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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 karlbeb@atlasptco.com

Dr. Brianna Wahl, PT, DPT, OCS

Brianna received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from George Washington University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University. She became Board Certified in Orthopedics, which is an accomplishment that only 2% of physical therapists have. She is committed to continued education and is currently enrolled in the Regis University Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program to become a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Brianna’s physical therapy passions are in orthopedics, manual therapy, and pelvic health. Along with her interest in spine care, she has taken additional courses to treat pregnancy related conditions, incontinence, and pelvic pain. In her free time, she enjoys running half marathons around Colorado. She also loves spending time with her husband going hiking, fishing,and playing soccer together.


Melissa Thomas, DPT

Melissa graduated from Colorado State University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Science, specializing in Health and Exercise Science, and also received a minor in Business Administration.  Melissa competed in Track and Field and Cross Country at CSU.   She was a part both the Indoor and Outdoor Mountain West Conference Championships in Track and Field.  She was also an integral member of the 2008 Cross Country team that lead CSU in both a Conference and Regional Championship (earning All American).

In 2013, Melissa graduated from Stony Brook University with her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy.  She moved back to Colorado for both of her clinical rotations in orthopedic physical therapy.  Melissa has worked in Colorado for almost 4 years at private practice orthopedic clinics.  Her areas of specialty are in post op care for knee, ankle and shoulder rehabilitation as well any other orthopedic related injury.

Outside of working, Melissa enjoys traveling, CrossFit and biking around the city.  Using her bike to get to and from work is one of the best things she enjoys about living and working in the great city of Denver.

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