Aurora – Central
Monday – Thursday 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am – 4:00 pm
- One on One Care & Attention with a licensed Physical Therapist
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
- Pre & Post- Surgical Rehabilitation
- Manual Physical Therapy
- Complex Spine Rehabilitation
- Spine Instability – Prior Failed Rehab
- (TDN) Trigger Point Dry Needling Cervicogenic & Tension Headaches
- Joint injury, trauma and arthritic conditions
- Physical Therapy for Aging Adults
- Work Injury Rehabilitation
- Sports Rehab & Return to Sports
Wes Riggs, PT, DPT, Owner/Director
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.
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!
Meaghan O’Donnell, PT, DPT
Meaghan has been practicing PT for 4 years in both the outpatient and pediatrics settings. She achieved an accelerated undergraduate degree and then her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in only 6 years at Ithaca College. While at Ithaca, Meaghan raced on the ski team and coached ski racing while in grad school. She enjoys working with people of all ages to help them achieve their full potential and return to a life of movement. Meaghan is originally from Massachusetts and enjoys all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer including skiing and camping.