Our Staff

meet the advantage physical therapy & wellness family

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Here at Advantage Physical Therapy & Wellness quality is our primary focus. When you visit us, you’ll be under the care of a licensed physical therapist for the entire duration of your time here. No techs, no aides, just knowledgeable physical therapists.

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Michael Testa – MSPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist | Owner

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Michael was raised in Rockaway, New Jersey. He earned a BA in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College in Durango. Michael went on to receive a Master of Science in Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. He has over 20 years of physical therapy experience, specializing in manual therapy and functional movement. Michael is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), certified in Functional Dry Needling (FDN), and certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) and Functional Movement Screen (FMS). Michael is also Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI) and is excited to help golfers return from injuries and improve their mobility and strength to improve their playing.

He enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, golfing, mountain biking as well as singing and playing his guitar.

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Amy Testa – MSPT

Owner | Physical Therapist

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Amy was born and raised in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. She attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where she earned a BS in Psychology. She received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Amy has advanced training in the areas of manual therapy techniques, functional movement and pediatrics. She has over 20 years of experience and specializes in treating the neck and headaches. Amy is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). She enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities as well as volleyball, traveling, and photography.

Amy Testa – MSPT

Physical Therapist | Owner

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Amy was born and raised in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. She attended Furman University in Greenville, SC where she earned a BS in Psychology. She received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Amy has advanced training in the areas of manual therapy techniques, functional movement and pediatrics. She has over 20 years of experience and specializes in treating the neck and headaches. Amy is certified in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). She enjoys a wide variety of outdoor activities as well as volleyball, traveling, and photography.

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Landon Lavene – DPT

Physical Therapist | Clinic Director

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Like many of the lucky transplants to this beautiful area, Landon is originally from Texas. He attended Baylor University and the University of Arkansas for his undergraduate degree. Later, attending the University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas, he earned his doctorate in physical therapy. He has advanced training and certifications in manual therapy, concussion management, blood flow restriction training, and dry needling. In his free time, he enjoys all the wonderful outdoor opportunities Colorado has to offer, including hiking, biking, snowboarding, camping, fishing and hunting, to name a few.

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Serae Mele – DPT

Physical Therapist

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Serae was raised in Rio Rancho, NM and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College. She graduated from University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. Serae has had advanced educated in manual therapy techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, pediatric therapy, and balance training. In her free time, Serae enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, skiing, and traveling.

Serae Mele – DPT

Physical Therapist

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Serae was raised in Rio Rancho, NM and went on to receive her bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Fort Lewis College. She graduated from University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2018. Serae has had advanced educated in manual therapy techniques, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, pediatric therapy, and balance training. In her free time, Serae enjoys hiking, paddleboarding, skiing, and traveling.

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David McIlwain – DPT

Physical Therapist

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David grew up in North Carolina. He attended Appalachian State University where he received his BS in Exercise Science. He later attended Winston-Salem State University where he earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He has had advanced training in Dry Needling, Running and Gait analysis, blood flow restriction, and Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. During his free time he enjoys wood working, backpacking, whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, skiing and doing cannon balls into cold mountain lakes.

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Jessica Fisher – PTA, LMT

Massage Therapist

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Jessica graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Seattle, WA in 2009. She continued her education by earning her associates degree as a physical therapist assistant from PIMA Institute and most recently by getting her 200hr yoga teaching certification in Dana Point, CA.She believes her background, alongside personal experiences, help bring an intuitive, well rounded and therapeutic approach to her massage. During her time off she enjoys hiking, biking, paddle boarding, reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Jessica Fisher – PTA, LMT

Massage Therapist

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Jessica graduated from Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Seattle, WA in 2009. She continued her education by earning her associates degree as a physical therapist assistant from PIMA Institute and most recently by getting her 200hr yoga teaching certification in Dana Point, CA.She believes her background, alongside personal experiences, help bring an intuitive, well rounded and therapeutic approach to her massage. During her time off she enjoys hiking, biking, paddle boarding, reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

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Morgin Wolke

Office Manager

Morgin was born and raised in Durango, Colorado. She attended Fort Lewis College and obtained her Associates Degree from Southwest Colorado Community College. Morgin gained her valuable experience in the exciting world of Physical Therapy in Arroyo Grande, California, where she was the front office assistant. She moved back to Durango with her husband in April 2018 to be closer to family, friends and the mountains. In her free time, Morgin enjoys hiking, camping, skiing, traveling, wake boarding and just enjoying the sunshine with her husband Pete and dog, Leo.

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Mara McCoy

Reception

Mara was born in Louisiana and raised in Arizona and Durango. Mara enjoys baking, reading and walking along Durango’s river trail in her free time.

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Alix Mueller

Marketing

Alix is a Colorado raised, Fort Lewis alum, who volunteers annually at Animas River Days, is a continually learning seamstress, and also enjoys getting on the river and in the outdoors with her husband and two kids.

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Tilly Testa

Official Greeter

Tilly was born December 14th, 2011 and is originally from Farmington Hill. After years of hard work and determination, Tilly graduated from the greeter apprenticeship program to a position as an Official Greeter at Advantage Physical Therapy. Her main job duties include making each patient feel welcome, relaxed and appreciated. She spends her free time hiking, swimming, eating, napping and chasing squirrels.

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Sully Testa

Official Greeter

Sully is a Parker’s Animal Rescue pup. He joined the Advantage PT team in October of 2020. Sully quickly rose to the role of an Official Greeter at APT and became a patient and staff favorite with his mellow ways and friendly disposition. He takes his job very seriously making sure that each patient feels welcome and relaxed. Sully loves his family, belly rubs and playing with his friends.

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Durango’s One-On-One Physical Therapy Provider

Ph: 970.259.7829

Fax: 970.259.9411

frontdesk@ advantageptwellness.com

3600 Main Avenue, Suite A, Durango, CO 81301