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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


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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