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RXSR Team


Optimal performance
requires optimal care

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RXSR Team


Optimal performance
requires optimal care

Our team of specialists know athletes
because they are athletes.
 

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Nora Gilman, Director Of Services

Nora is a board-certified athletic trainer and the Director of Services at Rx Sports Recovery. Prior to coming to Rx Sports Recovery, Nora worked with a wide range of athletes, from adolescents to Olympic qualifiers. She interned at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN in the Sports Medicine Department, treating patients with physical-activity related injuries. She brings additional insight to Rx Sports Recovery after her experience working with Division I collegiate teams. She was an athletic trainer at University of Denver with Pioneers Women’s Volleyball and Swimming & Diving programs. She was a graduate assistant at University of Wisconsin-Madison with Badgers Men’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving programs. While at Wisconsin, Nora obtained her Masters of Science in Kinesiology. She has worked with over 100 highly competitive athletes and has mastered numerous recovery strategies using our state-of-the-art modalities for optimal performance.

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

  • Registered Athletic Trainer (ATR)

  • Masters of Science, Kinesiology (MS)

  • NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 2

  • Foundations in Dry Needling for Orthopedic Rehab and Sports Performance

  • NATA Member (National Athletic Trainers Association)

Nora is originally from Illinois and obtained her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. She is a triathlete, enjoys mountain biking, swimming, spending time in the mountains, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers.

 
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Dan Kubes, Recovery Specialist

Dan is a part-time recovery specialist. Dan recognized the benefits of designated recovery time and originally joined RXSR as a member. He then became part of our team in August, 2015. Dan is a running hobbyist. Since 2012 he has completed a total of 34 races ranging from 5K-100 miles. His largest accomplishment is one of the few Leadville Leadman race series finishers, which consists of 5 races and total mileage of 282.4, all within an 8-week span. Dan can answer any of your running or recovery questions because he certainly practices what he preaches.  His certifications include:

  • RRCA Certified Running Coach

Dan is originally from Prior Lake, MN and is a full-time student at ACC. He enjoys trail running, mountain biking, camping, and coaching.

 

Erika Berens, Recovery Specialist

Erika is board-certified athletic trainer and a part-time recovery specialist. Erika graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Athletic Training and has solely worked in the high school setting. She was the Head Athletic Trainer at Beaverhead County High School in Dillon, Montana before coming home to Colorado. She is now an athletic trainer at Rock Canyon High School and loves how RXSR contributes to both the injury prevention and recovery process. Erika has experience in injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of both acute and chronic injuries. She also obtained her master’s degree in Athletic Training where she studied the mental aspect of injury and recovery in youth athletes. 

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) 

  • Registered Athletic Trainer (ATR) 

  • Masters of Science, Athletic Training (MS)

Erika is a Colorado native but spent 9 years in Montana after graduating high school. (Fun fact- she graduated from Rock Canyon as well). She loves the outdoors, boating and spending time with friends and family. 

Alison Bos, Recovery Specialist

Alison is a part-time recovery specialist. Alison graduated from the University of Wisconsin Parkside with a degree in Applied Health Science. As a collegiate track athlete, she has encountered a fair amount of success and injuries, which lead to an interest in the best preventative and recovery methods. This inspired her to learn and help others going through the same situations with access to tools to optimize their own performances. Alison has experience with stress management, preventative injury methods, rehabilitation and general recovery of athletes of all ages. You will see Alison in the evening and some weekends.

Alison is originally from Freedom, WI. In her free time, she loves weight lifting, running, hiking, going to the beach and fishing when she can get the fish off the hook. Also, can’t forget watching football. Go Packers!

Kristen Valentin, PT, DPT

Kristen grew up in Highlands Ranch and graduated from ThunderRidge High School. She won two girls’ soccer state championships as a Grizzly (2000 and 2002) and received All-Conference, All-State, and Player of the Year honors. She was recently inducted into the inaugural ThunderRidge Athletics Hall of Fame.

Kristen received a soccer scholarship to Wake Forest University where she participated in four NCAA Division-I tournaments with the Demon Deacons and earned her Bachelor of Science in Health in Exercise Science.

Kristen’s own experience with injury and rehabilitation inspired her to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2010 and currently practices at Cactus Sport and Spine, P.C. in Littleton. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics (OCS) and enjoys mentoring current physical therapy doctoral students as a Clinical Instructor.

Kristen is passionate about helping athletes maximize performance and return to sport after injury. She is certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling and has been untilizing this technique in her practice for over five years. Kristen is excited to offer this service to the clients of Rx.

When she’s not treating patients, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family including her two children, Brayden (5) and Landon (2). Her husband Julian is also a former soccer player for Wake Forest where he won a National Championship, and played two seasons in Major League Soccer with the Los Angeles Galaxy. He is now the Director of Digital Media and Publications for the Colorado Rockies. Kristen’s brother, Taylor Kemp, graduated from Mountain Vista and currently plays for D.C. United in Major League Soccer.

 

Patrick Cross, LMT of Unlock | Bodyworks

Unlock | Bodyworks partners with RX Sports Recovery to deliver a well rounded approach for improving performance and speeding recovery. Our practitioners are hand picked by Denver Broncos therapist Patrick Cross, and are skilled in sports massage, deep tissue, joint range of motion, trigger point therapy, structural integration, and self care coaching.