At University of Colorado Hospital's Stapleton location, our therapy team offers state of the art therapy services in a caring and committed environment.
We focus on your education and active participation in therapy in order to restore, as completely as possible, your abilities - and to regain your independence.
Jeff Hebert, PhD, PT
Jeff has been an integral part of the University of Colorado Hospital – Multiple Sclerosis Center and the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center at the Anschutz Medical Campus for over 13 years, providing specialized clinical care for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). His clinical practice provides insight into the current problems experienced by patients with MS with a wide range of disability levels.
In clinic, Jeff applies current, evidence-based practice, providing further practical knowledge of the effectiveness of treatment approaches proposed in the literature. In the classroom, Jeff is the director of the Scientific Inquiry (evidence-based practice) courses for the Physical Therapy Program. He is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy Program and the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus.
Jeff's research interests include the investigation into the causes, management and treatment of fatigue and mobility limitations in patients with MS. He researches the effectiveness of treatments for the most common signs and symptoms in the MS population. Jeff uses rehabilitation-based treatment strategies such as vestibular rehabilitation, aerobic and strength training for the treatment of impairments in self-reported fatigue, upright postural control, physical activity and muscle function.
Anne Keil, PT, DPT
Anne has been a physical therapist since 1991. She graduated from California State University Fresno with both a BS in Community health science, and a BS in Physical therapy. Anne continued her education at Simmons College in Boston, Mass where she earned her DPT.
Anne has earned certifications from Sole Supports in orthotic measurement, and in trigger point dry needling (level 2). Anne’s expertise includes chronic pain, taping, dry needling, orthotics, and worker’s compensation. Anne is also bilingual in Spanish.
Anne currently serves as the supervisor of two outpatient rehabilitation therapy clinic at Stapleton in Denver and at Park Meadows in Lone Tree. In addition to Anne’s clinical duties, she is a published author and researcher of various of health topics.
Poster presenter, 1991 California APTA Conference: Fluoromethane spray use in California.
Poster presenter, 2011 APTA CSM Trigger Point Dry Needling and Resolution of Methadone Use in Chronic Low Back Pain: A Case Report
Keil, Anne. Strap Taping for Sports and Rehabilitation. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2011. Book.
Contributing book author: Perrin, David. Athletic Taping and Bracing 3rd Ed. Champaign: Human Kinetics, 2012. Book.
Caitlin Klein, DPT
Caitlin graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, and furthered her education by earning a doctor of physical therapy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010.
She has been working as a physical therapist in Colorado since graduation with an outpatient orthopedic focus. Outside of the clinic, Caitlin enjoys outdoor sports, travel, and cooking.
Kristin Klein, DPT, MSPT, ATC
Kristin holds several degrees in the scope of medical practice. In 2001, Kristin earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with a minor in athletic training from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. Kristin continued on to the University of Wisconsin – Madison for a Master's in Physical Therapy.
Kristin has been working as an outpatient physical therapist with a focus on orthopedics since 2003, but that did not stop her from earning yet another degree. In 2011, she received a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Furthermore, Kristin is uniquely trained and certified to work with students in the clinic. The American Physical Therapy Association deemed Kristin an advanced credentialed clinical instructor to go along with the certification as an athletic trainer which she has held for over a decade. Outside of the clinic, Kristin enjoys running, skiing, and dining.
Wendy Kriekels, PT, DPT
Wendy earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis in 1991. She has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient neurologic settings in several states. She has extensive experience in treating individuals with traumatic brain injury, vestibular disorders, stroke, Parkinson's Disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, complex medical conditions, general pediatrics and geriatrics.
Wendy relocated to Denver in 1999 and worked at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center for 7 years in acute and intensive care and earned her certification as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist in 2002 from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. She began to teach in the Physical Therapy program here at the University of Colorado in 2003.
Wendy went on to complete her doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. She worked at the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion for nearly a year before transferring to the Stapleton clinic, where she is currently practicing. She continues to be a senior instructor on faculty in the Physical Therapy program.
Mariellen Kulik, PT
Mariellen has worked in a variety of physical therapy settings including outpatient orthopedics, industrial PT, acute care, trauma centers, wellness centers and home health.
She graduated from Rosaland Franklin University in Illinois in 1989. Her interests include outpatient orthopedics, manual therapy, and she is certified in trigger point dry needling.
She uses a variety of treatment techniques to achieve success with her patients. Outside of the clinic, Mariellen enjoys hiking, camping, photography, and gardening.
Mark Manago, PT, DPT, NCS
Mark holds two degrees in physical therapy from the University of Colorado. He earned a Master of Sciences in Physical Therapy in 2005 and a doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. Mark has been working as a physical therapist with a focus on neurologic rehabilitation since 2005. In 2009, the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties recognized Mark as a Neurologic Clinical Specialist.
Mark also serves as an instructor to physical therapy students and holds advanced credentialing as a clinical instructor from the American Physical Therapy Association. With this interest in furthering education for himself and others, Mark is a published researcher and a list of his published articles appears below. Mark is bilingual in Spanish and serves as a Credentialed Medical Interpreter for the University of Colorado Hospital.
Research and publications
Hebert J, Corboy J, Mañago M, Schenkman M. Effects of vestibular rehabilitation on Multiple Sclerosis-related fatigue and upright postural control. Physical Therapy. 2011;91:1166-1183.
Elizabeth Walley, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Liz attended Texas A&M University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2002, and has furthered her education twice since then. Liz also earned a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2005, and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Simmons College in 2007.
In 2011 the American Physical Therapy Association deemed Liz an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and she is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. She is uniquely qualified to return patients with orthopedic diagnoses to a high level of function.
Liz is also dedicated to research and clinical education of physical therapy students. From 2006 to 2009, Liz took part in research as a data and research collector for the NeuroRecovery Network (NRN) associated with the Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation for Spinal Cord Research. In 2010, the APTA certified Liz as a Clinical Instructor to educate physical therapy students in a hands-on environment. Her areas of expertise are orthopedics, sports medicine, and manual therapy. Outside of the clinic, Liz enjoys running, skiing, yoga, and cycling.
Erin Wicken, DPT, OCS, CLT
Erin graduated from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in Boston in 2005 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is currently a physical therapist specialist at UCH and holds three certifications. The American Physical Therapy Association recognized Erin as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2011.
Erin is also a Certified Lymphedema Therapist specializing in rehabilitation of individuals following cancer diagnoses. Furthermore, Erin is an APTA credentialed clinical instructor, and imparts her clinical expertise and knowledge base upon physical therapy students frequently. Erin’s hobbies include yoga, skiing, and running.