Kiowa County Hospital District is pleased to announce that Dr. Timothy Richardt and Joseph Zinger will be joining our Care Team in our Physical Therapy Department.
Dr. Tim Richardt has accepted the position of Physical Therapy Director. Originally from the Mid-Atlantic area, Tim moved to Colorado in 2012 to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Regis University and enjoy our great Colorado lifestyle. Tim received extensive training in orthopedic manual therapy, sports and movement analysis, and the management of common cardiopulmonary and neurological conditions. Tim received hands on training at a variety of sites and facilities, including a Parkinson’s treatment facility and a clinic exclusively specializing in the treatment of lower back pain. Additional training has been followed up in the areas of:
- SFMA (selective functional movement assessment) and FMS (functional movement screening) and their application and benefit to athletic and non-athletic populations
- The LSVT BIG program for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease
- Assessment and treatment techniques offered by the PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) with an emphasis on breathing and asymmetrical movement patterns
- Medical Diagnosis Treatment offered by the McKenzie Institute for the treatment of low back and neck pain
- Chronic pain management
- Strength, conditioning, and skill program development for athletic teams
Personally, Tim enjoys running, weightlifting, hiking, and skiing and is excited to offer his knowledge and expertise in the field of Physical Therapy to our community.
Joseph Zinger has accepted the position of Physical Therapy Assistant. Joe was born and raised in Michigan and moved to Denver in 2011 to attend school and to start a new life in the Rocky Mountain State. Joe graduated in 2012 from Pima Medical Institute with an Associate of Occupational Science in Physical Therapy Assistant. He has recently achieved and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy Assistant in October of this year. Joe has worked in varying clinic settings, from Skilled Nursing, Acute Care, and Out-patient. He enjoys working with a variety of patients that offer different levels of complexities, as well as being able to getting to know his patients.
Joe “practices what he preaches”, so in his free time you will find him exercising and doing PT conditioning. He enjoys anything in the outdoors, from hiking, summiting 14ers, rock climbing, running, cycling, horseback riding, camping. He also enjoys checking out breweries, listening to music and spending time with family and friends. Joe offers individual personal training. He loves to travel and when he gets the chance he looks forward to some amazing future trips out of the country.
Tim and Joe are great additions to our Care Team here at Kiowa County Hospital District. Please, do not hesitate to come up and visit with them about any question or concern you might have regarding their specialized trainings, or if you are just curious about what Physical Therapy is and how it affects your medical health.