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JULIA RICHARDSON, mspt

Education

  • Undergraduate: Colorado State University, Exercise and Sports Science

  • Graduate: Regis University, Master of Science Physical Therapy 

  • Rehab Specialty: Craniosacral, Muscle Energy Technique, Graston, Dry Needling, Hands-on Manual Therapy (all areas)

 

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

Education

  • Undergraduate: Colorado State University, Exercise and Sports Science

  • Graduate: Regis University, Master of Science Physical Therapy

  • Rehab Specialty: Craniosacral, Muscle Energy Technique, Graston, Dry Needling, Hands-on Manual Therapy (all areas)

 

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. 

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Evan little, mspt

Education

  • Undergraduate:  University of California San Diego, Physiology and Neuroscience           

  • Graduate:  California State University Long Beach, Masters of Science, Physical Therapy

  • Rehab Specialty:  Sports Performance, Mobilizations with Movement, Osteopathic                                   Muscle Energy, Craniosacral, Functional Dry Needling, Cupping and Graston techniques

Early in his undergraduate career, Evan was studying to be an engineer until he injured his shoulder, underwent rehab and switched his college major to become a Physical Therapist.  With that engineering mind, Evan has a strong understanding of human biomechanics and gait assessment.  He uses this to treat the body as a whole in order to allow the musculoskeletal system to move synergistically through the patient’s desired movement patterns.

 

As a former athlete with his share of sprains and strains, Evan would discover that Physical Therapy would be his medium to help people of all ages recover and prevent future injury.  Shorty after he graduated Physical Therapy School in California, Evan married, started a family, and moved to beautiful Colorado where he set out to pursue his long time passion for injury prevention, hone his manual therapy skills and progress his sports performance education. He strongly believes in educating his patients on spinal health and pelvic girdle balance to achieve optimal force transfer through the entire musculoskeletal system. 

 

He is a Certified Mulligan Practitioner (CMP), a manual therapy certification that uses “joint repositioning” during functional movements to abolish pain and restore functional strength, but he also uses a customized blend of manual therapy skills, scientific exercise progression and other treatment techniques to create a comprehensive and customized plan of care for his patients.

 

Evan and his family enjoy the mountain air, quality of life, weather and the community that Colorado offers.  He has a wonderful wife and three active kids with whom he likes to camp, hike, fish, garden, and play all sports.  He loves to work with his hands whether it be DIY projects around the house, carpentry or legos!

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William Buck, DPT

Education

  • Undergraduate:  University of Nebraska, BS, Education, emphasis on Exercise Science (Cum Laude)

  • Graduate: University of Nebraska, Doctor of Physical Therapy (Cum Laude)

  • Rehab Specialty:  Manual Therapy

 

Following graduation from the University of Nebraska’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2012, Will has worked in multiple settings across the country.  He worked in the Omaha, Nebraska area before taking a contract therapy position which led him to places such as California, Illinois, Arizona, and South Carolina. Through his experiences, he has developed a passion for working with sports medicine, post surgical, and general orthopedic patients. His treatment philosophy is based on empowering patients to make the most of their own rehabilitation by fostering independence in individualized rehabilitation programming with an emphasis on movement and exercise. He has training in manual therapy, Blood Flow Restriction, and Trigger Point Dry Needling. Will was drawn to the Longmont area by the mountains and the multitude of opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, and camping. He enjoys traveling, maintaining an active lifestyle, working with his hands, and going to concerts of all genres. He also enjoys sports of all kinds and has yet to find a brewery he did not like. Will is eager to explore everything the area has to offer and to make Longmont his home.  

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Tanna Maurer, dpt

Education

  • Undergraduate:  Colorado State, BS in Health and Exercise Science

  • Graduate: Univ. of Colorado Anschutz, Doctor of Physical Therapy  

  • Rehab Specialty: Dry Needling, Myofascial Decompression (Cup Therapy), Hands-on Manual Therapy (all areas)

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.    And of course spending time with her new daughter! 

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Rachel Moore, MSPT

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Quinnipiac University, B.S. Health Science

  • Graduate: Quinnipiac University, Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, B.S. Movement Science

  • Rehab Specialty: Manual Therapy, Synergistic Dry Needling, Neurologic Rehabilitation and Vestibular Rehabilitation

 

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.

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Eva Tucker, DPT

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Regis University, BS Health and Exercise Science

  • Graduate: Regis University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

  • Rehab Specialty: Manual therapy

 

Eva is a Colorado native growing up in the Broomfield area and graduating from Regis University in Denver for undergraduate and graduate degrees. She loves to be outside, hiking, traveling, and enjoying all of the sunny days in Colorado with her family and pets. She grew up playing soccer and still loves the game, cheering for the USA women’s team and multiple teams in Europe. She also enjoys watching all other Denver sports. Her love of sports, science and the human body’s capabilities has led her through PT school and drives her to help others achieve their personal goals for rehabilitation and living an active lifestyle. She strives to recognize individual differences and the whole person to provide patients with their own and best plan of care. She enjoys outpatient therapy because of the variety of patients, conditions, and treatment options she can utilize to best help each individual. Moving forward in her career, she plans to gain experience in multiple of these treatment options, including dry needling, manual therapy techniques, blood flow restriction and vestibular treatment.

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JOHN PHINNEY, pt, DPT

Education:

  • Undergraduate: University of Texas

  • Graduate: Regis University Schools of Physical Therapy

  • Rehab Specialty: Soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation, breaking of scar tissue and fascial adhesions, dry needling, correcting habitually faulty movement patterns and neuromuscular recruitment and integration.

 

A graduate of the University of Texas and Regis University Schools of Physical Therapy Dr. Phinney Has over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist.  Dr. Phinney has extensive expertise in helping you recover from neuromuscular, spine, orthopedic and sports injuries and surgeries. Utilizing several different techniques Dr. Phinney will assist in restoring function and eliminating your pain. Techniques include: various types of soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization/manipulation, breaking of scar tissue and fascial adhesions, trigger point dry needling, identifying and correcting habitually faulty movement patterns, progressive strength training patterns emphasizing appropriate neuromuscular recruitment and integration. Should you find yourself undergoing surgery Dr. Phinney will work closely with your surgeon to optimize your path back to full function with return to activity.  Whether your activity includes swinging a club or racquet, kicking or throwing a ball, running, pedaling a bike, paddling, swimming, jumping a horse, strapping on skis, etc., Dr. Phinney will work to identify structural, habitual and repetitive factors that can lead to activity ending injuries or surgeries and create a comprehensive plan to reduce the risk of injury and keep you moving pain free. 

 

Dr. Phinney has lived in Boulder County since 1996 and in addition to staying active with his soccer playing 13 year old son, has completed many Bolder Boulders, Boulder Backroads half marathon, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon, American Birkebeiner, Ironman 70.3, Triple Bypass and many other less “active” endeavors including enjoying a home cooked meal on the back deck with friends.  Call now for a consultation.