Grand River’s Physical Therapy department is a multi-faceted program with state-of-the-art equipment and caring, compassionate staff. Please talk to any staff member about your individualized needs and rehabilitation plans.

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
7:00 am – 5:00 pm 
970-625-6451

Physical Therapy Services

  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Arthritis Aquatic Therapy
  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Sports injuries
  • Wound care
  • Functional Capacity Evaluation
  • Balance Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease Therapy

Occupational Therapy Services

  • Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Parkinson’s Disease Therapy
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy Services

  • Modified barium swallow studies
  • Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Caitlin Gilhuly OTR/L

Occupational Therapy

Keith Maurer, OT

Registered Occupational Therapist Education: Bachelors Degree of Science in Occupational…

Liane Anderson, MOT, OTR

Occupational Therapy Education: Master degree in occupational therapy from Texas…

Caitlin Gilhuly OTR/L

Caitlin Gilhuly OTR/L

Phone: 970-625-1100

Occupational Therapy

Keith Maurer, OT

Keith Maurer, OT

Phone: 970-625-1100

Registered Occupational Therapist

Education:

  • Bachelors Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy from Keuka College located in the Finger Lakes Region of New York State in 1995.

I have practiced in the State of Colorado for 21 years in settings which have included rehabilitation facilities, hospital based care, home health setting, outpatient care settings.

I have worked at Grand River Hospital since early 2016 and can honestly say I have never enjoyed my job more. This includes the facility I work for, the people I work with, and the patients I treat.

Strengths:

My professional strengths include knowledge and specialty in seating and positioning needs related to the use of mobility devices including manual and power wheel chairs, expertise in home modification and accessibility issues for adaptation to environmental barriers, the treatment of individuals with including Parkinson’s disease, strokes, multiple sclerosis and other conditions related to neurological conditions. I have recently focused specifically on orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity with an emphasis on conditions of the hand. I am currently in the process of acquiring a certification in hand therapy specifically.

My personal strengthens include my experience in working with people of all ages over the last 20 + years specifically on the western slope area of Colorado and an appreciation for some of the areas pioneers and locals with deep roots in the area. I have gotten to know multiple generations of families and feel a strong connection to the community that has become my own over the years.

Interests:

My interests include anything out doors in the mountains and rivers with my family. My wife and I have 3 kids who keep me busy chasing and being chased!

Liane Anderson, MOT, OTR

Liane Anderson, MOT, OTR

Phone: 970-625-6451

Occupational Therapy

Education:

  • Master degree in occupational therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2000 and a Bachelor in Exercise Science from the University of Houston in 1992.

Certification:

  • Liane earned an upper extremity certification from Texas Woman’s University in 2005.

Special Interests:

  • Liane works with people of all ages to help then regain their independence with daily activities following an illness or accident. She has been specializing in pediatric therapy since she became an OT, and has extensive experience working with children with feeding delays, sensory processing delays and Autism as well as working with kids with developmental delays due to genetic disorders.
  • She is currently working on her Autism specialization.

 

Physical Therapy

Amber Graby, DPT

Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Kansas Medical…

Andy Slifko, PT DPT

Physical Therapy Andy comes to Colorado from the Keystone state…

Bobbie Duncan, PTA

Physical Therapy Assistant

Danelle Docken, DPT

Danelle grew up in Enumclaw Washington, and has life experience…

Heather O’Donnell, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy Education  Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion…

Julia Peairs, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy Education: Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona…

Kevin Tadus, PTA

Physical Therapy Kevin is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who…

Phyllis Zilm, PT

Physical Therapy Education: Attended Boise State University for undergraduate work…

Stacy Hardee, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy Education: Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University…

Sydney Bronson PT, DPT

Sydney is a Colorado Native who grew up in Evergreen….

Tiffany Madison, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy I have been working in acute, sub-acute, short…

Tom Barbata, PT, DPT, MHA

Physical Therapy | Director of Rehabilitation Services My interest in…

Trena Dujka, MSPT

Physical Therapy Education Master’s degree in physical therapy from University…

Troy Harbour, PT, DPT

Physical Therapy I’ve been practicing Physical Therapy in Carbondale for…

Amber Graby, DPT

Amber Graby, DPT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Kansas Medical Center 2007

Areas of specialty include orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy spine and extremities, sport-specific rehabilitation, and certified pool operator.

Andy Slifko, PT DPT

Andy Slifko, PT DPT

Phone: 970-285-5731

Physical Therapy

Andy comes to Colorado from the Keystone state of Pennsylvania where he grew up.

In 2015, upon graduation, he moved out to Colorado to fulfill his lifelong dream of living out west. His main areas of interest when it comes to treating patients are orthopedic injuries and sports related injuries. He has been a committed member of to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the Sports Physical Therapy Section (SPTS) for five years. Andy’s hobbies outside of work include anything and everything the great outdoors of Colorado has to offer, mountain biking, rafting, hiking, and skiing just to name a few!

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Penn State in 2012.
  • Doctorate of physical therapy degree – Saint Francis University

Bobbie Duncan, PTA

Bobbie Duncan, PTA

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy Assistant

Danelle Docken

Danelle Docken, DPT

Danelle grew up in Enumclaw Washington, and has life experience in the United States Navy, Firefighter/EMT, Wildland Firefighter, Manager, Triathlete, Mountaineer, Ultra-runner, Skier, Mom of 3 kids, and Wife.  She is a generalist physical therapist who enjoys working with patients of all abilities and believe that movement is life and the key to increasing quality of life. She believes in creating a unique plan of care utilizing evidence-based practice and compassion to help her patients to achieve their goals and increase their freedom to move and bring joy to life. When she’s outside of work she enjoys hiking, cycling, mountaineering, skiing, swimming, running, and anything else that keeps her moving. She is excited to live in an area of extreme beauty and opportunities to stay active.

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Baylor University
  • Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology – Pacific Lutheran University

Heather O'Donnell

Heather O’Donnell, PT, DPT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy

Education

  •  Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and health promotion from University of Wyoming
  •  Doctorate of physical therapy degree from University of Montana

Heather grew up in Cheyenne, WY and spent the first two years of her career practicing in Laramie, WY. She is a generalist physical therapist who enjoys working with patients of all ages and abilities to help them return to their active lifestyles and activities they love. Heather enjoys spending her free time outside with her husband, running, cycling and climbing. She is excited to live and work in the Rifle community!

Julia Peairs

Julia Peairs, PT, DPT

Phone: 970-625-1100

Physical Therapy

Education:

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Julia is a generalist Physical Therapist who enjoys helping patients to meet and maintain their health and wellness goals and get back to doing what they love. Areas of special interest include women’s health, spinal health, and canine rehabilitation.

Kevin Tadus, PTA

Kevin Tadus, PTA

Phone: 970-625-1100

Physical Therapy

Kevin is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant who grew up in Glenwood Springs and is a graduate from Glenwood Springs High School. He went to Fort Lewis College where he received his BA in Computer Science Information Systems. After working in the computer industry for 11 years, Kevin returned to school and received his AAS in Physical Therapist Assistant from Morgan Community College. He has experience working in outpatient, skilled nursing, home health, and pediatric settings treating a variety of patients.

Kevin has returned to western Colorado, bringing along his knowledge, skills, and passion for helping others. He finds physical therapy rewarding and takes great pride in his work and seeing patients achieve their goals and return to the activities that they enjoy.

Phyllis Zilm

Phyllis Zilm, PT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy

Education:

  • Attended Boise State University for undergraduate work
  • Graduated from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon in 1981 with a BSc in physical therapy

Certifications:

  • Lymphedema therapy certification in 2003
  • STAR certified for oncology rehabilitation in 2014
  • Specialties are in oncology rehabilitation, lymphedema and inpatient care
  • Certified fitter for Jobst and Elvarex compression garments
  • Currently the designated inpatient PT for GRHD
  • Designated PT for oncology rehabilitation at GRHD

Stacy Hardee, PT, DPT

Stacy Hardee, PT, DPT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy

Education:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from Duke University
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University

Areas of Interest/Strengths:

Neurological, vestibular, sports, orthopeadics, and pediatrics

Sydney Bronson

Sydney Bronson PT, DPT

Phone: 970-625-1100

Sydney is a Colorado Native who grew up in Evergreen. She is a generalist who enjoys working with patients of all ages get back to activities they love and reach whatever goals they may have. Sydney spends her free time in the Colorado mountains hiking, skiing and anything else to stay active. “I’m an avid sports fan who loves to cheer on the Broncos, Rockies and other Colorado teams. I’m excited to explore all that the western slope has to offer!”

Education

  • Bachelors in Biology from Colorado State University-Pueblo
  • Doctor of physical therapy from Creighton University

Tiffany Madison, PT, DPT

Tiffany Madison, PT, DPT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy

I have been working in acute, sub-acute, short and long term rehabilitation, out-patient including neuro and orthopedic, aquatics and home health settings.

I recently moved back to Rifle. I graduate high school from Rifle and have been moving around for the past 16 years. I would like to get involved in the community coaching and doing prevention programs for adolescents.

I enjoy playing softball, riding horses and spending quality time with my family.

Education:

  • Bachelors in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University

Tom Barbata, PT, DPT, MHA

Tom Barbata, PT, DPT, MHA

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy | Director of Rehabilitation Services

My interest in PT is to be able to help patients for most all musculoskeletal conditions.

I live and work in Rifle, so I have a commitment to this community to ensure we provide the best possible rehabilitation care we can. I enjoy getting outdoors, hunting, hiking and above all staying fit. I am fortunate to live and work in such a great community.

Education:

  • Bachelors of General Studies from University of Missouri in St. Louis
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis
  • Masters in Healthcare Administration from CSU-Global

Trena Dujka, MSPT

Trena Dujka, MSPT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy

Education

  • Master’s degree in physical therapy from University of Colorado Health Science Center, 2001

Trena is a Colorado native who grew up on the Front Range.  She is a mother of three amazing children and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, skiing and many other Colorado mountain activities.

She has been practicing in the area for 19 years in outpatient orthopedics, acute and sub-acute care and geriatrics.  Her goal as a physical therapist is to provide each individual with an opportunity take control over their own health and well-being.

Troy Harbour, PT, DPT

Troy Harbour, PT, DPT

Phone: 970-625-6451

Physical Therapy

I’ve been practicing Physical Therapy in Carbondale for 13 years and in Rifle 1 year. I previously practiced in Connecticut in an outpatient orthopedic clinic for 3 years.

The majority of my practice has been in orthopedic outpatient setting, geriatrics, and wound care.

Education:

  • Graduate from the University of New Mexico in Physical Therapy.

Interests:

My interests are in the use of manual therapy to restore arthrokinematic motions of the cervical spine, and upper/ lower extremities to restore pain free function.

 

Speech Language Therapy

Edie Jansen MA CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathology Edie offers services in both Battlement Mesa…

Audrey Wegrzynowski, MS, SLP-CCC

Speech Language Pathology Education: MS in Speech Language Pathology from…

Edie Jansen MA CCC-SLP

Edie Jansen MA CCC-SLP

Phone: 970-625-1100

Speech Language Pathology

Edie offers services in both Battlement Mesa and Rifle

Edie graduated with her Master’s in Severe Communicative Needs from the University of Northern Colorado in 1993. In 2010, she received her Master’s in Communication Disorders from California State University-Northridge and earned her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Hearing Association. She spent 25 years in the school setting working with children birth-21, first as a Special Education teacher, and then as a Speech-Language Pathologist.

Areas of Treatment available include: Dysphagia, Assistive Technology for Communication, Child and Adult Speech and Language disorders, Voice, Stroke, and Neurological Conditions. She is currently certified as a Vital Stim Provider, and in McNeill Dysphagia Therapy (mdtp).

Audrey Wegrzynowski

Audrey Wegrzynowski, MS, SLP-CCC

Phone: 970-625-1100

Speech Language Pathology

Education:

  • MS in Speech Language Pathology from Boston University 2015

Specialized focus in the areas of swallowing disorders and neurogenic cognitive-communication disorders.

 
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Rehabilitation Staff

Tom Barbata DPT, Director

Rifle Clinic

Physical Therapy

Tom Barbata PT, DPT, MHA
Danelle Docken DPT
Gabriel Dorn, DPT
Bobbie Duncan PTA
Amber Graby DPT
Troy Harbour PT
Stacy Hardee DPT
Tiffany Madison, DPT
Heather O’Donnell, PT, DPT
Julia Pearis PT, DPT
Phyllis Zilm PT

Occupational Therapy

Liane Anderson MOT, OTR
Keith Maurer OT
Caitlin Gilhuly OTR/L

Speech Language Pathology

Audrey Wegrzynowski, MS, SLP-CCC
Edie Jansen M.A., SPED, M.S. CCC-SLP

Clinic West

Physical Therapy

Andy Slifko DPT , Supervisor
Trena Dujka, MSPT
Kevin Tadus, PTA
Sydney Bronson, DPT

Occupational Therapy

Keith Maurer, OT

Speech Language Pathology

Edie Jansen M.A., SPED, M.S. CCC-SLP