Natalie Collins, PPT, DPT, BikePT, Cert. FDN, COMT
Orthopedic Spine/Manual Therapist Specialist
Natalie received her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Morehead State University prior to receiving her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Kentucky. While she attended Morehead State, she played on the women’s basketball team before a career ending knee injury her Junior season. Although she was already on the academic path of Physical Therapy, it was through her personal experiences in Sports medicine/Orthopedics that she found her passion for helping others.
…I feel like I owe my life to Natalie. I didn’t think it was possible to get back to a pain-free lifestyle, but Natalie helped me get there.
She is detail-oriented, clearly communicates the technical aspects of my issues as well as the form and intent of exercises, and has a lovely personality.
Natalie has spent the past 3 years completing the requirements for her post-graduate Certification in Orthopedics Manual Therapy from Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars and earned her Functional Dry Needling Certification from Kinetacore in 2012. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopedic Section. After earning her certification in BikePT in 2014 she found her niche, which combined her love for cycling and her passion for her profession. Natalie developed Pedal Fit LLC to provide physical therapy professional bike fitting services to both recreational and professional cyclists.
Her Doctorate Project, The Message of Fall Prevention: A Website Developed for Community-Dwelling Older Adults and Heath Care Professionals, was integrated into a larger University of Kentucky public service website. She also participated in Shoulder to Shoulder Global, a multi-disciplinary volunteer medical brigade, which traveled to Ecuador to provide care to underserved communities.
When she is not in the clinic or she is enjoys cycling, snowboarding, backpacking, and hiking. Natalie lives in Golden and has an energetic black lab named Coal.
If you have any orthopedic questions or inquiries about our clinic Natalie can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org