Danielle Bayette, OTA, is a graduate of Barton County Community College with an Associates of Applied Science degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has worked in Hand and Upper Extremity Therapy since 2001. Danielle is skilled in working with trauma and post-surgical patients. Danielle has lived in Colorado since 2000 and enjoys camping, hiking and traveling with her husband.
Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Meet Our Physical & Occupational Therapists
Corinne Bratcher, PTA – Corinne Bratcher received her Bachelor’s of Health Science from Lebanon Valley College and her Associates in Allied Health from Delaware Technical Community College. She has been practicing as a Physical Therapist Assistant since November 2019 primarily in outpatient orthopedics post-op and sport. She played women’s lacrosse as a goaltender through college and has volunteered with various teams over the years coaching young goaltenders. While she has treated a wide array of orthopedic injuries, she particularly enjoys helping patients overcome acute and chronic back pain. In her spare time, she is on either her gravel or mountain bike.
Katie Bottorff, PT, DPT, COMT, graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2000 with a bachelor’s in Kinesiology. She then completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa in 2006. Katie’s love of volleyball throughout high school and college gave her opportunities to meet physical therapists and grow her interest in the field. This interest has pushed her toward a career in outpatient orthopedics. Katie also participates in continuing education classes and in 2014 she completed an extensive 2-year program to become a Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist. In her free time, Katie loves hiking and spending time with her family.
Andy Burtschi, PT – BIO Coming soon
Deanna Elges, PTA – BIO Coming soon
Julie Glenn, PTA, was born and raised by the beaches of Southern California, but has considered Colorado her home since 1996. Julie has been in the field of physical therapy since 2006 and is currently a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant, having graduated from Arapahoe Community College Physical Therapist Assistant program in 2010. Julie enjoys working on the broad spectrum of rehabilitation cases that come through the clinic each day. Her extensive clinical experiences include all phases of orthopedic rehabilitation, geriatrics, as well as acute sports injuries. As an avid mountain biker, back country and downhill skier, Julie enjoys helping people return to their sports and activities. Julie leads an active, athletic lifestyle and volunteers her time often in the local community.
Kayla Golkiewicz, ATC, PTA, Kayla Golkiewicz, ATC, PTAreceived her bachelor’s degree from the University of Toledo, Ohio in 2014 with a major in Athletic Training. After working in the outpatient physical therapy setting for two years she pursued her PTA degree from Kent State University, Ohio graduating in 2017.
She first sought a career in athletic training based on a knee injury in high school track that put her in physical therapy. She enjoyed the rehabilitation component of athletic training so much she wanted to continue schooling to become a PTA.
Kayla’s passion for treating athletic injuries has evolved with treating patients both young and old through restoration of function and quality of life.She and her husband moved from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Colorado in June 2019. Outside of work, Kayla enjoys hiking, skiing, camping, kayaking and backpacking with her husband and siberian husky.
Kristin Hatin, PT, DPT, graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor’s degree in 2008; then earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2011. She pursued a career in physical therapy based on her love for helping people and an interest in the human body. After practicing at a small outpatient orthopedic practice in Vermont, she and her husband decided to move to Colorado in April 2014. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cooking, traveling, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family.
Cole Kelly, DPT – BIO Coming soon
Wesley Kisner, PTA – BIO Coming soon
Tessa Kothe, PT, DPT moved to Colorado Springs with her fiancé in July 2020 from Wisconsin. GO PACK GO! She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors in Kinesiology in 2015 and then attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2020. She played competitive volleyball and soccer in high school and club soccer in undergrad. Her interest in physical therapy began after volunteering with an Adapted Fitness program helping individuals with disabilities improve their fitness at UW-Madison. She has a background in outpatient orthopedics and also has a personal training certification with experience in coaching group fitness classes and personal sessions. She has a strong interest in prevention based physical therapy and implements a holistic, well-rounded approach. She has a passion for helping others improve their quality of life through movement and lifestyle change. When she is not working, Tessa enjoys any and all outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, running, camping, skiing along with participating in Crossfit. She also loves spending time with her family, friends, and fur babies.
Denis Kush, PTA, MT, CNMT, is a born and raised native of Colorado Springs, CO and graduated from Pueblo Community College in 2006 with an Associate of Arts and Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant. In addition to his PTA degree, Denis has an Associate degree in Sports and Fitness from Denver Technical College and is a licensed Massage Therapist. During his 20 years of experience in physical therapy, Denis has primarily worked in an outpatient setting, but has also work in skilled nursing. Denis was privileged to apply his skills at the Olympic Training Center, working on the most elite athletes in the world. Growing up, Denis participated in numerous sports including soccer, swimming, and hockey in which he suffered many sports-related injuries and saw firsthand the benefits of physical therapy. Presently, he enjoys spending time with his family, participating in all outdoor activities, and especially teaching/coaching his two girls in swimming and baseball.
Cristin McGetrick PT, DPT, CSCS, TSAC-F graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a bachelor’s degree in 2008; then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from George Washington University in 2012. She has also pursued advanced certifications as a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), tactical strength and conditioning facilitator (TSAC-F), and functional dry needling through Evidence in Motion. Upon graduating, Cristin worked in Washington, DC before moving to Denver in 2019 and finally settling in Colorado Springs in late 2020. In her free time, Cristin enjoys golfing, hiking, Orangetheory, and competing in sprint distance triathlons all to balance out her love of cooking and exploring the food scene.
Catherine Qui, PT – BIO Coming soon
Christian Welch, Physical Therapist, grew up in Austin, Texas and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from East Texas State University. He then earned his Masters of Science degree in physical therapy from Southwest Texas State University in 1998. Christian enjoys sports medicine thanks to his experience playing football in high school and now coaching his four children in soccer. He specializes primarily in outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, which he has practiced in Texas and since moving to Colorado in 2001. Christian has taken advanced training physical therapy courses including sports medicine, dry needling, and shoulder and knee rehabilitation. In his free time, Christian enjoys camping and hiking with his family, mountain biking, and snowboarding.
Kelly Wood, OTR, CHT, is a Colorado native who graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in occupational therapy. She received specialty certification as a certified hand therapist in 2005. Kelly has worked in outpatient rehabilitation in Colorado Springs since 1999. She specializes in custom splinting and orthotics for the upper extremity, treating post-surgical and upper extremity trauma, and rehabilitation. She enjoys treating people of all ages, ranging from 9 days old to 99 years old. In her free time, Kelly takes advantages of all that Colorado has to offer, spending time with family, and traveling.
Amanda Young, PTA was born and raised in Texas. She graduated with a Bachelors degree in Kinesiology Exercise Science from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2008. She then went to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist Assistant, graduating from Houston Coleman College of Health Sciences in 2012. Amanda has been working in an outpatient orthopedic setting since graduating from school. She has a passion for improving the quality of life for her patients through manual therapy and functional exercise. Amanda strives to provide a fun and energetic therapeutic experience and believes that a positive environment is a pivotal component to recovery. Amanda moved to Colorado Springs in 2018 from Houston, TX with her husband. She enjoys CrossFit, skiing, hiking, camping, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.
Bryttani Acker, PTA – BIO Coming soon
Katrina Barbari, PTA, Kati earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Care Science with an emphasis in Sports Training and Conditioning at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She has worked for Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group since 2015 and discovered her passion for physical therapy here. She decided to further her career and graduated from Pueblo Community College with an Associates of Arts and Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
She enjoys helping patients meet their individualized goals and regain function so they can return to sports and daily activities. She was born and raised in Colorado. Outside of the clinic she enjoys any outdoor activities such as hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, four wheeling, and camping.
Christine Brauer, PT, DPT, Christine Brauer PTgrew up in Northern Illinois. She graduated from Bradley University in 2009 with her Bachelor’s Degree. She went on to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy, also at Bradley, in 2012. She has been working in outpatient orthopedics ever since. Christine loves to get people back to their normal lives, whether it’s competitive sports, recreation or daily activities. She continues to take courses to find the best way to treat each patient to help them achieve their goals.
Outside of work, Christine enjoys camping, hiking, and spending time with her husband, son, and two dogs.
Sue Daughhetee, DPT – BIO Coming soon
Brandon Hall, PTA – BIO Coming soon
Roger Hill, Rehab Supervisor, was born and raised in Pasadena, CA and received a degree in Physical Therapy from California State University, Northridge. In 1996, he struck out on a new adventure to Colorful Colorado with his wife and children.
Roger is well-versed in various disciplines of physical therapy and has years of experience in his favorite specialty, outpatient orthopedics. He appreciates opportunities to teach and mentor new grads through sharing innovative ideas and techniques. His efforts add value to the physical therapy clinic by improving patient experiences and helping people get back on their feet. In his free time, Roger enjoys various activities including hiking, mountain biking with his dog (Chase), fly fishing, and hanging out with his family.
Stephanie Kurica PT, DPT is a native to Colorado Springs. She earned her bachelors in science from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. She then furthered her career and received her doctorate in physical therapy from Western University of Health Sciences. Stephanie continues to strive to find a specific and individualized treatment to address each patients pain to help them reach their own goals. Outside the clinic, she enjoys traveling, hiking, skiing, and camping with her family.
Lenore McKenzie-Morris, PTA, has been helping patients achieve their recovery goals since 2012. Entering the health care field after a career in print media spanning three decades, she found her passion in orthopedic physical therapy while working in the Coastal Carolina region of South Carolina. She and her husband Gary moved to Colorado Springs in April of 2018 to hike, backpack and develop pottery, painting, welding and woodworking skills at local art centers.
As a licensed massage therapist, Lenore continues to pursue other certifications in the healthcare field that will serve the patient population here at Colorado Springs and is currently working toward becoming a Certified Special Population Specialist through the National Strength and Conditional Association.
Jamie Mendoza, OTR/L, CHT – Jamie began her path towards Occupational Therapy in Missouri, where she grew up. She graduated from Central Methodist College with a Bachelor’s in Biology, and then went on to obtain her Master’s degree in OT from A.T. Still University.
Jamie had a love for hand therapy from the beginning. She started her career in an orthopedic-based pediatric clinic, where she first began orthosis fabrication, and further established her passion for hand therapy.
She proceeded to earn her Certified Hand Therapist credential in 2007. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2015, Jamie practiced in orthopedic clinics in Southern California.
Jamie deeply values the connections she builds with her patients and the process of guiding them toward a return of their life interests. She loves the art of orthosis fabrication and is passionate about continuing to advance her expertise in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.
Outside of the clinic, she loves to spend time with her husband, daughter, and two goldendoodles, as well as, running, hiking, and yoga.
Diane Williston, DPT – BIO Coming soon
Eric Williston, DPT, was born and raised in Maryland then lived in Pennsylvania for a few years before moving to Colorado in 2013. Eric received his undergraduate degree from McDaniel College and his Doctoral of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2009. He has spent the majority of his career in outpatient orthopedics and has a passion to return patients to their full potential.
In college, Eric was a lacrosse player and enjoyed years of athletics. This is one reason for his desire to help others return to sports, hobbies, and other activities after they’ve suffered an injury. Eric also loves spending time with his wife and son. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and camping.