Physical Therapy

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The First Steps PT team treats a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, developmental coordination disorder, Down syndrome, dyspraxia, genetic disorders, Autistic disorder, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular disorders, prematurity, failure to thrive, and torticollis through the use of physical measures as an alternative to medicine or surgery.

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Lisa

Owner, Administrator, & Physical Therapist

Lisa graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science is exercise and sports science with a minor in neuroanatomy. She received her graduate degree from Regis University in 2001. Lisa has a variety of experience in pediatrics in early intervention, home-based therapies, and schools. Education is close to her heart, as Lisa met her husband Chris at CSU. They have two children, Liberty and Landon. Lisa enjoys spending her free time with her family, serving at church, scrap-booking, crafting, and baking. Her passion is to serve the pediatric population, to assist in the growth and development of children, and to improve children's confidence, strength, agility, and success to improve quality of life, and foster greater independence.

Priscilla

Alternate Administrator & Physical Therapist

Priscilla graduated from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO, in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science is exercise and sports science with an emphasis in sports medicine. In 2002, Priscilla graduated from Regis University with her Master’s degree in physical therapy. She has extensive experience working with children from birth to age 18 in a variety of settings including school, home, and clinic-based services. Priscilla believes in a family-centered approach to physical therapy and is passionate about helping all children reach their full potential.

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Beth

Physical Therapist & Team Lead

Beth has been a pediatric physical therapist since graduating with her Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2002. She has worked in a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, home-based services, hospitals, and clinics. Beth has been working in home health and Early Intervention since moving to Colorado in 2011. She has a passion for the children and families she serves. Beth has a wide range of experiences with many diagnoses which include Down syndrome, prematurity, cerebral palsy, stroke, brain injury, torticollis, autism, developmental delay, muscular dystrophy, and a variety of other genetic and neuromuscular conditions. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband Joseph and her sons Lucas and Clayton who keep the whole family busy going from one sport's practice or game to the next. They also enjoy Sundays with their church family and volunteering at the church’s food bank.

Connie

Physical Therapy Assistant

Connie has worked as a PTA for over 20 years. She started in outpatient clinics and helped in work comp Injuries and orthopedic, then moved to home health in geriatrics and met many wonderful people with such great stories! She started in pediatric therapy when her children were transitioning out of the toddler stage, and it is a great fit for her. Connie can bring her "mommy knowledge" and physical therapy experience to help families that have challenges. A home environment is where a child will thrive, and she feels blessed to be invited into so many homes. Outside of work, Connie's hobbies are photography and baseball. She has previously worked for 3 years in a portrait studio and loved the creative side of capturing a smile. She has two teenagers that play competitive ball, so she loves diamonds made of dirt.

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Heather

Physical Therapist

Heather received her Bachelor of Science in biology and Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver before completing her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus in 2009. She served as a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities & Related Disorders (LEND) fellow in pediatrics through JFK Partners 2010-2011. She has experience in home care that includes Early Intervention, preschool, inpatient, and outpatient settings. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses such as gross motor delay, torticollis, autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Heather is committed to working with children and their families and finds it rewarding and fun. She places focus on function, play-based therapy, and activities that encourage overall health and wellness. She enjoys spending time with her family and loves the outdoors.

Karin

Physical Therapist

Karin has worked as a physical therapist for 20+ years in a variety of settings including early intervention, schools, home-based services, skilled nursing facilities, and hospitals. She has worked with children with a variety of diagnoses such as gross motor delay, torticollis, autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, prematurity, and brain injury. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, walking her dog, and playing tennis.

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Pam

Physical Therapist

Pam hails from the Midwest, graduating from William Jewell College with a BS in Science in 1977 prior to completing a degree in Physical Therapy at Kansas University in 1978.  Aside from 2 years of experience at a rehabilitation/acute care hospital, she has focused on pediatrics through baby/preschool settings, schools, clinics, and home health. Special areas of interest and additional training include neurodeveolopmental therapy, manual therapy, aquatic therapy, and sports medicine. Fluent in Spanish, she enjoys working with Spanish-speaking families. Pam’s favorite pastime is playing with her grandchildren, only three of whom live in Colorado, so she frequently hosts or travels to visit the other five. In addition, she enjoys playing piano, reading, gardening, walking, and travel with Bob, her husband of 43 years. Pam’s first introduction to First Steps was through Developmental Pathways, where she met Lisa Tarr. In 2018, Pam gradually transitioned all of her clients to First Steps Pediatric Therapy where they have all been happy!

Delaney

Physical Therapist

Delaney is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, but completed her studies at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. She has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology with an emphasis in Aquatic Therapy and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Throughout her life, she has had a passion for helping people succeed and found a niche in pediatrics while working at an early intervention center. Delaney believes in a holistic approach to encourage growth, developmental skills and loves to use functional play in a natural environment. She likes to be outside, explores new places, spends time with family and friends, and learn about individuals’ backgrounds and cultures

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