Dr. Karl Bebendorf - PT, DPT, OCS
Karl graduated from the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia with a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy in 1993. As proof of Karl's commitment to continuing education completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2011. Since 2002 Karl has been Board Certified in Orthopedics, which is an accomplishment that only 2% of physical therapists achieve.
Karl has a special interest in treating back and neck pain. As someone with spinal abnormalities, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis, Karl understands living with chronic back and neck pain on a personal level. He has developed a passion for treating patients that have failed spine care elsewhere. Karl enjoys travel, biking, hiking, downhill and cross-country skiing.
Karl is the primary owner and founder of the Atlas Physical Therapy clinics. Any inquiries for him can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Jeremy Bruhn - PT, DPT, OCS
Jeremy graduated from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis in 2009. He received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of the Pacific in 2012. Jeremy has a strong passion for orthopedic rehabilitation and continues to increase his knowledge and skills in manual therapy and orthopaedics through continuing education. Jeremy is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics (OCS) as of 2018. He employs a comprehensive assessment and an evidenced-based approach to determine the proper treatment plan for his patients.He also utilizes manual therapy and dry needling techniques to achieve the quickest and most effective results. Jeremy enjoys treating all orthopaedic condition, from the weekend warrior to competitive athlete. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends and family, backcountry skiing, playing hockey and golf, backpacking, and getting to the mountains.
Jeremy is the Clinic Director for the Congress Park office. Any inquiries for him can be sent to JBruhn@atlasptco.com
David Swarsen - Exercise Specialist
Dave is a Denver, CO native and attended Metro State University. Dave is an athlete with Lacrosse being his main focus. He was awarded 1st Team All Conference as a Freshman and 1st Team All State his Sophomore year through Senior year in High School. He has been studying anatomy, physiology and related sciences in school for the last few years as he prepares to get into nursing school. Dave’s hobbies include snowboarding, golfing, fly fishing and camping.
Dr. Alex Lanton - PT, DPT, OCS, CEAS
Alex graduated with his Master's and Doctorate degrees from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Alex is a board certified specialist in Orthopedics, a distinction only ~2% of therapists have. Alex has a special interest and specializes in treating spine (back pain and neck pain), pediatric injuries, and sports medicine. He focuses on functional rehabilitation and patient education to not only return patients to their prior level but to exceed it!
Alex loves the outdoors and is in the mountains whenever possible hiking, mountain biking and skiing.
Dr. Kate Diffily - PT, DPT
Kate is a doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Women’s Health and Vestibular rehabilitation. Kate graduated with her Doctorate degree in 2011 from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Since completing her initial schooling Kate has attained continuing education certificates in the areas of functional strengthening, vestibular rehabilitation, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, US imaging, and caring for the pregnant patient. Kate is active in the women’s health community and is passionate about provided comprehensive care to women in every stage of their life. She also enjoys treating a variety of orthopedic issues including back and neck pain, post-operative joints, and sport injuries.
Kate is an East Coast transplant and loves everything Denver has to offer. She enjoys hiking, camping, live music, and travel.
Dr. Amanda Bloch - PT, DPT
Amanda received her Bachelor of Science degree from San Diego State University, and then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine in 2016. She graduated from physical therapy school at the top of her class and with accolades for Excellence in Manual Therapy. Amanda utilizes a hands on treatment approach with emphasis in treating the patient as a whole! She enjoys treating all condition and ages, with a special interest in pilates for rehab and treatment of dancers and gymnasts.
Amanda is a recent transplant from California and is enjoying everything Colorado has to offer! Amanda enjoys pilates, dancing, hiking, and exploring her new home.
Lexi Schoonover CSCS
Lexi is a Strength and Conditioning specialist and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science and Human Performance. Her passion for training started when she found herself dealing with a serious injury; on her journey to find the answers on how to best take care of her physical fitness she found her passion for helping other’s discover all the wonders fitness has to offer. She has trained athletes ranging from youth to professional levels, as well as general populations and has several years of experience working in injury recovery.
Her approach is a full body fitness model aimed at increasing fitness and decreasing likelihood of injury. Whether you’re trying to get back in shape, shake up your current fitness program or conquer a goal Lexi can get you there!
Emma Blakeley - Exercise Specialist
Emma is from Hope, Maine. She graduated from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine with a B.S. in Environmental Ethics and Philosophy. She played on her college Tennis team and is certified by the Professional Tennis Registry in teaching ages 10 and under, but has 10 years of experience in coaching all ages. Emma has aspirations to go to PT school and has a general interest in health and wellness. Her hobbies include yoga, spin, rock climbing, running and hiking. She enjoys podcasts, reading, and going on road trips. Emma loves learning new things and considers herself a coffee enthusiast.
Dr. Lukas Mehling - PT, DPT
Lukas hails from Columbus, Ohio. The fresh air, mountains, live music and overall beauty of Colorado brought him to the Denver area to improve the life and function of the patients he treats. Lukas graduated with his Doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati and takes joy in rehabilitating patients from all walks of life and injuries from head to toe. In his free time Lukas enjoys recreational sports, rooting for the Ohio State Buckeyes, and exploring the city of Denver and the surrounding adventures that Colorado has to offer.
Tess Hurlburt - Exercise Specialist
Tess is from Benicia, CA and received a B.S. in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science from Sonoma State University. She has over 6 years of tech work in orthopedic, geriatric, and pelvic therapy. Tess has 17 years of competitive water polo and swimming experience including Division II Collegiate level. She has aspirations to go into women’s/pelvic health. Her hobbies include working on vegetarian and vegan recipes for the popup restaurant her and her wife have started together. She also enjoys spoiling her dog.
Lauren Wendland - Exercise Specialist
Lauren is from San Carlos, CA. She attended Regis University here in Denver, CO and played on the soccer team her first year until an injury ended her career. She completed her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Science and is aspiring to go to PT school. Lauren is currently training to be a certified Yoga instructor and enjoys training for bikini bodybuilding competitions on her free time.
For any scheduling or billing questions please call the Front Office Lead at the clinic you are being treated at. If you have more complex questions or issues or if you need to talk to the general manager for all Atlas clinics please contact our Practice Manager
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