MPT, COMT, CWC, Clinic Director
Chad Gott, MPT, COMT, CWC has been practicing for 15 years and specializes in Orthopedics and Manual Therapy with an emphasis on Spine and Sports Injury Rehabilitation. Chad’s involvement in rehabilitation and fitness goes back 21 years as a Spinning instructor, baseball coach, marathoner, triathlete, and involvement in the field of Exercise Science. Chad is a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and has been privileged to successfully treat thousands of patients throughout his career. Chad’s commitment to the outcomes of his patients has been recognized by his colleagues and the Orthopedic Specialists in the Denver Region. Chad’s treatment philosophy is to utilize Evidence Based practice in his musculoskeletal evaluation, exercise prescription, and treatment interventions to achieve patient driven goals. Chad believes to achieve best results treatment of the whole person is critical: that is why he has become a Certified Wellness Coach. Chad is passionate about physical therapy and continually seeks to improve himself and other professionals in the field by being a mentor and coach. Chad enjoys spending time with his wife and two lovely boys hiking, skiing, camping, flying drones, and getting educated on Minecraft.
PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, ATC, CSCS, FAAOMPT
Michael has been practicing physical therapy for 39 years with specialization in Orthopedics and manual therapy with an expertise in sports injury rehabilitation and exercise prescription. Along with being the owner of the Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club Physical Therapy, Michael has been responsible for the injury evaluation and rehabilitation for professional (Phoenix Suns, Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets), collegiate (University of Michigan, Denver University, Western Arizona), high school and recreational athletes throughout his career. Michael is a Professor Emeritus from Regis University where he founded the Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program. He worked for 20 years as professor at Regis teaching Biomechanics, Manual Therapy, Musculoskeletal Management and Business Management
Along with his Physical Therapy Degree from University of Michigan and Doctoral Physical Therapy from Regis University, he is a Fellow of American Academy Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy, Certified Sports Specialist by the APTA, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA, a Certified Athletic Trainer through the NATA, Certified Vestibular Specialist, Certified through the Titlist Performance Institute and a Certified Intramuscular Stimulation Instructor. He has a Ph.D. with a cognate in biomechanics with his dissertation titled “Instructional strategies for prevention of shoulder injuries associated with baseball pitching.” He has given more than 170 professional presentations nationally, have taken more than 90 continuing education courses, and have numerous publications pertaining to the biomechanics of orthopedic dysfunction and exercise programs.
Michael has been a recognized leader as being elected as President of the Colorado Athletic Trainers Association, Vice President of the Colorado Chapter of APTA, and has served on numerous national professional committees along serving chairs of multiple Colorado APTA Chapter committees. He is a two time recipient of the Bob Doctor Service Award from the Colorado Chapter of APTA for his outstanding service to the clinical community. Michael has also received prestigious inductions into Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society and Cherry Creek High School’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
Finally, Michael also models an active life filled with his passions as a sports enthusiast. He plays competitive tennis, golf and enjoys skiing, fly fishing and hiking with Janet, his wife of 33 years. He is the proud father of a 30-year-old. son Sean (A Gonzaga Graduate who teaches French and coaches high school tennis) and a 28-year-old. daughter Jenna (A Colorado State Graduate who is teaching Social Studies and Spanish along with coaching at Powel Middle School in Littleton, CO.) He has worked as a handicapped ski instructor, a sports coach in various areas including golf coach for 15 years at Meadow Hills Golf Club, a baseball pitching instructor and as a wellness instructor for numerous groups.
Tim graduated from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY in 2014 as a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Clinical experience in multiple orthopedic and sports settings, combined with NCAA Cross Country and Track and Field experience have built an extensive background in endurance athlete management and treatment. Since joining the practice, Tim has expanded this even further by becoming an IRONMAN certified coach and completing continuing education including the USSSA Triathlon-sponsored Medical Multisport Conference. He is also Level I and Level II Functional Dry Needling Certified. Tim’s treatment philosophy emphasizes finding a movement pattern that could be contributing to a person’s pain before addressing impairments.
Alyson graduated in 2009 from Loma Linda University in Southern California with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduating, she became certified as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) with an interest in kettlebells. With 8 years of clinical experience in outpatient orthopedic settings, she has treated a wide range of conditions from sports injuries and everyday impairments to post-operative rehabilitation. Alyson helps her clients attain their goals through a variety of manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercises to address dysfunctional movement patterns that contribute to pain and impairments. She seeks to empower her clients to be active and strong even after they move on from physical therapy. Alyson was raised in Colorado and comes from a sports background. She enjoys hiking, spending time with family, and cheering on Colorado’s professional sports teams.
PT, DPT, FAAOMPT
Sara Vengrove is a physical therapist at GATC Physical Therapy. Sara received a Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from DeSales University and her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. She then continued to work as a physical therapist in outpatient orthopedics at Boston University Physical Therapy Center for 4 years. During this time, she completed the Boston University Fellowship in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy. Sara is a recent transplant from the east coast and is looking forward to running and hiking her way through Colorado.
PT, DPT, CSCS, ATC
Dr. Erin Wood graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL in 2015. Prior to that, she worked as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Mississippi, working primarily with the cross country, women’s golf, and women’s tennis teams. She received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Kansas State University. Dr. Wood is currently preparing to take her board specialty examination in orthopedics in 2019, and she enjoys working with patients with all types of orthopedic injuries. She utilizes a combined approach of manual therapy, exercise, and patient education to help her patients achieve their goals, and her clinical interests also include women’s health and pain science education. While at home, Erin enjoys spending time with her infant son, her husband, and their German Shepherd, and as new Denver residents, they are looking forward to exploring all the city has to offer.
DPT, MTC, CSCS
Jamie graduated with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He has worked with athletes at all levels including professionals, olympians, weekend warriors, kids, and everything in between. He uses a combination of manual therapy, joint manipulation, dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, taping, corrective exercises, and other techniques to get his patients better as quickly as possible. Using this approach has not only been extremely effective for athletes from all sports, but also for everyday orthopedic injuries as well. Through a wide variety of continuing education and self learning Jamie has always strived to improve. In his quest to improve he attained his Manual Therapist Certification (MTC) and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). These skills and qualifications have allowed his patients to receive excellent results and his outcomes to be ranked in the top 10% in the country. Growing up playing a variety of sports he still plays basketball frequently and you can find him in the mountains most weekends, hiking/trail running in the summer or snowboarding in the winter.