More about Dr. Whitney Fitzpatrick
Dr. Fitzpatrick has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, skilled nursing homes, home health, schools, pool therapy, and outpatient orthopedic clinics. She views each client as a unique individual and makes it her mission to help them recover from injury and achieve the goals that are important to them. She includes clients in the treatment design and decision making process to optimize compliance, interest and ensure the value of the full session.
Dr. Fitzpatrick received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in 2016. Since then she has focused treatments on areas of pelvic health, aquatic therapy, concussion rehabilitation, emergency response for athletes, dry needling, and telehealth to serve more people, more readily.
- 2016: Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Colado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO
- 2013: Bachelors of Kinesiology and Health Promotion; Minors in Human Nutrition and Human and Animal Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Dr. Fitzpatrick is certified in Dry Needling through Dr. Ma's Integrative Dry Needling program which uses a systemic approach to dysfunction and pain. Dr. Fitzpatrick is also certified to provide physical therapy for those with concussion through ImPACT Applications Inc. which focuses on "Return to Learn" and "Return to Play" protocols.
Dr. Fitzpatrick noticed a need for concussion and brain injury management at a young age. She was 16 when she witnessed her father overcome a critical brain injury. As a result, she is passionate and understanding when working with individuals affected by disruptions in brain function. Whitney has personally struggled with knee and back injuries and is empathetic when helping patients with their recovery. She also recognizes pelvic health as a vital area many patients may struggle with. She views it as an under-treated area which has essential functions for bowel and bladder control, sexual function, core strength, back pain, in both women and men.
Dr. Fitzpatrick is married to a Canadian rancher and understands the stubborn mindset of seeking healthcare too late. She is here to help you move towards early intervention and prevention. In her free time, Whitney enjoys softball, water sports, horseback riding, biking, hiking, paddle boarding, hunting, fishing, reading and lots of other recreation with family and friends. She understands time is the most important commodity and she strives to make the most of her's and her patients'.