About Us

Our Mission

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Our passion and our goal is to help you live your life, to get back to the things you love to do. Whole person… balance… energy & strength… We are proud to provide a quality experience and individualized care for your health and wellness needs.

Experience & Professionalism

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With years of experience, our team will assess and create a custom plan that’s right for you. We understand the importance of being heard and working together on the most effective ways to take care of your body and mind, so that you can live a strong, healthy and meaningful life.

Clinicians Who Care

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Not only will our staff take the time to listen to your concerns and answer questions, we will work with you in developing effective treatment goals and a wellness plan that will fit your individual needs. Our team strives to help you find relief and strength in body and mind so that you can live your best life possible.

Dr. Kevin Vernon, PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert. DN

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST, CEO

Dr. Vernon has practiced physical therapy in a variety of settings, always specializing in orthopedics and spinal pain. He has advanced training in dry needling and manual therapy techniques and is certified in Isernhagen Functional Capacity Testing.  He has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 2000 and has been a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 1998. In addition to his experience as a clinician, Kevin has co-authored research published in the Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology and has worked with the medical staff at the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado. Kevin is a Colorado native who enjoys fly fishing, cycling, golfing, and snowboarding.


Qualifications

  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • NSCA Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Certified in Dry Needling (Cert. DN)

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
  • Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT), College of Healthcare Professions, Regis University, Denver, Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Exercise and Sport Science—Sports Medicine, College of Applied Human Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Dr. Jen Wilking, PT, DPT, C-IAYT, E-RYT

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST & YOGA THERAPIST

Jen is a physical therapist with a passion for yoga. Lighthearted and enthusiastic, Jen is known for her engaging style and ability to share complex concepts in a clear and accessible way. Her yoga classes are creative and empowering. Students are encouraged to explore and experiment and to develop a practice that truly fits. She sequences with intention and uses engagement-oriented cues to facilitate a safe and rewarding asana practice. Expect a steady, unhurried pace, a focus on breathing, options and modifications, challenging standing postures, and time for stillness and reflection.


Qualifications

Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Arcadia University
  • Master of Science in Exercise Science & Wellness, Arizona State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy, The Ohio State University

Jessica Mehsikomer, PTA

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MASSAGE THERAPIST & PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Jessica worked as a licensed massage therapist for five years prior to becoming a physical therapist assistant, and has continued since. As a massage therapist, Jessica specializes in site specific work to manipulate dysfunctional tissues but also enjoys giving relaxing full-body massages. She focuses on myofascial release and trigger point release to address the fibrous restrictions as well as the chemical system that perpetuates pain. 


As a physical therapist assistant, Jessica uses hands-on skills in conjunction with specified exercise instruction to change the problem at its source. She specializes in postural correction and core strengthening to correct neck and back pain. Beyond orthopedic physical therapy, she has also worked in home health and school based therapy for children with special needs to expand her perspective on treating movement related problems. Beyond physical therapy, Jessica is enthusiastic about exploring Colorado. She particularly enjoys snowboarding and live music.

Laurie Campbell, PTA

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PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT

Laurie received her PTA degree from Cerritos College in 1990. She started her career in southern California and has continued working in orthopedic clinics in the Denver area for the past 19 years. Laurie enjoys skiing, camping,  gardening and spending time with her husband and two kids.

Austin Bytnar

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MASSAGE THERAPIST & PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE

Austin became a Licensed Massage Therapist after her own experience of frequent visits to massage and physical therapy as a child. Suffering from Scoliosis and Sciatica, Austin’s memories of being braced and seeking medical care to help with her conditions, led her to enroll in training as a massage therapist. She received her massage therapy certification in 2017 from North Carolina Advanced School of Bodywork in Charlotte. Austin loves to share her expertise and benefits of massage at Vernon Physical Therapy and Wellness. Austin lived in North Carolina for 20 years before she heard the call of the Rocky Mountains and landed here, in Colorado.  Austin loves spending time outdoors, hiking and discovering the beauty Colorado has to offer.