Clinical Staff

 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 Ohio & is happy to be serving the Greater Denver community. He is one of rare medical professionals in the area with a Titleist Performance Institute certification; he is passionate about helping golfers & other athletes return to and perform their best at their sport. His current rehabilitation interests lie in evaluation and treatment of low back & neck pain, chronic conditions, functional dry needling & instrumented soft tissue mobilization, though David’s education and training allows him to tackle whatever his patients throw at him. David played club hockey at Ohio State University and still enjoys playing. He and his wife currently enjoy all that Colorado has to offer from skiing and snowboarding, to hiking and camping, as well as festivals and time with friends and family.  

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 education, Laura has become well-versed in biomechanics, certified in functional dry needling, and trained in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. Laura’s training has instilled an excellent background in movement, manual therapy, & function, helping her to develop the skills identify the underlying dysfunction & 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, travel, and athletics. Her love for sports and connection to people led her to her career in physical therapy. Laura devotes her free time to the outdoors by way of hiking, skiing, time with family and friends, playing volleyball, & spending weekends with her lab Hattie.  

 Breana Koffler

Physical Therapist / MSPT, MTC, ATC, PMA®-CPT

Breana has been in the healthcare field for 20 years. She attained her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training from the University of Findlay. She moved to Colorado in 2000 for her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University. She attained a Pilates certification through Polestar Pilates Education and is a Certified Pilates Teacher (CPT) through Pilates Method Alliance. Throughout her practice of physical therapy, she  tries to emphasize the integration of manual therapy, Pilates and functional dry needling. This combined approach facilitates efficient movement behavior enabling the client to correct their dysfunctional movement patterns. Breana assists clients in recovering from anything from musculoskeletal and orthopedic injuries to 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. Employing education and awareness, as well as empowerment to her clients are the benchmark of her practice. In her free time, Breana enjoys being with her family, traveling, hiking, trail running golfing, reading, cooking and adventures with her kids & husband!  
 

Phil Koffler, MSPT, MTC

Owner / Physical Therapist, Certified Manual Therapist

Phil established LoDo Physical Therapy in order to provide the Denver 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 development, experience and extensive post-graduate training. Phil obtained his Master’s 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 firmly 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.  

Office Staff

 Danielle Brunette

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Clinic Manager

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.