NeuAbility strives to optimize the level of overall wellness for those impacted by a Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Amputation, MS – Multiple sclerosis, Spina bifida, Parkinson’s, Cerebral palsy, or any other form of paralysis through progressive, evidence-based adaptive rehabilitative exercise, integrative therapies and the cultivation of a robust community.
Adaptive Exercise Staff
Dane Stair was born and raised in southwestern Wisconsin just outside of Milwaukee in a small town called Muskego. As a child he was heavily involved in athletics and sports performance as he participated in Football, Basketball, Soccer, Rugby, Tennis and Golf throughout high school. Because he was so involved in athletics, injuries started to come about and dismantled his athletic identity. At that point, Dane was in dire need of some means to help build himself back up to game-level performance and keep himself there. Dane participated in Physical Therapy sessions which had drastic results and allowed him to get back on the field, playing the games he loved. This experience lead Dane down the path toward a degree in Health and Wellness, because he knew exactly how much of an impact this form of therapy has.
Dane graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major emphasis on Movement Studies and a minor in Gerontology. Throughout his time in school he was able to participate in multiple semesters of a program that was designed to work on physical therapy for individuals with disabilities. Over time in this program he developed a passion for patient progression and holistic wellness regarding mobility, stability, and activity.
Ever since graduating college, he has focused his efforts on creating a healthy lifestyle that can be maintained throughout a lifetime. He is always looking for new ways to help maintain or correct his bodies mechanics and well-being. Dane’s current hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, skiing, playing with his dog and working on home-improvement projects.
Daniel Wagner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He then moved to Dallas in his senior year of high school. His university track took him from Texas to New Mexico.
Dan graduated from New Mexico Highlands University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and a Master’s Degree in Human Performance and Sport. Daniel is well-versed in the field of fitness and exercise and has competed in numerous sports at the collegiate level while attending New Mexico Highland University. Daniel participates on the Denver Barbarians Rugby team, playing the position of second row lock. Daniel now looks to feed his passion of using exercise science to assist others improve their quality of life through the programs at NeuAbility.
Veronica is a Colorado native, graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a major in Sports and Exercise Science. During her time in college, Veronica was a member of the UNC dance team. In addition to dance she has always had a passion for sports, in high school she was on the Volleyball team, Swim and Dive team, and played softball for Hyland Hills District.
Veronica completed her internship program at NeuAbility and instantly felt like home. She is extremely excited about her position as an adaptive rehabilitative exercise trainer and continuing to assist our clients in building physical strength and independence.
Integrative Therapy Staff
Jan’s interest in good health started thirty years ago through the study and practice of yoga. The positive impact of yoga on her life led her to explore the other ancient healing arts. Jan specializes in Five Element Acupuncture, a style of acupuncture that focuses on the health of the whole person on all levels, including the spiritual, rather than just the symptoms of ill health. Jan graduated in 2002 from the Institute of Education and Acupuncture, a preeminent teaching institution for Five Element Acupuncture, where she had the privilege of studying with master acupuncturist J. R. Worsley. Jan has an Advanced Certification in Cosmetic Acupuncture and Allergy Elimination. With nearly three decades of yoga practice and over twelve years of acupuncture practice, it has given her a depth and breadth of experience and understanding to the needs of the whole person. Jan enjoys assisting in the integration of life’s lessons and challenges and producing greater joy, grace, ease and vitality for her clients.
Mick Tarchis received his Massage License in Florida, and then moved to Colorado in October 2018. He incorporates deep breathing, trigger points, and pin and stretch to encompass each muscle during his massage. Along with intuition and asking the right questions, he is able to help identify the root cause of pain or discomfort.
Dr. Christopher Dorsa grew up in Nashville, Tennessee and became a pre-med student at the University of Miami. As a three-sport athlete, Dr. Dorsa became familiar with many injuries including the need to undergo medical, surgical, and rehab treatment. This opened his eyes to the need for a lifestyle-based, preventative approach to healthcare, which lead him to pursue his Doctorate of Chiropractic at Palmer West in California.
Throughout his education movement screening techniques were a major focus. This allows for more specific diagnosis and treatment. Alongside normal chiropractic care, Dr. Dorsa became relentless in learning the latest and greatest techniques in manual therapy and rehab to create a more efficient treatment approach, adding value to each patient.
Kielli was born in California, but raised in Louisiana. She moved to Colorado to play soccer at Colorado Christian University. Kielli played soccer extensively while she was growing up and suffered the resulting injures. She is has had her share of knee surgeries. Kielli’s physical therapist sparked her love for injury prevention and wellness. She is a certified personal trainer and is interested in enhancing her fitness career. She is finishing her undergraduate degree in Health Science with an emphasis in healthy lifestyle coaching. Kielli’s hobbies include playing with her dog, hiking, and home improvement projects. She is always eager to take on a new adventure and is excited to contribute at NeuAbility.
Accessible Systems, Adams Twelve School District – Bollman Occupational Center, Adaptive Adventures, Craig Hospital, The Peak Center, Chanda Plan Foundation, Colorado State Thespians, Park Hill Foundation, Pinehurst Sanger Foundation, Help Hope Live, Walking With Anthony.
Christopher and Dana Reeves Foundation, The Daniels Fund, Negley Flinn Charitable Foundation, Schwab Charitable – Kittleson Family Charitable Fund, Pinnacol Assurance Foundation, Walter E. Lipe Charitable Trust
Corporate Sponsors and Partners
Red Bull, City Pop, Ball Corporation, Titan Construction, Lennar Corporation, PerMobil, EnerPlus, Barton Supply, PASCO, Brannan Companies, Pour Haus, Bruz Beers, ANB Bank, Mission Yogurt.