Our Mission

We help people move better, feel better and live their best life.

  • We deliver quality care and exceptional results.
  • We use evidence-based, effective treatments.
  • We provide exceptional patient experiences and outcomes.
  • We get patients back to doing what they love.

What We Value

North Boulder Physical Therapy is the practice others aspire to be. We strive to be the new standard in outpatient care and to have fun doing it.

Win Together

Win Together

We support others around us and work together to do big things. When one of us wins, we all win together.

Be Influential

Be Influential

We deliver exceptional results that impact our community and our profession. We are positive leaders.

Own Up

Own Up

We know what is expected, we work hard and we share this mentality with our teammates. When we miss, we own up, we learn and we grow.

Have Fun

Have Fun

We have fun and strive to be awesome. We do life better.

Give Back

Give Back

We give back to our community, our patients and our families. We make the difference.

Our Story

Forty years ago, North Boulder Physical Therapy opened as the region’s first physical therapy private practice with the vision to provide quality care to the community. Over forty years later, the practice has grown from the basement of Boulder Medical Center to four physical therapy clinics and a Pilates studio.

In 2019, Dane and Audrey Kelley purchased the practice. They are passionate about improving the lives of the people in the community. While the original vision remains, Dane and Audrey are moving the practice forward by focusing on evidence-based results for patients and continuing education and mentorship for the staff. North Boulder Physical Therapy continues to help the community be their best selves and live an active life.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of highly trained professionals dedicated to serving the needs of patients in Boulder, Westminster and Golden.

Zach Chandler

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, SCS, CSCS

Zach Chandler

PT, DPT, Cert. DN, SCS, CSCS

Zach is a Colorado native, having grown up in Boulder county. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Ithaca College in New York, where he also played NCAA Division III soccer. He received his doctorate in physical therapy in 2009, is a certified strength and conditioning specialist, completed a sports medicine residency in 2010, and is certified in dry needling. Zach specializes in sports and orthopedic care for patients of all ages, levels and disciplines. He employs a very goal-oriented approach with his patients. Zach is the older brother of quintuplet siblings, and his father is a former professional soccer player. He currently lives in Denver with his wonderful wife, Lauren, who is also a physical therapist. In his free time, he can be found skiing, mountain biking, camping, hiking, playing lawn games at the park, going to church, traveling or hanging out at home watching soccer.

Mary Kaye Pierce

Occupational Therapist, CHT

Mary Kaye Pierce

Occupational Therapist, CHT

Mary Kaye has been a certified hand therapist since 1991, the inaugural year for hand therapists certification. She is passionate about hand therapy and delivers quality care to all her patients. She helps each person in their unique way regain function after injury. Mary Kaye keeps up with current education and trends in the field. Her specialty is fabricating custom thermoplastic splints for post-injury and post-surgery. Mary Kaye uses a variety of splinting materials to achieve specific goals such as post-surgery protection, joint implants, fracture care and arthritic joint support. Mary Kaye and her husband, Ken, have four children. She enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities. She enjoys staying active and loves to hike, bike and swim.

Terri Handy

PT, MPT, MTC, ATC, CSCS, Cert. DN

Terri Handy

PT, MPT, MTC, ATC, CSCS, Cert. DN

Born in Pennsylvania, Terri earned her undergraduate degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts and her graduate degree from Hahnemann University in Pennsylvania. She is certified in manual therapy, athletic training, strength and conditioning and dry needling. Terri specialties include orthopedic physical therapy, sports rehabilitation, athletic training and postoperative rehabilitation. She enjoys volleyball, lacrosse, ultra-running, climbing 14ers, biking, cross-country skiing, gourmet cooking, reading and playing with her dogs.

Kathryn Proctor

PT, DPT, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Lymphedema Cert.

Kathryn Proctor

PT, DPT, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, Lymphedema Cert.

Kathryn is a South Carolina native and earned her bachelor’s of science in psychology from Wofford College before completing her doctorate in physical therapy from Columbia University in New York. She is an orthopedic clinical specialist and holds certifications in lymphedema therapy and dry needling. Her specialties include lymphedema, temporomandibular joint and outpatient sports rehabilitation focusing on runners, swimmers and cyclists. Kathryn has been a competitive swimmer from a young age and was an NCAA Division I cross country runner. When she’s not in the clinic, Kathryn enjoys hiking, running, biking, swimming and anything that allows her to spend time outside with her family.

Rani Helvey-Byers

PT, DPT

Rani Helvey-Byers

PT, DPT

Originally from Knoxville Tennessee, Rani earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Denver. Rani enjoys treating all patients and has a particular passion for working with those living with Parkinson’s disease, vertigo, headaches and osteoporosis. She is also a certified yoga teacher and enjoys incorporating therapeutic yoga poses into her treatment. In her free time, Rani likes hiking, dancing, cooking soul food and has recently began teaching herself clawhammer banjo.

Abigail Robson

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Abigail Robson

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Originally from Colorado, Abigail holds a bachelor’s of science in kinesiology, an associate in occupational studies and a doctorate in physical therapy. Before joining North Boulder Physical Therapy, she worked as a physical therapy assistant and as a traveling physical therapist, primarily in the pacific northwest. Abigail is certified in dry needling and looks forward to continuing her education in neuro and nutrition. Her hobbies include anything outdoors, running, weightlifting and training for races, with the goal of eventually training for a marathon. She has participated in sprint triathlons and half-marathons. Abigail is thrilled to be “back home” after being away from Colorado.

Jeff Paulsen

PT, DPT

Jeff Paulsen

PT, DPT

Jeff has been a practicing physical therapist since 2010. He earned a bachelor’s of science in exercise science from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2007. Soon after that, Jeff began his physical therapy education and graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado in 2010. He has several years of experience working in the outpatient setting, helping individuals with many different kinds of orthopedic injuries, as well as some experience in home health care. Jeff focuses on evidence-based treatments to improve movement and function. He uses the hands-on techniques and his knowledge of exercise and the body to help people get better. Jeff is a Colorado native, having grown up in the Denver area. He enjoys being active with sports and hiking the beautiful mountains in Colorado.

Whitney Benton

PTA

Whitney Benton

PTA

Whitney’s journey to a career in physical therapy was not the most conventional, but her lifelong passion for sports helped to push her to this career path. She has been a long-time horse enthusiast, which inspired her to earn a bachelor’s degree in equine science from Colorado State University. After graduating she started a career at Front Range Hippotherapy, where she worked directly with people with disabilities on a daily basis. After working in hippotherapy for three years, she realized her passion for helping people. This motivated her to pursue a career as a physical therapist assistant to help people recover and return to the activities they love. Whitney earned an associate of applied science, physical therapist assistant from Arapahoe Community College. She focuses on building relationships that will empower and educate her patients to heal and recover. Building trust and finding what motivates patients, with attention to their unique needs, are important to her. When Whitney is not at the clinic, you will find her trail running, hiking, skiing, playing soccer and traveling the world.

Sarah Trujillo

COTA/L

Sarah Trujillo

COTA/L

Sarah is a Colorado native, having grown up in Thornton. She graduated from Westwood College of Technology, where she earned an associate of applied science in occupational therapy assisting. With over 20 years of experience in hand therapy, she enjoys customizing clinic and home programs to fit her individual patient’s needs. Outside of the clinic, Sarah enjoys staying fit, weight training, running 5k races, vegetable gardening, camping throughout Colorado and hanging out with her husband and two children.

Lyndsey O’Keefe

PT, DPT, NCS

Lyndsey O’Keefe

PT, DPT, NCS

Lyndsey was born and raised in California, and attended Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles for her doctorate in physical therapy. She has practiced in various settings and recently became an APTA Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She is also certified as a PWR!Moves therapist for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. She is passionate about physical therapy and enjoys bringing fun and function into her treatment approach. She and her husband recently moved to Colorado and are so excited to take their love of hiking and camping to a new set of mountains.

Aaron Shaver

PT, DPT

Aaron Shaver

PT, DPT

A native of Boulder, Aaron grew up enjoying all Colorado has to offer. While completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity University, he swam competitively. His experience navigating swimming-related injuries led him to choose a career in physical therapy. Aaron attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, earning his doctorate in physical therapy. His treatment methods focus on neuromuscular health and functional movement patterns. His science-based, patient-focused treatment style addresses the root cause of musculoskeletal dysfunction. He strives to achieve the highest possible functional and performance goals for all his patients. Aaron enjoys skiing, weight lifting, hiking and water sports.

Jackie Cottone

PTA

Jackie Cottone

PTA

Jackie is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and attended Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville for her undergraduate degree in exercise science. Jackie always had a passion for the outdoors, health and wellness and decided to further her career by earning her physical therapist assistant degree at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Since graduating in 2011, she has worked in outpatient orthopedics. Jackie has also been a CrossFit trainer for nine years and specializes in teaching functional movement. Her passion is teaching people how to improve their movement to get out of pain and get back to doing what they love. She is currently studying women’s health and athleticism to better serve her patients in the clinic and provide women athletes  better pregnancy and postpartum training strategies. In her free time, Jackie volunteers with a local dog rescue group and enjoys taking advantage of the Colorado outdoors with her husband and two dogs.

Anna Mitchell

PT, DPT

Anna Mitchell

PT, DPT

Anna was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado where she earned both her bachelor’s degree in integrative physiology and her doctorate in physical therapy. She enjoys treating patients with orthopedic and post-surgical conditions and is currently studying vestibular rehabilitation so that she can better serve patients experiencing dizziness. Her hobbies include horticulture, cooking, yoga and enjoying the Colorado outdoors.