Our Team of Specialists
Our professional team of Physical Therapists, Exercise Physiologists, Acupuncturists, Massage Therapists, Yoga Instructors, and Exercise Specialists are here to help you.
For the best wellness specialists in Colorado Springs, visit Altru Integrated Health. Our team of specialists are insightful, kind, and dedicated to you and your goals. We go all-out to understand your health and wellness needs and it is our goal to get you back to living an abundant, active life.
Get to know our expert team of health specialists and set up your COMPLIMENTARY one-on-one consult to get started and begin your journey back to great health.
Founder | Owner | Practice Manager | Breathwork and Mindfulness
Years in the Field: 30
Certifications: Serial Entrepreneur, MS Marketing; Certified Yoga Instructor,
Quote: “Breathe and consciously inhabit your body.”
More About Mytchell
Specialties: Focus and present moment awareness. Working with PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression and stress disorders.
What I Do For Fun: My favorite activities are mountain biking and meditation. I am also an abstract artist with a gallery presence across the US; www.mytchell.com
What Makes Me Passionate About Wellbeing: From the time I could ride a bike, I was gone. It was flying and freedom and movement all in one and I have never tired of it. My Yoga experience began with an accidental meeting with a Yogini that became a five-year internship. Daily practice consisted of Asana, Pranayama, chanting of the Sutras, reading and interpreting the sacred texts, meditation, Sanskrit study, and hard labor.
Sam came to us as Yoga Instructor, but we soon came to know her as something far greater: She is a bona-fide Guru. Although Sam has a certificate as Yoga Teacher, she has something only a very few ever achieve. Guru is title one earns by successfully navigating the turbulent complexities of life. It goes beyond certificates, classes or lessons. Health insurance is a field known for its’ convolutions and obfuscations. Like a blindfolded Yoda, Sam can navigate the confusions of insurance for you.
This is Sam. She is rare and she is here for you.
Why we lover her
Sam is our insurance verification pro. She maintains a clear, easy to understand insurance verification process.
ANDREA "DREA" MESTON
Years in the Field: 5+
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, Certified Supplement Practitioner, Certified Jillian Michaels Life Coach
Interests: Hiking, Weightlifting, Zumba, Yoga, Fun Runs, Obstacle Races, and all over wellness
Favorite Quote: “Real courage is moving forward when the outcome is uncertain.”
What I Do for Fun
Staying active is the name of the game for me. I enjoy exploring the city and wildlife.
I love weightlifting and running long distances. I enjoy running in local races such as Spartans and Tough Mudders.
Physical Therapist | Acupuncturist | Yoga Instructor
Years in the Field: 3o
Certifications: Licensed Physical Therapist, Acupuncturist, Certified Yoga Instructor
Interests: Adventure racing, trail running, mountain biking, backpacking, climbing 14ers, downhill and cross country skiing, yoga
What I Do for Fun
All the outdoor activities listed above plus spend time with my family.
Years in the Field: 17+
Certifications: NASM Certified Personal Trainer
Interests: I love game-play workouts! This means taking a soccer ball, a battle rope, some dumbbells, and a tire out to the local soccer field with a fellow fitness nut and having it out. Chase it down, flip it, whip it, kick it, or lift it…doesn’t matter. The freedom of movement gets my engine running!
Favorite Quote: “What do you mean, ‘If you can’? Everything is possible for one who believes.”
What I Do for Fun
I enjoy hanging with my wife and two kiddos. We travel well together and find ourselves drawn to the beaches of North and South Carolina. I also love a good day’s work on our property thinning trees or building a boulder wall.
Years in the Field: 2+ training; practicing for 7+
Certifications: 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training; Registered with The Yoga Alliance; 50 hour Rocket Yoga Certified
Interests: Yoga, weight training, hiking, and biking!
Favorite Quote: “Pade, pade.” (Pade, Pade is Sanskrit for step by step)
MORE ABOUT CASSIE
Cassie moved to Colorado at the end of 2020 for a change. She loves practicing inversions and is currently in love with handstands. When she’s off her mat you can find her spending the most time with her boyfriend, pup, and two Highland Lynx kitties. When she’s not busy being a fur mom, she’s spending time outdoors, caring for her plants, making perfect cups of coffee, or anything else her heart leads her to do that day.
Years in the Field: 7+
Certifications: Energy Healing Practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher, Meditation Instructor, BQH Hypnosis, Toning/ Sound Therapy, NCSF CPT, Sports Nutrition Specialist
Interests: Spending time with My Family, Creating and Enjoying Music, Creating Art, Meditation, The Great Outdoors, Traveling, and Exploring our beautiful World!
Favorite Quote: “If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” Nikola Tesla
What I Do for Fun
When I am not working, you can find me practicing Jiu-Jitsu with my team at VictoryMMA, cruising around on my motorcycle, or spending quality time with my loved ones.
AMY LOPINA KAIDO
Raised in an Air Force family, Amy experienced moving a lot in different states and overseas. She is happy to make a full circle and be ‘home’ in Colorado Springs. One year after a skiing accident and reconstructive knee surgery, Amy placed third in the Pikes Peak Marathon (as Amy Barnish) and has run many since. Physical therapy was a key part of her recovery. Exercise, nutrition, and the mind-body connection is a passion of hers. Amy has degrees in Communications, Computer Science. She is a certified personal trainer and has an American Council on Exercise Health Coach Certification.
“I can relate to many on their wellness journey. I understand how self-talk and daily habits play a big role in one’s wellness. I am skilled at reframing cognitive distortions and know anyone can improve their health at any age. I especially love working with athletes who are dealing with a set back or former athletes looking to lose some weight and feel great.” “I am passionate about seeing people improve their lives and feel better”.
Besides trail running, Amy enjoys walking her old poodle, hiking, lifting weights, cooking, writing, bird watching/identification, gardening, and traveling with her family. She also is a NASCAR and NFL fan. Go Broncos!
Physical Therapist Assistant
Some of the continuing education Treva has completed:
- Physical Therapist Assisting; University
Physical Therapist, DPT
Certifications: Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Favorite Quote: “Life by the yard is hard; by the inch it’s a cinch. Decisions determine destiny” -Thomas S. Monson
Personal Quote: “Our body, mind, and spirit can overcome all challenges given the right time, effort, and dedication. It just may not always work out the way we think it should” -Tyrell Henriod
What I Do for Fun
I love to spend time with my Wife and kids. I have a passion for all outdoor activities including disc golf, mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, white water rafting, and more.
What makes me passionate about wellbeing: I love seeing people be able to go out and do what they want recreationally. It is so inspiring when I see someone get the joy of overcoming an injury and return to being able to do their everyday tasks without pain. The human body is absolutely amazing and I love having the opportunity to work with it everyday and see it perform miracles of healing and strengthening.
Laurence "Lo" Eldert
Years in Field: 16
Favorite Quotes: “Don’t take it personally” & “When you lose your ego, you win. It really is that simple” -Shannon L Alder
What I Do for Fun
Climb 14’ers, long road bike rides, meditation, yoga, and anything outdoors! I love backpacking and hiking.
What makes me passionate about wellbeing:
Even as a child, I was always running or biking and competing in Judo. Physical activity helps to keep my mind clear and at peace.
More About Me
I have been vegan since I was 18 years old. I am living proof that you can be strong, healthy and not lack anything if you are careful of what you eat and have a balanced diet. I also like to spend time with my family and traveling.
Favorite Quote: “Everyone deserves a chance to be their best-self.”
More About Alison
I was exposed to Physical therapy at a young age as my older sister had Polio when she was a child. Her years of braces, surgeries, and rehabilitation therapies triggered within me a deep level of compassion and desire to help those with physical limitations.
I have worked with sports, neurological, and a variety of work related injuries, but my greatest passion is working with geriatric patients, helping to restore function through physical therapy in creative and fun ways. I also have many years of expertise working with acute post-op joint replacements with an emphasis on functional restoration, edema control, and pain management.
I love cooking, hiking, reading, relaxing in my back-yard, and will jump at any opportunity to go out to eat!
My husband and I have 2 lovely daughters and 2 young grandchildren. We are very active on the Manitou Incline and try to climb the steps at least 2-3x week.
I try everyday to be my best-self and bring out the best in others.