About Spectrum Rehabilitation

Spectrum Rehabilitation is an independently owned private practice located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Spectrum Rehabilitation is the leader in orthopedic and sports physical therapy and has three convenient locations to serve the needs of our patients. Our professional staff of experts evaluates and implements treatment programs that facilitate early return to function and everyday life.

Our Mission:

"Our mission is to provide the highest quality, accessible care to our patients while pledging to sound cost containment, utilization and outcomes that are unmatched in the community. We are proud of the care with which we deliver and look to our community for their kind referrals."

-David Gerstel, MPT
Spectrum Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy

Spectrum Rehabilitation's physical therapy program incorporates a multidisciplinary approach to rehabilitation focusing on, but not limited to; manual therapy (incorporating soft tissue techniques and joint manual therapy techniques), proper exercise progression, supervised reconditioning and therapeutic exercise, an extensive aquatic therapy program, electrotherapy modalities, Traction (manually or mechanically), Biofeedback techniques, work conditioning.

All physical therapists on staff are licensed, many with multiple certifications and specialties such as doctorates and certified manual therapist certifications , licensed PTA's and rehab technicians round out our highly trained rehab team. Our therapeutic interventions emphasize patient responsibility, such as therapeutic exercise and/or functional treatment, are generally emphasized over passive modalities, especially as treatment progresses towards attainment of objective functional gains. Therapy goals incorporate restoring maximum range of motion, patient strength, endurance, flexibility, coordination and education towards vocational and functional application s, and returning to previous level of function or better.

Cancer Rehab

Cancer affects an estimated 1 in 3 individuals either through their own diagnosis or that of a loved one. The good news is that fewer people are dying from cancer, however, there are 10 million cancer survivors and of these 72-95% experience severe negative side effects and potential cancer recurrence.

Cancer and cancer treatments have the potential for cancer survivors to experience cardiovascular, respiratory, metabolic, immune, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, hepatic, neuroendocrine, kidney and dermatological toxicities. These side effects leave cancer survivors struggling to regain the quality of life they experienced before cancer diagnosis. The negative side effects of cancer treatments are closely related to the positive effects that are observed with exercise.

Since the beneficial effects of exercise closely mirror the negative effects of cancer treatments, Spectrum Rehabilitation & Wellness Cancer Rehabilitation was started to help cancer survivors regain the quality of life they had before cancer through therapeutic exercise interventions.

Aquatic Therapy

Spectrum Rehabilitation and Wellness has the only heated hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)pools in Southern Colorado, including El Paso county. The benefits of a H2O2 pool is that there is no chlorine or bromine involved so people with pulmonary (lung) problems or skin problems have no problems with this type of pool. H2O2 pools deal with bacteria more effectively than any other type of pool making it the cleanest and safest. There are no noxious aromas and you don't even have to shower upon getting out of our pools.

Benefits of Aquatic Physical Therapy

Decreased Compressive Forces: The buoyancy of the water removes between 80-90% if our body weight in chest-deep water allowing much earlier weight-bearing in weak, painful or post surgical joints.

Decreased Pain: The warm water has a massaging effect on the body promoting muscle relaxation and reduction in pain sensitivity.

Significantly Speeds Healing: Early joint movement is possible in water which helps prevent joint stiffness, edema and muscle atrophy.
Improves Strength.

Flexibility and Stability: With the constant resistance of the water, you can work in strengthening and mobility in addition to trunk stability.

Decreased Swelling: The hydrostatic pressure of the water is an ideal environment to address swelling and assists in venous pumping.

Spectrum Rehabilitation News

Main Location
810 Arcturus Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO 80905
Call: 719-444-0381

Rustic Hills Location
4020 Palmer Park Blvd. Suite 101-C
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Call: 719-574-5234

Widefield Location
115 Fontaine Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
Call: 719-392-4850