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 been certified in Dry Needling since 2009.
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 email@example.com
- PT, DPT
Clinic Director at Congess Park
Dr. Patty Dockter, PT, DPT, MTC, ATC, CSCS
Patty graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in 1995, earning a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training, Sports Medicine at California State University in Sacramento in 1992. Her passion for clinical excellence led her to earn a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2019. In addition, she has obtained certifications in manual therapy, and dry needling. Her extensive experience in orthopedics, manual (hands-on) therapy, and her focus on patient education allows her to provide comprehensive treatment programs to return patients back to what they love to do. Patty is currently studying to become a Board Certified in Orthopedics in 2022.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, especially long distance trips on her motorcycle, as well as cycling, mountain biking, golf, and hiking.
- PT, DPT, ATC
Gabriel graduated from Luther College in 2015 with a bachelors in Athletic Training and is a licensed Certified Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist. He then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University. He has orthopedic experience working with a large variety of patients. His focus is on addressing pain at its cause utilizing techniques such as manipulations and dry needling. In his spare time he enjoys camping, skiing, biking, and distance running. He makes it a point to move efficiently in the mountains and will help his clients move efficiently and pain free whether that's in the mountains, at work, or at home.
Eric is from the island of O'ahu, Hawaii, he came to Colorado for college and recently graduated from Colorado State University with a major in Health and Exercise Science. He has a passion for rehab, and completed an internship at Craig Hospital helping patients with spinal cord injuries and brain damage regain as much function as possible. He wants to continue his education and is planning on applying for Physical Therapy graduate school in the Fall. When he's not at work, Eric enjoys going to skateparks or snowboarding, depending on the season.
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. He is a specialist in many types of manual therapy including, trigger point dry needling, spinal manipulation, Mulligan, Mckenzie and many more. Alex has a special interest and specializes in treating spine (back, rib, headache, and neck pain), pediatric injuries, hypermobility disorders (EDS) and sports medicine. Alex also participates in and specializes in treating all adventure and mountain sport athletes and understands the special needs to get you back doing what you love.
Alex loves the outdoors and is in the mountains whenever possible hiking, mountain biking and skiing.
Dr. Kate Diffily
- PT, DPT, Obstetric Trained
Kate is a doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Women’s Health. Kate graduated with her Doctorate degree in 2011 from University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Since completing her initial schooling Kate has obtained continuing education certificates in the areas of functional strengthening, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, caring for the pregnant patient, postpartum rehabilitation, and trigger point dry needling. Kate is active in the women's health community and is passionate about providing comprehensive care to women in every stage of their life. Some of the Women's Health conditions that Kate treats regularly include stress and urge incontinence, pubic symphysis pain, sacroiliac dysfunction, diastasis recti, pain with intercourse, nerve entrapment, and more.
Kate is an East Coast transplant and loves everything Denver has to offer. She enjoys hiking with her dog, camping, live music, and travel.
Dr. Amanda Bloch
- PT, DPT, OCS
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 is a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics (OCS) as of 2020. Amanda was a competitive dancer and performed professionally prior to beginning her physical therapy career. Her extensive training in dance has led her to specialize in the treatment of both dancers and gymnasts. From years of experience as a dancer and having a fundamental understanding of the human body mechanics she treats these athletes as a whole and not just their singular injury!
Amanda utilizes trigger point dry needling, manipulation, mobilizations, and soft tissue techniques to reduce pain and improve function. Outside of manual techniques Amanda believes in the importance of corrective exercise to help the patient fix the underlying issues! Amanda enjoys treating patients of all ages and injuries, and even has training with concussion and vestibular rehabilitation!
Amanda is a transplant from California and is enjoying everything Colorado has to offer! Amanda enjoys pilates, dancing, hiking, skiing, traveling, scuba diving, and playing with her 2 dogs!
- PT, DPT
Andrea received her undergraduate degree in Healthcare Studies Pre-Physical Therapy from University of Texas at Dallas in 2015. While at UTD, she was a 4-year starting collegiate athlete for the UTD Women's Soccer team earning several accolades for athletic and academic performances. In 2016, she was accepted into the DPT Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and graduated in 2019.
Since graduating, Andrea has continually advanced her career through courses involving sports-related injuries, return to sport, return to running, and worker's compensation. She has a special interest in the rehabilitation of CrossFit and soccer athletes and believes in incorporating functional movements as well as a biomechanical approach when evaluating her patients. She has experience in rehabilitating a variety of conditions especially sacroiliac joint (SIJ) related conditions. Andrea is constantly learning and is currently working toward completing her dry needling certification and becoming a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).
Andrea is a native Texan and moved to Denver upon graduating. In her free time, she loves to be active outdoors, attend live music, and hang out with friends, family, and her dog, Cobie! She is also an Ambassador for Go4Graham* where she promotes mental wellness through exercise.
- PT, DPT
Emily received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University in Boston, MA in 2012. She has advanced training in spinal manipulation, muscle energy techniques, dry needling, myofascial release, nerve gliding and orthopedic sports injuries.
Emily's treatment technique is unique in that she focuses on the whole body, treating not only the specific injury but also working to identify the underlying cause. Her treatments take a “hands-on” evidence-based approach, while also helping to educate her patients in self-management and prevention. Emily's goal has been to develop individualized programs that emphasize overall wellness and help her patients return to doing what they love.
Emily trained for many years in ballet and other forms of dance and specializes in treating ankle and hip injuries in dancers and gymnasts. She also loves working with athletes of all ages, treating low back and neck pain, and post-surgical injuries.
Emily moved to Colorado with her husband 2 years ago and in her free time, enjoys exploring CO with her two pups and son Matthew. She also practices yoga and loves to hike, ski and travel!
- Exercise Specialist
Alexis graduated from Sonoma State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science. She has experience being a PT patient herself and was inspired to pursue a career in physical therapy by the physical therapists who helped her along the way. She is now enjoying the opportunity to make a positive impact on the patients at Atlas both mentally and physically. Alexis enjoys reading, cooking and spending time outdoors with friends and family.
- EP-C, ATC
Lauren moved to Denver from Asheville, NC this year. She has a degree in Exercise Science and Athletic Training from UNC Chapel Hill and in Nutrition from Western Carolina University.
She is also a registered yoga teacher, an ACSM certified exercise physiologist and athletic trainer. Lauren is an Exercise Specialist and offers personal training both virtually and at the Stapleton office. She loves to teach people to lift weights and move their bodies in order to function better in their daily lives.
Lauren enjoys cooking, getting outside however possible, reading and snuggling her dog.
- Exercise Specialist
Taylor is an Exercise Specialist who recently moved here from Orange County, California. She attended Grand Canyon University where she received her Bachelor degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sports Performance. She is dedicated to providing a kind and welcoming environment to every individual she crosses paths with. When not working at Atlas, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, working out, and travelling around Colorado.