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

North Boulder Physical Therapy has been a staple of health and rehabilitation in the Boulder and Northwest Denver community for over forty years. In 2019, Dane and Audrey Kelley, a local couple, transitioned into ownership of the company. They have worked diligently to build on the foundation that was established when North Boulder Physical Therapy was opened.

North Boulder Physical Therapy is driven by the vision of empowering our team and delivering exceptional quality physical and hand therapy. They believe in ensuring that their team is equipped to handle a broad variety diagnoses. They provide therapists unlimited access to courses and continued education to assure the highest level of rehabilitation.

Meet Our Team

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

Dane Kelley

CEO

Dane Kelley

CEO

Originally from Beloit, Kansas, Dane moved to Colorado after college, where he studied physical therapy, business administration, sports management and leadership. Dane has first-hand experience with clinical elements and has worked with other practices to grow, develop and expand their teams and clinics. Dane focuses on evidence-based treatment techniques. His clinical experience stems from evidence-based manual techniques in conjunction with specific individualized programming to ensure all patients get back to doing what they love. His skill set is treating all musculoskeletal dysfunctions but he specifically enjoys treating chronic cervical and lumbar diagnoses—especially headaches and migraines. Outside of the clinic, Dane enjoys spending time with his family, mentoring, CrossFit and enjoying the outdoor lifestyle Colorado is known for.

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.

Rani Helvey-Byers

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Rani Helvey-Byers

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

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.

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.

Sara Trujillo

COTA/L

Sara 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.

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.

Jordan Lindon

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Jordan Lindon

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Originally from Northern Kentucky, Jordan earned her bachelors in exercise science from Western Kentucky University and her doctorate in physical therapy from Dominican College of Blauvelt in New York. After graduation, Jordan found her passion with treating patients with orthopedic diagnoses along with post-surgical patients, to help patients return to their lifestyle outside of their diagnosis. Jordan loves to learn and wants to expand her knowledge in dry needling, vestibular and spinal treatments to treat her patients with the best care possible. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys being outdoors with her husband and her puppy, reading, cooking and going to CrossFit classes.

Michael Crabill

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Michael Crabill

PT, DPT, Cert. DN

Michael is originally from Indiana but has moved around a lot with mountains always being a favorite. He received his doctorate in physical therapy from University of St Augustine in 2011. Michael was a travel physical therapist for several years and found North Boulder Physcial Therapy partially due to COVID. He has always liked orthopedic and sports medicine and enjoys creating individualized programs to help patients meet their goals and return to a more active lifestyle. Michael recently moved back to Colorado and in his free time enjoys road and mountain biking, triathlons up to ½ Ironman distance, working out, reading, watching college sports and exploring new places.