South 8th Street (MAX)

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Spectrum Rehab - Max
810 Arcturus Drive,
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
(p) 719-444-0381, (f ) 719-444-0218
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David

David (Owner, MPT, CKTP) – MAX

David graduated from Shenandoah University with a masters in physical therapy and has been practicing orthopedic and sports medicine since 1994. David was also the chief instructor for injury prevention and instruction of back programs and ergonomic assessments for all departments of Penrose Community Hospital from 1999-2002. David was a physical therapist for the United States Power lifting & Weightlifting Federations. He was lead PT for the 1997 National Junior Weight Lifting Championships at NAU Flagstaff, AZ.

David also founded The Gerstel Cancer Foundation in 2002, a 501 (3) (c) non-profit. Current plans are to raise money for cancer rehab, cancer rehab research, and cancer research.

Areas of clinical interest include the shoulder and knee, as well injury prevention training. As the owner of Spectrum Rehabilitation, David is committed to providing the community with the highest level of rehabilitative care with an emphasis on wellness. In addition, David has served as a volunteer to many organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Down Syndrome Association.

David has 20 years of Martial Art’s experience as a student, competitor, and instructor. As an instructor, David sent over 50 students to National championships where many placed and won in their divisions. David has studied many forms of martial arts and received his 2nd degree black belt in Seishin Kai / Shito Ryu / Go-Shindo (Aki-juijitsu). David also competed in the South Carolina State Palmetto Games winning Gold in Kumite (fighting) and the Georgia Tour of Champions sweeping Gold in Kumite and Kata (forms). His area of specialties is knees, shoulders, necks, and Sports Medicine. Free time is hanging out with family and friends.

Lauren

Lauren (DPT) - MAX

Lauren grew up in the Land of 10,000 Lakes and obtained her B.S in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota. Her adventurous spirit led her to the Pacific Northwest for graduate school. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. After honeymooning in Colorado, Lauren and her husband couldn’t resist the Rocky Mountains and the advertised “300 days of sunshine per year.” They relocated to Colorado Springs in November 2016 after Lauren was offered a position at Spectrum. She enjoys practicing in an orthopedic setting because she gets to work with a wide variety of conditions and she has the ability to utilize manual therapy techniques. Lauren enjoys adventuring with her husband, hiking in the mountains, sports of all kinds, playing board games, listening to music, petting puppies, cooking, and watching Disney movies. She loves volunteering in her free time and is currently helping with the tech team and student ministries at her church.

Gina

Gina (DPT) – MAX

Gina received her Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Exercise Science with a pre-physical therapy emphasis from Grand Valley State University in 2014. She then went on and graduated from Midwestern University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in April 2017. While Gina was attending school to pursue her physical therapy career, she spent time giving back to the community in the form of volunteering and leadership roles. The pediatric and geriatric populations both hold a special place in Gina’s heart. Gina had the opportunity to have a pediatric rotation and gain experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses. She also has previous volunteer experience at a nursing home and at a home where children go after being discharged from the hospital, but aren’t ready to go home yet. Additionally, Gina served as Vice President for the Student Special Interest Group of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association, as well as for her Physical Therapy class. In August 2017, Gina moved to Colorado from Michigan, where she was born and raised, in order to pursue her lifelong passions and dreams. Gina looks forward to expanding her knowledge and skill set in outpatient physical therapy. She is very passionate about serving others and getting individuals back to their prior level of function through means of physical therapy. When Gina is not in the clinic, she loves skiing, biking, hiking, and going on adventures in the mountains.

Heather

Heather (PTA-Pool)

Heather is a licensed PTA with 15 years of experience. She attended SIU-C for 4 years and graduated with a degree in Applied Science/PTA. Her Specialties include: Aquatics: orthopedic, neurological, and pediatrics MET for spine. Heather moved to Colorado four years ago to be closer to the mountains. She enjoys hiking, camping, and writing in her spare time. The rest of her time is spent spoiling and playing with her dog Mathias.

Peggy

Peggy (PTA-Pool)

Peggy is a licensed PTA originally from Viking, MN. After vacationing in Colorado nearly 30 years ago, Peggy decided to make Colorado her home. Peggy worked for the State of Colorado in Denver for ten years after moving to Colorado; however, with two children at home she wanted to be more available to them and took a job in sales with Acme Brick in Castle Rock. After raising her children, Peggy went back to school to become a PTA and graduated in January 2016 with her degree. Since graduating, she has specialized in aquatics therapy. Peggy is a member of the APTA’s Aquatic and Geriatric Sections and looks forward to expanding her knowledge through work experiences, professional memberships and continuing education. Peggy has a passion for young and old alike but has a special affinity for the geriatric population as she has seen first-hand how instrumental physical therapy is for maintaining a person’s independence. Peggy and her husband, Michael, enjoy spending time with family, friends, and their two dogs (Frankie & Niko), as well as camping, fishing, and traveling as time permits.

Miranda

Miranda (PTA-Pool)

Miranda is a licensed PTA, graduating in May of 2017 with an AAS from Pueblo Community College. Miranda also has a BS degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from CSU-Pueblo and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She worked as a Health Educator for six years at the Pueblo City-County Health Department prior to going back to school to become a PTA. Since becoming a licensed PTA, she has specialized in aquatic therapy. Miranda, a Colorado native, loves doing outdoor activities with her five year old son, Keagan, such as hiking, fishing, and boating at the Pueblo Reservoir. Miranda also enjoys traveling and experiencing different cultures.

Summer

Summer (PT Tech-Pool)

Summer is originally from Austin, Texas she was born and raised there. She moved to Colorado Springs July of 2017 to get a fresh start after graduating high school. She is a full time Physical Therapist technician and loves working closely to all of her patients. Aside from working full time Summer attends Pikes Peak Community College as she finishes her basics, Soon after she will be transferring to CU in Boulder Colorado, where at the young age of 19 is working incredibly hard toward her masters in biomedical engineering. In her free time she likes to hike and go for early morning runs, she enjoys almost everything involving the outdoors and being in nature.

Marshall

Marshall (PTA-Land)

Marshall grew up in Wichita Falls, Texas where he graduated from high school and accepted a baseball scholarship to Vernon College in Vernon, Texas. After two years, and receiving an Assoc. in Sciences, he transferred to Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he later graduated with a B.S in Exercise and Sports Sciences in 2014. He continued his education at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas where in 2016 he graduated with an A.A.S with a concentration in Physical Therapist Assistant. Marshall moved to Colorado Springs after passing the NBPTAE and gaining licensure to practice in the state of Colorado. Marshall enjoys spending time outdoors skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and fishing and is eager to check off many more 14ers off his list. He has a passion for assisting people through the rehab process and to help them gain a better understanding of how to eliminate and ultimately prevent pain from getting in the way of everyday life.

Jamar

Jamar (PTA-Land)

I came from Iowa to Colorado in June 2017 while awaiting licensure to pursue Physical Therapy. Following frequent vacations to this area, I decided to make Colorado my home. I Graduated with an Associates in Arts and an Associates in Applied Science, obtaining Licensure for PTA. I enjoy spending time with my Wife and two children which include many sports, camping, and hiking. I also enjoy physical exercise with an elevated interest in weightlifting. During educational training at NIACC in North Iowa, I was honored to be placed on the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society which included motivational speaking for upcoming students around the world during CMT’s “Empowering Education” program. I am one of a very few who were featured on NIACC’s new PTA program brochures/pamphlets which were distributed to over 100+ Educational facilities for potential upcoming students. I have also been honored at NIACC’s “Pathways to Success” program honoring top academic students. My first interest in Physical Therapy came with an injury in the past, requiring Physical Therapy alongside Occupational Therapy. I was interested in some of the therapeutic interventions they applied with passion to rehabilitate individuals to their previous physical ability. I enjoy working at Spectrum Rehabilitation alongside ambitious therapists with a variety of knowledge. I would like to obtain additional certifications through Physical Therapy courses to further my knowledge/understanding of new techniques and alternative interventions.

Kat

Kat (PTA-Land)

Kat recently graduated from PCC (Pueblo Community College) in May with my PTA degree. Kat also trained to perform hippotherapy, which simply means utilizing horses as part of a treatment plan with PT, OT, or speech goals. Kat loves anything to do with the outdoors, but horseback riding is her main hobby. More importantly she is excited to be starting my career as a physical therapist assistant and look forward to helping improve the lives of others.

Aaron

Aaron (Director of Operations)

Aaron joined the company in 2005 as the Director of Operations. His background started in professional baseball as the Strength and Conditioning coach for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Aaron has also traveled the country, working as an EMT in the wilds of Alaska in a logging camp to running a successful Durable Medical Equipment business in Arizona. He currently splits his time between Maine and Colorado Springs. He enjoys hanging out with his family and friends, hunting, working out and anything to do with trucks and cars. When in town you will see him driving around in a tricked out Ford Raptor.

Angela

Angela (Office Manager)

Angela and her husband, Gunner, chose Colorado Springs as their retirement home. Gunner retired in 2004 as a Special Forces Warrant Officer with 34 years of service and countless deployments. Angela retired from the Army in 2005 as a Personnel Officer with 22 years of service and two deployments to Iraq. She worked for one year with Pikes Peak United Way, learning about her new community and thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to help others in the private sector. After a brief six month vacation, Angela returned to Fort Carson as a government employee working for the Commanding General of Fort Carson. With the move of Division West to Fort Hood, Texas, Angela moved to a new position in the Military HR Department.

Angela joined Spectrum Rehabilitation in February 2012 as the Office Manager, but her relationship with the company started in August 2009 as a patient in the cancer rehab program. She enjoys knitting, quilting, football, hanging out with family and friends, travelling, and all the wonderful outdoor activities Colorado has to offer with her wonderful husband, Gunner and their Westie, Blue.

Alison

Alison (Insurance Specialist)

Originally a native of Michigan, Alison decided to call Colorado Springs home when she retired after 20 years as a Special Operations Intelligence Officer. She holds a Bachelor’s from the United States Air Force Academy and a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Oklahoma, as well as speaking several languages. Multiple deployments across the globe made her decide to do an 180˚ turn, and she began her goal of obtaining a nursing degree and becoming a Flight For Life crewmember. You can find her volunteering in multiple locations within the Penrose Hospital community. To obtain a different perspective, Alison joined the Spectrum team in April 2016. When her head is not in a book or trying to figure out your insurance, she can been seen on her motorcycle, knitting, or hand-spinning linen for Colonial Williamsburg historical weavers. Her “kids” – English Mastiff Melyn and cats Sabella, Sweepea, Maxwell and Tahoe – also keep her busy with their endless antics.

Kinzie

Kinzie

Kinzie joined the Spectrum Rehabilitation team in November of 2017. She grew up in Iowa where she graduated from high school and graduated from Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa where she was an active member in her Greek organization, Pi Beta Phi, the Cheerleading squad, and community volunteer opportunities. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Sociology, with a minor in Psychology in May of 2017. During the summer of 2017, Kinzie married her best friend, Collin, and moved to Colorado Springs in November of 2017 because her husband was transferred to Fort Carson after a 4-year stint at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX. Outside of work, Kinzie stays busy hiking through the mountains, exploring new restaurants and shopping areas, crafting, and reading new books. She enjoys working at Spectrum because it pushes her outside of her comfort zone and gives her a new perspective on how to assist people. She enjoys interacting with patients and seeing them progress through their treatment.

Brandon

Brandon (Front Desk)

Brandon is from Fort Carson, Colorado, raised in Tacoma, WA , and has chosen to go back to school and establish his roots in Colorado Springs. Brandon is a former server of ten years at various restaurants from burgers and fries, to Italian Cuisine. His academic interests include all things medical. He is currently enrolled in the National American University, working to obtain his Medical Assisting Certification. Brandon’s overall goal is to be a Physicians Assistant. Working at Spectrum Rehabilitation has given Brandon the insight to some of the tasks he will need to master as a medical assistant or a physician’s assistant. As a Director of First Impressions, Brandon has gained confidence and learned valuable medical administrative duties. Being of service in some way to his community and the people around him is what genuinely makes Brandon happy. As the first person a patient talks to and sees at Spectrum Rehabilitation, Brandon empathizes with their physical therapy journey and the role he plays in their recovery. Brandon enjoys camping, cooking, and spending time with his close friends.

Lori

Lori (Instructor)

Lori is a graduate of Spectrum's excellent water therapy program. Her discovery and participation of the H20 water aerobics class several years ago allowed her to become a healthier person, so much so Lori began teaching the class. Lori is a true believer of the benefits of water exercise and shares her story with whoever will listen. Lori retired from federal service with 38 proud years, 13 of which were served even prouder in the Air Force (go Blue!). She has one adult daughter, a grand-dog, and keeps busy when she’s not in the Spectrum pool doing crafts and running around after her rescue dogs.