Neurologic and Orthopedic

Rehabilitation Center 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, 1986.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. University of Wisconsin-Stout, 1981.

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Social Workers 


Occupational Therapist 

Karen Stanisich, OTR, CLT

Karen has over 20 years of experience as an occupational therapist and joined the 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 also 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, 1985.   
  • Lymphedema Certification.  Klose Training and Consulting Group, 2008.

Physical Therapists

Juli R. Booton, PT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist

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, May 1993.
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Allied Health Sciences, Galveston, TX, August 1986. 

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

Jeanette has more than 17 years of experience as a physical therapist and joined the Neurologic & OrthopedicJeanette Burney Rehabilitation Center in 2000.  She specializes in pelvic floor muscle disorders and orthopedics.  Jeanette is a Certified Manual Therapist.  She earned her manual therapy certification from the North American Institute of Manual Therapy in 2010.  Jeanette completed her Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification in 1997 and also completed a certification for prenatal/postpartum exercise instruction.  Jeanette is truly committed to learning and professional growth. She has lectured in the Boulder community on incontinence, prenatal/postpartum exercise, osteoporosis and workstation evaluation.  Jeanette enjoys numerous outdoor adventures on foot, bike and skis with her husband.
 
Education

  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  Boston University, 1992.
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology.  Bates College, 1987. 

Professional Associations

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association 

Jill Deland, PT

Jill has a tremendous 40 plus years of experience as a physical therapist.  Her specialty areas include neurologic disorders,Jill Deland orthopedic disorders in the geriatric population, cancer related dysfunction, lower extremity amputation management and vestibular/balance disorders.  Jill also helps to coordinate a support group for people affected by amputations.  Coworkers and clients describe Jill as compassionate, dedicated, intelligent, fun, honest and energetic.  Everyone enjoys her generous and infectious laugh.  Outside of work, Jill enjoys, hiking, gardening, reading, photography, kids and grandkids, her husband and dog.
 
Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.  University of Colorado, 1968. 

Cathy Holland, PT, MPT

Cathy Holland is a physical therapist with more than 15 years of experience and the Neurologic & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center’s physical therapy manager.  Cathy began her career 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.  She assisted with amputee clinics and post polio clinics at NRH. Cathy enjoys both patient care and administrative duties at Boulder Community Hospital.  She has the pleasure of working with a multi-disciplinary team with tremendous depth in the Neurologic & Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center.  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, time with her husband and 3 sons and an occasional moment of solitude and relaxation.
 
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 

Mary Richardson, PT, MSPT, Certified Balance and Mobility Specialist
 
Mary has more than 12 years of experience as a physical therapist.  She joined the 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, balance and fall risk reduction, headaches, craniosacral therapy and the treatment of Spanish speaking clients.  In addition to providing individual therapy services, she teaches community classes at Mapleton including Neuro Splash, an aquatic class for clients with neurologic involvement and Fallproof.  Fallproof is a balance and mobility class.  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, 1997. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology. Colorado State University, 1985. 

Brandy Whitney, PT, MSPT, CMT

Brandy received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2002.  She received herBrandy Whitney Certification in Massage Therapy from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 1992.  Currently she is pursuing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Brandy’s specialty areas include neurotrauma, vestibular dysfunction, orthopedic injuries and soft tissue techniques.  Outside of work, Brandy enjoys telemark skiing, cycling, running, cooking and joint ownership of a local bike and ski shop in Lafayette.

Education

  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.  University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, 2002.
  • 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.

Jeremy (Jamie) Wolkenbreit, PT

Jamie has spent twelve years working in rehabilitation. First as an orthopedic massage therapist, and then as a physical therapist, Jamie uses a wide collection of manual therapy techniques to return injured muscle, joint, nerve and skin tissue to optimal function.  Jamie uses home-based functional exercise programs and a variety of clinical options including body weight supported training, balance training equipment, Nintendo Wii, functional electrical stimulation training, therapy pool and conventional gym equipment.  He has special interests in head injury, stroke and headache treatment as well as orthopedicand neurological injuries.  Jamie spends typical Boulder time with his wife, kids and dog.  Enjoys running, snowboarding, woodwork and all things music.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Rochester, NY, 1997.
  • Certified Massage Therapist, Boulder College of Massage Therapy, 2000.
  • Masters of Physical Therapy, University of Wisconsin, 2006.

Joanna Zemmelman, PT

Joanna has more than 17 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 


Melissa Hundley Wolak, MS, CCC-SLP

Melissa has more than 12 years experience as a speech therapist.  She specializes in cognitive therapy with mild traumaticMelissa Hundley brain injury, language disorders with stroke , learning differences and expressive language impairments.  Melissa also facilitates a support group for people affected by West Nile Virus and presents to the stroke and fibromyalgia support groups.
 
Education

  • Masters in Communication Science Disorders.  Western Carolina University, 1997.
  • Bachelor of Science.  University of Georgia, 1995. 

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