To help patients achieve their highest level of function through hands-on care and treatment.
- We are passionate about helping others.
- We value education to improve our skills.
- We are movement experts.
- We are results-driven.
Strive Physical Therapy is a locally owned private physical therapy practice in the greater Colorado Springs area. We offer solutions to pain and functional limitations.
To help patients achieve their highest level of function through hands-on care and treatment.
Strive Physical Therapy is caring, passionate and knowledgeable. We’re here to make sure our patients achieve the best results, as quickly as possible, in a fun environment.
We work together to accomplish more.
We provide genuine and personalized patient care with high-quality results.
We commit ourselves to help people lead active and healthy lifestyles.
We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.
We give back to the communities in which we serve.
Strive Physical Therapy was founded in 2014 by Jeff Randall, MSPT, with a vision of helping patients achieve their highest level of function through hands-on care and treatment. Shortly after Strive opened its doors, Diane Baggs joined the team. Diane had an extensive background in owning and operating outpatient physical therapy clinics in the Colorado Springs area and was thrilled to jump in. Realizing the organization needed something different to keep growing, she implemented a fresh approach. Diane became the sole owner in 2019 and continues the original vision today. Strive Physical Therapy has expanded to four clinics in Colorado Springs and Fountain since opening.
At Strive Physical Therapy, we believe every patient is unique and does not fit into a one-size-fits-all treatment philosophy. To deliver the best results, our therapists have countless hours of continuing education under several philosophies. Patient results are the cornerstone of Strive Physical Therapy. Word spread quickly of the positive results with patients and providers alike demanding this excellent care.
We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in Colorado Springs and Fountain.
Diane graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in exercise science and K-12 education. She continued her education in marketing and business development as she started her career at an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Colorado Springs. It wasn’t long until she knew that entrepreneurship was in her blood. In 1999 she opened her first outpatient practice and grew that over the next nine years before selling her three clinics. Her career continued in the area of homecare and hospice for a large company as a regional director over a number of states. Realizing her true love was still in the outpatient physical therapy arena and wanting out of the large corporate setting, she decided in 2014 Strive is where she was meant to be. Diane enjoys being a student of life and is continually studying and taking courses to increase her knowledge. She also has a passion for training and teaching others in management and leadership and you will find her helping other business owners in the community. She’s currently on the board of directors for Narconon Colorado and works with Drug Free World. During her free time, she spends time with her husband, Steve, and enjoys playing golf, skiing, working out and visiting her two grown children in California and Arizona.
Mark has been a physical therapist for over 35 years. He has degrees in adapted physical education, physical therapy, exercise physiology, pathokinesiology and biomechanics. Mark has worked extensively with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes throughout his career. He was a consultant to the Chinese Olympic Committee leading up to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. He has led physical therapy and sports performance seminars throughout the United States and China. Mark holds certifications in manual therapy, dry needling, strength and conditioning, speed, agility and conditioning, medical professional through the Titleist Performance Institute, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and functional movement systems. Mark has been active in sports his entire life participating in soccer, swimming, rugby, crew, golf, running and triathlons. Mark enjoys cycling, weight training, riding his Harley and playing golf. He is currently an assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Originally from north-central Nebraska, Anthony earned his bachelor’s of science in exercise science. He worked as a rehabilitation technician where he developed his passion for rehabilitation, before deciding to become a physical therapist. He went on to earn his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Colorado. Before finding his home at Strive Physical Therapy, Anthony worked in many different settings, including hospitals and nursing homes. He is excited to help his patients meet their goals and get back to their lives without pain. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, snowboarding and most anything outdoors. Anthony and his wife enjoy bringing their son along on their outdoor adventures.
Dave was born in San Antonio, Texas, and raised here in Colorado Springs. He earned his bachelor’s of science in health and exercise science, with a minor in business administration from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Dave went on to earn his doctorate in physical therapy from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California. He has also completed an orthopedic residency program. Dave has an interest in sports medicine and sports performance for athletes of all levels. He is passionate about physical therapy and loves helping people achieve their goals. Dave enjoys spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and his two children. He is a die-hard Denver Broncos fan! His hobbies include sports, hiking, biking, hunting, snowboarding and listening to music.
Jenni earned her bachelor’s of science from the University of Central Arkansas and her doctorate in physical therapy from Indiana State University. She is a certified Graston Technique provider and utilizes various manual techniques to provide hands-on treatment to patients. While Jenni enjoys all aspects of orthopedic physical therapy, her favorite area to treat is the foot and ankle. Jenni spent a season working with ski and snowboard injuries in Breckenridge and Keystone. In her free time, Jenni enjoys skiing, hiking, kayaking and Rockies baseball games.
A Colorado native from Loveland, Taylor earned her bachelor’s of science in biology from Southwestern College in Kansas, where she competed in track and volleyball. She went on to earn her doctorate in physical therapy from Wichita State University in Kansas. Taylor has experience in clinical settings ranging from general orthopedics to pediatric sports rehabilitation. She is especially interested in orthopedics, sports medicine and vestibular disorders. Taylor believes in the importance of skilled manual intervention, utilizing a hands-on approach, coupled with therapeutic exercises for the best treatment outcomes. She is passionate about helping people achieve their goals and reach their highest potential. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, obstacle course racing and spending time with family and friends.
Liz is a military spouse who from Oneida, New York. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then worked in an outpatient clinic with a focus on manual therapy and orthopedics in Buffalo, New York. Two years later, she moved to the island of Oahu, Hawaii and treated the island’s “Kupuna” or older adults for three years prior to moving to Colorado Springs. Liz has a wide range of interests but is most interested in utilizing movement as medicine with a combination of manual therapy to achieve optimal outcomes for her patients. In her free time, Liz enjoys swimming and cycling, competing in triathlons and spending time with her husband and son.
Daniella was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, and completed her bachelors degree in exercise science from Carroll University where she also played four years of women’s soccer. She went on to earn her doctorate in physical therapy from Carroll University. After graduating in 2020, she moved to Colorado Springs. Daniella enjoys working with people of all ages and backgrounds, but her biggest passion lies in sports medicine and rehabilitation. Her clinical experience includes general outpatient orthopedics as well as a rotation with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. In her free time, Daniella enjoys hiking, traveling and cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
Jaxon is a Colorado native and earned his Bachelors in Exercise Science from Harding University and stayed to continue his education completing his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2020. He’s a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist as well as Functional Movement Screen Certified. His specific interests are in orthopedics, manual therapy, sports medicine, strength and conditioning. Jaxon strives to make a difference in the lives of his patients. He focuses on a holistic approach, centered around manual therapy and foundational exercise.
Jaxon is a former collegiate baseball player, avid golfer, snowboarder, and hunter. He enjoys spending time with his wife sampling local beers, golfing, or getting lost in the mountains.
Katelyn was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. She earned her Bachelor’s in Natural Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY. Katelyn enjoys working with a variety of populations in the realm of physical therapy, such as orthopedics, pediatrics, geriatrics, neuromuscular, and wound care. She is passionate about helping her patients reach an active, healthy lifestyle through the use of patient education, positive mentality, and overcoming physical barriers.
In her free time, Katelyn enjoys traveling to different states and staying active at any given opportunity with hiking, weight-lifting, recreational soccer, or running. Being new to Colorado, Katelyn enjoys meeting new people and learning about the area!
Edward earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Illinois State University in Normal, IL, and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Governors State University in University Park, IL. He’s working towards certifications in Dry Needling and as an Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult.
Edward enjoys working with patients of all ages and physical backgrounds. He is passionate about older adults and enjoys demonstrating the power of exercise during the aging process. A recent graduate, Edward is still developing his areas of expertise and focus but considers himself very knowledgeable about exercise, health, and wellness. He educates his patients on the power of exercise and believes that exercise is the best medicine.
In his free time, he enjoys cooking, running, biking, and hiking in the great outdoors. Edward also plays the guitar, sharing music and exploring the Colorado trails with his partner Sara, and keeping up with his feisty cat, Gerry. Originally from Chicago, he is still in search of the best pizza in Colorado Springs.
Ryan earned his Bachelor of Science in exercise science with a concentration in health fitness from Central Michigan University and a Doctorate in physical therapy from Grand Valley State University. He is passionate about orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine and enjoys working with all age groups but especially pediatric through adolescents. He enjoys the process of seeing patients return to pain-free activities in order for them to maintain an active lifestyle.
Outside of the clinic, Ryan spends a lot of time outdoors enjoying what this beautiful world has to offer. His hobbies include working out, hiking, fishing, hunting, playing sports, and cross-country skiing.
Jennifer has lived in Falcon, Colorado, for most of her life. She earned a bachelor’s of science in exercise science from Colorado Mesa University. Jennifer aspires to become a doctor of physical therapy and loves the outpatient orthopedic setting. On the weekends, she enjoys fishing, hiking, riding horses and being outdoors.
Madison graduated from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with a bachelor’s of science in biology and exercise science. She is currently pursuing her master’s in biomedical sciences through Liberty University. Madison has experience working in general physical therapy and with patients with Parkinson’s disease. She would eventually like to become a doctor of physical therapy. She loves working with patients to better their lifestyle day by day and reach their goals. In her free time, Madison enjoys hiking with her dogs and watching sports, especially the Colorado Rockies and Avalanche.
Casey is originally from Virginia, but being a military wife, she has lived in Georgia and is now here in Colorado. She loves the close-knit relationships she shares with her Strive coworkers and being able to meet new people and talk to the patients daily. Outside of work, Casey enjoys spending quality time with her husband and family or just relaxing on the couch with a cup of tea while watching a movie. She enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends and taking care of her parrot and sheltie.
Born in Florida, Kevin moved to Colorado Springs as a child and has lived here ever since. He earned his bachelor’s of science in health science, strength and conditioning, from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Kevin also holds an associate of applied science for physical therapy assistant from Concorde Career College in Aurora, Colorado. He loves working with patients and is interested in learning new and innovative techniques. Kevin enjoys spending time with his wife and four children. He hopes to show his children that they can do anything that they want to. Kevin loves the outdoors and wants to run an X-terra triathlon before he turns 40.
Makenzie was born and raised in Roseville, California, where she grew to love the outdoors. Her love for the outdoors led her to Laramie, Wyoming, where she obtained her bachelors of science in kinesiology and health promotion, with a minor in human and animal physiology, from the University of Wyoming. Makenzie is in the process of applying to school to become a doctor of physical therapy. In her free time, she enjoys camping, hiking, swimming and spending time with her family and friends.
Donovan is currently enrolled at the University of Colorado–Colorado Springs, pursuing his degree in exercise science. Donovan served in the Army for four years and is experienced in exercise and personal training. He loves to help others and to help patients heal and get stronger. Donovan hopes to continue his education and become a physical therapist while he continues to serve with the Colorado National Guard. He enjoys spending time with his family, going on hikes and watching movies.
A Colorado Springs native, Amber is passionate about building relationships in the community. Her career has encompassed business development and public relations in technology and nonprofits. She is a past recipient of the Colorado Springs Business Journal Rising Star award. In 2018, she co-founded the huddle, a local business-to-business networking group to collaborate with other business experts and improve their professional lives. She is excited to contribute to a team dedicated to helping people live healthy and happy lives. Amber believes you should never stop learning and improving. Her newest endeavor is learning to golf. During her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and participating in the many recreational opportunities that Colorado’s four seasons has to offer – hiking, kayaking, skiing and gardening. She loves to travel and spend time with her two grown sons and her dog, Penny, a five year old boxer.
Christian was raised in a small Kansas town and travelled the world as she was raised in a military family, and is currently a military wife. She holds a bachelor of arts in psychology and a certificate in medical office and administration. After graduating, she wished to aid others and enable them to have a better, healthier life. A great lover of the outdoors, Christian enjoys hiking, gardening and swimming. She also enjoys spending quiet afternoons reading a good book and loving on her pets.
Emily is currently attending the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, pursuing her degree in exercise science. With an interest in the anatomy and physiology behind the human body, she is looking to learn more and continue growing so that eventually she can continue her education to become a physical therapist. Emily likes to help patients heal and regain their ability to continue their active lifestyles and go back to their normal lives. In her spare time, she loves to go on hikes, play with her dog and spend time with her family.
Rebecca was born and raised in Wisconsin. She was a medic in the Air Force for four years in North Dakota. After the Air Force, she lived in Tucson, AZ for 5 years where she received her degree for Physical Therapist Assistant from Mima Medical Institute. Rebecca loves working with her patients and getting to know them and their stories. She believes in patient education and coupling manual therapy and exercises to help patients achieve their desired goals. She also looks forward to learning new techniques to progress her skills. She enjoys spending time with her husband and friends gaming, going on walks with her dog, and exploring Colorado.
Sarah is from Los Angeles, CA, and completed her Associates of Arts Degree in Kinesiology from Los Angeles Mission College. She is also CPR certified and is looking to further her education to one day become a DPT. Sarah hopes to learn from the PTs here at Strive to fully understand what they do to help someone go from being in pain, to pain free. Sarah is very passionate about health and fitness, and races all around the country. Her passion for running started when she was only 11 years old when she finished her first marathon and went on to complete five more after that. She loves obstacle course racing and even placed third in her age group in 2019 for the Spartan Race US National Series. Since moving to Colorado, Sarah has been taking advantage of all the beautiful trails there are to explore here.
Charles enjoys working in the orthopedic outpatient setting and earned his Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at San Antonio and PTA Specialty Certification in Orthopaedics from Concordia College. This specialty has given him the tools to improve his decision-making and outcomes of care while treating patients with the best evidence-based practice in mind.
Charles enjoys being active and adventurous by looking up new trails and places to visit. He also likes to play basketball, watch sports, and play video games. He grew up having German Shepherds always around and he hopes to get one soon to join him on adventures. “There’s nothing like having one by your side as your best friend and for protection,” he says.
Katy is originally from Maryland where she graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. She went on to obtain her Physical Therapist Assistant degree in Virginia and began her career working in outpatient orthopedics. After moving to Texas, she gained an Orthopedic Manual Therapy certification through OPTIM in Houston. Katy is passionate about understanding and getting to know her patients, and providing education that can guide them towards their goals to improve their quality of living and ultimately get back to doing what they love. She is always looking for opportunities to learn and grow, she is particularly interested in expanding her knowledge in Women’s Health. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and spending time with her family and two dogs.
Adam has recently graduated with his bachelors of Science from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs while studying Exercise Science. He plans to obtain his CSCS certification and is pursuing either PT school and/or a master’s program in the near future.
Adam is a self-described “huge fitness nerd” and loves anything and everything about physical and athletic performance. His goal is to one day work in a setting with athletes and high-level individuals such as SWAT and special forces. He likes to spend his free time weight lifting, spending time with friends/family, as well as being outside and active (even if that means just laying by the pool).
Connor grew up in Colorado Springs and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Bethany College in Kansas, where he also played baseball. He enjoys helping patients grow stronger, allowing them to achieve their goals, and thinks it is inspiring to see patients work so hard to overcome their injuries. Connor is hoping to continue his education to become a DPT in the future.
In his free time, he enjoys hiking, watching the Colorado Avalanche and Rockies play, and spending time with friends and family.
Naomi has been in the health and fitness space for a little over 1 year and has a passion and specialty for corrective exercise and training. She holds a Bachelor of Science Psychology from Stephens College Columbia, MO, and several certifications: NASM CPT, NASM CNC, NASM CES, Certified TRX Trainer, American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Aid. She is well-versed with lifestyle changes and general fitness making her a great asset to our team.
She enjoys spending her spare time with her spouse, Mindy, and her senior dog Simon and cat, Leo. She also enjoys camping, roller skating, functional training, and weightlifting.
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