Our staff is made of dedicated professionals comprised of
experienced, skilled and caring qualities. All of our therapists are committed to continuing education and
professional growth. Every therapist is active in advocating for health care coverage and patient care to
ensure there is no limitations preventing a persons needed care.
Working together as a staff with peer review, care modification and 1 on 1 care allow us to provide
the highest quality care during every visit.
Cactus Sport & Spine provides a family environment within an exceptional facility ensuring
each visit is an enjoyable experience.
|MARK HOLMES, PT, DPT, CSCS
||ADRIAN STERANKA PT, DPT
|KRISTEN KEMP VALENTIN, PT, DPT, OCS
||KATHERINE CEISEL, PT, DPT
|TIM LOAR, PT, DPT
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|CINDY HAYES, SAMANTHA TIEDEMAN
MARK HOLMES, PT, DPT, CSCS
Growing up in Colorado, Mark knows there is no place he would rather
live. There is no other place that provides opportunities in life like
Colorado. Educated with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Medicine/Exercise
Science from CSU, a Masters in Physical Therapy and a Doctorate in Physical
Therapy from Regis University, Mark's life is devoted to helping others achieve
the highest level of function. Mark is a Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association
(NSCA), an active member in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
including the Private Practice Section, Orthopeadic Section, and Sports
Therapy Section. Mark has been active in the Colorado Private Practice Special
Interest Group, and served as President for 3 years, and received the Bob Doctor
Service Award in 2010. Mark enjoys all recreational activities/sports, while spending
as much time as he can with his wife, and children.
Mark became the owner of Cactus Sport & Spine, P.C. in 2003. He is committed
to providing the highest quality of care within the clinic while emphasizing
current best evidence for treatment. Wellness is stressed within the clinic
from physical therapy, massage therapy, pilates, while providing individual
training and sport conditioning program education.
Mark has a holistic approach to rehabilitation. Looking at the body as
one chain, an extensive evaluation is preformed to find any problem that
may be contributing to the current problem. Treatment is geared toward
each individual with manual therapy, body mechanic re-education, and
exercise geared to regain motion, strength and balance. Education is
provided every visit to ensure long term understanding while returning
to the highest level of function possible.
ADRIAN STERANKA PT, DPT
Adrian graduated from Rutgers University in 1995 with a double major in Mathematics
and Economics. While the world of business was very interesting, he realized that
he would be happiest with a career in Physical Therapy. He received his Masters of
Science degree in Physical therapy in 2001 and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in
2008 from the University of Colorado health Sciences Center.
As Adrian's patient, you will gain a thorough understanding of how yoru diagnosis
effects your body and what can be done to improve your overall function. Previous
injuries, degenerative conditions and faulty movement patterns will be considered
during the development of your individualized treatment plan. Improved joint mobility
and muscle tension will result from a combination of manual theapy and use of modalities
(ultrasound, electrical stimulation, trigger point dry needling). the developement of
a thorough home exercise program will allow you to maintain the gains that are made in the
clinic. Further education on injury prevention and joint protection will give you the needed
tools to maintain your overall well being for years to come. I look forward to helping each
patient reach their individucal goals while recovering from injury or surgery and will
accomplish all this while providing a fun environment.
KRISTEN KEMP VALENTIN PT, DPT, OCS
Kristen's own experience with injury and rehabilitation inspired her to pursue a career in physical therapy. She receive
her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2010. She has practiced at Cactus Sport and Spine since 2011,
the same clinic that helped her return to Division I soccer after a knee injury in high school. She is a Board Certified
Clinical Specialist in Orthopedics (OCS)and certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling. Kristen also enjoys mentoring current
physical therapy doctoral students as a certified Clinical Instructor.
Kristen received her Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University, where she was a member of the Women's Soccer team and
participated in four NCAA Division I tournaments with the Demon Deacons. 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 was recently
inducted into the ThunderRidge Athletics Hall of Fame.
Kristen values the relationships she develops with her patients and is dedicated to understanding their personal goals and
lifestyle to best assist them in returning to activity without limitations. She is committed to utilizing the current best
evidence in manual therapy (including manipulation, joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, and trigger point dry
needling), exercise prescription, and motor control training necessary to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
When she's not treating patients, Kristen enjoys spending time with her family including her 3 children. 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 Assistant 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,
and her brother-in-law, Zarek Valentin, plays for the Portland Timbers.
KATHERINE "KATE" CEISEL PT, DPT
Kate is a MIdwest girl through and through! She grew up in Chicago and attended Saint Louis University (SLU) for a Bachelor's
degree in Exercise Science, as well as a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After graduating from SLU and moving back to Chicago,
she decided to move out to Denver after 2 years of practicing. Unlike most PTs you'll meet, Kate never had a personal experience
with therapy until after she had started her education to become a PT.
Kate's treatment passions include concussions, BPPV, and ACL reconstructions, as she enjoys the challenge of working with the
brain and the longevity of working on an ACL reconstruction. When she is not at work, she can be found spending time with her
German Shepherd, Kody, working out, hiking, or snowboarding.
TIM LOAR PT, DPT, CSCS
Tim is a native of Littleton, Colorado adn excited to assist in the rehabilitation needs of those in his community. Time originally
graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration: Finance, but while coaching in local Crossfit gyms for 6+ years he found a passion
working closely with individuals to improve their functional levels. He then began a career change, obtained his Doctor of Physical
Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Denver and became dedicated to assisting in injury prevention, rehabilitation, and
performance training. In addition to the DPT degree, Tim is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and Certified
Graston Provider. Tim is active within the APTA as a member of the Sports and Orthopedic special interest groups.
Outside the clinic Tim spends a majority of time with hs wife Jen running, road cycling, hiking (hiked the Colorado Trail in the
summer of 2017) and expoloring his home state.
JODI HOLMES CMT
Jodi graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in physical
education & sports studies. She worked in an athletic club setting as
a fitness instructor, aerobic instructor and coordinator, and as an athletic
director. She has been involved in personal training, and teaching a variety
of classes including kickboxing and spinning. She then pursued her massage
and pilates certification. She received her degree in Massage Therapy in 1999,
and became a certified pilates instructor in 2003. She is currently taking classes
toward her degree in acupuncture.
She loves being active, living in Colorado, watching her children participate
in all their activities and spending time with her husband.
CINDY HAYES,SAMANTHA TIEDEMAN