Meet Team One80 Physical Therapy

Our team of elite Doctors

Dr. Rhett Polka PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

A Loveland native, Dr. Polka played multiple sports growing up, and experienced typical injuries. This sparked his interest in human performance and sports medicine.

Soon after earning his Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT), Rhett became disappointed with his profession. Rather than reaching for greatness and pushing the envelope, physical therapy had become stagnant and complacent. This brought him to a crossroads that eventually lead to the patented One80 System®.

After several years of experimentation, further education, applying science in the clinic and taking apart his thinking, Dr. Polka came up with a system that was designed to get results because it was the opposite of conventional PT. This evolution in practice is what allowed him to open One80 Physical Therapy®. Since 2005, One80 PT has grown into a multiple clinic model. Now The One80 System® is being taught to licensed medical professionals across the country.

As a former high school and collegiate athlete, Dr. Polka remains involved with sports by working with a variety of athletes including little leaguers, high school All Americans, Division I standouts, professional athletes and coaching high school football.

– B.S. Kinesiology, University of Northern Colorado
– Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Slippery Rock University
– Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
– Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Dr. Tyler Shandra PT, DPT, CSCS, TPI

Dr. Shandra was born and raised in Southern California and attended college at UC Davis in Northern California.  He went on to receive his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana.

Tyler moved to Colorado in 2020 and was fortunate to find a great fit for his passion at One80 Physical Therapy. Not only has this opportunity allowed him to grow as a clinician, it has allowed him to help patients return to their active lifestyles and optimize performance levels across the lifespan.

Dr. Shandra has always had an interest for how the human body moves, performs and heals which ultimately lead him to the field of physical therapy. In 2020 he was able to combine his passion for golf with his PT career by becoming Titleist Performance Institute Certified (TPI). Now, Tyler is working with golfers of all levels in order to elevate their performance levels and decrease the risk of injury.

When Dr. Shandra is not a work, you can find him mountain biking, golfing, and enjoying the beautiful Colorado outdoors with his wife and dog.

-B.S. Biology, University of California, Davis
-Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Montana
-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
-Titleist Performance Institute Certified  (TPI)

Dr. Hannah Payton,  PT, DPT

Dr. Hannah Payton joined the One80 Physical Therapy team in 2021, but she has actually been with us since 2011. As a native of Loveland, she grew up playing a variety of sports. Thanks to injuries experienced during her athletic career at Loveland High, Dr. Payton became familiar with The One80 System as a teenager. Her experience as a patient sparked her interest in orthopedic physical therapy, and the results she experienced at One80 made her want to give others the experience she experienced herself.

After graduating from LHS, Hannah continued her athletic career at Colorado Mesa University playing lacrosse. During her time there, she studied Exercise Physiology and Sport Management, and completed her undergraduate internship at One80 PT.

She then spent three years at the University of Toledo working on her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Dr. Payton spent the last three months of that program at One80 while completing her final residency. After graduation, she was added to our full-time staff, completing a journey that spanned over ten years.

Currently, Hannah stays close to the game of lacrosse by working with LAX athletes and coaches on sport specific injury prevention and recovery programs at One80. Outside of the clinic, she spends time with her family and friends being active outdoors.

– B.A. Health and Exercise Science, Colorado Mesa University

– Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Toledo University

Dr. Jordan Taylor,  PT, DPT

Dr. Jordan Taylor has recently made the move from his home state of Mississippi to Northern Colorado to join the One80 Physical Therapy team. Jordan played college baseball at Louisiana Tech University where he graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems. After three years of working for an engineering firm, he left corporate America and returned to school to find a career more aligned with his passions. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2021.

While Dr. Taylor was working on his DPT, he came across the One80 System while listening to the Froning and Friends podcast. As he became more familiar with One80, Jordan saw a unique way to avoid getting stuck in the conventional PT model. In October of 2020, he became one of the first members of the One80 System’s online continuing education course. From that point forward, Dr. Taylor’s long-term goal was to become part of the One80 Physical Therapy staff in order to give patients the best care possible.

Due to his own personal baseball injuries, he developed a particular passion for sports performance and injury prevention. For the last three years, Dr. Taylor has been giving back to the game of baseball by coaching a youth travel team and giving individual skill lessons. Now, Jordan has the best of both worlds as part of team One80 and the lead on our baseball performance team!

– B.A. Geographic Information Systems, Louisiana Tech University

– Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Mississippi Medical Center