Welcome to
Blue Sky PT in Denver

Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate and comprehensive care to all patients through expert and effective therapy methods. Our physical therapists will motivate and direct each patient to achieve mutually established therapy goals in a safe, professional and fun environment. At the core of the Blue Sky Physical Therapy practice lies a steadfast commitment to creating individual treatment plans that help patients do more than just recover from injury.

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Learn More About Your Recovery

At Blue Sky Physical Therapy, a wide range of dysfunctions are treated. These include, but are not limited to, low back pain, post-surgical rehab, rotator cuff dysfunction, arthritis-created pain, gait dysfunction, neck pain, balance disorders, tennis elbow, knee, ankle and foot pain, pelvic pain, vestibular dysfunction, whiplash injuries, chronic headaches or pain, and many more. Physical therapy can benefit a wide range of people, of all ages and ability levels. Most people deal with some type of pain, weakness or loss of function. However minor it might appear, quality of life can be enhanced with proper physical therapy treatment.

MANUAL
THERAPY

Manual therapy makes a natural complement to rehabilitative exercises and other physical therapy techniques, so contact our Denver physical therapist today to find out how it might enhance your health and quality of life!...

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Runner's Knee

JOINT
MOBILIZATION

Joint mobilization is a type of manual therapy performed here at our Denver physical therapy clinic. It involves the passive movement of specific joints using the skilled application of force, direction, and technique. A physical therapist can use his or ...

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MUSCLE ENERGY
TECHNIQUE

Muscle energy technique is a form of manual therapy in which muscles own energy is used to induce relaxation and promote pain relief. This technique is especially useful when the cause of pain and stiffness are muscles. ...

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NEUROMUSCULAR
REEDUCATION

Neuromuscular re-education is a technique used by physical therapists to restore normal body movement patterns. At Blue Sky Physical Therapy, we look at the patient as a whole and address all aspects of the dysfunction to help the patient achieve ...

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THERAPEUTIC
EXERCISE

When you say the words “physical therapy” most people automatically assume you have had surgery. Yet physical therapy goes beyond post-surgical care restoring strength, endurance, flexibility and stability to people who have been injured, are in pain, or have experienced ...

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TRIGGER POINT
DRY NEEDLING

Dry Needling is a medical technique performed by a skilled physical therapist to immediately reduce pain, muscle tension and improve mobility. It is used in a variety of musculoskeletal problems including, but not limited to: acute or chronic injuries, headaches, ...

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LSVT BIG
PROGRAM

LSVT-BIG is a standardized treatment protocol which is customized to the unique goals of each patient, including both gross and fine motor skills. LSVT-BIG can be adapted or progressed in order to meet each patient’s needs across a range of ...

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VESTIBULAR
EXERCISE

Are you feeling dizzy with a sense of movement? You just might be experiencing vertigo. Make your world stop spinning with the help of our experienced and certified physical therapists. They are trained in the Cawthorne head exercises and Epley ...

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PILATES FOR
REHAB

The unique combination of physical therapy and Pilates has created a new and effective way to treat patients. Pilates strengthens the core muscles (posture muscles) which can decrease mid or low back pain, headaches, knee or hip pain, and shoulder ...

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Benefit From Specialty Treatments

Blue Sky’s physical therapists use a variety of manual therapy techniques to treat all major orthopedic dysfunctions, balance deficits, neurologic disorders, chronic pain, and a broad spectrum of other injuries. We utilize neuromuscular re-education and training, Pilates, core stabilization, massage therapy, and other therapeutic procedures to improve function, promote healing and enhance each patient’s well-being.

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Pilates for Rehab and Wellness

The unique combination of PT and Pilates has created a new and effective way to treat patients. Pilates strengthens core muscles which can decrease mid or low back pain, headaches, knee or hip pain, and shoulder pain, to name just a few. Pilates can also help improve flexibility in soft tissue as well as improve posture, joint mobility and balance. It is a gentle form of exercise/rehab that can be performed safely by a wide range of ages and ability levels.

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Hillary L Joseph PT, MPT, COMT

Hillary was first introduced to the world of Physical Therapy after receiving treatment for a back injury she sustained in high school. She pursued her newfound passion and completed a Masters of Science from Northeastern University in 2005. Originally from Wisconsin, she fell in love with Colorado while completing a clinical rotation in Vail. Hillary brings conscientiousness, kindness and great skill to her Physical Therapy practice and Pilates & Wellness instruction. When not working, she enjoys her love of all things outdoors with her husband, Bryon, and 2 children, Sierra and Declan.

Professional Experience and Education

Hillary earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. She gained clinical experience while working at Vail Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (Vail, CO), Methodist Children’s Hospital (San Antonio, TX), and Lakeview Neuro-Rehabilitation Center (Waterford, WI). She started her career at Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver) in 2005, where she treated a wide spectrum of patients. Now with over 10 years of clinical experience, Hillary continues to use her ever-growing skill set to help her patients recover from injury and transition into a wellness program.

Certifications

Hillary has dedicated a great deal of time and energy to completing the following certifications:

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) through the Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars
  • Certificate of Completion for Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Pro Health and Fitness Pilates Mat Certification
  • Pro Health and Fitness Pilates Reformer Equipment Certification
  • Certification in Chair through Peak Pilates

Continuing Education

Hillary has been consistent in her pursuit of continuing education and professional certifications. She dedicates time each year to finding courses that will enhance and expand her current knowledge base, and she utilizes these newly acquired skills in the daily treatment for her patients and clients. Hillary has completed the following courses:

  • Maitland-Australian MT-1 Essential Peripheral
  • Maitland-Australian MT-2 Essential Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-3 Intermediate Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training & Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-O Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-4 Differential Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • Maitland-Australian MT-R Review
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 1
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 2
  • MET of the Lumbar-Pelvis-Sacrum
  • MET of the Cervical Spine and TOS
  • MET of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs
  • Align Conference: Nerve Pain
  • Web PT – Ascend Conference 2016, 2017, 2018
  • The Integrated ‘Inner Core’ Cylinder for Lumbo-Pelvic Stability
  • Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder
  • Geriatric Strengthening and Movement Re-education for Mobility
  • Classical Pilates Mat, Chair, Tower and Reformer Review

Karen L Lewis PT, MPT

Karen combines over 30 years of fitness and healthcare experience to offer her patients a complete, well-balanced therapy program. She began teaching exercise in 1987 and always followed the latest fitness trends. Her current passion is teaching Pilates. She started practicing physical therapy in New Orleans in 2003, and then continued in her home town of Denver in 2005. Karen emphasizes a holistic approach to her physical therapy and wellness programs, and ensures patient understanding through her educational and supportive style. In her spare time, Karen enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, hiking, biking and gardening.

Professional Experience and Education

Karen earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center with academic honors. She earned the Physical Therapy Award for Academic Excellence and the Physical Therapy Department Dean’s Award Nomination. Her clinical experience includes Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital (Denver), Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver), University Hospital (New Orleans), and Veteran’s Administration Hospital (New Orleans). Karen’s work experience includes Children’s Hospital (New Orleans), Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (New Orleans), Ochsner Foundation Hospital (New Orleans), and Cherry Creek Physical Therapy (Denver). Karen has also taught a variety of fitness classes at a state-of-the-art facility in New Orleans and worked as a personal trainer since 2004 for clients on all types of Pilates equipment.

Certifications

Karen has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to completing the following certifications:

  • ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health Fitness Specialist
  • Powerhouse Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor (Mat & Equipment)
  • AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Personal
    Trainer/Fitness Counselor Certification
  • AFAA Professional Group Exercise Instructor Certification
  • Certified Johnny G Spinning Instructor

Continuing Education

Karen recognizes the importance of continuing education in order to ensure her patients receive the best available treatment. Her dedication to her patients and delivery of the best available therapy drives Karen to not only meet continuing education standards, but exceed them. Karen has completed the following courses:

Hermann & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute:

  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 1
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment Level 2B
  • Differential Diagnostics of Chronic Pelvic Pain

Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars:

  • Maitland-Australian MT-1 Essential Peripheral
  • Maitland-Australian MT-2 Essential Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-3 Intermediate Spinal
  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-4 Differential Assessment and Clinical Reasoning
  • Maitland-Australian MT-O Evidence-Based Orthopedic Diagnostic Evaluation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy Seminar

Exercise Etc, Inc:

  • Strength & conditioning for Seniors
  • Functional Mobility Drills
  • Core Training for Seniors
  • A Dozen Practical Exercises for Seniors

PowerHouse Pilates:

  • Group Foundations I – Pilates Reformer
  • Group Foundations II – Cadillac
  • Mat Certification
  • Pilates Personal Training

Web PT – Ascend Conference 2015, 2017, 2018

Pilates Method Alliance 10th International Educational Conference:

  • The Role of the Body in Working with the Tower
  • Hip Connection Advanced Concepts: Stability, Support, Power Scoliosis
  • Joe’s “Extra Muscles”: Accessing the Internal Shower Through the Equipment

Peak Pilates:

  • MVe Instructor Preparation Workshop

American College of Sports Medicine:

  • ACSM Behavior Change Strategies for Optimal Client Outcomes
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Workshop
  • Minimizing Legal Liability in Health/Fitness Programs

Cross Country Education:

  • Running Kinematics and Gait Analysis: An Evidence-Based Approach

Kinetic Control:

  • Diagnosis, Classification, and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Shoulder Impingements and Instabilities
  • Diagnosis and Neuro-Musculo-Skeletal Management of Hip Pain and Dysfunction
  • Recent Advances in the Treatment of the Shoulder
  • Diagnosis of Mechanical Neck Pain & Functional Stability Retraining
  • Diagnosis of Mechanical Dysfunction & Stability Retraining of the Shoulder Girdle
  • The Integrated “Inner Core” Cylinder for Lumbo-Pelvic Stability

Health One:

  • Current Concepts in Orthopaedics

Manual Therapy Seminars of Colorado:

  • MET of the Lumbar Pelvis Sacrum
  • MET of the Thoracic spine Ribs
  • MET of the Cervical Spine TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
  • Advanced Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumbar Pelvis Sacrum

Sports and Orthopaedic Seminars:

  • Contemporary Approaches to Common Sports and Orthopaedic Conditions

Body Works WELL:

  • Classical Pilates Mat, Chair, Tower and Reformer Review

Louisiana Physical Therapy Association:

  • Clinical and Scientific Rationale for Modern Manual Therapy – TheShoulder/Upper Quarter

Johnny G Spinning:

  • Spinning Certification
  • Spinning and the application of Interval Training
  • Phase Three: Strength Energy Zone

Deep South Fitness Convention:

  • Yoga 2K
  • Total Ballet Workout
  • Balance and Stability

Deep South Alliance for Fitness Professionals:

  • Mind-Body Yoga Certification

Reebok International Ltd:

  • Power Step Reebok
  • Flexible Strength

Aerobics and Fitness Association of America:

  • Personal Trainer/Fitness Counselor Certification
  • Mat Science
  • Fitness Triage Seminar
  • Master M.O.V.E.S.
  • Nutrition Fundamentals
  • Primary Certification Review
  • Boot Camp Maneuvers

Barre Elevate – Level I Teacher Training Workshop

Samantha Harmon PT, DPT

Sammi grew up in Aurora, Colorado. Her interest in physical therapy began with her personal experience having many injuries as a ballet dancer. She received a BFA in Ballet from the University of Utah, and went on to perform professionally with Colorado Ballet and Ballet Ariel in Denver. She then went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2017. She continues to dance and perform with Ballet 5280 in Denver, and teaches ballet at various studios in the Denver metro area. Sammi enjoys using her years of dance and teaching experience to help dancers and non-dancers recover from orthopedic injuries, particularly of the foot and ankle.

Professional Experience & Education

Sammi earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado. During her education, she completed clinical rotations in inpatient rehabilitation at Infinity Rehab in Brighton, and outpatient therapy at The University of Utah Orthopaedic Center in Salt Lake City and Northern Colorado Rehabilitation Hospital in Johnstown.

Continuing Education

Sammi is committed to lifelong learning and to further develop her skills and knowledge as a physical therapist. She plans to pursue a variety of continuing education courses, particularly through the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars program.

Sammi has completed the following courses:

  • Balanced Body Pilates Instructor Training: Reformer 1 and Reformer 2
  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation
  • Maitland-Australian MT-G: Geriatric Manual Therapy

Jonathan Hebert LCMT

Jonathan is a licensed certified massage therapist who trained at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. He has received training in a variety of styles including: Swedish, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Sports, Craniosacral, Shiatsu and Thai style massage. Jonathan worked in a private practice setting prior to joining the Blue Sky team. He utilizes a thorough knowledge of anatomy and physiology to educate and empower clients to support their long-term health.

Danielle Hoguet PT, DPT

Danielle was born and raised in South Jersey. She spent much of high school in and out of physical therapy with ballet injuries that led to ankle surgeries. She went on to complete her Bachelor’s and Doctorate degrees at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She loves the opportunity to treat dancers and athletes. She enjoys practicing and teaching yoga in her spare time.

Professional Experience & Education

Danielle earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. She has gained experience in orthopedics through her clinical rotations at Achieve Physical Therapy (Vineland, NJ), Woodstown Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation (Woodstown, NJ) and Novacare clinics in Philadelphia and at Neumann University. She also gained experience with neurological conditions at Marlton Rehabilitation Hospital (Marlton, NJ). Danielle enjoyed working with young dancers and athletes at Loudoun Sports Therapy Center in Sterling, VA.

Certifications

Danielle became a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) after completing the Yoga Teacher Training at the Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico.

Continuing Education

Danielle loves to learn and is committed to expanding her knowledge and skills as a physical therapist. She plans to expand her manual therapy skill set by taking Maitland-Australian Orthopedic Manual Therapy courses.

Danielle has completed the following courses:

  • Maitland-Australian MT-ST Stabilization Training and Functional Rehabilitation

Abby DeBlois PT, DPT, CSCS

Abby grew up in Narragansett, Rhode Island. Her interest in physical therapy began in high school while experiencing her own injuries and watching the benefits physical therapy would also have on her siblings’ sports-related injuries. Abby graduated from The University of Miami with a Bachelors of Science in Health Science. Abby continued to play sports throughout her college career, playing on the Connecticut College Women’s Lacrosse Team her freshman year, and on the club lacrosse team at the University of Miami.

Professional Experience and Education

Abby went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at New York University. She gained experience through her clinical rotations and master clinician observations working with patients of all ages with orthopedics and musculoskeletal, neurologic, wound and vestibular related conditions. While completing her Doctorate, Abby became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. Abby feels it is especially beneficial to use her added exercise background with her patients. Additionally, Abby has taught group fitness classes at Manic Training- Rhode Island from 2014-2018. Abby believes in treating her patients as a whole, focusing on the body’s connections rather than treating an injury in isolation. Abby focuses on exercise as a mechanism to treat her patients, and believes in tailoring a unique exercise program to each of her patients’ individual needs with the hopes of promoting an active, healthy lifestyle for every individual. Abby has a particular interest in treating the hip as well as patients for post-surgical rehabilitation.

Continuing Education and Certifications

Abby is committed to enhancing her skills as a Physical Therapist through lifelong learning. She plans to take a variety of continuing education courses, specifically the Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy Seminars program and Pilates Instructor Training: Reformer 1.

Abby has completed the following Certifications and courses:

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • RockTape Functional Movement Techniques‐ Basic Certified
  • RockTape Functional Movement Techniques- Advanced Certified

 

Katherine Koch PT, DPT

Katherine is from Cleveland, Ohio and grew up running cross country and track. This translated to running marathons in college at Ohio State University, where she was introduced to physical therapy with a running injury.  She graduated from Ohio State with a B.S. in Exercise Science and a B.A. in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies before moving to Denver to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Regis University. She has since run 5 marathons in 5 states, aiming to one day run a marathon in each state. Katherine enjoys treating people with all types of orthopedic conditions, as well as vestibular and pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Professional Experience and Education

Katherine earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University. She completed her four clinical rotations in Wyoming, Colorado, Oregon, and Arizona. In Bend, Oregon and Flagstaff, Arizona, she completed rotations that focused on both simple and complex orthopedic, vestibular, and pelvic floor physical therapy.

Certifications

Katherine is certified in level 1 pelvic floor physical therapy and enjoys empowering women and men through exercise and education.

Continuing Education

Katherine is passionate about being a lifelong learner as a physical therapist. She plans to expand her manual therapy skills through Maitland courses and to become certified in advanced pelvic floor physical therapy and dry needling.

Katherine has completed the following courses:

  • PIPER Level 1 Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Alan Zidek PT, MPT

Alan became interested in physical therapy after working for many years in the bicycle industry helping competitive cyclists prevent and recover from injuries.  In 2005 he received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kansas Medical Center then moved to Arkansas where he began working with people recovering from spinal cord injuries, limb amputations, and a variety of orthopedic issues.  He loves seeing his clients recover from injuries and return to living full lives.  Outside of therapy, Alan enjoys spending time with his wife and training their two hyper-active dogs (border collie and Australian shepherd).

Professional Experience and Education

Alan has an undergraduate degree in English from Kansas State University, and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Kansas.  He has worked in hospital and outpatient settings addressing a spectrum of diagnoses, from joint replacements, rotator cuff repairs, spinal fusions and amputations, to neurological problems, like MS, stroke, and spinal cord injuries.  Even with over 14 years of therapy experience, Alan is always seeking new ways for patients to recover and excel after injury.

Continuing Education

Always looking for knowledge to further his ability to help his clients, Alan is pursuing certification if manual therapy through Maitland-Australian Physiotherapy.  Alan has completed the following courses:

University of St. Augustine Seminars:

  • S4 Functional Analysis and Management of the Lumbo-pelvic-hip Complex
  • S1 Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation
  • MF1 Myofascial Manipulation
  • E1 Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation
  • Exercise Strategies and Progression for Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Other Seminars:

  • Introduction to Canine Rehabilitation
  • Treating the Shoulder Complex: Advances in Conservative and Post-op Management
  • Cervicogenic Headache: Examination & Treatment
  • Outpatient Therapy CPT Coding, Billing, and Documentation for Rehabilitation Reimbursement

Rachel Sigg Billing Specialist

Born and raised in Boulder, Colorado, Rachel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from CU Boulder in 2009 and an Associates degree in Medical Billing in 2014. In her free time, she enjoys all things outdoors and sports with her husband and two sons. She has been a member of the Blue Sky team since we opened in January 2009.

Megan Tumblin Office Administration

Megan is from Dallas, Texas and received her Bachelor’s degree of Science in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas. She moved to Colorado with her husband, Eric, after he completed his service in the Air Force. In her free time, Megan enjoys any and all things outdoors – from skiing in the mountains to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

Meet Your Recovery Team

All of our Denver physical therapists are dedicated to your health and recovery. Blue Sky Physical Therapy is a caring environment, with physical therapists educated in the best and most up-to-date exercises and recovery options to get you back to the things you love doing most! Not only will you recover stronger and faster from your initial injury, but you will also learn how to maintain those benefits and prevent re-injury.

Our patients’ health and happiness are our first priority. Blue Sky does not employ aides, assistants or techs. Each patient receives one-on-one attention from a highly skilled physical therapist for the entire duration of the appointment. Initial appointments are scheduled for one hour and follow-up appointments are 30 minutes. Our therapists customize your treatment plan to fit your needs. You deserve personalized care and treatment and we can provide it!

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