We were established in 2010 by our owner and practicing physical therapist, Katie Ferrington, with a goal of emphasizing excellence in quality care while providing a warm, welcoming, and patient-oriented environment.
All Ability Physical Therapy clinics are following the most up to date guidelines from the CDC as well as local governmental agencies. We will continue to operate under the guidance of the CDC, CDPHE, DORA and the APTA. We are doing everything we can to keep our patients safe and minimize the potential for virus transmission. We have increased our efforts to disinfect our offices and everything in them based on specific CDC guidelines for COVID-19. Additionally, staff have been educated regarding heightened hand hygiene guidelines.
We ask that patients who are exhibiting possible signs of COVID-19 to refrain from coming to our offices based on CDC recommendations. Most common early signs are fever, cough, or flu like symptoms. Please visit the CDC’s website for more information, or call your primary care provider if you think you may have symptoms.
We take a holistic approach to treatment and believe in evidence-based practices; We stay current with the latest research and treatment techniques in order to treat the patient as a whole (mind, spirit, and body). Whether you are injured, recovering post-operation, managing a condition, or wishing to improve your athletic performance, our goal is to maximize your functionality. Afterall, our motto is, “We restore your Ability to Live, Work, and Play.”
We accept most major commercial health insurances, Medicare, Medicaid, and have cash pay options available.
We believe that our patients benefit most from individualized care specific to their condition(s). That’s why all patients receive one-on-one care with an experience and licensed physical therapist with advanced specialized training. At Ability Physical Therapy, we are committed to providing the best service and most effective long-lasting care.
We accept most major commercial health insurances (see list below), Medicare, Medicaid, and have cash pay options available. Please contact us to verify coverage or discuss our cash pay options!
Katie graduated from Colorado State in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science degree. In 2007, she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Florida. Katie has advanced training in manual therapy techniques including myofascial release, advanced spinal examination and treatment, and advanced extremity manipulation techniques. In 2009, Katie began advancing her training in pelvic floor physical therapy and now enjoys helping both men and women with pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction, sexual dysfunction, and the OB population pre and postpartum. In 2011, Katie completed her advanced coursework and training for trigger point dry needling, including needling for the pelvic floor.
Katie has a passion working in the outpatient clinic environment and has become a specialist in pelvic floor treatments. She enjoys treating patients in order for them to return to their life, sport, or recreational activity as soon as possible.
Katie opened Ability Physical Therapy in Lafayette in 2010, intent on bringing quality and uniqueness of patient care deserving of the Boulder County population. She strives to create a clinic focused on personalized patient care using advanced manual treatments and evidence based exercise prescription in a warm, fun, and welcoming environment.
Katie is a mom to 2 girls, Harper and Emery who keep her on the move. Her husband, Nic, is a system’s engineer for LASP – part of CU. For sport, Katie is an adventure racer and race director and really enjoys running, mountain biking, kayaking and being in the great outdoors…preferably with a map and compass in the middle of nowhere. You can watch her on Amazon Prime’s show, Eco Challenge - World’s Toughest Race.
Kurt Roeser is Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist working primarily with running related injuries at his clinic Boulder Run Physio in Niwot, CO. As a former collegiate cross country and track and field athlete, Kurt continues to enjoy training with Boulder Harriers coached by Steve Jones and competing in running races locally and across the country. He is a 2020 and 2024 Olympic Marathon Team Trials qualifier with a PB of 2:17:25. He is passionate about staying up to date with current research and providing high quality physical therapy care to help individuals get out of pain and improve their function in daily life and athletics. Kurt and his wife Tracy enjoy spending time outdoors exploring Colorado with their daughter Greta.
Hometown - Naples, Florida
University of Florida, Doctor of Physical Therapy 2012
University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology 2009
Sydney grew up in Lone Tree, Colorado and graduated from the University of Denver in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She and her now husband decided to venture out of Colorado and explore the east coast for a few years, and spent 3 years living in Durham, North Carolina where Sydney earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Duke University. She loves being able to treat patients of all ages, but is especially passionate about working with the adolescent population through sport-specific rehabilitation, and individuals with neurological disorders. She considers each patient as an individual with a unique story, and works with her patients to develop the right treatment plan for them and encourage them throughout each phase of their rehabilitation.
Sydney grew up playing soccer and swimming, and was a competitive swimmer up until college. During college, Sydney developed a passion for biking and running, and competed in several triathlons in Colorado. Today, Sydney continues to enjoy road biking, running, hiking, swimming, skiing, playing tennis and pickleball with her husband, hanging out with her family and friends, and reading.
Rachel graduated from Quinnpiac University's accelerated Physical Therapy program in 2010 with a Masters in physical therapy and bachelors in health science. Rachel grew up in New England and spent half her summers in Texas. She moved to Colorado immediately after graduation. Rachel enjoys treating many diagnoses and has a special love for vestibular therapy. She strives to treat each client holistically and enjoys blending manual, vestibular and exercise techniques that she learns over the years. Her ultimate goal is to foster empowerment and physical independence in her clients to the degree that they are able.
Rachel enjoys spending time with her blended family of 6. She enjoys traveling, jogging, reading, DIY and yoga. Rachel has been known to change hair styles frequently so if you are a returning patient, don't be alarmed if you don't recognize this practitioner from your prior PT experience.
Brittney is originally from Wisconsin, and complete her undergraduate degree at Marquette University in Exercise Physiology. While at Marquette she competed in cross country and track and field. Her passion for physical therapy began with rehabbing several of her own injuries. Upon graduating, Brittney moved to Arizona where she completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University. During this time she also qualified for and ran the 2020 Olympic Marathon Trials and has qualified for the 2024 Marathon Trials as well with a personal best of 2:32. Additionally, she is certified in dry needling, myofascial cupping, and has taken countless courses on treatment and management of endurance athletes. When she is not running you can find her traveling with her husband or hiking with her black lab, Lola.
Abigail is a Hoosier and graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She then moved to Colorado and received her Associate of Occupational Studies degree to begin working as a physical therapist assistant. After doing travel PT in the PNW, she went on to receive her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Mercy College in New York. She has since had additional training to treat pelvic floor dysfunction in both men and women, and is certified in functional dry needling.Abigail loves working with a variety of people and has a passion for working with patients who are motivated to get better. She feels that true success in rehab requires consistency, empathy and perseverance, as well as open communication between the provider and patient.
When not treating her patients, Abigail enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, running, weight training, and doing anything outdoors. She has participated in multiple half marathons and sprint triathlons, and would like to get back into that level of training after she has her second child next June!
Sarah grew up in the Philadelphia area, where she developed a love for the outdoors, including camping, fishing, and hiking with her three siblings. After a family move to Ann Arbor, Sarah received her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where she ran track and cross country. During this time, she became interested in the field of physical therapy while battling multiple injuries that impacted her ability to compete. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, during which time she also trained for and ran two marathons, including the 2022 Boston Marathon. She was drawn to the Boulder area through her love of both running and the outdoors. Sarah is passionate about working with runners, helping them to prevent injury, as well as aiding in their recovery. She wants to help others get back to doing what they love.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Lindsey moved to Boulder in 1993 to attend the University of Colorado-Boulder, where she graduated with her BS in Kinesiology In 1997. After a brief departure to Massachusetts, where she graduated from U-Mass Lowell in 2002 with an MSPT, Lindsey returned to Boulder to follow her dream of working as an outpatient orthopedic practitioner with the healthy and like-minded athletic population of Boulder. When not treating her patients, Lindsey enjoys spending time with her family and training for Ironman triathlons, marathons, open water swim races, and cycling fondos. Lindsey loves to share her enjoyment of sport with her patients and get them back on the road to success!
Tammy graduated from North Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Belmont University. Tammy grew up in Minnesota, but fell in love with Colorado on a rock climbing road trip and knew it was where she wanted to land after finishing school. Tammy is passionate about partnering with individuals to regain independence and improve their quality of life. She has a special interest in treating the oncology population and plans to pursue advanced education in this area of PT.
Tammy enjoys all things outdoors. Whenever possible she can often be found rock climbing, hiking, cross country skiing, backpacking, or camping. Her and her husband also love spending time training their rescue pup.
Kelsey is a Midwest native and she graduated from University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha. She has advanced training to treat pelvic floor dysfunction in women including pelvic pain and bowel and bladder dysfunction, and is certified in functional dry needling as well.
Kelsey has been working in an outpatient clinic for many years. She loves the challenge of meeting all types of people in the outpatient setting, and has a passion for working with patients with orthopedic conditions, balance dysfunction, neurological and vestibular disorders and pelvic floor dysfunction. It is her goal to get every patient back to their maximum level of function, whether it be so they can spend time with their grandchildren, return to recreational activities or compete in professional sports.
Relocating to Boulder, CO from Louisville, NE was an easy choice for Kelsey, as being outside is a passion for her. She has been an athlete for as long as she can remember, starting with racing motocross at the age of nine. At 17 she began training muay thai (a martial art similar to kickboxing) and competed as an amateur and semi-pro for over a decade in addition to being certified as a Khun Khru (instructor) through the World Thai Boxing Association. Now an avid mountain biker, she has taken her love of extreme sports to racing downhill mountain biking at the professional level in Colorado and the surrounding states. She spends the rest of her free time as a volunteer Board of Director member, Skill Instructor and Ride Guide leader for the Boulder Mountainbike Alliance, a non-profit organization that works to improve mountain biking trails and advocacy in the front range.
Rebecca has worked in office administrator roles for multiple health services firms, where she find enjoyment in contributing to people’s health and well being and meeting new people every day. She is a very active, energetic outdoors enthusiast and certified Essentrics Instructor. She loves animals, specifically reptiles and dogs. In her free time, Rebecca loves hiking, water skiing, snow skiing, frisbee golfing, snow shoeing, reading, and spending time with her amazing family.
Rachel was born and raised in Indianapolis, IN. She has an identical twin sister, Lindsey, and a younger sister, Mary, who she played volleyball with year-round throughout high school. Rachel attended the beautiful Indiana University in Bloomington, IN to pursue her bachelors degree in Exercise Science, and then she headed back north to Indianapolis for her Physical Therapy degree.
As a child, Rachel began coming to Colorado with her family to ski. She loves being outdoors, being active, and she loves a good adventure. So when she graduated from PT school, a move to Colorado seemed like a natural transition. Rachel is passionate about using Manual therapy and exercise training as part of regular treatments for various body impairments. She enjoys working with patients of all ages to address their needs, including low back and neck pain, post-operative strength deficits, and sports-related injuries. Rachel is also certified in pelvic floor therapy, and enjoys serving this population in the Boulder area.
Jessie earned her Bachelor of Science in Education studying Pre-Physical Therapy from the University of Dayton in 2018. In 2021 she completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University. She was born in Dayton, OH, however Jessie’s family moved to Longmont, Colorado when she was 8 years old. After graduating from Duke, Jessie was excited to move back to the mountains and sunny Colorado skies to serve the Boulder County community she grew up in.
In high school Jessie competed in cross country, track, and swimming which led to a few orthopedic injuries which required PT. These experiences ultimately ignited her interest in the profession which only grew as she progressed through schooling. Now she enjoys treating the full spectrum of patients from young children to older adults and prioritizes a patient and therapist team-based approach to reach patient goals and promote their return to a healthy lifestyle. She is passionate about creating sustainable change in her patient’s lives and primarily uses a combination of exercise and manual therapy to address patient’s impairments holistically.
In her free time Jessie enjoys hiking, camping, baking, gardening, spending time with family, and has gotten into open-water swimming the past few years. She also enjoys her Zoom calls with her twin sister, Erin, who is currently living in New Mexico.
Throughout the year, we may have openings for full-time or part-time physical therapists or front office administrators. Are you interested in joining our amazing team?
If so, please email your resume and cover letter to [email protected] stating why you'd like to be part of Ability PT and what you're looking for in a position. If we're currently hiring or planning to, we'll let you know!