Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:40 pm
Friday: 6:40 am – 5:40 pm
Saturday: 7:40 am – 12:20 pm
- 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
- Blood Flow Restriction Training
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.
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.
Thea graduated from Rutgers University in 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to this she completed an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh. Her interest in the physical therapy field began through her experiences dancing ballet and she continues to enjoy working with the dancer population as well as other individuals with dysfunction or pain with movement. Her goal is to empower her patients to return to their best function through a combination of manual techniques and prescriptive exercises. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, yoga, cooking and crafting.
PT, DPT, CSCS, ATC
Dr. Erin Wood graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL in 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Mississippi, working primarily with the cross country, women’s golf, and women’s tennis teams. She received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Kansas State University. Dr. Wood is currently preparing to take her board specialty examination in orthopedics in 2019, and she enjoys working with patients with all types of orthopedic injuries. She utilizes a combined approach of manual therapy, exercise, and patient education to help her patients achieve their goals, and her clinical interests also include women’s health and pain science education. While at home, Erin enjoys spending time with her infant son, her husband, and their German Shepherd, and as new Denver residents, they are looking forward to exploring all the city has to offer.
Danielle graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to that, she completed her undergraduate degree in Exercise
Science and Sports Medicine from Ball State University. She enjoys treating all orthopedic injuries and specializes in concussion rehab and ACL return to play programs.
She believes in treating each patient individually while focusing on their personal goals. By combining exercise
prescription, functional movement screening and manual therapy techniques such
as Graston and Trigger Point Dry Needling, Danielle’s patients are set up for success
in exceeding their goals.
Danielle grew up in northern Indiana and spent much of her childhood at Lake Michigan and playing on the sand dunes. This is where her love for the beach and paddle boarding began. She enjoys going back to the Midwest to spend time with her family whenever she can. Other hobbies include hiking, paddle boarding, going to concerts/sporting events and spoiling her Goldendoodle, Tucker.
Candace Townley Cox
PT, DPT, ATC
Dr. Candace Cox has been practicing in the field of sports medicine since 2013, graduating from Nebraska Wesleyan University where she played college basketball & received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training. Following undergrad Dr. Cox worked as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for Regis University working primarily with Women’s Volleyball and Women’s Softball while earning a Master’s Degree in Sports Performance. Always eager to learn more Dr. Cox went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, graduating from Regis University in 2018. Since graduation Candace has worked in sports orthopedic settings where she specializes in enhancing movement patterns for ultimate efficiency and optimal performance. Her goal is to promote the faster, better, stronger, model while addressing impairments and utilizing manual therapy, functional dry needling, and therapeutic exercise. Outside of work she loves trail running, hiking, fishing, camping, and if she is lucky, all in one day. In the fall you can find her at Mile High cheering on the Denver Broncos and anxiously awaiting snowfall for snowboarding season.
Ben has been a Physical Therapist Assistant for the past 6 years and is a certified functional movement specialist. Ben received his Associates of Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant as well as Valedictorian at Stanbridge University in Irvine, California where he grew up. In June, 2017 he moved to Colorado with his wife and three boys in search of 4 seasons and a slower life.
Ben has advanced certifications in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, kinesio taping, functional movement screening and selective functional movement assessment. These skills give him the tools to employ his hands-on approach, exercise philosophy and passion for helping people improve their functional performance.
When Ben is not in the clinic you can find him on the Jiu Jitsu mats, Mountain Biking, or hiking with his family.
Lindsey Somers is our Front Desk Administrator and has been with Pro Active for almost a year. She is in charge of scheduling patients, working directly with insurance companies and taking care of the needs of the clinic. Lindsey started working with Pro Active as a Physical Therapy Aide. When not at work she enjoys dancing with the Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch Dancers, exercising, and walking her two dogs.