We had the good fortune of connecting with Tia Totura and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tia, what makes you happy? Why?
So many things. Family and friends, my dog, the ocean, hiking, traveling and dancing to name a few. Because they all make me feel grateful and put things back into perspective.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a physical therapist at Activcore Physical Therapy and Performance. I specialize in the upper quarter which involves the upper body, cervical spine, face and jaw. I have most of my post-grad training in TMJ rehabilitation which is a small niche in the PT community. I enjoy working closely with dentists, audiologists, ENTs and neurologists for a multi-disciplinary approach which is so important in any facet of healthcare. I believe that someone’s journey to recovery and beyond is distinctive and that can sometimes get lost among the traditional healthcare process. Activcore not only creates an environment that allows clients to regain control over their care but also encourages them to pursue their greatest self. This is due to longer treatment times, one-on-one care, and no confinements of insurance dictating your treatment.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If I had a friend in town visiting Denver, I hope it would be summer. So we could go to the mountains to hike, paddle board and camp. To show them around the city we would definitely go to an Avalanche game. Another day I would take them to Estes Park or Boulder to hike. Then I would take them south to drive them up to Pikes Peak to show them the view of their first fourteener. Swing by Garden of the Gods or the Air Force Academy while we were down in the Springs.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Id like to recognize my mom and dad. They are my number one fans. They have been supporting and encouraging me my whole life. Not just through school and my collegiate swimming career but through major life moments that have shaped me into the woman I am. They have been there with praise when I’ve accomplished a goal, discipline when I’ve had to learn a hard lesson, and unconditional love for everything in between.