Staff

Highlands Staff

Highlands Staff

Dr. Kate Goforth

Dr. Kate Goforth,
PT, DPT, CAPP-OB

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 recently obtained her Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy - Obstetrics; a distinction less than 200 PTs in the country have achieved. She has also received training specific to caring for patients in the transgender community, both for pre and post operative care.

Kate is an East Coast transplant and loves everything Denver has to offer. She enjoys hiking with her dog, camping, live music, and travel.

Jasmine Tamalunas

Jasmine Tamalunas,
PT, DPT

Jasmine grew up in a suburb of Chicago where she was a multi-sport athlete and, ironically, found her passion for physical therapy after receiving therapy multiple times herself. She then went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University.

She has advanced her career through continuing education courses like dry needling and soon hopes to add a certification as a strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS). Jasmine is an avid learner and excited to continue to progress her skills set in order for patients of all levels to achieve their goals. She has experience treating patients of all ages with various conditions from chronic pain to post-operative care. 

Jasmine and her husband recently moved to Denver from the Midwest and are excited to explore and experience all Colorado has to offer. In their spare time, they enjoy hiking, gardening, snowboarding and watching Formula 1.

Rhett Turner

Rhett Turner,
MA, EP-C, CSCS

Rhett graduated with a Master's degree from the University of Northern Iowa (2019) studying Kinesiology and Sports Performance. Rhett is also a Certified Exercise Physiologist through the ACSM and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA. Along with professional certifications, Rhett has specializations in Weightlifting for Sports Performance and Clinical Cancer Exercise, volunteering 800 hours in Exercise Oncology serving patients of Northern Colorado. In addition to his education, Rhett played Running back for BVU (2012-2016) and has 6 years of professional Strength and Conditioning experience serving athletes in the private sector, Division III, and Division I. Rhett also competed in the 2019 CrossFit Central Regional prior to moving to Colorado.

Rhett is a current student in CU Denver's Professional and Allied Health program and is pursuing graduate level certifications in exercise from the ACSM and NSCA respectively.

Originally from SW Iowa, Rhett enjoys outdoor recreation, reading, anything involving friendly competition, and working on projects at his sister's urban farm in Golden, CO.

Meg Connolly

Meg Connolly,

Meg is an Exercise Specialist who graduated Metropolitan State University with a Bachelor degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Lifestyle Medicine. Meg is dedicated to working with clients to provide the necessary rehabilitative exercises to get them back to full strength. Meg draws on her experience from her time spent with Major League Soccer team, Colorado Rapids where she worked closely with the athletic trainers and coaches on strength and conditioning and injury prevention. Meg likes to work in a fun and interactive environment. When not working at Atlas, she enjoys dance, soccer, working out, traveling, and days at the lake.