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SERC therapists combine for more than 70 years of experience to draw on in collaborative efforts to help patients Return to the Speed of Life!

matt_staff (36K)Matt Thessing, PT, DPT

Matt completed his BS in physical therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998 and completed his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver in 2008. Matt is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Orthopedic Specialty Section, and the Private Practice Section. Matt has lived and worked in Woodland Park since 2000 and started SERC in 2005.

Matt is committed to ensuring that each patient receives an accurate diagnosis, a personalized treatment plan, and a balance of enough treatment and follow-up to achieve the goals agreed upon with the patient. Matt keeps abreast of current research and ideas so he can be sure his patients are receiving the latest in scientific and evidence-based physical therapy. Matt is a certified practitioner for trigger point dry-needling (TDN).

When he isn't working, Matt enjoys all that Colorado offers, including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with his wife, four daughters and friends.


Martin RomeroMartin Romero PT, DPT

Marty is a Colorado native with over 30 years of experience as a physical therapist. After serving four 4 years in the Marine's he went on to earn a bachelor's of arts in Psychology from the University of Colorado, a bachelor's of science in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado, a master's of arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of St Augustine. Marty is Certified in Manual Therapy from the Physical Therapy Institute. He is also Certified in Trigger Point Dry-Needling from Kinetacore and had studied Dry Needling from the Dry Needling Institute. Marty has also received formal physical therapy training in the McKenzie Method for spinal pain, Maitland mobilization, Manipulation of the spine, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Muscle Energy Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Kinesiology Taping and Industrial Rehabilitation. He has attended numerous other continuing education courses in physical therapy and is current in state of the art - evidenced based physical therapy practice. When not helping patients at SERC get back to doing what they enjoy he is either running, hiking, fly-fishing or sitting on his porch with his beautiful wife Corinne enjoying the views in Green Mountain Falls.


Mona Ehlert, PTAMona Ehlert, PTA

Mona Ehlert graduated form Milwaukee Area Technical College with her associate’s degree in Physical Therapy Assistance in 1993, as well as being a certified and practiced personal trainer from American College of Sports Medicine 2006-2014.

She worked as a PTA in multi settings with majority of her experience in out patient orthopedics. She has taken several continuing education courses in myofascial releasing, muscle energy techniques, Mulligans manual tech and functional based strength training. Mona focuses on what the patient’s goals are and helps them achieve their goals the best way that works for them.

Mona moved to Colorado Springs in June of 2015 from Milwaukee, WI with her husband and two boys. Mona and her family are enjoying exploring all that Colorado has to offer. She loves to cook, exercise, spend time with her children, and play with their dog.


John Butera, PTAJohn Butera, PTA

John is a graduate of State University of New York at Cortland with a degree in Health Education and Athletic Training. He later went on to get licensed as both a Physical Therapy Assistant and Massage Therapist since 1995. He has taken extensive education and training in numerous manual therapy techniques and hands-on therapies. They include but limited to Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques.

John has had the privilege to study with mentors who are the top in their field, many of whom were they creators of their body of work. Working at SERC, John is able to use these skills to address a whole body approach to helping people achieve their greatest rehab potential.

John and his wife have been living in Woodland Park since 1992 and have a houseful of pets, he has a passion for the LORD and all HIS creation. He also loves to be fit and works out regularly and is constantly researching health and fitness for himself and all who care to listen.