Our Therapists



Dr. Matt Pokorny has over 15 years of experience in the field of sports medicine.  He began his training as a kinesiology and athletic training major at Penn State University and went on to pursue his Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.  The majority of Matt's career has focused on outpatient manual physical therapy.  He spent several years practicing physical therapy in Vail, where he worked closely with the physicians of the Steadman Clinic.  In this unique setting that specializes in rehabilitation of sports-related injury and post-operative care, Matt sharpened his skills in manual therapy, sport-specific rehab and orthopaedic care.  
In 2007, family took Matt to the New Orleans area where he specialized in treatment of spinal injuries and gained a wealth of experience working in a medically-based chiropractic office.  After five years, the mountains called the Pokornys back to Colorado and Matt was excited to open GTO Physical Therapy in Golden.  
Matt is a Certified Athletic Trainer and has been board certified in orthopedics since 2006 by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists.  He is certified in Functional Dry Needling, is a Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, and is trained in the Graston Technique.  His areas of interest include manual therapy, foot and ankle injuries, vestibular rehabilitation, and post-operative rehabilitation of the shoulder, hip and knee.
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This could be you!


GTO Physical Therapy is currently seeking a highly motivated and flexible DPT with 3+ years of experience to help grow our practice.  The position is PRN with plenty of potential to grow to a permanent part-time position.  Caseload includes orthopedics, sports medicine, and post-operative rehab.  Experience with pediatrics also a plus.  If you have experience in these areas and are interested in a small, private setting where hands-on care, exceptional customer service, and teamwork are the focus, then please apply.  Fax resume to 303-845-9082 or email admin@gtopt.com.



David was raised in a medical family on the western slope of Colorado in Grand Junction.  He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Colorado Boulder and then his physical therapy degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver.  He has worked in California, Hawaii, and Colorado accumulating over 26 years of experience working in outpatient sports medical clinics and in the home health arena.  Through these choices he has had the benefit of being able to work with many different patient populations and their variety of diagnoses and is committed to the overall well being and healing outcomes of his clients.  He continues to pursue educational opportunities to meet his ever-changing patient needs including orthopedic, neurologic, balance and vestibular, and pain management.


Due to his own physical and personal pursuits, he understands and appreciates a person’s need to be pain-free and capable of achieving their goals and passions in life.  He has personally run multiple trail distance races and road marathons, has summited all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000 foot mountains, biked the Pacific Coast as well as Colorado’s epic rides including Ride the Rockies and Triple bypass, and backpacked extensively throughout the western states’ National Parks.  David and his family are members of the Golden community.  They share in his passion for the outdoors and traveling.  David can frequently be found as a spectator at his children’s many sporting events in the Denver-West region.


David is excited to be a part of the great team at GTO Physical Therapy and looks forward to making a positive difference in his patients’ lives.