Balanced Physical Therapy

20325 N. 51st Avenue
Building 6, Suite 148
Glendale, AZ 85308




Our Team

Heather Chowaniec Brummett, PT, DPT, CMPT, CSCS, PMA®-CPT
Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor, Owner / President

Dr. Brummett completed her Bachelor's in Exercise Science and Chemistry in 1997 and graduated with distinction in 2001 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. She started her physical therapy career in 2001. Since then, Heather has worked with all ages in injury prevention as well as with those recovering from injury and surgery.  As a former professional dancer and high school athlete, she is passionate about specializing her work in dance and sports medicine.  She works with the dance community assisting dancers and all female athletes recover from injury and enhance performance.  She is a Polestar Pilates Educator and Pilates Instructor certified with The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA).  She has been teaching movement strategies with Pilates since 2002.  She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.   Heather continues to advance her knowledge by working on her OMPT certification in manual therapy with North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy  (NAIOMT).   Heather is a unique physical therapist, and has a unique clinic in Phoenix, AZ not only with the with the ability to incorporate Pilates principles into 1-1 physical therapy sessions for long-term results, but also to offer Pilates for fitness and wellness for improved life function. 


"My intention in starting Balanced Physical Therapy was and still is, to give each client genuine and thorough care to help make their life and function the best it can be.  Each client deserves the one-on-one, quality hands-on skill and attention from a specialist who can take the time and listen and provide the correct treatment in the shortest amount of time needed.  We strive to ensure that each client has this attention and meets their goals with physical therapy, Pilates, yoga, sports enhancement, fitness, massage, nutrition and overall health.  I want each client at our clinic to have a better understanding of their body - from knowing how to manage their pain and symptoms to proper posture and body alignment to prevent future injury and overall -- an improved life!  Clients should feel that they are exceeding the results that they wanted and possibly didn't even know they could achieve!"


When Heather is not leading the clinic and treating clients, she focuses on her family, spending time with her husband, Jason; their two daughters and two dogs; as well as her parents, Kathy and Mike.  She also finds time for "balancing" activities, including Pilates, running, hiking, swimming, training for sprint triathlons and dancing.

Crystal Holt, PT, DPT, CMPT, PMA®-CPT
Physical Therapist, Pilates Instructor

Dr. Crystal Holt graduated from the University of Utah in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.  Since this time she has worked in several outpatient orthopedic settings as well as occasional work in the home health care setting.  She has completed the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Program and is a certified Pilates instructor with the PMA.  She is pursuing her OMPT certification through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy Inc. (NAIOMT).  Crystal enjoys implementing both a hands on approach and whole body integration in order to help achieve each patient's maximum potential.  She values continuing education and has taken additional courses, such as kinesiotaping, in order to provide a variety of treatment options.  She draws upon her athletic background and her own experience as a physical therapy patient to better empathize and understand the psychological aspects of rehabilitation. 


Crystal joined the Balanced team in July 2013.  When she is not treating patients, she loves to play tennis, pickleball, ride her road bike, hike and wakeboard.  She is originally from southern Utah and loves to spend time with her family on their frequent boating trips, especially to Lake Powell. One of her biggest travel dreams is to go to London and watch the Wimbledon tennis championships.


Crystal thrives on helping each patient accomplish their wellness and rehabilitation goals in order to enjoy the best life possible.   She is motivated to make physical therapy a positive experience and enjoys educating and coaching each patient on their way to success.  "Every person has the power within themselves to get better.  If you desire to heal your body, you are on the way to recovery."

Katherine Princic, PT, DPT, RYT
Physical Therapist, Yoga Instructor

Dr. Katherine Princic graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2013 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree, with Distinction. She began her career in outpatient orthopedics in 2013, working with a wide variety of patients and conditions including post-injury, post-surgical, chronic pain, and vestibular disorders. She has pursued continuing education in vestibular therapy, as well as pelvic floor assessment and treatment. Katherine has been a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) since 2009, and she has taught group classes and private sessions for beginners and intermediate level students, as well as yoga for Parkinsons Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. She is also certified in PWR! (Parkinsons Wellness and Recovery) approach to exercise and well being for individuals with PD, and has experience working with adults with a variety of neurological conditions. She believes in the power of a balanced mind-body-breath retraining approach to overcoming pain and physical challenges.

Katherine joined the Balanced team in May 2015. She is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but has called Arizona home since 2003. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running, yoga, reading and cooking. Her greatest joy is spending time with family, especially her two nephews in St. Louis and Charleston.

Katherine strives to incorporate education and communication so that individuals feel informed and in charge of their health and well being. She enjoys helping people find comfort, peace and vitality in their bodies.



Albert Lazo, PT, MPT
Physical Therapist

Albert received his Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 1995 from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia.  He chose to begin his PT career in Arizona since it served a geographical mid-point for his family in Hawaii and his wife's family in Virginia.


An accumulation of a broad spectrum of continuing education with a focus on orthopedic & sports medicine rehab have contributed to Albert's 21 years of experience in providing post-injury and post-surgical care.  He has a strong clinical interest in the treatment of the spine utilizing McKenzie method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT).  For a number of years he has served as a Clinic Manager, as well as Clinical Instructor to PT students during their full-time rotations.  He implements two adages in his approach to PT: 'You're never too old to learn' and 'A body in motion, stays in motion.'  "I recognize the importance of staying physically active; learning much from my grandfather who lived all his nearly 104 years as my example of sound body, mind, & spirit.  I try not to work-out; instead I embrace the advantages of play - at every age, believing that it gives us the opportunity to keep exploring the wonderful abilities our bodies have to offer. Occasionally being sidelined by orthopedic injuries and a surgery himself, it has bolstered his empathy for clients as he guides them through their rehabilitation process.


Albert joined Balanced team in August 2016.  In addition to regular physical activities, including cycling, tennis, golf, or anything he can do in saltwater, he finds creative fulfillment in artistic endeavors like drawing, painting, and woodworking.  He credits his wife Karen with helping him appreciate the virtues of walking/hiking to further enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. 

Ade McCray, BFA-Dance, PMA®-CPT
Pilates Instructor

Ade has been working and healing lives in health, fitness and dance for as long as he can remember from his childhood in Africa.


He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and received his postgraduate degree from the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Upon graduation, Ade was contracted for six years with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich as a guest performer and choreographer. His love for dance helped him discover the benefits and beauty of Pilates, therefore earning his Stott Pilates education before joining the Balanced team in February 2011.  He has further trained in the Polestar Pilates Comprehensive Program and is a certified Pilates instructor with the PMA.


Ade’s other passions include music producing, swimming, traveling and spending time with his family.


“My intentions are to make sure that every client of mine leaves happy and fulfilled by their Pilates session experience, whether for rehab or just for the fun of it.”

Chrissy Barth, MS, RD, CFT, RYT
Registered Dietitian, Yoga Instructor

Chrissy Barth, RD, CFT, RYT, is an expert in the field of nutrition and fitness who is passionate about teaching others about optimal health and wellness by taking the confusion out of nutrition.  She was Arizonas Young Dietitian of the Year in 2007 and has been listed in the Whos Who of Executives and Professionals- Dietetics Honors Edition.  Chrissy joined the Balanced team in January 2011.  She is the founder and CEO of Live.Breathe.Nutrition., LLC, a nutrition coaching and consulting practice in Scottsdale, Arizona, where she serves as a national and local media spokesperson and nutrition consultant to sports teams, medical and training facilities, health clubs and spas, corporations, and local television news programs.


Chrissys expertise includes high performance nutrition for the athlete and executive, the nutritional management of eating disorders and disordered eating, youth nutrition, weight management, and medical nutrition therapy.  She is an Adjunct Faculty member at Paradise Valley and Glendale Community Colleges where she teaches human nutrition, sports nutrition, and weight management theory and also serves as a mentor to many aspiring future RDs and DTRs. 


Chrissy is a member of the American Dietetic Association and serves as the Consultation and Private Practice Chair of the Arizona Dietetic Association-Central board.  She is also a member of the International Sports Sciences Association, Yoga Alliance, Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, Dietitians in Communications and Business, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs- the latter in which she serves as the Incoming Newsletter Editor.  Chrissy received her undergraduate degree in human nutrition with a concentration in dietetics from Arizona State University and is currently a graduate candidate at ASU studying nutrition. 


An athlete and sports enthusiast, Chrissy enjoys spending time outdoors hiking and supporting many local athletic events in Arizona.  Last, but certainly not least, Chrissy is an avid yoga enthusiast and encourages many of her clients to incorporate yoga into their lifestyle.   


A few of Chrissy's favorite quotes...


"Just Do It!" - Nike


"Love Life & Live it to its Fullest in Happiness and Health "  - Dr. Myron Wentz

Michelle Logan,
Front Office Coordinator / Scheduling & Billing

Michelle received her degree in Medical Coding and Billing from Sanford Brown College in 2008.  She joined the Balanced team in September 2011. Michelle has worked in many aspects of the health care industry for over fourteen years and previously owned and operated a child care business for two years in Milwaukee, WI.

Michelle is a native of St. Louis, MO.  She spent all of her adult life in Milwaukee raising a family of four children. Presently, she has three grandchildren, all of which have resided in Phoenix since 2010.  She enjoys spending time with her church family and mentoring young single mothers.  She loves to travel and explore different cultures.  Michelle's most favorable hobby is home interior decorating, which she has done for over 20 years.

Michelle has a true passion for patient care as it relates to the spirit and emotional being of an individual.

Jeannine Singleton,
Pilates Coordinator