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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 Recovery & Performance

Nora is a board-certified athletic trainer and the Director of Performance and Recovery 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.  Nora’s years of experience with overhead athletes and their overuse injuries has led her to insight regarding corrective strengthening and mobility for the lumbopelvic and scapularthoracic regions. 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
  • NSCA Certified Strength Coach Specialist (CSCS)
  • NSCA Member (National Strength and Conditioning Association)
  • 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 enjoys cycling, weight lifting, spending time in the mountains, and cheering on the Wisconsin Badgers.

 
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Will Kirkhope, Recovery Specialist

Will is a part-time Recovery Specialist.  Will grew up locally and ran cross-country and track at Mountain Vista Highschool.  In his spare time he is also a professional stunt performer.  You will see Will at RXSR in the evenings and weekends.  His certifications include the following:

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer
  • ACE Fitness Nutrition Specialty Certification
  • ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor
 
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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. As a full-time student, he manages his time between academics, trail running, and cycling. You will see Dan at RXSR on nights and weekends. His certifications include:

  • RRCA Certified Running Coach
 

Nathan Skelton, Recovery Specialist

Nathan is a board-certified athletic trainer and a part-time recovery specialist. In addition to working at Rx Sports Recovery, Nathan has worked as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for Valor Christian High School since 2015. Nathan graduated Cum Laude from Point Loma Nazarene University (PLNU) in San Diego, CA in 2015 with his Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training. While attending PLNU, Nathan accumulated over 1,500 hours of internship and observation based experience with PLNU, Point Loma High School, Helix High School, Catalyst Physical Therapy, Oasis Orthopedic Surgery, Valleta Orthopedics, and San Diego Sports Medicine. During this time, Nathan worked for 2 years at PLNU as a student athletic trainer, working primarily with the PLNU Men's and Women's Soccer teams and PLNU Men's and Women's Tennis teams. His certifications include:

  • Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
  • Registered Athletic Trainer (ATR)

Nathan was born and raised in Arvada, CO, has been to 5 different countries outside the USA, and enjoys mountain biking, hiking, SUP boarding, kayaking, and camping.

 

Brittany Boone, CMT

Brittany is a certified massage therapist and a graduate of the Colorado School of Healing Arts.  Brittany has worked as a massage therapist for 5 years specializing in sports massage and recovery as well as being versed in pre-natal, swedish, and deep tissue massage.  Brittany is also an actively competing mixed martial arts athlete. This allows her to understand many of the physical needs of current or former athletes.

Contact Brittany at doubleb221@gmail.com or (303) 918-8378 for appointment availability.

 

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.