155 Printers Parkway, Ste 200 Colorado Springs, Colorado 80910


(719) 471-4221 Call Now

Who We Are

The Physical Therapist and Exercise Physiologists at Optima Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation have been evaluating, managing and treating auto collisions, work injuries, sports trauma and general pain syndromes since 1997. During this time, we have built a reputation among patients, doctors, and insurance companies of providing quality, evidence-based physical therapy care, specializing in spine disorders.

Our mission is to offer an active, results-oriented rehabilitation program, staffed by trained professionals.

Our Core Values Trust - Credibility - Confidentiality - Respect - Service - Attentive Listening - Compassion

Our Principles

To reach a permanent resolution of each patient's physical condition as quickly and effectively as possible.
To evaluate patients individually and provide one-on-one rehabilitation therapy customized to each patients condition.
To work in cooperation with others in the medical field to ensure the best possible treatment for patients.

Our Staff

Olivia Stanzer, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist



Olivia is a recent Doctor of Physical Therapy graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth, TX. Olivia earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010 from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX. She is eager to continue to grow her skills and is passionate about physical therapy, yoga, hiking and humanitarian efforts, including past experiences in Honduras and Guatemala.­­­




Dan Ward, MBS

Exercise Therapist
Certified Functional Capacity Evaluator


Dan graduated from Kansas State University in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology/Exercise Science. In 1998, he earned his Master of Basic Science degree in Exercise Science from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Dan holds a certificate in Functional Capacity Evaluation from Roy Matheson and Associates. Dan has worked in the rehabilitation field for almost 20 years and has been with Optima since 2000. He has experience in geriatrics and cardiac rehabilitation. Dan makes his home in Fountain with his wife and enjoys spending time with his children, fly fishing, gardening and the outdoors.

Nicole Janzen, ATC, LMT

Athletic Trainer, Massage Therapist



Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS in 2012. In 2013, Nicole completed the Professional Massage Therapy Program at the Denver School of Massage Therapy. Nicole is an invaluable additional to Optima, as she brings several years of experience outpatient rehabilitation and massage therapy. She is new to the Colorado Springs area and enjoys an active Colorado lifestyle.



Vanessa Moar, BS

Exercise Therapist, Clinic Administrator
Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist


Vanessa earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Spanish from the University of Missouri in 1994. While at Mizzou, she attended a study abroad program at the Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico. She completed her Masters of Basic Science in Exercise Physiology coursework at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in 2000. She began her career with Optima in 2000. Vanessa received her Cancer Exercise Specialist certification from the Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute. Vanessa lives in Castle Rock, enjoys running, hiking, working out and cooking, and is an avid sports fan.