Outpatient Rehabilitation Services Team

 

Counselor 

Mark Babcock, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
 
Mark received a BA in psychology from University of Wisconsin-Stout in 1981 and a masters of social work from Virginia Mark BabcockCommonwealth University in 1986.  He has completed extensive additional training and received his level II training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) in 1997 and trained in Energy Psychology techniques in 2003.  Mark’s specialty areas include counseling individuals with anxiety disorders, depression, and adjustment to chronic medical conditions including cancer, chronic pain and neurological disorders.   Mark has spent significant time treating clients with mild to severe traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, West Nile Virus, dementia, spinal cord injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Outside of work, Mark’s interests include downhill skiing, bicycling, landscaping, attending professional sporting events, playing softball, travelling and playing with his daughter Olivia. 
 
Education

  • Masters of Social Work. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, 1986.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI, 1981.

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers 

 

Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists

Dale Korba, PT, CHT, CLT

Dale’s physical therapy practice has emphasized the treatment of hand and arm injuries and conditions for more than 20 years. She is a certified hand therapist (CHT).  Her expertise also includes cancer rehabilitation and providing comprehensive treatment for lymphedema in all areas of the body.  She enjoys providing education and individually focused care for all of her patients.  She is a dedicated alternative transportation user and commutes to work by bike or bus.  Outside of work, Dale spends her free time as the seasons change, gardening, biking, hiking or cross country skiing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Michigan, 1973.
  • Certified Hand Therapist. Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), 1996.
  • Lymphedema Certification.  Klose-Norton Training, 2002.

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • American Society of Hand Therapists
  • Rocky Mountain Hand Surgery Society

 

John Lewis, OTR, CHT

Bio coming soon!

 

Julie Stratmeyer, OTR, CHT

Julie Stratmeyer received her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 1990.  She earned her Occupational Therapy degree in 1999 from Colorado State University. She has more than 15 years experience in treating all Hand and Upper extremity injuries.  Julie enjoys spending time in the outdoors with her husband and thee boys.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.  Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1999.
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology.  University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1990.
  • Certified Hand Therapist. Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), 2009.
 

Occupational Therapist 

Ann Brexa, OT

Ann has 35 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist working in outpatient rehabilitation.  For the past 18 years, she has specialized as a Hand Therapist.  Ann also has extensive experience working with the neurologic populations of Traumatic Brain Injury, CVA and PCS.  She performs Pre-Driving Assessments for those interested in returning to driving after injury.  Ann is also a member of the BCH Occupational Health team working with the injured worker and performs ergonomic assessments and return to work evaluations.  She has a broad clinical background providing Occupational Therapy services to a variety of diagnosis.  Ann is an avid skier and cyclist, who has raised 3 active children and loves travel within and outside of the USA.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1979.

 

Carol Brooks, OT (Therapy Manager)

Bio coming soon!

 

Karen Stanisich, OTR, CLT

Karen has nearly 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and joined BCH's Neurologic & Orthopedic RehabilitationKaren Stanisich Center in 1999.  Karen received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy form the University of Puget Sound in 1985.  She became a certified Lymphedema Therapist through the Klose Training and Consulting Group in 2008.  At the same time, Karen was certified in Jobst and Juzo measuring for garments.  These certifications allow Karen to provide care to clients with lymphedema or peripheral edema.  Other specialty areas include neurotrauma, stroke, cancer and vision therapy.  Outside of work, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, whitewater rafting, scrapbooking and travel.
 
Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy.  University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA, 1985.   
  • Lymphedema Certification.  Klose Training and Consulting Group, 2008.

 

Physical Therapists

Juli R. Booton, PT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist, Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor

Juli has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist.  She specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and Juli Bootonsports injuries, including acute knee injuries, shoulder rotator cuff problems, and cervical, thoracic and lumbar dysfunction.  Additionally, Juli conducts wellness classes for the neurologically involved client, arthritically challenged and for fall risk reduction.  Juli is a certified Balance and Mobility Specialist and an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program instructor.  Outside of work, Juli enjoys mountain biking, skiing, playing with family and bible study.
 
Education

  • Masters of Science in Kinesiology. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, 1993.
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Allied Health Sciences, Galveston, TX, 1986. 
  • FallProof Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist.  Center for Successful Aging, since 2007.
  • Certified Tai Chi for Health Instructor.  Consortium for Older Adult Wellness, 2013. 

 

Jeanette M. Burney, PT, MSPT, CMPT, CSCS, RYT

Jeanette BurneyJeanette has practiced physical therapy for over 20 years. She has worked in a variety of settings including acute care, inpatient/outpatient rehabilitation and private practice settings. Her practice has served the orthopedic population including issues of the spine and extremities and post-surgical hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, and spine.

As a pelvic floor physical therapist, her practice focuses on male and female pelvic floor disorders including pain syndromes, bowel and bladder dysfunction, prenatal and postpartum issues and gynecologic and urologic cancers.  Her treatments incorporate her manual therapy skills and include the John Barnes myofascial release techniques and her yoga training to facilitate a client’s return to the activities they enjoy.

 Jeanette is truly committed to learning and professional development and continues to be fascinated by the complexity of the human body and motivated by her patients to learn.  She has lectured in the Boulder community on incontinence, prenatal/postpartum exercise, osteoporosis and workstation evaluation.  Outside of the clinic, Jeanette enjoys numerous outdoor adventures on foot, bike and skis with her husband and teaches yoga in community and corporate settings.

Education

  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  Boston University, Boston, MA, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Bates College, Lewiston, ME, 1987. 
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist.  North American Institute of Manual Therapy, 2010.
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1997.
  • Moms in Motion Pre/Post Natal Exercise Certification, 2001.
  • 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, 2011.
  • 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, 2014.

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association 

 

Cathy Fraser, PT

Cathy graduated from the University of Sydney (Australia) in 1988 with a Bachelors of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.  In 1998, she received a Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy from the University of Sydney. She has worked in numerous settings including acute care, rehab, orthopedics and outpatient therapy.  Cathy joined BCH in 1999.  She worked for 16 years in the sports medicine department and in 2015 she joined the Outpatient Rehabilitation team.

For the past 16 years, her focus has been outpatient orthopedics.  Cathy's skills include trigger point dry needling, manual therapy and functional exercise.  She has extensive experience in evaluating and treating all spinal conditions, whiplash, shoulder injuries, hip injuries and knee injuries.  She has wide experience with degenerative orthopedic conditions as well as acute orthopedic diagnoses. Cathy has rehabilitated a wide variety of post operative conditions including hip, knee and shoulder replacement, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repairs, labral repairs of the hip and shoulder, and spinal fusions.  She has worked with all age groups from teens to older adults. 

Over the years, Cathy has been a life long learner, completing many continuing education courses. Her philosophy when treating patients is to treat everybody with respect and actively engage them in the rehabilitation process.  Her goal, when  possible, is to return patients to the activities that they love doing.  When not at work, Cathy enjoys taking care of her 2 kids, dog, cat, 2 horses and husband.

Education

  • Graduate Diploma in Manipulative Therapy.  University of Sydney, Australia, 1998.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Physiotherapy.  University of Sydney, Australia, 1988.

 

Cathy Holland, PT, MPT (Therapy Manager)

Cathy Holland is a manager of BCH's Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Boulder and Lafayette.  Cathy began her physical therapy career more than 20 years ago at National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, D.C. where she worked with both inpatients and outpatients with neurologic and orthopedic involvement.  She focused on the rehabilitation of clients with spinal cord injuries, strokes, lower extremity amputations, arthritis and other complex musculoskeletal problems.  She served as co-instructor for Howard University’s Masters of Physical Therapy spinal cord injury lecture and lab series and helped to instruct Marymount University physical therapy students in the area of amputee management.  At Boulder Community Health since 1998, she enjoys working with an interdisciplinary team with tremendous depth.  Cathy is committed to offering high quality, evidence based rehabilitation and wellness services to the community and to fostering excellence in customer service.  Outside of work, Cathy enjoys the great outdoors and time with her husband and 3 sons.
 
Education

  • Masters of Physical Therapy.  University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1994.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Biology.  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 1992. 

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association 

 

Nicole Hugus, PT, DPT, CSRS

Nicole moved to Colorado in 2011 and began working for Boulder Community Health in the acute and inpatient rehabilitation settings. In 2013, she joined the outpatient team at the Neurologic and Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. In 2016, Nicole became a preeminent stroke clinician through completion of a rigorous set of courses and an examination culminating in the nationally recognized credentials of CSRS (Certified Stroke Rehabilitation Specialist).  Nicole received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida.  During her coursework, she focused on fall prevention for seniors, specifically those who had suffered a stroke. Interests include stroke rehabilitation, neurotrauma and shoulder dysfunction. Nicole is skilled at incorporating balance, coordination, agility and core strengthening into treatment sessions when appropriate.  She believes in a proactive approach wherein education is vital to rehabilitative success and the overall health and safety of a patient. In her spare time, Nicole loves to hike, ski and otherwise explore the great outdoors.

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy.  University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 2011.
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, 2002.

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association

 

Susan Larson, PT, DPT, CLT, GCertWH&Cont.

Susan has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years and has studied and worked in New Zealand, Australia and USA. She spent the early part of her career working in orthopedics and developed strong manual therapy skills.  Susan now specializes in Women’s Health Physical Therapy encompassing pelvic floor and lumbopelvic dysfunction, pre and post-natal wellness and rehabilitation, oncology rehabilitation and lymphedema therapy. 

A passion for Susan is working with breast cancer and gynecological cancer patients to help them return to social, work or physical activities.  Susan has completed training in the Pink Ribbon Program and the Strength After Breast Cancer Program which are exercise programs designed for breast cancer survivors.  Susan is excited to join the comprehensive oncology program at BCH where importance is placed on rehabilitation of patients before, during and after their medical treatments. Outside of work Susan enjoys travelling, hiking, snow sports, camping and appreciating wine with her husband.

Education

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy. MGH Institute for Health Professionals, Boston, MA, 2005.
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy. University of Otago, New Zealand, 1994.
  • Lymphedema Therapy Certification. Klose Training, 2014.
  • Certification in Functional Dry Needling, Levels 1, 2 and 3. Kinetacore, 2012/2013.
  • Graduate Certificate of Clinical Physiotherapy-Continence and Women’s Health. Curtin University, Australia, 2012.
  • Certificate of Advanced Study in Physical Therapy-Orthopedics. MGH Institute for Health Professionals, Boston, MA, 2004.

 

Mary Richardson, PT, MSPT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist
 
Mary has more than 15 years of experience as a physical therapist.  She joined BCH's Neurologic & Orthopedic RehabilitationMary Richardson Center in 2002.  In 2005, she completed a 3 month intensive training program to become a certified Fallproof instructor.  Mary’s specialty areas include Orthopedics (both spine and extremities), Women’s Health, Neurotrauma, Parkinson's Disease, balance and fall risk reduction, headaches, craniosacral therapy and the treatment of Spanish speaking clients.  In addition to providing individual therapy services, she teaches   Fallproof, a balance and mobility class, and PWR!Moves, an exercise class specifically designed for people with Parkinson's.  Outside of work, Mary enjoys mountain biking, telemark skiing, camping, volunteering at her kid’s school and family time.  
 
Education

  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO, 1997. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology. Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, 1985. 
  • FallProof Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist.  Center for Successful Aging, since 2007.

 

Suzanne Segalowitz, PT, MSPT

Suzanne began her career at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston working primarily with patients with neurologic involvement including brain injury, stroke and SCI.  In 2012, she obtained Neuro-IFRAH certification to expand treatment options for patients with hemiplegia.  Outside of work, Suzanne enjoys hiking, cycling, running and climbing. 

Education

  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT, 2009.
  • Bachelor of Science.  University of Connecticut, Mansfield, CT, 2008.

 

Brandy Whitney, PT, DPT, CLT, CMT

Brandy’s specialty areas include oncology rehabilitation (post breast reconstruction, lumpectomy, radiation, and chemotherapy), neurotrauma, vestibular dysfunction, orthopedic injuries and soft tissue techniques.  Advanced certifcations include Certified Lymphedema Therapist and Trigger Point Dry Needling Level 2.  Outside of work, Brandy enjoys telemark skiing, cycling, running, cooking and joint ownership of a local bike and ski shop in Lafayette.

EducationBrandy Whitney

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2002.
  • Certification in Dry Needling.  2012
  • Certification in Lymphedema.  2012.
  • Certification in Massage Therapy.  Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1992.
  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Sport Science.  Colorado State University, 1991.

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors for PIMA's Physical Therapy Assistant Program, Westminster, CO.

 

Joanna Zemmelman, PT

Joanna has more than 20 years of experience as a physical therapist.   She specializes in orthopedic disorders, with interests in spine, neck and jaw disorders as well as headaches.  She received training from the renowned Mariano Racabado for treatment of craniovertebral and craniomandibular dysfunctions.  In addition to individual therapy, Joanna teaches Moving On, a community class at Mapleton for strengthening and conditioning of clients with orthopedic issues.  Outside of work, she enjoys jogging, hiking, and time with her family. 
 
Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.  West Virginia University, 1994. 

Publications

  • Miller, NH, Miller, DJ, Goldberg (Zemmelman), JL, Physical Therapist Examination, Evaluation and Intervention for a Patient with West Nile Virus Paralysis, Journal of American Physical Therapy Association, 2006, Vol 86, No. 6, pp. 843-856. 

 

Speech Therapists 

Karen Fremont Brady, MS, CCC-SLP

Karen has been with Boulder Community Health since 2012.  Her primary areas of focus are serving those who are recovering from brain injuries, strokes, and head and neck cancer, people with Parkinson’s Disease, and those with voice and swallowing impairments. She also facilitates a choir for people living with aphasia and other language disorders.

Education & Certifications

  • Vital Stim: Neuromuscular Electric Stimulation  (NMES) 2013.
  • Master of Science, Speech Pathology and Audiology. California State University, East Bay, Hayward CA, 2012.
  • Lee Silverman Voice Treatment (LSVT), 2011.
  • Bachelor of Arts, Radio and Television. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA, 2003.

 

Susan Lake, MS, CCC-SLP

Bio coming soon!
 

 

Debby McBride, MS, CCC-SLP

Debby is clinic lead for both outpatient and inpatient augmentative communication evaluations and treatment.  She brings 25 years of experience and is extremely knowledgeable about both high-tech and low-tech solutions for non-verbal and minimally verbal clients.


Education

  • Masters of Speech Pathology.  North Texas State University, Denton, TX, 1977.
  • Bachelors of Speech Pathology.  North Texas State University, Denton, TX, 1976.
     
     
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