PT SPECIALTIES OF BOULDER
2299 Pearl Street, Suite 205
Boulder, Colorado 80302
Our physical therapists are passionate about providing evidence based care in order to improve your function and quality of life. At PT Specialties of Boulder, you will receive one on one care tailored to your individual needs and goals.
MITZI HARRISON, PT, CHT
Physical Therapist, Certified Hand Therapist
MITZI HARRISON has been a Physical Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist for 36 years. She is a Certified Ergonomic Assessment Specialist, a Certified Specialist in Functional Assessment, and an APTA-Credentialed Clinical Instructor. She is also a specialist in custom fabrication of splints/orthoses for the hand and upper extremity. Mitzi provides evaluation and ergonomic assessment of injuries which affect the ability to keep or return to playing a musical instrument. She specializes in educating/ training, preventing, and managing musical practice/ performance related injuries and concerns. She applies a customized approach based on the specific instrument. Mitzi prioritizes ergonomics and injury avoidance. Mitzi lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 28 years where she established a thriving outpatient physical and occupational therapy business. After selling that business, she relocated to Colorado to be closer to family and her home state, Wyoming. Mitzi has a close working relationship with many of the top surgeons in and around the Front Range and the Denver Metro area. In addition to her hand therapy practice, she continues to work as a consultant in the field of hand therapy in the San Francisco Bay Area.
VIRGINIA ARNETTE, PT, DPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy
DR. VIRGINIA ARNETTE earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Colorado Denver in 2018. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association including the Performing Arts Special Interest Group, and has advocated for musicians' wellness by educating clinicians and musicians alike about the physical demands of musicianship and strategies to optimize wellness and performance. Dr. Arnette values therapeutic alliance and has extensive experience in orthopedic physical therapy, treating individuals for overuse injuries, traumatic injuries, postoperative care and chronic pain. She has also received specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of temporomandibular joint disorders. Dr. Arnette grew up in North Carolina, attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts high school program before earning her Bachelor's degree in French Horn Performance from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to initiating her physical therapist education, she studied at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Dr. Arnette is passionate about empowering patients to develop practices that facilitate their own wellbeing. Outside of the clinic, she enjoys weaving, hiking, singing and playing her tenor guitar. Click here to read more about her practice approach.