Julie Hastings, MD

Julie Hastings, MD

Whether you’re an avid athlete, weekend warrior, or grandparent who wants to be able to keep up with you grandchildren, we all depend on our musculoskeletal system to do the activities that bring us joy and keep us healthy. I strive to provide each patient with a precise diagnosis, education, and comprehensive and customized treatment plan to help you get back to the activities you enjoy.  I truly believe that movement is medicine and look forward to helping you reach your goals.


MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

BA in Community Studies and Women’s Health, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA


Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO


Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine, Desert Spine & Sports Physicians.

Board Certification

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (anticipated in 2020)


American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Spine Intervention Society

North American Spine Society

Research and Publications

Hastings JA, Macheck M.  Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women, Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, 10.1007/s40141-020-00259-3, (2020).

Hastings JA, Forster JE, Witzeman K. Joint Hypermobility Among Female Patients Presenting with Chronic Myofascial Pelvic Pain. PM R, 2019 Nov; 11(11)

Starsota A, Hastings JA, Nazem S, Ronzitti S, Goulet S. Impact of Opioid Prescriptions on Suicide Risk Among Veterans with Musculoskeletal Disorder (MSD) Diagnoses. American College of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dallas, TX: 10/2018.

Sullivan W, Hastings JA, Gale B. “Nonsurgical Pain Management”. Spine Care in an Aging Population: Surgical and Non-Surgical Options. Brooks and Strayer Eds., October 2019. Thieme, NY.

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We are here for you. We continue to offer Telehealth visits (select insurances cover this) in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Also while Arizona has lifted its mask mandate, we are still maintaining mask protocols in addition to social distancing and sanitization protocols in order to protect our patients and employees.