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, U. of Northern Colorado
– Doctor of Physical Therapy, Slippery Rock U.
– 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.

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.

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.

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

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.