Staff

Staff

Dr. Karl Bebendorf

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

Patty Dockter

Patty Dockter
- PT, DPT

Clinic Director at Congess Park

Gabriel Dorn

Gabriel Dorn
- 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.

Maria Creech

Maria Creech
- Exercise Specialist

Maria is a fitness enthusiast and a new member to the Atlas team. As an ACSM certified personal trainer and sports coach, Maria has a passion for functional movement and sports performance. She recently graduated with her Masters in Kinesiology from Concordia University, St. Paul. Maria aspires to further her knowledge and passion for exercise science by becoming certified as a strength and conditioning specialist. Maria loves working with people on their recovery path. When not at Atlas, you can find Maria coaching volleyball and track & field, playing outside or spending time in the mountains with her friends, family and dog.

Isabel Simpson

Isabel Simpson
- Exercise Therapist

Isabel is from Houston, Texas but came to Colorado for her undergraduate. She graduated from Regis University in May of 2020 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science. Isabel would like to further her education and passion for this field and is currently applying to Physical Therapy schools for the fall. She aspires to work as a Physical Therapist in pediatrics or orthopedics. Outside of work Isabel enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors.

Dr. Alex Lanton

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, rib, 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

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, and postpartum rehabilitation. Kate is active in the women's health community and is passionate about provided 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

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 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.

Ryan Michael

Ryan Michael
- Exercise Specialist

Ryan is a native of Colorado, born and raised in Denver. He graduated from The University of Colorado Boulder in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Integrative Physiology. His passion for exercise science began with his fascination of the capabilities of the human body and optimal functioning. Ryan has experience in health and wellness and hopes to continue to learn and apply his experience in pursuit of a career in Physical Therapy.

Ryan enjoys sports and the outdoors. He likes to spend his free time in the mountains skiing, hiking, and camping. You can also find him at Coors Field watching the Rockies and talking baseball.

 

Logan Heflebower

Logan Heflebower
- Exercise Specialist

Logan is an Exercise Specialist here at Atlas. He is a recent graduate from Regis University where he received his Bachelors in Health and Exercise Science and his Masters in Healthcare Administration while also playing 4 years of baseball at Regis. When not working at Atlas, he is the Infield coach for the Regis Baseball team, and in his free time away from work and coaching he enjoys fishing, hunting, and any other excuse to get outdoors with his dog and friends.

Alexis Klingler

Alexis Klingler
- 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.