Dr. Tanice Kitchener, PT, DPT
I received a Bachelors in Science from Colorado State University - Pueblo in 2005 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 2008. Since then I have worked consistently to increase my knowledge and experience to better serve my clients. I enjoy helping clients overcome orthopedic musculoskeletal pain using many tools including specific exercise, manual therapy, trigger point dry needling orthopedic cupping, and more. I am also passionate about helping clients overcome areas of dysfunction and pain which are far less of a focus in our medical culture. I have undergone extensive training in examination and treatment of pelvic floor disorders, disorders resulting from oncological disease (cancer) or treatment, pain and movement disorders from mastectomy/reconstruction, and upper extremity lymphedema. See below for a list of specific continuing education courses that I have taken.
Born and raised in Colorado, I have a passion for travel and being outdoors. Biking, skiing, snowboarding, waterskiing, sledding, hiking...anything outdoors brings me peace. I am so grateful to be in a career which allows me to help others maximize their physical abilities so that they may also enjoy the calling of nature or whatever their own passions may be. As a child, I grew up spending summer weekends on the Frying Pan River at my Great Grandparents' cabin and am thrilled to be back in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Here & Now...
My Husband, Scott, and I left our steady jobs in 2015 to do contract work so that we could travel more regularly. Scott found a contract that brought us to Carbondale in 2016. Like so many others here, it quickly became clear that we were not going to be ready to leave after the 3 month assignment. Working in the area, we have become more familiar with the Roaring Fork Community.
Being in such a special part of the world, surrounded by neighbors who are invested in maximizing their own health has inspired us to hang up our travel hats and root down allowing me to start my own PT Practice. I have developed my practice as a self pay service in order to deliver the highest quality Physical Therapy to our neighbors. Therapy which is not determined by what an insurance company will authorize, but rather by what my clients and myself determine are best for them in order to meet their personalized goals. Working in my own practice ensures that I have adequate time during one on one treatments with each client rather than working within productivity constraints of a more corporate model.
If I have not had the pleasure of working with you yet, please give me a call at (970) 340-2444 to schedule your evaluation and first treatment. I truly look forward to meeting you!
The more that I learn, the more effectively and efficiently I can serve my clients in their quest to improve their quality of their life.
To see a list of the specific courses that I have completed, click here.