Rehabilitation Services Staff

Physical Therapists

Louie Carder, PT, MSPT, Director: Louie graduated from The University of Mississippi in 2006 with his Master's degree in Physical Therapy.  He spent time working as a physical therapist in Mississippi, Tennessee and Washington before settling in Colorado.  Louie specializes in orthopedic injuries and sports medicine.  Being trained in multiple manual therapy techniques, he utilizes High Velocity Low Amplitude thrust techniques, The McKenzie Method, The Maitland Approach, and The Mulligan Concept for hands-on approach to patient treatment.  He is working towards his functional dry needling certification and has finished all kinesiotaping courses.
Lucy Morgan, PT, Assistant Director: Lucy was born and grew up in Australia. She received her degree from Cumberland College of Health Sciences in Sydney. After graduating, Lucy gained a wide range of experience working in Australia, England and Switzerland. Prior to moving to the United Sates, she had a private practice in North Queensland, Australia where she specialized in orthopedics and sports medicine. Lucy moved to Aspen for the winter in 1990, and she has been the assistant director of Physical Therapy since 1993. She continues to specialize in orthopedics and sport physical therapy, as well as providing hydrotherapy and ergonomic assessments for Aspen Valley Hospital.
Jaclynn Derosier, PT, (Snowmass Club PT Manager):  Jaclynn received her Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked for Aspen Valley Hospital since 1982 and offers physical therapy services at the Snowmass Club in Snowmass Village. Her specialties include orthopedics, manual therapy, osteoporosis, craniosacral mobilization and pilates/yoga based rehabilitation. She is also a NSCA certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, water fitness instructor and is certified in the Polestar pilates-based rehabilitation method.
Suzanne Scheer, PT, (Snowmass Club PT):  Suzanne attended the University of Colorado, Boulder, graduating in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in Economics/Italian.  After a two year hiatus in the Rocky Mountains, she returned to CU to pursue a course of study in Physical Therapy.  She finished her graduate studies at the Sargent School of Allied Health, Boston University in 1991. After graduation, Suzanne returned west, working in Denver at Rose Medical Center and Craig Hospital specializing in spinal cord injury and tramatic brain injury.  She eventually returned to the Roaring Fork Valley where she has worked for the past fifteen years.

Lisa Pranno, PT, DPT, GCS:  Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Lisa received her Degree in Physical Therapy at McGill University in 1996.  She moved to the US in 1997 and has worked with various patient populations in hospital and clinic settings. She moved to Aspen in 2007 and has been working consistently for AVH Physical Therapy at its various locations. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2001, Lisa is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Geriatric Physical Therapy. She completed her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013 at Arcadia University. She currently works with the hospital's inpatient population, facilitating mobility, strength, and safe discharge home for persons with medical, neurological, or orthopedic conditions.

Katie McManus, PT, MSPT: Katie has been a licensed physical therapist since 1998 and specializes in treating patients with orthopedic disorders. She is a native of Aspen, graduated from Aspen High School and received her B.S. at Boston College and her master's of Physical Therapy at Touro College in New York. Her focuses include total joint replacement, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, fractures, general orthopedics and manual therapy which she has studied through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy. Katie is certified in TRX training, which she enjoys incorporating into her treatments. 
Amy Bumgarner, PT, MSPT: Amy has been a licensed physical therapist since 2003. She is a native of Big Stone Gap, Virginia, received her B.S. at Roanoke College in Salem, VA and her master's of Physical Therapy at the University of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, IN. Throughout her career, Amy has practiced in acute care, acute inpatient and outpatient rehab, in both rural and urban settings.  Most recently, Amy served as an assistant professor and clinical coordinator for the Jefferson College of Health Sciences Physical Therapist Assistant Program in Roanoke, Virginia.  Amy has special clinical interest in neurological conditions, including traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury, as well as general orthopedic conditions.  Her goal is to treat her patients with balanced and personalized programs, using a variety of techniques to maximize independence in return to work, recreation and daily activities.
Katie Powell, PT, DPT: Katie is originally from Rhode Island and graduated with both her undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Boston University. She has been a licensed physical therapist since 2008 and is a certified upper extremity lymphedema therapist.  Katie has previously worked as an inpatient therapist at a level one trauma center in Boston where she had experience treating patients with a wide range of complex medical, neurological and orthopedic diagnoses.  She has also worked at a pediatric burn hospital and continues to enjoy working with our pediatric population in Aspen. 
Stephanie Ryan, PT, DPT: Stephanie holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado and graduated from Franklin Pierce University earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. As a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, Stephanie specializes in sports and orthopedic rehabilitation, manual therapy, ergonomics and functional rehabilitation. She has attended multiple continuing education courses on Muscle Energy Techniques, advancements in taping techniques and she is certified in Functional Dry Needling.
Kimber Kurr, PT, DPT:  Kimber earned her undergraduate degree from University of Illinois and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a board certified pediatric clinical specialist. She completed a residency program in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She has also worked at Children’s Hospital Boston, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and on the pediatric floor at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. As a pediatric clinical specialist, she is experienced in treating all conditions and injuries affecting children from birth to 18 years, including sports medicine, neurological, congenital, orthopedic, oncologic, developmental delay and cardiopulmonary conditions. She also has experience working with adult neurological conditions and evaluation and treatment of post-concussion syndrome in children and adults.  Kimber believes in comprehensive and individualized patient and family-centered care.
Ellen Barlow PT, DPT:  Ellen completed a B.S in nutritional science at the University of New Hampshire prior to earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Simmons College, Boston in 2010. She spent time working as an acute care, outpatient and home health therapist in New Hampshire and Oregon prior to moving to Colorado.  She has worked with a wide variety of patient populations including neurologic (MS, Parkinson’s Disease, stroke and spinal cord rehabilitation), amputees, geriatrics, sports medicine and orthopedics.  Her current focus is sports medicine/orthopedics with manual therapy as well as geriatrics and neurological disease/condition.  Ellen utilizes a variety of manual therapy techniques from her training including High-Velocity Low-Amplitude thrust techniques, the Mulligan Concept, and functional dry needling to create and individualized treatment approach. 
Kate Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS: Kate graduated from Northeastern University in 2006 with a Master's Degree in Physical Therapy, completing her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009. Originally from Maine, Kate split her time over 10 years between being a winter seasonal PT in Aspen and traveling for work with her husband, James. In addition to Colorado, she has worked in Maine, Massachusetts, Hawaii and Alaska. Kate is a board certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist (FSBPT) and a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA). She is also certified in Functional Dry Needling. Kate's style of PT is to 'do what works', catering each patient or client's program to his or her desired outcomes. Whether it be returning to work pain free, learning to walk again or skiing moguls, she has many tools in her toolbox to achieve these goals. This includes manual therapy, taping techniques and proper exercise instruction.
James Spencer, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS: James graduated from Northeastern University in Boston in 2006 with his Master's Degree in Physical Therapy and later earned his Doctorate from Northeastern as well. James is a Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedics (FSBPT), a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and trained in dry needling. He has acquired training and experience in many different settings across the country, including working directly with the Boston Celtics for a year. Outside of the clinic, he acts in a variety of leadership roles within the American Physical Therapy Association, both in Colorado and nationally. James believes in a balanced and individual approach to therapy centered around hands-on treatment and exercises supported by a variety of other treatment techniques as needed by the individual patient. 
Elle Stark, PT, DPT: Elle was born and raised in Aspen. She graduated from Aspen High School and received her Bachelor's from Colorado State University in Environmental Health.  She finished her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Connecticut in 2018.  She spent the last 10 years in and out of the Roaring Fork Valley, spending time living, working and studying in Oregon, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Argentina. She is an avid skier having taught children and adults for 10 seasons locally and abroad. She is also a CrossFit Level One Trainer (CF-L1) holding a specialty certification in Mobility. She believes that functional fitness and using movement to its full potential are keys to recovering after injury, preventing injury and improving quality of life.

Occupational Therapists

Krista Fox, OTR/L: Krista was drawn to the holistic nature of Occupational Therapy and received her degree in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 2000. After completing fieldwork in chronic pain management in Seattle, Washington and rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury in Christchurch, New Zealand, she joined the rehabilitation team at Aspen Valley Hospital in 2003.  She has special interest in the rehabilitation and prevention of upper extremity injury and has extensive training in hand therapy and splint fabrication.
She was instrumental in establishing the Head Injury Team at Aspen Valley Hospital in 2014 with the goal of improving inpatient, outpatient and long term care of individuals that have sustained a concussion/brain injury. She also provides community education regarding brain injury prevention, awareness and support. She regularly treats patients with concussion/brain injury with a research-based focus on a structured return to daily activities, work/school and recreation.
Since 2004 she has been an active member of the Aspen Sister Cities Medical Exchange Program with Bariloche, Argentina. She has transported medical supplies and traveled to Bariloche with the exchange program six times to teach, learn and improve the care of patients in Bariloche. In 2013 she presented at an Argentine disability conference on topics including: exercise for patients with spinal cord injury, improving independence and caregiving for patients with cognitive impairment and accessibility/universal design.
Julie Glen, OTR/L, CHT: Julie earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University in California in 1997 and began her career working with inpatient orthopedics and neurological rehabilitation. In 2000 she changed her focus to specialize in hand rehabilitation including post surgical and traumatic injuries of the hand and upper extremity. Julie moved to the Roaring Fork Valley 2005 and works with many of the doctors and surgeons in the area.  She became a Certified Hand Therapist in 2006 and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.  Julie has developed a passion for evaluation and treatment of individualized hand and upper therapy programs to meet the needs of her patients.
Matt Moschetto, MS, OTR/L: Matt is originally from Connecticut, where he graduated with his Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Sacred Heart University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut. He excels in treatment of orthopedic injuries of the upper extremity and is pursuing specialty certification as a Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Matt uses current therapeutic concepts for treatment including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilizations, Kinesio taping for upper extremity orthopedic conditions and is a member of the American Society of Hand Therapists.
Marissa Meinema, MS, OTR/L: Marissa graduated from Western Michigan University in 2016 where she received her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. She has developed a passion working with a variety of diagnoses including orthopedic injuries, traumatic brain injuries, post-concussive syndrome, stroke and other neurological conditions. Marissa is currently pursuing her certification to become a certified brain injury specialist (CBIS). Marissa loves being an Occupational Therapist and feels it allows her the opportunity to guide and support patients in regaining independence and participation in valued activities.

Speech Therapists

Lizzy Ransbottom, M.A., CCC-SLP: Lizzy received her Bachelor's Degree in Speech and Hearing Therapy from Purdue University, followed by her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Ball State University. Lizzy has experience working with patients across the life span in various settings, including the public school system, early intervention, home health therapy services, and at specialized autism treatment centers. She regularly attends Continuing Edcation Courses to remain up-to-date on current research and evidence-based practices. She is passionate about helping her patients receive the care they deserve to help increase independence in daily life. Lizzy joined the Aspen Valley Hospital team in October 2016 to build a Speech-Language Pathology program that offers therapeutic services within the field's full scope of practice to best meet the needs of the community. Her practice includes treatment in the areas of cognition, brain injury and post-concussive syndrome, feeding and swallowing, autism, voice, Parkinson's disease, resonance, fluency, speech production, language and auditory rehabilitation. 


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