Our Pain Management team brings a unique comprehensive approach to Pain Management. In our clinics you can find Pain Management Medical Providers, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors and Massage Therapists. To learn more about our team click the biographies below.
Dr. Gabriel is a double board-certified, fellowship trained interventional pain physician, as well as the Medical Director. He completed his BA in Medical Ethics and Anthropology at the University of Chicago, where he was the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, while also graduating among the top of his class with both General and Special Honors. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his outstanding patient care. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with multiple honors, and went on to complete his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology.
As a physiatrist and interventional pain physician, Dr. Gabriel’s goal is to alleviate pain and restore function for patients through non-surgical approaches. He has over 10 years of extensive experience in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, as well as a wide array of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. He has been named a top-rated pain specialist among peers and patients, has presented numerous times at national meetings, and is published in peer-reviewed pain medicine journals. Dr. Gabriel’s clinical interests are broad, and include intervertebral disc disease, facet neurotomy, failed back surgery syndrome, spinal cord stimulation and regenerative medicine. In his personal time, Dr. Gabriel enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, traveling, running, playing music, painting, hiking and snowboarding.
Dr. Gray is a double board-certified, fellowship trained interventional pain physician. He completed his BS in Bioengineering at The University of Toledo College of Engineering, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He attended medical school at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and was awarded Excellence in Rehabilitation Medicine by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He completed his residency in PM&R at The Ohio State University Medical Center and went on to complete his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology.
As a physiatrist and interventional pain physician, Dr. Gray’s goal is to improve function and quality of life for his patients. He has years of experience in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, as well as a wide array of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. Dr. Gray has presented at national conferences and is published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Gray has broad clinical interests including spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation for chronic pain of the spine and extremities, neuropathic pain, and regenerative medicine. In his free-time he enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, skiing, traveling, comedy and music.
Texas A&M University – Bachelor in Biology and English. Anesthesiology at Emory University, Interventional Pain Medicine residency.
Dr. Tinkey is a board-certified, fellowship trained interventional pain physician. She completed her BS in Biology and English at Texas A&M University where she graduated Cum Laude. She attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Emory University and went on to complete her fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University. She has been involved in numerous research endeavors and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. As an anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician, Dr. Tinkey strives to alleviate pain with minimally-invasive procedures that can restore quality of life to her patients. Dr. Tinkey has numerous clinical interests such as neuromodulation for chronic pain including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation, ultrasound-guided procedures, and chronic pain of the spine.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, hiking, skiing, attending concerts at Red Rocks, and exploring this beautiful state!
University of Colorado – School of Nursing, University of Oklahoma – Masters of Science in Physiology, University of Oklahoma – School of Medicine
Dr. Patton is a family physician. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Colorado while in high school. She attended the University of Colorado School of Nursing and married her high school sweetheart, Steve Patton. After attending graduate school with her husband in Oklahoma, Dr. Patton pursued her dream of medicine. She completed a M.S. in Physiology at Oklahoma State and then attended the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.
Dr. Patton did a one year internship in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas, Wichita. She then took a few years off from the full-time practice of medicine to raise her children (Michael, Marie, Keith, Michelle) while they were little. She then resumed her medical career and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Colorado (Rose Medical Center).
Dr. Patton has worked for several clinics in the Denver Metro area and is employed by Miramont Family Medicine in Parker. She enjoys preventative health, women’s medicine, sports medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Patton volunteers by serving on the admissions board for CU School of Medicine, by serving as a board member for the Colorado Academy of Family Medicine (CAFP), and is on the Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado. Her hobbies include: her dogs, running, swimming and bicycling.
Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Madison – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Doctorate of Medicine, UIC-Advocate Illinois Masonic Family medicine residency.
Dr. Lauder is a board certified family medicine physician. He grew up in Dallas, TX and attended college at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin Madison. He then Graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a 2 year radiology residency before then graduating from a family medicine program at University of Illinois Chicago – Advocate Illinois Masonic. He graduated with certificates for tracks in sports medicine and urgent care.
After his residency, he moved to Denver and works full time in urgent care in South Denver. In his free time, he enjoys being active with hockey, soccer, volleyball, hiking, snow boarding and entertaining his energetic golden retriever.
University of Dayton – Bachelors of Science in Pre-Medicine and Psychology, Masters of Physician Assistant Practice
Paige Suddarth is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Plymouth, Michigan. She attended the University of Dayton, where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees. Before becoming a PA, Paige was an EMT, which is where she first developed her love of medicine and treating patients. Her favorite thing about being a PA is being able to spend a lot of time with her patients and inform them on their condition, the treatment plan, and thoroughly answer any questions they may have.
In her free time, she enjoys the Colorado outdoors and staying active, including hiking, running, and doing various workout classes. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her fiancé and her dog.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire –Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Colorado School of Public Health – Master of Public Health & University of Washington MEDEX Northwest – Physician Assistant, Master in Clinical Health Sciences
Erica Borresen is a Physician Assistant. She grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She found her way to Colorado and worked in clinical research for nine years. Her research interests focused on improving health outcomes through diet and exercise and led to multiple journal publications. During this time, Erica obtained her Master in Public Health with an emphasis on Global Health and Health Disparities and completed an internship at the World Health Organization. Her passion for prevention medicine and public health compelled her to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant. She completed her training at the University of Washington. She enjoys working with patients and providing tools to help patients take control of their health and wellness.
In her free time, Erica can be found exploring the beautiful Colorado Rockies by foot or snowboard, dancing to bluegrass, or booking her next adventure – all alongside her husband and dog.
Arizona State University- Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, MSPAS Touro University Nevada
Nicole Bailey is a physician assistant who was born and raised in the Phoenix valley of Arizona. She attended ASU for her undergraduate degree while working as an emergency medicine scribe as well as a chiropractic assistant. It was during her time working in chiropractic that she found a passion for working with conditions of the spine. Her favorite part of being a PA is helping her patient’s regain functionality through interventional and conservative measures to get patient’s back to their daily lives.
When not working, Nicole enjoys watching true crime documentaries, taking her dog for walks through beautiful Colorado, and watching football. Her favorite teams to watch are the ASU Sun Devils, Norte Dame Fighting Irish, and of course the Denver Broncos!
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Louisiana State University – Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
John Williams is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Covington, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Biological Sciences. He later went on to receive his Master’s in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, LA. Prior to attending PA school, he worked for several years as an EMT in a high-volume, rural area of Louisiana. It was during this time that his passion for medicine and providing care to patients flourished and grew. His favorite aspect of being a Physician Assistant is being able to make connections with patients, build a trusting rapport, and deliver efficient and effective evidence-based healthcare to patients in need.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking with his wife and goldendoodle, Finn. He also enjoys travelling, playing sports, camping, and exploring the beautiful scenery of Colorado.
Loyola Marymount University – Bachelor of Science in Biology
Northern Arizona University – Masters of Physician Assistant Studies
Natalia Behnken is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Ogden, Utah. She attended Loyola Marymount University for her undergraduate degree and continued her education at Northern Arizona University for her Master’s degree. Prior to becoming a PA, she worked as a Rehabilitation Tech at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO. This is where she found her passion for caring for others. Her favorite part of being a PA is being able to spend time speaking to the patient about their current condition and discussing their best treatment option.
In her free time, she enjoys all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, including running, soccer, hiking, and skiing. She also enjoys finding new breakfast spots and spending time with her family and dog
Wake Forest University – Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science – Northwestern University – Physician Assistant, Master of Medical Science
Michelle Paturzo is a Physician Assistant. She grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and attended Wake Forest University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science. Prior to becoming a PA, Michelle was involved in clinical research and worked as a physical therapy technician. She then moved to Chicago and attended Northwestern University’s PA Program. Michelle is focused on delivering high-quality, patient-centered care with compassion and understanding of her patients’ needs.
In her free time, she enjoys staying active in the Colorado outdoors, including hiking, skiing, and golfing. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes.
Colorado College-Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology. University of the Cumberlands- Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Anna Nguyen is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Littleton, Colorado. She attended Colorado College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She later went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. Prior to PA school, Anna worked as a CNA/PCT in various hospital settings, including Pre-op/PACU, Telemetry/Adult Observations, and the Rehabilitation Unit. Her favorite part of being a PA is spending time getting to know her patients to help them achieve their personal health goals.
In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking/camping, watching movies, and traveling for food. She is passionate about environmental sustainability and healthcare equity.
Valparaiso University – Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Master of Physician Assistant Studies Savannah Smith is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. She attended Valparaiso University, where she received both her Bachelors and Masters degree. Prior to becoming a PA, she spent her time shadowing in the specialty of Orthopedics, where she developed her passion for preventative medicine. She is excited to be working in pain management and looks forward to helping patients achieve their health goals to better their lifestyle in the future. Her favorite part about being a PA is having the opportunity to sit down with patients and find out how she can best assist them in their health journey. In her free time, she enjoys staying active including running, hiking, yoga and downhill skiing. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at her family lake house in Northern Wisconsin.
The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Science in Biology
University of Dayton – Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Marissa Jocola is a physician assistant who grew up in Warren, OH. She attended The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She later went on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant at the University of Dayton. During her time as a student, she worked as a caretaker for a young female with Rhett Syndrome which sparked her interest to peruse her passion for medicine further. Her favorite part about being a physician assistant is getting to spend time with her patients to better understand their pain and form a multidisciplinary treatment plan to get them back to functioning in their everyday lives. In her free time, she loves to ski, hike, attend concerts, and spend time with her friends and family.
University of Denver – Bachelors of Science in Biology
Boston University – Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Taylor Robertson is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate degree and went on to receive her Masters degree at Boston University in Massachusetts. Prior to attending PA school she gained experience working in medical oncology as a medical scribe/medical assistant. As a pain PA, Taylor is passionate about delivering high-quality patient care and having a positive impact on her patients’ quality of life. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, yoga, cooking and spending time with friends and family in Denver.
Rocky Mountain College – Master of Physician Assistant Studies. North Dakota State University – Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish. Kelly Morris is a physician assistant who grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) for her undergraduate studies where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in International Studies and Spanish. While at NDSU Kelly won a national championship as a member of the women’s club hockey team. Then she attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT for her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to attending PA school, Kelly worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local hospital and as a Direct Support Professional at a group home for people with disabilities. Through these experiences Kelly’s love of medicine and caring for patients grew into a lifelong passion. Kelly loves being a physician assistant because she can create an inclusive space to connect with patients and provide high-quality evidence-based care to improve their quality of life. In her free time, Kelly can usually be found in an ice arena catching a hockey game, on a golf course, reading a good book, or exploring Colorado with her goldendoodle, Aspen.
University of Wisconsin La Crosse – Bachelor of Science in Biology, South College – Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Jesse Sheldon is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelors degree and continued his education at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee where he received his Masters degree. Prior to becoming a PA, Jesse gained medical experience working as a CNA, with most of his time spent caring for residents with dementia in memory care units, as well as working as a Laboratory Support Tech in a hospital setting. He brings experience as a PA, previously working in a neurosurgery setting before relocating to Colorado. Jesse enjoys bringing compassion and building a trusting relationship while caring for patients. His favorite part of being a PA is seeing and helping patients regain their best quality of life. In his free time, he enjoys spending most of his time outdoors hiking with his dog, Toby. He also enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, traveling, and exploring everything Colorado has to offer.
Colorado State University – Bachelor of Science in Psychology. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Shannon Oliver is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree and continued her education at University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus for her Masters degree. Prior to attending PA school, she gained experience working as a CNA, medical scribe and medical assistant in various specialties of medicine. She is excited to be working in pain management and looks forward to providing high-quality, evidence-based care by using a multidisciplinary approach to help patients back to functioning in their everyday lives. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis and spending time with friends and family.
University of Colorado – Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology & Regis University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Vanderbilt University – Master of Science in Nursing
Emily Amack is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Highlands Ranch, CO and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder after high school, graduating with a degree in Integrative Physiology. She then went on to complete an accelerated nursing program at Regis University and worked as a Registered Nurse for a few years in internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital and in wound care at Porter Hospital. She then completed her M.S. in nursing at Vanderbilt University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
In her free time, Emily enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, skiing, golfing, biking, and soccer. She lives in Downtown Denver with her husband and dog and loves exploring all that the city has to offer.
University of Maryland- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Pace University- Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Pace University- Master of Science in Nursing
Tess Farenwald is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Frederick, MD and attended University of Maryland at College Park, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology. She then completed an accelerated nursing program at Pace University in NYC and worked as a Registered Nurse in orthopedic/vascular surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her M.S. in nursing at Pace University and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.
In her free time, she enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, including running, hiking, biking, and skiing. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
Metropolitan State University of Denver – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Regis University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in Nursing
Christine Giuliani is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Miami, FL but moved to Colorado during her sophomore year of high school. She attended Metropolitan State University of Denver after high school, graduating with a degree in Psychology. She then went on to complete an accelerated nursing program at Regis University and worked as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, most of which were spent in the surgical setting as a preoperative and post anesthesia care nurse in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She then completed her M.S. in nursing at Regis University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
In her free time, Christine enjoys reading, hiking, planning PTO events, and is a self-proclaimed theme park junkie! She lives in Parker with her husband, three children, and dog. Christine loves exploring Colorado and enjoying everything it has to offer!
University of Missouri-Columbia Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Colorado-Colorado Springs- Masters of Science in Nursing
Kelly Sotir is a family nurse practitioner. She grew up in St. Louis, MO and completed her bachelors degree at University of Missouri in Columbia. She then moved to Denver and worked as a Registered Nurse in the float pool at Lutheran Medical Center. She greatly enjoyed taking care of her patients on the orthopedic and surgical floor. She then completed her masters degree at University of Colorado Colorado Spring and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her favorite part of being a nurse practitioner is connecting with her patients and helping them achieve their wellness goals. In her free time, Kelly enjoys rock climbing, snow boarding, hiking, camping, and traveling. She lives Lakewood with her fiancé and three dogs .
Denver University – Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, Regis University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Regis University – Master of Science in Nursing. Katie McGovern is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Katie is a Colorado native and was raised in the Western Slope in Grand Junction. She graduated from Denver University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. She then worked as a phlebotomist before attending Regis University’s accelerated nursing program to earn her nursing degree. She spent 6 years working as a Registered Nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, where she spent most of her time on the medical floor. She then returned to Regis University to complete her M.S. in nursing and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Skiing since she was 2 years old and a former ski racer in high school, Katie enjoys alpine skiing with her loved ones in the Rockies. In addition to her nursing degree, Katie has also earned a Dive Master’s certification and hopes to earn a Dive Instructor license in the future to continue sharing her passion for diving and marine life with others. Katie also enjoys exploring new “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants and listening to live music with friends and family in her free time.
Mindy is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She attended West Texas A&M University where she graduated with honors, obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She then worked at the bedside in the medical and cardiac intensive care units where she learned that many patients had co-morbidities that were not properly managed and complications that could be prevented through access to medical care, education, nutrition, and exercise. This realization encouraged her to go back to school, where she once again attended West Texas A&M University, obtaining her Masters in Nursing. She feels incredibly privileged to do what she does: patient care and education. On the side, she helps teach ultrasound guided joint injection courses with Injection University and nursing courses at Front Range Community College. She is involved within both her local and nursing communities, currently serving as the Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (SIG 30) President – Elect. Being raised on a large ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska instilled a great love of the outdoors. When she is not working, she can be found spending time with family, hiking, at the lake, playing sports, riding horses, or curled up with a good book.
Jonathan Edelman is board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He completed his BFA at Emerson College in Boston and a M.A. in music education at the Eastman School of Music prior to obtaining his B.S.N. at the University of Rochester. He spent 8 years working as a NICU nurse at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, and at Strong Memorial Hospital in NY, with a focus on children and families suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. He completed his FNP at the University of Rochester before moving to Colorado. In his free time he enjoys playing music, BJJ, gardening, and tending to the various children and animals within and around his house. He lives in Parker with his wife and three boys.
University of Texas – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Walden University – Master’s of Science in Nursing. Alysha is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Colorado native. She was born in Salida, Colorado and grew up in Colorado Springs. She worked as a caregiver for the elderly in their homes as a teenager which sparked her love for health, medicine, and caring for others. She naturally went on to become a Registered Nurse, following in the steps of her grandmother and great grandmother who were also nurses. Alysha worked as a Registered Nurse for nine years at University of Colorado Health, Memorial hospital in medical-surgical, orthopedics, and acute care while attending graduate school. In her free time, she loves staying active and has a passion for fitness. She also enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado.
Lisa Baxter is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Lisa then worked at the bedside with oncology patients before switching to the neuro-trauma intensive care unit. After realizing the multitude of emotional and physical issues post-traumatic injury patients develop, Lisa decided to advance her education to enable her to provide a more comprehensive level of care to her patients. She attended Simmons University where she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing. Lisa enjoys working in pain management and the sense of fulfillment it brings being able to help patients restore their quality of life and functional abilities. When she is not working, Lisa enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her husband, two daughters, her dogs Cooper and Lucy, and her cat, Clyde.
Ihsan O. Erhuy
Attended the University of Arizona and Parker College of Chiropractic—Dr. Erhuy specializes in motor vehicle accident injures, back pain, neck pain, and extremity problems. Dr. Erhuy also treats many pregnant patients and children. Dr. Erhuy is certified in the Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, Upper Cervical, Activator, Sacral Occipital, Applied Kinesiology, Soft Tissue techniques.
Originally from Adana, Turkey, Dr. Erhuy’s family moved to the United States when he was six years old. He lived most of his childhood in Southern California, where thanks to his first grade teacher, his friends and family grew to know him as “Oscar”. He attended Saguaro high school in Scottsdale, Arizona. After graduation he moved to Tucson, Arizona to attend University of Arizona where he found chiropractic (thanks to his dad). He then moved to Dallas, Texas where he attended Parker College of Chiropractic, where he not only successfully finished his Doctor of Chiropractic degree but alongside it also received his bachelor of science in health and wellness.
In his free time, he loves spending time with his two amazing kids and his wonderful wife. They love to do outdoor activities such as camping, boating and traveling.
University of Central Oklahoma and Parker College of Chiropractic–Dr. McNally has completed the postgraduate certification course for chiropractic neurology, at Parker College. He also has a strong background in sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, disc injuries and rehabilitation of common nagging athletic problems. Dr. McNally also is trained in pediatrics, orthopedics, and nutrition.
Originally born in Walnut Creek, California, Dr. McNally spent many years moving around the country and overseas. He spent most of his childhood in Alaska, England, and Texas. A very active athlete , Dr. McNally played hockey up into the junior level. In fact, it was his love for hockey, and the Colorado Avalanche, that originally gave him the idea to one day practice sports medicine and chiropractic care in the area.
Dr. Jared received his Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University in 2008. After graduation, he and his wife Stephanie moved to Colorado to open a sports and family practice in the mountains where he treated everyone from high school to professional athletes. Dr. Jared is Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP), and also has certifications in dry needling, Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Active Release Techniques (ART) allowing him to customize treatment and rehabilitation plans specific to a patient’s goals and needs. Over the past several years Dr. Jared has had the privilege of treating many professional and amateur athletes including pro triathletes, cyclists, marathoners/ultramarathoners, and hockey players. Being a lifelong athlete himself, Dr. Jared’s passion is helping people perform at an optimal level and helping them heal quickly to get back in the game!
He enjoys playing hockey, softball, snowboarding, and mountain biking as well as playing with his son Camden and daughter Everly.
Dr. Kendelle Krause is a graduate of National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree. Her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology with an emphasis in Health Science and minors in Chemistry and Spanish, was received from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, which she attended on a Cross Country Scholarship.
Dr. Krause is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner (CKTP). She is full body certified in Active Release Techniques (ART) and is part of their Elite Provider Network. She has also earned certifications in Functional Movement Screens (FMS), Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Motion Palpation Institute (MPI), the American Dry Needling Institute, and is certified to perform Sports Pre-Participation Physicals in the state of Colorado. Dr. Krause is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA) and is licensed to perform medical acupuncture. Away from the office, Dr. Krause enjoys running and competes in numerous races from 5k’s to marathons. In addition, she likes to spend as much time in the mountain as she can, hiking, snowboarding, and mountain biking.
Matthew L Usel
Colorado State University-Bachelors in Biochemistry and Masters in Bio-Medical Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degree at University of Western States–Dr. Matthew L Usel is a Fort Collins native who graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, followed by a Masters in Bio-Medical Science. The next phase of his education brought him to Portland, Oregon, where he attended the University of Western States and earned his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractic.
Now that he is working as a clinician, his main goal is to set up the best environment for the body to heal itself. This includes incorporating the best knowledge and techniques from many branches of health care with an approach that will always begin with the most conservative care first. Away from the office, his appetite for adventure drives him to explore this great state with a snowboard, backpack, or four-wheel-drive truck. In the future, he looks forward to providing top quality health care to residents of Colorado for many years to come.
North Central College and Northwestern College of Chiropractic–A Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Stoughton has also been trained in acupuncture/dry needling, Graston tool-assisted myofascial release, Kinesio Taping and Rock Tape methods, Activator technique, and additional coursework to maintain his Board Certification in good-standing since 2004. In practice, Dr. Stoughton uses his expertise in diagnosis and treatment to get patients out of pain quickly, address chronic issues, educate patients on proper joint and muscle function, and to get you enjoying the quality of health you deserve.
After returning to his hometown of Crystal Lake, IL to practice following school, Dr. Stoughton moved to Colorado in 2013 to live near the mountains. He is a certified whitewater raft guide on the Arkansas River, and guides actively during the Summer months. In addition, he enjoys rock climbing, road cycling, mountain biking, and skiing.
William C. Biggs
Kansas State University – Bachelors of Science & Logan University – Doctor of Chiropractic–Dr. Biggs is a Colorado native from the mountain town of Idaho Springs. After receiving a Bachelor degree from Kansas State he proceeded on to St. Louis, MO where he began his education and training for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree with an emphasis on sports injury and rehabilitation. Following the successful completion of the Chiropractic program he moved back to his home state of Colorado to start his career as a Chiropractor.
As a working clinician, Dr. Biggs makes the patient’s well-being a top priority, making their personal health goals his own. With a delicate touch and conservative approach, the patient’s health is of the utmost importance. When Dr. Biggs is not treating patients he enjoys the wonderful outdoors through hiking, biking, snowboarding, and camping. Dr. Biggs plans on continuing to call Colorado home for many years to come and helping maximize the health of its many residents and visitors.
Nova Southeastern University – Bachelor of Science in Biology.Palmer College of Chiropractic – Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude–Board Certified Chiropractic Acupuncturist, RockTape – Fascial Movement Taping, Levels 1 & 2
Dr. Grant Johnson was born and raised in Big Lake, Minnesota. Wanting to explore more of the country after graduating high school, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Johnson then went on to attend Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida where he graduated with honors and obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
Dr. Johnson utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson, and Activator. He believes in treating the whole person through a multi-faceted approach to patient care, which is why he has additional training in Graston Technique, Kinesio Tape, and Dry Needling. Dr. Johnson’s passion is to provide chiropractic care to people of all ages. He believes the body has the innate ability to heal itself, given that it is functioning at an optimal level. As a Chiropractor, his job is to restore and maintain the integrity of the nervous system, which in turn allows optimal body function. Outside of the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys activities including hiking, skiing, snow-shoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding. He is always looking for new places to explore, so feel free to share your favorite recommendations with him at your next appointment.
Doctor of Chiropractic: National University of Health Sciences.
Bachelor of Science: Human Biology, National University of Health Sciences
Bachelor English Literature; Illinois State University
Dr. Douglas S Hall is a Chiropractor in Lone Tree, Colorado with Mountain View Pain Center. Dr. Hall specializes in motor vehicle accident/injures, back pain, neck pain, extremity conditions and sports related injuries. Dr. Hall graduated from National University of Health Sciences, Lombard Illinois with a Bachelor of Science; Human Biology and a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Dr. Douglas Hall cooperates with other doctors and specialists and has worked in integrative clinics in the past in Chicago with the NeuroCenter, Vail Integrative Medical Group in Edwards, Colorado and now with Dr. Gabriel M.D., Pain specialist and the Mountain View Pain Center team.
Dr. Hall uses his experience in diagnosis and treatment to determine the cause of pain and symptoms in order to get patients out of pain as quickly possible. Using a team approach with massage therapists, physical therapists and a medical team, Dr. Hall treats chronic issues while additionally educating patients on proper joint, muscle function and nervous system function so that people can optimize their quality of health and life.
Quincy University – Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science & Logan University – Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Kate Mugerditchian is a graduate of Quincy University in Illinois, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She continued her education at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri and earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2018.
Dr. Mugs has attended multiple postgraduate courses on pregnancy, pediatric care, and various rehabilitation programs to help better serve her patients. As a highly qualified health professional, she expertly employs a wide range of complimentary therapies and techniques to identify and treat the underlying cause of your condition and restore and improve health. As a Board-Certified Chiropractor, Dr. Mugs enjoys providing a patient-centered and evidence-based model of practice.
Dr. Mugs was raised in Ogden Valley, Utah, where she grew up skiing and adventuring in the mountains. In her free time, you can find her skiing, lifting, or exploring new places.
Dr. State University of NY at Cortland- Bachelor or Science in biology & Life University- Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Alexa Martucci is a graduate of SUNY Cortland in New York where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued he education at Life University in Atlanta, GA where she earned her Doctor Of Chiropractic degree in 2018.
Dr. Alexa utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques to find and treat the root of the cause of each patient’s condition. She has completed postgraduate training in extremity care, rehabilitative care, and is certified to perform sports pre-participation physical exams in the state of Colorado. She makes it her priority to improve each patient’s function and quality of life.
Outside of the office, Dr. Alexa enjoys running, exploring the mountains, and playing with her dog.
Dr. Nathan Peterson was born and raised in Lakeville, Minnesota. He attended the University of Minnesota with a concentration in biological sciences and Italian. After finishing his bachelor’s degree in human biology at Northwestern Health Science University, he transitioned into the chiropractic program. Upon graduating in 2012 and earning his Doctor of Chiropractic degree, he began to practice in downtown Minneapolis up to 2015. That is when his husband convinced him to move to Colorado.
Dr. Nathan specializes in all types of chiropractic adjustments including Manual, Drop Piece work and Activator. He is also certified in chiropractic acupuncture and loves introducing patients to Chinese medicine. In addition, he is trained in the Graston technique, Kinesio taping and Active Release Technique (or ART). Dr. Nathan is passionate about his work with pregnant patients, newborns, and young children. Of course, he is happy to adjust patients of all ages! All his clinical rotations were spent with a pediatric chiropractor and he learned very specialized and gentle adjusting techniques.
Outside of work, you will find Dr. Nathan hiking, road tripping, spelunking (caving) and camping with his husband, Adam. When not exploring the great outdoors, Dr. Nathan loves playing Dungeons and Dragons and will happily talk your ear off about it.
Dr. Stevenson earned her undergraduate degree at Missouri State University in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine in Springfield, Missouri in 2014 and has practiced as an Athletic Trainer since 2016. She worked as an adjunct Athletic Trainer for the Colorado Rapids Developmental Academy during their preseason training. Due to a knee injury growing up, Dr. Stevenson knew that she wanted to further her education to expand her knowledge of the human body. She went on to earn her Doctorate of Chiropractic degree at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri in 2018. During her time at Logan, Dr. Stevenson was involved in a business sorority, Lambda Kappa Chi, and her main role was to teach adjusting techniques to the new pledge classes, which furthered her love for the profession.
Dr. Stevenson’s approach to Chiropractic care is based in functional movement and injury prevention. She has extensive experience working with athletes of all ages and has implemented rehabilitation programs to help correct movement patterns and functional deficiencies. Dr. Stevenson uses a combination of Chiropractic techniques, such as Diversified, Thompson drop, and Activator, to achieve optimal movement and individualizes care based on patient presentation. She believes in treating the body as a whole, realizing that function is dependent on a multitude of factors. Doing what you love should not be inhibited by pain or functional loss.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Stevenson likes to explore Colorado through her love of hiking. A few of her favorite things include Dutch Bro’s coffee, her two pups, and being able to give new life to older furniture through wood working.
Doctor of Chiropractic: Parker College of Chiropractic, Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology: University of California, Riverside
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology: University of California, Riverside
Dr. Elwell has a passion for helping his patients heal, restore their quality of life and even become better than before. His goal is to fortify his patient’s future health so that they can thrive and kick butt into their nineties.
Utilizing both gentle and dynamic chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Activator, posture correction, extremity adjusting, functional movement, Kinesio Taping, soft tissue mobilization, and Dry Needling; Dr. Elwell employs a modern Chiropractic approach to search out and effectively treat root causes of pain and limits.
Starting with conservative treatments and coordinating with massage therapists, physical therapists and a medical team to draw from the best tools and fully address patient needs.
Outside the office, Dr. Elwell enjoys cycling, hiking, CrossFit and Martial Arts. He can be found exploring Colorado’s outdoors for solitude and spectacular views, and urban Denver’s always changing street art.
Dr. Anna Butler is a graduate of Logan University where she obtained a Bachelor of Human Biology. She continued her education at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri and earned her Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 2016.
Dr. Butler utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques to address the root cause of her patient’s dysfunction. She is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals and to feel empowered in their health journey. She focuses on providing evidence-based care that incorporates McKenzie method, instrument assisted soft tissue techniques, myofascial release, and dry needling. She also has post graduate training in rehabilitative care.
In her spare times, she enjoys trail running, climbing, hiking, and spending time her husband and dog.
Dr. Fritz is a Missouri native and graduate of the University of Missouri – Columbia where she received her Bachelor of Health Sciences. She continued her education at Logan University in St. Louis, Missouri where she earned her Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).
Dr. Fritz utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques including Diversified, Gonstead, Thompson Drop, and Activator to provide the highest level of chiropractic care. She has also received additional training and certifications in Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehab (FAKTR) and Kinesio Taping. Dr. Fritz is dedicating to improving both the quality and quantity of life in her community. She provides customized, patient-specific care to help every individual reach their goals.
When she is not in the office, Dr. Fritz loves being outdoors and everything that Colorado has to offer. She enjoys kayaking, camping, hiking, and playing volleyball. She loves exploring downtown Denver and spending time with friends.
Dr. Ziemba attended Logan University where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic, as well as his Master of Science in Sport Rehabilitation. In his time at Logan University, he had the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients and he volunteered with several rotations that offered special population patients such as the Paraquad Rehabilitation Center for neurological disorders and Affina Healthcare, a low-income multidisciplinary clinic in the St. Louis region. His work at these locations has given Dr. Ziemba the insight into how the model of healthcare should be operated co-existing with medical providers as well as conservative care physicians.
Dr. Ziemba has dedicated the majority of his studies to the understanding of human anatomy and its biomechanics and the application of this to sports and athletics. Dr. Ziemba is an active competitive powerlifter in the USAPL and USPA. He holds a USA Weightlifting-Level 1 and CSCS (Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist) certifications and has had the opportunity to coach and train various types of athletes. Using his experiences as a Strength Coach and Physician has given him a unique perspective on how to treat all patients, both athletes and the general population.
Life University, Atlanta GA, – Bachelor of Science, Doctorate of Chiropractic –Board Certified Chiropractic Atlas Orthogonality.
Dr. Berthiaume utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques including Upper cervical chiropractic, a specific method with gentle adjustments to the spine at the base of our skull. He also uses Carrick functional Neurology methods, based on the work of Dr Ted Carrick, Chiropractic Neurologist. Dr Berthiaume is finishing his neurology diplomate with the Carrick Institute through National sciences university in Chicago. Dr. Berthiaume specializes in the use of high tech instruments and has been activator certified over twenty years. He also has been certified with the use of electrical adjusting devices through the Creed Center in Miami Florida. Dr. Dana is also skilled in hands-on traditional chiropractic care. He enjoys treating complex injury cases and difficult neurological conditions.
Dr. Berthiaume is the author of “The Neuropathy free lifestyle” and guide to class 4 lasers. He is finishing his next title, the healthy neck book.
Dr. Dana enjoys spending time outdoors in beautiful Colorado, He is a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, His favorite activity is surfing back home at his Best beach in Florida.
Parker University – Doctor of Chiropractic, Cum Laude. Dr. Nicholas Manteris was born and raised in Maui, Hawaii but soon came to call Colorado home. After 10 years in the fitness industry running and owning health clubs, and 5 years in physical therapy as a PTA, Dr. Manteris moved into the chiropractic profession with the intent to help as many people as he could in the most effective and patient-centered way possible. Dr. Manteris believes patients get better faster when their healthcare providers work together and is adamant about leveraging the synergy of multiple disciplines with his patient’s care. Within the realm of chiropractic, Dr. Manteris proficiently utilizes techniques including Diversified, Thompson, Applied Kinesiology, Impulse IQ, Activator, SOT, Graston, and CBT. Dr. Manteris is avid about health, loves dogs, good food and travel, and enjoys hiking, kayaking, martial arts, autocross and yoga. When he isn’t treating patients, in the mountains or on a beach, you will find him spending time with his family and his Yorkipoo, Delilah.
Dr. Kevin Ryan is a Colorado native and a DU alum. His journey toward becoming an alternative practitioner began after a disc injury while weight training. His positive experience with both chiropractic care and physical therapy aligned with his holistic approach to healthcare. In his 25 plus years as a chiropractor, he has filled his ‘tool bag’ with a wide range of techniques which enable him to personalize his treatment plans in accordance with the patient’s comfort level and physical limitations. Some of his go-to techniques include Diversified, Thompson, Activator and A.K.
Dr. Ryan earned his doctorate at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA in 1997. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, attending live music events, and exploring the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Dr. Stonewerth is a Wisconsin native and graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where she received a bachelor’s degree in both Family Social Science and Child Psychology. Following this, she decided to pursue a new career path in Chiropractic. She received her Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences. A lifelong athlete, Dr. Kim is most passionate about helping individuals thrive in doing the activities that they love. To do this she utilizes a variety of chiropractic techniques to ensure individualized patient care directed at optimizing function. When she is not in the office, you can find her lifting, hiking, or spending time with her dogs.
Dr. Elizabeth Barlow earned her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M University in Kinesiology with an emphasis in applied exercise physiology. She then wanted to continue into health care and went to Texas chiropractic college in Pasadena, Tx. During her time there she was in the Omega Psi honor society, on the Dean’s list, was published as a part of a clinical practice guideline, and then graduated in April 2022 as Valedictorian of her class. Dr. Barlow has special training in the care of athletes, as well as doing a women’s and children’s specific rotation during school. Dr. Barlow uses many different chiropractic techniques like diversified, Thompson drops, as well as utilizing chiropractic adjusting tools. She believes in treating every patient based on their specific needs and having open communication to really understand what their body needs in order to get her patients out there living life to the fullest. Dr. Barlow enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring all of the new culinary options that Colorado has to offer.
Bethany College Kansas- Bachelor of Science Biology/Pre-Med, Palmer College of Chiropractic Main-Doctor of Chiropractic.
Dr. Hollind grew up in Colorado playing competitive softball from childhood through college, allowing her a first-hand appreciation for all facets of patient care pertaining to sports injuries. She is passionate about helping athletes from all walks of life excel in their hobbies, whether it’s returning after injury, looking for personal gains in the gym or on the field, or a weekend warrior looking to move more efficiently. Once she graduated from undergrad, she decided to pursue the knowledge of physical rehabilitation, body mechanics, and patient care at Palmer Davenport in Iowa. She spent almost every moment of free time in the clinic’s Rehab Department where she learned soft tissue techniques like IASTM, Active release technique, Kinesio taping, functional cupping, and voodoo floss. She uses Diversified, Thompson Drop, and activator adjusting methods alongside these soft tissue techniques in order to provide the body with the optimal opportunity to relieve pain and improve function. Outside of the office, you can find her at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, playing video games or obsessing over anything related to The Lord of the Rings. She loves baking and finding more books to add to her “To Be Read” list rather than reading the ones she has on her shelves.
Creighton University – Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus – Doctor of Chiropractic
Dr. Nick was born in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to Omaha, Nebraska in 2006. He attended Creighton University majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Business Administration.
He wanted a change of scenery after completing his undergraduate degree, so he moved to San Jose, California, where he attended Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus and received his Doctor of Chiropractic. He was also active in the Sports Council and Business Development groups as a student. After graduation he moved back to Omaha for a year to be closer to his family and fiancée. They both then decided to move to Denver, Colorado in the summer of 2022.
Dr. Nick utilizes a variety of techniques to treat his patients and believes in treating both the spine and the surrounding musculature in order to alleviate pain. He utilizes Diversified, Gonstead, Activator, and Thompson techniques in order to treat his patients. He underwent additional training in Rockblades, cupping, and Manual Release Technique to provide optimal care.
Outside of work, Dr. Nick is busy taking care of his Pomsky and cat. He is also a huge foodie at heart and loves to travel. He is currently working his way through his list of must go places with his fiancée.
Penn State University – Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology & Columbia University – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Lisa Rozo is an east coast native who graduated from Penn State University with a bachelors degree in Kinesiology. She then decided to take a year off before graduate school to volunteer for AmeriCorps promoting children’s fitness through a community health center in underserved areas in Connecticut. Lisa then moved to New York City where she attended Columbia to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. While in school doing a clinical rotation in Colorado, Lisa fell in love with the area and decided to move to Denver after she graduated. Lisa has a passion for working with multiple disciplines within Physical Therapy, including pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopedic and neuro. She believes in promoting well rounded care and enjoys working closely with chiropractors and massage therapists to provide the patient with the best opportunity for recovery. She is an active member of the Colorado chapter of the APTA and is a strong believer in evidence based practice.
Lisa enjoys exploring what Colorado has to offer and can be found playing volleyball, hiking, and just enjoying the outdoors with her dog Carl.
Texas Tech University – Bachelors of Science in Biology, Masters of Science in Microbiology & University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio – Doctor of Physical Therapy
Dr. Brandon Melester is a Texas native who graduated at Texas Tech with a bachelors degree in Biology and then pursued a master’s in Microbiology. He realized after completing his thesis work that he wanted a career that involved being around and helping people. He attended University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He worked in sports medicine for two years in the Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex. He then decided to become and travelling physical therapist and spent three years working in various states including Colorado, Oregon, and Arizona, mainly working with Orthopedic populations. He decided that he wanted to stop traveling and make Colorado home. He strongly believes that each person has their own unique needs and tries to design programs for the individual. He uses a variety of different treatment methods to help promote movement and recovery. He operates using the patient center model, incorporating best evidence, clinical expertise, and patient choice to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Brandon’s favorite activity is skiing. He also enjoys hiking, camping, playing and watching sports, MTN biking, and anything that involves being outside with his dog.
Bachelor of Arts – Haverford College
Doctorate of Physical Therapy – Arcadia University
Dr. Ivo Milic received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Arcadia University in Pennsylvania. Originally from Philadelphia, Ivo grew up playing soccer, skiing and running. He attended Haverford College outside of Philadelphia where he was a 4x Division III All-American in Track and Field.
Ivo discovered the value of Physical Therapy while dealing with multiple injuries while competing in college. Ivo enjoys helping patients find simple and manageable solutions to complex and stubborn injuries. He loves working with a variety of patients from younger athletes to older adults aspiring to stay active and independent as they age. Ivo is diligent in staying up to date with current evidenced based practice to ensure he is able to provide optimal care.
In his free time Ivo loves to drink coffee, cook, read books, play with his dog Roco and run around the beautiful Colorado mountains.
Dr. Taylor Kowalski attended Baylor University where she graduated with
both her bachelors’ degree and Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Taylor grew up
in Excelsior, Minnesota where she spent time playing volleyball, tennis and enjoying
the outdoors with over 10,000 lakes. Taylor’s empathetic nature
blends perfectly with PT, as she is compassionate for anyone who walks through the
door. She was first introduced to the profession as an athlete where she
spent numerous hours with her PT. Since then, she knew therapy was her
calling. She believes in a holistic approach to healing the body which encompasses
mental, emotional and physical health and thrives from the ability to use her skills to serve
her community. Taylor enjoys spending time in nature and listening to good music.
She can be found playing sand volleyball, hiking or exploring local coffee shops and concert venues.
Taylor will use best evidenced practice to serve her patients and meet them where they are and provide
the tools necessary to get them where they want to be.
Dr. Krista (Arianna) Ross received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Pre-Physical Therapy at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. Arianna then went on to attend Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy. Her father was in the Air Force and her family traveled all over the country while she was growing up but they have called Colorado home for over 20 years. She was excited to come back to Colorado after getting her Doctorate so she could be closer to her family and the Rocky Mountains. Arianna has experience working with many different conditions and patient populations including: neuro, geriatrics, women’s health, and outpatient orthopedics. Arianna embodies and emphasizes a holistic approach in her patient care and believes in treating the patient as a whole for optimal recovery. She helps patients advocate for themselves and gives patients the tools they need to keep staying healthy and active even after they are done with physical therapy. In her free time she enjoys spending time with family/friends, traveling, working out, and snowboarding.
Dr. Joshua Kramer received his Bachelor of Science in Sports Studies/Kinesiology from The University of New Hampshire. He went on to attend Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he received his Doctor of Physical Therapy. Josh is from a small town in central Massachusetts where he grew up playing sports. A serious basketball injury led him to pursue a career in physical therapy. Josh is passionate about treating patients of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. He enjoys alleviating musculoskeletal dysfunction by integrating his manual therapy skills with specific exercises to improve movement patterns, motor control, and the correction of muscle imbalances. In his free time Josh likes traveling, working out, hiking, yoga, exploring new restaurants (eating, in general) and spending time with family.
Dr. Emma Strzelecki attended Northern Arizona University where she obtained both her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a Minor in Psychology and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Emma is an Arizona native with a passion for the outdoors and immediately fell in love with beautiful Colorado while she was living in Summit County. She grew up playing sports and was introduced to physical therapy while on the volleyball team in high school and knew that this was the career she wanted to pursue. Physical therapy excites her because she gets to provide some of the necessary tools for her patients to return to activities they love. Her favorite part about this profession is feeling a stronger connection to her community and partnering with patients to improve their quality of life by increasing independence and mobility. In her free time, you can find Emma anywhere outside! She loves hiking, skiing, running, and mountain biking. She also enjoys playing volleyball, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.
Northern Illinois University BAS Physical Therapy. Joslyn grew up in a small farming community in northwestern Illinois. There she participated in cheerleading, swimming and track and field where she qualified for state in all 3 sports. She decided she wanted to become a PT after one of her brothers suffered an extensive infection and injury to his pitching hand. After going through the PT treatment, that brother was elected the Illinois “Upper Illinois Pitcher of the Year” for high school baseball. This left a lasting impression on Joslyn, allowing her to see the outcomes of performing PT. The treating PT became her mentor and he told her something that would become her life motto, “In order to be a good PT, you have to genuinely care about people”. Joslyn moved to Colorado after graduating from college where she met her husband and decided to call Colorado home. Joslyn feels a true passion to listen and care for people. She understands each individual is unique and each injury is unique. She uses evidence-based practices to achieve outcome measures specified for each patient. She has worked a number of years in the skilled nursing environment where she assisted patients with improving their function after major surgeries and illness. She is Wound Care Certified as well and has educated patients and families on evidence-based treatment to obtain healed skin lesions. In her free time, Joslyn enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, Mountain biking, walking with her dog, playing with her cats, yard work, volunteering with the youth program at her church, performing community outreach programs through her church and missions. Joslyn has a passion for the people of Southeast Asia and is the board secretary for non-profit, The Glory Project. She becomes very busy in the fall prepping for and taking part in the packing of over 1000 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.
Dr. Erica Winkelstein received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chinese from Washington University in St. Louis. She proceeded to attend New York Medical College where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Erica grew up in a small town in New York where she competed in gymnastics and played soccer. Now she enjoys the occasional triathlon and weightlifting in her free time when she’s not exploring new food options or hanging out with her dog. Erica is passionate about treating patients from all therapy disciplines including neuro, pediatrics, sports, orthopedics, and geriatrics. She believes in a holistic and evidence based treatment approach to patient care. Erica has certifications in LSVT (for Parkinson’s Disease) and ASIA (for Spinal Cord Injuries).
Dr. Michaela Ruhlmann is a physical therapist who hails from the state of Kansas (and thinks everyone should live there for at least one year to build character). She has a heart for serving patients in pain. She is both Pelvic Floor and LSVT certified and possesses experience with vertigo and a variety of orthopedic conditions. Prior to physical therapy school, Michaela served as a public speaker all over North America for a ministry. She has a passion for education and coaching and desires to teach in her future. Her hobbies include hiking, swing dancing, reading, writing, hanging with friends and being a nerd. Someday Michaela would like to learn how to paraglide. She has a heart for people and for learning. Her life goal is to become more inspiring the older she gets.
Associates in Health Sciences and Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Licensed as Physical Therapist Assistant since 2017
Kianna has been involved in running sports and exercise her whole life, and as a teen decided she wanted to pursue physical therapy as a career after experiencing her own injuries. Kianna has volunteered at memory care and dementia facilities and has also worked with Kids in Motion during college, to promote active lifestyles in both geriatric and youth populations. She enjoys helping people return to their desired activities after trauma/injury- whether that be getting back to work, running a marathon, returning to gym or sport, minimizing falls, or eliminating fear of movement due to pain. She has been a PTA since 2017, and enjoys emphasis on vestibular rehabilitation, post-surgical interventions, yoga-based therapy, and return to running rehabilitation, but loves helping all her patients with whatever their personal goals may be. In her free-time, Kianna loves to hike with her dog, practice yoga, go destination camping, and vacation by the ocean.
Associates in Health Sciences – Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Originally from La Crosse WI, Mickayla completed her associates degree at Western Technical College in 2016. Since then, she has spent her career as an outpatient physical therapist assistant. Mickayla has a passion for working with orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehab, as well as general mobility and strength training. She believes each patient has unique needs and practices active listening to develop a program specific to the individual. In her free time, she enjoys going to concerts, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Bachelor of Arts – Augsburg University & Physical Therapist Assistant – St. Catherine University. Drew is originally from Colorado and graduated from Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science where he played Division III Ice Hockey. After graduation, he worked in Strength and Conditioning for several years before returning to school as a Physical Therapist Assistant. He believes in a patient centered and evidence-based approach with physical therapy, in order to help each patient recover as quickly and safely as possible. Outside of the office, Drew can be found playing golf, hockey, lifting weights, and walking his two dogs with his wife Natalie.
Kayla Schaller graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Bachelor of Science in Biology & a Minor in Psychology. Kayla went on to complete her associates degree at Arapahoe Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She grew up in Muscatine, Iowa before moving to Castle Rock, Colorado in 2003. Her experience is working with different populations including pediatrics, skilled nursing, and geriatrics. She emphasizes patient care with communication at the forefront to help patients achieve their personal goals and return to their activities of daily living. She believes in treating the patient has a whole including, physical, emotional, nutritional, and social factors. She has a vested interest in her patients well being and prides herself on being a partner as well as a practitioner to reach a common goal centered around a functional, pain free environment. In her free time, Kayla enjoys hiking, working out, exploring mountain towns and being with her friends and family.
Cayla Enger is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. She is a Colorado native and graduated from the University of Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology and Psychology. Cayla’s interest in the field of Physical Therapy began with an internship in college as an Adaptive Exercise Specialist working in a wellness center for individuals who sustained Spinal Cord Injuries. After graduating from CU, she took a summer job with an active travel company which inevitably turned into a 7-year career in the travel industry. After many years of guiding and traveling, she felt a longing to return to a career involving patient care, and subsequently moved back to CO to earn her Physical Therapist Assistant Associate of Applied Science degree from Arapahoe Community College. She has a strong belief in treating the whole patient, and loves working in a setting with multiple disciples which provides this type of care. When Cayla is not at work, you can find her out snowboarding, biking, hiking or on her SUP board.
Houghton College- Bachelors in Biology with a concentration in Physical Therapy and a Minor in Athletic Training and Concorde Career College – Associates of Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant
Fiona is a native New Yorker who attended Houghton College where she graduated in 2017. She ran track and field for Houghton, where she set the school record in pole vault. After college, Fiona worked as a personal trainer in New Orleans, Louisiana prior to attending Concorde Career College to become a PTA. She has experience treating patients of all ages and injuries and enjoys finding creative ways to help her patients achieve their goals. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, knitting, running, and spending time with her family.
Taylor Murdoch graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science with a Sports Medicine concentration. She grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada before moving to Colorado after graduating from CSU in 2016. Taylor worked with SCI and TBI patients for a few years at Craig Hospital before completing her Associates of Applied Science degree at Arapahoe Community College as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has experience working in outpatient, inpatient, and skilled nursing facilities. Taylor places emphasis on treating her patients as a whole, taking into account physical, emotional, and environmental factors that may be affecting patient recovery. She believes in promoting well rounded care and enjoys having the opportunity to work closely with various disciplines to coordinate optimal plan of care to meet her patients’ needs. Taylor works to maintain good work-life balance and enjoys hiking, playing volleyball, water skiing, snow skiing, and traveling during her free time.
Colorado State University — Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science & Concorde Career College — Associates of Applied Science for Physical Therapist Assistant Kayla is a Colorado native who transferred to CSU after going to Ohio Wesleyan to play field hockey and lacrosse. While at CSU, Kayla was a two time All-American in lacrosse. After graduating she worked as a physical therapist aide at a sports outpatient clinic. From there she went to PTA school to continue her passion for physical therapy. Kayla knew she wanted to work in the physical therapy field back when she was in high school and after dealing with injuries while playing multiple sports. She is an active member of the Colorado chapter of the APTA and believes in a full body approach to healing, which not only includes the physical aspect but the mental aspect too. In her free time, Kayla likes to enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s snowboarding in the winter or hiking in the summer and going to concerts.
Associates of Applied Science- PIMA Medical Institute Denver. Erik is a born and raised native of Colorado who grew up playing ice hockey in Boulder, CO where he found a passion for exercise and movement. After volunteering at a few physical therapy offices, Erik found a passion for the field and has been a licensed PTA since 2021. He enjoys the collaborative process and team work that physical therapy has to offer and working with other disciplines inside Mountain View Pain Center to treat the patient as a whole to help them achieve their goals. In his free time Erik enjoys going to concerts with his friends, going to the gym and playing with his little niece and nephews.
Megan Upton began her professional career in the USAF due to her desire to help and create change for people. She met her husband in the AF, had her daughter and focused on raising her while her husband was stationed overseas. After volunteering at various pediatric and orthopedic PT clinics, seeing the different impacts PT made in people’s lives, she knew she wanted to work in the field. Megan graduated from the Pima Medical Institute’s accelerated PTA program with an Associate of Applied Sciences degree and has been licensed since 2021. Megan finds the collaborative process with patients especially gratifying. She enjoys celebrating patients successes, big or small, while assisting them in their growth. When Megan isn’t at the office she enjoys reading, walking her rambunctious puppy, biking and camping with her daughter.
Jolie Foster earned her Master of Science in Degree in Acupuncture from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in December, 2018. This program consists of 2,265 hours of education including 550 hours of clinical practice. Jolie is a Certified Health Coach and a certified Shiatsu practitioner. She holds several certifications in Western and Eastern Medical Herbalism and is a Certified Medical Herbalist with over 1000 combined hours of study and practice in Western and Eastern Herbal Medicine. Jolie graduated from Center Point School of Massage and Shiatsu in 2001 and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 5 years in Colorado. She is also Clean Needle Technique certified to ensure patient safety. In 2012 she completed her Master’s of Arts in Teaching at Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.
Jolie’s training includes 945 hours in Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory and Technique, 510 hour of Bioscience and 24 hours of Gynecology. Jolie also studied adjunctive therapists such as moxibustion, tui na, acupressure, fire cupping, auriculotherapy, electrostim and dietary and lifestyle recommendations. She is a member of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado and she is a Colorado Licensed Acupuncturist and Massage Therapist.