Instructors - Sides
Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA
Amy Sides, DPT, CLT-LANA has been a physical therapist since 2001 when she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. She has experience in a variety of settings including pediatrics, acute care, and orthopedic/manual therapy. In 2009 she joined Centura Health Center for Therapy at Parker Adventist Hospital, where she had the opportunity to pursue her interest in women’s health physical therapy. Her treatment focus included bladder dysfunction, pregnancy/post-partum, pelvic ring instability, pelvic pain, utilization of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging, and breast cancer rehab.
Along her journey in treating women’s health she developed a passion for oncology and lymphedema rehabilitation. In 2014 she became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT), followed by certification in lymphedema by the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) in 2017. She currently specializes in oncology rehabilitation, treating the side effects of a variety of cancer diagnoses. She provides community education at support groups, community lectures and hospital-based education programs. She is active in attending bi-monthly Tumor Boards and Breast Cancer Conferences, and is a member of the Cancer Committee and Breast Program Leadership Board at Parker Adventist Hospital. Amy completed a Quality-Improvement Study for the Cancer Committee highlighting the benefits of implementing the Prospective Surveillance Model of Care for breast cancer patients, and has been dedicated to program development of a multi-disciplinary, comprehensive oncology rehabilitation program.
Amy lives in the Denver metro area with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with them in the mountains camping, hiking, mountain biking and skiing.
Instructor - Ariail
Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC
Allison Ariail, PT, DPT, CLT-LANA, BCB-PMD, PRPC has been a physical therapist since 1999. She graduated with a BS in physical therapy from the University of Florida and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston University in 2007. Also in 2007, Dr. Ariail qualified as a Certified Lymphatic Therapist. She became board certified by the Lymphology Association of North America in 2011 and board-certified in Biofeedback Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance in 2012. In 2014, Allison earned her board certification as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Allison specializes in the treatment of the pelvic ring and back using manual therapy and ultrasound imaging for instruction in a stabilization program. She also specializes in women’s and men’s health including conditions of chronic pelvic pain, bowel and bladder disorders, and coccyx pain. Lastly, Allison has a passion to help oncology patients, particularly gynecological, urological, and head and neck cancer patients.
In 2009, Allison collaborated with the Primal Pictures team for the release of the Pelvic Floor Disorders program. Allison's publications include: “The Use of Transabdominal Ultrasound Imaging in Retraining the Pelvic-Floor Muscles of a Woman Postpartum.” Physical Therapy. Vol. 88, No. 10, October 2008, pp 1208-1217. (PMID: 18772276), “Beyond the Abstract” for Urotoday.com in October 2008, “Posters to Go” from APTA combined section meeting poster presentation in February 2009 and 2013. In 2016, Allison co-authored a chapter in “Healing in Urology: Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies.”
Allison works in the Denver metro area in her practice, Inspire Physical Therapy and Wellness, where she works in a more holistic setting than traditional therapy clinics. In addition to instructing Herman and Wallace on pelvic floor-related topics, Allison lectures nationally on lymphedema, cancer-related changes to the pelvic floor, and the sacroiliac joint. Allison serves as a consultant to medical companies, and physicians.
Outside of work, Allison enjoys spending time with her family, caring for her animals, reading, traveling, and most importantly of all, being a mom! She lives in the Denver metro area with her family.