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.
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.
Ryan joined Cherry Creek Wellness Center in March 2017. He was born and raised in Parker, CO. He received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Bond University in Queensland, Australia in 2011. He returned to Colorado to pursue a career in Physical Therapy and enjoy all that Colorado has to offer. Ryan became certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling in 2017. Ryan’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.
Joanne graduated from the University of Miami in 1991 and has over 27 years of experience in both out-patient and acute care. Her specialties include Women’s’ and Men’s Pelvic Health, manual therapy, functional dry needling, treatment of spinal disorders and orthopedic dysfunction. Currently she is working towards her Women’s health specialty certification. She is certified in levels 1 and 2 dry needling techniques. She lives with her husband and 2 daughters in Golden, Co. She enjoys hiking, skiing, biking, rock climbing, paddle boarding, yoga, traveling and vegan baking.
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.