Dry Needling

Dry Needling is a treatment for muscular tightness and spasm which commonly follows injuries and often accompanies the degenerative processes. This muscular tightness and spasm will cause compression and irritation of the nerves exiting the spine. When the nerves are irritated, they cause a protective spasm of all the muscles to which they are connected. This may cause peripheral diagnoses, such as carpel tunnel, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, decreased mobility and chronic pain. Small, thin needles are inserted in the muscles at the trigger points causing the pain referral. The muscles then contract and release, improving flexibility of the muscle and decreasing symptoms.

Dry Needling is used to:

  • Treat muscle spasms and tightness
  • Facilitate muscle relaxation
  • Create a healing response by increasing blood and nutrient flow to the affected area
  • Treat chronic and acute pain as well as repetitive stress injuries

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
  • Blood Flow Restriction Training

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.

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!

Josh DeMorett, PT, DPT, OCS

Josh has been practicing in an outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting since graduating in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has special interest in the sports medicine and fitness athlete populations, but has prior experience treating a variety of orthopedic injuries and post-surgical care. Recently, obtained his orthopedic certified specialization in order to progress and further his knowledge in the field of orthopedics and diagnoses. He enjoys blending a sports medicine and individualized orthopedic approach to his clients, supported by evidence-based practice and current literature to achieve optimal patient outcomes. Outside of physical therapy, Josh spends his time running, lifting, and snowboarding with his partner.

Brad Hanson, PTA

Brad is our newest Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) moved from Maryland. He has worked as a PTA for 1.5 years and received his degree from Anne Arundel CC. During his time as an undergrad, he also earned his B.S. in Kinesiology from the Univ. of Maryland. Brad has a strong passion for patient care and works with a majority of our geriatric population. He has been trained in craniosacral therapy, and utilizes this technique to release restrictions in the fascial layer that can cause pain, and promote peace and relaxation within. In his personal life, Brad volunteers with Life Sparks where he provides reiki to cancer patients, and in the summertime volunteers as a camp counselor for children with muscular dystrophy. He enjoys all kinds of outdoor activities including hiking and snowboarding, and considers himself an avid sports fan.

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

 

Charlotte Robinson, PT, DPT

Charlotte is originally from Orlando, FL and moved out to Colorado to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado. She graduated in December of 2018 and is excited to start her career with Proactive Physical Therapy. Charlotte is a big proponent of evidence-based therapy and enjoys working with recreational and adolescent athletes. In her free time she likes to snowboard and rock climb as well as spend time with her cats Dewey and Kitten and golden retriever puppy Archie.

 

 

 

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
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation & Concussion Management
 

  • 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.

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.

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!!

Troy Klaassen, PT, DPT

Troy is licensed physical therapist who obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology from Kansas State University in 2014. He went on to graduate with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Mary in 2018. He served as a student intern within the Pro Active network and has been working at our Eaton location since June 2018. Troy has experience in treating a variety of orthopedic and neuromuscular conditions across multiple age groups and all skill levels. He has special interests in treating sports and recreational injuries, post-operative care and chronic pain management. As a true believer in the effects of physical rehabilitation, he strives to unlock your full potential, from daily function and mobility to athletic performance. He is a member of the Colorado chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association and is active in continuing education to help refine and develop his skill levels to better serve the needs of each of his patients. When he’s not at the clinic, Troy can be found hiking, backpacking, snowshoeing and exploring in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

Kaitlyn Layton

Front Office Manager

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.

Jackie Smith, PT, 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!

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.

Colten Foster, PT, DPT

Bio coming soon.

 

 

 

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.

Kelsey Paul (Aide)
Alley Craul (Aide)
Ashley Williamson (Front Office Manager)
Amber McIvor (Front Office)

Highlands Ranch

Hours:
Monday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 4:30 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
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation

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.

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.

 

Dr. Tyler Pollock, PT, DPT

Tyler is originally from Grand Junction, CO and obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2017. Tyler graduated from Colorado Mesa University with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science in 2015 and became interested in physical therapy after recovering from several injuries he sustained while playing baseball in high school and college. It is from this experience that he became fascinated with how movement impacted function in everyday life and the difference the right physical therapist could make in the recovery process. With Tyler’s background in baseball, he developed a passion for working with overhead and throwing athletes. He is also heavily interested in advanced manual therapy techniques and biomechanical analysis of overhead movements and has plans to continue developing in these areas of practice. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys the numerous outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, along with being a member of the CrossFit community, and is an avid sports fan for the local Colorado teams.

 

Dr. Derrick L. Leeper, PT, DPT

(Coming July 1st)

Dr. Derrick Leeper obtained his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saint Mary in 2019. Derrick is originally from Kingston, MO, a small community one-hour northeast of Kansas City. Raised as the youngest child on a cattle and row crop farm where his parents still reside today, he enjoyed the honest, hard-working, caring environment that that community provides and strives to incorporate these values into his professional career. Derrick graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Missouri Valley College where he played collegiate baseball. While playing baseball he took interest in physical therapy and return to sport rehabilitation after witnessing the recovery process of teammates who were injured.  His background in baseball provides him with unique perspectives on diagnoses, recoveries, and movement patterns associated with sporting injuries. Derrick’s interests within the profession include advanced spinal and extremity mobilization/manipulation, manual therapy, dry needling, and sports medicine. He looks to continue to develop in these treatment strategies within the profession. Outside of the clinic Derrick enjoys outdoor activities such as dirt bike riding, golfing, hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking. Derrick can also be found supporting local sport teams and working on advocating for the fitness community.

South Broadway

Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm
Wednesday, Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Services:

 

Ricky Huber, PT, DPT
Owner/Director Pro Active PT – South Broadway
Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling

Ricky has been practicing physical therapy in the outpatient orthopedic setting since 2015, certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and trained in Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM). He has experience treating a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, sports injuries (youth to professional) and neuromuscular impairments across different age groups and ability levels. Clinically, Ricky has a special interest in orthopedic postoperative management , SI joint dysfunction, and tendinopathy of the extremities. For his undergraduate degree he studied at Georgia Tech, achieving a BS in Biomedical Engineering, and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Florida International University. 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. When he is not in the clinic, Ricky enjoys snowboarding, soccer and exploring the great outdoors with his fiancé, Brittany.

Nolan Ripple, DPT

Nolan is originally from Phoenix, AZ but obtained a Bachelors in Biology from the University of Portland in Oregon. After undergraduate, he moved to Colorado and achieved his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in May 2018. He has been practicing at Pro Active since June 2018, and enjoys working with all orthopedic patients of varying ages. His goal is to maximize each patient’s quality of life and restore optimal function. Personally, Nolan is an avid trail runner, and has run 6 marathons including Boston, and a number of 50K and 50 mile races. If not in the clinic, you can likely find Nolan somewhere in the mountains! He has 3 brothers, 2 loving parents, and a girlfriend who teaches bilingual Spanish/English in 3rd grade.