Widd was drafted by the California Angels to play baseball for their organization. At that same time Arizona State University also offered him a scholarship to come and play for the Sun Devils.
Widd chose to return to school and accepted the offer from ASU. He went to school and played one season with the Sun Devils when he was again taken in the professional baseball draft, but this time by the San Diego Padres in the third round of the draft. The time felt right now to give professional baseball a try so Widd accepted the offer from the Padres, married his high school sweetheart, Shayla Bradshaw, and was off four days later on his first baseball assignment. Widd played for the Padres and then the Dodgers until he was released upon career ending knee surgery.
Widd also had to undergo elbow surgery (Tommy John) after his baseball season at BYU. During his bouts with surgery and the consequential rehabilitation that resulted, Widd began to develop a growing curiosity with physical therapy. After retiring from baseball, Widd returned to school and finished his Kinesiology Degree at ASU. He was then accepted into the Arizona School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy program, where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy and is now the owner of Diamondback Physical Therapy with locations in Gilbert, and Queen Creek. Widd resides in Queen Creek with his wife and five children-four boys and one girl.
Winn Workman, DPT
Winn Workman was born and raised in Gilbert, AZ where he was the youngest of five children. His father’s love for baseball was instilled in him at a young age and he enjoyed playing it throughout his youth and through high school. He graduated in 2004 from Gilbert High School and then served an LDS mission in New York, New York shortly thereafter. Upon returning from his mission, Winn’s love for anything sports related directed him on the path of becoming a Physical Therapist. He earned his Bachelors in Exercise and Wellness from Arizona State University and continued his schooling at AT Still Univeristy. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2017 and was excited to start his career.
Since his baseball career ended after high school, Winn has gained a love for the sport of golf as well as a passion for treating others who love the game. Since becoming a Physical Therapist, Winn has become TPI certified by the Titleist Performance Institute and enjoys treating fellow golfers as well as his usual patients. Winn enjoys spending time with his wife, Holly, and their four children, Guess, Wake, Jersie and Ripp.
Jared Kitamura, DPT
Jared Kitamura was born and raised in Hawaii. He attended the University of New Mexico, where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science. He also played second base, left field, and designated hitter for the UNM Lobo baseball team, which won the Mountain West Conference in 2000. He went on to attend A. T. Still University where he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jared has been a licensed Physical Therapist in Arizona since 2006, and has experience in outpatient orthopedic therapy and also home physical therapy. He has worked with patients with a variety of conditions, including neurological, cardiovascular, respiratory, and orthopedic conditions. Jared currently resides in Gilbert with his wife and two sons.
Jeff Stearman, PTA
Jeff grew up in La Quinta, California where he was always active in playing baseball, and played 4 years of varsity baseball in high school. Following high school, he went to Brigham Young University on a baseball scholarship where he was a starting pitcher and was part of a Mountain West Conference winning team in 2001. Following his freshman year at BYU, Jeff served a two-year mission in Perth, Australia for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Upon his return he took his baseball career back up but following his Sophomore season required shoulder surgery after an injury that would ultimately end his playing career. The rehabilitation process that followed sparked Jeff’s interest in physical therapy, and a desire to help others get back to their passions in life.
Jeff moved to Arizona in 2007 and went on to finish his bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness at Arizona State University. He then went on to complete his degree to become a physical therapist assistant. Jeff has worked at Diamondback PT since 2010 and enjoys working with patients to help them achieve their goals. Jeff has also continued his passion for baseball as a coach and pitching instructor for over 15 years. He enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters.
Patrick Sheehan, PTA
Patrick was born in Massachusetts and grew up in Maine. His family initiated soccer and baseball programs in his home town in Maine where he played all through his early and teenage years. He played high school baseball and soccer but picked up golf, his true passion, when he moved to AZ to attend ASU in the 90's. Patrick has played in local qualifiers and mini tour events in AZ and CA and has aspirations on the PGA Champions Tour in the future. He worked for IBM in his years immediately out of college but went back to school to be a PTA in 2009 and has loved it ever since. He has extensive experience in all areas of physical therapy including sports injuries, orthopedic rehabilitation, neurological rehabilitation, aquatics, cardiovascular rehabilitation, geriatrics and spinal injuries.