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Security / Fountain
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00am – 5:00 pm
Mark Leenheer graduated from Saint Louis University in 2015 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, Mark completed a post-doctoral residency program with a focus in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at the Cleveland VA Medical Center. A Certified Manual Physical Therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Mark is currently pursuing his Fellowship in manual physical therapy. He is a certified practitioner of the Graston Technique, an instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization technique useful for treating myofascial restrictions and soft tissue adhesions, mobilizing scars, and promoting healing. Mark is a Cleveland, OH native and a passionate Cleveland sports fanatic. Additionally, he is a cyclist, skier, and trail runner
Greg Wilhelms, PT, a longstanding part of the Colorado Springs and Fountain medical community, has been practicing physical therapy for nearly forty years. Greg holds his Physical Therapy (Degree) Certificate, earned at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education, received from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. Greg’s tenure as a physical therapist has afforded him many opportunities to work in outpatient rehabilitation centers and traditional orthopedic facilities, in acute hospital settings and skilled nursing facilities, and in individual patient homes. Throughout his career, Greg has continued to fine tune his skills even further by taking over seventy continuing education courses. Greg approaches his physical therapy practice in much the same way he does all things in life, with a relaxed style. Knowledgeable and highly trained, Greg puts patients at ease as he listens to their concerns, evaluates their condition or injury, and employs the most suitable techniques to remedy the pain and problems. When not working, Greg enjoys spending time with his wife, kids and grand kids, watching sports, and gardening.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00pm
Karly Lindroth-Yates PT, DPT, has been practicing physical therapy for over three years in various settings including travel therapy, outpatient, and inpatient rehab with an emphasis on providing hands on patient centered care. Karly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology with a minor in coaching and graduated from Clarkson University in New York with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. She is compassionate about all patient care and diagnoses in which she he has taken continuing education courses in vestibular rehab, scoliosis, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, orthopedic rehab, plus others, and is planning on taking a dry needling course in her pursuit of becoming a generalist who can meet the needs of all her patients with varying diagnoses. Karly believes that physical therapy requires good patient rapport with a clinical approach that involves a balance of prescribing appropriate exercises with manual therapy techniques including soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, joint mobilization, muscle energy techniques, etc. that will lead to improved functional outcomes and quality of life. Karly is a native of Colorado Springs and loves being back home where she enjoys time with family, friends, and her two dogs, Ollie and Piper. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, traveling, and playing sports.
Cathleen Hixson, PTA, joined the Action Potential team in 2021 after earning her Physical Therapist Assistant A.S. degree with Florida State College at Jacksonville. She holds a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and an M.S. in Kinesiology from A.T. Still University. Cathleen transitioned into physical therapy after a 15-year career in health and fitness, primarily working in military strength and conditioning. Her background in ballet and competitive dance formed her interest in movement and aspiration to help others move well. Cathleen is enjoying getting to know the Colorado Springs area and taking advantage of the hiking, trail running, archery, and snow sports available.
Mon: 7am-5:30pm, Tue: 7am-5pm, Wed: 7am-6pm, Thu: 7am-5pm, Fri: 7am-4pm
Richard Monaco, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, COMT, OCS, CERT.DN, DIPMT, obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010 from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY. Rich received his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, he is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling, and he completed the Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist post-graduate coursework, training, and testing through the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training. Rich most recently completed his National Fellowship Certification. Rich operates from the perspective that physical therapy consists of equal parts manual therapy, for joint and soft tissue mobilization, and appropriate exercises, for maintenance and support. When not working or studying, Rich spends his time with his family and in the outdoors. He enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing, and hiking and backpacking.
Donald Bost, ATC, is a certified athletic trainer and Director of Action Potential’s Industrial Evaluation and Rehabilitation program. Don earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO. Additionally, he studied Exercise Physiology at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Don is a member of the National Athletic Training Association and he is certified in the Blankenship Functional Capacity Evaluation System. Don’s breadth of experience in sports performance and worksite safety makes him an invaluable member of the Action Potential team. Prior to joining Action Potential, while with the “At A Glance Corporation,” in Sydney, NY, he was not only integral in helping the company secure a grant to create its Ergonomics Program, but he also then performed the employee ergonomic assessments and conducted worksite safety evaluations. At present, Don not only does ergonomic assessments, worksite evaluations, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and pre-placement screenings, but he also provides outstanding patient care, helping individuals to improve strength and conditioning. Don directs several sports performance programs locally and uses his expertise to help injured athletes return to action more quickly. In his free time, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and their five children.
Sandra Bost, OTR, CHT is an Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist who has been an integral part of the Action Potential team since 1999. Sandy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Madison, WI in 1987. In 1994, after successfully completing thousands of hours working specifically with the hands, developing her expertise and honing her specialized skills, she earned the Certified Hand Therapist title. For over twenty years, Sandy has enjoyed treating patients with a variety of conditions affecting the hands and the entire upper quadrant of the body. Sandy has a comfortable and conversational approach, putting patients at ease as she listens to their concerns and employs the most suitable techniques to remedy the problem. As necessary, she creates customized splints to assist in the healing and recovery process. When not working, gardening, participating in and watching sports, and having fun with her family in every way possible top her list of favorite activities.
Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
A Certified Hand Therapist for over twenty years, Melodie Colyar OTR, CHT, specializes in the treatment of all aspects of injuries to the upper quadrant. Melodie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Committed to constant professional growth, she has observed hours of hand and upper extremity surgery and has taken countless continuing education courses in order to stay current on surgical procedures and evolving evidence-based practices. She works closely with occupational medicine doctors, family practice physicians and hand surgeons and believes in a team-based approach to care. Melodie asserts that occupational therapy combines the art of rehabilitation with the science of healing and she takes pride in her ability to provide both, realizing the privilege of being a part of the healing process. Outside of work Melodie’s priority is caring for her children and extended family. She is also an avid runner.
Phil Plante founded Action Potential Physical Therapy in 1997 with the goal of providing world class physical therapy in a local setting. His passion for treating patients in the Colorado Springs community continues to this day. In addition to practicing physical therapy full time, Phil is a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists, providing advanced fellowship training to therapists from all over the nation. Phil holds his Doctor of Science in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI. Additionally, Phil has the elite title of Certified Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapist (Level 4) through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. He has a Master of Arts degree in Sports Science from the University of Denver in Denver, CO as well as a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO. Phil earned his undergraduate degree in Community Health Education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, playing hockey, and fly fishing and relishes spending time with his wife, Eva, and their two daughters.
Suyasha Pai PT, Cert. DN has been a physical therapist for over 13 years. She completed her physical therapy education and training at the Sancheti Institute College of Physical Therapy, an acclaimed school in Pune, India. Her training includes all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy and rehabilitation, shoulder and hand specific rehabilitation, myofascial release and differential diagnosis techniques and skills. Additionally, she is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and trained in specialized Vestibular Rehabilitation concepts and practices. Suyasha truly loves working with senior patients and also has a special interest in treating patients with headaches, including migraines, those with TMJ problems and individuals with disorders of the foot and ankle. Throughout her career, Suyasha has been afforded the opportunity to work in diverse settings with a variety of patients. While in India, she worked in a facility specializing in knee rehabilitation, including the prevention of knee surgery and joint replacement. Since moving to the United States in 2007, Suyasha has worked in outpatient rehabilitation centers and traditional orthopedic facilities, in individual patient homes and in the clinical office setting. No matter the setting, she believes that “doing good to others is not just a duty, it is a joy!” She loves her job and works to bring a smile to every patient she sees. Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her friends, travel the world with her family and enjoy nature. Her hobbies include painting, dancing, singing and listening to music.
Kathryn Livingston, licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, graduated from Pueblo Community College in 2017 with her Associates of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapy. Always up for a challenge and eager to learn to be the most skilled PTA possible, Kathryn joined Action Potential to work alongside the best. Beyond the traditional PTA curriculum, Kathryn specifically trained in Hippotherapy, the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a physical and occupational therapy tool to engage sensory, neuro-motor, and cognitive systems, to promote functional outcomes. Working in the clinic without access to horses, Kathryn is committed to helping patients reach their functional and lifestyle goals and draws upon her diverse training and skills to do so, implementing unique evidence-based approaches to care as appropriate. Kathryn loves the fast paced, engaging and fun environment of out-patient physical therapy. She particularly relishes working with patients with sports injuries, those with neurological disorders, and the elderly population in general. Outside of work Kathryn enjoys horseback riding, dirt biking, camping, wakeboarding and any activities that involve being at the lake!
My name is Samantha Rodriguez, I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. I graduated from Colorado State University – Pueblo in 2017 with my Bachelors in Athletic Training. I have been a Licensed Athletic Trainer for 3 years and have practiced in both High School and Collegiate settings since 2013 as a student and also a licensed professional covering a wide variety of men’s and women’s sports. I am a recent 2020 graduate from Pueblo Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Physical Therapist Assisting, to which I am currently a Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I love sports and competition which is why I chose to pursue Athletic Training. As an Athletic Trainer I found that I not only enjoyed being on the field tending to injuries, but I also enjoyed the rehabilitation process of getting my athletes back to doing what they love. This is when I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a person come in at their worst and to be able to help them get back to doing what they love, whether it’s a sport, gardening, playing with grandchildren, or simply gaining their independence back around their home.
Mon: 7am-5pm, Tue: 7am-5:30pm, Wed: 7am-5pm, Thu: 7am-5:30pm, Fri: 7am-12pm
Rick Lambert, PT, DPT, CERT.DN, has been practicing physical therapy for 15 years, emphasizing manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation and myofascial release, and exploring the neurophysiology of pain. Rick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997. He earned his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 2001, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2005. Rick’s clinical approach consists of individualized treatment plans with an emphasis on hands-on physical therapy and a good dose of humor. Rick, his wife and their four children are thrilled to live in Colorado Springs and enjoy all the community has to offer. In his free time, he hikes, runs, swims, and travels.