Meet the Team

Physical Therapists

Melinda Couch, PT
Clinic Owner and Program Director

Melinda Couch

Melinda has been a practicing physical therapist since 1993. She moved to Colorado in 1995 because of her love of the mountains. She is a physical therapist for the U.S. Figure Skating Team, and has traveled with them extensively, including four World Championship events. She was extremely honored to serve as U.S. Team Physical Therapist for figure skating at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia! She received the 2018 Thayer Tutt Sportsman Award from The Colorado Springs Sports Corporation for her years of volunteer service with Sports Medicine both nationally and internationally.

Melinda has a passion for manual physical therapy and is committed to providing one-on-one care at her clinic. She helped start The Pikes Peak Physical Therapy Alliance in 2016 which is an informal alliance between Peak Performance and four other like-minded physical therapy practices in Colorado Springs. The aim of this PT Alliance is to educate the community that everyone deserves and has access to one-on-one manual therapy based care in physical therapy.

Working with high level athletes in the charged environment of international sports honed her skills in assessing injury, de-escalating pain and trauma. In the sports arena and in the clinic, the patient’s success is measured in sustained pain-free functioning.

Melinda’s primary goal for Peak Performance is to bring that superior level of attention and healing to all patients. She has assembled a unique team of highly trained professionals who together serve each person’s individual needs. At Peak Performance, we do not utilize non-skilled techs who perform portions of your treatment. You are treated one-on-one by highly skilled manual PT’s and other highly educated practitioners!

Jacob Dulski, PT, DPT

Jacob Dulski

Jacob earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Radford University in Roanoke, Virginia. After his Physical Therapy degree, he sought additional training with manual therapy skills of MedicuppingTM and Graston ® (Instrumental Assistance Soft Tissue Mobilization). Jacob also has previous physical therapy background working with a wide range of conditions, vestibular therapy, balance training, and spine pathologies.

Jacob received his bachelors of Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at Slippery Rock University with a minor in Gerontology (study of aging). While at Slippery Rock University, he became certificated as an Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. During his time are Slippery Rock University, he participated in local ultimate Frisbee and racquet sport tournaments.

Jacob become a Physical Therapist through an own personal injury playing high school soccer that prevented him from competing in high school sports for over a year. From this experience, he enjoys helping and encouraging others to return back to the activities they love. His favorite part of physical therapy is helping people get back to the activities they enjoy.

Miles Hein, PT, DPT

Miles HeinMiles was born and raised in Colorado Springs. He obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Colorado State University in Health and Exercise Science, concentration in Sports Medicine, with a minor in Biomedical Sciences. Three years later, he graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the University of Colorado Denver. He has been practicing outpatient orthopedic physical therapy since 2009 and loves seeing patients get better! He appreciates helping people to help heal themselves heal from their injuries. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, camping, golf and snowboarding.

Carrie Lyne Mathiesen, PT, DPT

Carrie Lyne has been active in the physical therapy field for over 25 years working in various positions with most recent acquisition to doctor of physical therapy in 2013 from Findlay University in Ohio. She is native to Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Colorado Springs in 2014 to partake in the beautiful surroundings and spend more time with her extended family. Carrie’s lengthy continuing education leads her to practice dry needling, manual treatments, scar release, cupping, and treat orthopedic conditions involving all regions of the body. Carrie Lyne loves providing patients education and skills to allow them to be a part of their own recovery and self-management for long-term success. She takes pride to bring a smile to her patient’s before they leave as laughter aids the healing process and doesn’t think PT should be a bad experience. In her free time, Carrie Lyne loves to bike, hike, ski, and spend time with her four children. If you are looking for a commitment to your recovery, she will be that lifetime therapist you can count on.

Specialty Staff

Kate Aronson
Therapeutic Pilates Instructor

Kate Aronson

Kate practices Therapeutic Pilates by utilizing the Pilates equipment – the reformer and the trapeze table – to aid patients in rehabilitating from injury, and to help them avoid re-injury. She is a certified Pilates Therapist and Pilates instructor who has been practicing and teaching Pilates for over 18 years. Kate has also studied movement analysis with Gail Gustafson, and she brings these skills to her practice when working with patients to help them discover habitual movement patterns and imbalances that may be causing pain or injury.

Bryce Martin, LMT, LILT Tech, CNS
Massage Therapist and LiLT Technician

Martin, Bryce

Bryce is a Colorado native from Lamar, a small rural town in southeast Colorado. While attending high school, Bryce received his Associates of Arts from Lamar Community College. Bryce moved to Colorado Springs in 2015 upon graduating high school and LCC, where he attended the University of Colorado Colorado Springs for three semesters. His time at UCCS allowed him to realize he was more passionate about helping individuals recover from pain and injuries than information technology. This inspired Bryce to attend the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy in Colorado Springs, where he graduated as a Licensed Massage Therapist and a certified NeuroMuscular Therapist in December of 2017.

Bryce joined the Peak Performance team in early 2018 as a Massage Therapist and a certified Low Intensity Light Therapy Technician. He specializes in trigger point therapy and myofascial release; however he incorporates multiple modalities to provide the best treatments for each individual patient’s needs. Most recently, Bryce became a Certified Nutrition Specialist through the International Sports Sciences Association. Bryce thoroughly enjoys working with patients to minimize their pain levels and to assist them in recovery from injury, surgery, etc. In his spare time, Bryce enjoys continuing his education, participating in outdoor recreation activities, and exercising.


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