Dan Cullum, MSPT, EMT-P, NASM-PES

OWNER RIVERGATE PHYSICAL THERAPY
E-mail: dan@rivergatept.com

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.

EXPERTISE

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

PHYSICAL THERAPIST
E-mail: rick@rivergatept.com

Rick moved to Durango from Prescott, AZ in 2012. He originally received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 1986. He became interested in exercise science and returned to NAU, graduating with a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science in 1994, and then on to a Master of Physical Therapy Degree in 1997. He has more than 20 years’ experience, which includes 2 years of Home Health physical therapy, otherwise, he has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedics, emphasizing manual therapy and exercise progression. He also specializes in Astym® treatment, which is a non-invasive manual technique which is effective in the treatment of strains/sprains, repetitive motion injuries, post-surgical scarring, or other soft tissue dysfunctions.

Rick is an avid cyclist, enjoys mountain biking, and has been a competitive road cyclist since 1987, winning Arizona State Championships multiple times for categories of time trial, criterium, road race, and hill climb, and has been on the podium at Masters Road National Championships 3 times. He also is active with hiking, backpacking, downhill and cross-country skiing, horseback riding, and scuba diving.

EXPERTISE

Rick has specialized training in:
  • Astym certified for treatment of tendinopathies, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions
  • Soft tissue and joint mobilization
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Treatment of neck and low back dysfunction
  • Neck and core stabilization progression
  • Elbow and wrist dysfunction
  • Shoulder, hip, knee dysfunction
  • Ankle/foot dysfunction
  • Posture dysfunction
  • Balance dysfunction
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Jessica Voegeli, MPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

E-mail: jessica@rivergatept.com

Jessica 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 Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2010. Jessica has primarily worked in an outpatient orthopedic setting, but has experience in acute care and home health settings. She values unique exercises and hands on techniques to re-mediate 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, Pilates, and HIIT style workouts. She has attended numerous yoga workshops and would like to eventually attain yoga and Pilates certifications. Jessica also enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, camping, trail running, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, stand up paddle boarding, snowshoeing, and cooking.

Ben Griffin

Physical Therapy Assistant

E-mail: griffinb6683@gmail.com

Ben is originally from Montgomery, Alabama. He first came to Denver, Colorado in 2003 to serve in an Americorps program. After completing his 11 months of service, he moved to Leadville, CO to attend Colorado Mountain College, where he received an Associate of Arts in Outdoor Education in 2006.

EXPERTISE

Jessica has specialized training in:
  • Certified in vestibular rehabilitation
  • 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)

 

 

 

In 2007 he moved to Durango where he continued his education, receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Exercise Science degree from Fort Lewis College. Ben works at Rivergate Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapist Technician and performs home caregiving services for elderly families. In 2017, Ben received an Associate of Science degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from San Juan College in Farmington, NM.  Since graduating, he has gained experience in both Outpatient PT and Inpatient PT.  When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his new wife, their dog Eno, rock climbing, and being outdoors.