10125 W. San Juan Way, #120 Littleton, CO 80127
T: 303-933-9057 | F: 303-933-9108
Our Physical Therapists
Our Littleton physical therapy team is an amazing resource for when you need help getting back to health! Here are the guys and gals who are here to help:
Ellen Csepe PT, DPT, Clinic Director Littleton
Ellen is from Akron, Ohio and has lived in Colorado since 2015. Ellen received her undergraduate degree at the University of Akron and then earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Ohio University.
Ellen most recently worked in a setting which provided care for individuals recovering from catastrophic injuries, and has worked with Specialized PT since November 2018.
In July of 2020, Ellen sustained a serious but self-inflicted biking accident where she landed on her head after attempting a 5 foot tall jump. That injury provided substantial insight into what it means to be hurt and to recover from an injury. She sat for her board certification in Neurological Physical Therapy after feeling recommitted to caring for those who face the same serious injuries she evaded.
She passed her certification test, now able to confidently provide the best possible treatment to those with all neurological injuries. Ellen also teaches with the Institute of Clinical Excellence within their Older Adult division, traveling the country to teach other clinicians the best way to care for older adults and future older people.
Ellen loves caring for those that have been stripped of their hope and need an assuring partner for she short and long journeys in their health. Ellen joyfully operates as the clinic director of the Littleton location, gladly leading a team of clinicians who share her outlook on empowering others and instilling hope.
The Littleton team has been described as “a nest of angels” and “Disneyland” by patients and staff members alike. When Ellen isn’t at work she is typically with her husband, Jon and their dog, Bodi. Together they love going to church, mountain biking, hiking in the moonlight, skiing, visiting Ellen’s family in Ohio, going to the beach, paddle boarding, laying by the pool, cooking, and sitting by the fireplace.
Giovanna Regra PT
Giovanna Regra, PT became a Physical Therapist in Brazil at the Mackenzie University and after that went to the US to pursue her dream. During the process to acquire her License she completed credits at universities such as St Augustine, Montana University and Ohio University.
She became a Physical therapist because her grandmother had Multiple Sclerosis and she saw the amazing treatment that the PT offered to her. Giovanna has become a Pelvic Floor specialist who treats Women and Men population, also general Orthopedics.Giovanna loves treating Pregnancy, Postpartum, Post Pelvic Floor surgeries, Pain with Intercourse, General Low Back, neck, hip and shoulder pain and Athletes.
Giovanna has been married for 5 years with her high school sweetheart and she just rescued a cute Black Labrador and her name is Montana. Her hobbies are going to the gym (specially Zumba), hiking and skiing. A fun fact about her is that during PT College she was a Ballet and Jazz Dance teacher.
Renee Sperry PT, DPT
Renee specializes in the rehabilitation and prevention of orthopedic injuries with an interest in low back pain, neck pain and
headaches, as well as extremities. She holds additional certifications in vestibular rehabilitation and concussion management and dry needling.
As well as orthopedics, Renee has a special interest in fall prevention of older adults and holds the LSVT-BIG certification for older adults with Parkinson’s Disease. Renee grew up in rural Montana and graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman, receiving degrees in Food and Nutrition as well as Exercise Science. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota.
Renee became a physical therapist due to her passion in fitness and nutrition as well as sustaining orthopedic injuries while playing colligate rugby. Renee enjoys the Colorado outdoors, skiing and hiking with her husband, Zach, as well as taking her two dogs Teddy and Garth for walks and runs.
Lauren Walker, MPT
Lauren Walker MPT grew up in Rockford, Illinois and attended PT school at Northern Illinois University where she completed her undergrad work and obtained her Masters in Physical Therapy.
Lauren was first introduced to physical therapy after two major sport injuries in middle school and high school. She was so impressed by her own rehabilitation process and knew she wanted to give back to her community in the same way. Lauren is committed to providing quality care to her patients, utilizing evidence based interventions in addition to hands on techniques for optimal results.
She is certified in level 1 and 2 dry needling and is pursuing additional certifications in pelvic floor PT. She loves treating general musculoskeletal conditions, post-op patients, and balance and vestibular conditions. In her free time, she does yoga and CrossFit and enjoys camping, hiking and skiing.
She is married to her husband, Christian, and they have two kids, Ellison and Jonah and their dog Odie.
Austin Kramer PT, DPT
Austin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa and went on to receive his PT Doctorate at University of Iowa.
He always knew he wanted to go into a healthcare profession that would help patients improve their lives, not just the ailment they were being seen for. Physical Therapy gave him the opportunity to do this while also getting the chance to build lasting relationships that extended beyond the healthcare setting.
Austin has certifications in Dry Needling and Vestibular Training. He also has taken advanced classes in treating the low back, neck and shoulder.
He loves treating patients of all age groups and diagnoses! He loves working with children so he can develop treatments that are both fun for them and him! And loves treating adults and older adults to help them overcome obstacles and get them back to doing the things they love. He treats everything from the head down because there’s always more to learn!
He moved to Denver from Iowa in July 2022 with his girlfriend. He loves to snowboard, fish, hike, golf, and pretty much anything that gets him outside!
Saural Bhatt, DPT
Saural received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Governors State University in Chicago. As a person who is very positive with genuine empathy, care and kindness for people she felt like a profession as a Physical Therapist was the perfect fit for her.
While working as a PT aide, she was very fascinated about the physical therapy outcomes and functional progress. The fascination and curiosity of the human body movements led her to become a physical therapist.
She is certified in Functional Dry Needling Certification and is skilled in treatment techniques mainly manual therapy, cupping, pre-/post-surgical rehabilitation, as well as therapeutic and functional exercise approach.
She loves treating Low back pain, neck pain, pre and post-surgical conditions, orthopedic and sports injuries as well as balance impairments. She enjoys treating people age range from teenage to elderly as well as helping them to reach to their maximum potential for their individual needs and abilities.
She is an excellent listener and takes her time to address patients’ questions and concerns. She believes in “treating patients the way she wants to be treated.”
There are many reasons why she joined Specialized Physical Therapy, mainly the positive and healing vibes of the clinic, patient centric one-on-one approach and the values and operation of this company aligned with her values.
Saural is born in India and moved to United States. She is fluent in three languages (English, Gujarati and Hindi). The mountains brought her and her husband to Colorado land from Chicago. She enjoys outdoor activities mainly hiking, biking and skiing with her husband. Apart from outdoor activities, she enjoys working out, and being social.
Susanne Gilbert, MSPT
Susanne grew up in St. Louis and graduated from the University of Missouri for her undergraduate degree. From there she went on to Boston University for her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy.
With a love for skiing and outdoors Susanne planned her final clinical in Colorado and has lived in
Colorado ever since.
At her final clinical Susanne was exposed to NAIOMT manual therapy methods and she knew that this Certification was the path she wanted to take. She has taken numerous classes in manual therapy and subsequently earned a certification in manual therapy. This coursework included spinal manipulation.
She has since expanded in areas of Pilates rehab, Yoga, Dry Needling, and running eval and treatment to name a few. Susanne has widened her knowledge in other areas of wellness including nutritional health. Susanne pursued a Natural chef certification in 2014 and continues to grow into whole health wellness.
Susanne enjoys being with family and friends, in addition to being active through running, hiking, skiing and camping.
Rachel Jordan, PT, DPT
Rachel was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ where she received her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Spanish.
She also spent a semester in San Sebastian, Spain. She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of New England in Portland, ME.
Rachel always knew she wanted to go into a profession that could make a meaningful difference in individual’s lives. She found her passion for physical therapy after having multiple sports injuries when she was younger and realized that physical therapists not only make a physical difference, but also are able to help navigate the emotions of attaining an injury and make meaningful relationships with each patient.
Rachel has a special interest in neurological disorders and holds the LSVT-BIG certification for older adults with Parkinson’s disease. She has a passion treating individuals with migraines, but also as an athlete herself likes treating post-surgical athletes who want to get back to competing.
In her spare time Rachel enjoys hiking, tennis, pickleball, climbing and occasional trail runs plus she loves to cook and travel. She is excited to be close to the mountains and yet also close to a big city to take in all that it has to offer!