Hollie and Terri met in 2011 and discovered they shared a passion in pelvic health and oncology rehabilitation. They created N2 Physical Therapy with a goal of having an organization owned and directed by physical therapists that combines an evidenced-based and “whole person” approach to patient care. N2 Physical Therapy is proud to have teams that excel at what they do, and a passion for helping others.
Terri Nishimoto / Founder, PT
Terri received her Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Colorado in Boulder and her Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She has always been interested in integrating manual therapy and movement and this has led to a very diverse background in neurological, orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapy. She draws on this experience to help her navigate the complexities that are present with patients with complicated symptoms and movement patterns.
After the birth of her daughters, Terri developed a passion in women and men’s health issues. She has since dedicated her continuing education and practice in pelvic floor rehabilitation, perinatal and oncology physical therapy.
Terri holds certifications in the Feldenkrais Method, Manual Lymphatic Drainage and Trigger Point Dry Needling.
Terri is married, has two beautiful daughters and two awesome brindled labs!
Hollie Neujahr / Founder, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, CMTPT
Hollie received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Psychology from University of Nebraska at Omaha. She plans on completing her MBA through the University of Colorado, Denver, in December of 2017. Hollie has been highly dedicated to the specialties of oncology, chronic pain management, and pelvic floor rehabilitation. She received her Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through Norton School of Lymphedema and her CLT-LANA certification through the Lymphology Association of North America. She has a strong orthopedic background and has taken extensive pelvic floor, chronic pain, myofascial trigger point, and fascial manipulation coursework. She has taken Kinetacore Functional Dry Needling Levels 1 and 2, and completed the Myopain Seminars series to achieve her Certified Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist (CMTPT) credentials. She is co-founder and co-owner of N2 Physical Therapy, and practices at N2 Physical Therapy at Swedish Medical Center.
Hollie enjoys educating the community and other providers, and has been a guest lecturer at University of Colorado and clinical instructor for physical therapy students interested in pelvic floor and pain management. She is also a clinical mentor for students and fellow physicsal therapists. She is dedicated to the current evidence and helping patients reach their independence and goals efficiently and safely. Hollie is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, APTA Section on Women’s Health, APTA Section on Oncology, APTA Section on Private Practice, Interstitial Cystitis Association, National Vulvodynia Association, Oncologic Nursing Society, and the International Pelvic Pain Society. In her free time she enjoys running, Orange Theory, and spending time with husband and two Great Danes, Edgar and Olive.
Amy Osborne, PT, DPT
Amy earned her Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience with Minors in Spanish, Exercise Science and Psychology from Regis University in Denver, CO. She went on to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. While in Chicago, she gained valuable clinical experience at the Rehab Institute of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital treating patients with spinal cord injuries and neurological pathologies. She has taken many continuing education courses related to treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and musculoskeletal impairments associated with pregnancy. Amy is very passionate about the promotion of pelvic health and breast cancer survivorship. In addition, she is an ACE-certified personal trainer and has over ten years of experience teaching group fitness classes, including Pilates. She also teaches courses for correction of diastasis recti and has experience with exercise prescription for the prenatal and postpartum populations. Amy is passionate about providing effective, evidence-based, and culturally competent care and has extensive experience working with the Spanish-speaking population. Amy is a Denver native and an avid outdoor enthusiast.
Kelly Sammis, PT, DPT, CLT
Kelly Sammis received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences in St Augustine, Florida. She was born in Michigan and received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences at Ohio University. Kelly built her foundation for practicing physical therapy in Colorado, where she began focusing on treating symptoms and impairments related to neuromuscular orthopedic conditions and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is currently certified in advanced functional dry needling through Kinetacore and is an assistant instructor with the company. Kelly has had extensive coursework in pelvic floor rehabilitation and manual therapy. She is highly dedicated to her patients and practice, and takes a “hands on”, total body approach to treatment. Kelly is the director of our Louisville office. In her spare time Kelly enjoys exploring all of the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer with her husband, Jeff, and labradoodle, Dexter.
Juliana Remer, PT, DPT
Juliana received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University, and her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from California State University in Long Beach,California. Having an extensive background in movement fostered an interest in physical therapy and her ability to make positive changes for those with injuries. Juliana has worked with a diverse population of patients particularly those with chronic pain, hip, sacroiliac joint, and lumbar spine dysfunction. After pregnancy and the birth of her daughter, Juliana developed a passion for pelvic floor and how to best address these impactful changes.
Juliana completed an orthopedic residency with a strong emphasis in manual therapy and evidence based practice. She has been teaching Pilates for 15 years and additionally holds certifications in Functional Dry Needling, the Selective Functional Movement Assessment, and the Functional Movement Screen. She dedicates her continuing education to pelvic floor coursework and searches for the best approach to help each individual that she works with in physical therapy.
Juliana loves spending time with her family and the adventures that this always brings.
Shelley Meyer, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Eastern Illinois University, Shelley went on to earn her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. With an educational foundation in movement system impairment and evidencebased practice, she gained valuable clinical experience working with orthopedic patients before fully realizing her passion for pelvic floor therapy. She began her professional career in Seattle, WA where she was the state representative for APTA’s Section of Women’s Health. After a move to Phoenix, AZ, she continued to specialize in women’s and men’s health, leveraging continuing education opportunities to expand her expertise and techniques treating her pelvic floor patients. Finally arriving in Denver, CO to join N2PT, Shelley continues to exercise her whole person approach which not only focuses on the musculoskeletal dysfunctions in her patients but incorporates patient education and counseling on stress management and mindfulness. She has a particular interest in sexual health, oncology, pelvic pain, and autoimmune diseases. When Shelley isn’t working she spends her time with her husband, family and friends hiking and camping.
Chelsey Anderson, PT, DPT, CMTPT
Chelsey is a true Colorado native born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. She attended the University of Wyoming where she received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Promotion. She returned to Colorado to obtain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Regis University and has been practicing in Denver since graduating in 2013. Chelsey’s interest for physical therapy stemmed from her career as a collegiate soccer player, but developed her passion for women’s health during a clinical rotation in Ethiopia in which she spent time at the Hamlin Fistula Clinic. She entered her career focusing on orthopedics allowing her to develop a strong background for the chronic pelvic pain population. Chelsey has since focused her continuing education on pelvic health and dry needling, obtaining her CMTPT in November 2016. In her free time Chelsey takes advantage of everything Colorado has to offer, skiing, hiking and trail running with her dog Oliver.
Kim Landers, PT, DPT
Kimberlie’s journey to becoming a physical therapist began when she needed to attend physical therapy to rehabilitate her knees while playing competitive traveling volleyball in high school. She set her mind to becoming a physical therapist after this experience so that she could help people reach their goals and heal from injuries. Kimberlie earned her Bachelors degree in Exercise Sports Science and Kinesiology at Concordia University in Irvine, California. She went on to receive her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chapman University in California earning an award at graduation for academic excellence. She decided she wanted to live in Colorado with her sister, so she moved to Denver following PT school graduation in 2012. She then gained valuable clinical experience while working in acute care at Rose Medical Center in Denver. She has extensive experience with geriatric patients and strives to keep her patients mobile and healthy. She has realized her passion is in pelvic physical therapy and she is taking multiple continuing education courses to further her knowledge. Kimberlie believes in a whole body approach to treatment and incorporates manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and extensive patient education on stress management and living a healthy lifestyle into her treatment sessions. Kim enjoys playing volleyball, hiking, skiing and exploring beautiful Colorado with her husband, Justin and their dog, Lola.
Laura Plankis, PT, DPT
Laura received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado. Her interest in physical therapy originated in orthopedics and manual therapy while working as a rehabilitation aide. She continued her growth in manual therapy throughout school, and also assisted with research through her university. Laura began pursuing a focus in women’s health during a clinical rotation and has since continued to grow a passion for the speciality. She has dedicated her time to continuing to grow her knowledge base in pelvic health including attending continuing education courses. Laura enjoys treating the patient as a whole and incorporating a balance of manual treatments and therapeutic exercises.
Laura grew up in Estes Park, CO and when she is not working, she loves going to the mountains for hiking and camping with her husband. She can’t get enough of the Colorado sunshine!
Shannon Merriman, PT, DPT
Shannon is originally from Michigan and earned her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She moved out to Colorado to receive her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University here in Denver.
Throughout her career, Shannon has specialized in orthopedic rehabilitation, women’s health, and wound care. She enjoys treating various patient populations for injury prevention and return to sport. Shannon utilizes functional movement, manual therapy, an appropriate exercise prescription for an evidence-based, individualized treatment approach. Shannon has focused the continuing education in her career on both wound care and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Away from the clinic Shannon is an avid traveler and enjoys running, biking, and skiing in the mountains with her husband and two Australian Shepherds. As a Michigan native and a MSU grad she is also a die hard Spartan fan.
Lisa Cheek, PT, DPT, CLT
Lisa received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. She was born in New Mexico, and relocated to Denver to pursue a Bachelor of Arts at Regis University. Lisa’s yoga practice inspired an interest in the “medicine of movement,” and ultimately led to her passion and life’s work in Physical Therapy. She has a strong background in Orthopedics and she is very passionate for helping unserved communities including the LGBTQ population and people with pelvic floor dysfunction, lymphedema, oncology, pregnancy, and chronic pain syndromes. She is progressing through her pelvic health certification through the Women’s Health APTA, and is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist through Klose Training. She is an active member of the APTA Colorado chapter and the Section on Women’s Health.
Her treatment philosophy emphasizes care for the whole person, and considering the big picture when treating musculoskeletal dysfunction. Lisa believes in empowering patients through education and incorporating principles of modern pain science.
Prior to her career in physical therapy, Lisa had a brief career in the culinary arts. She maintains her passion for cooking, and also enjoys hiking, music, and playing in the Colorado sunshine!
Sarah Gibbons, PT, DPT
Sarah is originally from New York State where she received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hunter College in NY, NY and her Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from SUNY New Paltz College in New Paltz, NY. In Sarah’s first year of graduate school she hurt her back significantly while dancing, which led her to discover over a five year period several forms of therapies that helped her tremendously including Physical Therapy specializing in Muscle Energy Technique and Strain Counter-Strain, Feldenkrais, Rolfing, Massage, and Pilates. She incorporates many of these approaches, including functional dry needling, with all of her patients. More recently, Sarah has begun focusing on pelvic floor physical therapy and has completed course work with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor Specialists. Sarah is a certified yoga instructor who trained in New Paltz, NY after studying Ashtanga Yoga for several years.
Sarah’s greatest passion is dance and music and she has the privilege to dance several times per week with her boyfriend in the Boulder community.
Amanda J. Sejna, PT, DPT
Amanda was raised in Alaska. Following high school she moved to Colorado to pursue a BA in Kinesiology and Applied Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She went on to receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. After completing physical therapy school she spent several years living abroad in Switzerland.
Her physical therapy experience includes working in an outpatient orthopedic setting assisting patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Further she has experience treating a predominantly geriatric population with neurological, post-op orthopedic, oncological, and cardiovascular conditions in the home health setting. Her interest in obstetric and pelvic health started early in physical therapy school; she has since attended various continuing education courses specifically geared towards pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health. Amanda is a certified Pilates instructor through the Pilates Method Alliance, graduating from the Polestar Pilates school as a comprehensive rehabilitative instructor in 2015. Amanda’s treatment philosophy includes working with each patient according to their own individual and unique needs as well as empowering patients to experience improved posture and healthy movement patterns. She believes this will improve their efficiency of movement, energy levels and overall quality of life.
Amanda is happiest in the mountains and/or on snow/ice where you can find her hiking, skiing, skating, running or practicing Pilates. She is excited to settle down in Boulder County with her husband and two young children Owen and Quinn.
Denise Amsrud, PT, DPT, WCS
Denise received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Indiana University. She went on to earn her Master of Health Science from the University of Indianapolis and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana. Denise started practicing pelvic health in 1990. Since that time she has been in the Midwest (Indianapolis, Madison, and Chicago) where her continuing education has focused on pelvic pain, and the treatment of bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. She is board certified in Women’s Health and Biofeedback for Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction. She is also certified in Functional Dry Needling and is a RRCA Running Coach.
Denise’s professional mission is to couple her advanced therapy skills with patient education to empower patients to be advocates for their own health care. She believes a collaborate effort with other medical providers is important for optimal patient outcome.
In her free time, Denise enjoys spending time with her husband and family. Being new to Colorado, she is excited to explore the new areas to ski, hike, and run.
Betsey Stec, PT, DPT
Betsey Stec earned her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Azusa Pacific University in southern California with an emphasis on biomechanics and the human movement system. Betsey completed a clinical rotation in pelvic floor physical therapy at Kaiser Permanente in Hollywood, CA where she specialized in pelvic pain, incontinence, post-prostatectomies and many other pelvic issues. Betsey’s treatment approach is individually tailored for each patient and consists of evaluating movement patterns, manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. Betsey also enjoys using her Psychology background to help patients understand the mind-body connection and how they can take charge of their own healing process.
Betsey is Creator/Writer of PelvicHealthandFitness.org where she enjoys sharing her clinical knowledge and experience on social media. Betsey is passionate about spreading awareness of pelvic health in hopes of educating the public on the importance of early intervention and prehabilitation.
As a new resident of Colorado, Betsey fills her weekends exploring the beautiful state with her fiancé. She is always open to advice on where to go next! Betsey enjoys DIY crafts, painting and knitting when the weather is below 20 degrees.
Cheryl Naylor, PT, DPT
Originally from Boston, Cheryl made her way out west after graduating with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009. She has over 7 years of experience in group exercise instruction, fitness program development, and personal training amassed while earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology followed by her DPT at the University of Rhode Island. Always a fitness enthusiast, she has a background of certifications in PiYo (Pilates/Yoga fusion), Pfilates (pelvic floor Pilates), Punk Rope, as well as Athletics and Fitness Association of America Group Exercise Instructor and Personal Trainer credentials.
Cheryl began her professional career in Lake Tahoe, Nevada with a primary focus in orthopedics and sports medicine. She quickly developed a special interest in pelvic therapy while practicing under the mentorship of advanced pelvic practitioner and myofascial release specialist, Jane O’Brien Franczak, MSPT, WCS.
While practicing in Tahoe, Cheryl also obtained her 300 hour Yoga Therapist certificate from the Ananda Seva Mission in Santa Rosa, California in 2012. Although she’s no longer teaching yoga on the shores of Lake Tahoe, she is very passionate about the numerous benefits of yoga and strives to incorporate the eight limbs of traditional yoga practice into her patients treatment plans whenever possible.
Seeking to further her education in the field of pelvic health, Cheryl was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy and Post-partum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Her areas of expertise reach from pregnancy related pain/dysfunction, post-partum complications, high risk/special population pregnancy to urinary and fecal incontinence, prolapse, and pelvic pain. Cheryl is constantly seeking to further her education in the field of pelvic health through collaborations with local medical professionals, the fitness community, and her physical therapy colleagues.
Cheryl loves to travel and chooses to volunteer her skills while abroad whenever possible. She has made 2 trips to San Pedro, Guatemala to provide physical therapy with her fellow Rhode Island colleagues to the people of the volcanic highlands region of Lake Atitlan. She has gained immeasurable insight into universal care through these experiences and hopes to continue with these broadening adventures throughout her career.
In addition to traveling, when outside the clinic, Cheryl also enjoys skiing, running, exploring the Colorado backcountry, and teaching manners to her dog, Frank.
After spending 10 years teaching early childhood education, Alainya decided to leave her California roots to pursue her other passion by working with people and patients in the Healthcare environment here in Colorado. Over the past 5 years she has worked for several major Denver area hospitals where she managed Front Desk and Admission Services and Communications and Guest and Hospitality Services. In June of 2014 she joined the N2 Family and now serves as the Admin/Office Manager for our Denver location. Along with being a busy mom of 2 children, she enjoys curling up with a good book or magazine, cooking and baking, singing, watching movies and spending time with her husband and children outdoors in beautiful Colorado!
Pam graduated from the University of Nebraska with a degree in social work. She worked in a Long Term Care Facility as the Social Work Director for several years prior to joining N2PT. Pam is the N2PT compliance and quality assurance officer, and loves her new job! When she is not working she enjoys being with her family. She is married to Randy, and has three children and four grandchildren.