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Welcome to Accelerate Physical Therapy, P.C.!

Call (303) 421-2210 with any questions.

Find us in the Friendly Square Shopping Center, 11651 West 64th Avenue Unit A-5, Arvada, CO 8004.

Our staff is pleased to offer personable Physical Therapy services. We pledge to increase your strength and functional mobility, reduce your pain, and help you learn to manage your impairments independently.

Physical Therapy to Prevent Falls in the Elderly

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Did you know that 1 in 3 adults over age 65 has a fall in a given year?’ Not only can falls cause serious injuries, but they can cause older adults to become less active due to fear of falling and this can affect their long­term health. The fear of falling can also prevent older adults from being able to respond appropriately to prevent falls when they lose their balance. Balance can be affected by multiple factors including medications and health conditions as well as the person’s posture, strength deficits, gait deficits and balance disorders.

The therapists at Accelerate Physical Therapy can help older adults who are at risk for falls. We provide a full assessment of gait, balance, posture and strength and then develop a treatment plan based on the client’s individual needs. Therapeutic exercise to address balance deficiencies can be highly beneficial to increase the client’s confidence and ability to respond to balance challenges. Gait training can prevent falls by improving foot clearance and dynamic stability. Increasing strength and postural control allows the client to improve reactions and tolerance to regular activity.

Anoslipfallther aspect of fall prevention is discussing home safety habits. Our physical therapy evaluation will also include a. discussion of client’s home environment and their ability to perform daily activities safely. We will educate clients in fall prevention at home through good safety practices and the use of appropriate assistive devices.

Physical therapy is an excellent resource to prevent falls in any clients who have experienced falls or are reporting difficulty with their balance, and for those with chronic health conditions causing weakness or unsteady gait. We look forward to teaming up with our referring physicians to prevent falls in older adults, veterans and the actively challenged.

Meet our Billing Manager

Caryn O’Brian, Billing Manager

caryn@acceleratept.com

A 1980 graduate of  Arvada West, Caryn worked several years as a CAD Operator for Amoco Production Company and then brought her computer skills and experience to help the family business in 1993. This change enabled her to work in her home and contribute to the company’s growth as well as provide guidance and direction needed by her family. She has processed billing claims and collections for Accelerate Physical Therapy for 20 years.

Meet our Office Manager

Anne Chiles, Medical Records & Office Manager

anne@acceleratept.com

Anne is a native the Arvada West neighborhood, who started with the Accelerate Physical Therapy in February 2000.

Anne’s bright and positive attitude, and her customer service experience promotes our customer satisfaction.  Anne enables our patients with her awareness of the frequent changes in medical records and insurance requirements.  She enjoys the interaction with our patients , assisting in the management of our Arvada facility.

Celebrating Anniversaries

Paul D. O’Brian, PT, CSCS is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his graduation from the Physical Therapy Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1982.

Collectively, the staff at Accelerate Physical Therapy, PC offers you over 80 years of clinical experience in Arvada.  This is a staggering amount of knowledgeable and successful effort available to you.  You are in able and experienced hands when you visit Accelerate Physical Therapy.

Mr. O’Brian founded this practice 23 years ago.  For such a small and committed group of individuals, Paul O’Brian, Ross Hutchinson, Rob Schultz and Cindy Keefover bring you passion, information, and unmatched skills when you need the most help from a physical therapy staff.

In addition, Caryn O’Brian and Anne Chiles offer another 30 years of experience working with insurance authorization and billing.  When you consider all this and the convenient location at 64th and Simms in Arvada, you should look no further for your Physical Therapy needs.

Call (303) 421-2210 to schedule and appointment with Paul or Ross for you initial evaluation.

 

Welcome Cindy Keefover, PTA to our staff!

Cindy Keefover is a native of Colorado, attended Wheat Ridge High, graduated from University of Houston with a B. S. in Recreation Administration and graduated from Arapahoe Community College with a A.A.S. in Physical Therapy. She is a Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant and Certified Pool Operator and Water Safety Instructor.

Cindy worked as a Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for the State of Colorado with an expertise in aquatics prior to becoming a PTA. She has 10 years of Physical Therapy experience working for Wheat Ridge Regional Center and Therapy Consultants. Cindy volunteers with Developmental Disabilities Resource Center.

 

Paul O’Brian named Rugby Colorado Coach of the Year

Accelerate Physical Therapy, P.C. founder, Paul O’Brian, was named the High School Division I Coach of the Year by Rugby Colorado (formerly Colorado Youth Rugby) for the 2011 season. This is the second time Paul was presented this honor in 8 years of coaching high school boys from as many as 8 of the high schools in the Northwest Denver region. Paul received the 2005 Coach of the Year Award in the Club Division. His team, the Tigers Rugby Football Club also won their third Team Sportsmanship Award, and Standley Lake HS senior, Andrew Hutchinson took home the league’s Division I Player of the Year Award.