Staff

Josh White, PT, DHSc, ATC, MTC

Specialties
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling

  • Manual Therapy Certification

  • Sport Injury Rehabilitation

  • Functional Movement Analysis

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • Base Camp Programs

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Josh holds a Doctorate Degree in Health Science and a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, as well as Athletic Training Certification and Manual Therapy Certification. He has more than 20 years of experience working in orthopedics as a physical therapist treating patients for extremity and spinal dysfunctions. Special interests include treating complex spine and athletic-related injuries with an emphasis on manual therapy and trigger point needling techniques. Josh serves as adjunct faculty member at Regis University, Baylor University, and Hanover College teaching in their Schools of Physical Therapy.

Josh and his wife Mary enjoy spending time with their four children who also enjoy sports and outdoor adventure. Josh stays active with CrossFit, mountain biking, hunting and telemark skiing.

Mary White, MPT, MTC, CPI

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Mary has a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Athletic Training Certification, Manual Therapy Certification and Pilates Instructor Certification. Her experience includes working in the outpatient physical therapy setting for over 20 years and teaching at the university level on the foot and ankle. Special interests are Pilates-based rehabilitation, foot and ankle bio-mechanics and customized orthotic fitting.

Mary and her husband have four children: Ellie, Hudson, Luci and Jacob, who all enjoy the active lifestyle Colorado offers. You’ll find Mary trail running, competing in triathlons, hiking and cross-country skiing.

Specialties
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Manual Therapy Certification
  • Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Orthotic Fitting & Gait Analysis

  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

  • Functional Movement Analysis

Tom Duffey, DPT, CRT.DN

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Tom was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI and relocated to Evergreen with his wife and son in early 2018. Tom's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology (2012) and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2014) from Marquette University. Since graduating, Tom has earned a certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling and has completed the first two levels of spinal manipulation training through the American Academy of Manipulative Therapy (AAMT). Tom feels these are great adjuncts to accelerate and improve his patients' outcomes and is always striving to expand and refine his skills to provide the highest quality of care. 

 

Tom and his family spend most of their time outside biking, hiking and running. He looks forward to summer afternoons at the pool and getting his son Owen on a bike of his own. 

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Specialties
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

  • Spinal Manipulation

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Caroline Schlais, PT, DPT, OCS

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Specialties
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist

  • Sports Injury Rehabilitation

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

  • TMJ Rehabilitation

caroline@verticalmotionpt.com

Caroline's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2014), a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2016), and a Residency in Orthopedic PT (2019). She's particularly interested in athletic-related injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, and TMJ pain/dysfunction. 

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Caroline was drawn to the beautiful Colorado mountains and active outdoor lifestyle. She relocated here in 2020 and joined the Vertical Motion therapy team. 

 

In her free time, she enjoys hiking, running, swimming, backpacking, rock climbing and playing various musical instruments. 

Louise Fonda

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Louise has a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Architecture and has spent much of her career in building design and development. In her role as Office Manager at Vertical Motion, she enjoys meeting new clients in the community and assisting them through their journey to recovery.

Louise was raised in Colorado and has been a resident of Evergreen for more than 13 years. She and her family—husband Mitch and daughter Megyn—are all avid mountain bikers who enjoy hitting the trails at every opportunity.

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Tonje Williams

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Tonje Williams comes to our front desk staff with an array of experience surrounding her love of working with others. She enjoys meeting new people and getting to know our clients. With a degree in Special Education from UC Denver, she worked for Denver Public Schools teaching students with autism. Tonje carries her love of teaching to all aspects of life. She has taught cross country skiing, snowboarding, and most recently, mountain biking for the Evergreen Rec Center. She also works with Mountain Youth Musicals and Ovation West Performing Arts, connecting the community to theatre arts.

Tonje moved to Denver from Washington state in 1996, meeting her husband Steve here in Colorado. In 2003, they moved up to Evergreen. When she isn't working, Tonje is outside mountain biking, snowboarding, or hiking with her family and their energetic Bernese, Yetti.

Lissy Barber

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Tonje Williams comes to our front desk staff with an array of experience surrounding her love of working with others. She enjoys meeting new people and getting to know our clients. With a degree in Special Education from UC Denver, she worked for Denver Public Schools teaching students with autism. Tonje carries her love of teaching to all aspects of life. She has taught cross country skiing, snowboarding, and most recently, mountain biking for the Evergreen Rec Center. She also works with Mountain Youth Musicals and Ovation West Performing Arts, connecting the community to theatre arts.

Tonje moved to Denver from Washington state in 1996, meeting her husband Steve here in Colorado. In 2003, they moved up to Evergreen. When she isn't working, Tonje is outside mountain biking, snowboarding, or hiking with her family and their energetic Bernese, Yetti.

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Grace Feistel

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A Colorado native, Grace is a Certified Nursing Assistant who has always been interested in the medical field. For the past few years, she has worked in office settings and become more focused on the administrative side of medicine. In her front desk role at Vertical Motion, she enjoys helping and meeting new patients.

Grace spends much of her free time with friends and family enjoying all that Colorado has to offer, such as exploring the outdoors, hiking, boating, camping, seeing the diverse wildlife and discovering the newest ‘famous’ Colorado Green Chili.

 

Grace recently welcomed her son Jack into the world!

Ingrid Palmer

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Ingrid is part of the front desk support group and enjoys working with the community and the wonderful VM team! She is also a freelance editor, former healthcare writer, and author of a young adult novel, All Out of Pretty, which was named a Bank Street College Best YA Book of 2019. She holds degrees in English and Journalism.

When not working the front desk or writing her next novel, Ingrid enjoys tennis, hiking, SUP, and spending time in the Colorado sunshine. She has lived in Evergreen since 2011 with her husband, two sons, a tall cat and a small dog.

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