Joy has been working as a Physical Therapist for the last 20+years. She specializes in the treatment of Adult & Pediatric Orthopedic/Sports Medicine issues (including foot, ankle, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand pain), General Medical Rehabilitation (including generalized weakness, balance disorders & gait/walking difficulties), and Pre- & Post-Operative Rehabilitation (including, but not limited to, Total Joint Replacements, Spinal Fusions, Discectomies & Decompressions; and tears & repairs of rotator cuff, labrum, ACL & meniscus).
Her passion is working with people with orthopedic & general medical issues/injuries to help them achieve the best possible function. She wants you to be the best you that you can be!
Some of the treatments/services provided include:
- Joint mobilization & manual traction
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Range of motion & stretching
- Strengthening with therapy band, dumbbells & therapy balls, manual strengthening
- Kinesiotaping for all body parts
- McConnell taping for knees & shoulders
- Balance & gait training
- Custom foot orthotics
- Use of physical therapy modalities including Ultrasound, Cervical Traction, Electical Stimulation (TENS, IFC,), cold & heat therapy, and Infrared Light Therapy
Education and Certifications
Joy received her bachelors degree in Sports Medicine in 1992 from Messiah College in Grantham, PA., and became a Nationally certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) later that summer. (By the way…an ATC is different than a Personal Trainer. Feel free to ask Joy what the difference is). She received her Masters degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1994.
On a Personal Note…
Joy takes pride in being a native of Colorado. She currently lives with her husband and her two birds in Castle Rock. She grew up as a competitive gymnast & soccer player. She enjoys watching most sports & loves to cheer on the Broncos, Rockies & Avalanche. Other than sports, she enjoys church activities, going to auctions and spending time with friends and family.
If you, or someone you know, could benefit from my services, please call to set up a Physical Therapy Evaluation with me. I look forward to participating in your healthcare needs and helping you to achieve your goals!