Ellen is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist. She is Fellowship trained in Manual Therapy, and is an active Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. Ellen has been practicing physical therapy since 1990 and in Durango since 2000.
As our technology and body of research continues to expand, Ellen believes in maintaining personal contact with each patient. Her goal is to return you to your life as fast as possible, and to achieve this she’s committed to continuously pursuing advanced education in manual therapy. Ellen offers the following credentials, training, background and experience.
- Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association, 1997
- Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, 1995
- Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Training in Advanced Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Hayward, CA, 1994
- Master’s in Physical Therapy: Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1990
- Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology, University of California, Davis, 1987
- Attendee at over 64 continuing education seminars since 1990
- Alpha Eta, National Allied Health Honor Society, 1990
- Veterans Administration Health Professional Scholarship, 1988-1990
- Clinical Instructor, Regis University, Pacific University
- Instructor, Fort Lewis College, Department of Exercise Science, 2000-2002
- Invited Speaker: 1998-current: Southern Ute Tribe, Rocky Mountain Sports Institute, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, Fort Lewis College, Durango Chamber of Commerce
- Published Article: “Core Stability” Inside Outside Magazine, January 2006
- Participant 9 Health Fair, yearly
- NCAA gymnast, University of California, Davis, 1982-1986
Iron Horse 2013 women’s age group race category, Personal Best.
Ellen enjoys living in Durango for the outdoor activities it offers. In the summer she hikes with her husband and two dogs (Sadie and Sprocket) and rides both her road and mountain bike as much as possible. In the winter Ellen enjoys snowboarding and skiing. Ellen is a big enthusiast of dog agility and herding, and her dog Sadie holds a national title in Dog Agility.