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Dr. Tanice Kitchener

Public Affairs Host

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.

  • On this episode of Ask a Physical Therapist, Host Dr. Tanice Kitchener speaks with Dr. Caitlyn Tivy, DPT, OCS about Pelvic Health Physical Therapy Part 1: What is Pelvic Health PT and how can you make sure that a PT has the appropriate training? Who can benefit from it and how to get access to it?
  • 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.
  • On this episode of KDNK's Ask A Physical Therapist, Dr. Tanice Kitchener has a conversation with Dr. Seyed Shobeiri, MD, world renowned urogynecologist, researcher, educator, and artist regarding pelvic floor injuries suffered during labor and delivery, the role of pelvic floor Physical Therapy, and the education required for a PT to serve as a Pelvic Floor specialist.
  • In the second part of this conversation, host Dr. Tanice Kichener interviews author, physician and researcher Dr. Richard Burt about his book Everyday Miracles and the groundbreaking research and treatment protocols using stem cells to treat autoimmune disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, Scleroderma, Crohn's Disease, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIPD), and neuromyelitis optica.
  • In the second part of this conversation on pain, physical therapist Dr. Tanice Kitchener and Dr. Tom Walters take a dive into pain science: What we have learned about what causes pain, why it is so individualized, and how to tame it.
  • On this episode of Ask a Physical Therapist, Dr. Tanice Kitchener, Physical Therapist and Dr. Tom Walters take a dive into pain science: what we have learned about what causes pain, why it is so individualized, and how to tame it.
  • 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.