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. 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