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Meet the Team

Travis Kemper PT, DPT

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After realizing that a career in sales was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, I came to the conclusion that I wanted to pursue something that allowed me to do the things I’m passionate about: exercise and helping people. As a lifelong weekend warrior who has experienced numerous injuries, I have always been disappointed with the care I received and felt driven to do better for others.

 

With this in mind, I moved from my hometown in York, PA to Flagstaff where I attended Northern Arizona University and earned my doctorate of physical therapy. I graduated with a bit of wanderlust in my veins, which led me to work as a travel PT, living out of an RV with my wife, dog, and cat for 3.5 years. We then settled down and found a home in Glenwood Springs.

 

After years spent being a patient and then working in the healthcare system myself, it became apparent that I could better serve my patients and utilize my own unique skills by breaking away from the traditional healthcare model. This led me to start Defiance PT and Wellness. My main goals are to provide care to people who are limited by their insurance companies or their high deductibles, people who are tired of not getting the quality of care they deserve or need, and people who are frustrated with not getting the results they want. 

 

I am very passionate about improving my patients' quality of life, decreasing pain, improving functional abilities, preventing unnecessary surgeries, and preventing falls. I work hard to get my patients back in the game, whether that means playing in the mountains, on the field, or with their grandkids on the floor.

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Jordon Mcilvain PT, DPT

I grew up on the east coast in northern Virginia, and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond with my doctorate of physical therapy in 2014. I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley with my husband in 2016 to pursue a more outdoor based lifestyle, and we currently live in Carbondale with our two dachshunds.

I've been an endurance athlete my whole life, starting with lacrosse and cross country in school, transitioning to racing marathons, and later finding my way to ultra running once I moved to Colorado. A few years ago a series of unfortunate injuries took me out of ultra running, but I was lucky enough pick up cycling as a result. Because of my long history as an endurance athlete and my struggles with injury, I know the value of having a healthcare provider who understands your goals and mindset.

I'm passionate about working with other athletes and helping them get back to doing what they love, whether that's running, cycling, hiking, climbing or another activity, because I get it and I've been there.

Along with my interest in working with the endurance athlete community, I am also a pelvic health specialist. I treat both male and female patients; my goal as a pelvic health specialist is to teach people about how their body functions, and empower them to make the positive changes in their lives needed to improve their health. I joined Defiance PT and Wellness to allow me the freedom to work with patients in whatever capacity I feel is appropriate and most beneficial for each individual patient.

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Taylor Hayes   

Office Manager

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Growing up as an Army brat, I've lived all over the states. I'm now settled in Colorado with my fiancé and have developed a passion for physical fitness and wellness. 

 

As an experienced Certified Personal Trainer, there is nothing I value more than helping clients create and adapt to a well-rounded training program.  My specialties include Strength and Conditioning, Weight Loss, Mobility, Posture Correction and Injury Prevention.

 

 Here at Defiance PT and Wellness, my goal is to help make the "best self" you've imagined, truly possible and in your grasp. Are you ready for a stronger, leaner, meaner, healthier, happier you?

Let me help you exceed what you thought you were capable of!

 

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