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. Mary Robinson, PT, dpt, OCS
Dr. Robinson received her B.S. in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi where she also played Division I NCAA soccer. She is a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist with American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She has worked in both orthopedic and neurological settings over the past 7 years and is currently focused on treating general orthopedic injuries as well as working with elite and recreational athletes in the Northern Colorado area. Dr. Robinson is a competitive endurance athlete and has completed several marathons and is a three-time Ironman finisher and Kona Qualifier. She is passionate about endurance sports and helping fellow athletes return to sport or maintain longevity through years of racing. When not in the clinic or training for triathlons, she is hiking, camping, or traveling to see new places.
Dr. Matt Giordanelli, PT, DPT
Dr. Giordanelli received his B.S. degree in Athletic Training and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. During this time, he worked with both Division I and professional athletes, including completing an internship with the New Orleans Saints. Throughout his graduate program he worked as a research assistant in a biomechanics lab, which resulted in co-authoring several peer-reviewed publications related to athletic performance and injury prevention and analysis. After receiving his doctorate degree, he completed a Sports Medicine Residency at Howard Head Sports Medicine in Vail, CO where he not only had the opportunity to collaborate with world renowned orthopedic surgeons, but also worked with a wide variety of recreational and professional athletes, including traveling with the US Ski and Snowboard teams. Outside of the clinic, Dr. Giordanelli enjoys alpine sports such as skiing and trail running and is also an avid weightlifter.