Physical Therapist, Clinic Manager
Shannon graduated from Simpson College in Iowa in 1997 with a bachelors degree in physical education and minors in biology, psychology, & Spanish. She completed a Master’s in physical therapy from Elon University in North Carolina in 2000 and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy with an emphasis on manual therapy in 2014. She has 14 years of experience in out-patient orthopedics and enjoys working with complex spinal conditions as well as orthopedic extremity injuries. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling & Sole Support Custom Orthotics.
Originally from Iowa, Shannon began her physical therapy practice in Olympia, Washington, where she worked in sports medicine, geriatrics, and acute care settings before moving to Colorado. She has extensive experience with post-op care & work-related injuries, & has taken an abundance of continuing education courses in areas such as manual therapy, kinesiotaping, Pilates, and running & cycling injuries. Committed to evidence-based practice, Shannon is passionate about helping patients achieve their goals with a focus on the big picture, posture, prevention & specific exercise instruction.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, cycling, running, yoga & being outdoors.
Front Office Administrator
Donna has been a Physical Therapist since 1996 and specializes in Temporalmandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction, Vestibular and Balance issues, and cervical problems. She is certified in level I Dry Needling and treats both spine and extremity conditions that affect the function of the patients from school-aged children through senior adults. Donna uses an individual- centered rehabilitation model that combines manual therapy techniques, therapeutic exercises, and symptom-relieving modalities.
Donna strives to refine her knowledge base and skill set through quality continuing education classes and mentoring experiences with master clinicians in her field. She is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment, which is a nationally recognized program.
Christie grew up in Maryland before moving to Golden, Colorado in high school. She graduated from CU Boulder with a BA in Integrative Physiology before going on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of Colorado Denver in 2015. She has taken courses related to sports injuries, CrossFit, interregional dependence, and pelvic floor/women’s health related pain/injuries. Additionally, she is a certified Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) practitioner.
Christie specializes in orthopedic/sports related injuries as well as women’s health and pelvic floor therapy. She especially enjoys a fusion of the two by working with pregnant and post-partum women and returning them safely to the exercise they enjoy. Christie genuinely enjoys working with patients of all ages and working with them to achieve their goals, whether that’s walking to the end of the block or running a half marathon.
In her free time, Christie enjoys participating and competing in CrossFit, snowboarding, and wakeboarding with her husband, Max and their fur-baby Finn-Rex. She is a member of the APTA orthopedics section.
Certified Athletic Trainer
Stephanie Uszacki is an Athletic Trainer who works with individuals in Wheat Ridge, both as an extension to their physical therapy and independently to develop and progress exercise programs. She has been a Certified Athletic Trainer since earning her Bachelor’s degree at Illinois State University in 1989. Stephanie went on to complete her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from Colorado State University. She has since continued her education with certifications in Fallproof Balance, Functional Movement Screening, Mat Pilates Instructor, and PWR Parkinson’s Instructor.
New on the horizon for Stephanie is starting a Parkinson’s specific exercise class at the Wheat Ridge Active Adult Center. She currently teaches a Balance class at the WRAAC as well. Keeping people doing the activities that they love is what motivates Stephanie while working with her clients. From young athletes to older individuals and anyone in between- everyone can benefit from exercise!
Stephanie loves to hike, bike, read and play with her husband and two teenage sons. Spending time outdoors, especially in the mountains, is both physical and mental therapy! She is inspired by people who continue to play throughout all phases of life.