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Dr. Tanice Kitchener

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Born and raised in Colorado, I have a passion for travel and being outdoors. Biking, skiing, snowboarding, waterskiing, sledding, hiking...anything outdoors brings me peace. I am so grateful to be in a career which allows me to help others maximize their physical abilities so that they may also enjoy the calling of nature or whatever their own passions may be. As a child, I grew up spending summer weekends on the Frying Pan River at my Great Grandparents' cabin and am thrilled to be back in the Roaring Fork Valley.
I received a Bachelors in Science from Colorado State University - Pueblo in 2005 and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado in 2008.
My Husband, Scott, and I left our steady jobs in 2015 to do contract work so that we could travel more regularly. Scott found a contract that brought us to Carbondale in 2016. Like so many others here, it quickly became clear that we were not going to be ready to leave after the 3 month assignment. Working in the area, we have become more familiar with the Roaring Fork Community.
Being in such a special part of the world, surrounded by neighbors who are invested in maximizing their own health has inspired us to hang up our travel hats and root down allowing me to start my own PT Practice. I have developed my practice as a self pay service in order to deliver the highest quality Physical Therapy to our neighbors. Therapy which is not determined by what an insurance company will authorize, but rather by what my clients and myself determine are best for them in order to meet their personalized goals. Working in my own practice ensures that I have adequate time during one on one treatments with each client rather than working within productivity constraints of a more corporate model.

  • In this episode of Ask a Physical Therapist Dr. Tanice chats with Jodi Huffman about behavioral and developmental warning signs for children that may benefit from services and how she can support the whole family during behavioral challenges in neurodivergent and neurotypical children.
  • Marcey Robinson, Registered Dietician, Diabetes Educator and Sports Nutrition and Exercise Physiologist from Achieve Health and Performance joins Dr. Tanice Kitchener, PT, to discuss proper fueling for outdoor sports, best way to do a food diary and how to get the best absorption of protein after activity. This discussion will be beneficial for all!
  • Dr. Dustin Anderson, MD, Physiatrist, Orthopedic and Pain Management Specialist at The Steadman Clinic joins Dr. Tanice Kitchener, PT, to discuss nonsurgical pain management options including cortisone injections as well as regenerative medicine including PRP and Stem Cell (BMAC) injections. We discuss best evidence in management of knee pain and arthritis, low back pain and others.
  • Dr. Tanice Kitchener, PT, DPT interviews Personal Trainer Caitlin Kinney, who also runs the Blood Flow Restriction training program at RMTP in Carbondale. Endometriosis is a women’s disease which impacts one in ten women in our world today. The disease entails endometrial-like tissue growing outside of the uterus into places it does not belong such as the abdominal cavity, stomach, organs and in some rare cases, the diaphragm or brain. It can cause pelvic pain, infertility and frustration. Caitlin has first hand experienced many of the frustrating, painful by-products of Endometriosis including: Chronic pelvic and back pain, anxiety/depression, sciatica, painful periods, hormone imbalances and more. Dr. Kitchener and Caitlin dive deeper into what endo is, how to get support and find a skilled surgeon in order to remove the tissue and achieve relief. They also talk about the many benefits of pelvic floor therapy and other alternative therapies that facilitate relief. If you or a loved one is suffering from this disease then tune in for more in depth information.
  • On this segment of "Ask a Physical Therapist" Dr. Tanice is once again joined by Professional runner, Running Coach and joint owner of Microcosm Coaching, Author, and Editor in Chief of Trail Runner Magazine, Zöe Rom.Ms. Rom takes an off the cuff opportunity to ask Dr. Tanice questions about several topics including return to running after injury, maintenance therapy, and injury prevention. Join us for a casual chat during which Dr. Tanice's guest gets to ask the questions. Recorded April 2022.
  • Dr. Tanice Kitchener, PT, DPT interviews Zoë Rom. Ms. Rom is an author, running coach, executive director of Trail Runner Magazine and an elite runner. Together they will be discussing topics from Ms. Rom's co authored book Becoming a Sustainable Runner (Late 2022 Publication), including environmental and individual advocacy, sustainability, and wellness. This is applicable to all mountain athletes and anyone interested in learning more about the connections between our recreation and environmental advocacy.
  • On this episode of Ask a Physical Therapist, Dr. Tanice Kitchener is joined by Dr. Lucas Armstrong as they discuss dry needling and its effects on recovery.
  • Caitlin Kinney, Personal Trainer/Rehab Technician joins us to discuss Blood Flow Restriction Training. Blood Flow Restriction Training (BFR) is utilized in Prehab, Rehab, and Recovery to optimize strength, minimize muscle loss and maximize recovery with low load/low intensity training. Join Caitlin and Dr. Tanice to learn more about utilizing BFR in rehab and personal training.