Chera Howard Hope, PT, DPT, MTC, CMTPT
Chief Executive Officer and Director of Physical Therapy
I have been practicing Physical Therapy for over 20 years and I am passionate about my profession! I have had the opportunity to travel and practice physical therapy around the U.S., El Salvador, and the Dominican Republic. These adventures have given me a diverse experience working with newborns, children and adults in many different settings. My training has afforded me a certification in manual therapy, trigger point dry needling, and a Level 1 certification in Golf Rehabilitation through Titleist Performance Institute. I specialize in Craniofacial and TMJ Pain and will complete my certification in this area soon. I am also Certified in Ergonomics, and can help you maintain a healthy and balanced posture at work and with all of your life activities. Basically, I love learning everything I can to promote a holistic approach to care.
I have a strong desire to stay connected with the Latin American communities where I lived and worked. I became inspired by the TOMS Shoe Company autobiography by Blake Mycoskie Start Something that Matters. Blake donates a pair of shoes to children in rural Latin American communities for every pair sold. This fueled my dream to create a Wellness Center that gives back to the communities that I love so much.
I am from Virginia, and although Virginia is a beautiful place to grow up, I have been drawn to Colorado since my 20’s. I have been blessed with two little boys and an amazing husband who manages the business side of our Wellness Center. I enjoy snow skiing, oil painting, singing, hiking, camping with my fellas, rock climbing, and anything outdoors. I have a passion for helping people feel their best!
Roni Sorensen, PT
I love working with Chera and Adrian and fully support the vision of HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness Center.
I grew up in NE Ohio but always knew I would live in sunny Colorado after spending many summers exploring Rocky Mountain National Park with my parents (who followed me out here 17 years ago!) After graduation I moved across the country to Grand Junction for my first PT position more than 20 years ago working with traumatic brain injured and stroke patients. For the past several years I have focused more on patients with headaches/neck and back pain. I also enjoy treating clients with neurological diagnoses as well as vertigo and general outpatient orthopedics. Last year I added dry needling to my treatment techniques and have seen many great results. I am passionate about working with our patients to achieve their goals!
My husband Steve and I greatly appreciate the adventures and beauty of Colorado and have loved raising our sons, Joel and Luke, in this community. We enjoy hiking (dragging the boys), camping and skiing and while we adore our adopted home state we also have a passion to travel and explore new countries with and on special occasions without our boys.
Emily J. Ladd, PT, OCS, CSCS, CMTPT
Greetings! I am thrilled to be in Colorado and a part of HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness Center!
For over 20 years, I have been helping patients gain their full wellness potential by providing holistic and individualized care. My treatment style involves a one on one, hands-on approach, with emphasis on manual therapy to speed healing and improve function as quickly as possible.
I am passionate about empowering my patients to take an active role in their recovery, and help them establish tools to maintain their wellness. I am board certified in orthopedics, hold a certification in trigger point dry needling and strength and conditioning. I have advanced training in pelvic health care including therapy for pelvic pain, incontinence, digestive disorders, sexual disorders, and pre/post-partum conditions. Additionally, I use visceral and neural manipulation techniques, which allow me to effectively treat connections between the abdominal organs, nervous system, fascia, bones and muscles.
I practiced physical therapy in Oregon and Wisconsin before realizing our dream of moving to Colorado. My family is thrilled to live in this area, and plans to make the most out of local recreational opportunities including hiking, camping and skiing.
Katie Vieth, PT, DPT
Hi all! I am so excited to be a part of the HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness team!
I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated with my doctorate of physical therapy from Saint Louis University in 2014. I settled in Colorado in 2015 and moved to Colorado Springs not long after. I have fallen in love with this beautiful state and all that is has to offer!
I am so excited to grow my own roots and start my family here. My initial work settings were heavy with hospital and acute care settings. However, once I moved to the Springs I was looking for a change and have transitioned into the world of outpatient therapy. Because of my background, I take a more holistic, full person approach.
HOPE is such a great place to be because we utilize so many different techniques. Being one on one with my clients is something that I value, and this clinic offers that opportunity. I look forward to growing and learning as a physical therapist with the wonderful and caring people who work here!
Jaquelyn Suarez-Murias, PT, DPT
Hello! I am so happy to be a part of the HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness team!
A little about my educational background, I went to the University of Florida (go Gators!) where I earned my undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology, and went to the University of Delaware to attain my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. I am a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, a certified strength and conditioning specialist, and am also certified in dry needling.
I am originally from south Florida, but met my husband while living and working as a PT in New England before we decided to move to Colorado in early 2016. I worked for several years in the Military Health System at both Peterson Air Force Base and Fort Carson before joining Hope Physical Therapy and Wellness. I have a passion for physical therapy and a particular interest in orthopedics. What I love most about this profession is helping people achieve their goals, whether that involves high-level sports or simply helping patients be able to care for themselves and their loved ones. I especially enjoy the teaching aspect of what we do and hope to help my patients truly understand their conditions and how physical therapy can help.
I have moved around a bit over the years, spending the most time living in Florida, Delaware, at sea (working for a cruise line), and New England before moving to Colorado. My husband and I love the Colorado lifestyle and spend most of our time enjoying the outdoors including activities such as hiking, biking, snowboarding, landscape and wildlife photography, and camping.
Stacey Gresham, PT, DPT
Hello! My name is Stacey Gresham and I am so excited to be part of the team at HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness! I was born in Richmond, Va., grew up in Marietta, Ga., and moved to Colorado Springs in 2017. I graduated from the University of Alabama-Birmingham with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2009.
Throughout my career, I’ve worked alongside everyone from professional triathletes, to weekend warriors, to those simply trying to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. Since moving to the Rockies, I’ve grown in my love for treating the body holistically. Using a variety of proven techniques including cupping, dry needling, visceral manipulation, scar mobilization and manual therapy, my goal is to help achieve the fullest healing for my patients. I am currently growing my skillset to include yoga, Pilates, functional medicine, and women’s health. For me, the most rewarding part of being a physical therapist is seeing a patient’s quality of life and activity level increase with every treatment!
I love being active and in nature, and living in the gorgeous Colorado Springs area with my husband, two children, two dogs, two guinea pigs, and eight chickens.
Lisa Bolin, PT, DPT
Hello! I am very excited to join the HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness team. My family and I recently moved to Colorado (summer of 2020). My husband, Danny, graduated from the Air Force Academy, so for years, it has been a goal of ours to move to Colorado Springs. We have three children who keep us on our toes. Weekends are filled with sports games, hiking, skiing, tennis- anything to be in the great outdoors. The Air Force has taken us to some extraordinary places and we have enjoyed every city to include Tokyo, Albuquerque, Tucson, Las Vegas, Washington DC, Montgomery and finally Colorado Springs. I have learned from wonderful therapists from each of these locations and worked in a variety of settings to include acute care and inpatient rehabilitation as well as outpatient orthopedic.
A little background on me: I graduated from University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) in 2008. I worked in the inpatient setting but didn’t feel I’d found my calling until I did a rotation through outpatient orthopedics at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tucson, Arizona. It was there that I saw a large population of patients with back and neck pain. My background in management of the spine and lumbopelvic complex has led me to see the interdependence of the musculoskeletal system and the importance of examining the whole patient/person. My career has included treatment of the young military population and their dependents, rehabilitation of artists in the Cirque du Soleil medicine system, and also care of ante and postpartum patients. In working in each of these environments, there is a common thread: education and preventative treatment is key. Also, personally, in having three babies in five years, I have benefited directly from physical therapy and education and am passionate about sharing what I’ve learned with patients. The holistic approach of the team of therapists at HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness is what drew me to this practice to begin with and we are excited to be in the great state of Colorado!
I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful group of people here at HOPE.
A little bit about myself.
The military has been a way of life for me since birth. I call North Carolina home, but I was born at Tripler Army Hospital in Hawaii. I had the opportunity to travel to the Philippines while my father was stationed at San Miguel. I have been with the Military my entire life and it was the Air Force that brought me to Colorado Springs, and I now call Colorado home.
My background is medical. After leaving the Military, I worked at Penrose hospital for 11 years. In addition to my work at Hope, I am a certified Medical Support Clinical Hypnotherapist and I also offer auricular (ear) acupressure. I truly enjoy helping individuals reach their best potential in the best way for them.
I am an avid gardener, growing a wide variety of herbs and vegetables. I enjoy hiking where I tend to collect rocks and spend as much time as I can reading from the stacks of books I seem to have everywhere.
I am beyond grateful and blessed to be a part of this beautiful team at HOPE.
A little bit of background on me.
I am a Military brat from birth to marriage. I absolutely enjoy traveling and moving around with different duty stations from the Air Force and Army. I call colorful Colorado my home, however, anywhere my family is, is my home.
I have a background in patient services and enjoy helping others get the care they need. I have worked in the medical field for over four years. I have a heart and passion for serving others.
My favorite past times are spending time with my family and praise & worship. I enjoy hiking and camping. The mountains are where my soul finds rest. My love language is definitely quality time so just a cup of coffee and conversation speaks volumes to my heart.
Adrian D. Hope
Director of Operations, CEEO (Chief Everything Else Officer)
Hey everyone! This is Adrian, and I love this place! I am originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma. After serving more than 20 years in the US Army, I now call Colorado Springs my home. I am so excited that my wife, Chera, elected for us to retire here. She had 51% of the vote and it turned out great for us to return to this wonderful community.
In May of 2017, I completed my Master of Business Administration degree from UCCS. It was an amazing experience and I met so many great people and professors. I utilize much of the knowledge gained in the MBA program in my day to day duties at HOPE Physical Therapy and Wellness Center.
I am excited for our future here! This is going to be such great experience for our boys. We are so excited to participate in the unlimited outdoor activities that this beautiful city and state have to offer.