Julia has been a big contributor, manager and active physical therapist for Alpine for over 20 years. Her methods and processes on how to treat patients is the guiding force for our clinic. She currently operates as the supervising therapist.
A long time athlete as well as a collegiate basketball player; she understands sports related injuries and enjoys returning individuals to their athletic and physical optimum. In additon, being a mom of two very active children allows her to connect with a younger clientele. Julia has a passion for continuing her education in both traditional and alternative type treatments. She is well versed in the treatment techniques of myofascial release, strain counter strain, and cranial sacral work as well as muscle energy techniques for all joint and spinal regions.
A Longmont native, Julia enjoys giving back to the community. She served two 6 year terms on the board at the Tiny Tim Center, volunteered at the Our Center Infant Care facility, and has organized a gift giving event to the nursing home for the last fifteen years. "I feel very blessed to be working in such a great community and to work in a career I truly love!"
molly crispin, mspt
Undergraduate: Colorado State University, Exercise and Sports Science
Graduate: Regis University, Master of Science Physical Therapy
Molly has been at Alpine since 2003, and she really enjoys working with a diverse patient population in this outpatient setting. She has a passion for helping others and loves being a physical therapist. This passion allows her to help her patients reach their own rehabilitation goals such as improving mobility and strength, returning to activity, and decreasing pain.
She enjoys learning and is dedicated to continuously improving her skills and diversity of treatment strategies to better serve her patients. Her continuing education coursework includes; craniosacral therapy, dry needling, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, core strenghtening and stabilization, and joint specific courses for TMJ, shoulder, wrist, hand, hip, knee, and ankle.
Molly is a Colorado native and says she can't imagine a better place to live. She loves spending time with her family and being outdoors, especially camping, fishing (particularly on the ice!), playing softball and golf.
Meredith Coursen, DPT (on leave, back soon!)
Undergraduate: Ohio State University, BS Exercise Science
Graduate: Univ. of Southern California (USC), Doctor of Physical Therapy
Meredith is one of our therapists at Alpine Physical Therapy East.
Meredith has been a physical therapist since 2012. She recently move to CO, but has worked at multiple, fast paced, PT clinics in CA and TX since graduation. While honing her orthopedic skills in the clinic, she also studied for and passed her OCS through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. This certification demonstrates advanced clinical knowledge and skills in orthopedic physical therapy. She is a firm believer in continued education and hopes to take courses in dry needling in the near future.
Her treatment sessions center around evidence based treatment techniques, but she strongly believes that customization of treatment based on patient preferences and goals is of utmost importance.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and young son. She loves hiking, skiing, photography, cooking and reading.
Daren Eccles, Dpt
Undergraduate: Iona College
Graduate: New York Medical College, Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Daren comes to Alpine Physical Therapy East from Florida where he worked as a head therapist in an active orthopedic clinic.
He has been working in physical therapy clinics for over 5 years. Daren has significant experience in hands-on manual therapy. He also has an impressive background with education in Maitland therapy techniques and pain management. In addition, Daren is educated in the McKenzie method for treating spinal conditions and has other training in most orthopedic areas of the body. .
His treatment philosophy is aimed at empowering patients with the education and confidence they need to get back to moving and leading active lifestyles through a blended model of pain neuroscience, manual therapies, load management and exercise. He favors an eclectic range of manual techniques including IASTM and ART-like pin & stretch methods for myofascial restrictions and a combination of Maitland, McKenzie and Mulligan techniques for joint restrictions. He includes pain education in almost every plan of care and also incorporate MDT for spinal pathologies and the SFMA / FMS for movement analysis.
Tanna Maurer, dpt
Undergraduate: Colorado State, BS in Health and Exercise Science
Graduate: Univ. of Colorado Anschutz, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Tanna is a Colorado native, growing up in Wray and then later moving to Loveland.
She has gained significant experience at multiple outpatient physical therapy clinics in Colorado. Tanna has experience in all types of outpatient orthopedics. She recently completed a course in myofascial decompression (Cup Therapy) and she is actively using this technique with patients. She has also participated in advanced sport physical therapy and joint manipulation training. In addition, Tanna has worked in the Exercise Physiology portion of the Health and Human Performance Laboratory. She recently completed extra courses in Muscle Energy Technique.
She enjoys an active lifestyle including playing spike ball, hiking, soccer and bowling.
Sarah Lane, PT, Dpt
Undergraduate: Ramapo College of New Jersey, BS Biology
Graduate: Rutgers University, Doctor of Physical Therapy
Rehab Specialty: Manual Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Sport Specific Movement Analysis
Sarah is a New Jersey native who has recently relocated to Denver. She has experienced multiple outpatient orthopedic settings including hospital based, urgent care, and private practice. She has a passion for manual based treatments and has continued to pursue this through extensive joint mobilization and muscle energy technique courses. She hopes to begin her dry needling certification in the near future.
Sarah lives an active lifestyle with interests in running, power lifting, spin, hiking, Zumba, horseback riding, ballroom dancing, and more! She uses her experience in these interests to better relate to her patients, incorporating sport-specific techniques into her treatment plan.
Alysa Lerman, DPT
Undergraduate: Washington University in St Louis
Graduate: University of Pittsburgh, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Alysa recently moved to Boulder from Pittsburgh, PA. She has gained experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings, with a focus on treating patients experiencing chronic pain. Alysa is certified in yoga instruction and enjoys incorporating mindfulness and other yoga techniques into her treatments.
Deeply interested in people, Alysa aims to treat the whole person, acknowledging that there are a wide range of factors contributing to overall health and wellness. She strives to uncover what underlying causes may be contributing to a given symptom, and works closely with patients to help them achieve their personal goals.
Alysa continues to practice yoga and meditation, and enjoys hiking, ecstatic dance, and acro yoga. She also loves spending quality time with her two cats, Queen and Greyman.
Rachel Moore, MSPT
Undergraduate: Quinnipiac University, B.S. Health Science
Graduate: Quinnipiac University, Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, B.S. Movement Science
Rachel is originally from Massachusetts but has been glad to call Colorado her home since 2010. Rachel has focused most of her continuing education on treating the spine and vestibular conditions. She has a wide range of rehabilitation interests including treating outpatient neurologic conditions, peripheral nerve injuries and orthopedic conditions. The focus of her care is wholistic and patient-driven while keeping in mind the function of her patients.
Rachel is a self-described “people person” and likes to get to know her clients. She stays balanced physically through running, skiing, yoga, swimming and hiking. Her love for the outdoors brought her west from New England. Rachel appreciates music and usually has something playing. She loves to read and is always looking for new book recommendations. She also likes to stay creative with sewing and crafting projects.