The Next Level Starts Here

“Next Level offers high quality and individualized physical therapy and sports performance training through a team of specialized professionals aimed at increasing your function through evidence based methods”

What sets us apart?

  • Team approach physical therapy
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Personal Training
  • 60 minute treatments / training sessions
  • Evidence based therapy
  • Functional Return to Sports Testing
  • Sports Therapy Treatment

Team Approach

We focus on a team based approach to your care. Our physical therapists, trainers and performance specialists consult each other to ensure a fully integrated game plan for recovery. Our physical therapists, trainers and performance specialists have developed a combined elements approach to ensure that recovery and training work simultaneously to prevent re-aggravating the injury as well as making progress with strengthening the affected area. Ultimately our team approach enhances the outcome for the client.

Our Clients

We have had the privilege to work with clients of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a professional athlete, a police officer trying to get back to work, a high school athlete or a working individual trying to get back on their feet, Next Level Sports Performance can help you achieve your goals.


We have a unique state of the art facility. With equipment from industry leaders such as Game Ready, Keiser, Power Plate, and Woodway, we use every inch of space in and around the facility, including our functional field turf area to assist in the recovery and training process. Our ceiling and walls are adorned with flags and jerseys from athletes who have overcome injury and/or trained at our facility.

Injury Prevention / Pre-surgical Care

As part of the recovery process and with our sports performance training, our clients will learn exercise to reduce the potential for future injury. Whether intended to strengthen a weakened area, improve mobility and stability and core, these exercises will decrease the risk for future injury.

Recover Smarter to Perform Better

Here at Next Level we work with athletes that are recovering from injury and trying to get healthy athletes performing at a higher level.  While we can do a lot in clinic to help these athletes reach their goals an excellent outcome depends on not only what we do in clinic but the recovery that takes place outside the clinic. Here is a great article (Recover Smarter) about the importance of taking care of the whole body when recovering from an injury or trying to perform at a higher level. Stretching, self-mobilization, nutrition, hydration, time management, RICE, and sleep all play a major role in the way that the body can recover after injury or physical exertion. Without these key pieces an excellent outcome can take longer or never be achieved. At Next Level we pride ourselves on full body recover and the majority of this involves clients taking the time when they are not in the clinic to recover properly so we can take it to the Next Level when they are in the clinic. Recover Smarter...

Foam Rolling Fact or Fiction?

Here at Next Level we like to give our clients tools that they can use on their own to stay healthy. One of the most common tools we suggest is foam rolling. Foam rolling is somewhat of a gray area. Some people call it a “self-myofascial release” others say that is takes more than a foam roll to “release” the fascia and muscle, and it is a ineffective tool. We like to think of it as a “self mini-massage.” Regardless of what we call it, at Next Level we have seen good results with people performing foam rolling on their own and getting better results.  However for quite some time there was not much evidence to support foam rolling even though anecdotally we saw good success. More recently there have been some studies that have looked at the effects of foam rolling. One study published in January of last year in the Journal of Athletic Training spoke to this: The Study took 8 collegiate men and had them perform 10 sets of 10 back squats at 60% of their 1 repetition maximum. This created delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) or the muscle soreness you get after you work out. They performed these exercises  two different times and after one time they had the participants foam roll immediate after they lifted as well as 24 hours after and 48 hours after. There was a significant difference in muscle tenderness for those that foam rolled after. There were also favorable changes in athletic performance for those that foam rolled including faster 30 meter sprint times, increase broad jump distances, decreased time...

Dynamic Warm Up (Click for Video)

In today’s world time is precious and with precious time comes sacrifices. When it comes to the fitness world sacrifices can be costly and typically the first thing to go is stretching. Stretching can be done before and after a workout and majority of the population fails to do both. One stretch or warm-up we preach here at Next Level is an active warm-up or Dynamic-Warm-up.  The goal of the Pre-exercise (Dynamic warm-up) should be to promote an increase in core body temperature and blood flow, to increase muscle tendon suppleness and to enhance free coordinated movements, which, in turn, help prepare the body for exercise (Herman and Smith 2008). A simple way to know the effectiveness is the individual is sweating. That alone shows the increase in core temperature. Dynamic warm-ups can be done a multitude of fashions. There are so many variations out in today’s fitness world. Our advice keep it simple, as stated above the biggest factor is increasing core body temperature and blood flow. To do this we typically start off with a large muscle group warm up such as bike ride, jog, elliptical; this ensures that body is going to get the rise in core temperature. After a simple major muscle exercise we move on to more specific exercises or sport specific. Majority of sport specific warm-ups are similar since we as humans move similar to one another but there are some differences from every sport. An example of this would be a baseball player who needs a lot of functional hip rotation vs. a cross country runner which involves more of a straight...


251 Violet Street, Unit 150
Golden, Colorado 80401