Joseph Teixeira, PT, Owner [Littleton]
As owner and treating therapist at Performax Physical Therapy, I have been growing the wellness philosophy of our organization for 30 years. My goal for Performax is to provide optimal rehab services to all customers. My vision begins with providing excellent care by employing highly skilled, compassionate, and diverse providers and staff and maintaining state-of-the-art facilities.
We strive for superior customer value, as we serve physicians, nurse case managers, insurance providers, and other referring health care and wellness community providers. I believe strongly that private practice Physical Therapy, because of our training and position in the health care delivery system, has the unique ability to address many medical issues and be primary health educators. We continually work to improve care delivery at our clinics through education and coordination with our clients and referral sources in order to meet their individual goals and provide them unparalleled wellness opportunities pre and post discharge to achieve and maintain an active lifestyle.
Danielle is originally from Dubuque, Iowa and received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science from St. Ambrose University. She went on to receive her Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy also from St. Ambrose University.
Danielle believes in a combination of Manual Therapy skills and specific exercise prescription to get optimal results for her patients. She is always looking to treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. She loves the every day challenges and variety she gets by being a Physical Therapist. Her favorite part of being a PT is the relationships she gets to make with her patients.
In her free time, Danielle and her husband enjoy hiking, biking, camping and playing with her Golden Retriever.
Carolyn (DiCarlo) Chenoweth, DPT, CMPT [Littleton]
Carolyn grew up in "the biggest little state in the Union", Rhode Island. She attended Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, followed by graduate work in Ithaca's PT program in Rochester, receiving a Masters in Physical Therapy September, 2000. Relocating to Colorado, she began her career in outpatient orthopedics while continuing to expand her skills in various fields.
Certified in Pilates for rehabilitation through Polestar, Carolyn is also a Certified Manual Therapist through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. She is a Certified Clinical Instructor, working with students from around the nation during their clinical affiliations. She has a special interest in working with dancers and skaters since figure skating and basic ballet were her favorite activities for many years. Carolyn recently received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana.
Carolyn spends her spare time training for long-distance trail and street racing, climbing 14'ers, skiing, and learning Combat Hapkido. She has recently taken up cycling and swimming, with ambitions to participate in triathlons. Carolyn transfers her passion for running to the clinical setting by performing running evaluations and rehabilitation for runners of all ages and abilities. She joined the Performax team November, 2008, and is the mother of a toddler son and a newborn daughter!
Carrie Cooper, MSPT, CPRS
Carrie Cooper, MSPT, CPRS, joined Performax in March of 2013 with 15 years experience as an outpatient manual-based physical therapist. She is a graduate from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Carrie has completed advanced training in the treatment of complex spine dysfunction and is certified in Pilates rehabilitation. She enjoys working with all diagnoses including low back pain, neck pain and headaches, TMJ dysfunction, Vestibular dysfunction and all orthopedic diagnoses. Carrie is a fan of life-long learning and when evaluating and treating patients, she appreciates the body as a whole entity.
In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her husband, Eric, and her two children. She is an avid photographer and jewelry designer.
Tucker Deering, DPT [DTC]
Tucker Deering joined our staff in August 2013, originally from the Indianapolis area. He received his Bachelors degree from Purdue University in 2009, and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University in 2013. He has extensive coursework and training in manual therapy and overall functional training/rehabilitation of patients of all ages. Tucker looks at the body systems as a whole to maximize resulta and overall function of each patient. He also has over three years working with high level athletes in the area of personal trianing.
In his spare time, Tucker enjoys hiking, running, and recreational sports.
Kris LaValley, MSPT, ATC [DTC]
Kris received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in Kinesiology in 1993. She was a student athletic trainer for three years and traveled with the women's volleyball team. She received her Master's Degree in Physical Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1996, and has worked in several states in both inpatient and outpatient rehab. Kris has focused on outpatient orthopedics and rehabilitation for the past 10 years, and joined Performax in June, 2007. She has extensive experience in the treatment of vestibular disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's.
An aquatic aerobics instructor, Kris also enjoys running, yoga, and long walks with her yellow lab. Currently in private Pilates training, Kris plans to include these principles in her practice. She also designed shoulder screening for local firefighters as a part of their pre-screening evaluation. She has a passion for working with people and empowering patients to improve the quality of their life. Kris and her husband hope to instill in their two children the importance of physical wellness!
Chris Neu, RN, CMT [Littleton]
Chris started with Performax in 2005. She is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Massage Therapist, graduating in 1998 from the Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado. She specializes in Swedish and deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapy, and has completed courses in a variety of other massage techniques. She utilizes methods that meet the specific needs of her clients. Chris believes that massage therapy should be considered "preventative health maintenance", not a luxury.
Chris received an Associates Degree of Applied Science in Nursing from Arapahoe County Community College in 1991, and has been working at Swedish Medical Center on the Neuroscience & Spine units for over 17 years. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, walking
her dog, and reading.
Danielle Rodman, DPT, MTC [Littleton]
Danielle grew up in Littleton, Colorado and received her bachelors degree from Colorado State University in Sports Medicine. She then went on to the University of St. Augustine in San Diego, CA to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy with a focus on Manual Therapy. Her post-graduate manual therapy training has given her a special skill set to provide hands on treatment to improve joint/soft tissue mobility, flexibility, and stability.
She loves being a physical therapist because it requires daily problem solving, and allows her to build unique relationships with her patients. She believes in coming along side her patients to educate, empower, and motivate them to take control of their health and improve their quality of life.
In her spare time, Danielle loves to run, hike, ski, and rock climb with her husband, Scott. When she is not enjoying the outdoors, she likes to bake/eat cookies and volunteer through her church.
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