Our Team

Meet our experts in physical therapy, pilates and massage

Tag Line

BodyIntel (bä-dë•in-tél) : The fit genius in you.

Tiffany and Catherine developed the concept of BodyIntel based on a pursuit of health and wellness. The link to longevity in activity and health is maintenance. We believe our bodies are worth it!

We address injury rehabilitation and prevention from a team approach that incorporates physical therapy and pilates. Blending our expertise in these disciplines provides you the opportunity to heal faster and to tone, strengthen, and lengthen your body without re-injuring. Check out our services  to see how you can try each of our services at a discounted rate and reap the benefits of our teamwork.

 

 

Tiffany Watson, co-owner of BodyIntel, MPT, Pilates instructor

Tiffany is passionate about helping individuals meet their personal goals of health and fitness without being limited by physical injuries and pain. As a PT, she combines her skills in manual therapy and pilates stabilization to treat acute and chronic pain. She utilizes a multi-dimensional approach that addresses the nervous system, joint flexibility, and muscular stability. Her interest in chronic spine pain brought her to Adelaide, Australia in 2012 to attend the NOI Neurodynamics and Neuromatrix Conference where the most recent research was presented on chronic pain. She has worked with several of Denver’s professional athletes to rehabilitate injuries and optimize sport performance. Tiffany obtained her Master of Science in Physical Therapy Degree at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Her other passions include road biking, running with her golden retriever, and traveling locally and abroad.

 

 

Catherine Hodges, co-owner of BodyIntel, DPT, Pilates Instructor

Catherine has an extensive educational and medical background. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Health Sciences, Masters and Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from Clarke College. In 2003, she attained her Stott International Instructor Pilates Certification. She has continued her pursuit for health by becoming certified in Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN) and Vacuum Therapy under Yun-tao Ma. Catherine has actively worked as a physical therapist in a variety of outpatient orthopedic therapy settings since graduating in the year 2000. She has trained extensively in manual therapy (McKenzie and Maitland trained), sports rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, women’s health and pilates. She has been featured in pilates video, Fusion Pilates Triple Threat, which is part of Fusion Pilates Pregnancy Series.

Catherine’s combination of physical therapy, TDN, and Pilates serve as a unique combination and an asset to her clients. Her areas of significant interest are spinal disorders/dysfunctions, orthopedic injuries, golf injuries, preventative, pre- and post-natal care.

Catherine, her husband Bentley, and three kids enjoy their lifestyle in the Front Range. They love to hike, bike, ski, golf and run!

 

 

Pia Abramson, MSPT

Pia received her BA from Tufts University and earned her Master in Science in Physical Therapy from Boston University in 1996. She continues her professional growth through advanced coursework in manual therapy techniques and muscular stabilization. Most recently she completed advanced training in dry needling (often known as trigger point dry needling – TPDN) through the American Dry Needling Institute under Dr. Yun Tao Ma. She has achieved great results incorporating TPDN into her physical therapy practice, as well as offering needling-only treatments. In addition to her professional experience, Pia brings extensive sports knowledge to her practice as she has competed at the national, collegiate and/or semiprofessional level in a variety of sports including gymnastics, diving, rowing and volleyball.

Pia takes an individualized, whole body approach for each person and believes in empowering patients to take an active role in their recovery and overall health. In her spare time, Pia continues to play competitive volleyball, and enjoys skiing and spending time outdoors with her family.

 

 

Andrea Laudenslager, PT, DPT

Andrea received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University in Southern California. She is also certified in Dry Needling through the Spinal Manipulation Institute. She moved to Colorado in the Spring of 2015 with her husband Aaron. Since moving to Colorado they have been enjoying the beautiful outdoors and its sporadic climates. Andrea was introduced to Pilates when she went through a back injury herself. She thinks Pilates is an essential component to one’s physical health and rehabilitation. She has taken additional courses in kinesio taping, Pilates, functional movement assessment, sacral dysfunction and dry needling. When not at work she enjoys traveling, camping and working out by way of Crossfit, running and spinning.

 

 

 

Holly Rumpf,  Pilates Instructor

Holly received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Northeastern University in Boston. She was first drawn to Pilates as a way to alleviate her chronic pain that resulted from a low back injury. Having experienced transformative results, she realized her passion lies in physical rehabilitation and completed her comprehensive Pilates certification through Body Arts and Science International (BASI). Finding limited options for people with scoliosis in the Denver area, she additionally completed training in pilates for scoliosis based on teachings of the Schroth method. Using pilates to teach postural realignment, build spinal stability and core strength, and increase flexibility, she helps others to take control over their condition/injuries so that they can enjoy the activities they love without being constrained by pain or fear of movement. In her free time she loves spending time outdoors, hiking, camping, and traveling.

 

 

 

Cate McPherson, Physical Therapist

Cate obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. After graduating she moved to Boston where she worked in two outpatient physical therapy clinics treating a wide variety of patients from skilled athletes to elderly adults focused on balance. While in Boston, she became a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist ensuring that she provides her patients with evidence-based care, specialized exercises, manual therapy techniques and the best pain management.

She joined our team in June of 2021, when she and her husband, Dawei, moved to Denver for him to start his medical residency. She is in the process of completing her certification to become a Pilates instructor. Cate is passionate about fitness and movement and loves sharing her passion with patients. Whether you are training for your first marathon or trying to build up a basic exercise program after being limited by pain, she’s excited to find creative solutions tailored to you. Outside of the clinic Cate enjoys distance running, yoga, swimming, hiking and spending quality time with her husband and their goldendoodle.

 

 

Dr. Sara Bennett Schaffer, PT, DPT, MBA

Sara’s interest in sports movement science and kinesiology grew out of her experience in playing collegiate soccer at The University of Texas in Austin. Sara received her BA in Physical Therapy from The University of Texas Medical Branch in 1992 and her MBA from The University of Texas Arlington in 2003. She started a Physical Therapy private practice in Fort Worth, Texas in 2005. She and her husband moved to Colorado in 2015 to enjoy mountain living.

Sara continued her education completing her Doctorate in PT from St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN in 2021. She has an eclectic treatment approach which includes adaptive exercise, Arthropraxis-Orthopedic Dutch Manual therapy techniques, Trigger Point Dry Needle Certified Level I-II and pelvic floor, Instrument assisted manual therapy certified, posturalrestoration corrective exercises, blood flow restriction, and pain neuroscienceeducation. She enjoys yoga, Pilates, hiking, cycling, tennis, and cross-country skiing with her husband, son and furry pup.

 

 

Johanna Cole, Pilates Instructor

Johanna is a Denver-based Pilates Instructor who is inspired and motivated by the powers of movement. She has been a student of movement since 1999 with a focus on rehabilitation and pain mitigation . Johanna is a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor and has spent most of her career either working for or closely with Physical Therapists. Johanna is most known for her expertise in movement and postural assessment. Her teaching style is aimed at developing balance, control and endurance within the entire body.

 

 

 

 

Leslie Demmon, Office Manager

Leslie came to BodyIntel for Pilates and never left. She keeps the front desk running smoothly and everybody on schedule. She enjoys skiing in the winter and stand up paddleboarding in the summer. She loves to garden and cook/share the harvest. She and her husband have just become empty nesters and look forward to this next chapter of life.