Brian Griffin, MSPT, ATC, USAT 1
Brian, Co-owner of ESPR has a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Central Florida and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida. Brian has been a licensed physical therapist since 2006 and a certified athletic trainer since 2002, specializing in treating athletic and orthopedic injuries for high school, collegiate, and professional level athletes. Prior to moving back to Colorado, Brian worked as the Director of Rehabilitation for the Sports Medicine Associates of South Florida. While there, he was able to gain 4 years of extremely valuable experience working with the areas top Orthopedic Surgeons. Brian has observed many orthopedic surgeries, and rehabilitated virtually every type of post-surgical orthopedic condition. Brian enjoys all types of athletics and prior to finding the sport of triathlon he played competitive soccer and rugby. Brian is an active member of USAT and is a Level I certified USAT triathlon coach. He has been racing since 2008 in sprint and Olympic distances, and looks forward to building up to the half-iron distance. Brian also enjoys training and competing in other endurance type adventure races. When Brian is not working, he is spending time with his beautiful family including his wife Julie, his 2 boys Henry and Wesley, and their crazy dog!
Julie Griffin, MSPT, CKTP
Julie, Co-owner of ESPR has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona and in 2006 received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Central Florida. Julie enjoys treating all athletic and orthopedic injuries and she uses a combination of different treatment approaches with a strong emphasis on manual therapy. Different treatment approaches range from Integrative Dry Needling, IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization), cupping, myofascial release, mobilizations with movement, and muscle energy techniques, to functional exercise and Kinesiotaping. Julie completed her Kinesiotaping certification in 2012 and over the years has done various continuing education coursework on high velocity spine, pelvis, and sacral manipulation. Julie enjoys all types of fitness such as Pilates and TRX and is an avid kettlebell sport lifter. She also enjoys swimming, hiking, and traveling with her husband Brian, her sons Henry and Wesley, and their dog Jackson. Julie is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about her work. She looks forward to treating each patient with exceptional care.
Amanda Gresl, PT, DPT
Amanda is a Wisconsin native who earned her doctorate degree in physical therapy at Regis University in northwest Denver. She entered the physical therapy field through her own experiences with numerous injuries as a collegiate cross-country and track athlete at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. These days, she enjoys recreational trail running in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, as well as road biking, hiking, yoga, and playing ultimate Frisbee.
At Endurance Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Amanda works closely with her patients and their specific lifestyle to help them meet their personal goals, whether it be walking the dog without knee pain or getting back to playing tennis. She is passionate about helping each person better understand their pain and how to make steady gains to return to their regular activities. She uses a comprehensive approach to try to understand the root of each patient’s problem, not just address the symptoms. She is especially interested in manual therapy, patient-specific exercises, current research, and injuries of the lower leg.
Emily Symon, PT, DPT
Emily grew up in Northern California, moving to Colorado after she received her Bachelor of Science degree from Azusa Pacific University. She moved to Colorado to earn her Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University. Emily enjoys treating young ages and student athletes as she was a varsity athlete herself playing competitive soccer through high school into college. She also has a unique passion for canine rehabilitation and is currently working towards her certification as a canine rehab practitioner. At Endurance Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, Emily strives to help her patients reach their personal goals, providing them with the tools to live a healthy and active lifestyle. She believes in the relationship between the PT and the patient and wants to provide a positive atmosphere of encouragement for her patients to heal.