About Us

We provide specialized solutions for eliminating pain and improving function in the south Denver metro area.

Our Mission

We aim to be the most preferred, respected and impactful physical therapy practice in our community. We create better lives for people through:

  • Improved function for patients
  • Continued education and benefits for employees
  • Consistent efforts to give back to our community

What We Value

We create a fun and positive environment while sticking to our values.

Teamwork
Teamwork

We work together to accomplish more

Results
Results

We provide genuine and personalized patient care with high quality results.

Responsibility
Responsibility

We commit ourselves to helping people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Fun
Fun

We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.

Community
Community

We give back to the communities in which we serve.

Our Story

Coming from an entrepreneurial family, our founder, Matt Casseday, always aspired to own his own practice. Matt began his career at a large rehabilitation network in Denver, where he eventually took on a leadership role. However, the large corporate environment didn’t give him the tools to run his clinic the way he wanted.

Matt’s dream of a locally owned and operated practice became reality in 2015 when Physical Therapy of the Rockies opened its doors in Littleton, Colorado. The practice expanded quickly, and a second location opened in Englewood the following year. Matt is now able to carry out his vision in three clinics. The Physical Therapy of the Rockies team delivers excellent physical therapy, utilizes the most current and effective treatments to get the best results for patients.

Matt Casseday, Physical Therapy of the Rockies

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in the south Denver metro area.

Matt Casseday

CEO, PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic, CMP

Matt Casseday

CEO, PT, DPT, Cert. SMT, Cert. DN, Dip. Osteopractic, CMP

Matt graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Arts in kinesiology, exercise and sports science. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in Mesa, Arizona in 2006. He holds certifications in spinal manipulation and trigger point dry needling. Matt is a certified Mulligan practitioner and recently completed his diploma in osteopractic therapy, earning him the title of osteopractor. In 2015, he opened Physical Therapy of the Rockies. Matt prides himself, and his practice, on providing the best possible evidence-based practice for his patients. Matt devotes his spare time to personal and professional development, working out, tennis, hiking, skiing, traveling and spending time with his wife and twin daughters.

Garrison Goodner

Provider Liaison

Garrison Goodner

Provider Liaison

Garrison is a Colorado native, born and raised in Littleton. Growing up he spent most of his time on the soccer field. His passion for soccer led him out of state to Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona where he majored in business. After two years there, he was offered the opportunity to pursue soccer professionally. Multiple injuries forced him to transition from playing soccer to coaching. Prior to joining Physical Therapy of the Rockies in 2019, Garrison was the director of coaching for youth soccer clubs in the Littleton area. He looks forward to sharing the benefits of physical therapy with the community, which he can personally attest to, and helping the organization grow. He lives in Englewood with his wife, Jenna, their daughter, Crosby, and pups, Reggie and Poe. Outside of work you can find him golfing, hitting up local breweries and spending with his family and friends.

Clay Pokallus

PT, DPT, Clinic Director

Clay Pokallus

PT, DPT, Clinic Director

Clay graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s of science in 2010. He went on to graduate school at the University of North Dakota and received his doctorate of physical therapy in 2013. Since graduating, Clay has gained experience in outpatient physical therapy treating various populations, primarily in the orthopedic field. Clay has worked as a physical therapist in both Colorado and Wyoming. He holds certifications in the McKenzie method, functional dry needling, certified strength and conditioning specialist, functional movement assessments and taping and blood flow restriction training. He has taken continuing education courses related to spinal treatment and sports injuries. Clay uses different assessment techniques to diagnose the root and origin of the dysfunction rather than symptoms. In his free time, he enjoys being outside and discovering new hobbies.

Chris Lowrimore

PT, DPT

Chris Lowrimore

PT, DPT

Chris grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He graduated from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington with a bachelor’s of science in human physiology where he played collegiate soccer as a goalkeeper. In 2019 he earned his doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Chris is dedicated to individualizing patient care to their specific needs and utilizing mixture of manual therapy and exercise to get patients back to the activities they love. He is passionate about leaving a positive influence on every person he comes into contact with. Committed to enhancing the physical therapy profession, he is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and actively pursues continuing education opportunities. In his spare time, Chris enjoys going on any and all hikes, but especially loves to add to his 14er tally. He also skis, snowshoes, watches and plays a variety of sports, and spends time with friends and family.

Sarina Tamura

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Sarina Tamura

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Sarina is a native to Colorado and earned bachelor of arts degrees in integrative physiology and Japanese from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2010. She then received her doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in 2018. Sarina is passionate about continuing education and holds a certification in dry needling. Growing up as a gymnast, dancer and violinist, Sarina understands what it means to have a passion and to have a body that allows one to pursue their passions. She believes in a holistic approach to physical therapy, combining the latest evidence in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to get people back to doing the things they love. Outside of physical therapy, Sarina is a semi-professional dancer and teacher. She teaches acro and tumbling at multiple dance studios in the area and frequently travels and competes locally, nationally and internationally. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, baking and traveling.

Megan McNamara

PT, DPT

Megan McNamara

PT, DPT

Megan grew up in Littleton, Colorado and attended the University of Colorado Boulder. There she was a cheerleader and earned her bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology in 2015.  She then received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Goodyear, Arizona. After school, Megan quickly moved back to her hometown in Colorado to start her career in physical therapy. Megan is passionate about pursuing her career in pelvic floor physical therapy, but also enjoys treating other musculoskeletal conditions. In her free time, she enjoys running, skiing, hiking, and trying new breweries. Also being a Type 1 Diabetic, she is involved in JDRF and advocating for diabetes research.

John Lee

PT, DPT

John Lee

PT, DPT

John grew up in Omaha, Nebraska before he attended Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri where he played college soccer and earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Exercise Science. From there he went on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona. John is passionate about continuing education, whole person health care, and evidence-based practice to get his patients back to performing their favorite activities. John is currently furthering his education by completing a residency program to become an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist as well as holds his Titleist Performance Institute level 1 certification, specializing in golf athletes. Outside of physical therapy John loves to play soccer, golf, snowboard and spend time with friends and family.

Hannah Lentz

PT, DPT

Hannah Lentz

PT, DPT

Hannah grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where she attended Louisiana State University receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. She then went on to graduate from the University of St. Augustine – Austin where she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Hannah was first introduced to physical therapy after experiencing a severe knee injury while playing volleyball in high school. Her passion for the field sprouted starting from her own rehabilitation process and grew immensely throughout her experience of helping others return to the activities they love. Hannah is dedicated to providing individualize patient care, utilizing a hands-on comprehensive approach, and positively impacting every patient she comes into ontact with.
New to the Denver area, Hannah enjoys hiking, attending concerts, re-watching New Girl, and exploring the outdoors with friends and family. She has visited a multitude of National Parks and is thrilled to live so close to the Rocky Mountains expanding the many options of weekend adventures. Hannah is excited to be joining the PT of the Rockies team and Englewood/Littleton community!

Lindsey Barr

PT Tech

Lindsey Barr

PT Tech

Lindsey is an Aurora, Colorado native. She got her bachelor’s of science in sports and exercise science from the University of New Mexico in 2013. She continued her education becoming a massage therapist and spent two years in New Mexico working as a soft tissue therapist. She took a break from physical therapy, becoming a swim coach. She coached for New Mexico State University in Las Cruces and for Highlands Ranch Aquatics, a USA Swim Team. When she is not at work, Lindsey enjoys swimming, scuba diving, working out, wakeboarding, skiing and traveling with her husband, Travis, and their two dogs.

Eric Toye

PTA

Eric grew up in Orlando, Florida before attending and graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s of science in health education in 2015. He worked as a physical therapy technician in a variety of outpatient physical therapy and community health settings before earning his physical therapy assistant degree from South University in Tampa, Florida. He is currently pursuing his master’s of kinesiology from A.T Still University. His approach relies on building his patients’ confidence, so they are fully committed to their therapy enabling them to reach their full potential. Eric is passionate about his family and friends, as well as his Gator athletics. In his spare time, he enjoys taking advantage of everything Colorado has to offer by skiing, hiking, camping, checking out local breweries and exploring state parks with his dog Niko.

Alex Kuczak

PT Tech

Alex Kuczak

PT Tech

Alex is a Colorado native, born and raised in Denver. An aspiring future physical therapist, Alex graduated from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a degree in biology and has had prior experience working in a fitness center, childcare and office management. Alex continues her passion for learning about the science of exercise and the biology behind it in our office where she can help others recover and achieve their desired lifestyle. Having her own history of injuries, she is excited about being part of a team which helps patients get better and improve physically. In her free time, Alex enjoys following an active lifestyle by working out, hiking, running, snowboarding and spending time with her friends and family.

Gianna Gehrke

Reception

Gianna Gehrke

Reception

Gianna is a Littleton, Colorado native. She earned her bachelor’s in nutrition from the University of Arizona in May 2019 and aspires to become a physician assistant. Before returning home to Colorado, Gianna worked as a physical therapy technician for four years in Tucson, Arizona. Gianna was a gymnast growing up and endured many injuries and is excited to be on a team that is dedicated to helping people return to living their best lives. She enjoys traveling, skiing, watching sports and playing with her goldendoodle, Lola.

Tariq Spring

PT Tech

Tariq Spring

PT Tech

Tariq comes to us from Little Rock, Arkansas. He moved to Denver, Colorado, in 2019 after graduating from Arkansas State University with his bachelor’s of science in sports and exercise science. After graduation, he accepted a position as a fitness and yoga instructor but decided to move to Denver for new opportunities. Tariq plans to continue his education by going back to school to get his doctorate and become a physical therapist. In his free time, Tariq likes to snowboard with friends, go on hikes and backpacking trips and travel when he has the time.

Lexi Mata

PT Tech

Lexi Mata

PT Tech

Lexi is a Colorado native, born and raised in Aurora. She got her bachelor’s of science in health and exercise science from Regis University. She plans to continue her education and become physical therapist. With her own experiences in physical therapy, she is hoping to inspire and connect with patients. She is excited to learn from her peers and see what the future of physical therapy has in store.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, crafting and dancing.

Kelsi Hartung

Reception

Kelsi Hartung

Reception

Kelsi is originally from Ohio and has been loving her time in the mountains! She graduated with a bachelor’s of science in exercise science from Kent State University. Kelsi also holds certifications as an ACSM certified personal trainer and a group exercise instructor. She loves leading people through workouts while teaching them about proper form and injury prevention. As a past competitive swimmer who lifts weights frequently, she understands how important physical therapy can be for long term success with a pain-free life. In her free time, Kelsi loves spending time with her husband by creating art, playing music, hiking, watching movies and hanging in hammocks.