Learn About the One80 Physical Therapy Team

Meet our team of elite professionals

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, U. of Northern Colorado
– Doctor of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock U.
– Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS)
– Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Dr. Sam Englander  PT, DPT

Dr. Sam Englander has spent the majority of his life on the east coast, growing up in NYC and attending college in Pittsburgh.
Sam spent his first year out of PT school practicing in a busy out-patient clinic in the heart of NYC. During that time, he began to see he wanted to take his career away from the conventional PT model, yet he wasn’t sure how to get there.

When Dr. Englander came across the One80 System, and had an opportunity to accept a position, he jumped on it! Sam is thrilled to be able to “pursue my goals, to think in a new and unique way and grow as a clinician. I feel One80 will allow me to improve my patient’s outcomes and eliminate my previous frustrations.”

Sam moved to Colorado prior to being hired at One80 with his girlfriend who works in education. With their free time, they have been exploring the great Colorado outdoors.

– B.S. Exercise Science, U. of Pittsburgh
– M.S. Exercise Science, U. of Pittsburgh
– Doctor of Physical Therapy, SUNY U. NYC

Dr. Matt Collar  PT, DPT

In 2014, Dr. Collar spent eight weeks at One80 Physical Therapy on clinical rotation for his Doctoral program. During that time, he worked side by side with Dr. Polka while learning The One80 System. Those invaluable skills are what he was able to implement in the clinic following graduation.

Matt continued to use the One80 evaluation and treatment techniques while working in Little Rock, Arkansas at an outpatient clinic. While there, he was able to get results with his patients that left conventional therapists scratching their heads. Eventually, his clinic became the first in the country to have all of their therapists trained in The One80 System.

In 2019, Dr. Collar was able to fulfill two personal goals, move to Colorado and work at One80 Physical Therapy. Since then, he has flourished in the clinic and continues to help patients better their lives one visit at a time.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, as well as hiking, camping, and hunting.

– B.S. Health and Exercise Science, U. of Arkansas at Little Rock
– Doctor of Physical Therapy, Harding U.