Why Choose PT Lifetime?
- You’ll LOVE the care!
- Patients love Physical Therapy and Lifetime Wellness!
- Affordable yet superior treatments. (Payment Plans Available)
- One to one care.
- NO WAITING POLICY
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Meet The PT Lifetime Team in Denver, CO
Liz Walley, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Physical Therapist, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Orthopedic Clinical Specialist
I love working with people. Everyone’s body tells a story of their past and present lifestyles. Trying to figure out someone’s pain, injury or weakness is like solving a jigsaw puzzle with a million different pieces that all act together. Listening to a person’s history and observing movement are what I do best. Everyone has imbalances, trying to figure out those imbalances, bring back symmetry and restore function to help each person achieve their goals to become their best physical possibility is the essence of my work.
“I believe that all things in life happen for a reason. I believe that your attitude can make or break a challenging situation.”
- Texas A&M University, College Station, TX: BS in Kinesiology 2002 (Gig’Em Ags!)
- Texas Woman’s University, Dallas, TX: MS in Physical Therapy 2005
- Simmons College, Boston, MA: DPT, Doctorate in Physical Therapy 2007
Special Credentials and/or Accomplishments
- ABPTS (American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists) Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) 2011
- NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) 2009
- Former company member of the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, 1993-1998
I enjoy running ½ marathons and have completed 8 full marathons. I love to snow ski and snow shoe in the winter. I am a believer and active in yoga, Pilates and continue to take Ballet classes. I love traveling, reading and visiting my family as much as possible.
I am an advocate of all animals and I really love dogs! I had a wonderful, beautiful golden retriever/lab mix named Bailey, who was with me 14 years. I recently lost her in February of 2015 and it was the hardest experience I’ve ever survived.
Life without a dog is like a day without love or sunshine for me. After Bailey died I started volunteering and walking dogs at the Maxfund Animal Shelter in Denver. It was at that shelter that I met Lucius and Mabel, 2 dogs that both stole my heart. Lucius is a black lab/great Dane mix, he’s about 90 pounds and thinks he is a lap dog 🙂 Mabel is the cutest little chocolate lab ever! She loves playing fetch and has become the occasional greeter at our clinic.
I support the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), Denver Dumb Friends League, Best Friends Animal Society, Wild Animal Sanctuary and several other smaller local animal charities or shelters. I am currently a volunteer at the MaxFund, a No-Kill animal shelter in Denver and looking to be a foster mom in the future!
One of my favorite quotes is from Emil Coue,
“Day by day, in every way, I am getting better and better”
Another favorite from my dad, Jim Walley, that he constantly said when I was growing up,
“Work hard, Play hard”
Health and wellness has always been an integral part of my life. After studying nutrition, I thoroughly enjoyed learning the science mechanisms of the body and how essential taking care of our bodies is. I have always found pleasure in the outdoors and physical exertion that I eventually decided to channel that pleasure into movement and physical therapy. I enjoy using my knowledge in order to help people inhibited by ailments, so that they too can have their hearts filled with the joy of physical activity.
I moved to Colorado after college to be near the mountains and enjoy an active lifestyle. On the weekends you can always find me hiking, skiing, or biking if I’m not already grooving to some live music. I adore traveling and always try to carve out some time each year to travel somewhere new and experience a different culture. Cooking and eating good food is one of my favorite pastimes and I have been proclaimed a nacho aficionado.
Texas Christian University, BS in Dietetics 2015
“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
I was born in Texas, but moved to Colorado when I was three and I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I enjoy hiking and camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I love to travel and to document all the beautiful sights I see through photography. I was lucky enough to attend Semester at Sea on the Spring 2015 voyage, where I visited 12 countries in four months and then traveled to five more countries in Europe for a month before flying back home.I love all animals and enjoy playing with my two black labs, Lillian and Magda, and the chickens I recently started raising. I play rugby and enjoy the challenge of the game and the community surrounding rugby.
- Metropolitan State University of Denver, BS in Biological Science, Graduation expected December 2016
Lena Chon, LMT, Massage Therapist
Lena graduated from Massage Therapy Institute of Colorado in 2009. She uses an integrative approach specializing in myofascial release (muscle/fascia movement), structural integration, deep tissue and sports massage. With personal experience dealing with injuries and living an active lifestyle, she believes movement is life. Bodywork provides powerful support in injury prevention and rehabilitation. She is passionate about the benefits that massage therapy provides to each individual’s health.
- Prices for Massage:
- 30 minutes $35
- 60 minutes $75
- 90 minutes $110
Ask Lena for special package prices and save money! Massage therapy improves healing faster than PT work alone. Massage is no longer considered only a luxury. Today’s culture is a high stress, active lifestyle and we don’t often take the time to stretch and decompress. Our bodies hold onto that tension in our muscles and massage therapy is one way to decrease muscle tension, improve blood flow in order to decrease stress and prevent injuries/health problems. Everyone should consider getting a massage 2x a year, similar to checking in with your MD and going to the dentist. Preventative medicine, such as twice a year visits, can help tremendously to avoid serious health problems.