Our Mission

To be known by the community and our employees to provide exceptional results and have the best work environment and culture.

  • We believe in a fun, positive, and interactive environment.
  • Our efficient and effective work ethic drives our outstanding patient results.
  • Our patient results are above and beyond the competition.

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What We Value

We’re here to make sure our patients achieve the best results as quickly as possible and have fun doing it.

Teamwork

We work together to accomplish more.

Results

We provide genuine, personalized patient care with high-quality results.

Responsibility

We commit ourselves to help people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

Fun

We encourage a fun and upbeat environment that results in employees who want to come to work and patients who never want to leave.

Community

We give back to the communities in which we serve.

Our Story

Epic Physical Therapy’s story began in Davie, Florida, where the clinic owner, Ryan Palkoner, earned his master of physical therapy. Ryan spent the next 20 years practicing and perfecting treatment in Florida, California and eventually Colorado, where he put down roots after accepting a position as a clinic executive. Throughout his career, Ryan noticed that most of his employers were out of touch with their employees and were unable to create a positive and highly trained work environment. He realized that to create an epic experience and culture, he would need to open his own outpatient practice to serve his community.

Ryan partnered with Health & Rehab Solutions, a company that partners with entrepreneurial-minded physical therapists who want to open their own practice. This unique partnership allows Ryan to focus on developing Epic Physical Therapy the right way and build a culture that inspires excellence.

In July of 2020, Epic Physical Therapy opened its doors in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Ryan’s dream of opening Epic grew out of the idea that a fun, positive and interactive workplace could co-exist with an efficient and effective work ethic – ultimately producing patient results above and beyond the competition.

Meet Our Team

We’re a team of dedicated professionals serving the needs of patients in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Ryan Palkoner

PT, MPT, Cert. ART, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, CEO

Ryan Palkoner

PT, MPT, Cert. ART, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, CEO

Ryan, clinic owner, is a seasoned physical therapist with 20 years of clinical experience. He earned his master of physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ryan has advanced training in joint manipulation and soft-tissue mobilization, including various forms of instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation (IASTM), certificates in active release techniques (ART) and trigger point dry needling and is a McKenzie practitioner. He has extensive experience in outpatient orthopedic settings. Ryan is part of the Ironman Provider Network and has been part of the medical staff attending several Ironman Triathlons, the AVP Pro Volleyball Tournament and the Carlsbad Marathon, which has allowed him to treat a multitude of injuries in numerous professional and recreational athletes. Ryan lectures around the country teaching practitioners from various disciplines in manual release techniques, IASTM and kinesiology taping. In his free time, Ryan loves exploring and enjoying with his wife and three children, whether it be hiking, skiing, mountain biking, working out or just relaxing in the mountains.

Lucas Won

PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, Director of Clinical Operations

Lucas Won

PT, DPT, CSCS, Cert. DN, Cert. VRS, Director of Clinical Operations

Lucas was born and raised in the greater New York City area. In high school, Lucas suffered various sports injuries and was a frequent physical therapy patient. He earned a bachelor’s of science in kinesiology from the University of Illinois and went on to Southwest Baptist University to earn his doctorate in physical therapy. Lucas holds certifications in dry needling, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization and is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. He is passionate about treating orthopedic conditions. Lucas will be getting married in September 2021 to his fiancé, Faith, who he met while in physical therapy school. They hope to plan roots in Colorado as Faith is an Estes Park native. In his spare time, Lucas enjoys going to concerts and sporting events, hiking, skiing and golfing. He enjoys all things Colorado, however, don’t ask him to let go of his New York roots. Go Yankees!

Ana Mari Pajak

PT, DPT, ATC

Ana Mari Pajak

PT, DPT, ATC

Ana Mari was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science-Athletic Training. After graduation and while working as an athletic trainer in high schools and colleges, she developed a love for rehab and helping people reach their full potential. She completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University in 2020.

Ana Mari and her husband moved to Denver in the winter of 2022 and are looking forward to exploring the Denver area and the rest of the region.  Ana Mari is passionate about using movement as medicine to help people achieve their goals. When not in the clinic, she enjoys cooking/baking, hiking, running, reading, and trying new restaurants.

Erin Palkoner

MAT, Director of Marketing

Erin Palkoner

MAT, Director of Marketing

Erin graduated with an Elementary Education degree from Saint Mary’s College in South Bend, Indiana and then pursued her lifelong dream of being classroom teacher in San Diego. Soon after Erin went back to school and attained her Master of Arts in Teaching. Ryan and Erin were married and then moved their 6 month old son to beautiful Colorado.

New to Colorado and wanting to learn the area and meet new people, Erin taught Stroller fitness classes with Fit4Mom for 5 years all around the South Denver suburbs with her growing family in tow. Since teaching these classes, Erin became invested in being able to communicate effectively and form meaningful relationships. She joined the Epic PT team in the Spring of 2021. Erin loves speaking to providers, staff, and patients about how they will thrive at Epic PT. When she’s not in the clinics, Erin can be found volunteering at her children’s school, baking, or strength training to keep up with her husband and 3 active children.

Dan Stoot

PT, DPT, COMT, Director of Clinical Operations

Dan Stoot

PT, DPT, COMT, Director of Clinical Operations

Dan’s passion for vestibular and post concussive care comes from personal experience with concussions himself and guiding his mother back to function after a traumatic brain injury in 2011.
As a clinician, Dan takes great pride in providing a comprehensive, patient-centered treatment approach rooted in taking people from dysfunction to return to full function.
Dan is originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado and completed his doctorate of Physical Therapy at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina.
When not in the clinic, Dan spends his time fly fishing, hiking and biking in the mountains.
Dan currently lives in Denver and is an avid sports fan!