I am 100% cured. No more numbness in my fingers. I don’t even need to wear my brace at night anymore. Your recommended equipment and posture changes did the trick. Thanks so much!
Our son was 9+ weeks premature and required physical therapy to help with his gross motor skills. Jessica Albers was our therapist and she was wonderful. She gave us the tools to help our son develop and he is now a very active little two year old. We would recommend Jessica to any parents with…
I was referred to CIM for some calf and Achilles issues a few months after a bad strain. I had the pleasure of working with Derek Haverley to resolve it. Derek took time explaining to me how dry needling could help the situation, the results were amazing. It took about 4-5 sessions of dry needling…
From the very first treatment with Tim I knew I was on the road to recovery. A combination of dry needling, manipulation, home exercises relieved my chronic leg pain caused by a herniated disk. I was in severe pain and limited mobility for more than 3 years. I’ve had 4 treatments and I’m back on…
Tim has been helping me deal with various running and cycling injuries for a couple of years. They have included hip, back, calf, and knee issues. The at-home exercises he recommended helped so much, and I am now running and cycling pain free. He also recommended a specific strength training program. I am so grateful…
South Fort Collins
Meet the Staff
Susan Flynn, PT, DPT, MEd has specialized in the field of pediatric physical therapy working in a variety of settings during her career. She has experience in working with children from birth to 21, with a variety of neurological, developmental, medically fragile and genetic disabilities in home, school and community settings. She has extensive continuing education training in neurodevelopmental, sensory integration and functional approaches to the treatment of children and has significant experience with managing equipment needs of children.
Susan is certified in the area of sensory integration and is a level 2 certified hippotherapist. She pursued a Master’s degree in the area of Early Childhood Special Education in order to enhance her understanding of all aspects of the child with disabilities focusing on the transdisciplinary approach and recently completed her doctorate in physical therapy. Susan believes that her role within the family is to guide and support families providing ideas and techniques which can be used to facilitate their child’s progress.
Dr. LaTendresse completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Des Moines University Osteopathic School of Medicine in 2006. She has worked as a traveling physical therapist in the Pacific Northwest for 2.5 years after graduation. She moved out to Colorado in 2009, and practiced as a physical therapy director of a small sports medicine clinic in Cheyenne, WY for 3 years. Dr. LaTendresse moved to Fort Collins joined and Colorado Physical Therapy Specialists in the fall of 2012, and is excited to provide her expertise to a broad range of musculoskeletal and sports related injuries. She has been certified in ISTM, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and manual therapy. She is also trained and certified in performing cycling analyses, bicycle fits, and cycling biomechanics.
Dr. LaTendresse is an avid triathlete, cyclist, and runner. She is on a local cycling team, on which she competes and participates in local cycling races and events offered. She completed her very first full ironman race in Cozumel 2013. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT), and recently completed her Fellowship through NAIOMT (North American Institute of Manual Therapy) Organization to achieve her specialty in orthopedic manual therapy December 2014. She has been active in clinical research for cervicogenic headaches with a special emphasis on patient self management strategies. When Amy has free time her interests include learning more about fly fishing, rock climbing, kayaking, snowboarding, and hanging out with her dog, Griffin.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Physical Therapist & Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Dr. Zapanta received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Regis University in Denver, CO. He completed an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency program in Scottsdale, AZ. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS) and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT). Dr. Zapanta’s clinical interests are in the management of neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, and cardiopulmonary conditions while integrating a patient-centered hands-on approach to rehabilitation. He annually presents at state and national conferences and participates in expanding healthcare access locally and globally. He is an adjunct faculty of Physical Therapy at South College in Knoxville, TN & faculty with the NeuroRecovery Training Institute (NRTI).
Dr. Zapanta is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapist (AAOMPT). He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS). He has had trainings in LSVT BIG and is a certified PWR!Therapist which are high intensive whole body amplitude-based training regimes for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease as well as other neuromuscular & orthopaedic conditions.
Professionally, he is involved with the APTA on the state and national level by serving as the Delegate at Large for the APTA Colorado (2015-2017). A life-long member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the honor society of Jesuit Universities, Dr. Zapanta is distinguished in scholarship, excellence, and service. He was awarded the Doctor of Physical Therapy Excellence in Service Award from Regis University in 2012. Dr. Zapanta’s passions include transforming healthcare quality and providing a comprehensive evidence based approach that allows people to reclaim back their health and to allow people to reconnect back to themselves, to community, and to nature. In his free time, you can find John exploring the beautiful Colorado trails by foot, skiis, board, or bike or you may just find him enjoying a fine cup of tea.
Courtney Fitzpatrick completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at South College based out of Knoxville, Tennessee in June 2018. Before pursuing a career in Physical Therapy, Courtney was an Environmental Studies major, Forest Service employee in Colorado, trail crew leader for the Montana conservation corps, and a Yoga teacher throughout it all. Eight years of working on public land and teaching yoga culminated to a clear calling to become a PT—a job through which she could blend her passions for helping people feel more alive in their bodies, and more connected to the land and communities they live in. Courtney is unwaveringly committed to providing the best care possible. In January 2019 she will begin an orthopedic residency with Evidence in Motion at Colorado in Motion. Her current interests lie in chronic pain management, low back pain, industrial health, and orthopedic manual therapy. Outside of the clinic she draws inspiration from reading, learning how to play the fiddle, trail running, snowboarding, yoga and paddle boarding.
Dr. Gebhardt completed his Master of Physical Therapy at the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in 1998. During Dr. Gebhardt’s 7 years of physical therapy practice in the Army he specialized in treating a broad range of musculoskeletal injuries. He has worked extensively with injury prevention initiatives and has been a leader in the development of training programs designed to maximize fitness while preventing injury. Dr. Gebhardt relocated to Colorado in 2004 to complete his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree and Fellowship in Manual Therapy at Regis University. His areas of clinical expertise and interest include spine and running and sports rehabilitation where he incorporates his passion for fitness with physical therapy.
Dr. Gebhardt is an avid back country skier and ultramarathoner. He is a Certified Pose Method Running Technique Specialist and Certified VDOT O2 running coach. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). He has also published research in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy and is currently active in clinical research.
Dona J. Leonard, MS, OTR/L is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist who has practiced in Northern Colorado since 2005. As Director of the Industrial Health division at CIM, she customizes Early Intervention treatment and Ergonomics training programs for Colorado employers, helping our workforce avoid musculoskeletal injuries and stay strong while thriving at work. Dona is a certified ART® provider, and performs functional Job Analysis and Ergonomic evaluation for governmental and private industries. Dona is a certified ART® provider and X-RTS® Functional Capacity evaluator, and has served for seven years as a member of the BBB & Pinnacol Assurance Safety Committee. To maintain balance, Dona escapes with her family to the mountains as often as possible, and enjoys CrossFit, salsa dancing and swimming. For more information, or to speak with Dona directly, please call Industrial Health Direct line at 970-674-9675.
Dr. Albers received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Regis University in Denver. She is originally from Southern Illinois and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois in 2004. Dr. Albers is focused on the rehabilitation of pediatric patients with neurological, developmental, musculoskeletal and genetic disorders. She is a board certified Pediatric Clinical Specialist (PCS), is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling, is a Certified Kinesiotaping Practitioner (CKTP) and has completed extensive training in the treatment of children with vision impairments. Dr. Albers understands the importance of including the whole family in the patient’s care and focuses to provide the family with the educational tools necessary to build a strong foundation for the patient’s rehabilitation. Dr. Albers is focused on providing specialized care to her patients utilizing a function-based approach combined with current best evidence. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Pediatrics Section of the APTA and the Colorado Pediatric Special Interest Group (PSIG). Dr. Albers enjoys running, dancing, and being outdoors with her husband, daughters and dog.
Dr. Mike Johnson earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Prior to his graduate training, he spent four years in Fort Collins attending Colorado State University earning a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Medicine. Throughout his career, Dr. Johnson has had experience working in both the outpatient clinic environment as well as home health. This has allowed him to gain the skills necessary to treat people from all different backgrounds and age groups. He is an avid learner and is always trying to develop new strategies to help his patients achieve their goals. Mike earned his Board Certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2019 and he is currently a Fellow in Training in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. He is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Dr. Johnson is a Colorado native and is extremely happy working with the wonderful Fort Collins community. When he is not treating patients, he enjoys attempting to golf, going on runs with his dog, and backpacking and camping throughout Colorado.
Brian was born and raised in Stockton, CA. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California Santa Barbara before continuing on to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of the Pacific. After graduating in 2017, Brian worked for several years in California before relocating to join Colorado in Motion in early 2020. Brian has additional training in spine manipulation techniques and dry needling. He has a deep interest in understanding the science behind pain.
Brian enjoys evaluating, treating, and managing activity or sport related injuries with athletes of any age or background. He strives to help patients increase performance, prevent future injury, and overcome pain. Brian is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and also holds a CrossFit Level 1 certificate. His goal is to help patients explore movement and increase their resiliency to their individual demands.
Brian’s partner in crime is his wife and best friend, Ellison Melrose, who is also a Physical Therapist. They have an amazing little boy named Cassius and two cats. In his free time Brian loves weight lifting, basketball, and mountain biking – which help him balance his caloric load from his obsession with Oreo’s and chocolate chip cookies.
Dr. Wynne received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 2017 and her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Portland, Oregon. Throughout her education, she interned in multiple pediatric settings such as home health, school, and outpatient clinics working with children of all ages. Dr. Wynne is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the pediatrics section of the APTA. She is passionate about patient-centered care and strives to help patients and their families achieve goals that are meaningful to them. She loves the variety of working with children of all ages from infants to teenagers.
Dr. Wynne grew up in California but it did not take long for her to fall in love with the Colorado mountains. She enjoys hiking, open water swimming, baking, and exploring new restaurants.
Heather was born and raised in Billings, MT. In her “first life” she was a computer engineer at Hewlett Packard and Intel here in Fort Collins. It was a great life with a lot of perks, but ultimately she decided to switch into physical therapy in 2006 to be more fulfilled by her job and to solve problems that help people. Since becoming a therapist in 2009 she has worked in a number of therapy clinics in a number of states doing almost every aspect of physical therapy. She has a particular love for working with people with neurological deficits such as stroke and spinal cord injury or anyone who is really impacted by a condition or pain, but also loves the variety of patients at Colorado in Motion. She is married and has a dog Obi. In her spare time she loves to hike, golf, play volleyball, camp, and travel.
Dr. John Mark Skinner completed his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from South College in Knoxville, TN in June of 2019. John Mark is a Mississippi native and graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Marketing in 2010. Prior to finding his passion for PT, John Mark worked for a Christian non-profit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as a small business exports manager for the State of Mississippi, and as a salesman for a tech startup in Jackson, MS. His enthusiasm for connecting with and helping people, as well as his strong interest in fitness and movement eventually directed him toward a new career in physical therapy.
John Mark’s craving for adventure, love for the mountains, and passion for learning and being challenged led him to Colorado in Motion. In his free time, John Mark enjoys reading, snowboarding, working out, and exploring nature through hiking and hunting. He is also an avid college sports fan and loyal Mississippi State Bulldog.
Lisa graduated with her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2009 from Rockhurst University in Kansas City. She has practiced in a variety of settings including outpatient, inpatient rehabilitation, acute care, assistive and independent living and home healthcare. Lisa is very excited to be a part of the team at Colorado In Motion and bring her well-rounded knowledge and experience. Her career has been focused on her passion of neuro-rehabilitation and vision based therapy. As an OT, she is focused to help individuals return to living as full and independent of a life as possible.
Lisa enjoys having family time with her husband and young daughter. When time allows, her hobbies include snowboarding, hiking, paddle boarding, mountain biking, white water rafting, visiting family in St. Louis, MO and traveling. She loves to get away to her Winter Park condo when possible for local traveling.
Dr. Ellison Melrose received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of the Pacific in 2017. She is originally from Utah and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sport Science and Nutrition from the University of Utah. She began her career in an outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic in the Central Valley of California. Dr. Melrose has since moved to Colorado where she is happy to be back to her mountain lifestyle and dive into treating Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, musculoskeletal injuries and pediatrics.
Dr. Melrose’s clinical practice focuses on a whole-body approach to the treatment of pelvic floor, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and genetic disorders in children and adults. She utilizes a function based approach to rehabilitation with integration of evidence-based manual therapy, neuromuscular retraining, cognitive-behavioral techniques, pain education and individualized exercise prescription to enable patients to achieve their goals.
Dr. Melrose is passionate about fitness in all patient populations, but particularly in prenatal and postpartum women. Following the birth of her son in July 2019, Dr. Melrose has been excited to educate about the benefits of exercising during pregnancy and postpartum while reducing the stigma associated with pelvic floor dysfunction.
Outside of the clinic, Ellison enjoys spending time with her husband, son and 2 cats exploring the mountains, hiking, camping, climbing and mountain biking.
Dr. Kati Maselli received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Pittsburgh in 2019. She is originally from Ohio and graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Health Sciences. Kati’s special interest in childhood development while at the University of Pittsburgh ultimately lead her to train in outpatient pediatrics at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh. Upon graduating from Pitt, she continued her treatment in pediatrics within both schools and outpatient clinical settings in Columbus, Ohio.
Kati utilizes a functional and evidence-based approach that prioritizes patient and family values. In collaboration with families, she enjoys creating an individualized rehabilitation plan specific to their goals and needs. She has interest and experience in treating patients with a wide range of diagnoses including neuromuscular, developmental, orthopedic, and genetic disorders. She has passion for helping all patients explore and enjoy movement in a playful way as they build on the strengths that make them unique.
Outside of the clinic, Kati enjoys anything involving the outdoors, skiing, hiking, travel and spending time with family and friends.
Jackie has been in several administrative positions at Colorado In Motion, she is now our Compliance Officer. She works closely with all of our therapists to make sure they are in compliance with all of the insurance regulations and credentialing.
Jackie is a Colorado native and loves spending time in our beautiful mountains. She enjoys hiking, camping, fishing, 4-wheeling and shooting with her husband and son. When she isn’t in the mountains, Jackie enjoys spending time with her “other kids” as a Larimer County 4-H Shooting Sports Leader.
Hi! I’m Tina! I recently moved to Fort Collins from Bradenton, Florida where I was born and raised. Growing up within minutes from the beach was amazing! I enjoyed being out on the boat, fishing, relaxing on the beach, or anything that has to do with the ocean.
As I got older, I realized that there is more to life than being stationary. I’m looking forward to this new journey in life and being able to actually experience seasons and new hobbies. Since moving to Colorado, there are so many activities I want to do and many parks I would love to explore. Growing up in the sunshine state where the heat is brutal, the weather here makes it easy to actually enjoy the outdoors. I enjoy being active with working out, biking, running in 5Ks, hiking, or any extracurricular activities. A few things I’m excited to try is ice fishing, skiing, snow tubing, or just building a snowman!
Hey there, I’m Karina! I work as an office administrator doing scheduling or corrections for Colorado In Motion (CIM). When I’m not doing my regular tasks, I cover for the administration team when someone is out. Think of me as the pinch hitter for the CIM team.
I was born and raised in deep South Texas. I recently moved out to Colorado to be closer to my niece and her family. I am loving what Colorado has to offer, although I do miss the Texas Hill Country from time to time. But nothing compares to the mountains and foothills. Being here, I’ve enjoyed meeting and making new friends with whom I go out on adventures with. You’ll usually find me either playing board games, outdoor activities, antique shopping, or chilling at the breweries on Friday nights.
Johanna loves work with people. Being able to help patients in their journey with Colorado In Motion is very rewarding for her! She personally has had a longstanding relationship with Physical Therapy, and she knows how life changing it can be. So she appreciates the opportunity to take part in helping patients through this process.
Johanna moved to Fort Collins from Madison, WI, but she grew up hiking and camping all over the US. She is very excited to be living in a state where there are endless opportunities for her to continue this hobby! Johanna also enjoys cooking, embroidery, biking, kayaking, and scuba diving!
I was born and raised in Michigan before my family and I moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 2008. I have lived there ever since and just moved to Fort Collins. My parents are both musically gifted, and they passed their vocal skills down to me. I have been involved in choirs and show choirs almost my whole life and have always enjoyed singing; I am also learning how to play piano as well!
I went to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and moved here to continue pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Social Work, planning to attend CSU for the rest of my college career. I want to get more involved with outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and exploring many of the beautiful views that Colorado is known for. I am so excited to see the different seasons, views and activities that Colorado has to offer!
Hello! My name is Miranda and I work at the Harmony office. My favorite part about working for Colorado In Motion is helping patients on their path to personal growth and watching them meet their goals. I have seen so many people get back to their normal activities and it just brings me so much joy! I am very proud to be part of such a great company.
My boyfriend, Vince, and I moved here from Pueblo, CO a few years ago and we love Fort Collins. We try to get outside as much as we can, but we especially enjoy walks around Old Town, finding new places to eat, driving up to Horsetooth Reservoir and also trying all the local coffee shops. We have a black lab named Molly and include her in our adventures especially hiking and swimming. I also enjoy baking vegan treats, reading, photography, and painting.
Belinda graduated from Boston University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). She has since practiced in inpatient neurological rehabilitation with a focus on helping patients recover after a stroke, aneurysm, brain tumor, or brain injury. Belinda is a board-certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Belinda has a passion for helping people with neurologic injuries return to their lives with hope and empowerment.
Belinda is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She has also published a case report in the journal, Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology.
Belinda enjoys biking, dancing, and being outdoors with her two kids, husband, and dog.