Tim Bonack PT, DOMP(C)
Tim grew up in the small town of Waupun, Wisconsin and graduated with his Physical Therapy (PT) degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin in 1984. He moved to Colorado shortly after graduating so he could follow his passion and ‘ski the Rockies.’ Tim worked for 6 years at 3 different Physical Therapy clinics in the Colorado Springs area. In 1990, he co-founded Spineworks Physiotherapy, a successful clinic that he operated for 19 years. In 2009, Tim opened Manual Edge Physiotherapy to ensure that his style of Manual Physical Therapy practice could continue to serve patients in El Paso County.
In 2003, Tim completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Manual Practice (DOMP) from the Canadian College of Osteopathy in Toronto, Ontario. Tim’s Osteopathic Manual Therapy and Physical Therapy degrees have enabled Tim to attain a depth of knowledge and expertise to excel at utilizing a variety of Manual Therapy techniques to treat patients with complex pain. Tim enjoys treating patients with back and neck pain, migraine headaches and facial pain, concussion, TMJ/jaw pain, and abdominal pain. He particularly enjoys treating difficult pain cases that have not responded to other types of treatment.
Tim is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Academy of Osteopathy. He is a member of the International Jury at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and has functioned as a thesis reader for the college.
Tim has taught numerous courses on Osteopathic Manual Therapy to a variety of health care practitioners along the front range. He enjoys training therapists in the utilization of these gentle yet powerful techniques and routinely offers trainings for the therapists at Manual Edge.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife Zoe, and his two adult children, Bryan and Kristi. He also enjoys biking in the mountains, hiking, travel and finding the next “Big Adventure” with his wife Zoe.
Chris Kaster PT, DPT, CFMT
Chris was born and raised in upstate New York. He attended Misericordia University in Dallas, Pennsylvania and graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy in 2005. Chris then moved to New York City and worked full time while attaining his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2007. He completed his Certified Functional Manual Therapy Certification (CFMT) with honors in August of 2013.
Soon after becoming a Physical Therapist, it was apparent to Chris that many typical Physical Therapy treatments did not help a large percentage of patients and Chris delved further into the manual therapy realm. He worked on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for 4 years and eventually became Clinical Director for over a year, all the time immersing himself in continuing education courses.
Chris moved to Colorado Springs in 2009. Chris came to Manual Edge because of the professional approach and emphasis on continuing education, to gain further exposure to Osteopathic techniques, and for the overall relaxing environment which aids in the healing process.
Chris enjoys treating pain originating from the head, neck, back, hip, knees, feet, hand/elbow, viscera (abdominal organs) and has also received training in the treatment of dizziness and balance.
Chris is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Orthopedic Chapter.
In his free time, Chris enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and their two young sons. He also likes to hike, snowboard, mountain bike and travel.
Kristina Koch MSPT, WCS, CLT
Kristina graduated from Springﬁeld College in Springﬁeld, MA, with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 1996. In 2001 she was introduced to the ﬁeld of pelvic ﬂoor dysfunction and began pursuing education in this area of physical therapy. Since then, she has been treating men, women and children with various pelvic ﬂoor dysfunctions including urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, and constipation.
In 2013 Kristina became board certiﬁed in women’s health and pelvic ﬂoor dysfunction (WCS) by the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also certiﬁed in the treatment of lymphedema (CLT) and functional dry needling. Kristina has successfully established women’s health and pelvic ﬂoor PT programs at an out-patient clinic in California and here in Colorado Springs.
Outside of work, Kristina enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children, skiing, hiking and, doing triathlons.
Ryanne Gromatzky PT, DPT, OCS
Ryanne was grew up in Massachusetts. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science with Medical Emphasis from Ithica College in Ithica, New York. She completed her Doctorate (DPT) in Physical Therapy from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2017, Ryanne became an Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) through the American Physical Therapy Association. Ryanne has taken numerous courses in various forms of Manual Therapy including Visceral and Cranial therapy as well as Functional Mobilization. She has a special interest in treating complex orthopedic and pain cases.
During graduate school Ryanne married her husband, a decorated veteran originally from Texas. Soon after graduation Ryanne and Dan knew it was time for their next big adventure and where better than Colorado!
Ryanne feels there is no greater reward than understanding a new concept to help someone, or having that one patient say “you fixed me!” She believes it is all about finding the right recipe of treatments, timed perfectly, for the right person. With this, one must be creative and more stubborn than the problem at hand and this is what makes healing and rehabilitation so exciting. The answer is there, one must unlock it!
Since moving to Colorado they bought and completely remodeled their first house; planted a dedicated vegetable garden; and acquired 2 dogs and a cat. Most importantly they had their first child that is the light of their lives and they couldn’t be more blessed to have him.
Valerie Jones PT, DPT
Valerie grew up in Northern Illinois and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Northwestern University in Chicago. Valerie found an interest in Manual Therapy early on in Physical Therapy school. After seeing the dramatic effects that good, hands on treatment can create, she started taking continuing education courses before graduating. Valerie is a candidate for the Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) credential through the Institute of Physical Art. In addition, Valerie takes ongoing training in various forms of Manual Therapy including Visceral and Cranial therapy. Though she treats everything from lymphedema to orthopedic pain, she has taken a special interest in complex hip, pelvic, and low back pain. She also enjoys treating foot and ankle pain, and how it can affect the function of the knees, hips, and pelvis.
After completing her degree in Physical Therapy, Valerie moved to Colorado to enjoy the mountains. A self-proclaimed ‘crazy dog lady’, she and her dogs, Olly and Archer, spend weekends hiking, camping, and creating adventures.
Carisa Barcelos, Office Manager
Carisa has been in Colorado since 2000 but has only been in Colorado Springs since 2015. She joined Manual Edge as the office manager in March 2017 and has brought with her fifteen plus years of experience in the medical field which includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing and administration. Carisa is currently pursuing a degree in Healthcare Management with an emphasis in healthcare administration.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, golfing, fishing and being outdoors with her fiancé and family.
Brittney Crane, Patient Ambassador
Brittney was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and relocated to Colorado Springs in February 2016. She has been our Receptionist and Patient Ambassador since October 2016. Brittney handles referrals, authorizations, scheduling, and assisting patients to make certain they have an excellent Physical Therapy experience. Brittney is very passionate about her job! She loves getting to know all the patients, new and returning!!
When Brittney is not working at the office, she spends much of her time being outdoors or with her sister and niece. Give Brittney a call today, and let her know how she can help you!