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Performance Physical Therapy

Fort Collins, CO’s PT Center

Progressive Physical Therapy in Fort Collins, CO

The team at Performance Physical Therapy is here for you to provide progressive physical therapy in a nurturing environment. We provide exceptional accountability to achieve maximum performance, health, and pain-free living. We specialize in the following services:

  • Back Pain
  • Dry Needling
  • Total Motion Release (TMR)
  • Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)
  • Activation Technique (MAT)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Balance Issues
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (SASTM)
  • Postural Restoration
  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Myokinesthetic System
  • Associative Awareness Technique
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
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About Performance Physical Therapy

We’ve been taking care of patients since 1997. Our staff has over 100 years of combined experience utilizing various forms of physical therapy. We pride ourselves in creating a nurturing environment where we can help our patients get back on their feet, pain-free. Our team has the knowledge and skills to provide our patients with real results that will get you back to the lifestyle you enjoy! You can expect constant and open communication, one-on-one time with your therapist, hands-on therapy, a trusting relationship, and specialized exercises.

treating sports injury

Got Pain, Get Results!

Our physical therapists always have your best interests and results in mind. We work tirelessly to help you on the road to recovery. While in our care, your physical therapist will diagnose and manage movement dysfunction and enhance physical and functional abilities. We also help with your fitness and quality of life as it relates to your movement and health. Additionally, we help prevent onset symptoms and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities that may result from diseases, conditions, or injuries.

As physical therapists we are trained traditionally, however, we continue to expand our knowledge by training in progressive and innovative techniques. A few of the techniques we have found most effective include Muscle Activation Technique (MAT), Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT), Associative Awareness Technique (AAT) and Total Motion Release (TMR).

Hear From Our Patients

Various Physical Therapy Techniques for Success

At Performance Physical Therapy, we use various techniques that set us apart from the typical physical therapy clinic. The primary goals of these techniques are to target the injury or weakness in your body, quickly assess, and then alleviate the pain. We want you to be able to return to your daily routine as soon as possible. We use the following cutting-edge techniques in our practice:

  • Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)
  • Muscle Activation Technique (MAT)
  • Total Motion Release (TMR)
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction
  • Myokinesthetic System
  • Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (SASTM)
  • Postural Restoration
  • Associative Awareness Technique

Meet Our Therapists and Staff

Ethan and Finn


Ethan grew up in Fort Collins before going to the University of Vermont, where he played lacrosse. He earned his bachelors in exercise and movement science, graduating in 2015. He stayed at the University of Vermont to earn his DPT in 2017. Ethan then returned to Fort Collins and has been with Performance Physical Therapy since 2017. He enjoys using his passion for physical therapy to help people be free of pain and improve function. When Ethan and his German Shepherd Finn aren't working, he enjoys taking advantage of all Colorado has to offer, including mountain biking, skiing, camping, hiking, wakeboarding, and spending time with his friends, family, dog, and girlfriend.



Wendy Meyer, PT, DPT, MTC, has over 20 years of experience as a physical therapist. She earned her physical therapy degree from the University of St. Augustine and in 2005 she obtained her Manual Therapy Certification. The outpatient orthopedic setting continues to be her passion, allowing for hands on treatment and applying techniques that emphasize the connection between the body and the brain. Wendy enjoys playing volleyball, camping and time with her kids.

Paula Nickel

Paula Nickel

Paula Nickel, MSPT. Paula grew up on the west coast. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a biology degree in 1984. She then went to Texas Woman's University, graduating with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy in 1987. She has participated in athletic activity her whole life.... from high school sports, college softball, triathlons, and bike racing. After 33 years of practicing physical therapy, she still is passionate about helping people resolve their pain and get back to what their passions are. Muscle Activation Technique and Primal Reflex Release Technique are specialized techniques that she counts on daily to help people reach their goals.

Finally, she has a LOVE for dogs. You will likely find her dog, Archie by her side. Archie is part of the staff. His job is to bring love and happiness to all.

Front desk staff

Front Desk Staff

Our incredible front desk staff: David, Lori, and Debby.

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2001 S. Shields St., Bldg D, Ste 204
Fort Collins, CO 80526



Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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2001 S Shields St Bldg D Suite 204, Fort Collins, CO 80526, USA