Phil Koffler, MSPT, MTC
Owner / Physical Therapist, Certified Manual Therapist
Phil established LoDo Physical Therapy in order to provide the community with the highest quality physical therapy services available anywhere in Colorado. He chose to establish a clinic where all physical therapists have more than a decade of experience and extensive post-graduate training.
Phil obtained his Physical Therapy degree from Regis University and completed his certification in Manual Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine. His strong background in orthopaedics and biomechanics is complemented by comprehensive training in manual therapy and functional dry needling. Phil has taught at the doctorate level, and he believes that his primary mission is educating and empowering his patients. He appreciates the challenge that every patient brings and enjoys solving the “puzzle” that others have missed.
In his free time, Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and their two children, doing research, fishing, hunting, and traveling.
David J. Vanas, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist, TPI Certified
David received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver. Prior to that he graduated with his Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from The Ohio State University. David is originally from Mentor, Ohio and happy to be serving the Denver community. David is one of few medical professionals in the area with a Titleist Performance Institute certification, as he is passionate about helping golfers and athletes return to and perform their best at their sport.
His current rehabilitation interests lie in evaluation and treatment of low back and neck pain, chronic conditions, functional dry needling and instrumented soft tissue mobilization, though David’s education & training allows him to tackle whatever his patients throw at him.
David played club hockey at Ohio State and continues to enjoy playing hockey. He and his fiance currently enjoy all that Colorado has to offer- everything from skiing and snowboarding, to hiking and camping, as well as festivals and time with friends & family.
Physical Therapist / MSPT, MTC, ATC, PMA®-CPT
Breana has been in the healthcare field since 1998. She attained her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from the University of Findlay, Ohio (1999). Breana moved to Colorado in 2000 to earn her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University. She attained her Pilates education through Polestar Pilates Education and is a Certified Pilates Teacher through Pilates Method Alliance. Breana is also a mentor for Polestar courses and students today.
Throughout her practice of physical therapy, she truly enjoys the integrated successful approach of manual therapy, Pilates and functional dry needling. This combined approach facilitates efficient movement behavior enabling the client to correct their dysfunctional movement patterns and therefore live a healthy and desirable lifestyle. Dysfunctional movement, whether from an injury, age or habitual lifestyle, is a direct source of tissue/body breakdown, which leads to pain and decline in the quality of one’s life.
Breana assists clients in recovering from a variety of musculoskeletal, orthopedic and postural dysfunctions of the spine, pelvis and extremities. In addition, she provides care for chronic and post-operative conditions, sport and work-related injuries as well as problems that arise from motor vehicle accidents. Education, awareness, and empowering clients are at the forefront of her treatment approach.
In her free time, Breana enjoys being with her family and traveling. Her favorite activities are hiking, golfing, trail running, reading, cooking and adventures with her kids!
Laura Lund, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist / FAFS, CAFS, CMTPT, ASTYM Cert
Laura, originally from Kansas City, comes to LoDo Physical Therapy from Overland Park, KS. She completed her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas, followed by her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Through her continued education, Laura has become experienced in biomechanics, certified in functional dry needling, and trained in Applied Functional Science thorough the Gray Institute. Laura’s training has instilled a strong background in both movement and manual therapy. Laura developed the skills to analyze biomechanics to identify the underlying dysfunction and determine the true cause of pain. She is committed to empowering clients and helps them achieve their goals.
She has a great passion for athletics, adventure and traveling. Her love for sports and connection to people led her to a career in physical therapy. In her free time Laura devotes herself to the outdoors. She enjoys hiking, skiing, playing sand volleyball, and spending time with her family and friends; including her lab Hattie.
A native of Bay City, Michigan, Danielle is a transplant to Denver as of the summer of 2015. With previous experience in other rehabilitation practices, and a degree from Saginaw Valley State University in Psychology, Business & Sociology, Danielle has been welcomed to our practice by the staff and patients.
As the Clinic Manager and Administrator at LoDo Physical Therapy, she is focused on delivering top-quality client service and is happy to assist you with all of your insurance, scheduling, and other needs. Dedicated to ensure an efficient and comfortable visit, patient care is her utmost priority and she understands how important it is to have a staff you can trust, in all aspects of rehabilitation therapy.
Danielle relocated here with her golden retriever, Reagan. Their interests include watching college & professional sports (particularly- The University of Michigan), hiking, being outdoors, trying new restaurants, spending time with friends, and exploring all the Denver and Colorado have to offer.