Meet Our Physical Therapists
I was born and raised here in Colorado. I graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1999 with my master's in Physical Therapy. I have always loved kids and through my clinical experiences at an outpatient pediatric clinic in Carbondale, CO and at Fletcher Miller School for special needs kids in Lakewood, CO, I found my passion in pediatric physical therapy.
After graduating, I worked for Jefferson County Schools at Molholm Preschool and at Fletcher Miller School for 2 years. I worked with children ages 3 to 21. I learned it was important to have excellent communication with the child's whole team of medical providers in order to help families be advocates for their child. I also gained a lot of experience with medically fragile kids and adaptive equipment. In 2002, I began working for various pediatric home healthcare agencies where I gained experience with children birth to 21 years old with many different diagnoses. In 2003, I formed my own business, Milestone Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc., and joined a transdisciplinary Early Intervention team at Developmental Pathways where I am still an active member.
Since 2003, I have maintained contracts with three Community Centered Boards (RMHS, DP, & DDRC) which allows me to provide services to kids in much of Denver and the surrounding area. I absolutely love the kids and families I work with. I have experience working with kids with Down Syndrome, CP, Intrauterine Stroke, torticollis, plagiocephaly, SMA, prematurity, Cohen Syndrome, medically fragile children, Noonan Syndrome, hypotonia, dwarfism, less common chromosomal deletions, Juvenile RA, orthopedic conditions after injuries (leg fractures and surgeries), hip dysplasia, fibular hemimelia (prosthetic leg), general gross motor delays, Spina Bifida, and multiples. I have enjoyed expanding my business over the years. I currently employ Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapists who provide services for kids throughout Denver and the surrounding areas in Early Intervention and also at our pediatric therapy clinic located in Centennial. I enjoy being a mentor to my team members and the PT students I take from the CU Denver PT program and Regis PT program. I began having my own children in 2001. In my free time, I enjoy being a mom to my four kids, running, hiking, and skiing.
Hannah graduated from Northwestern University with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She received her bachelor's degree from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Hannah became interested in pursuing physical therapy after studying abroad in Norway at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, where she was immersed in a culture that emphasized a healthy, active lifestyle and preventative care. She has always loved spending time with children, but she confirmed her passion for pediatric physical therapy during a clinical rotation at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Hannah has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings, including early intervention, outpatient, spina bifida clinic, sports physical therapy, acute care, NICU, and high-risk infant clinic.
Hannah and her husband recently moved from Chicago and are excited to have the opportunity to explore the beautiful state of Colorado. Having grown up in the mountains in Montana, Hannah has always loved being in the outdoors skiing, camping, hiking, and boating on Flathead Lake. In her free time Hannah enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exploring outside and traveling.
Christine earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Business from the State University of New York at Albany in 1988. After working in a residential facility for children with developmental disabilities as a Behavioral Specialist and Assistant Treatment Director for 5 years, Christine returned to school to earn her Masters of Physical Therapy at Boston University.
Christine began her career as a PT in NY at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, working with adults with Neurological, Orthopedic, and Cardiovascular diagnoses. She then returned to Boston where she worked at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in the Outpatient Dept. Here, she worked with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to care for children from the United States and all over the world. Christine also did contract work for a home for children and young adults with traumatic brain injuries and various other neurological disorders. While at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Christine also evaluated and treated adults with neurological, orthopedic, and sports medicine diagnoses.
She later worked in Boston for HealthSouth Corp in an outpatient facility where she treated adults with orthopedic/sports medicine diagnoses, as well as caring for children with a diversity of diagnoses in HealthSouth Outpatient facilities on part time basis. Christine moved to Hawaii in 2001 where she worked at an elementary school on a military base to provide augmented physical therapy services for a special project through the Department of Defense. She later worked for a physician owned clinic in Honolulu treating adults with orthopedic/sports medicine and chronic pain diagnoses.
Christine, her husband, and her daughter moved to Colorado in 2010. She enjoys doing activities with her young daughter, yoga & exercise.
Kristin received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2015 and is passionate about pediatric physical therapy. Kristin has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, NICU, outpatient, and sports physical therapy. During her time at Regis University Kristin traveled to Peru for a global health immersion where she gained invaluable experience working with children with disabilities in their homes. This experience helped Kristin realize her passion for global health as well as gain an appreciation for the outcomes that can be achieved with physical therapy and other medical interventions for kids with disabilities. Kristin coaches gymnastics at Colorado Gymnastics Institute where she works with girls ages 10-18. In her free time, Kristin enjoys golfing, traveling, and spending time with her family.
In 1998, I received my undergraduate degree in Dietetics from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. I continued my education at Northern Arizona University where I received my doctorate of physical therapy in 2001. Over the next several years, I explored the field of physical therapy in a variety of settings before I discovered my passion in pediatrics, specifically in early intervention.
After graduating from physical therapy school, I settled in Phoenix, AZ with my husband and began working in three different pediatric settings: clinic, schools and homes. Through this experience, I learned the value of treating the entire child, which includes not only every aspect of the child as a whole, but the importance of the child’s care givers and environment. My passion quickly grew for home based pediatric therapy and specifically early intervention.
I have worked with children ages birth to 18 over the past 17 years with a wide range of diagnoses, to include: Down Syndrome, CP, DiGeorge Syndrome, EDS, Intrauterine Stroke, torticollis, plagiocephaly, SMA, Rett Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, prematurity, Cohen Syndrome, medically fragile children, Noonan Syndrome, hypotonia, epilepsy, TBI, dwarfism, less common chromosomal deletions, club foot, Juvenile RA, orthopedic conditions after injuries (leg fractures and surgeries), hip dysplasia, general gross motor delays, Spina Bifida, and multiples.
Five years ago, my husband and I moved with our three children to Denver, CO where I continue to enjoy working with children in their natural environments. When I am not working as a physical therapist, I find myself being the taxi driver for my three children, cheering them on in their sporting endeavors, hiking with my dogs and finding new ways to decorate our home
Allison grew up in Indiana but moved to sunny Colorado in 2007. She always had a passion for working with kids, but an internship in college with a pediatric PT and working at a camp for kids with disabilities inspired her to become a physical therapist. Allison graduated from the University of Colorado with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 and has been working in pediatrics since then.
She has had experience is various settings, including early intervention, home therapy with older kids/young adults, outpatient clinics, and schools. She has had the opportunity to work with children with a wide variety of diagnoses such as cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, developmental delay, coordination disorders, torticollis, genetic disorders, prematurity, and many more. Allison loves meeting new families and helping children and families achieve their goals.
When not working, Allison loves spending time outdoors--walking, hiking, running, playing at the park, camping, or pretty much anything else. She also enjoys baking and spending time with her husband and son.
Kari was born in Minnesota and will always be a Minnesotan at heart. She graduated from Marquette University in 2010 with a doctorate of physical therapy. She has always had a passion for working with children. Through physical therapy internships and volunteer work with children, she decided she wanted to continue to work with children for her career. She came to Colorado after graduation, and never looked back because of the mild winters and the many outdoor activities available here.
Kari has experience in a pediatric outpatient clinic and home health setting working with children ages 0-18 years old. She loves getting to know each child and their family and helping them achieve their goals and improve function. She has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, torticollis, plagiocephaly, prematurity, hypotonia, orthopedic conditions, Spina Bifida, genetic disorders, coordination disorders and more.
In addition, Kari has a passion for adaptive physical activities. She currently teaches kids yoga classes to kids of all abilities. She also started a climbing group for kids of all abilities in Colorado Springs. In her free time, she loves to do anything outdoors with her husband and son, including camping, mountain and road biking, hiking, and rock climbing.
Kylie Shafer, PT, DPT
Kylie graduated with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. During her time at CU, clinical experiences in rural Colorado and at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Utah allowed her to work with pediatric patients with a variety of conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, limb lengthening procedures, and unique genetic conditions, just to list a few. Kylie spent many years in undergraduate and graduate school volunteering with various pediatric teams in Wyoming and Colorado – Crossfit Kids, Night Owls, Osteogenesis Imperfecta Multidisciplinary Clinic, and Strider Bike Camp and Dance and Gymnastics class here at Milestone being among the top favorites!
Kylie grew up in Wyoming and this is where she developed a love for pretty mountain views, small town people and lifestyles, and of course, days without wind! She also developed a passion for traveling: her favorite adventure was traveling to Iquitos, Peru as part of a non-profit organization to help teach healthcare lessons (one of which she wrote) to community health workers from rural communities along the Amazon River. When she is not traveling or spending time with friends and family in Wyoming, she can be found reading Harry Potter, watching Disney movies, hiking with her dog Julio, and drinking a lot of coffee.
Kylie knew from a young age that she wanted to work with children as a pediatric physical therapist and is thrilled to be joining the holistic, multidisciplinary team of providers at Milestone that are as dedicated to providing care for unique children and families as she is!