Kari K. Elste, PT, DPT
Dr. Elste completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Regis University in 2011. She began her career treating patients at a private outpatient clinic in Casper, Wyoming. At this time she became certified in trigger point dry needling, proficient in vestibular rehabilitation, and and began utilizing functional movement screens and assessments with community athletes. Dr. Elste has worked as a travel physical therapist for the last 1.5 years, most recently at the LAC-USC medical center, in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Elste joined Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists in the fall of 2014. She is excited to bring her areas of expertise to serve the Fort Collins community. She is a Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist, certified in Functional Movement Screening, Selective Functional Movement Assessment as well as instrumented soft tissue techniques. Dr. Elste has special interests in manual therapy and vestibular rehabilitation.
Dr. Elste is a former Division 1 gymnast at Bowling Green State University. As a former elite level athlete she understands the rigors of athletics and has a special interest in injury prevention. She is an avid rock climber and in her spare time can be found climbing in one of the local canyons, hiking mountains, cycling, snowboarding and generally enjoying Colorado’s magnificent outdoors.