Meet the Providers
Cory Braden, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Cory earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Medical Campus. Prior to Physical Therapy school, Cory received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Colorado, Denver. He enjoys working in the outpatient orthopedic setting and treating all types of injuries. Cory is a certified level II Trigger Point Dry Needling (Functional Dry Needling) provider.
Cory started with Anchor Physical Therapy in 2003 as the clinic administrator and has extensive knowledge about the business side of the company.
Beyond the clinic, Cory is an avid outdoors enthusiast and has a love of fishing, camping, and spending time with his family.
Penny Myers, PT earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1989 from Loma Linda University in California. Prior to PT school, Penny earned her AS degree in Business Administration. Penny was employed by The Avista Therapy Center in Louisville for many years prior to its closing, working in adult orthopedics and with program development. She was involved with starting the Joint and Spine Program at Avista, and was also involved in community outreach and education.
In addition to her love of physical therapy, Penny enjoys her many animals, horseback riding and traveling, which often includes Scuba diving. She is married with 2 adult children, one who is traveling the world with the Navy and one who lives in beautiful Durango, CO.
Matthew Smith, PT, DPT earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA. He performed his undergraduate work and received his bachelor’s degree from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME.
Matt skillfully treats a diverse patient population, with a focus on orthopedic injuries and an emphasis on restoring full functional ability. He is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including both the National and Colorado Chapters. He holds certifications in Kinesio Taping, Trigger Point Dry Needling (Functional Dry Needling, Level 1) and is working on a certification for Functional Dry Needling Level II. Matt is also a Graston Technique Provider.
Outside the office, Matt stays active by playing hockey and golf, enjoys hiking and exercising, and loves traveling both throughout the United States and overseas.
Kodiak (also known as Kodi in the clinic) started her career in therapy at eight weeks old and has been a staple in the clinic since 2007. She is normally found lounging in the hallways looking for anyone that will give her a bit of attention (or treat). She is known to wander the clinic looking for that patient that may need her special kind of therapy. The effect she has on those in pain is astounding, just what the doctor ordered!
In her free time, Kodi likes to play with her sister, take naps, and just about anything outside. Head out the car window, ears flapping in the wind is one of her favorite past times, as her owners take frequent road trips.