We appreciate your trusting us with your care and will use multiple approaches to help you improve and to understand your role in optimizing your outcome. Our highly skilled Physical Therapists will work one on one with you to help you understand your issue and will design a comprehensive program that is centered on your unique needs. It is our commitment through skill and caring to help you perform at your peak with any activity….at any stage of life. Expect a thorough biomechanical and neuromuscular evaluation focusing on your body as a whole.
- Manual Therapy
- Dry Needling
- Strength and Stabilization
- Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy Facility & Therapists
MEET THE THERAPISTS
We are proud to work for a Physiatrist owned Physical Therapy clinic that affords us the time to spend with our patients one on one. We have direct access to all of the information that the Physiatrists at Spine West have, and we feel that this gives us a unique perspective that helps us optimize patient outcomes. We realize that it is rare in the world of Physical Therapy to be able to offer quality time with each patient and we will use these opportunities to give our patients the best possible care.
Mark Kahl, PT, MTC
Mark received his training in physical therapy at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He previously earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Since graduation, his focus of practice has been in the area of orthopedics in both private and occupational health settings. He has experience in performing ergonomic assessments, teaching well back classes, and has participated in administering work conditioning programs. His specialty is in manual therapy having earned his Certification in Manual Therapy through the University of St. Augustine Institute of Physical Therapy in 1997. Mark continues to advance his manual skills and techniques through regular participation in continuing education courses. As a Colorado native, he also enjoys the various outdoor activities offered by our state.
Lauren Barringer, PT, DPT, OCS
Lauren graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2013. She recently completed the Eastern Colorado Health Care System’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program at the Denver VA Hospital. This program allowed her to spend a full year furthering her manual therapy and clinical reasoning skills under the tutelage of experienced mentors. Lauren is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. She enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic conditions including spine, musculoskeletal, post-operative, and sports related injuries. She strives to bring a balanced and integrative approach to patient care. In addition to clinical work, she is also a lab assistant for the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program Orthopedic classes. Outside of work, Lauren stays active in the Colorado outdoors with running, climbing, and skiing.
Terri Miro, OTR, CHT
Terri Miro graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1979. She became a Board Certified Hand Therapist in 1992. She began her career in the area of arthritis for both adults and children and has been involved with the Arthritis Foundation for many years. She has treated a variety of both conservative and post op hand injuries and has taught courses on hand and upper extremity splinting. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband hiking, biking, and exploring Colorado. In addition to her love of hand therapy she also has a small jewelry business.
Julie Schumann, PT
Julie grew up in Westchester County, New York and earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing/Tourism & Recreation at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After a ski injury, while living in the mountains, she realized that a career in physical therapy would be more in line with her career goals. After the transition, she eventually graduated with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York, in late 1999. Over the past five years, Julie has focused much of her treatment technique around hands-on and dry needling techniques. She has taken over 100 hours of Functional Dry Needling courses since 2012 and continues to use the technique daily in her work practice. Outside of work, Julie is busy raising her two teenage children.
Kasey O'Leary, PT
Kasey O’Leary graduated from Stanford University in 1986 with a degree in psychology. Becoming a certified massage therapist was a stepping stone to obtaining her master’s degree in physical therapy from Boston University in 1994. Since that time she has worked in the field of sports and orthopedics. Her continuing education has focused on manual therapy techniques. She integrates these skills with experience as a yoga instructor and massage therapist into the holistic approach she brings to the care and treatment of her patients. Outside of work she volunteers as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Fairview girls swim team and loves to spend time with her 3 girls, husband and enjoying swimming, cycling, running and cooking.