Gianna Risoli, PT, DPT, CSCS

Hi, I’m Gianna Risoli. I graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2007, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Physiology and a Certificate in Neuroscience. I then went on to continue my education at the University of Colorado, and received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2013. I am also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

I am originally from Colorado, where I have worked with the full spectrum of active communities ranging from world-class competitors to weekend warriors. My passion lies within orthopedics with a strong emphasis on manual therapy and prescriptive exercise skills. One of my most rewarding experiences was working with high school athletes. In addition, I have also been exposed to a variety of patient populations including traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, cerebrovascular disease, and pulmonary dysfunctions. I am also currently one of the Knee Rehabilitation instructors at Medicine Wheel Wellness.

I have experience with:

  • Orthopedic and sports physical therapy
  • Total joint replacement
  • Manual Therapy: muscle and joint mobilization, muscle energy, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
  • Therapeutic and functional exercise prescription
  • Patient education
  • Dry needling

And my specialties include:

Always up for an adventure

  • Posture Restoration Institute (PRI) Certified: Myokinematic Restoration
  • Systemic Dry Needling for sports performance
  • Functional Dry Needling
  • Kinesiotape Certification
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
  • Precision Nutrition: Certificate in Exercise Nutrition

I am always up for an adventure, whether it is traveling, enjoying the outdoors, or learning something new. I enjoy skiing, backpacking, biking, soccer, running, paddle boarding, live music and photography.

My personal PT tip: Don’t settle for anything less than whole patient care.—“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” -Plato