Dawn Sandalcidi. PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD
Dawn Sandalcidi PT, RCMT, BCB-PMD specializes in: pelvic muscle dysfunction (incontinence and pain), orthopedic manual therapy and TMJ/TMD treatment using Mariano Rocabado techniques. She is the leading expert in the field of pediatric incontinence in physical therapy. She has trained medical professionals in manual therapy both nationally and internationally since 1992.
Dawn has actively been treating patients for the past 35 years and owns the private practice clinic Physical Therapy Specialists in Centennial, Colorado. She develops educational materials for health care providers and provides consulting services through DSD PT Consulting.
Dawn received her degree in physical therapy in 1982 from SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. She participated in extensive international postgraduate studies in manual and manipulative therapy of the spine and extremities in Germany, Switzerland and New Zealand. In 1992, Dawn completed an additional two-year residency with Mariano Rocabado to become a Rocabado Certified Manual Therapist (RCMT) and instructor for the spine, pelvis and craniomandibular (TMJ). Dawn is also Board Certified Biofeedback in Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction (BCB-PMD).
Also in 1992, Dawn became the first physical therapist to treat pelvic muscle dysfunction in the Denver area. Since then she has developed a pediatric dysfunctional voiding treatment program.
In addition to lecturing internationally on pediatric bowel and bladder disorders, Dawn has also lectured on pelvic pain for CPD Health Courses for osteopaths, manual therapists and acupuncturists in Melbourne, Australia. In 2017, Dawn was invited to speak at the World Physical Therapy Conference in South Africa about pediatric pelvic floor dysfunction and incontinence.
Dawn has been published in the Journal of Urologic Nursing, the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, Journal of the Section of Women’s Health and the Journal of International Association of Orofacial Myology.
Mara Towne, PT, DPT
Mara Towne’s path to becoming a pelvic health physical therapist began when she graduated from CSU with a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a minor in Bio-Medical Sciences. After graduation, Mara studied massage therapy in Eugene, Oregon, where she became a licensed massage therapist. Working as a massage therapist greatly enhanced her manual therapy skills. However, Mara wanted to incorporate both manual therapy and exercise to help patients decrease pain and dysfunction. After being a massage therapist for several years she went to physical therapy school at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Center where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. During her PT education, Mara began specializing in pelvic health. In her second year of physical therapy school, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) through the Section on Women’s Health. After attending this meeting, she became very active in the Section on Women’s Health and was the Program Coordinator for the Student Special Interest Group. The following year she moderated the CSM lecture “What does a Women’s Health Physical Therapist Really Do?” Additionally, one of her final clinical rotations in PT school was in pelvic health. She also received a scholarship from the APTA Colorado Chapter to attend their spring conference in her final term of PT school. Prior to joining the Physical Therapy Specialists team she developed the Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Program at Denver Health Hospital and spoke at Grand Rounds lecturing to primary care physicians about pelvic health physical therapy.
In addition to pelvic health physical therapy, Mara specializes in TMJ dysfunction and orthopedic manual therapy. She is passionate about individualizing her treatment plans and helping patients get back to doing what’s most important for them. Mara cultivates open communication and wants her patients to be comfortable asking her any questions they may have. You can email her at email@example.com. She loves living in Centennial with her husband Dylan and their two dogs, Nina and Winston.
Lori Lukban, MSPT
Lori completed her professional education at Pacific University in 1995, earning a Master of Science in Physical Therapy. She also received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and a Master of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.
Lori has spent over ten years treating patients in the outpatient orthopedic setting and has served as an administrative site coordinator at 3 clinics in Colorado and on the east coast. After several years off to care for her children, she returns to clinical practice, and is excited to be back practicing in a career she loves.
Under the mentorship of Dawn Sandalcidi, Lori has been given the great opportunity to nurture her passion of treating children with bladder and bowel dysfunction. Lori also specializes in treating patients with cervical spine and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
Lori is a Colorado native and enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys. She enjoys photography, and taking pictures of her children and all of their various activities. After living in Virginia, she is very happy to be back home close to her family and friends.
Kristin Anderson, PT, DPT, OCS, CLT
Kristin Anderson graduated from St. Louis University in 2010. Following graduation, she worked at the University of Chicago. Her roles changed during her time at the University of Chicago, initially starting in acute care, where she evaluated and treated patients in hematology/oncology, orthopedic, burns/wounds, critical care, vascular/transplant/cardiac/plastic surgery and general medicine. She was accepted into the orthopedic residency program spending an intensive year mentoring, attending orthopedic lectures, shadowing physicians, participating in community service and completing research.
After 5 years, Kristin and her husband moved to Kansas City. She was able to expand her career in pelvic health, which is always something she wanted to pursue. She treated patients and managed a clinic for Foundational Concepts and gained extensive experience in pelvic health, tying together her love for oncology, orthopedics and pelvic health. In Kansas City, she also taught at Rockhurst University giving lectures on pelvic floor physical therapy.
Kristin was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. She and her husband love being back close to family and the Colorado lifestyle! They love being active: hiking, biking, rafting, skiing and snowboarding. She is also a certified hot air balloon pilot!
Deborah Wendt, PT, DPT, OCS
Debbie earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado and her Bachelors of Science from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has been practicing in the Denver area for 28 years in the outpatient setting.
Debbie is a Board-Certified Specialist in Orthopedics, APTA. She has specialized in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction in women and men for more than 25 years. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling for musculoskeletal issues including pelvic floor dysfunction. She draws from her extensive training and experience to evaluate each individual’s needs and concerns to empower change in their daily lives. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) since 1986 and Section of Women's Health since 1995. She is also a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society.
When she is not in the office, Debbie enjoys spending her time with her husband, three children, and two dogs.
Marjorie Gleason, PT, DPT, OCS
Marjorie graduated from University of Miami's School of Physical Therapy in 2012. Following graduation, she worked at the University of Miami Hospital, where she treated orthopedic patients initially in acute care and transitioned to the outpatient setting.
Marjorie concurrently worked at a private outpatient women's health clinic treating pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women. She became certified in Pilates (PMA-CPT) through Polestar Education in 2011 in order to offer alternative exercises to her patients. After over 2000 hours of clinical practice in orthopedic physical therapy, she became certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) in 2016. After 5 years, Marjorie moved to Denver to be closer to family and expand her career.
Outside of the clinic, Marjorie enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, biking and running.
Ann Marie Arnold
Meet Ann Marie, the Practice Manager. Ann Marie is your first point of contact when calling for an appointment or when you have a question. She’ll be here to greet you when you come into the office. She can answer your questions regarding our policies and procedures and can discuss insurance coverage and reimbursement as it relates to your treatment.
Ann Marie has many years experience working in the health care industry, with over 5 years in the OB/Gyn field. Her background includes accounting, office administration and customer service.
Ann Marie is a semi-native to Colorado. After spending her early years as a child of an Air Force Captain living in places like Arizona, Italy and Montana, she settled in Colorado during her elementary school years. She is a graduate of the University of Denver.
Ann Marie, her husband and son enjoy spending time at Grand Lake during the summer, biking and hiking with dogs Stella and Toby.
Meet Abby, the Administrative Coordinator. You can see Abby's smiling face in the office on Wednesdays and Fridays. She will help you schedule and have an all around positive experience!
Abby is an avid learner with a wide variety of interests. Her background ranges from accounting, customer service and programming to linguistics and dermatology.
Abby is a recent graduate of Arapahoe High School and is working part-time at PTS while attending college. Currently majoring in Computer Information Systems with a concentration in Computer Programming, she continues her education and dabbling in music and history.
As as Colorado native, born and bred, she loves the outdoors and the diversity Colorado has to offer. She enjoys reading, hiking, dancing, spelunking and snowboarding.
Cinthia Cable, LMT
Cinthia Cable, LMT, (Licensed Massage Therapist) is the owner of The Well Being. She graduated in 1998 from The Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. She then graduated upon completing four years of energy training, from the Barbara Brennen School of Healing. She is a certified Tui Na (Chinese medical massage) therapist. She has attended a number of manual therapy courses which enables her to work more efficiently with the physical therapists and to implement effective results for her clients.
Cindy believes the most effective approach to healing is a comprehensive approach encompassing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of an individual. She finds joy in helping others.
Cindy enjoys nature, spending time with her horses, learning new things, watching movies and interacting with others.
To schedule a personal massage, call 720-299-7589.
Kim Oliva, E-RYT
Kim graduated from the University of Colorado, with a B. A. in Communications.
After 18 years working for Nordstrom, she decided to switch gears and focus on a better lifestyle that required tuning into her body. She suffered with asthma, food allergies, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances and high level of stress.
In 2006, she became a certified yoga instructor for adults and children working in schools. To bring balance, she enjoys working with clients who are unable to attend regular yoga classes and need help with individual movements. She loves teaching restorative yoga and to make the body feel safe, grounded and nurtured.
Kim is also completing a Master Nutrition Therapist at NTI (Nutrition Therapy Institute) and working one on one with yoga clients to improve digestive issues, blood sugar balance and hormonal imbalances. Her wellness philosophy is holistic and realistic; by developing education-based nutrition and yoga programs, she strives to change the way people view their bodies and encourages them to live healthier lives.
Kim is a Colorado native and loves all the outdoors has to offer in this beautiful state! In addition to spending time with her husband and two great boys and their new dog, she likes to hike, ski, participate in triathlons, travel, entertain and cook.