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. He loves the people in Teller County, reminding him of many of the people he grew up with in the Midwest.
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 has been a certified practitioner for trigger point dry-needling (TDN) since 2009.
When he isn't working, Matt enjoys all that Colorado offers, including skiing, mountain biking, hiking, and spending time with his wife, four daughters, friends and their therapy dog Lily (who you can find hanging out and greeting patients in the clinic a couple of days a week).
Ralph Bidwell MSPT
Ralph Bidwell hails from Grand Rapids, Michigan where he grew up and went to college. Initially pursuing coursework in computer science and psychology, he eventually focused on a degree in physical therapy. He completed his studies at Grand Valley State University, obtaining his Master's degree in 1993. Ralph continued his studies with emphasis in manual therapy and orthopedics, quickly becoming a clinical instructor and coordinator of clinical education for therapy students in various organizations.
Ralph's extensive experience comes from working in a variety of therapy settings in Michigan, Colorado, and in Ohio as a traveling PT. He also held roles as a manager in small outpatient clinics and in two large hospital settings. In recent years, he has focused on rehabilitation for patients with motor vehicle and workplace injuries. In 2007, he founded a single therapist orthopedic clinic in Castle Rock, which he ran for 7 years, and since has converted it to a cash-based practice, which he continues to manage from his home in Colorado Springs. Additionally, Ralph performs functional capacity evaluations for personal injury cases throughout southern Colorado.
Ralph enjoys spending his free time working on house projects and cycling with friends on roads and technical mountain bike terrain throughout CO, AZ, and UT.
Cheryl Rusy, PTA
Cheryl is a Colorado native growing up enjoying the ranch life on the western slope of Colorado. After graduating from Morgan Community College with her degree in Physical Therapist Assistant in 1998, she had a brief career working with skilled nursing facility and home health patients before moving to Wisconsin and working for Mayo Clinic. There she found her passion in outpatient therapy specializing in sportsmedicine, orthopedics and amputees. She discovered her love of golf both playing the game as well as returning her patients to the course. She spends her free time hiking, camping, fishing and enjoying her family.