Dr. Michael Van Portfliet | Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist
 

Dr. Michael Van Portfliet

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Board Certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy

“I strive to empower my patients to be the “hero” of their story. My role is to be the “guide” in their recovery, providing the interventions necessary to help them accomplish their goals. My treatments are individualized to each patient allowing them to achieve an optimal recovery.  I believe the optimal healing environment is achieved through active listening, expertise in intervention and providing an uncommon clinical experience.”

Dr. Michael “VP” Van Portfliet developed an interest in the human body and it’s potential while participating in multiple competitive sports growing up. His interest developed into a passion while working with rehabilitation professionals after numerous injuries in high school and college. This passion, combined with a desire to work with people, lead him to pursue physical therapy. VP graduated from Regis University with a Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy and went on to obtain certifications in Advanced Spinal Manipulation (Cert. SMT), Dry Needling (Cert. DN) and Vestibular Rehabilitation (Cert. VRS). In March of 2017, he became a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), giving him the opportunity to become a Clinical Instructor for physical therapists pursuing their residency in orthopedics. VP believes in an evidence-based and eclectic approach to physical therapy and strives to empower his patients to be active participants in the management of their own health and performance. He enjoys serving and working with the community in the Boulder County area. In his spare time, VP enjoys staying physically active by going to the gym and taking advantage of Colorado’s outdoors with his wife, Janelle, and dog, Clyde.