About NEUABILITY

Our Mission

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.

Administrative Staff

Bridgett Comer

Executive Director

Bridgett Comer is the newly appointed Executive Director for NeuAbility. She joins the team with over 15 years of  operations and leadership experience. Bridgett has worked in numerous fields including hospitality, oil & gas, health & fitness, as well as the non-profit sector. She spent several years as the Executive Director for the Silicon Valley based non-profit TiE Global whose mission was to foster entrepreneurship. There she gained extensive experience in non-profit leadership, global operations, and entrepreneurship. From there she ventured out on her own as the Owner and Operator of a  self defense gym in Littleton, Colorado. Bridgett is passionate about healthy living and personal protection and is a Certified Krav Maga Instructor and Blue Belt. Bridgett holds an Executive MBA from Saint Mary’s College of California and a BS in Finance and Corporate Management. 

Dr. Jay Seller

Development Director

Dr. Jay Seller is the Development Director for NeuAbility. He comes to NeuAbility with more than twenty years’ experience in Colorado’s nonprofit sector. He has a rich passion for creativity and ingenuity and brings those characteristics to all his endeavors. His passion for the nonprofit sector is seen through his philanthropic work as President for Arts for Colorado, and Chief Operations Officer for Colorado Thespians. Dr. Seller is the recipient of the Joseph Moore Award for Dedication to the Profession/Lesley University, Making a Difference Award/Walden University, Hall of Fame/EdTA and Colorado Thespians, USA Today All-Star Educator, ACT Outstanding Professional, Richard K. Knaub Outstanding Contribution to the Field, and the CTG Outstanding Work in Advocacy. Dr. Seller’s holds a BS in Business Administration, MA in Education, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. Dr. Seller is recognized as a Change Leader by Colorado Office of Economic Development. Dr. Seller is an active legislative advocate for Colorado communities ensuring transformational changes in both funding and legislation.
 
 

Adaptive Exercise Staff

Dane Stair

Adaptive Exercise Specialist
University of Wisconsin
Kinesiology

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. 

Dan Wagner

Adaptive Exercise Specialist
New Mexico Highlands University
Master's in Human Performance & Sport

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 Amancio

Adaptive Exercise Specialist
University of Northern Colorado
Sports & Exercise Science

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

Aimee Godin

Massage Therapist

Aimee Godin loves using Thai massage to help clients make long lasting changes to their bodies including increased flexibility and range of motion. She trained at Denver Integrative Massage School where she learned Western and Thai massage. Aimee is also a level 2 Reiki practitioner. She adds in herbal medicine, heated compresses and homemade salves to increase health and healing.

Carrie Brugger

Acupuncturist

Carrie discovered the benefits of Traditional Chinese Medicine from personal experience, after acupuncture greatly improved her overall well-being. She was especially impressed by the effectiveness and pureness of this approach to healing and wellness. As a Colorado licensed and NCCAOM Board Certified Acupuncturist, she is dedicated and committed to the medicine and aims to provide her patients the best possible care. Her undergraduate BS degree is in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. She received her MS in Traditional Chinese Medicine from CSTCM in Colorado. CSTCM is a 3-year accredited program including 2,850 hours of education. She continued her education by completing an internship in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at the Chengdu University of Chinese Medicine, International TCM Training Program in Chengdu, People’s Republic of China. She received additional training in Sports Medicine, Women’s Issues and Chinese Herbal Medicine; although as a General Practitioner she enjoys helping patients overcome a wide variety of health concerns.

Dr. Christopher Dorsa, DC, CCSP

Chiropractor

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.

Matthew Gibble

Massage Therapist

Matt has been a licensed massage therapist since 2001 and graduated from Boulder College of Massage Therapy with an Associates Degree. He specializes in sports, orthopedic and medical massage. His primary focus is addressing soft tissue dysfunction that occurs within the body while supporting the whole person in their emotional and spiritual sense as well. 

Jan Ruscio

Acupuncturist

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.

KIELLI REDIN

Admin Ast./Adaptive Rehabilitative Specialist

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.

Community Partners

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.

Foundational Support

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.