Our Team




A native of Durango, Dan is the owner of Rivergate Physical Therapy. He graduated in 1993 with distinction from The Colorado College and has a Liberal Arts and Science Degree in Biological Anthropology. He then worked several years as a firefighter/paramedic for Durango Fire Department and Mercy Paramedics. Dan received his Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2001. Since Graduation, He has worked in outpatient orthopedics and is certified to do Trigger Point Dry Needling / Intra Muscular stimulation and spinal manipulation.

Dan enjoys telemark skiing and working on the ski patrol for Durango Mountain Resort on the weekends. When the snow melts, he plays soccer, mountain bikes, enjoys trail running, rafting, kayaking, hiking, rock climbing and climbing 14ers. Dan also loves to travel and when he gets the opportunity, he scuba dives and snorkels. He also enjoys rafting, camping, and skiing with his wife and two daughters.

Dan has specialized training in:

    • High Velocity Low Amplitude Spinal Manipulation
    • Reiki Level II
    • Trigger Point Dry Needling/ Intramuscular Stimulation
    • Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic since 1998
    • Certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    • Automatic External Defibrilator (AED)
    • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Health Care Provider (CPR)
    • Certified National Academy of Sports Medicine: Performance Enhancement Specialists
    • Certified to fit Custom Orthotics & Don Joy Custom Knee Braces
    • Certified as clinical instructor for Athletic Trainers from Fort Lewis College and Doctoral Physical Therapy Students
    • Treatment of neck and low back pain, and scacroiliac dysfunction
    • Treatment of knee, ankle and shoulder injuries
    • Treatment of Sacroiliac Dysfunctions


Rick Cimaglia, MPT
Rick recently moved to Durango from Prescott, AZ. He originally received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University in 1986. He became interested in exercise science and returned to NAU, graduating with a Master’s in Exercise Science in 1994, and then on to receive a Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 1997. He has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, focusing on manual therapy and exercise progression, and also recently worked a couple of years in home health physical therapy.

Rick is an avid cyclist, enjoys mountain biking, and has been a competitive road racer since 1987, winning Arizona State Championships multiple times for masters categories of time trial, criterium, road race, and hill climb. He also is active with hiking, backpacking, downhill and cross-country skiing.

Rick has specialized training in:

      • ASTYM certified
      • Post-surgical rehabilitation
      • Treatment of neck and low back dysfunction
      • Elbow and wrist dysfunction
      • Shoulder, hip, knee dysfunction
      • Ankle/foot dysfunction, particularly plantar fasciitis
      • Balance dysfunction
      • Core stabilization
      • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
      • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)


Jessica Voegeli,MPT

Jessica recently moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband to pursue their active life styles in a close knit community central to the mountains. Jessica graduated with her Master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 2010. For the last few years, Jessica has primarily worked in an outpatient orthopedic and acute care setting with occasional home health experience. She values unique exercises and hands on techniques to remediate impairments and disabilities, to ultimately promote mobility, functional ability, quality of life and movement potential.

Jessica strives to create individualized treatments, while maintaining a comfortable and fun ambiance. Jessica enjoys yoga and pilates. She has practiced yoga and attended numerous workshops for the last 6 years. Besides yoga and pilates, she enjoys spending time with her husband and siberian husky, running, rock climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, biking, canoeing/kayaking, and cooking.

Jessica has specialized training in:

      • ASTYM trained but practices IASTM
      • Alter-G anti-gravity treadmill for the treatment of gait abnormalities, lower extremity weakness, impaired balance, and decreased endurance.
      • Treatment of neck, low back, and sacroiliac joint dysfunction
      • Treatment of shoulder injuries
      • Pre and post operative diagnoses
      • Vestibular and balance rehabilitation
      • Treatment of ankle and foot dysfunction
      • Prevention and treatment of running injuries
      • Kinesio tape
      • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
      • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)