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Our Staff Profiles

Meet our Physical Therapists, Pilates Instructors & Office Staff

Physical Therapists

Amy L. Lehman, MSPT, ACSM, CPI, CLT, Director/Owner

Amy is a 1997 graduate of The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has developed her physical therapy skills in inpatient, outpatient and workers compensation settings. Her ability to utilize therapeutic and Pilates based exercise, manual therapy techniques including MLD and CDT, modalities and patient education are the keys to comprehensive rehabilitation for patients under her care.

Her philosophy of Physical Therapy Treatment has been influenced by the works of Joseph Pilates and F.M. Alexander, the principle of tensegrity, and her career in dance.

Treatment is designed to:

1. Develop and challenge each individual’s physical potential
2. Compel patients to embrace the process of changing limitation
3. To invoke lasting participating in personal physical health

Alan Zidek, PT

Alan graduated from Kansas State University in 1993 and earned his physical therapy degree from the University of Kansas in 2005.  He has experience working with a variety of complex orthopedic and neurological diagnosis, including joint and spinal pain, spinal cord injury, stoke and limb amputation.  He uses manual therapy techniques, exercise and patient education to allow clients to recover from injuries and regain independence. Outside of work, Alan loves to spend his free time outdoors with his wife and two dogs.

Rene Perez, MSPT, CLT/UE

Rene is a 1985 graduate from University of Delaware. She earned her Master's degree from Temple University in 1992. Rene has developed her skills in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine and has worked in industrial rehabilitation, home care and geriatrics settings.

Rene has taken an extensive amount of manual therapy courses including Rocobado for the neck and back, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release and Craniosacral Therapy. Rene completed her Manual Lymph Drainage and Complete Decompression Therapy training in 2011. In 2012, Rene completed a kinesiotaping course in 2013 and is certified in dry needling since January 2014. Most recently, in 2016 became certified to treat vestibular patients.

Rene was a competitive amateur mountain bike and road cyclist in the 1990's. She enjoys snow boarding, scuba diving, hiking and biking with her husband and two daughters. 

Erin Santilli, PT

Erin is a 1996 graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Physical Therapy program and has been caring for patients ever since.  She brings 20 years of experience to SouthPark Physical Therapy. Passionate about her profession, she has taken numerous continuing education courses on spine, shoulder, knee and ankle dysfunction and pelvic floor dysfunction. She is cerified in Pilates Level One Mat exercise and uses Pilate's exercise principles daily.  Erin believes good communication is vital throughout the healing process in order to develop a customized treatment plan and meet the needs of each unique individual. 

"Physical Therapy is a wonderful profession and I am honored to help my patients restore their desired level of function."

Erin lives with her husband in Littleton, When not at work, you will find her outdoors enjoying everything beautiful Colorado has to offer.

Jenn Lyng, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, Cert. DN

Jenn graduated from SUNY Brockport in 2004 with a degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Physiology. She worked as an Athletic Trainer in the college setting before pursuing her degree in physical therapy. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2008 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has experience working in orthopedics and sports medicine with clinic, high school and college settings.

Jenn has a strong desire to always continue learning and has taken numerous courses on manual therapy and therapeutic exercises. She is also certified in Functional Trigger Point Dry Needling. Jenn enjoys treating a wide range of patients and diagnoses, but has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and knee injury prevention.

Outside of work, Jenn enjoys participating in triathlons.

Pilates Instructors

Laura Adams 

Laura Adams has been teaching Fitness classes for over 25 years and has been teaching Pilates for almost 13 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Colorado University at Boulder. Laura then worked in rehabilitation for 6 years as a Physical Therapy Aid. The following years she spent as an administrator and manager of the Wellness Center for Foothills Parks and Recreation (about 8 years) and Recreation Coordinator for the City of Lakewood running all the fitness programs for the City (about 8 years). She most recently owned and operated BodyBlast Pilates Studio for the last 6 and half years.

Certifications include Polestar Pilates Reformer Certification, Pilates Mat I Certification,Pilates Mat II Certification, N’Balance Certification, Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certification (California State University , Fullerton), ACE (American Council on Exercise) Group Fitness Instructor, Instructor Authorization First Aid/CPR/AED (Instructor American Red Cross) & American Red Cross- First Aid/CPR/AED

Diana Bailey NMT LMT

Certifications include: Senior teacher of Ron Fletcher Pilates, Polestar Post-Rehab & Fitness Pilates, CoreAlign  

Diana Bailey is a neuromuscular therapist with over 25 years experience specializing in chronic pain relief and postural correction. After an accident seriously injured her shoulder in 1993, Diana was introduced to Pilates-based methods of recuperation. The ease and speed with which she regained the complete use of her arm so impressed her, she went on to become a certified teacher. 

Diana combines her talent for manual therapy—which “unlocks” the potential of muscles and joints by using gentle hands on techniques—with a progressive conditioning program that restores functional alignment. Her exceptional gift of interpreting complex movement adaptations and directing clients with simple cueing, demonstration, and encouragement changes body awareness and opens the door for many clients to live vital, active lives free from the limitations of pain.

Diana resides in the foothills of Denver with a teenage son, three dogs and two amazing horses. She is an avid runner, rider and enjoys being on a first name basis with the knowledgeable staff at the hardware store. “We laugh a lot…and not always for the same reason. That’s the magic.”

Nichelle Markley

As a mom of 7 kids, staying fit and healthy to keep up with the bunch is definitely one of my top priorities! :-) I discovered Pilates in 1997 after a sustaining a running injury in the Army, and it has been a vital part of my fitness regime ever since. With an educational background in Linguistics and Foreign Language (Chinese Mandarin and French), I've always viewed Pilates as a 'Language of the Body', helping us to understand how to move our bodies safely, powerfully and efficiently.  It is truly amazing to find how much inner strength we have once we learn how to harness it! In 2006, I decided to begin my journey to become an instructor so that I could share my passion with others. And what a fantastic journey it has been! Whether you are brand new to Pilates or a 'seasoned veteran', I look forward to seeing you in one of my classes!


Office Staff

Angeline Luker - Office Manager

Angie joined SouthPark Physical Therapy in 2010. After starting her adminstration career with a large physical therapy corporation that spanned 13 years, she decided to leave the corporate world behind and be a part of a privately owned clinic. She is happy to be with SouthPark Physical Therapy where she gets to wear many hats and have a part in all aspects of adminstration and management.  Feel free to contact Angie with any financial questions or concerns relating to your treatment.

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