Ascend P.T.

Heather Felde  MSPT, CFMT

Owner - Ascend Physical Therapy


Heather has been living in Colorado since 2011, when she moved here from Massachusetts with her husband.  She enjoys treating the variety of diagnoses, complexities, body parts, and ages that physical therapy patients bring to the clinic, and assessing the interconnected pieces to restore function and prevent recurrence. She has developed a passion for manual physical therapy, and is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist through the Institute of Physical Art.

Heather has been a runner for years, through college, and has run multiple marathons, including Boston and Pikes Peak.  She also enjoys spending time with family, being outside, swimming, and Crossfit.

Nat Collins DPT, OCS, CSCS

Functional Dry Needling Certified


Nat was born in western Kansas and after graduating from KU, left the plains for the mountains and single track in Colorado. Having run a 2:49 marathon, several ultramarathons, and the Grand Canyon Rim-Rim-Rim, Nat’s clinical interests include treatment of running and endurance sport injuries with gait analysis, functional exercise, dry needling, therapeutic taping, and strength training. He also enjoys working with patients who have post-operative and general orthopedic needs. Nat is Board Certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and is currently training for his manual therapy certification through NAIOMT. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and has been a member of the APTA since 2009, currently serving as Treasurer for the Colorado Southeast District. Nat earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in Chicago in 2012. He is certified in Functional Dry Needling and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is happiest in the mountains with his wife Sarah and their Australian Cattle Dog, Wally,

Bex Becker

Office Manager


Originally from the UK and having had a varied career in sales and marketing, Bex brings a myriad of life’s experiences to Ascend Physical Therapy making her highly relatable and adaptable. Bex settled in Colorado with her husband after his military retirement and is thrilled to have joined the team at Ascend and works at administrative, billing and general office tasks. Having been through her own journey in the world of chronic pain and surgeries she understands how important good physical therapy is and highly recommends anyone seeking treatments to consider the techniques and approach to healing that the Ascend Therapists practice. She enjoys motorcycling, hiking, biking, photography and community work with her husband Lee and their 3 dogs.