At Berkana we are dedicated to implementing the best patient care from the most qualified personnel. We strive to provide patients with industry leading treatments and services by hiring the most talented employees and investing in the essential technologies and tools that help them succeed.
DR. NANCY QUICK, PT, PHD
Dr. Quick received her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Science Center, Her Masters degree in Biomechanics from the University of Northern Colorado and her PhD in biomechanics from the University of Kentucky. She has worked in a variety of orthopedic and neurological clinical settings over the past 25 years. From 1995 until 2007, she worked as a physical therapy professor and researcher. During this time Dr. Quick conducted orthopedic and neurological research supported through both private and public funding, including the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Quick's research was focused on developing rehabilitation technology and devices as well as understanding biomechanical and/or physiolological responses to physical therapy interventions. She is the co-inventor on an exercise device for stroke patients, which was funded through a National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research SBIR grant and was a clinical researcher involved in the development and testing of implanted functional electrical stimulation devices in patients with spinal cord injury.
She has published and presented her research nationally, and has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic & Sports Physical Therapy, IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering, and the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Quick has also served as a grant reviewer for the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Scientific Merit Board. She has been active in the American Physical Therapy Association and has served as Chair of the Research Committee in both Maine and Kentucky.
While teaching at the University of New England, she was nominated for both the Teacher of the Year and the Distinguished Teacher awards. She served as a member of the University of New England’s Board of Trustees Research & Development Committee as well as a Provider Group committee member for the Maine Quality Forum Advisory Council, which functioned as an advisory group on health care to the Legislature of Maine. Currently she serves on the post-acute care task force as part of the Colorado Stroke Alliance.
In 2007, Dr. Quick left her academic career and returned to Colorado to start a physical rehabilitation center focused on providing an innovative evidence-based model of rehabilitation. She continues to pursue her passion for research and teaching through collaborative partnerships with private and public organization. When not in the clinic she pursues her other passions, which includes skiing, running, triathlons, hiking and doing pretty much anything outside.
Dr. Nik Wright, PT, DPT
Dr. Nik Wright, PT, DPT received his Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University, where he also completed a study abroad program in Guanajuato, Mexico. He completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University. While doing his doctorate he taught a Tango class for individuals with Parkinson's Disease and volunteered for a variety of other community events.
Dr. Wright has practiced orthopedic physical therapy for the past 4 years. He is currently studying for his Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) examination through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Although he enjoys treating all orthopedic conditions, he especially enjoys treating neck and back injury, foot and ankle injuries and working with those with Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Wright is a California native and relocate from Arizona to join the team at Berkana in 2017. In addition to his clinical practice at Berkana, he enjoys running, hiking with his wife and their tow dogs, playing guitar and reading.
Dr. Kelly Lowther
Dr. Kelly Lowther joined Berkana part-time in June 2018 as the interim Director of the Concussion and NeuroHealth Center at Berkana. She is responsible for providing primary care sports medicine services and overseeing the weekly concussion clinic. Dr. Lowther completed her medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galvaston and her Family Medicine Residency at University of Texas Medical Branch - Galvaston in 1997. She holds a board certification in Family Medicine and is also a Certified Injury Consultant (CIC) with ImPACT. Dr. Lowther practices Family Medicine full-time at Miramont Family Medicine. When not working at Miramont or Berkana, she enjoys spending time with her family.