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Stapleton Staff

Our physical therapists are doctorate trained, and all staff are friendly and ready to help you with scheduling, insurance questions, and hearing your needs as a patient.


Dr. Alex Lanton PT, DPT, OCS, CEAS

Image: Physical Therapist Alex Lanton, Stapleton Physical Therapy Clinic

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. Heather Yandziak PT, DPT, MTC, CMTPT

Image: Physical Therapist Heather Yandziak, Stapleton Physical Therapy Clinic

Heather received her Bachelors of Science degree from Virginia Tech, she then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Emory University. As a commitment to continued education she then went on to get her Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St Augustine. Heather enjoys treating all ages and injuries and believes in a very hands on approach to patient care that treats the underlying cause of the problem rather than just simply eliminating symptoms. Heather specializes in spine, overhead athletes, and knee problems.

Heather is a recent transplant to Denver and enjoys pilates, hiking, snowboarding, indoor skydiving, and traveling and exploring as much as possible.


Dr. Kate Diffily, P.T., D.P.T.

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.

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