Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group
Meet Our Physical & Occupational Therapists
Douglas Anderson, LPTA – Bio Coming Soon
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
Catherine Cui, PT – BIO Coming soon
Deanna Elges, PTA – BIO Coming soon
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.
Matthew Gonzales, PTA – Bio Coming Soon
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.
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.
Dianne March, OT, CHT – Bio Coming Soon
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.
Linda Scott, OT, CHT – 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.
Diane Williston, DPT – BIO Coming soon
Darin Yantis, PT, DPT, CSOG North and CSOG East Physical Therapy Supervisor – Darin received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. In 2012, he went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego, CA. Prior to joining the team at Colorado Springs Orthopedic Group, Darin was Clinic Director in outpatient orthopedic rehabilitation settings for 10 years. He is level two certified in functional dry needling (an effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, rehabilitation from injury and even pain/injury prevention). Darin also has additional training in balance and vestibular rehabilitation, and extremity and spine joint rehabilitation. He has mentored many physical therapy students as they begin their journey into the profession. In his free time, Darin enjoys skiing, hiking and biking the mountains of Colorado, and visiting MLB ballparks with his wife.
Jennifer Yeaman, OTA originally from California, received her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from Cal State University, Monterey Bay. Here she also ran Division 2 cross country and track. Following graduation, she moved to Colorado and found her love for not only the mountains, but occupational therapy as well. She then pursued her degree as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant at Pueblo Community College, where she graduated with honors in 2020. Jennifer has enjoyed working in a variety of settings, including pediatrics and inpatient care, however has found a passion for the orthopedic setting. She is committed to helping patients return to their activities of daily living.
When Jennifer is not in the clinic, you can find her trail running up mountains, or playing with her fur babies.
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.
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy
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.
Sue Daughhetee, DPT – BIO Coming soon
Jennifer Drennan, DPT – Bio Coming Soon
Roger Hill, PT South 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.
Melanie Hubbuck, MS, OTD – Bio Coming Soon
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.
Bio Coming Soon
Dylan Soudatt, PTA – Bio Coming Soon
Eric Williston, DPT, CSOG South Physical Therapy Supervisor 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 two children. His hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, and camping.
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.
Zach Dreyer, DPT – Bio Coming Soon
Nicholas Wohkittel, DPT – believes his primary duty as a physical therapist is to help his patients return to the activities that make life meaningful to them. He achieves this by actively listening to his patients to ensure their individual needs, beliefs, motivations, and time are considered when he develops a treatment plan. Nick is a firm believer that exercise is medicine and that the greatest benefits in therapy come from focusing on long term changes through regular physical activity that patients enjoy and high-quality education. He is dedicated to ensuring his patients understand their diagnoses and how each treatment works to address their goals because therapy works best when patients believe it will help them. Nick is trained in dry needling and has strong hands-on skills and loves to see how quickly these treatments can improve a patient’s pain and function when combined with exercise. He wants therapy to be as fun as possible and not just another doctor’s visit.
Nick was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his undergraduate degree from UW-Madsion in 2015 and his physical therapy degree from UW-Milwaukee in 2019. He has developed a wide range of orthopedic experience while treating for four years across ten locations in Milwaukee prior to moving to Colorado Springs. In addition, he has years of experience tutoring college students and enjoys using his teaching skills to improve his patients’ understanding of their plan of care.
Nick is an avid rock climber, traveler, and thrill seeker. He plays three instruments and is an unapologetic nerd when it comes to books and games. He recently moved to Colorado with his girlfriend and their two cats and is looking forward to getting a dog he can take into the mountains. He is always on the lookout for new experiences and hobbies to become obsessed with. He loves to learn about his patients’ passions and encourages them to share during their appointments if they are comfortable with it.