Staff

Nichelle Bankston, Administrative Assistant

Nichelle was born and raised in Washington state, and has lived in Denver for the last four years. Nichelle gained interest in Physical Therapy in 2006, following an accident that caused a long recovery.

It was another four years until she started working as an admin in a PT setting. She loves working with patients and has great empathy and patience with what they are going through.

In her spare time she enjoys taking her son all over the city for adventures, playing in the back yard with her dog (a 6 year old corgi/blue heeler mix), seeing independent films, going to the Denver Art Museum, checking out local breweries, and attending farmer's markets. She is a former vocalist and is very into the live music scene here in Denver.

Nichelle looks forward to meeting you and assisting with your care here at Colorado Spine Therapy.


Alan M. Mazur PT, DPT, Certified Manual Therapist, ATC

Alan was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he played high school basketball, baseball, and became a huge fan of the (then hopeless) Pittsburgh Pirates.

He began his professional education in 2001 upon his acceptance into the Sports Medicine program at Marietta College, Ohio. During the summer of 2003, he served as an athletic training intern with the Pittsburgh Pirates where he assisted with injury rehabilitation of professional baseball players. After graduating with his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training, he became a board-certified Athletic Trainer in 2005.

Alan returned home after college and earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. He then moved to Chicago, IL where he practiced for over 5 years at the leading orthopedic physical therapy provider in the Chicago area. During this time, he completed a 2-year program with the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) where he gained expertise with spinal and peripheral joint manipulation.

Alan and his wife moved to Denver in 2013 and have since been busy running, hiking, and enjoying the local music scene.

Alan is 6 feet, 5 inches tall.


Stefan JH van Duursen, PT, MSc, MTC, Cert.MDT, FAAOMPT

Mr. van Duursen graduated with a BSc in physiotherapy from the School for Higher Education in the Netherlands. He completed a certification in manual therapy at the University of St. Augustine in St. Augustine, Florida.

Following this certification he completed a one year fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy and went on to receive his MSc in orthopedic physical therapy, again through University of St. Augustine in Florida.

In addition, Mr. van Duursen completed a certification in mechanical and diagnostic therapy ("the McKenzie method") through the International McKenzie Institute in New York, New York.

Mr. van Duursen is a member of the Royal Dutch Society of Physiotherapists, the American Physical Therapy Association (including its orthopedic section), the International McKenzie Institute, The North American Spine Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists.

Mr. van Duursen is the owner and founder of Colorado Spine Therapy, LLC.

Evan Mazur, DPT, McKenzie Certified (Examination pending), Certified Owens Blood Flow restriction Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer, ACSM

Evan was born in Syracuse, NY where he played high school football, ran track, and spontaneously joined the swim team his senior year (although he did not know how to swim).

He graduated Purdue University from the school of Health and Kinesiology. There he worked as a certified personal trainer and became accredited from the American College of Sports Medicine. After some time spent in both the school of engineering and school of pharmacy, Evan found the perfect balance of the two in the world of physical therapy.

He then pursued his doctorate from Daemen College in Buffalo, NY. At Daemen, Evan was introduced to the McKenzie Method which allowed him to treat spine patients in ways that promote function and mobility. He has since learned how to utilize CrossFit techniques in physical therapy through the ICE (Institute of Clinical Excellence) as well as use Blood Flow Restriction Therapy in rehabilitation.

In 2015 he began his work in El Paso, Texas where he communicated to patients in English and when necessary, in Spanish. He eventually found his way to Denver, CO. Evan has fallen in love with Colorado's active lifestyle and enjoys hiking, rock climbing, skiing, and fishing.

Outside of work Evan enjoys creating unique dishes in the kitchen and venturing forth to new places to experience new cultures and music.

Also, unfortunately there is no relation to Dr. Alan Mazur.