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The Staff

We are striving to provide the Colorado Springs athletic community the best services in order to achieve their best. All of our specialists provide unique services that can help to enhance athletic performance and reduce injuries. If you wish to have a service by one of our specialists you must schedule an appointment with them.

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Synergy-2042Michael Phillip, MPT, PT

I have always found the human body fascinating. The complexity of the human body, desire to help people, and my athletic nature then drove me to the path of physical therapy. I graduated with an undergraduate B.S. degree in Exercise Physiology from Illinois State University and worked for an athletic performance facility in south Florida training some of the top athletes from around the world. Following two years of this I decided to further my education and obtained a Master of Physical Therapy degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2005. I moved to Colorado in 2013 to continue to chase my passions for the outdoors and joined the Synergy Manual Physical Therapy team. Since moving here I have obtaining my certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) which has changed the way I treat due to it’s amazing ability to decrease soft tissue dysfunctions and restore normal movement patterns in my patients.

I opened up Synergy Recovery Room in 2016 after finding out how much of the Colorado Springs population was involved in athletics and exercise, and discovering there was nothing in the area that gave these athletes access to recovery equipment or services that are found in more metropolitan areas or professional sports training rooms. I continue to work as a Physical Therapist with Synergy Manual Physical Therapy but have expanded my knowledge and focus to help improve the performance of regional athletes.

When I’m not helping patients or athletes you can usually find me in the mountains climbing 14ers, hiking, rock climbing, camping, snowboarding, or exploring this amazing state.



Contact Michael directly at: 1-866-85-RECOVER ext 0


Synergy-2057Brett Barnes, PTA, CCT, RYT 500

Originally from Colorado Springs, I have spent a majority of my life here. After 9 years of teaching yoga I decided to pursue a career in physical therapy and attended physical therapist assistant school at Pueblo Community College in Pueblo, Colorado. After earning my degree I worked for a local outpatient physical therapy clinic before deciding to join Synergy Manual Physical Therapy’s team in 2013. I have since also joined the recovery team at Synergy Recovery Room to help better serve the athletic community in Colorado Springs.

My professional experience includes a background in orthopedic physical therapy, personal training, yoga instructor in various disciplines, and served honorably in the United States Marine Corps. When I’m not helping improve the quality of life in patients or helping athletes achieve their best physical state, you can find me doing yoga, skiing, biking, climbing mountains, running or spending time with my family.

Since graduating and passing my board exams for physical therapist assistant, I have become certified in KinesoTape, Myofascial Cupping, ACE (American Council on Exercise) Certified, & E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with > 2,000 hours of teaching).