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 certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling level 1 & 2 through Kinetacore. Also, Dan is FMT certified through Rocktape in Kinesiology taping for injuries and althletic performance. 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 Monument. 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 certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling through Kinetacore. Also, Chad is FMT certified through Rocktape in Kinesiology taping for injuries and althletic performance. 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.
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!
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 by becoming a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA. She also taken courses with Active Release Techniques and Rock Tape. More recently, she became certified in Functional Dry needling through Kinetacore. Lindsay moved to Colorado in June 2015 and enjoys swimming with her Masters swim team, snowboarding, rock climbing, practicing partner acrobatics ("acroyoga"), hiking, 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.
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.
Christina Banuelos PT, DPT
Christina grew up in a small town called Marshall, IL. She moved a few hours from home and received her bachelor's degree in health and human sciences at Northern Illinois University (Go Huskies!). After undergraduate school she decided the cold wasn't for her and headed to Mesa, AZ where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University in 2017. Since graduation, Christina has been a part of the ORA family which is where she did her very first clinical for school, and where she first started her passion for gender health and our PWC program. She continues to grow in the field of gender health and works mostly with patients dealing with bowel, bladder, and pelvic pain issues due to pelvic floor dysfunction. Christina enjoys running, hiking, spinning, and lifting weights. She hopes to travel the world with her husband and own as many dogs as he'll allow.
Cory Wright PT, DPT
Cory is originally from East Tennessee and received his undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech University in Cookveille, TN where he played for the Golden Eagle baseball team for 4 years. He then enrolled and received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Tennessee State University in 2013. Cory worked in sports medicine and rehabilitation in Knoxville, TN for 3 years before venturing out and taking on the challenge of travel physical therapy which took him through various settings in Virginia, the Carolinas, Montana, and Colorado. He fell in love with Colorado quickly after moving here and decided this would be his new home. He enjoys skiing, golf, hiking, and exploring all that Colorado has to offer. He has an interest in sports rehab and enjoys working with elite level athletes and helping them achieve all their goals.
Ryan Tollis PT, DPT
Ryan is a Colorado Springs native that has never found a reason to leave our beautiful state. After living in Denver while receiving his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2018, he recently returned home to Colorado Springs. His areas of interest include optimal aging, orthopedic and vestibular rehabilitation, as well as post-operative care and sports medicine. He is an active member of the Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) where he participates on the Government Affairs Committee to support state and federal legislation that improves patient access to physical therapy services. He is passionate about creating evidence-based, individualized treatment plans combining therapeutic exercise and manual therapy for his patients that enable them to meet their goals. When not in the clinic, he enjoys spending time with his family and all things outdoors including hiking 14ers, mountain biking, and golfing. GO BRONCOS!!!
Kathy Chewakin PT
Kathy has been a physical therapist in Colorado Springs for over 30 years. She is originally from California, getting her bachelor’s degree at UC Santa Barbara, but then moving to southern MN for graduate school at Mayo Clinic’s program in physical therapy. It is there that she met her husband, and the two of them settled in Colorado Springs after graduation. They have raised 3 exceptional young men, all graduates of Doherty High School. Kathy loves to cycle, camp, ski, travel and spend time with family and friends. She has a passion in her work for patient education and restoring pain free function that allows her patients to maintain or restore active lifestyles. She has taken over 50 continuing education courses, is certified in dry needling, and has experience treating TMJ dysfunction, amputees and general orthopedic conditions.
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
Mary 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.
Gary 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.
Ashley Heguy PTA
Ashley, a Colorado Springs native, earned her Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pueblo Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from CSU-Pueblo and a Master of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. After her previous career as a business analyst in IT, she was able to pursue her role as a PTA where she is able to help people achieve their physical therapy goals. Her primary area of interest is patients who struggle with neurological conditions, including balance, Parkinson's disease and stroke. Ashley enjoys hiking, skiing, yoga and spending time with her two beautiful daughters.
Jenna Sliwinski PTA
Jenna originally is from a small town in the Midwest called Poland, Ohio. She received a Bachelor's of Science in Applied Science and a Minor in Biology from Youngstown State University in 2015. During her time at YSU, she was very active with her school. She worked at Andrews Recreation and Wellness Center, taught metabolic conditioning, boot camp, and spinning there for three years and was an active member of the Endure for a Cure Committee. She moved to Colorado for a wellness internship where she dealt with many different populations and encouraged exercise and a healthy lifestyle for the community. She went back to school and received an Associates of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant from Pueblo Community College in 2018. She enjoys hiking, camping, dogs, and being outside as much as possible.