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Offering one-on-one care is a priority at Fitness for Function. Having worked in multiple care settings, I see the value of focusing on one client at a time. Many rehabilitation clinics require the physical therapist to juggle multiple clients at once.
Another opportunity to improve the continuum of care is referral to a quality community-based exercise program after completing physical therapy. This may be in a group setting or through personal training and wellness services. Providing these services can help break the cycle of return to rehabilitation services shortly after discharge from services.
Experienced Geriatric Care
Leslie S Duran, MSPT, GCS, is a graduate of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and has 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of care settings. This depth of experienced has allowed Leslie to fully understand your rehabilitation journey.
Leslie has been certified with the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 2009. She is a certified in PWR! Moves (Parkinson's Wellness Recovery) and is a Certified Exercise Expert in the Aging Adult (CEEAA). She is also certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES).
Prior to moving to Chaffee County in 2018, Leslie worked in an outpatient neurological clinic in Englewood, CO that specialized in Parkinson's disease. This is where she had the opportunity to see the benefits of using moderate to high intensity exercise to better challenge her clients during and after rehabilitation. This included teaching group exercise, Nordic walking, and developing individualized exercise programs. During this time, she saw her clients experience fewer referrals back to physical therapy. She is passionate about promoting health and wellness in older adults and believes that exercise should be fun and functional, but never under-dosed.
Leslie is a Colorado native, born and raised in Glenwood Springs. After living in Denver for 27 years, she moved to Poncha Springs in 2018. She is happy to be back in a smaller town, especially one that offers easy access to the outdoors. Her interests include hiking, mountain and road biking, snowboarding, crocheting, and playing at a mediocre skill level on multiple musical instruments.