Action Potential

Downtown

Rachel Powell

Rachel Powell, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist practicing at the Downtown Action Potential clinic.  Rachel holds a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree earned at the University of Colorado-Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. 

Filled with enthusiasm and a passion for helping people, Rachel prides herself in providing high quality, truly individualized care and revels in the constant challenge each patient brings.  She tailors her style and techniques to each individual using a combination of manual therapy, therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular re-education to improve both functional mobility and quality of life for patients.

Rachel’s passion for patients extends beyond the walls of Action Potential.  In addition to practicing as a physical therapist during the week, Rachel volunteers as a boxing coach for “Power Punch Parkinson's” on the weekends.  Through the vehicle of boxing, she assists individuals with Parkinson’s Disease in increasing focus and improving strength and balance.

In her free time, Rachel enjoys camping, hiking and going on runs with her two dogs named Gunner and Sunny.

PT, DPT

Amanda Miles

Amanda Miles, PT, DPT practices at the Pikes Peak Downtown location of Action Potential Physical Therapy. She graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, IL. Additionally, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, Amanda became a LSVT BIG Certified therapist for treating patients with Parkinson’s Disease.

Amanda especially enjoys working with patients with neurological conditions and injuries as well as patients with dizziness and vertigo. She designs treatment programs that address the patient as a whole in order to improve outcomes, reduce falls, and improve her patients overall quality of life. Amanda asserts that this approach, coupled with a great deal of patient education, improves patients’ function and increases their independence during and after therapy. Working together with her patients, she strives to ensure they are comfortable with and informed about their rehabilitation plans and goals.

Originally from the Chicagoland area, Amanda enjoys watching Chicago sports, as well as hiking, kayaking and camping. She looks forward to exploring Colorado Springs and its surrounding areas in her free time.

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Sandra Bost

Sandra Bost, OTR, CHT is an Occupational Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist practicing at the Downtown / Pikes Peak location of Action Potential Physical Therapy.  Sandy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Wisconsin Madison in Madison, WI in 1987.  In addition, in order to develop her expertise and hone her skills even further, Sandy completed thousands of hours working specifically with the hands.  It is this degree of specialization that earned her the Certified Hand Therapist title in 1994.

Sandy has been an integral part of the Action Potential team since 1999.  She enjoys treating patients with a variety of conditions affecting the hands and the entire upper quadrant of the body.  Passionate about patient care, Sandy has a comfortable and conversational approach and believes that patient education is an key part of successful therapy.  Sandy puts patients at ease as she listens to their concerns, evaluates their condition or injury, and employs the most suitable techniques to remedy the problem.  As necessary, she creates customized splints to assist in the healing and recovery process.

When not working, Sandy cherishes spending time with her husband and their five children.  Gardening, participating in and watching sports, and having fun with her family in every way possible top her list of favorite activities.

OTR, CHT

Don Bost

Donald Bost, ATC, a certified athletic trainer and industrial evaluation and rehabilitation specialist, works at the Downtown location of Action Potential Physical Therapy.  Don earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training from Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO.  He also studied Exercise Physiology at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.  Don is a member of the National Athletic Training Association. Additionally, Don is certified in the Blankenship Functional Capacity Evaluation System. 

Don’s breadth of experience in sports performance and worksite safety makes him an invaluable member of the Action Potential team.  Prior to joining Action Potential, Don worked as an Ergonomics Specialist and as an Athletic Trainer in a variety of capacities.  While with the At A Glance Corporation, in Sydney, New York, he was integral in helping the company receive a grant for creating its Ergonomics Program. There he performed employee ergonomic assessments and conducted worksite safety evaluations.  At present, Don not only does ergonomic assessments, worksite evaluations, Functional Capacity Evaluations, and pre-placement screenings, but he also provides outstanding patient care, helping individuals to improve their strength and conditioning.

Don is very active and involved both professionally and personally.  In addition to his responsibilities with Action Potential, Don is the head boys’ basketball coach for Evangelical Christian Academy.  There, he also directs several sports performance programs and uses his expertise to help injured athletes return to action more quickly.  When not coaching or working, Don enjoys spending time with his wife and their five children. 

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Richard Monaco

Richard Monaco, PT, DPT, COMT, DIPMT, OCS, Cert. DN, is an Action Potential physical therapist practicing at the Downtown / Pikes Peak location.  Rich attended Nazareth College in Rochester, NY where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010.  In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland in Cortland, NY. 

In 2012, Rich received his Strength and Conditioning Specialist Certification (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Most recently, he completed the Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist (COMT) post-graduate coursework, training, and testing through the Institute of Manipulative Physiotherapy and Clinical Training (IMPACT). Rich is currently pursuing his National Fellowship Certification.  

Rich operates from the perspective that physical therapy consists of equal parts manual therapy, for joint and soft tissue mobilization, and appropriate exercises, for maintenance and support.  He achieves success with his patients and corrects the underlying pathology using postural reeducation, hands on positioning techniques, and specific exercises. 

When not working or studying, Rich spends his time in the outdoors.  He enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, rock and ice climbing, and hiking and backpacking.   

PT, DPT, COMT, DIPMT, OCS, Cert.DN
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