Sue Moore, MS, PT, MTC
Susan Moore PT, MS, MTC is the owner of Brookside Physical Therapy which was established in 1984. Sue received her Master's of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California in 1980 and her Manual Therapist certification from the Institute of Graduate Physical Therapy in 1987. She has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education courses in physical therapy since receiving her degree.
Sue’s strong manual therapy background has allowed her practice to expand in many diverse fields including industrial medicine. Her work has included treating airline employees at DIA, beverage delivery personnel and most recently working on-site with industry to minimize injuries and reinforce the safety culture. Clinical expertise has expanded into treatment of pelvic pain and incontinence in both men and women. Most recently Sue was one of the team that founded of the Denver Sexual Medicine Alliance. This is a multidisciplinary team committed to providing and improving care for patients with sexual health concerns and/or dysfunction.
Sue has been on the board of directors of various Physical Therapy and medical organizations including being president of Physical Therapists in Private Practice, founding board member of CPTN (a PT contracting organization), secretary for Colorado Managed Care Contractors, and Thornton Economic Development Committee. Sue has been involved locally in improving the care of student athletes for the Adams 12 Five Star School district. She sponsored the Athletic Trainers at the local high schools and transitioned the program to The Children’s Hospital once they located on Hwy. 7. The Adams 12 district hired Sue to investigate and implement the Comprehensive Athletic Physicals for Students. This program has been very successful and is now continued through The Children’s Hospital.
Outside the office, Sue enjoys spending time with her husband and two teenagers. They are active with gardening, skiing, hiking and backpacking.
Tiffany is a Colorado native, born and raised in the Denver metro area. While in high school, she discovered a love for sports and fitness, especially in the weight room. Knowing she wanted to pursue a career in the healthcare field, Tiffany realized that physical therapy comprised the ideal balance between patient interaction and her love of all things sports- and gym-related. Tiffany attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating in 2003 with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Psychology. While at CU-Boulder, Tiffany received her certification as a group fitness instructor and still teaches to this day. She then attended Regis University for Physical Therapy school and graduated in 2006 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
With her strong fitness background and years of diverse experience, she believes that therapy is a team effort between patient, therapist, doctor, and other health care providers. Tiffany is a firm believer that physical therapists are the musculoskeletal specialists and, as such, her goal is to give patients the tools to succeed both immediately in rehab as well as in future fitness programs. Tiffany is currently working towards her Manual Therapy Certification through the University of St. Augustine, and is certified in Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. Away from work, Tiffany enjoys running, triathlons, aerobics, and spending time with her husband, two young girls, and two dogs.
Malissa Dold, MS, PT
Malissa graduated from Rockhurst University Summa Cum Laude in 2000 with a bachelors degree in biology and in 2002 with her master’s degree in Physical Therapy. Following graduation, she worked for approximately one year at the Lee Ann Brittan Infant Development Center in Shawnee Mission Kansas working with children birth to 6 years of age. Malissa then relocated to Oregon where she was employed by Mercy Medical Center in the Outpatient Physical Therapy Department. Here Malissa was involved in the development and implementation of the clinic’s Balance Rehabilitation and Fall Prevention program. She also continued with pediatric rehabilitation, was involved in aquatic therapy and work hardening programs, and served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students.
In 2009, Malissa moved to Colorado and joined the Brookside team. She has continued her work with vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining. She has also received training through DSI Work Solutions for performing Functional Capacity Assessments, Job Functional Analysis, and Job Function Matching. In addition, Malissa is a certified Sole Support provider for custom orthotics. Malissa is presently pursuing her certification in Manual Therapy through Maitland Physiotherapy Seminars and is planning to sit for her certification exam in 2014. Malissa has continued her work as a clinical instructor for physical therapy students.
Malissa enjoys the challenge of treating patients with a wide variety of diagnoses. She has completed numerous hours of continuing education with focus on manual therapy, vestibular and balance disorders and orthopedic conditions. She has been a member of the APTA since 2002.
Malissa was married in August of 2012 and has two little girls. During her, very limited, free time, she enjoys exploring the great outdoors through hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing, snow shoeing, kayaking and scuba diving.
Taylor grew up here in Thornton CO, just down the road from Brookside. She enjoyed participating in athletics including 12 years of competitive gymnastics, volleyball , and running. Taylor completed her undergraduate coursework at Colorado State University in Fort Collins with a degree in Health and Exercise Science in May 2013. She then went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating in May 2016, Taylor moved back home to Thornton to begin her career as a physical therapist at Brookside.
Taylor is passionate about helping each individual return to the “little things in life” that they love doing. She believes in using evidence based practice, manual therapy techniques, and an individualized exercise program that are tailored to the specific needs of each patient. Taylor enjoys working with a wide variety of orthopedic conditions. She has plans to pursue more knowledge of manual and vestibular therapy in the future.
During her spare time, Taylor is taking advantage at being close to her family and the mountains again. She enjoys yoga, hiking, mountain biking, running, skiing, and curling up to a good book.
Jeremy received two Bachelor of Science degrees from The University of Northern Colorado in Dietetics and Sports and Exercises Science. He have been certified from The American College of Sports Medicine in Personal Training, and has taken classes for a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certification. In 2015 Jeremy became a certified paramedic. He has worked at Brookside Physical Therapy for over 4 yrs working with patients and running our Metabolic program. In his free time, he coaches soccer and enjoys rock climbing.
Heather Granzella, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Heather graduated from North Central College in 2009 with a degree in Exercise Science. She continued her education by graduating from PIMA Medical Institute in December 2012, receiving her Associates as a PTA. In April of 2013 she passed the state board exam and became certified to work as a PTA.
Outside of work she enjoys traveling, snowboarding, working out (specifically Body Building and Cross-fit), and participating in multiple recreation activities such as soccer, basketball, football and softball.
Katie Brownell, PTA
Physical Therapist Assistant
Katie graduated from Colby-Sawyer College in New London, NH in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science. She then went on to work as a personal trainer certified through the American College of Sports Medicine. After working as a personal trainer for a few years she decided to further her education and pursued an Associates degree as a PTA. Katie graduated from River Valley Community College in Claremont, NH in May 2016 and passed the licensing exam in July of 2016.
After receiving her PTA license Katie made the decision to leave New England and move to Colorado to chase her love of the outdoors. Outside of work Katie enjoys playing rugby, snowboarding, paddle boarding, rock climbing, as well as hiking and camping with her dog.
Phyllis loves working at Brookside PT, the patients, the staff, and the variety of challenges each can bring. She is a long time resident of Thornton, Colorado and is married with 2 sons. She has 5 wonderful, smart, beautiful grandchildren. In her spare time, you can find her spending time with family and getting into her hobbies; baking and crocheting.
Sarah has been with Brookside Physical Therapy for more than 11 years and supervising for the past 8 years. Sarah wears many hats because she is involved in marketing, insurance contracting, and office staff oversight. This also makes her knowledgeable in patient benefits, medical billing, payments and patient accounts. Outside of work Sarah spends time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys volunteering in her sons’ schools, coaching soccer, and running.