Carrie played competitive tennis growing up and through college at Gonzaga University, experiencing orthopedic and pelvic physical therapy herself, and is passionate about getting patients back to the activities they love. Carrie was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, and tries to get back often to visit family. In her spare time, she enjoys staying active and being outdoors. Her interests include tennis, golf, hiking, running, yoga, biking, cooking and crafting.
Jessie Frankel, MPT
Jessie, a Boulder native, has been practicing physical therapy in her home town for 13 years in the outpatient setting, specializing in pelvic issues for 8 years and lymphedema for 11 years. She earned her Masters in Physical Therapy at Shenandoah University in Virginia where she first focused on pelvic floor therapy in her coursework and clinical internships. She has taken numerous pelvic floor related classes through Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute (including the pelvic floor series as well as visceral mobilization) and will finalize her Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) in 2016. She has had experience in numerous pelvic floor issues including incontinence (urge/stress/mixed), vulvodynia, prenatal/postpartum rehabilitation, chronic pelvic pain, coccygodynia, dastasis recti, vulvar varicosities and dysmenorrhea. She focuses on patient-focused education and setting forth an optimistic strategy to treat or manage these various conditions.
A particular aspect of pelvic floor therapy that she engages is providing insight for a part of the body that tends to be overlooked or is not always fully understood by the medical profession. Many patients have a long history of unexplained conditions that when looked at from a soft-tissue perspective can provide life-changing results.
Apart from working in physical therapy, her interests are in traveling (including many home exchanges overseas), hiking, skiing, knitting, baking and being an adult learner at the piano. She enjoys sharing all these experiences with her husband and three daughters.
Sandra Shevlin, DPT
Dr. Shevlin has specialized in the treatment of urology and gynecology/obstetrics diagnoses for over 10 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.
Molly Barfield, DPT, Clinic Manager
Dr. Barfield received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. Molly is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She loves to integrate her outpatient orthopedic skills with women’s health and is passionate about using her expertise to allow people to function at their highest capacity in their day-to-day life and in the activities that they love to do.
Prior to making the switch to physical therapy, Molly ran a Pilates studio leveraging her Bachelors Degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado in Boulder. She has always been interested in rehabilitating people from an early age.
Molly is a Boulder native and in her free time Molly enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, yoga, and Pilates.
Nancy Suarez, MS, PT, BCB-PMD, PRPC
Nancy graduated Summa Cum Laude over 20 years ago from the University of Vermont Physical Therapy program. She became interested in treating pelvic floor disorders in 2000 when she took her first continuing education course on the pelvic floor and made the choice to exclusively work on pelvic floor disorders starting in 2007.
Nancy is passionate about helping men and women with incontinence, pelvic pain, and elimination disorders, which are often under-diagnosed and misunderstood conditions. She is board-certified in the use of biofeedback for pelvic muscle dysfunction, and uses this valuable tool along with many other treatment strategies she has learned over her years as a pelvic floor physical therapist. While working in private practice in Vermont Nancy co-authored an abstract that was presented at the American Physical Therapy Association National Convention in 2010 entitled “Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy with Electrical Stimulation Improves Sexual Dysfunction in Women with Pelvic Floor Disorders”.
Nancy and her husband have two grown daughters, and she enjoys quilting and dog training when she is not treating pelvic floor patients or attending a new pelvic floor course!
Veda McIntire, DPT, PT, PRPC, Clinic Technical Director
Dr. McIntire graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1986, and worked in a variety of settings including acute care, home health and outpatient general orthopedics. She found her passion after participating in a women’s health symposium in 1996, and has focused on continuing education in men’s and women’s pelvic rehabilitation since that time. She became pelvic rehabilitation certified through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2014. Committed to lifelong education, she obtained her Doctotate in Physical Therapy from the University of Arizona, in 2015.
She believes in a team approach that comes from partnering with patients as active participants in their own healing. With a caring and compassionate approach, she applies her extensive clinical experience along with patient education to enhance well-being through life’s transitions.
She just moved to the Boulder area from Colorado Springs. She has two college aged daughters. She enjoys hiking, backpacking, camping, and is an "OK trail runner”, especially when compared to Boulder standards! She and her husband, Doug, are looking forward to exploring Boulder County.
Jesse Gonzales, Office Manager
Jesse is the first point of contact for all patients, potential patients and vendors.
DeniseJesse has worked in the holistic health field as a practitioner of Massage Therapy, Kinesiology, Herbology and in Clinic Management for the last 20+ years. She is a graduate of Desert Institute of Healing Arts (Tucson, AZ -1993) and Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (Scottsdale, AZ -2001). Jesse is also a CYT-500, and had taught yoga as a healing path for over 8 years. Her passion is working with herbs for healing purposes. She began her own small-batch company in 2007 called “Healing Comforts” Organic Intentional Remedies. Jesse now spends her work days assisting clients and organizational needs of clinical offices. Her favorite non-work activities include, yoga, hiking, cycling, continued studies in herbology, playing with her big dog and enjoying time with her husband and her two “gurus”, her teenage sons.
It is her goal to make sure that all patients feel welcome and safe when they are here at PTS.
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