Physical Therapy

The Denver Fire Department believes and embraces a culture of holistic wellness for our civilian and uniformed personnel. It is with this belief system that we continue to look for effective means to provide a healthy work environment; provide mental and emotional support for all employees; and, provide a means for employees to return to work both mentally and physically stronger after an incident or accident.

Casey Stoneberger, PT, DPT, CSCS, PES – Director of DFD PT

Casey is a Colorado native. He attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and received his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise & Sport Science with a Sports Medicine concentration. Casey then attended Azusa Pacific University in Southern California where he completed his Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has served as a speed and strength coach for multiple rugby organizations and spent five years working side by side with the sports medicine service line of a large orthopedic surgery practice. 5 years ago, Casey helped start the physical therapy program for the Denver Fire Department and is an integral part of their nationally recognized wellness program. He now serves as the Director of Physical Therapy for the Denver Fire Department. Casey is certified in instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, dry needling, spinal manipulation therapy, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a certified Performance Enhancement Specialist.  Casey played football, lacrosse, and wrestled in high school and loved playing collegiate and men’s rugby for 12 years. He has since hung up his rugby boots for a jujitsu gii. His favorite job is spending time with his wife Laura, twin girls Ella and Sophia, and son Jacob.

Licensed in the state of Colorado by the Department of Regulatory Agencies, License #10646.

Kristy Yarbrough PT, DPT, MBA, OCS, Cert SMT, Cert DN – Senior Physical Therapist

Kristy is a Colorado native. She attended the United States Naval Academy to earn her undergrad in English and Engineering. Kristy competed in Div I track and field while at the Academy and previously was a competitive softball player. She was commissioned into the Marine Corps where she served as an adjutant at Marine Aviation Logistics Squadrons. While serving she earned her MBA from Boston University. After the military she attended Regis University in Denver to attain her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. After completion she moved to Arizona to work in the emergency department providing physical therapy services across a large spectrum to include orthopedic injuries, vestibular dysfunction, balance and safety and wound care. Since then her practice has focused on outpatient care for orthopedic injuries, specializing in the spine. She has earned her OCS, orthopedic clinical specialist. Kristy is certified in spinal manipulation therapy and dry needling. Advance training in vestibular dysfunction. Kristy’s goal is to provide patient centered care that helps each person to return to the level of function they desire minimizing pain and to decrease the possibility for future injury. Kristy has one son, Levi, who she adores and spends all of her time with when not caring for clients and patients.

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