About Northgate Physical Therapy, P.C.

We are physical therapists that deliver fast and reliable customer service. We are experienced and ready for pain management. We never compromise on quality, and our services are always executed with precision and care. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge, combined with ability, is what makes us a true professional. Above all, we are watchful of our customer's interests and make their concerns the basis of our clinic.

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Phone: (719) 247-8916
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We are physical therapists that deliver fast and reliable customer service. We are experienced and ready for pain management. We never compromise on quality, and our services are always executed with precision and care. Our distinction is the quality of service we bring to our customers. Accurate knowledge, combined with ability, is what makes us true professionals. Above all, we are watchful of our customer's interests and make their concerns the basis of our clinic.

Dr. Rebecca Story Dunbar, PT, DPT, MTC, Cert. DN

Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, Boston, MA

ABOUT

Dr. Rebecca Story Dunbar, PT, DPT, MTC, Cert. DN

Education:

• Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 2022
• Master of Physical Therapy from University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 2003
• Bachelor of Science from University of Mary, cum laude, Bismarck, ND, 2002
• Bachelor of Science from Boston University, Boston, MA, 1995

Experience/Certifications:

• Owner of Northgate Physical Therapy, P.C., 2013 to present
• Published “Neurodynamics in LBP: A Case Series” in the International Journal of Clinical Studies & Medical Case Reports 2023
• Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) from American Academy of Manipulative Therapy 2023
• Manual Therapy Certification (MTC), 2017 to present
• Trained in Functional Dry Needling with Kinetacore, 2013
• Trained in Neural Mobilization with Neurodynamic Solutions, 2008
• Adjunct physical therapy instructor for University of Mary, 2007 to 2016
• Director of Excel Physical Therapy, P.C. 2007-2013
• Certified in Spinal Manipulation (HVLA), 2005
• Physical therapy volunteer coordinator for the Pikes Peak Ascent and Marathon, 2003 to 2012
• New England and Golden Gloves Featherweight Champion, 1997 and 1998
• Boxing instructor and coach, 1993 to 1999


Originally from Boston, I moved to Colorado in 2003. I love the Colorado scenery during my runs, hikes, and ski trips.

Dr. Ben Saunders, PT, DPT, MTC, ACSM-EP, Cert. DN

Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Mary, Bismarck, ND

ABOUT

Dr. Ben Saunders, PT, DPT, MTC, ACSM-EP, Cert. DN

Education:

• Doctorate of Physical Therapy from University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 2014

• Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, in Exercise Science from University of Mary, Bismarck, ND, 2011

Experience/Certifications:

• Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) from University of St Augustine
• Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM-EP)
• Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) from American Academy of Manipulative Therapy
• Trained in Neural Mobilization with Neurodynamic Solutions
• Adjunct physical therapy instructor for University of Mary, 2014 to 2016
• Personal Trainer, 2012 to 2014


I moved to Colorado in 2014 and have enjoyed living here since. If I'm not in the mountains snowboarding, hiking, and backpacking with my dog, Gracie, I enjoy getting into the weight room or playing tennis.

Kaela Cotton, PT, DPT, ACSM-EP, Cert. DN

Doctorate of Physical Therapy from South College, Knoxville, TN

ABOUT

Kaela Cotton, PT, DPT, ACSM-EP, Cert. DN

Education:

• Doctorate of Physical Therapy from South College, Knoxville, TN, 2023

• Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science: Pre-Professional from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, 2021

Experience/Certifications:

• Certification in Dry Needling (Cert. DN) from American Academy of Manipulative Therapy

• Certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine

• Trained in Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy


I am an East Coast native who moved to Colorado in 2022 with my husband, who is on active duty in the Space Force. In my free time, you can find me in the mountains hiking and fishing with my husband and dogs or cuddled up inside working on quilts with a warm cup of coffee.

Gracie

ABOUT

Gracie

I was brought to a rescue in Denver before being adopted and finding my “furever” home. I love being a part of the pack at work and bringing smiles to patients. You can find me on the trails on the weekends getting in miles or at the front of the kayak soaking up sunshine.