Women's Health Specialist, Certified in Trigger point Dry Needling, Clinic Manager
Heidi joined Cherry Creek Wellness Center in August 2012. Born and raised in Gillette, Wyoming she graduated with her BS in Kinesiology and Health Promotion from the University of Wyoming in 2006. She has been a certified ACSM Health and Fitness Instructor since 2006. She continued on with school and graduated in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has moved back to the mountains in May 2012 after spending some time in the deserts of Arizona. Since graduating, Heidi has focused her practice on pelvic floor dysfunction in women and men, athletic injuries, and general outpatient rehabilitation for people of all ages and injuries. No two patients are the same, therefore Heidi focuses on individualized programs combining manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and pain relieving/function improving techniques.
Heidi has a passion for endurance athletic events, including marathons and triathlons. She is drawn to the mountains to hike and ski. She has experience as a personal trainer and fitness boot camp instructor. Heidi enjoys traveling and has a rule of never completing the same race twice which has given her the opportunity to visit many different areas of the United States and other countries. She loves spending time with family and friends promoting a healthy lifestyle with activities and cooking.
Front Office Administrator
Rachel graduated from the University of Colorado in 2015 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Prior to pursuing her career in physical therapy, Rachel studied dance at the University of Iowa while also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Sciences, which she completed in 2008.
Rachel has experience working with patients with both orthopedic and neurological conditions. Rachel’s treatment approach includes a combination of hands on treatment and patient specific exercises to relieve pain, improve function, and help patients get back to all of the things they enjoy doing. Her special interests include vestibular rehabilitation and dance medicine. She has been working with patients who suffer from dizziness, vertigo, and balance dysfunction since she began her career as a physical therapist. Rachel also has over 20 years of dance training, including experience working as a dance instructor and working with dancers to treat and prevent dance related injuries.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys teaching ballet, exploring the mountains, and spending time with her husband and their three dogs.
Rachel has been a part of the Cherry Creek Wellness Center team since May 2014. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2010. Rachel has completed a residency program in orthopedics through Evidence in Motion and received her Orthopedic Certified Specialist credentials. Rachel is certified in trigger point dry needling and also trained in manual therapy. She has focused her practice on the newest and best research in physical therapy to treat her patients with the most current methods. All of her treatments include a combination of hands on treatment and exercise.
Rachel has been a member of the APTA and Orthopedic section of the APTA since 2010. She has experience working with high school athletes, runners, tri-athletes, and weekend warriors. She currently volunteers at Northfield High school supporting their student athletes. Her personal experience with sports is in soccer, running, and gymnastics. Although sports are a large part of what led her to physical therapy, she also has experience with MS, ALS, spinal cord injuries, and work related injuries. Rachel’s goal in treating patients is to give everyone individualized treatment to relieve pain and return them to full activity.
Rachel enjoys running ½ marathons, hiking, doing yoga and experiencing all the outdoor activities the mountains have. She moved from Chicago 4 year ago and appreciates the healthy and laid back life style of Colorado.