Services

At Pro Active Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to providing high quality, customized care to each patient. We provide a comprehensive range of services designed to restore strength, mobility, endurance, balance and function. Our therapists are trained in a wide variety of treatments and techniques allowing us to return patients to the highest level of function as quickly as possible.

Services Include:

Aurora-Southlands

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 7:30 am – 12:30 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehab
  • Pre & Post-Surgical Rehab
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation & Return to Sports
  • Total Joint Rehab
  • Functional Movement Screenings
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
  • Work Injury Rehab
 

  • Spine Rehab
  • “Bumps and Bruises” Program
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Graston Technique
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Headaches/Migraines and Dizziness

Wes Riggs, PT, DPT
Owner/Director Pro Active Physical Therapy Aurora-Southlands
Certified Active Release Technique
Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling
Certified Graston Provider

Wes has been practicing physical therapy for over 12 years in the outpatient orthopedic setting. He founded the Aurora-Southlands branch of Pro Active Physical Therapy in 2009. Wes received his undergraduate degree from Ohio Wesleyan University in 2001. While at Ohio Wesleyan he also pitched for the varsity baseball team. He obtained a clinical doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2005.

Wes has advanced certifications in Functional Trigger Point Dry Needling, Active Release Technique and Graston Soft Tissue Mobilization. He has extensive experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, sports injuries (youth to professional/Olympic) and neuromuscular impairments across age groups and ability levels.

Wes’ clinical interests include, injury rehabilitation and prevention in athletes, overuse injuries in youth athletes and treating sub occipital headache pain. Wes also volunteers his time working with the Colorado Avalanche as well as the Grandview High School and Cherokee Trail High School sports teams.

Outside of work Wes enjoys spending time with his wife Lyndsie, daughter Harper and all varieties of sports.

Andrea Becker, PT, DPT, ATC

Andrea entered the Physical Therapy Profession in 2005, after graduating from Regis University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Previous to completing her PT degree she earned a dual Bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Biology and HPER with an Athletic Training emphasis. Andrea has worked in an outpatient orthopedics setting for the past 12 years. Where she has been able to utilize her additional trainings and certifications in Dry needling, ATC (certified Athletic Trainer), and manual therapy skills, including joint manipulations, and soft tissue mobilizations. Andrea and her husband Eric have 3 daughters and enjoy camping together. In her spare time Andrea spends time coaching her daughters in softball and volleyball as well as cheering them on in soccer and karate with her husband.

Ricky Huber, PT, DPT

Ricky is trained in Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (ISATM) and specializes in orthopedic therapy. He graduated from Florida International University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. For his undergraduate degree he studied at Georgia Tech and achieved a BS in Biomedical Engineering. Ricky enjoys snowboarding, soccer and exploring the great outdoors with his fiancé, Brittany. Ricky has a passion for serving others and strives to help his patients regain their strength and confidence needed to be the best version of themselves.

Taya Skarda, PT, DPT, CSCS, COMT

Taya is a North Carolina native with a passion for any outdoor activity and enjoys working with all age groups of athletes and weekend warriors. Taya has received her doctorate in physical therapy at Regis University and has worked in outpatient orthopedics for 10 years. She takes pride in continued education receiving certifications in dry needling, strength and conditioning, and orthopedic manual therapy. Her current interests are with cervical spine dysfunction and its impact on vestibular symptoms as well as post-concussion syndrome. Outside of work Taya enjoys hiking, rock climbing, snowboarding and traveling with her husband and 5-year-old son. Go TAR HEELS and Broncos!

Kristin Bibbins

Kristin Bibbins is our Front Desk Administrator and has been with Pro Active for two years. She is in charge of scheduling patients, working directly with insurance companies and taking care of the needs of the clinic. Kristin is also a licensed massage therapist who graduated from the Cotiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Arizona in 2014. She massages on Saturday mornings at the clinic, specializing in deep tissue and neuromuscular therapy. When not at work she enjoys yoga, hiking and spending time with her son and husband.

 

Strasburg

Hours:
Monday/Wednesday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Services

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Pre & Post Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation & Return to Sports
  • Spine Rehab & Manipulation
  • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Adolescent Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • “Bumps & Bruises” Program
  • Headaches/Concussion Management
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Hand Therapy
  • Massage Therapy
  • Active Release Techniques (ART)
  • Fall Risk/Balance Assessment

Kevin Cowell, PT, DPT

Kevin is originally from Southern California where he received his Undergraduate Degree at Azusa Pacific University and then continued his education at Regis University in Denver, Colorado where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. As a clinician, Kevin has a passion for orthopedics where he strives to facilitate the care of patients and seek to improve the health and quality of life for the community. Kevin has continued his pursuit for providing optimal care by receiving Certifications in Active Release Techniques (Cert. ART) and as a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (Cert. VRS). In his spare time, Kevin enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and camping in the Rocky Mountains with his family and pup, Dakota. Kevin has been with the Pro Active family nearly 2 years and is excited to continue his care for the Eastern Plains as a Physical Therapist at our location in Strasburg, Colorado.

Daniel Stoot, PT, DPT

Dan is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado and completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As a clinician, Dan takes great pride and joy in being a facilitator to those in need and assisting patients on their journey from dysfunction to return to function. When not treating patients Dan loves spending time in the Rocky Mountains fly fishing and camping. Dan enjoys treating a wide variety of orthopedic conditions and is currently working at our location in Strasburg, Colorado.

Eaton

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Services

  • Outpatient Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation
  • Functional Return to Work Programs
  • Sports Medicine
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
 

  • Work Conditioning
  • Fitness Programs
  • Worksite Consultations
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Active Release Techniques (ART®)
  • Athletic Training Services

Kate Farner PT, DPT, ATC, Cert. VRS
Physical Therapist/ Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified Active Release Technique Provider
Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling Provider
Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist
Co-Owner/ Director- Eaton Center

A native of the California desert, Kate moved to northern Colorado in 2003 and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science (Athletic Training) from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006. She earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2011. Kate is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. She has been working with the Justin Sportsmedicine Team for the past 12 years, treating acute and chronic injuries for professional rodeo athletes in the Rocky Mountain region. Kate is Full Body Certified in Active Release Techniques and is a Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling Provider. She also works closely with area doctors and schools to manage athlete and adult concussions and has become a Certified Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist. Kate is a preceptor for the UNC Athletic Training Program, mentoring future certified athletic trainers. She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, occupational injuries, concussions and vestibular disorders. Kate is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association- Colorado Chapter, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, and the Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association. She enjoys the Colorado outdoors, riding horses, snow skiing and spending time with her family and friends.

Kristen Holman PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling Provider

Kristen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Program in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. She is a certified trigger point dry needling provider and has attended additional training in the areas of pediatrics, vestibular evaluation and treatment, kinesiotaping, and manual skills. Her focus is on providing individualized care to her patients utilizing a function-based approach with evidence-based practice. She enjoys working with people of all ages and has extensive experience with pediatrics as well as general orthopedics conditions, injury prevention, neuromuscular disorders, and vertigo. She is a Colorado native who enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.

Kaleb Zier PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Kaleb was born and raised in a small farming community in Basin, Wyoming. At the University of Wyoming he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Kinesiology and later obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Jamestown in Fargo, North Dakota. In high school he was involved in numerous sports; football and basketball being his favorite. During his time as an athlete he had his fair share of injuries and multiple surgeries that introduced him to the physical therapy world. Kaleb enjoys working with patients of all ages to get back to what they love doing. He is looking forward to progressing his manual therapy skills and getting his Manual Therapy Certifications. On his off days you can find him going to a football game, hiking, and going for random road trips with friends and family.

Erin Amundsen OTR, CHT
Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist

Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in 2004. She received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from CSU in 2006. She is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. Erin has practiced in several states and worked internationally as a Registered Hand Therapist in New Zealand. Erin’s clinical interests include: upper extremity trauma, fracture and tendon management, and neurological disorders. She specializes in treatment of the upper extremity and hand, providing services at Pro Active Greeley and Eaton locations. Erin is a Colorado native. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband Mark. She enjoys traveling, sports and local microbrews.

Alan Parker MS, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer

Alan Parker is a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer who works with athletes to prevent, evaluate, and rehab injuries and medical conditions. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Colorado State University-Pueblo as well as a Master’s Degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training from Indiana Wesleyan University. Alan has worked in the high school, university, and clinical setting in his time as a professional ATC. He believes attitude and a positive mindset are key values that go hand-in-hand with traditional medicine and are important in the maintenance of healthy athletes. Alan strives to create lasting relationships, which he finds is vital to patient recovery and well-being. In his free time, Alan enjoys reading comics, playing video games, and watching football. Go Broncos!!

Greeley

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Services

  • Outpatient Physical Therapy
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Post-surgical Rehabilitation
  • Certified Hand Therapy
  • Certified Manual Therapy
  • Functional Return to Work Programs
  • Ergonomic Evaluations
  • Sports Medicine
  • Industrial Rehabilitation
 

  • Work Conditioning
  • Fitness Programs
  • Worksite Consultations
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Muscle Activiation Technique
  • Active Release Techniques (ART®)
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations

Darrel Martin, MSPT, ATC
Physical Therapist /Certified Athletic Trainer
Certified Active Release Technique Provider
Certified Muscle Activation Technique Provider
Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified Provider
Co-Owner Greeley/Eaton
Co-Director Greeley

Darrel received his undergraduate degree from University of Northern Colorado in Kinesiology (Athletic Training) and minor in Biological Science in 1996. He received a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Colorado Health Science Center in 1998. Darrel is a Licensed Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer. Darrel has been treating athletes of all ages in Northern Colorado as well as the Denver Broncos (1995-2004). He holds manual therapy certifications in Active Release Techniques (ART), Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT), and Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) . Darrel specializes in treatment of orthopedic injuries, sports injuries, cumulative trauma disorders, and occupational injuries. Darrel has been treating patients in Greeley and surrounding areas for 20 years. He and his wife Sara have two children, Walker and Rylee. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, fishing, golf, coaching and chasing his kids in all their sporting events.

Todd Smith, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Board Certified Orthopedic Physical Therapist
Certified Active Release Technique Provider
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Certified Provider Trigger Point Dry Needling
Co-Owner- Greeley/Eaton
Co-Director- Greeley

Todd received his undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Human Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in Human Anatomy and Neurobiology in 1996. He received a Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy (1998) and later completed his transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2008) from Regis University. He has over 20 years of Clinical Outpatient Orthopedic and Sports Medicine experience. He has served as affiliate faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy program at Regis University. Todd has successfully passed the Orthopedic Specialty Examination through the American Physical Therapy Association. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has been certified as an Active Release Technique (ART) provider. He has extensive experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, sports injuries (amateur to professional levels) and occupational injuries. Todd’s passion is to further develop his skills as a manual-based orthopedic Physical Therapist through a commitment to life-long learning. He enjoys time with his wife Stacy, son Tate and daughter Madeline.

Dan Goss, OTR, CHT
Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist

Dan received his Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 1993. He began his career in Lake Havasu City, Arizona where he specialized in hand therapy. In 1999, he joined the United States Navy as a Medical Service Core officer focusing in hand therapy. He spent the next 11 years as a hand therapist, working side by side with 9 board certified hand surgeons. His last duty station was in Washington D/C, where he was in charge of the Occupational Therapy Department at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While there he also was assigned head of the Outpatient hand therapy program at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D/C. During the 4 years of his assignment in Washington D/C, he had the opportunity to work with Senator’s, Congressmen, military personnel, their families and military personnel who were injured in the Iraq or Afghanistan war.
Dan has been a hand therapist for over 19 years. During that time, he has made over 5000 custom splints and treated everything from tendonitis, carpal tunnel, upper extremity fractures to burns, gun shoot wounds, IED blast injuries and poly trauma.
Dan is a native of Colorado and has returned home to Northern Colorado with his wife and 2 kids. In January 2013, Dan joined the outstanding team at Pro Active Physical Therapy where his 19 years of hand therapy experience are at work.

Bryana Dacus, DPT
Physical Therapist

Bryana is a Greeley native and is excited to be working in the community she grew up in. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sports Medicine from Colorado State University. Bryana also received a minor in Spanish and grew up in a bilingual household. She has been with Pro Active since 2012 and is passionate about helping people recover from orthopedic injuries and get back to doing what they love. She also has special interests in manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation. Bryana is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and is committed to providing patient-centered care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her new husband Zane, and staying active at the gym or in the beautiful Colorado sunshine with family and friends.

Jackie Smith, DPT
Physical Therapist
Certified Active Release Technique Provider

Jackie is a Licensed Physical Therapist and a Certified Active Release Technique Provider. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia in 2012. Jackie then moved to Florida to attend The University of St. Augustine and she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in 2015. Since then, she has been exposed to a variety of injuries and populations, and has earned certification in Active Release Technique (ART) as a provider to improve her manual therapy skills. When she is not working, Jackie enjoys tennis, skiing, and exploring Colorado!

Erin Amundsen OTR, CHT
Occupational Therapist
Certified Hand Therapist

Erin received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Colorado State University in 2004. She received her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from CSU in 2006. She is a licensed Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist. Erin has practiced in several states and worked internationally as a Registered Hand Therapist in New Zealand. Erin’s clinical interests include: upper extremity trauma, fracture and tendon management, and neurological disorders. She specializes in treatment of the upper extremity and hand, providing services at Pro Active Greeley and Eaton locations. Erin is a Colorado native. She lives in Fort Collins with her husband Mark. She enjoys traveling, sports and local microbrews.

Rachel Lehman, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant

Rachel is a Physical Therapist Assistant from Ames, Iowa. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Iowa State University, and continued on to become a PTA at Mercy College of Health Science. When Rachel is not at the clinic she loves spending time with her husband, hiking, playing volleyball, and enjoying all that Colorado has to offer.

Highlands Ranch

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Services

  • Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation & Return to Sports
  • ACL Prevention Jump Program
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Headaches / TMJ Dysfunction
  • Myofascial Release
  • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Adolescent Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Total Joint Rehabilitation
  • Rock Tape Certified Provider

Dennis Martin, PT, ATC, Cert. ART, Cert. DN
Owner/Director

Dennis is a dual credentialed provider who has more than 20 years of clinical and field experience in athletic training and physical therapy. Dennis earned his degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in athletic training at the University of Northern Colorado in 1995. He finished his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 1998, where he was honored with a clinical achievement award and excellence in research. Dennis worked at the Steadman Hawkins clinic for six years, where he experienced countless hours of surgical observation and worked three seasons assisting the Denver Broncos during training camp and game coverage. Dennis is the co-founder of Pro Active Physical Therapy, which has been in business since 2006. Beyond his extensive clinical experience, Dennis has completed hundreds of hours of clinical education with emphasis in Active Release Techniques, spinal manipulation, trigger point dry needling and concussion evaluation and management. Clinically, Dennis has a special interest in postoperative management of the extremities, acute injury evaluation, management of spinal dysfunction and headaches. When Dennis isn’t working he spends his time with his three son, Mitch 20, Conner 18, and Landen 12.

Ryan Palkoner, PT, MPT, Cert ART, Cert DN

Ryan Palkoner is in his 17th year of clinical practice after receiving his Master of Physical Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University. Ryan’s background consists of advanced training in joint manipulation and soft-tissue mobilization including Active Release Techniques (ART) which has emerged as the Gold Standard in myofascial release. He is a certified McKenzie provider and also holds a certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling (Cert DN) from the Spinal Manipulation Institute. As a clinician, Ryan has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedic settings and has utilized Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and its many tools as well as Kinesiology Taping Techniques for over 15 years. Ryan is part of the Ironman
Provider Network and has been part of the medical staff attending several Ironman Triathlons, the AVP Pro Volleyball Tournament and the Carlsbad Marathon which has given him the opportunity to treat a multitude of injuries in numerous professional and recreational athletes.

In addition to being a seasoned and practicing Physical Therapist, Ryan lectures around the country teaching practitioners from a variety of disciplines in the areas of manual release techniques, IASTM and Kinesiology taping. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Section.

Matt Franzino, PTA

A native of Long Island, NY, Matt has worked with Pro Active Physical Therapy for over 5 years. Starting as a Physical Therapy Aide, Matt has since continued his education at Pima Medical Institute in Denver, CO, where he received his license as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2016.

Matt has experience in both inpatient and outpatient therapy, having strong interests in manual therapy and orthopedics, while aspiring to be an Active Release Technique (ART) provider in the near future. Clinically, Matt believes therapy should be safe, effective, and efficient, but puts a huge emphasis on educating and building a rapport with his patients.

In 2015, Matt and his wife gave birth to their first child, who he loves spending time with, in addition to exploring Colorado, including both the outdoors and the restaurant scene. Matt also has a passion for golf, and watching his favorite sports teams play.

Centennial-Southglenn

Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: By appointment only

Services

  • Pre & Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Manual Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation & Return to Sports
  • ACL Prevention Jump Program
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN)
  • Complex Spin Rehab/Advanced Spinal Manipulation
  • Headaches / Dizziness
  • TMJ Dysfunction
 

  • Myofascial Release
  • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Adolescent Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Functional Movement Screenings
  • Balance & Strength Training
  • Total Joint Rehabilitation
  • Graston Technique
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dr. Tyler J. Ready PT, DPT, Dip. Osteopractic, Cert VRS, Graston Certified, Clinic Owner/Director

Dr. Tyler Ready is in his 8th year of practice after receiving his Clinical Doctoral degree from the University of Colorado, School of Medicine. He has gone on to complete his diploma in Osteopractic Physical Therapy through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy. This is a prestigious diploma that less than 100 Physical Therapists hold throughout the world. This advanced post-doctoral diploma has been a culmination of 5 years of continuing coursework in advanced Spinal and Extremity Manipulation (Cert-SMT), Dry Needling (Cert-DN), differential diagnosis, and treatment for patients with complex spine and extremity conditions. Tyler obtained a certification as a Vestibular Rehabilitation Specialist (VSR) and is a certified Graston provider. Although his clinical interests are broad, he most enjoys treating patients suffering from chronic headaches, complex spine pathologies, and sports and overuse injuries. Tyler is passionate about teaching, and mentors numerous clinical doctorate students each year. That passion has led to speaking engagements to doctoral students on the topic of business entrepreneurship in private practice and leadership in our profession. Outside of the clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 young daughters, staying involved in the fitness community, and enjoying the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

 

Tyler Pollock SPT

Tyler is originally from Grand Junction, CO and is currently in his final year at the University of Colorado School of Medicine obtaining his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to physical therapy school, Tyler graduated from Colorado Mesa University with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science. He became interested in the field after recovering from several injuries he sustained while playing baseball in high school and college. He has a strong interest in manual therapy techniques and plans to continue to develop in this area of practice. He is excited to join the Pro Active team beginning in January 2018 and can’t wait to begin his career in a clinic that values patient care and a research based approach. Upon graduation, Tyler will pursue further education in advanced spinal manipulation techniques, dry needling, and biomechanical movement analysis of overhead athletes. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, camping, recreational sports, CrossFit, and is an avid sports fan for the local Colorado teams.

South Broadway

Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm

Dr. Michael “VP” Van Portfliet, PT, DPT, OCS

Dr. Michael “VP” Van Portfliet developed an interest for the human body and it’s potential while participating in multiple competitive sports growing up. His interest developed into a passion while working with rehabilitation professionals after numerous injuries in high school and college. This passion, combined with a desire to work with people, lead him to pursue physical therapy. VP graduated from Regis University with a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy and went on to obtain certifications in Advanced Spinal Manipulation (Cert. SMT), Dry Needling (Cert. DN) and Vestibular Rehabilitation (Cert. VRS). In March of 2017, he became a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), giving him the opportunity to become a Clinical Instructor for physical therapists pursuing their residency in orthopedics. VP believes in an evidence-based and eclectic approach to physical therapy and strives to empower his patients to be active participants in the management of their own health and performance. He enjoys serving and working with the community in the greater South Denver area. In his spare time, VP enjoys staying physically active by going to the gym and taking advantage of Colorado’s outdoors with his wife, Janelle, and dog, Clyde.