Director of Rehabilitation, Exempla Spine Center at Denver West, Clinic Manager
Jaime attained a master's degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver in 2001. Almost immediately after, she attended the Center for Advanced Therapeutics and became a Certified Massage Therapist. She has a strong interest in orthopedic manual therapy and continues extensive training in this specialty. Jaime continues her education, exploring a variety of treatment techniques and principles which she combines to create a comprehensive patient evaluation and treatment plan.
Additionally, Jaime is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, she has completed the Certified Spinal Manipulation Program and is trained in Trigger-Point Dry Needling. She believes this advanced course work enhances her PT knowledge and allows her to treat patients with a holistic approach. In her free time, she enjoys her charming 2 year old son, live music and travel.
Sara earned her Bachelors degree in Biology with a minor in kinesiology in 2007 from Regis University. In 2011, she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions in Denver. Since graduating, Sara has worked primarily in an orthopedic outpatient setting treating all types of musculoskeletal injuries in adults.
Sara continues to have a love of learning. She has taken multiple continuing education classes with a focus on manual techniques and is certified in dry needling. Her goal with physical therapy treatment is to provide quality personalized care with a hands on approach in order to get patients back to enjoying what they like to do.
Growing up, Sara moved every four or five years before landing in Colorado in 2003. She has since planted roots and enjoys taking advantage of Colorado's outdoor activities, the ever growing food scene in Denver, and spending time with her husband and their two english bulldogs.
Originally from Connecticut, Deb graduated from Ithaca College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Upon graduation, she moved to Denver and has worked in many settings including Acute Care, Neuro Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Occupational Medicine and most recently at the Spine Center. Continuing her passion for learning, Deb earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in 2010 and her certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling. She has a strong interest in Spinal and Orthopedic Manual Therapy, in conjunction with Therapeutic Exercise and Functional Training.
Her philosophy in treatment is to use evidenced based medicine to improve patient’s quality of life, maintain their physical function and to help people achieve their goals. She is excited to become proficient in the use of the Multi-Cervical unit, a new piece of equipment to this clinic, which will help with testing and strengthening clients with whiplash and neck pain.
When not working, you may find Deb bicycling in the foothills to prepare for the MS 150 benefit ride or in the winter, skiing the Bumps at Mary Jane. She also enjoys reading a good book and curling up with her black lab, Tucker.
Michael was born in Toledo, Ohio and raised in Pensacola, Florida along with his older sister, Ashley, and younger brother, Jacob. He decided to pursue a degree in Kinesiology from Florida State University after becoming intrigued with physical wellness in high school. After graduating from college and receiving certification through the American College of Sports Medicine, Michael worked as a Personal Trainer at various locations in Houston before moving to Denver in July 2015 where he found work at a chiropractic office performing corrective exercise. He was brought on as Exercise Specialist at Lutheran Spine Center in late May of 2016, and actively pursues pertinent certifications/continuing education to better help patients of SCL Health.
Michael’s passion for helping people through health and wellness stems from his own personal journey to better-quality fitness. Losing a substantial amount of weight helped him gain a more positive outlook on life in general, and was the catalyst for Michael’s lifelong thirst of helping others achieve this improved physical (and, in turn, mental) wellness. Outside of work, Michael enjoys music/concerts, movies, hiking, and basking in the knowledge that the Cleveland Cavaliers are current world champions.
Annie was born and raised in small town Minnesota. She received her bachelors in Psychology from the University of MN in Minneapolis. After spending some time abroad and caring for patients as a nursing assistant in St. Paul, Annie moved to NYC where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. In her six years in NYC, she gained experience working in acute/neurological rehab, pulmonary rehab, home care, and outpatient orthopedics. Looking for a change of pace and to have a little more sun and nature in her life, Annie moved to Denver in June.
Besides being a yoga instructor and incorporating yoga into her therapy, Annie has continued her training and education with multiple manual therapy courses in Maitland, certified level 1 in Functional Dry Needling, and vestibular rehab. She enjoys treating a variety of patients in everything from stroke rehab to post-surgical patients.
In her free time, Annie enjoys yoga, hiking, going to concerts, and getting on her bike. She looks forward to exploring Colorado more.