Success Stories

Rated 5/5 based on 93 customer reviews
"I can't say enough good things about the Doctors and staff at Tomsic Physical Therapy. My appointments occurred during the Covid 19 pandemic, I was anxious how to proceed. The staff had a strict protocol and face masks were required. My insurance was billed directly. I began my journey walking with a limp and was unable to participate in daily life. I was quickly diagnosed and the healing began. My doctor provided me with a detailed explanation of the exercises I was to complete at home. Posture and form were emphasized with each exercise. Some of my exercises were completed using Neubie electronic stimulation therapy which I believe helped my healing drastically. I felt my problem was important to everyone there. Tomsic is family of doctors and staff that care for each patient. I am so thankful to the Tomsic Family and would highly recommend them to anyone."
Sep 21, 2021
"Thank you to the staff at Tomsic Physical Therapy who contributed to my successful recovery from an incomplete fracture of my right femur and a sprained ankle. The right combination of professional and personal interaction made the experience exceptional. At the end of PT I was able to walk without a walker or cane. I continue to do several of the PT exercises and am back to my stationary bicycle that I have used since hip replacements 20 years ago. A special thanks to Nathan who is an exceptional Physical Therapist. "
Sep 17, 2021
"Ellen and her team of are the best. I have had multiple orthopedic surgeries over the past 15 years. Tomsic PT has always gotten me back in shape with good professional care and compassion! That applies to all of her staff."
Sep 13, 2021
"I started PT with Nathan on 12/16 he "tortured" me! (LOL) For only an hour: whatever he did worked amazingly well. One day! 12 hours later! On 12/17 I woke and walked better without nearly as much pain! I was able to walk FAST in a circle! WOW! KUDOS TO NATHAN!"
Mar 02, 2021
"Little to no pain!! Able to work out more with no pain. Life is much easier with my son. Thank you!"
Jan 28, 2021
"Six weeks after my surgery and five weeks after starting my PT I noticed that I could use my shoulder and I had forgotten about my surgery."
Jan 13, 2021
"WOW--- I am able to work in my gardens and clean my garage. I can move items and scrub floors. I am also able to walk further distances! I feel like a new person."
Jan 06, 2021
"Because of all my physical therapy I was able to shampoo my hair today and put on deodorant in a normal way! WOOHOO!"
Dec 16, 2020
"Thank you to the whole Tomsic team for getting me back on my feet after a broken leg. I am back up and running!"
Dec 09, 2020
"I am able to lift and carry my water jugs from the floor to my counter tops with ease! Thank you Tomsic crew!"
Dec 02, 2020
"I can walk up and down the stairs like normal again! Hiking mountains is my next goal."
Nov 25, 2020
"For years getting up or down, in and out of bed has always been a challenge. Finally I can do it without such concentration or apprehension. It's wonderful!"
Nov 18, 2020
"I played tag with 6-8 year olds. I ran, stopped, changed direction without pain and with confidence!"
Nov 11, 2020
"I made it Ice Lakes, carrying my 14 month old son part of the way, with no back pain!"
Nov 04, 2020
"I'm so happy that: I can put my arm behind my back, do tasks over my head like caulking ceiling corners, washing windows, throwing things, painting, Etc. I can mow the lawn, carry heavier items, and so much more!"
Oct 28, 2020
"Today for the first time in months I was able to turn the steering wheel with no pain, and it only took 5 sessions with Christine. Very pleased with her. She is great"
Oct 21, 2020
"Today for the first time in months I was able to turn the steering wheel with no pain, and it only took 5 sessions with Christine. Very pleased with her. She is great."
Oct 21, 2020
"Two days ago I hiked 6 miles! No neck or back pain. I don't believe I have ever done that in my life! YIPPIE!!"
Oct 14, 2020
"I've been participating in physical therapy for 5+ weeks. It is really paying off! My shoulders don't hurt as bad. My leg pain is getting better and I'm feeling stronger! Thank you to everyone at Tomsic Physical Therapy!"
Oct 08, 2020
"I have been to a number of physical therapy groups in the last 20 years and Tomsic is the best!"
Sep 30, 2020
"After only a few sessions I no longer wake at night with pain in my right foot arch. Which is what brought me to the doctor in the first place."
Sep 23, 2020
"Had a perfect morning today, I peeled and cut up a mango without any pain, without even a thought of my "golfer elbow"! Only thing tastier than a mango?....Answer! NO PAIN! Musch love to Tomsic PT!"
Sep 16, 2020
"To my delight I learned how to get out of bed again with the help of the Tomsic Physical Therapy team."
Sep 09, 2020
"Yay! Ellen and Jake have made my world go back to normal. I am pain free! Thank you, all at Tomsic PT."
Sep 02, 2020
"My overall flexibility has improved greatly. My shoulders are pain free, I have more movement in my neck. Much better neck rotation when driving and backing up. Exercises help a lot to maintain flexibility and pain free movement. I appreciate the effectiveness of the professionals at Tomsic."
Aug 26, 2020
"My successes are: "Playing 2 hours of double tennis. Hiking for an 1.5 hours. Enjoying the bridge pose. "
Aug 19, 2020
"I'm able to get out of bed with hardly any pain now! And my spine is getting straighter! Thank you Ellen, you're the best!"
Aug 12, 2020
"Yesterday's surgery went well and Rivergate Pharmacy even fixed my scooter while I was under. Brandye and Danielle were very helpful getting me out the door pointed in the right direction, and with my PT schedule and receipt for last week's "Wacky Wednesday" appointment in hand. Your staff is the best! Mostly, I want to thank you for your care and tailored approach to my PT yesterday before surgery! Went into surgery with unprecedented confidence in my neck; and I noticed tangible improvements in my neck strength in that situation-this is/was a "WOW" for me! I also want you to know.... In the past few weeks I've needed to speak with dozens of doctors and medical professionals, about 7 different medical offices, and two hospitals (!), On every occasion when subject of Physical Therapy was addressed your medical peers were quick to express high-praises of your skill, praise of you personally Ellen, and of your staff-it was a remarkable reflection of TOMSIC PHYSICAL THERAPY's solid reputation across this medical community. I wanted to share my out-of-office experience and your much-deserved praise. Have a great weekend Ellen!!"
Aug 03, 2020
"I've got more range of motion, I can ride my mountain bike, hike trails, and mow more steep lawns! Thank you for getting me on the road to getting better."
Jul 27, 2020
"Ellen, I am beyond impressed by your Nubie therapy!! On Tuesday evening after standing for two consecutive 12+ hour shifts, I stepped out of my car when I got home, and my legs buckled under the back pain. I had a Nubie treatment scheduled for the next day. It was over lunch hour, so it was able to be longer than usual. When I stood up after the treatment, I was startled to realize I didn't have the shooting pain In my back and down my leg. It lasted all day. Today, Wednesday, it persisted. This evening, Thursday, I realized my neck mobility has improved. I've done nothing different in my exercise program. I was not approved for my weekly PT appointment this week and missed it. But subjectivity, I feel like I'm doing at least as well, if not better, than I would be if I was able to have my PT appointment. I know this type of feedback is important....let me know if I can provide any further info...To whoever reads this, please pass on to Ellen and Laura :-)"
Jul 23, 2020
"Good Morning Brandye, Thank you so much for your help on Monday. I was in pretty bad shape when you came to the rescue, Very greatful you were willing to offer support, and intuitive about insisting on it. Wheeling me to the ER was above and beyond, and I can't thank you enough for the caring gesture. Then to follow up on your Good Samaritan, Ellen was also insistent about not letting me out of the office without adjusting my crutches, providing a lesson in how to use them, and arranging a knee scooter because even with adjustments and tutoring the crutches and me were a diabolical combination. Tomsic PT staff is truly the best! I feel blessed to have such thoughtful care-givers to work with on my path to improved physical health. Thank you! Naomi"
Jul 14, 2020
"After 9 months of hobbling on my left foot, Dr. Ellen, Dr. Laura and the talented staff at Tomsic PT worked a mini-miracle. Today I am walking with the BIG BOYS and it feels really GREAT! Thank you Tomsic PT!!"
Jul 08, 2020
"I can now go mountain biking, lift things over my head, and scoop ALL the ice cream I need for my job without any pain to my shoulder. Thank you Dr. Josh and the team!"
Jun 30, 2020
"After my physical therapy, I was able to run 4 miles with absolutely no pain!"
Jun 23, 2020
"Ellen and her team have been amazing! Their extensive evaluation process and individualized therapy recommendations have improved my partner, Gordon condition quickly. Ellen's Knowledge and experience is evident and we have great hope that he will have a successful recovery from his back surgery. 5 Stars for this outstanding organization!"
Jun 17, 2020
"After fracturing my fibula, my motion and strength have been restored and I am walking with a purpose again! Thank you Tomsic Physical Therapy!"
Jun 02, 2020
"I am able to get out of bed with hardly any pain now and I can tell my spine is getting straighter. Thank you Ellen! You are the best!"
May 26, 2020
"Thank you so much to Ellen and the staff of Tomsic PT for your wonderful care and attention. I have learned to handle my pain and strengthen my spine. My life has become almost painless! "
May 19, 2020
"On January 29th 2020, I hit a tree and broke my pelvis. By March 4th, I went to the pool and walked for the first time in 5 weeks. Many weeks and physical therapy sessions later, it is now April 21st and I'm hitting the trails on my bike!! All thanks to my friends at Tomsic Physical Therapy! "
May 12, 2020
"Thank you to Ellen and her staff for the excellent care in assisting me to regain core strength and decrease low back pain. This is such an upbeat and positive clinic and I couldn't be more grateful. "
May 05, 2020
"I skipped on my left foot with a 5 year old today! It wasn't pretty - but I did it! I am getting stronger."
Apr 28, 2020
"I have made so much progress! My left foot is doing so much better than when I first came to Tomsic PT and the staff is so friendly and supportive!"
Apr 20, 2020
"I have much greater flexibility and strength in my knee. I am doing great!! "
Apr 13, 2020
""I sat cross legged for the first time in years and now I am doing 3 reps of stairs a day! I cut one and a half minutes off of my three mile walk and completing it fifty-six minutes flat!" "
Apr 06, 2020
"Ellen has been doing an awesome job in diagnosing the problem and getting me back to good health! Life is too short not to use our bodies!"
Mar 30, 2020
"WOW!! My pain is gone and I can walk as much as I want now!! Thank you so much Josh! You did a great job!"
Mar 23, 2020
"I started physical therapy with distal clavicle fracture. I am finishing physical therapy with almost no pain (and it's still fading!). I have full movement, and nearly full strength after two surgeries! Tomsic PT, you all are the absolute BEST"
Mar 16, 2020
"For the first time in 4 months, I could take my dog for a walk!"
Mar 11, 2020
"YAHOO! 13 weeks out of total knee replacement and very happy! I have been here multiple times and Ellen and crew are the best team yet. Thank you for everything! See you again after doing the other knee."
Mar 03, 2020
"I can finally walk without crutches! I am now standing on my left leg alone with full balance. I love the people and atmosphere at this clinic! They provide a great healing and helpful environment. Thank you so much!"
Feb 25, 2020
"When I first started at Tomsic Physical Therapy, I could barely shovel my sidewalk without experiencing pain. Now, just one month later, I can shovel snow without any trouble!"
Feb 18, 2020
""Thank you for helping with my experience in physical therapy and showing me how it can alleviate pain as opposed to using injections and surgery. I really appreciate your expertise and kind manner and it has made a world of difference!""
Feb 11, 2020
"Thank you to Dr. Laura Wenger and the whole staff for making my back stronger. I can see and feel my body building so much strength and it feels great!"
Feb 06, 2020
""I feel like I have my life back. Thank you to Ellen, Josh, and the exceptional care of all of the staff at Tomsic Physical Therapy! I have graduated! YAY!""
Jan 28, 2020
""I am delighted to be at Tomsic PT for my physical therapy. Josh instills confidence and I am ready to move on, knowing I may return if needed! I am incredibly grateful, thank you!""
Jan 20, 2020
"Dr. Laura Wenger was great to work with! I came in with a back injury and Laura gave me some exercises for hip flexor pain and strengthened those muscles around the area and I was feeling better in just a few days with no pain at all!"
Jan 13, 2020
"I came to see Dr. Laura with a stiff neck and a lot of pain. I saw her three times and I was fixed. I have no more pain when I wake up. I just do my stretches and I am good to go!"
Jan 10, 2020
""Last week, I rode my horse for two and a half hours with no pain! I can hike much longer now without any pain and my muscles feel so much stronger! "
Dec 30, 2019
"This week I didn't have any migraines or vomiting after 2 stressful days of work! I have Increased mobility in my right hip and leg and I am feeling great! "
Dec 23, 2019
"After fully detaching my hamstring, surgery, and then eleven months of physical therapy with Dr. Ellen Tomsic, I am finally ready for ski season again!!"
Dec 16, 2019
"Thanks to physical therapy, I can walk without pain in my hip, sleep on my right side, pick something off the floor, ride my bike, put my socks on, and walk up stairs! Thank you Tomsic Team!"
Dec 11, 2019
""With Tomsic Physical Therapy, life has no off season! We come in with limps and pain and end up understanding the reason why. ...What a joy to find relief with soft pulls and gentle stretching! This oldster thinks a lot of you, Tomsic PT. It's good to know you are always here. With all your help and kindness I plan to live (at least) another year.""
Nov 26, 2019
"How sweet it is to be pain free! The gentle stretches and guidance in movements of Dr. Ellen Tomsic and Dr. Josh MacNaughton have added so much comfort to my life. This is a great crew from the front door to the back! "
Nov 18, 2019
" After just six weeks in physical Therapy, I can raise my arm above my head! I have full extension to the front and 90 degrees to the side. I am so excited for how far I have gotten in so little time!"
Nov 11, 2019
"I am so grateful to be able to get back on my bike and use my left knee without popping or pain. Thank you Dr. Josh and the rest of the Tomsic Physical Therapy staff! "
Nov 04, 2019
"Since coming to Tomsic Physical Therapy, I have been able to work as well as I used to. I'm able to ride and run without pain and feel like my quality of life is back to being great!"
Oct 28, 2019
"I wasn't able to dance when I returned to Dr. Laura with a knee pain. Now I can dance and go hiking in the mountains! Dr. Laura's team (#1 liz) is so awesome. "
Oct 21, 2019
"I came into Tomsic PT with a pulled hamstring and I could not run at all. Two months later, I'm graduating and running 6 miles! "
Oct 15, 2019
"1 month out from my compound femur fracture and I can bend my knee 90 degrees! I also got to ditch my walker for a cane. Thank you Tomsic!"
Oct 07, 2019
"More reflection on my angel therapists, Laura and Josh. I am thrilled to be able to put my hair back in a ponytail and reach high enough to clean my mirrors at home. Simple success- thanks team!"
Oct 03, 2019
"I have been set free! I can quilt, sew, and weave without my arms getting numb. The exercises that, Jake, Jeff, and Liz gave me work great and help relieve the pain and numbness in my neck, arms, and back! I love the vibe here! So nice, happy, and friendly."
Sep 25, 2019
"As always, physical therapy at Tomsic P.T. is outstanding due to the excellent therapists, the superb front office staff, as well as all the other staff within the clinic. Simply put, they are the BEST!"
Sep 16, 2019
"My tingling and numbness used to flare up a lot in my hand and arm on long road trips. I took a trip to Denver last weekend and only had a slight pain in my wrist on the way back home. It was great to be able to drive that distance without so many issues. Thank you Josh!!"
Sep 03, 2019
"My neck movement is much better and I can see further back when I am backing out of my driveway. My overall flexibility has improved and because of that, my balance has also gotten much better. I am old (82 years old) and I can pick things up off of the floor with hardly any pain, just stiffness. I think I am actually better than I was before I fell. I love this facility and it's staff. "
Aug 21, 2019
"I was able to complete a 100 Mile Run!!! My injury was in August of 2018. I did physical therapy from September to December of 2018 and had the race in January of 2019. Thank you Dr. Laura!"
Aug 16, 2019
"Hello from Europe! In the last thirty-six hours I have walked at least eleven miles. I do have some foot fatigue (especially after 7 miles in one short day), but recovery time is getting much shorter! Thank you so much!"
Aug 09, 2019
"This therapy has made the problems with my knee ten times better than it used to be. It has given me the confidence to use my knee again and return to life! "
Aug 05, 2019
"Ellen and her team have taken me from a crying post op mess to an active and strong athlete. I love these folks and I somehow can't wait (…not!) for my next visit. They have a very supportive group here at Tomsic Physical Therapy. "
Jul 28, 2019
"I walked in 2 ½ weeks ago with pain in my right hip. I was limping and could hardly stand on my right leg. After four sessions with Josh, (Dr. Josh McNaughton), I am 99.9% better. I couldn't ask for anything better. Physical Therapy works if you work it!"
Jul 17, 2019
"Tomsic Physical Therapy has helped me with several injuries; severely sprained ankle, collapsed metatarsal arch, and surgeries on both hip replacements. …Ellen and the other physical therapists have worked diligently to lessen the different levels of pain to strengthen and stabilize my hips, as well as strengthened my core and back to prepare me for the second hip replacement. Besides a few blips from over doing things, my recovery has been really good. I intend to be able to go on long and short hikes after this summer. It is the hands-on work, as well as the carefully designed exercises that are designed to fit my own physical and emotional needs that makes my practice extraordinary!"
Jul 10, 2019
"Highly recommended! I wouldn't go to any other office than Tomsic Physical Therapy. I would not have recovered without deep muscle massages and various additional exercises both at home and the gym. Jeff is extremely personable and thorough and their quality and service has remained constant over the years!"
Jul 10, 2019
"I have seen Ellen over the years for back surgeries, shoulder injury and a major fall accident with long term hip recovery issues. She is very competent, thorough and cheerful. I would recommend her and her team for any PT treatment. Many friends and neighbors have gone to her and exclaim wonderful results. "
Dec 19, 2018
"I had the most incredible experience at Tomsic PT. I came to CO after having a complete shoulder replacement in different state. Jeff (and company) started me on the on right road to recovery with wonderful care given with a high dose of professionalism and humor! "
Nov 24, 2018
"Excellent care from Jeff Yaskin and tech staff for my knee replacement rehabilitation."
Nov 04, 2018
"I chose Tomsic Physical Therapy because they were recommended by my doctor, and also because I knew them to be a top notch clinic, having gone there several years ago and received excellent care with Ellen. This time I saw Laura and she was equally wonderful, supportive and passionate about giving thorough and effective care. The PT aides and office staff are also just as dedicated and friendly. Definitely make them your PT clinic of choice! "
Nov 02, 2018
"I was completely satisfied."
Nov 01, 2018
"This is my second time around with Tomsic PT. had a total shoulder rehab four years ago with them that was flawless, now, I have had a TKR and am finishing up with PT in remarkable time. Dr Stacy is all I could ask for in a therapist.Supremely satisfied."
Nov 01, 2018
"I have been coming to Tomsic PT for many years. Ellen has treated me and all three of my children. Because of an autoimmune disease, I have injuries often and Ellen is always very thorough in my treatments. She has also involved other PT's in the office to access their specialties as well for the benefit of my treatment. Ellen cares about you and has helped me through some tough times and got me back on the road running. Without her, I would never have reached my goal to run a marathon! She is very smart and has helped me and my children understand our injuries and has involved the health care professionals that have been key in our treatment. She always takes time to show me diagrams of the body so that I can see what my problem is and understand it better. The supoport staff is also very kind, patient, and helpful I would recommend Tomsic PT to everyone! "
Oct 03, 2018
"I just “graduated” from an intensely rewarding and helpful therapy program for a complicated soft tissue shoulder repair. Ellen, and here wonderful staff, led me through a thoughtful, progressive and personalized treatment plan as I recovered from surgery and worked to regain both range of motion and strength. Every visit moved the ball forward, educated me further on the healing process, and encouraged and informed my own efforts at home between therapy sessions. I can honestly say that I looked forward to each visit, not only for the excellent treatment and guidance I knew I would receive, but also for the laughs and genuine friendships I built with the therapists, techs, interns and front desk. Thank you all! Highly recommended!"
Feb 23, 2018
"I spent this past winter "living" at Tomsic PT as Laura worked with me after my 2 total knee replacement surgeries. All that Laura did during my appointments along with her encouragement, which motivated me to do my exercises between appointments, allowed me to hike up Engineer Mountain 5 months after my second knee. Everyone at Tomsic is wonderful; it's like being with family when you're there."
Sep 23, 2017
"Thank you Ellen and your dedicated staff for taking me,after complicated ankle surgery,from non-weight bearing to full weight bearing in just several months. The exercises were just what I needed to gain full strength again. I am back to walking the hills and loving it! "
Mar 29, 2017
"I came into physical therapy at Tomsic Therapy just hoping to avoid a knee operation and with the outside chance of being able to ski this season. Ellen created the perfect regime for me, customized to my desire to ski. It worked perfectly and now I am religiously following the physical regime at home while skiing a few times a week. I couldn't be more pleased. Ellen is the best physical therapist in town, believe me."
Jan 09, 2017
"Tomsic Physical therapy has gone above and beyond in all areas of my recovery. Thank you. "
Dec 13, 2016

I first came in here barely able to get up out of a chair and with your help I have progressed to the point that I recently tiled our entryway. I had no problem lifting, moving, and installing the new tile. Thank you!

– Keith K.


I am fully recovered!!! (again). No one is better than Ellen!
She is truly a blessing in my life. Lots of heartfelt appreciation!

– Donna S.


I have come to Tomsic PT twice and both times have received expert professional care coupled with amazing customer service and a true caring atmosphere. When I arrived in September, I was walking like an out of shape 90-year-old woman with sciatic pain. Within 5 weeks, Dr. Laura had me walking normally and without pain. She used our time wisely and took time to be personable. Tomsic has a terrific team from the front desk to the techs and the PT staff. Amazing recovery!

– SM



Thank you Tomsic PT for getting me back to doing what I love. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

– BW


Wendy helped me in so many ways. She is a wonderful therapist!

– BM


You probably hear this all the time, but I just wanted to thank you for the help you gave me on my back! You gave me the tools to work on myself and get me back to where I want to be.You have such a positive impact on so many people’s lives, (my Mom’s especially) and for that I thank you!

Melanie C.


Thank you for your care and patience with me. I learned a lot & thank you as my knees have improved.

John M.


Thank you for getting my shoulder out of the bind I had it in. Thanks to you I am pain free, and can even throw a softball overhand!

You really are the best at what you do, and I am so grateful.

Take care, and I hope I DON’T see you again soon, except in the hood.

Laurel W.


I write to thank you for your part in my skiing adventures of late! What a BLAST, to be able to ski again!

And I could not have done it without you – only 9 months after my knee replacement! WOW! Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

Adele R.


Thank you so much for your care and encouragement during my TKA rehab. You all are the best!


Lynn E.


Such a belated THANK YOU to you for all of your PT to get me walking again! You are amazing and the best. I tell everyone to go to you! I hope that you can find something fun for yourself; you do so much for everyone else!

I wish you the best of luck with your doctorate studies, and have an absolute blast in Europe this summer.

Hope to see you around and about.

Wish so much appreciation always,




As a professional athlete, performance is everything. Ellen has the expertise to help me recover quickly so I don’t miss training or competitions. She has the ability to find the cause of my pain quickly and reduce or eliminate it. When I am in Durango, Ellen is the only physical therapist I will see… I would recommend her to anyone who wants personalized, highly skilled care.

Elaine Youngs, Professional Beach Volleyball Player and Olympic Bronze Medalist


I highly recommend Ellen at Rakita and Tomsic Physical Therapy to all my friends and neighbors.

Sara P.


Thank you for seeing me with such short notice. You always perform miracles.

Pricilla B.


Thanks for all the help with my shoulder. It’s so much better. And thank you for your excellent advice to forgo surgery. Definitely the right decision.

Judy P.


I try not to get hurt, but as a true Durangoan I seem to have my share of aches and pains! In the past, I was not one to seek out physical therapy unless it got really bad, until I started seeing Ellen. Ellen has a unique ability to manage my acute and chronic injuries as well as rehab after surgery. I no longer hesitate to get treated because I trust her expertise and experience to get me moving again. She seems to have an almost magic ability to know how much progress can be made each visit in order to improve my condition as fast as possible. She teaches me what I need to do to help myself. Her hands-on style gives me the trust I need to seek attention for pain sooner, rather than living with pain. I highly recommend Ellen at Rakita and Tomsic Physical Therapy to all my friends and neighbors.

Sara P.


What a crazy journey this was for me. I have been a walker and runner for as long as I can remember. I cried from my pain on the day of my first visit and after six visits and I was smiling with confidence. I am now able to walk with zero pain.

Thank you from my heart to years!

Sandra L.