Sports medicine physicians in South Denver

When injury strikes, you don't want to be out long... getting you back to doing what you love most is our goal! At Sky Ridge Medical Center, our sports medicine specialists are trained in orthopedic surgery and in subspecialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine. Our team can diagnose and treat even the most complicated orthopedic problems resulting from a injury suffered on the field, the court or the track.

Common sports injuries we treat

While we provide expert care for all types of injuries, typical sports injuries our specialists treat include:

  • ACL/MCL tear
  • Dislocated knee
  • Dislocated shoulder
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Runner's knee
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis elbow

In most cases, treatment for your sports injury will include time with a professional physical therapist. At our Sports Medicine/Rehabilitation Center, you'll find expert therapists who will work with you to continue the healing and recovery process.

Our sports medicine team

Our staff is comprised of highly qualified, professional therapists who have broadened their educational backgrounds with unique skills and certifications. Meet the team!

Lorri Basile

I am a Colorado native. I graduated from Colorado State University with a B.S. in biology and a minor in anatomy. My aster's of physical therapy is from Springfield College (origin of the YMCA and basketball) in Springfield, Massachusetts. I worked as a certified nurse’s assistant and certified personal trainer as I went through graduate school. I have worked in multiple settings over the years (home care, acute care, acute rehab), but I have primarily been in outpatient physical therapy with a sports medicine emphasis. I am presently raising two teenage boys with my husband of 24 years in Parker. We are very involved in our local lacrosse community with our boys. I personally love to walk, hike, read and play tennis. My favorite book is “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” by Mitch Albom. I love the small hospital feel of Sky Ridge despite its growing size. We have a very supportive rehab department.

Dr. Elizabeth Kevil

Elizabeth Kevil, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS has 19 years of experience in the fields of orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation. She has been active in outpatient physical therapy patient care as well as clinical management and currently serves as the lead outpatient therapist for Sky Ridge. Dr. Kevil is board certified in orthopedics by the American Physical Therapy Association. She has held this prestigious designation for 11 years. She is also certified as a strength-and-conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She utilizes these skills for developing strong core and muscle balance. She is a certified kinisiotaping practitioner and also attended several McConnell continuing education courses. She has completed additional coursework in the evaluation and treatment of vestibular disorders and is skilled in repositioning techniques for Benign paroxysmal position vertigo (BPPV).

Dr. Kevil is a licensed physical therapist in Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis, graduating magna cum laude in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. She earned her Master of Science in physical therapy and doctorate in physical therapy from Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Kevil is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is an APTA-certified clinical instructor.

Dr. Kevil moved to Colorado with her family following her husband’s retirement from the Navy. She enjoys hiking, camping with family and Cub Scouts as well as gardening. She also loves to travel internationally and has been to China, Australia, Italy, France and Germany, to name a few. She has two teenage sons who play competitive soccer and is often traveling around the region to games.

Mary Mellen

Mary graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.A. in communication disorders and speech science as well as a B.A. in psychology. She received her M.A. in speech pathology from Northwestern University and her certificate of clinical competence in 1991. While at Northwestern University, Mary was trained by Dr. Jeri Logeman in dysphagia and modified barium swallow studies. She is VitalStim-for-swallow certified, as well as certified for surface EMG application to swallow and myofascial release for head and neck cancer.

She has always loved acute care and swallowing disorders and has practiced for over two decades in this setting, with more than 11 years at Sky Ridge. She is now the SLP Lead and loves the challenge of acute care with the diagnosis and treatment of the acutely ill.

She is a wife and mother of three sons, including one set of twins. She is a rare Denver native and has called Lone Tree home for 22 years.

Kendra Terrill

Kendra received her B.S. from Missouri State University and her M.A. from Oklahoma State University. Her family has been in five states over the last 15 years, allowing multiple clinical settings vocationally. Her emphasis with working for regional trauma centers has afforded her the opportunity to work with the adult neuro population from the acute to the outpatient setting. She is VitalStim specialty certified. She offers multiple speech therapy services, including cognitive impairments (impairments in attention, processing information, organizational skills, problem solving and memory), brain injury rehabilitation (mild-to-moderate brain injury, including concussions), difficulty swallowing and word-finding difficulty.

Kendra is married with an 11-year-old son. Her favorite animal is her chocolate lab, Buster, and she enjoys skiing, hiking, gardening and reading. Her favorite quote is “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel” – Maya Angelou.

Lauren Wlazelek

Lauren graduated from University of Delaware in 2011 with a B.S. in exercise physiology. While a student at the University of Delaware, she won a collegiate national figure skating championship title in 2011. Her competitive figure skating background inspired her to pursue a career in sports medicine.

She graduated from Philadelphia University in 2014 with an M.S. in occupational therapy. She worked at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital’s Comprehensive Neuro Rehabilitation Outpatient Facility treating post-concussive syndrome. Simultaneously, she worked at Good Shepherd Penn Partners' therapy division of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in outpatient hand clinic and acute rehab on the multi-trauma unit.

She moved to Colorado from Philadelphia and began working at Sky Ridge Medical Center in April 2016 as an outpatient and inpatient therapist. She is a member of American Occupational Therapy Association, the World Federation of Occupational Therapy, the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association and the Colorado Occupational Therapy Association. She enjoys skiing, traveling and running.