In 2008, Sandra Shevlin founded Pelvic Therapy Specialists. Her vision was to work with a multidisciplinary team to treat men and women suffering from pelvic pain. Today, the clinic's therapists works with a network of urologists, gynecologists, general practitioners, pain management physicians, chiropractors, physiatrists and psychologists -- resulting in patients receiving a comprehensive and holistic treatment plan. This team approach successfully eliminates pelvic pain and restores physical and emotional health.
The physical therapists at the Pelvic Therapy Specialists are extremely dedicated to the profession and their patients. They pledge to continue to educate the community and increase public and professional awareness of pelvic pain and dysfunction. They are committed to increase their knowledge and physical therapy skills in order to offer the highest quality of care to their patients.
Meet the Therapists
Grace Gamm, PT
Susan "Grace" Gamm, PT has been deeply interested in the complex practice of pelvic physical therapy ever since experiencing a traumatic hip injury. She has a personal understanding of the physical, emotional, mental and social challenges that can develop with chronic pelvic pain and is eager to help others heal their bodies and move forward with their lives.
Grace has been a physical therapist since graduating from University of New Mexico in 1991. More recently, she has embraced the increasing demands and specialties of the physical therapy profession, by pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine (graduating early 2013). Grace is devoted to evidence based medicine and brings a wealth of experience, having worked in a variety of settings including home health care, long term care, acute care, injury prevention consulting and orthopedics.
Living in Boulder with her husband, Grace enjoys travel, fine arts, music, dancing, cooking, swimming and relaxing with an interesting book. She is a member of the Colorado University School of Music Advisory Board. Her newest hobby is recording the life stories of family and friends.
Lisa Kelly, PT, Pilates Instructor, Nutritionist
Lisa began her career over 25 years ago as a Certified Athletic Trainer, with degrees in Clinical Dietetics and Nutrition. In 1993, Lisa became a licensed Physical Therapist and began her career working with the Men’s US Ski Team from 1993-95.
Lisa became a Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor in 2005. She has taught Pilates while living overseas in the UK and Asia, as well as in Connecticut before moving back to Colorado in 2011.
Since 2007, Lisa has obtained advanced training in 'Postural Restoration', a proven neuromuscular retraining method developed by Ron Hruska PT and the Postural Restoration Institute.
From an early age, sports have played an integral part of Lisa's life. She was an accomplished open water swimmer, recreational triathlete and has participated in numerous endurance events. She continues to enjoy the outdoors with her family.
Lisa enthusiastically seeks to learn, as well as share her knowledge and skills with others. She is committed to providing professional care with a personal touch, giving thoughtful attention to each individuals needs.
Jerri Miller, DPT
Dr. Miller has specialized in treating pelvic regional and orthopedic diagnoses for 18 plus years. Complimenting these specific treatment diagnoses, Jerri also practiced physical therapy in general for over 28 years and brings a wealth of experience to deliver the highest quality patient care.
As a testament to Jerri’s passion for physical therapy and thirst for more knowledge, she more recently undertook and completed the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Colorado- Denver in 2008. Jerri first graduated from Washington University in St. Louis completing a BS in Physical Therapy in 1981.
With an evidence based focus, she has completed numerous continuing education courses throughout her career with an emphasis on manual therapy, joint mobilization and manipulation, abdominal massage, classes on pelvic floor dysfunction, and trigger point dry needling.
Jerri moved to the Boulder area in 1991 and enjoys running, biking, hiking, scuba diving, skiing and reading. She also keeps up with two teenage sons who are active in music and sports activities.
Sandra Shevlin, DPT
Dr. Shevlin has specialized in the treatment of urology and gynecology/obstetrics diagnoses for over 9 years. Sandra started with a nationally recognized physical therapy practice in Gainesville, Florida, Clear Passage Physical Therapy, treating primarily pelvic pain and adhesion-based diagnoses. She designed the research study and protocol at that clinic on the impact of manual therapy on patients with dysmenorrhea. Also, she assisted with an article published on Medscape on “Treating female infertility and improving IVF Pregnancy rates with manual therapy techniques”.
Sandra moved to the Boulder area in 2004 and has expanded her focus to urology diagnoses in addition to the common spine, orthopedic, and gynecology/obstetrics patients. Sandra established her own physical therapy practice in 2008, dedicated solely to pelvic regional diagnoses.
A Nebraska native, Sandra graduated with a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha. Sandra continues to advance her skills through continuing education coursework and has completed over 300 CEU’s in Women’s/Men’s health specific courses.
In her spare time Sandra and her husband enjoy various activities together including: scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking, adventure racing, water/snow skiing and volleyball. She enjoys spending time with her her three young kids.
Krista Steckman, DPT
Dr. Steckman’s passion for treating pelvic related diagnoses stems from her experience working directly with urologists to implement prostate cancer rehabilitation programs. In addition to Krista's evidenced based treatment approach to pelvic floor dysfunction, she also brings a strong and complimentary orthopedic background.
Krista is a native of Virginia and completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Shenandoah University. Krista shared her expansive knowledge by developing a Physical Therapy Assistant program and teaching anatomy and physiology courses at the collegiate level. She continues to utilize her teaching skills, educating and empowering patients.
Krista moved to Colorado to be closer to the outdoor activities she so dearly loves and that this amazing state has to offer. She is an avid skier, enjoys tennis, mountain biking, hiking, golf, and spending time with family and friends.
Destrey Bowers, LMT, RYT
Destrey has been using her healing hands and yoga instruction for over 15 years to help treat patients with variety of diagnoses. Her journey and passion to heal has taken her all over the world allowing her to master her skill-set as a massage therapist.
She uses this background to tailor massage treatment sessions to each patient's needs and offers Pre Natal, Post Partum, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports, Thai, Shiatsu and Lymphatic massage for injury rehabilitation. Destrey also enjoys teaching Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga.
Destrey loves spending time outside enjoying the mountains - hiking, climbing, snowboarding. If she is not out roaming the mountains - check the beach!