Derick has developed an extraordinary team of first-class Physical Therapists who share his ideologies and commitment to excellence in patient care.  He and his team constantly communicate, collaborate and support each other as they strive to provide the very best possible care to every patient they treat.

Derick Levy


Derick has more than 30 years of experience in Outpatient Physical Therapy.  Upon graduating from St. Thomas’ Hospital School of Physiotherapy, he returned to his homeland, South Africa, to work for a year before deciding to immigrate to the U.S., and he came directly to Colorado.

During his first few years in Denver, he worked for a hospital and then at a leading orthopedic practice, where he gained valuable experience and developed close relationships with many of the finest Orthopedic surgeons in the region.  He has also expanded his circle of valued professional relationships with doctors and medical practices throughout the metro area and surrounding mountain towns.

Derick opened Active Motion Physical Therapy in 2001 and has grown a thriving, well-respected practice through professional and patient referrals.  He is passionate about what he does for a living.

Derick is an avid sport cyclist and has competed in many endurance events, including the renowned Leadville 100 MTB race.  He is currently in serious training and competition with friends and family in multiple Peloton challenges.  He brings the same type of focused dedication and perseverance to his profession.

Not only is Derick dedicated to his profession, but he is also dedicated to his philanthropic endeavors.  He is a Board member and an active participant as a team member of Operation Walk Denver, an organization of professionals who travel together to developing countries, where they provide free hip and knee replacements, along with follow-up care, as well as training for the professionals in those countries.


Jill Fortney


Jill Fortney, MSPT, is a graduate of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Physical Therapy program. Her area of particular interest is the treatment of foot, ankle, shoulder and spine injuries, and the use of mat Pilates for core stabilization. A Denver native, Jill enjoys Pilates, weight training and biking with her husband. She enjoys spending time with her two young sons.

Kurt Schulze


Kurt Schulze, PT, earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical therapy from Finch University, the Health Sciences division of the Chicago Medical School, in 1999. In addition to formal education, Kurt has taken several continuing education courses to learn the latest assessment and treatment techniques pertaining to the knee, hip, shoulder, foot/ankle, and the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. When he’s not treating his patients, Kurt’s treating himself to downhill and cross country skiing as well as biking to the top of Colorado’s beautiful mountains.

Susan Giedt


Susan Giedt graduated from Regis University in 2007 with her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She has worked at Active Motion Physical Therapy and in the home health setting for the last 13 years. She has been our men’s and women’s health specialist since 2009. She sees patients of all ages who are experiencing problems that stem from a variety of causes, including pregnancy and childbirth, natural aging, accidental injury, illness, and surgery.  Among the most common issues are pelvic floor weakness and incontinence.  Susan understands on both a professional and personal level how frustrating and annoying some of these problems can be when you’re trying to live an active, healthy life!  She is kind, compassionate, and discreet.

Susan is married to her husband, Matt, and they have 2 wonderful kids, Abbi and Ryder. They adopted their sweet dog, Leo, in 2018. When she is not working, she is busy watching her kids play soccer and hockey.  She also enjoys exercising and keeping fit.

Michelle Kochanek


Michelle joined the Active Motion Physical Therapy team when she moved to Denver in 2013.

Originally from the Midwest, Michelle earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2002 from Augustana University (Sioux Falls, SD) in Exercise Science/Fitness Management.  She completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rockhurst University (Kansas City, MO) in 2007.

Michelle enjoys treating a multitude of orthopedic surgical and non-surgical conditions.  She often utilizes Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (aka The McKenzie Method) which assesses mechanical responses to repeated movements and holds to the philosophy of active patient involvement in order to empower patients with self-treatment skills.  She is particularly interested in the treatment of the spine, sports and work-related injuries, chronic pain, and balance disorders.  Michelle is also uniquely experienced in treating patients with autoimmune disorders.

Michelle is a volunteer with Operation Walk Denver, which is a not-for-profit medical service organization that provides free surgical treatment (primarily joint replacements), therapy services, and education for patients and the local medical staff in developing countries.  She recently participated in an Operation Walk trip to Honduras.

Michelle and her husband, Dan, spend their free time actively enjoying all that Colorado has to offer, including hiking, biking, skiing, and fly fishing.

Brooke Flores


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Just so you understand our professional initials, here is a short glossary for you as you review each of us:

PT = Physical Therapy (licensed)
MSPT = Master of Science Physical Therapy
DPT = Doctor of Physical Therapy
MAPT = Master of Arts Physical Therapy