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Meet Our Therapists

Clinic Managers/Lead Therapists

Daniel P. Fogarty, PT, MPT
Dan, a 1994 graduate of Shenandoah University, holds a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. Dan’s area of clinical expertise is in orthopedic/sports physical therapy. He has taken extensive post-graduate coursework in manual therapy, sports medicine, and orthopedics. Dan is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and a member of the sports/orthopedics therapy section. Dan works closely with many of the local orthopedic doctors, as well as, primary care physicians. In 2002, Dan established Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates with one clinic on Austin Bluffs. Today, ORA has grown to 5 facilities serving Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas. Dan oversees all 5 facilities.  In Dan's spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.  Dan is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys hiking, dirt bike riding and skiing.


Chad Ansell, PT, DPT
Richard “Chad” Ansell is a 2000 graduate of Regis University. He holds a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and has completed a number of post-graduate manual therapy courses. Chad is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore. Chad completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in the spring of 2005. He specializes in orthopedic physical therapy with a focus on spine and extremity rehabilitation. He coordinates with local physicians in the evaluation, assessment and prescription of orthotics to optimize lower extremity biomechanics for walking and recreational activities. Chad was raised in Colorado Springs and is committed to providing Physical Therapy services that are unmatched in this community. He is the manager of the clinic at 6160 Tutt Blvd.


Frankie DeKalb PT, MSPT
Frankie DeKalb graduated from Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts in 2009 with a Masters in Physical Therapy. Frankie moved to Colorado in the winter of 2009 from New York and is exploring all that Colorado has to offer.  He enjoys hiking 14ers, skiing, road cycling, mountain biking and spending time with his dogs. His active lifestyle helps build his experience and benefit his patients at ORA. Frankie also has his athletic training certification and is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore.



Chris Dahl, PT, MPT
Chris has been practicing physical therapy for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Northern Arizona University where he received his Masters in PT. The first 4 years of his career were dedicated to an active duty stint with the US Army where he treated active duty soldiers, dependents and retirees while serving as a Captain. With his wife starting her career on active duty in the Air Force, Chris chose to put his valuable experience to good use in the civilian sector in various settings including worker’s compensation, general orthopedics and sports medicine. His physical therapy experience and interests are rooted in helping people with musculoskeletal injuries especially as it relates to the back, neck and extremities.

Chris was born in Minnesota and occasionally his Midwest accent will creep out. At a young age he moved to northwest Montana and this is where he’s proud to say he’s from when asked. His beautiful wife Sarah is also from Montana and they have two wonderful children.

Chris loves the outdoors and sports of all kinds including skiing, hiking, and camping but his game is baseball. He continues to play in a men’s league and has been playing since the age of 5.

The Air Force has afforded Chris and his family the ability to move and experience many new places all over the country. He feels lucky to have lived and practiced in Alabama, Texas, Massachusetts, Virginia (Washington DC) and our own Colorado. They are happy and thankful to finally call Colorado Springs their home.


Physical Therapists

Danielle Spivey, PT, MSPT
Danielle is a Certified Vestibular Therapist holding a Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado, in 1999. Her research topic was on the reliability of the sensory organization on balance, which started her in the direction of vestibular rehabilitation. She passed the vestibular competency exam with Susan Herdman PT, PhD at Emory University in March of 2004.  She established the Balance Center at Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates in Colorado Springs to focus her attention to providing compassionate one on one care to individuals with balance and mobility impairments from vestibular dysfunction and neurological diseases.  In addition to her work at Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates, she instructs other physical therapists in the specialty of vestibular rehabilitation. In January of 2012, Danielle added another certification called LSVT BIG for the treatment of people with Parkinson’s disease.  She is seeing amazing gains with this additional treatment approach. She prides herself by seeing each patient as an individual and helping them reach their fullest potential by providing Physical Therapy founded in science while having the compassion to see them as a whole person, not just a patient with a diagnosis.


Raymond Martinez II PT, DPT
Ray is originally from small-town Colorado, near the Arkansas Valley. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2010 with a BS in Healthcare Science and from Regis University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 with an award for clinical excellence.  His areas of interest include post-operative care, orthopedic rehabilitation and sports medicine.  He has been accepted for publication in The Foot for collaboration with research involving mid-foot change and its relation to orthotic prescription.  Outside of the clinic he enjoys all forms of physical activity including snowboarding, cross-training and basketball. Go Nuggets!


Micah Menges, PT, DPT
Micah Menges graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2011 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Micah is originally from a small town in southeast Minnesota but moved to Colorado in the Fall of 2012 from Phoenix, AZ after working in Sports Medicine for a year and a half.  He enjoys jogging, lifting weights, golfing, hiking and playing softball, as well as traveling Colorado and the country with his wife.  He also enjoys rooting on all Wisconsin sports teams. GO PACK!



Kayla Ives, PT, DPT
Kayla received her undergraduate degree in Biology from Northern State University in South Dakota where she played collegiate volleyball for 5 seasons. She then obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of North Dakota. Kayla and her family moved to Colorado Springs from North Dakota in 2014 and are excited to finally be in an area where winter is not the only season. Kayla's physical therapy interests include pelvic health for both women and men, as well as pediatrics. She enjoys running, hiking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and little boy.



Jasmine Garth PT, DPT
Jasmine, originally from small-town Nebraska, graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Exercise Science from Central College in Pella, Iowa in 2011 and moved to Denver, CO to earn a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2014. At ORA, Jasmine enjoys working with a variety of orthopedic conditions in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She is passionate about using a holistic approach to patient care emphasizing the empowerment of patients to reach their goals through a combination of patient education, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. In her spare time, Jasmine enjoys living an active lifestyle, traveling, spending time with family and friends, reading, antiquing, cheering on her favorite sports teams (Green Bay Packers, Iowa Hawkeyes and St. Louis Cardinals) and exploring all that Colorado has to offer.


Lindsay Simpson, PT, DPT, CSCS
Lindsay is originally from Northern Virginia, but made her way to Myrtle Beach, SC where she received her Bachelor of Science in Marine Science in May 2006.  After working for awhile in Charleston, SC she decided to go back to school for Physical Therapy.  She graduated with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina in May 2015 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy.  While in school, Lindsay took an interest in sports rehabilitation and worked on furthering her education becoming a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA.  She also became a provider for Active Release Techniques and Rock Tape.  Lindsay moved to Colorado in June 2015 and is enjoying living in such an active community.   Lindsay is a competitive masters swimmer and triathlete.  She also enjoys almost anything outside including hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and playing with her dog.


Karli Rikli, PT, MSPT
Karli Rikli finished her undergraduate degree in 1996 from Northern Arizona University with a major in exercise science. She then went on to physical therapy school and graduated from Regis University in Denver, Colorado in 1998. The first nine years of her career were spent practicing in Mesa, Arizona where she had the opportunity to work with athletes of all ages. She then lived abroad in Prague, Czech Republic and spent time traveling through Europe. After returning to the United States in 2009 she joined the team at ORA, primarily specializing in outpatient orthopedics. Karli is also certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore. Outside of work, she enjoys watching sports (especially the Broncos), water skiing and traveling.


Matthew O'Connell , PT, DPT
Matthew is a 2016 graduate of the Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in Durham, North Carolina. Matthew is originally from San Luis Obispo, California where he grew up enjoying playing competitive basketball, going to the beach, and spending time with his family. He moved to Colorado to begin his professional career and has enjoyed snowboarding and exploring the many outdoor adventures Colorado has to offer. He is a passionate Duke basketball fan and true Cameron Crazie! Matthew enjoys treating a wide range of patients including post operative shoulder and knee patients, and chronic back and neck pain patients. He believes in the importance of skilled manual intervention coupled with therapeutic exercises for the best treatment outcomes in physical therapy, including patient education on how to manage their symptoms at home to allow for improved quality of life for his patients.


Lewis Baumann, PT, DPT
Lewis graduated with honors from Regis University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He completed his undergraduate education at Bemidji State University (northern Minnesota), where he also played shortstop for the Beavers. Lewis is passionate about orthopedic physical therapy and is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its orthopedic section. Lewis was born and raised in Colorado Springs and in his spare time he enjoys rock climbing with his wife as well as playing baseball, basketball, golf and hockey.



Emily Moncheski, PT, MPT
Emily specializes in working with individuals living with Parkinson's disease and other neurologic movement disorders. Emily is a Parkinson's Wellness Recovery certified therapist using exercise as medicine in both individual therapy sessions and group classes. Emily started "Power Punch" Parkinson's boxing program in Colorado Springs in 2015. After graduating with a Master's degree in physical therapy from Saint Louis University in 2006, Emily moved to Colorado to enjoy 300 days of sunshine.



Krista Bohlen, PT, MPT
Krista, although born in MN, grew up in one of the 'bigger' towns of Iowa. Iowa is where she played collegiate volleyball while getting her undergrad degree and then graduated with her Masters of Physical Therapy from the University of Iowa in 2002 - GO HAWKS:)  She moved to Colorado right after she graduated to really take in what Colorado has to offer.  She has since dabbled in different areas of PT, but found her passion in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She is certified in trigger point dry needling, selective functional movement assessment (SFMA), kinesiotaping, and has taken numerous courses in manual PT. Krista thrives in being active including mountain biking, road biking, snowboarding, running, hiking, and those fun high intensity interval training exercises!  She enjoys all of her activities with her husband and two kids. Krista has a great devotion to her profession as she wants everyone to enjoy life to their fullest, so she takes great joy in getting people back on their feet and active again. 


Katie Dowdel, PT, DPT
Katie is a Colorado native living most of her life right here in Colorado Springs. She graduated from Liberty High School in 2007, then graduated from Colorado State University with a bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in Anatomy and physiology. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2016 from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona, where she learned the value of an osteopathic approach to physical therapy and patient wellness. She is interested in treating patients with pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, lymphedema, and post-mastectomy rehabilitation, as well as orthopedic conditions. She spends her free time enjoying board and video gaming with friends and family, and being active with indoor rock climbing, volleyball, and high intensity interval training.


Speech Therapist

Rachel Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP
Rachel Johnson graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in 2008, with a Communication Sciences and Disorders degree with an emphasis in Speech Language Pathology. Rachel moved to Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2015 from Wisconsin. Rachel is passionate about working with individuals with Parkinson's disease and has been certified in LSVT LOUD since 2012.  Rachel has extensive experience working with children with developmental delays and adults with impairments in speech and language, cognition, and motor speech. Rachel is dedicated to providing compassionate and knowledgeable care to each patient and is committed to helping them reach their personal goals. Rachel has run community support groups, out-reach programs and exercise classes for individuals with Parkinson's disease. She wants to spread the word that "exercise" along with "laughter" can be effective medicine. Rachel enjoys camping with her husband, running with her amazing "pup" Shiloh, and spending time with family.


Physical Therapy Assistants

Physical Therapy in Colorado SpringsMary Hollenbeck, PTA
Mary received her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from De Anza College, Cupertino, California, in 1979. She has experience in a wide variety of rehabilitation settings. Her primary interest and extensive training is in the area of women’s health. She developed community education programs for bowel and bladder incontinence and pregnancy exercise classes. She developed a women’s health rehabilitation clinic for Gunnison Valley Hospital in Gunnison, Colorado, and for Penrose Community Hospital in Colorado Springs. Mary joined the team at Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates in 2004, where she established the Personal Wellness Center, helping both men and women with incontinence, pelvic pain, and scar pain.


Donna Peachey, PTA
Donna received her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, in 1987. She expanded her skills with continuing education courses with a special interest in the shoulder, lower extremities and spine. Her experience lies in assisting in the rehabilitation process of varied orthopedic diagnoses. Donna joined the ORA team in November 2003 and assists other physical therapists in helping patients reach their functional goals and making their rehabilitation experience a positive one.


Physical Therapy in Colorado SpringsGary Ellsworth, PTA
Gary holds an Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Denver Technical College, a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Weber State University, and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Dayton. He is retired from the United States Air Force. He has extensive experience in outpatient rehabilitation with emphasis in spinal cord injury and stroke therapies. His experience includes treatment of traumatic brain injury and orthopedic therapy techniques in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, Gary has extensive therapeutic experience with joint replacements and other orthopedic issues.


Deanna Elges, PTA
Deanna received her Associate of Applied Science as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1998 from Green River Community College in Auburn, WA.  After sixteen years of working with a variety of orthopedic conditions in the orthopedic outpatient setting, Deanna has taken an interest in women's health.  She started with Orthopedic Rehabilitation Associates in 2014 where she continues to thrive in the Personal Wellness Center treating patients of all ages who experience pelvic floor dysfunction. Outside of working, Deanna likes to enjoy the outdoors with her husband and two boys.



Ashely Ignacio, PTA
Ashley attended Colorado State University Pueblo where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercises Science, Health Promotion, and Recreation. She later earned her Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pueblo Community college.  Ashley's intentions are to achieve each person's goals and maintain long term wellness by providing patient education and manual therapy, in combination with exercises. Outside of work, Ashley loves spending quality time with her family, playing tennis, and volleyball.


Brian Feldt, PTA
Brian, a Colorado native and pioneer, graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. In 2012, he graduated with distinction from the PTA program at Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Brian currently serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves. Although Brian has held many different career paths over the years, Physical Therapy offers him the greatest satisfaction and it is clear that he enjoys patient interaction. His clinical experience has included geriatric transitional care, home healthcare, and Outpatient Physical Therapy. For leisure, Brian enjoys hunting, sport shooting, and hiking with his wife of 16 years and two children.