PROUD COLORADO INDEPENDENT BUSINESS
Michael, (an original owner
at Impact Sports
Performance and Synapse
Physical Therapy) a
Certified Athletic Trainer
and Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist, bring
s 22 years of experience in
the field of sports medicine
and rehabilitation to Synapse.
A native of Chicago,
Michael has been fortunate
to work with all levels of athletes from the weekend warrior to professional athletes. Prior to this he was an Athletic Trainer with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL for 6 years, additionally he has worked with teams from the NBA, MLB, MLS and NFL.
He continues to serve as the Director of Medical Services for USA Rugby, a role he has held since 2005. He has taken part in the last 2 Rugby World Cups in 2007 and 2011. He also serves on the Sports Medicine & Science Committee for US Figure Skating. Michael has been active with legislation in the athletic training profession. He also teaches courses in anatomy and rehabilitation throughout the country and serves as an expert witness in sports medicine and head injuries. Michael received a B.S. degree in Athletic Training from Southern Illinois University and a M.S. degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Physiology from the University of Illinois.
Michael and his wife Amy, a physician at the Children's Hospital Colorado, reside in Aurora and enjoy spending time with their triplets and their twins.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
MacKenna is a recent graduate
of Ottawa University in Kansas.
She played on the soccer team
for all 4 years of her career.
A Colorado native and long time
client of Impact Sports and patient
at Synapse PT, she has a clear
understanding of our patient's needs
and has loads of empathy for the
PHYSICAL THERAPY TECH
OWNER, DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION
Nicole has been a physical
therapist practicing in an
sports setting for almost
10 years. She is originally
from Ohio and graduated
from the University of
Toledo in 2006 with a
Masters in Physical
Therapy. Due to her
commitment to learning
and providing the highest level of patient care, she obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. She attended Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago Illinois, while continuing to work full-time in a leading orthopedic practice.
Nicole has always been active in sports including soccer, basketball, softball, and running. She became a physical therapist due to her passion for helping athletes recover from sports injuries. She specializes in treating a variety of orthopedic conditions including but not limited to: post-surgical, athletic, and overuse injuries. Additionally she works collaboratively with patients, parents, and coaches of athletes to help prevent future athletic injuries. In physical therapy treatments, Nicole places an emphasis on manual therapy techniques including dry needling and instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, coupled with individualized exercise programs and patient education to ensure long-term success for her patients.
Outside of work Nicole enjoys teaching yoga, traveling, climbing 14ers, hiking, weight lifting, running, skiing, and other outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer.
ANHNHI TRAN, PT, DPT
STAFF PHYSICAL THERAPIST
Danielle was born and raised in
Evergreen Colorado. In may of 2016
she graduated from the University
of Colorado Denver with a BA in
health communication, and a
biology minor, with physical therapy
pre-requisites. Danielle is currently
in the process of applying to
physical therapy school.
In high school she was a tri-sport varsity athlete. She participated in gymnastics, soccer, and track. From 2010-2014 Danielle was a professional snowboarder, and Olympic hopeful for the 2014 Sochi Winter games. In her free time she enjoys many activities including snowboarding, hiking, fishing, playing pond hockey, and camping.
Danielle has a passion for working with people, the human body in motion, and helping people to achieve their goals towards optimal health and well being.
ANDREW STEWART, PT, DPT
CLINIC COORDINATOR - PROMENADE
Andrew Stewart is
a Chicago native
who grew up in the
south suburbs of
Chicago. From the
age of 5 he has
and hockey; however
once he reached high-school he focused
on soccer year round and recently joined an entry level rugby team to try on something new.
He graduated from Bradley University with a Health Science major and continued at Bradley for his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2014. While attending school he also coached the Special Olympic swim team for 4 years and taught children with cerebral palsy, downs syndrome, and autism how to swim at an elite level.
After graduating he moved out to Colorado to enjoy the mountains year round with hiking, cycling, and snowboarding.
In the clinic Andrew enjoys treating patients of all ages and backgrounds to return them to what they love doing using treatments backed by research. Areas of interest include sports injuries, orthopedic (both surgical and nonsurgical), vestibular, and pediatric.
At Synapse Physical Therapy, we care about your return to your everyday activities pain free! At Synapse we use the best equipment along with the best therapists to diagnose your condition. Whether you need to rehabilitate from a surgical procedure, bounce back from a fall resulting in sprains or breaks, or need an evaluation from a recent injury, we can help you. We believe in what's best for you and your prompt return to a healthy lifestyle. You can trust that Synapse Physical Therapy will take care of you.
Anhnhi is a Canadian native, who
made her way to South Florida
on a Division-1 soccer scholarship
at Florida Atlantic University.
There, she completed her B.S in
Exercise Science and Health
Promotion. Not wanting to leave
the year-long summer, she continued her studies in Florida and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Nova Southeastern University.
Anhnhi enjoys treating patients of all impairments but growing up playing a variety of sports, she has a passion for treating athletes and sports related injuries. To supplement her skills, she continued her studies and obtained her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certification through the NSCA. Anhnhi's treatment style emphasizes individualized care, treating each diagnosis based on specific patient goals and activities.
Eventually being drawn back to nature and the outdoors, Anhnhi moved to Colorado in July 2016. In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking, snowboarding, and finding new adventures.
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