Doug Hanna, PT, MS, MTC
Doug feels tremendously fortunate to have physical therapy as a profession. After nearly 20 years of clinical practice, he still enjoys his work immensely. Many factors contribute to his continued passion for the profession. Physical therapy provides so many tools that create treatment plans that cater to the specific needs of each patient. Physical therapy encourages continuous learning and professional growth. Doug is greatly satisfied to help people increase their quality of life. Additionally, he has the opportunity to work in a great environment with an amazing group of committed, caring and fun associates.
Through Doug's many years of practice he has studied with most of the world leaders in physical therapy. He has extensive training in the evaluation and treatment of both spinal and extremity problems, as well as extensive post-graduate training in spinal and peripheral manipulation, soft tissue release and diagnosis-specific exercise training. Doug's broad training background allows him to choose the treatment approach that best suits each patient and produces the most satisfying outcome. Doug specializes in spinal and lower extremity problems.
Doug received a Bachelor of Science degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Graduate Certificate in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School and Health Related Sciences in Rochester, Minnesota. Doug later completed Certification in Competency in Manual Therapy from the Institute of Graduate Health Sciences and a post-professional Masters of Science degree from the University of St. Augustine in Saint Augustine, Florida. Doug benefited from extensive post-graduate education with many of the worlds top therapists. He has extensive training in physical examination and diagnosis of the spine and extremities, as well as advanced training in spinal and peripheral joint manipulation, soft tissue mobilization and diagnosis specific exercise training.
Doug is the father of two daughters, Ashley and Brooke. He is an avid runner, cyclist, and fly fisherman.
Dawn Singleton, PT, DPT, MTC
Dawn earned her Master of Physical Therapy in 2005 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She earned her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Dawn enjoys working with all types of sports, orthopedic and back injuries, and helping people return to the activities they enjoy as quickly and safely as possible. She uses manual techniques and customized exercise programs with all of her treatment plans. In 2013 Dawn completed her manual therapy certification from the University of St. Augustine. Being a manual therapist better allows her to assess and treat musculoskeletal disorders using her hands. Dawn has additional training in therapies for TMJ dysfunction, vestibular disorders and vertigo. Dawn has completed the level 2 training for Trigger Point Dry Needling (Intramuscular Manual Therapy). She loves to learn and is always looking for the next physical therapy course to further advance her skills.
Dawn is married and the mother of 2 children. In her free time, Dawn enjoys being active with her family, hiking outdoors, cooking, and playing most sports, especially volleyball and racquetball.
Kate Creaby, PT, DPT – Physical Therapist
Kate earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009 from Carroll University in Waukesha, Wisconsin. In a former life, she graduated with a double major in Geology and Anthropology from Rice University. After traveling and working in New Zealand at an outpatient PT clinic, she decided to go back to school and pursue a different career path.
She enjoys working with a diverse patient population, athlete, and non-athlete alike. She has training in joint mobilization and manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, trigger point dry needling, and exercise prescription; used in combination to maximize each person's potential and return to function and recreation.
During her time at Rice, Kate swam competitively, specializing in the distance freestyle and butterfly events. She was honored for her accomplishments by having an annual award presented for dedication, discipline, leadership, consistent hard-work, and commitment to the team concept renamed after her. She also went on to qualify and compete in the US Olympic Trials in 2000.
Originally from Wisconsin, Kate loves to travel but has settled with her husband and three children in Colorado. In her free time, Kate enjoys hiking / snowshoeing, cycling, swimming, and photography.
Peter Schmidt, PT, DPT – Physical Therapist
Peter graduated from George Washington University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Peter is also a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Orthopedic subsection. He is licensed in the state of Colorado and is a qualified direct access provider that can evaluate and treat without a referral or physician diagnosis.
Peter's main interests are associated with his background treating a wide variety of orthopedic and sports injuries. Peter has 10 years of experience as a professional ski patroller and EMT, and brings that specialized knowledge to his practice. He also has specific interests in manual therapy, improving biomechanics, and especially in helping patients return to golf, tennis, and skiing.
Peter's treatment approach centers around his primary goal of helping patients achieve their own desired outcomes and improving human capacity. He makes sure to be thorough in order to address the root cause of the problem and rule out any other contributing issues. Treatments are adapted to each patient, with the overarching aim of addressing the whole person.
Peter spends as much time as possible outside, skiing, hiking, boating, playing Frisbee, or camping.
Michelle Osgood, OTR, CHT - Certified Hand Therapist
Michelle Osgood, OTR, CHT is a Board-Certified Occupational Therapist and a Certified Hand Therapist with over 37 years of experience. Utilizing the latest trends and techniques, she specializes in treatment of the elbow, wrist, and hand. Michelle graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Occupational Therapy. She became a CHT in the inaugural class of certified hand therapists.
Michelle has extensive knowledge in the evaluation and treatment of acute and chronic hand, wrist and elbow injuries, rheumatoid arthritis, orthopedic injuries, and workers compensation injuries. Michelle also has a wide knowledge base in areas such as biceps rupture, distal radius fractures, and options for CRPS, thoracic outlet syndrome, strain injuries, electrotherapy, stress loading, myofascial release, and wrist ligament injuries.
Michelle is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists. Michelle utilizes a wide variety of equipment/modalities such as Fludiotherapy, paraffin therapy, whirlpool therapy, ultrasound, manual therapy, etc., with her patients to treat and help them regain function for daily activities.
Michelle has spoken on a wide range of topics such as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome, splinting for hand injuries, hand therapy for replantation injuries, fine motor development in infants, and treatment of two-stage tendon reconstructions.
Michelle is married with two children. Her interests are cooking, tennis, and playing with her granddaughter.
Emily Aronow PT, DPT - Physical Therapist
Emily earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has taught yoga for 13 years concurrently with her PT practice, since earning her yoga instructor certification in 2002. She is currently pursuing additional credentials in the treatment of chronic neurological pain.
Emily enjoys using all the diagnostic tools of her profession to find the root cause of a person's pain and movement dysfunction. Prior to joining Physical Therapy of Boulder, Emily worked with Colorado's top doctors at National Jewish Hospital where she learned how physical therapy can be effective in the presence of complex rheumatological and medical conditions. She believes that everyone can live a full, active life and enjoys using her manual and exercise skills to help her patients achieve their goals.
Emily has a passion for staying fit and healthy, especially in the outdoors. She has hiked 20 of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks and continues to work toward completing the list. She enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, skiing and cycling. Beyond enjoying physical activity, she is a musician and avid gardener.
Stephanie Braun, MSPT - Physical Therapist
Stephanie attended Texas Tech University receiving a Bachelor's degree in Education. Upon graduating she moved to Steamboat Springs to fulfill a dream of living in the mountains, skiing, and teaching...ski school. Several years later after moving to Boulder, she returned to graduate school and earned a Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Steph enjoys working with patient's across the lifespan and with a variety of diagnosis. She considers herself a strong manual therapist but always utilizes exercise and education to enhance her patient's level of independence and return to function.
Steph lives in Louisville with her husband John, two kids Jackson and Riley, and rescue dog, Oreo. Her hobbies include running, skiing, stand up paddle boarding, camping, and watching hockey...lots and lots of hockey since that is what both of her kids actively participate in at the moment.
Carrie Schneider, PT, Physical Therapist
Carrie is a Boulder native and is happy to be able to live and work in beautiful Colorado. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and brings over 20 years of experience to the orthopedic setting. She has taken numerous continuing education courses over the years, including manual therapy, functional exercise rehab, kinesiotaping, is certified in Functional Dry Needling, and has completed Level 1 certification for SEAS (Scientific Exercise Approach to Scoliosis) for the conservative treatment of scoliosis. She has practiced mainly in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine settings, with experience also in homecare. She held several management positions including Clinical Manager of an outpatient clinic and Clinical Coordinator for therapy services in a hospital setting. She enjoys the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, and emphasizes individualized treatments specific for each patient. Carrie also has a special interest in lower extremity biomechanics and functional rehabilitation as well as injuries related to running and dancing. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenage children, as well as being active with running, swimming, hiking, skiing, and golfing.
Whitney Shea, PTA, PMA-CPT, RYT
Whitney has a degree in Integrative Physiology from The University of Colorado - Boulder, as well as certifications in Pilates and yoga. She has both an Advanced Teacher Training and a Master's Program certification from The Pilates Center in Boulder, as well as both Power Yoga and Yoga Sculpt certifications from CorePower Yoga. She has taught Pilates and yoga in numerous studios and physical therapy clinics in Texas, Chicago, and Colorado, and is thrilled to be teaching Pilates at Physical Therapy of Boulder.
Whitney graduated from Pima Medical Institute with her Physical Therapist Assistant degree, and is excited to be integrating this with her Pilates and yoga background. She is strong believer in treating the body as a whole, and is excited to share her passion for mind, body, and breath with the community!
Whitney lives in Boulder with her husband Billy, their dog Solus, and cat, Tula. She loves the outdoors, and feels lucky every day to live in such a vibrant city. On most weekends, you can find her skiing, rock climbing, fly fishing or hiking, and she also enjoys traveling and live music.
Sarah Jackson – Practice Manager
Sarah Jackson is our practice manager. Sarah has numerous responsibilities including superior customer service as well as working on insurance and claims issues, marketing, inventory and ordering, greeting and registering patients and all managerial tasks. She attended the University of Colorado at Denver. She has been in the physical and occupational therapy business over 20 years, in several capacities.
Sarah has lived in Colorado for most of her life. Sarah is the President of Kuamini Inc. a non-profit she shares with her business partner, Ranjini. She hosts an annual 5K called Precious Miles to raise money for the Caruso Family Charities, who help terminally ill children and their families. She also enjoys hunting, camping, and riding ATV's with her husband and two daughters.
Kailey Low - Patient Care Coordinator
Kailey was born and raised in Arvada, CO. She graduated from Ralston Valley High School in 2013, then attended Saint Leo University in Tampa, Florida for 3.5 years. Kailey is currently finishing a degree in Healthcare Management, with a minor in Theology.
Kailey has a huge family, and loves spending time with them on the weekends. When Kailey is not at work she enjoys hiking, reading books, going to coffee shops, and exploring Denver. She also loves giving back to community, and enjoys going on mission trips.
Ranjini Ridgway (Rani) – Authorizations and Billing
Ranjini has been with Physical Therapy of Boulder since 2015, and has been living Colorado since 2003. She has over seven years of experience in medical billing and insurance verification/authorization. When she is not working, she spends her time volunteering with special needs children, or outside hiking, biking, running and spending time with her two Basset Hounds.
Winston - Director of Public Relations
My name is Mr. Winston and I have been part of PT of Boulder for over 4 years. I have been able to do this because I am hypoallergenic and super quiet. I started coming to work with my dad as a 12 week old puppy and have been coming ever since. I specialize in stress reduction, relaxation techniques and making new friends. As a therapy dog, I love making new friends and making people smile. I love what I do and work for treats - PC's Pantry is just a block away if you forget ;-).