Physical Therapy Team
Erin Heltshe, PT Lead
Erin received her Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in 1997, and a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Andrews University in 1999. She specializes in orthopedics management, ergonomic services, orthotic fitting, upper extremity and hand therapy, and home health services. She enjoys running, hiking, skiing, camping, reading, and playing tennis.
Jason Frye, PT
Jason received his BS in Psychology at the University of Virginia in 1994, and his MS in Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University in 1997. He has had extensive experience with both adult and pediatrics. His particular areas of interest include family time, yoga, and skiing.
Julie Mix, PTA
Julie was born and raised in Southern California. She received her AA degree in Physical Therapy at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles, CA. in 1992. Julie has been working as a physical therapy assistant since 1990, and thoroughly loves working in the physical therapy field! Julie moved to Colorado in 1997 with her husband. She and her husband have 3 daughters, and together, they love participating in all outdoor activities, sports, camping, and boating.
Elizabeth Bridges, MPT
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Denver in 1994, and a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996. She has worked as a pediatric physical therapist for 10+ years in clinics, schools, the home, and the barn (she is registered in Hippotherapy.) She recently moved back to Colorado after living in the southeast for 16 years, and absolutely loves being back! In her spare time, she tries to be outside as much as possible enjoying time with her three daughters.
Christine Tao, PT
Christine earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Business from the State University of New York at Albany in 1988. 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. 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. In addition to Milestone Pediatric Therapy Services, Christine presently works part time at Pediatric Speech Therapy Associates treating children 0-18 years of age and Handprints Home Health treating children and adults. Christine, her husband, and her daughter moved to Colorado in 2010. She enjoys doing activities with her young daughter, yoga & exercise.
Bernadette Parisi, PT
Bernadette is a Colorado native, and has been practicing as a physical therapist since 1988. Bernadette takes pride in being able to develop treatment plans geared toward each individual client and their unique needs. She specializes in adolescents and adults with a variety of diagnosis, post-operative rehabilitation, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, and treatment of injuries such as sprains and strains. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, volunteering at school, and attending sporting events for her two children.
Terri Teal Johnson, PT, OCS
Terri grew up in Colorado and did her undergraduate work at University of Colorado, then Physical Therapy School at Northwestern University in Chicago. She has spent the majority of her career working in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for both adults and children. Terri has done rehab in health club settings, the Children’s Hospital Sports gym and private clinics. She is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist and has many years experience in post surgical and injury rehabilitation. Terri has a passion for helping people of all ages to become more physically active and get back to doing the things that they love. When not working she is active in Pilates, aqua aerobics and outdoor recreation. She and her husband have 5 adult children and enjoy cheering for their various sports and activities.
Marge Herweyer, PT
Grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Graduated form Wayne State University with BS in Physical Therapy 1974. I am NDT Certified and Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner. Berta Bobath and Mose Feldenkrais are two of my favorite practitioners. I have worked all of my career in Pediatrics (and Adults as many of my patients have grown older with me) starting with Metropolitan Society for Crippled Children in Detroit which was an Evaluation / Diagnostic Clinic serving metropolitan Detroit area. When I moved to Colorado I started at Weld County Hospital. I have worked at Children’s Hospital, Park Co School District, and Private Practice doing Pediatric homecare. I live in Conifer and spend most of my free time trying to keep up with a home on 8.5 acres. I have two daughters, 6 grandkids (4 heirs/2 spares as my Kiwi Son in law’s mother would say).
Joy Shank, PT
Joy completed her BS in physical therapy in 1999 from Maryville University in St. Louis. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings including early intervention, public schools, home health and private practice. Joy has specialized training in Pediatric Intensive Therapy using the Therasuit Method and Intensive Exercise Unit. She also has extensive manual skills including NDT, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy and therapeutic taping. Joy is committed to learning the most advanced and current treatments to provide optimal and effective therapy interventions. She believes in individualized and holistic treatment tailored to each unique child and family. Joy and her husband have 3 boys and for fun she enjoys yoga, hiking, snowboarding, reading and spending time with friends and family
Michelle Sexton, PT, DPT
Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont in 2015, and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont in 2017. She worked at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center before making the cross-country journey to Colorado. She specializes in working with children ages 1 month to 21 years with a focus on neurodevelopmental disabilities and also is certified in aquatic therapy. Michelle also completed a fellowship with the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND), which, focused on interdisciplinary training to improve the lives of children and families with disabilities. She enjoys running, yoga, swimming and most of all hiking with her black lab puppy.