Patricia S. Vickland, D.P.T., M.A.

Patricia S. Vickland earned her Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology from University of California, Los Angeles, in 1976 and her Master's in Physical Therapy from Stanford University School of Medicine in 1978. Patricia was awarded Magna Cum Laude from UCLA and graduated with high honor recognition from Stanford.

Early employment included staff Physical Therapist positions at University of California, San Francisco, and San Francisco General Hospital. She started an outpatient private practice Physical Therapy clinic in San Francisco in l979, specializing in general orthopedics and sports medicine, until she moved to Longmont, Colorado in l985. Dr. Vickland incorporated her second private practice outpatient clinic, The Therapy Center, in l986, where she continues as President with management and clinical responsibilities, specializing in manual therapy, orthopedics, and sports medicine.

Dr. Vickland completed her transitional doctorate degree from Regis University, December of 2007, and is currently a manual therapy fellow in training. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Colorado Chapter of the APTA, Orthopedic and Private Practice sections, and was the first female Paul Harris Fellow in the Longmont Rotary Club.  Patricia is the mother of seven children ranging in age from 20 to 32 years old.

Kim Rivera

Kim is our Office Manager and has been employed with The Therapy Center for 31 years. Kim was born and raised in Abilene, Kansas and is a 1987 graduate of Frederick High School, still residing in that community with her husband of 27 years and two sons.  Kim leads a very active lifestyle, enjoys outdoor activities, traveling and especially enjoys spending time with her family.

 Christine Opatz

 Christine is our Physical Therapy Aide and Licensed Massage Therapist and has been employed with The Therapy Center for 17 years.  Christine was born and raised in North Dakota and moved to Boulder in 1995.  Christine attended the Boulder School of Massage Therapy, becoming a National Certified Massage Therapist in 1998, she is also a National Certified EMT and volunteer with the local DART/CERT teams. 



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