Dr. Charlotte Robinson, PT, DPT, Synergistic Dry Needling
Director of Rehab & Senior Physical Therapist
Doctor of Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Specialist
About Dr. Charlotte
Dr. Charlotte Robinson graduated from the University of Colorado Doctor of Physical Therapy program and went on to specialize in sports medicine and orthopedics.
She specializes in shoulder injuries in rock climbers, bikers, and overhead athletes. Dr. Charlotte also focuses on the running community and has worked with recreational and olympic athletes alike to address running injuries and prevention through Alpine Fit’s Biomechanical Running Program.
Dr. Charlotte is certified in synergistic dry needling and uses this along with instrument assisted soft tissue release (IASTM), myofascial release, joint manipulation, and other hands-on techniques to keep her patients active and doing what they love!
Outside of the office, Charlotte can be found camping in the summer months and snowboarding in the winter months. She loves to explore the mountains and get out in the Colorado wilderness with her Golden Retriever pup, Burton.
– Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado
Licenses, Achievements & Certification:
– Board certified Doctor of Physical therapy
– Synergistic Dry Needling Level 1
– Synergistic Dry Needling Level 2
– Functional Movement System Certified
Articles By Dr. Charlotte
One of the best ways to enjoy the scenic nature of Colorado while getting your exercise points in for the day is cycling. Whether this is road cycling, gravel riding, or mountain biking, cycling of any nature is a very common form of exercise. For this article, we...
Importance of the Ankle If you are like most of the running population, if I asked if you regularly worked on ankle mobility I’m sure you’d respond with, “I know I should do it more regularly but I don’t.” What if I told you that flexibility in the ankle joint...
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a patient say “my upper traps are always so tight and have been for years. It’s where I hold my tension,” I’d be able to buy my dog his own house. While stress, anxiety, and mental health do influence our nervous system and...
What is causing my muscle tightness?? A recurring complaint I hear in my practice is “Some of my muscles have been tight for years. I stretch them but it doesn’t seem to get any better!” Whether it's the hamstrings,upper traps, hip flexors, glutes, or even the...
In this article we'll be addressing the merits of dynamic stretching and debunking the myths of static stretching. Whether you are a weekend warrior hiking extraordinaire, a pickleball player, or an ultra trail runner, taking care of your body is an important part...
By now nearly everyone has played or at least heard of the new sports craze sweeping the nation: pickleball! There has specifically been a lot of increased interest from the 55 years and older age group. Pickleball is not only...
It’s summer time here in Colorado which also means it’s running season! With an increase in running frequency, we are also seeing a steady increase in injuries. Runners running an average of 30 minutes per day for 3 days/week have an injury rate of 12-24%. If we...
Before you start reading this article, do me a favor: reach up into the side of your neck and poke around a bit in the muscle (this is your upper trapezius muscle). Do you have neck tightness or tenderness from your desk job or from last weekend’s activity? Can you...
The Shoulder Joints Yes, you read that correctly. It’s shoulder joints plural as the shoulder is one of the most complex joint systems in the body. The multiple joints and muscles that together form what we know as “shoulder” have to work together seamlessly to...
As summer turns into fall and we start seeing the first signs of snow in the mountains, ski season is upon us! Skiing and snowboarding are one of the biggest pastimes in Colorado that natives and transplants enjoy alike. But with the start of ski season, we also...
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