• Manual therapy
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization
  • Post surgical care
  • Neck and back
  • Headache
  • Shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand
  • Hip, knee, ankle
  • Total joint replacement
  • Overuse injury
  • Chronic pain
  • Motor vehicle accident
  • Work related injury

Your Health. Our Priority.

As a therapist owned clinic focusing on one-on-one, hands-on treatment, personalized rehab programs and patient education, we are dedicated to a high quality of care and a healing environment. Therapists at Village PT are passionate about their patients and their work. Our staff works extensively with pain management, sports, orthopedics and industrial medicine. We believe in freedom from pain and focus on restoring normal movement as our patients return to the lifestyle they desire.

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  • “I cannot rave enough about the level of physical therapy I’ve received from Michelle at the Castle Rock office. I am finally spending days not constantly aware of my neck and hip pain. She is wonderful at her craft and she’s nice as well! The lady who handles making and cancelling appointments, Lolly will make you smile. So kind. I’m blessed to have found this place!”

    M. Susan W.
    Castle Rock, CO
  • “I had severe debilitating nerve pain in my neck and shoulder for 8 days straight and I went to a neck specialist who said I should go to PT. I went to Village Therapy and saw Michele. She was very professional and seemed to know exactly what to do and spent an hour with me and actually massaged my neck and shoulder as well as gave me neck and shoulder exercises and my pain miraculously went away the very next day! Thanks Michele, I will be back! Well, hopefully I wont need to come back~!”

    Castle Rock, CO
  • “I am writing to thank you for the outstanding physical therapy sessions I received from Village Physical Therapy.  ...The treatments were very healing for me and made a huge difference in my recovery. I was surprised at the difference it made in my mobility and truly relieved me of my pain. ...The receptionist was great too. She always had a warm, friendly, caring and efficient welcome and it was a pleasant experience for me. Thank you team.”

    DAWN G.
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • “I was having a hard time with my old, stiff, painful legs until I came to Michele. Her combination of intro-muscular treatments and exercises have made my legs feel 15 years younger and allowed me to be really active again. Thank you, Michele.”

    Paul D.
    Colorado Springs, CO
  • “Wonderful therapist has really helped me with injuries due to a car accident.”

    Danielle M.
    Castle Rock, CO
  • “I had injured my knee back in April, and saw a Chiropractor, and an Orthopedic doctor with very little to no relieve with my pain. I wanted to avoid surgery and injections at all costs. Michele was recommended to me by a friend for Physical Therapy. She was absolutely amazing, professional and knowledgeable. She gave a series of excercises that strengthen my knee along with her incredible massage, and ultrasound. I started seeing her 1st of July and by August, my pain level went from a 10 to 0. No injections and definitely no surgeries, Thank you Michele!!”

    Janie L.
    Castle Rock, CO

Michele Childs, PT

Michele received her Bachelor’s in Physical Therapy degree from Kansas State University and The University of Kansas and has practiced Physical Therapy for over 30 years. She has spent the majority of her career working in pain management with an emphasis on manual therapy, orthopedics and industrial medicine. She enjoys the mountains – biking, hiking, backpacking and spending time with her family and dogs.

Trudy Skinner, PT

Trudy has been a Physical Therapist with Village Physical Therapy for more than 11 years. Having practiced in California, Kansas, North Dakota and Utah, she settled in Colorado when her husband retired from active duty. She was a collegiate all-american track athlete and still enjoys supporting and encouraging the local running community as well as her husband's high school teams. Along with spending time with family and friends, she loves the mountains and being active outside.

Jackie Heersink, PT

Jackie received her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. After taking a few years off to be home with her kids, she has returned to patient care and is enjoying it immensely. She lives in Castle Rock with her husband and 2 children. Her free time is often spent either at a lacrosse field or hockey rink watching her boys. She also enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.

Lauren Lokkesmoe, DPT

Lauren received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA. She and her husband moved to Colorado Springs in 2016 as they couldn’t resist the mountains and sunshine. Lauren has spent most of her career in an orthopedic setting and likes utilizing hands-on manual therapy techniques. In her free time, Lauren enjoys adventuring with her husband, hiking in the mountains, listening to music, playing board games, sports of all kinds, and volunteering at her church.

Laura Rodholm, MS PT

Laura earned her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis. She and her husband were collegiate track 800 meter runners at Indiana University, and are avid sports fans. After practicing physical therapy in Indiana and Illinois, she found her way to Colorado in 2006. The majority of her over 20 years of practice have been in orthopedics and pain management. Along with spending time with her husband, two adult sons, family, and friends, she loves to hike, bike, kayak, and play pickleball.

Laurie Harfert, PT

Laurie received her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from Mercy College in NY and has worked in the profession for 25 years. Having practiced in PA, NY & GA, she then moved to CO in 2006. She has worked in various settings including trauma & burn rehabilitation, work hardening, geriatrics, and orthopedics, but after completing her thesis in 2006 on fibromyalgia & chronic pain, hands-on manual therapy became her passion. She most enjoys spending time with her husband & son in the outdoors- hiking, mtn biking, playing pickleball, kayaking, & leading adventure trips to a ranch in MT each summer.

Kristen Linfield, DPT

Kristen received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, CO. She has experience in orthopedic settings and enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. Kristen spends her free time going on adventures in the mountains hiking, running, backpacking, and rock climbing. She also enjoys playing board games and knitting.

Fred Worth, PTA

Fred got his degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, CO. He became a PTA because he and close family members experienced positive results from physical therapy. During his free time he likes to ski, read, cook, and go on adventures with his son.

Adrian Lopez, PTA

Adrian earned his Associate of Applied Science degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Pueblo Community College. Along with being an avid sports fan, Adrian also enjoys reading and staying active playing basketball, hiking, and snowboarding.

Lolly Hoover, Admin

Born and raised in the Philippines and after living in Oahu, Hawaii, Lolly has been with Village Physical Therapy for over 10 years. She enjoys living in the mountains, hiking, travelling and going to concerts.

Janet Horning, Admin

Janet has been with Village Physical Therapy since 1990. Starting as a PT Tech, she received her Physical Therapy Assistant degree in 1999 and since 2011, assists with office administration. As a Colorado Springs native, she enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.