About Us

Ability Physical Therapy

Ability Physical Therapy is a physical therapy provider with four Colorado clinics: LafayetteLongmont, Arvada, and Niwot (as Boulder Run Physio).

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.

Care & specialties

Our COVID-19 Protocol

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.

Our Physical TherapyTreatment Approach

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 Are a Team ofPhysical Therapy Specialists

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.

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We Are OpenMonday to Friday 8:00AM - 6:00PM

Appointments are available to be scheduled from 7:15AM - 6:45PM.

Payment & Insurance

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!

  • Access Advantage (Medicare Advantage)
  • Access Health Benefit Solutions
  • Aetna (PPO, HMO, POS)
  • Align Networks, Inc
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Child Health Plans Plus (CHP+)
  • Choice Care PPO
  • Cigna
  • Colorado Access
  • Corvel
  • Cypress Care
  • GoldenRule
  • Great West
  • Hartford
  • Health Systems International (HIS) Workman’s Compensations
  • Heartland Therapy Provider Network (HTPN)
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • MedRisk
  • Optum Health
  • PHCS/Multiplan
  • Pinnacol
  • Secure Horizons
  • TechHealth
  • Traveler’s
  • United Health Care
  • United Health Care Medicare Solutions
  • Universal SmartComp
  • UMR
If you do not see your insurance listed, please contact us to verify coverage.
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Our Staff Members

Katie Ferrington, PT, DPT

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.

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Kurt Roeser, PT, DPT, OCS

Board Certified Specialist in Orthopedic Physical therapy.

Kurt Roeser is the physical therapist behind BOULDER RUN PHYSIO, Ability Physical Therapy's Niwot location. 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 including the 2020 Olympic Marathon Team Trials. 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, cooking, lifting and running together.

Hometown: Naples, Florida.
Education: University of Florida, Doctor of Physical Therapy 2012 | University of Florida, Bachelor of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology 2009

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Lindsey DeNeen, MSPT

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!

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Tammy Joe, PT, DPT

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.

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Kelsey Wisinski, PT, DPT

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.

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Kristina Larson, PTA

Kristina graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, and a minor in Sports Medicine. While attending Mankato, she participated on the women’s soccer team. Post-graduation she returned back to her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska where she continued her education earning her degree from Clarkson College, as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2016. Kristina has a passion for working in the outpatient clinic environment for the endless opportunities of treating physical conditions for all age groups. She is skilled in manual techniques such as cupping to provide a range of healing benefits often used to release tension and restrictions to the skin and muscles. Kristina and her husband, Travis, enjoy working out, going on hikes, and camping in their free time. Both being from the Midwest, Colorado has brought great outdoor adventures and sightseeing.

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Rebecca Satterlee, Office Admin

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.

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Randi Steiner PT, DPT

Randi attended Boston University for a six-year combined Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Physical Therapy program. After graduating in May 2021, she took some time to travel the country and fell in love with the Boulder area. Randi has a passion for treating patients with multiple diagnoses, low back pain, sports injuries, and neurological conditions. She is looking forward to continuing her education through manual therapy and dry needling certifications. As a physical therapist, she strives to see each patient as a whole person, and create a treatment plan based on their individual goals.

Randi grew up in New Jersey before moving to Boston, but is excited to take advantage of the many outdoor opportunities in Colorado.  In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing (snow and water), weight training, cycling, and cooking. She loves traveling whenever she has the chance and is always planning her next trip.

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Rachel Hidde, PT, DPT

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.

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Jessie McLaughlin, PT, DPT

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.

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Joel Crandall, PT, DPT

Joel earned his Bachelor of Science studying Psychology in 2007 from the University of Florida. He continued his education at his undergraduate alma mater, and Joel  earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy there in 2012. After graduating, he relocated to Colorado, and has been enjoying life near the mountains ever since.

Joel’s Specialties:

  • Spine related pain (neck, mid back, low back)
  • Post surgical rehabilitation
  • Nerve related disorders (Sciatica, neck and arm nerve pain)
  • Sports related injuries (Field and endurance based athletes)
  • Shoulder pain (Rotator cuff pathologies, Frozen Shoulder, Labral related pain, etc.)
  • Vestibular disorders (BPPV, cervicogenic dizziness, etc.)
  • Neurological disorders (Parkinson’s, Post stroke, spinal cord injury, etc.)
  • TMJ disorders

In his free time, Joel enjoys playing sports, hiking, backpacking, camping, snowboarding, reading in hammocks, cooking, and traveling. He currently plays on a Master’s Ultimate Frisbee team based out of Boulder and Denver who qualified to represent the United states at the world competition in Limerick, Ireland in 2022! He excels with working with patients of all age groups, from middle school athletes to post retirement morning walkers!

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Isaiah Faas, PT, DPT

Isaiah completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa in 2020. Prior to this he received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Winona State University.

Isaiah prefers to take a hands-on approach to therapy combining manual therapy techniques with corrective exercise prescription to decrease pain and improve function. He believes the treatment plan should be both collaborative and individualized to help meet patients’ goals and needs. His primary clinical areas of interest include shoulder, knee and hip injuries, ACL rehabilitation, sports injury rehabilitation, as well as treating CrossFit athletes. Isaiah is passionate about learning and has taken extensive continual education courses in knee and shoulder injury management. 

Originally from Minnesota, Isaiah and his wife moved to Colorado after falling in love with the area during his clinical internships. In his spare time, he enjoys staying active with running, weight training, biking and competing in all sports.

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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!