Debra J. Layne, PT

Clinic Owner/Senior Physical Therapist/Certified Pilates Instructor

Email: [email protected]

Debra Layne is originally from Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in 1977. She married a classmate and physical therapist, Ted Layne. She has two sons, Todd and Scott. Ms. Layne, PT enjoys flying as a private pilot, as well as skiing, hiking, reading and travel. She has been practicing physical therapy in Boulder since 1977. She is a member of Rotary and has served on the Board of Directors for Impact on Education.

Medical Training and Specialty: She received her degree from the University of Oklahoma Medical School in Physical Therapy in 1975. In 1992 she was acknowledged as the PHYSICAL THERAPIST OF THE YEAR by the Colorado Physical Therapy Association. Ms. Layne, PT is specialized in orthopedic physical therapy, post-operative rehabilitation, sports physical therapy, work injury rehabilitation, vestibular (balance and dizziness) rehabilitation, TMJ treatment, treatment of headaches, peripheral neuropathy treatment, and orthotics for the feet. She has attended well over 175 post-graduate courses in physical therapy and has lectured and taught courses for other physical therapists. She is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor.

Professional Affiliations: Ms. Layne is a past-President of the Colorado Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is currently President of Colorado Physical Therapy Network. Ms. Layne is the Managing Member and Owner of North Boulder Physical Therapy providing therapeutic services at two locations: 3000 Center Green Drive, Suite 110 and at 2750 Broadway in the Boulder Medical Center. With her husband, Ted Layne, PT, she owns Layne Physical Therapy in Golden, CO.

She is a member of the: American Physical Therapy Association Colorado Chapter American Physical Therapy Association Colorado Physical Therapist in Private Practice Private Practice Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Hand Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association Women’s Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Therapists Vestibular Association Arthritis Foundation Peripheral Neuropathy Association Alliance for Physical Therapy Colorado Physical Therapy Network.

Ted Layne, PT, ATC

Senior Staff Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer Physical Therapist for the University of Colorado Athletic Department

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Ted is both a physical therapist and an athletic trainer. He started his ATC career at West Texas University (1976-1977). He then became the Head Athletic Trainer for the University of Colorado (1977-1983). Ted founded Flatirons Physical Therapy (1983-1997) and then started DIA Physical Therapy (1997 to present). Ted and Debra Layne are the owners of Layne Physical Therapy in Golden, CO (2000-present).

Ted has served as a trainer for CU, the Olympics, Pro Rodeo, and numerous other groups. He enjoys working with child athletes and has coached baseball and basketball teams.

He evaluates and treats a variety of orthopedic and sports patients at North Boulder Physical Therapy three days a week (2002-present). He specializes in PT for the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, neck, back, and post-operative care. Total joint replacement rehabilitation is a special interest. Anodyne Therapy for orthopedic conditions is another new area of expertise for him. Ted evaluates and treats athletes at the University of Colorado Athletic Department on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Ted enjoys seeing his returning patients from Flatirons PT and welcomes new patients.

Meet the rest of our staff below, click the pictures of any staff member to learn more about them and their background.

Seneca Webb Tantum, MSPT

Seneca North Boulder Physical Therapy
Seneca Webb Tantum, MSPT

Seneca Webb Tantum graduated a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Environmental Science at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts in 1991. After working as a geologist for an environmental consultant for several years, she moved to Colorado in 1995. She stayed for the climbing and skiing. While working a wide variety of mountain town jobs including trail crew, house-keeping, and food service, Seneca became inspired to make a positive contribution to her community through physical therapy. To begin her training in patient centered care, she completed a year long program at the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. In March 2001 she became a Certified Massage Therapist. Seneca graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center in May 2007 a Doctor of Physical Therapy. A life long learner, she is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and has completed Functional Dry Needling training. Seneca also has extensive training in vestibular rehabilitation with a special interest in concussion recovery.

Work and play injuries should not be show-stoppers. Seneca makes an effort to hear your story, meet you at your level, and facilitate the best possible outcome. Please ask for her by name.

Meredith Sullivan, Hoerske, OTR

Meredith North Boulder Physical Therapy
Meredith Sullivan, Hoerske, OTR


Born: Florida

OT School:

  • University of Florida


  • Elbow, wrist, and hand specialist
  • Ergonomic training
  • Manual Therapy Skills
  • Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Fabrication of Custom Splints


Educate patients regarding the pathology of their injuries, thus creating an autonomous environment to encourage active patient participation in their recovery.   Create a fun, relaxed healing environment utilizing my skills to speed recovery and attain great results.


Camping, skiing, biking, and disc golf.

Kelly Lovely, DPT

Kelly Lovely
Kelly Lovely, DPT

Kelly was born and raised in Colorado.  She received her BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Colorado in Boulder in 2006, and spent her twenties working as a snowboard instructor and outdoor educator in Jackson, WY. Her passion for movement, teaching, and working with people lead her to return to Colorado to become a physical therapist.  She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus in 2016.

Kelly has received further training in Functional Dry Needling, IASTM, cupping, and manual therapy techniques. Her passion for physical therapy is rooted in helping people return to the activities they love to do, and to help incorporate movement and wellness into their lifestyles. She In her free time, Kelly enjoys backcountry skiing, climbing, mountain biking, and hiking with her husband and dog.