Jaime Oppegaard, PT, DPT

  • Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy

Phone Number: 303-926-1444

Fax: 303-926-0038

Provider Bio

Jaime received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota Moorhead, in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 2002 and was inducted into Psi Chi National Honor Society. While completing her BA in Psychology, she attended school at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley for one year on a student exchange, where she held a teaching assistant position within the Psychology department and was involved in research focused on eating habits and emotions. She was initially exposed to physical therapy after her father underwent a total hip replacement. Since the surgery did not fare well, the surgical team argued that he would not be able to return to work for three months. After only five weeks of physical therapy, he was able to fully return to his occupation. Jaime was astonished by the success that her father had experienced through physical therapy and wanted to be a part of a profession that fueled not only her passion, but also would give others their life back. Dr. Oppegaard graduated from The College of St. Scholastica physical therapy doctoral program in Duluth, Minnesota. She began practicing physical therapy at Precision Physical Therapy in June of 2009. Currently, Dr. Oppegaard, practices at our south office at the Apex center in Arvada, Colorado and is entering her 10th year in practice. She is certified in functional dry needling, which has been a great adjunct with traditional manual therapy techniques as it allows her patients to rehabilitate more quickly. Recently, she was accepted to a position with Kinetacore as an Assistant Instructor, an education group that provides specialized training to physical therapists throughout the United States and Canada in the evolving practice of dry needling. Dr. Oppegaard frequently treats chronic conditions with traditional physical therapy models that focus on re-training the brain. Additionally, she is certified in fitting for custom orthotics through Sole Supports, Inc. and has added video gait analysis to her practice, which allows for diagnosis and treatment of various running injuries. The Apex center allows Jaime to provide aquatic therapy for patients with orthopedic and neurological conditions that make regular exercise painful and difficult on land against gravity. She often coordinates health and wellness programs with the personal training staff for those patients who want to continue with an exercise program post rehabilitation. Jaime is a “hands-on” manually based therapist who is able to individualize treatment based on the patient's specific needs and goals. Dr. Oppegaard's background as an athlete allows her to realize the importance of returning to an activity and/or sport safely and effectively. Jaime resides in Westminster, Colorado with her husband Chad and her silver lab, Izzy. She enjoys the great outdoors, camping, beach volleyball, yoga, skiing, and traveling.