Meet Our Staff

Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy’s staff currently consists of 3 Physical Therapists, 1 Chiropractor, 2 Physical Therapy Assistants and 1 Certified Athletic Trainer who utilize soft tissue massage, modalities for pain control, and therapeutic exercise programs to meet any of your rehabilitation needs.

Mark Zeigler, PT, MS
Physical Therapist/Owner

Mark Zeigler, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Mark received his Bachelors Degree from California State University Sacramento with emphasis in physical therapy and athletic training.  Mark received his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy at University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA.  Since then he has been very involved in sports medicine working with numerous professional, college, and high school sports teams to rehabilitate their athletes.  Mark currently oversees the athletic trainer for the Pagosa High Pirates.  He specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries, manual therapy, and spinal rehabilitation.  Mark has called Pagosa Springs home since 2003.  Mark enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and barbequing, when he is not dedicating his time to his patients and family.

Bill OConnell, PT, OCS
Physical Therapist

Graduated from Marquette University, Milwaukee Wisconsin 1990

Orthopedic Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association since 2006

Bill has been a Physical Therapist in the outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine setting since 1990.   Initially worked in Portland, Oregon.   Bill has spent over 25 years of his career working at the Orthopedic Sport and Spine center, a part of Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Enjoys helping people move more, move better, and get back to their lives after surgery, injury, or illness.

Bill and his family enjoy vacationing in Pagosa Springs and the surrounding areas.   After his three kids graduated college, he and his wife decided to move to Pagosa Springs to continue to enjoy all the great outdoor adventures Pagosa has to offer.    They are excited to be part of a great community and to live in such a beautiful area.  

Jeff Westmoreland, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Jeff Westmoreland, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Jeff is originally from Farmington, NM and graduated with honors from San Juan College in 2006.  Jeff practiced in Austin, TX until 2013 at which time he and his girlfriend Debbie took some time off to travel the U.S. to see family and visit 14 National Parks.  They are now very excited to call Pagosa Springs home.

Kim Dennis, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant

Kim Dennis, Physical Therapist, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Kim is a graduate of the Tide Water Community College PTA program located in Virginia Beach, VA.  She began her career in 1989 specializing in orthopedic related injuries.  During her off time Kim enjoys hiking the trails with her dog Blue and snowboarding Wolf Creek in the winter.

Jame Venturini,
Corporate Manager

Jame Venturini, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Jame was raised on the central coast of California.  Starting in the early 90’s he vacationed in Pagosa Springs yearly until making Pagosa his permanent home in 2000 and has been working for Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy since 2006.  When not at work you can usually find Jame doing something outdoors; fly-fishing, hunting, camping, or riding his horses.

Ryan Jensen, ATC
Certified Athletic Trainer/Physical Therapy Tech

Ryan received his Bachelors degree in Athletic Training from the University of Utah in 2014.  After graduation he worked with youth athletics programs until moving to Colorado in 2015 to work as the ATC for Pagosa Springs High School.  Ryan places strong emphasis on functional, sport specific rehabilitation methods, and injury prevention programs.  When Ryan is not on the sidelines of a Pirate event you might find enjoying beautiful Colorado.  Hiking, photography, and outdoor sports are his favorite interests.

Aniceta Gallegos,
Physical Therapy Tech

Aniceta Gallegos, Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Aniceta is originally from Pagosa and graduated Ft Lewis College with a Bachelor in Exercise Science-Specialist in 2014.  Ani has been a certified personal trainer since 2014 and a Pn1 certified nutrition coach since 2017, working with clients of varied ages, goals, and abilities, developing personalized training programs to fit their goals.

Ani is excited to be part Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy team and being able to work in another spectrum of the movement of body.

Outside the office, Ani loves spending time with her family, getting a great training session in, and expanding her knowledge

Christine Pitcher,
Physical Therapy Tech

Rocky Mountain Physical Therapy

Christine joined our team in 2020. She is originally from Southern California, And has has called Pagosa home for 25 years. Christine enjoys everything outdoors, Traveling, retail therapy, good food, cooking and simply spending time with family and friends. 

Rachel Cunningham, Bachelors Degree
Physical Therapy Tech

Rachel is originally from New Jersey and graduated with a B.S. in Health Behavior Science from the University of Delaware in 2017. Rachel was an exercise physiologist specializing in cardiac rehab before moving to Pagosa in January 2023. In her free time, Rachel enjoys lifting weights, running, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.