Claire ZwaanPhysical Therapist

Claire was born in Colorado and grew up bi-culturally by attending school in both France and Colorado from kindergarten through high school. She studied Integrative Physiology and Dance at the University of Colorado, Boulder and completed the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Her practice focuses on finding imbalances in the body to restore optimal movements patterns to decrease pain and improve function. She believes in building partnerships with her patients and supporting people through their health challenges by creating individual treatment programs to meet their needs. She enjoys teaching people to become more bodily aware and understand the underlying cause of their symptoms.

Claire uses manual therapy techniques such as joint mobilizations, osteopathic manipulation, myofascial release, functional dry needling, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation and movement retraining through exercise.

She treats all orthopedic conditions and has a specialty in scoliosis through the Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Claire playing volleyball or pickleball, in the dance studio or exploring nature through hiking, trail running, kayaking, skiing, swimming, scuba-diving and traveling. You can also find her at home cooking, painting or reading a book with a cup of tea and spending time with her friends and family.

“Claire is a consummate professional with magic in her hands. My oft-injured, arthritic right knee has profited immensely from her intuitive and skillful application of therapeutic techniques and modalities.  Her sensitivity and kindness makes each therapy session a joy!” — Cyndi G.

“Claire is my go-to for several reasons: First is results. I started getting positive results right away on a problem I’d had for a year and had seen two PT’s for. Second, I love how attentive she is. She listens, notices, assesses, and is happy to answer questions. I’ve learned so much from her! I also love that she has a broad knowledge base and is holistic. She will always be learning, and that makes her a gem. The people I’ve referred to her have also been pleased with results and really like her.”  — Jasmin C

While Claire treats the full spectrum of orthopedic conditions, she is particularly effective for those with the following problems: