Finn B. Gerstell, PT, DPT, OCS
Expertise: Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy, Pain Science/Persistent Pain syndromes
Finn received a BS in 1999 and a Master’s of physical therapy degree in 2001 from the University of Utah. He was awarded board certification in Orthopedic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2004 (re-credentialed in 2014), and received a clinical doctorate degree from Regis University in 2012. He is currently pursuing a fellowship in manual orthopedic physical therapy with Evidence in Motion.
Finn’s clinical interests include sports and orthopedic disorders, low back pain, neck pain, prevention and nonoperative treatment of ACL injuries, and the clinical application of evidence based practice.
Finn’s physical therapy career began in the U.S. Navy, where he served as a Hospital Corpsman and eventually was trained as a physical therapy technician. He gained valuable experience and eventually left the military to pursue a physical therapy degree. Prior to graduation, Finn interned with the University of Utah sports medicine and athletic training departments as well as several sports and orthopedic physical therapy clinics.
Upon graduation, Finn moved to Tennessee to experience the South and join a group of outpatient physical therapy clinics. Prior to moving to Steamboat Springs in 2006, he served as the clinic director of a large multi-specialty clinic in Cleveland, Tennessee.
Outside the clinic Finn tries to take advantage of all that Steamboat Springs has to offer including mountain/road biking, fly fishing, alpine and nordic skiing, and camping/backpacking while spending time with his wife, Roxanne, and daughter, Carsen.
Stephanie Loomis, PT
Expertise: Balance/Vestibular disorders, Geriatrics, Concussion, TMJ/Facial pain
Born in Los Angeles, Stephanie graduated from University of California at San Diego in 1987 with a BS in Athletic Training. She went on to attend Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles where she earned a BS degree in Physical Therapy in 1989. Stephanie moved to Steamboat Springs in 1990, and founded Steamboat Spine and Sports PT in 1993. Her training and internships gave her a strong background in manual therapy techniques, with an emphasis in treatment of the spine and orthopedic injuries. She is also trained in Stott Pilates for rehabilitation.
Stephanie is an expert in vestibular rehabilitation, and has treated vestibular, dizziness, fall prevention for seniors and balance problems for over 10 years. She most recently began working with impact concussion testing and is a certified PT for treatment of concussions, ITPT. In 2014 she received a certification in Vestibular Rehabiliation Training from the American Institute of Balance. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and VEDA.
Always eager to share her knowledge, Stephanie works with the NW Colorado Health Services to teach weekly exercise classes for seniors, with an amphasis on strengthening, balance and fall prevention. Spine and Sports offers internship opportunities for high school students, and clinical study opportunities for PT students.
Stephanie has a long history in outdoor recreation. She trained and competed as a triathlete in California, and trained to Assistant Instructor in SCUBA diving. An avid, lifelong skier, she loves Telemark skiing on and off mountain, and is a regular on the local Nordic trails. Cycling is her summer passion, both road riding and mountain biking.
She met her husband, Michael, on a bike tour of the Oregon Coast, and they were married in 1990 before relocating to Steamboat Springs. They have two daughters, Taylor and Marley.
Emily Harris, DPT
Expertise: Pain Science/Persistent Pain Syndromes, Running Injuries
Emily Graduated from the University of Alabama in 1993, with a BS in Sports Fitness Management. She moved to Steamboat Springs shortly thereafter, and spent several years working as a tennis pro at the Steamboat Tennis Center, where she also coached the Girls High School Team. Emily returned to school in 2003, to the University of St. Augustine, St. Augustine, Florida, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy. During the past several years she has worked in many clinical setting, from orthopedics to neurological, from acute hospital care to outpatient sports therapy. She brings a winning attitude and a warm smile to her broad-based, whole patient approach to therapy. Emily shares her life in the Yampa Valley with her husband, Craig, and enjoys outdoor recreation, travel, and has a great appreciation for good food and fine wine.