Collin tailors physical therapy services to meet the individual needs of each person. Services include precise prescription of therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, dry needling, and lifestyle changes. Collin’s goal is to help each person address barriers to movement.
As a high school athlete, Collin had an injury that limited his ability to walk, get dressed, put on his shoes, and get into and out of his car. A Physical Therapist helped him learn how to manage his condition and return to competition and day-to-day life without pain or limitations. That experience had a strong influence on his career path. He believes in physical therapy’s focus on integrating biology, movement, and education to help individuals overcome pain and barriers to movement. He is inspired by the body’s ability to adapt in response to stress and adversity.
Collin earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As an undergraduate student, Collin minored in Medical Anthropology, and during graduate school, had the opportunity to work in a variety of cultural settings, including China and the Dominican Republic. He finds the Dene’ Philosophy of Care, which puts the individual at the center of a whole-person approach to wellness, to be a fulfilling approach to care.
When he’s not serving un’ina, Collin can be found backcountry and cross-country skiing. He is inspired by Alaska’s winter landscape. He also enjoys running, mountain biking, backpacking, woodworking, and reading. His personal accomplishments include running a marathon in less than three hours; learning to backcountry ski; and completing the Mount Marathon race in Seward in under an hour.