Shane Eskew, MSPT
Shane is the co-owner and lead physical therapist of MVP Physical Therapy. The best patient care and really caring about patients wellbeing is the reason Shane and his Wife (Kim) opened MVP PT in December 2013 in Arvada CO. In January 2015 MVP Physical Therapy was moved to Commerce City to address the need for physical therapy care for the growing area of Reunion. Here each patient is the Most Valuable Patient and you well be treated as so!
Since graduating the University of Oklahoma with his Masters of Physical Therapy degree with honors in 2007, Shane has worked in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine. Shane has been Astym certified since 2009 and is one of the first Astym providers in the Denver metro area. Shane has also taught at multiple running clinics in Louisville CO, and continues to enjoy performing running gait analysis.
Shane is married to Kim the co-owner of MVP physical therapy and has a son that is currently into sports. Shane enjoys camping, hiking and trail running. He is an avid hunter, loves Broncos football, and within the last few years keeps in shape doing CrossFit. In his first team CrossFit competition he proudly placed 2nd.
Emily Schulz, DPT, OCS
Emily joined the staff of MVP Physical Therapy in August 2016. Raised in Michigan and schooled in Wisconsin, she spent the last ten years treating thousands of patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Emily specializes in manual therapy - a hands on approach to discovering and treating a broad range of orthopedic conditions - and loves working with and getting to know her patients. She's a Board Certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) and Credentialed Clinical Instructor. Her TRX sports medicine certification helps her rehab various orthopedic injuries while also working to maintain whole body health.
Emily was drawn to physical therapy at a young age when she attended – and was allowed to help with - therapy sessions for her older sister who was recovering from a spinal cord injury sustained in a plane crash. This inspired her to go on to receive her Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Sciences (2004) and her Doctor of Physical Therapy (2006) from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
On a personal note, Emily loves adventure and experiencing all life has to offer. She adores her family and friends, especially her nieces and nephew back in Michigan. Her travels have taken her to the savannahs of Africa, the mountains of Argentina, the islands of the Caribbean and all over the U.S. She's also developed a palette for fine wines and a penchant for playing recreational sports (including a stint on a national championship-level kickball team).
Lydia is a Physical Therapist Assistant that joined MVP Physical Therapy in August of 2017 after obtaining her Associates Degree from Pima Medical Institute in June 2017, and graduated the top of her class with honors.
Prior to starting her career in physical therapy, Lydia worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in both long-term care and acute care settings. It was here that she realized her passion for helping others. She chose to advance her career work as a PTA due to her love of learning and wanting to help others improve their function and pain through manual therapy and exercise.
Lydia specializes in treating orthopedic conditions, and is interested in pursuing continuing education related to sports rehabilitation as well as obtaining her Astym certification.
In her spare time, Lydia enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter who they welcomed in September 2018. As a Colorado native, Lydia also enjoys the outdoors including hiking, camping, fishing, and horseback riding. She has spent the last 3 summers volunteering at the Therapeutic Riding Center in Longmont, helping adults and children with disabilities through hippotherapy (horse riding for balance, strength, and coordination). She also loves watching sports, especially the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos.
Caitlyn joined the staff at MVP Physical Therapy in June 2018. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI. After graduating, she moved to Colorado and practiced physical therapy at an outpatient orthopedic clinic in Lowry where she treated a variety of post-op and non-operative orthopedic conditions.
Since becoming a licensed PT in 2017, Caitlyn has presented research at the Michigan Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference (2017) and the Combined Sections Meeting (2018). She has also become a certified provider of Rock Blades instrument-assisted massage. Caitlyn has additional interests in injury prevention, health & wellness, and psychologically informed physical therapy.
Caitlyn and her husband enjoy spending time running, cycling, hiking, and playing board games. Since moving to Colorado, she has also learned how to snowboard and is becoming a fan of winter.