Relationships and a therapeutic alliance is paramount. Maintaining a high level of competence and then empowering patients to take control of their own health and fitness is important.

Why UCHealth?

The high standards of physical therapy practice, the dynamic nature of the rehab department, and the camaraderie with a group of very impressive therapists is attractive to me.


ABPTS Certified Orthopedic Specialist


Family (which includes a great dog) activities, Travel when possible, Skiing, Hiking, Reading, Kayaking, and just plain yaking with friends.


Monday: 7am - 6:30pm
Tuesday: 7am - 6:30pm
Wednesday: 7am - 6:30pm
Thursday: 7am - 6:30pm
Friday: 7am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 8am - 6:30pm
Sunday: Closed

Qualifications and experience

Rehabilitation Therapy - Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Regis University

University of Pittsburgh

Bachelor of Science
University of Colorado

Clinical interest for patients
  • Manual Therapy
  • Extremity and Spinal Orthopedics, including TMD
  • Oncology
Research interest for patients

Orthopedics, Spine, Education

Backstrom KM, Whitman J, Flynn T. Lumbar spinal stenosis-diagnosis and management of the aging spine. Manual Therapy. 2011; 16(4):308-317.

Schenkman M, Jordan S, Akuthota V, Cleary C, Hearty T, Kohrt W, Roman M, Backstrom K. Functional movement training for recurrent low back pain: Lessons from a randomized controlled trail. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2009;1:137-146.

Backstrom KM. Mobilization with movement as an adjunction intervention in a case of complicated deQuervain’s tenosynovitis: a case report. J Orthop Phys Ther. 32(3);2002:86-97.

Backstrom KM, Moore A. Plantar fasciitis. Physical Therapy Case Reports. 2000; Vol 3(4):154-160.

Rodriquez, J, Schenkman M, Backstrom KM. A Case Study and Pilot for Developing and Implementing the Yearlong Internship;Building a Sustainable Model of Clinical Education through an Academic and Clinical Partnership. Accepted for the APTA Education Leadership Conference. Baltimore, MD October 2016.


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