Meet the Team | Onward Physical Therapy

Meet The Team

Onward Physical Therapy | Dr. Chris O’Neal, PT, DPT
Dr. Chris O’Neal, PT, DPT

Dr. Chris O’Neal is a physical therapist, Champion Performance Specialist, and a TPI Level 1 Expert. He has a passion for working with athletes and weekend warriors, particularly golfers. Chris’s approach to physical therapy is to focus on optimizing movement in order to optimize performance. He has a history in strength and conditioning and treating orthopedic conditions.

Chris is a native of Florida and received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Florida and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from South College. When he is not in clinic, Chris enjoys spending time with his fiancé and their dog. He enjoys snowboarding, hiking, camping, and all things golf.

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Onward Physical Therapy | Dr. Christina Evers, DPT
Dr. Christina Evers, DPT

Dr. Christina Evers is a physical therapist with a strong interest in treating fitness athletes and runners across the lifespan. She loves to learn and empower patients to live healthy, active, pain-free lives. She has a history of treating orthopedic and neurological conditions both in the hospital and outpatient setting.

She is a Missouri native and received a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy both from the University of Missouri. When she is not in the clinic, Christina is either out exploring trails with her dog, at the CrossFit gym, or searching for the best donuts in Denver.

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Onward Physical Therapy | Dr. Kelly Sammis, DPT
Dr. Kelly Sammis, DPT

Dr. Kelly Sammis is a physical therapist, educator of dry needling and all things pelvic, Pilates instructor, wife and mama living and working in Parker, Colorado. Her passion for treatment in physical therapy is in sports performance, pelvic health and overall wellness. She specializes in the treatment of male and female pelvic floor dysfunction, athletic injury/return to sport, sports performance and persistent pain. Her formal education took place at Ohio University (2007) and The University of St Augustine for Health Sciences (2010).

She is a Michigan native with a strong history of treating persistent pain, pelvic floor and return to sport dysfunctions. Kelly serves as lead faculty teaching dry needling courses nationwide and as adjunct faculty with Baylor University. When she is not treating clients or teaching you can find her spending time with her husband, two children and labradoodle, Dexter, exploring our city and the beautiful mountains of Colorado!

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Onward Physical Therapy | Dr. Lauren Vautier, DPT
Dr. Lauren Vautier, DPT

Dr. Lauren Vautier is a physical therapist, Postparturm Certified Exercise Specialist (PCES) through Core Exercise Solutions and clinically trained by Institute of Clinical Excellence (ICE).She specializes in the treatment of the pelvic health, pregnancy/postpartum recovery as well as the fitness athlete and those with chronic pain. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from DePaul University and Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from University of Michigan where she received recognition for Clinical Excellence.

She is a Chicago native with a strong history of treating high level medical complexity, orthopedic polytrauma, pre- and post-organ transplant surgery rehabilitation and high-risk pregnancy from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Lauren has served as faculty for Human Anatomy Dissection at Northwestern University Physical Therapy program and currently serving as a teaching assistant for the Institute of Clinical Excellence cervical spine course. She is a Lone Tree resident and proud owner of Onward Denver. Outside of the clinic, you can find Lauren enjoying the Colorado scenery hiking with her husband and dog or getting stronger at her local Crossfit.

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