Dr. Kyle Denlinger, a Chicago native, earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. He discovered his passion for physical therapy while volunteering with the Paralympic and adaptive physical therapy and performance program in Champaign. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University in 2015 and went on to complete advanced orthopedic training at the Loyola University Chicago Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency in 2017. He earned designation as a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist in 2018. Kyle then practiced in Maryland at the United States Lacrosse Headquarters working with athletes of all sports and all ages from the high school to professional level. He further progressed his treatment in sports medicine, attaining designation as a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Dr. Denlinger moved home to Chicago in 2020 to complete the Northwestern University’s Fellowship in Advanced Orthopedic Physical Therapy Practice, Research, and Education. He is very excited to be a part of a strong multi-disciplinary team at the Colorado University Sports Medicine and Performance Center.
Kyle believes in an evidence-based and patient centered approach to his care. He strives to provide an active, fitness forward mindset that educates and empowers patients to achieve their goals. He is passionate about helping his patients optimize their health and wellness, as well as returning athletes to sport. Dr. Denlinger enjoys working with patients from all backgrounds, all activity levels, and with injuries to any part of the body. He additionally has working proficiency in Spanish. In his free time, Kyle enjoys spending time with his wife and puppy, running, hiking, weightlifting, and travelling.