Dr. Skylar Orton



Physical Therapist

  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS)
  • Certified McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT)
  • License Massage Therapist (LMT)

Skylar Orton is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist (OCS) who specializes in sports injury rehabilitation, orthopedics and complex pain syndromes. She works at Activcore in Greenwood Village, Colorado. This studio is conveniently located inside Pilates Denver in the Denver Tech Center (DTC) area.

Skylar has been practicing PT since 2006. She graduated with a BS in Exercise Science as well as her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Carolina. She is board certified as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the APTA and Certified in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy through the McKenzie Institute. She is also a licensed massage therapist in the State of Colorado. Skylar has Level II training and certification in Functional Dry Needling.

Skylar was inspired to go into movement therapy initially after receiving treatment for her scoliosis. She found guided exercise was the best medicine for her back stiffness and pain and wanted to help others achieve the same relief.

Skylar believes in multiple paths to pain free movement and feels the individual should be viewed holistically to determine the best plan of care. She draws from a broad range of evidence based treatments, from manual therapies to active movement in order to achieve the desired results.

Skylar has advanced training in the treatment of spinal pain and she enjoys treating musculoskeletal pain of the shoulder, hips, knees, and ankles. She aims to help patients become independent in their care through education and guidance.

Skylar joined Activcore to further her journey in providing patients with the best care. She appreciates that the Activcore model allows for focused, longer, one on one time sessions to understand each patient's unique story and tailor a program to their individual needs.

When not at work, Skylar loves spending time with her husband and two kids. She enjoys walking her Havanese dog, yoga, cross country and downhill skiing, hiking, and traveling. 

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My Reviews

Activcore in Centennial near Fiddler's Green is a great place to get PT and Dr. Skylar Orton is the best. She is patient and caring, and has helped me recover from a couple of injuries. Always a friendly smile and willing to go above and beyond. I really like this place...

Mike N.

Dr. Skylar worked magic on my herniated cervical disk. After the first visit, I felt enormous relief, and left with a strong understanding of exercises that would expedite my recovery. Skylar and all of the staff at Activcore were caring and personable. I recommend them to anyone needing expert physical therapy.

Mark C.

I had a recent knee replacement and completed all my rehab with Dr. Skylar Orton. Dr. Orton created a unique care plan for each of my sessions with specialized exercises and in depth evaluations. Unlike traditional PT facilities, Dr. Orton works with her patients one-on-one for the full hour. My orthopedic surgeon felt I was improving faster than anticipated with my recovery program due to her guidance. She addressed strength, range of motion, healing and balance at every session. Her exercises can be done in your home or local gym without having to purchase additional equipment. Dr. Orton is empathetic, listens to your concerns and makes adjustments as needed. She is an excellent physical therapist and strives to provide the best care for her patients. Amazing experience with Activcore and Dr. Skylar Orton!

Jamie S.

Dr. Skylar Orton is fantastic! She is so knowledgeable and accommodating. Sometimes I struggle with the exercises and she is very patient and tries numerous methods until I master the task. I’ve been seeing her on and off for many years for different injuries I have sustained. I always feel better following her treatment recommendations. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing an experienced and well rounded physical therapist.

Theresa S.

Dr. Skylar Orton helped me with my slipped disc. It was my first experience with PT and she explained everything thoroughly and showed me a wide variety of exercises to help me recover and build strength to sustain my recovery. Would recommend strongly.

William P.

I wanted to take the time to thank Dr. Skylar Orton for all the work she did these past few months. It’s funny, as someone who is about to graduate from medical school, I spent a surprisingly small amount of time being the recipient of medical care. Consequently, before working with Skylar I would never personally experienced the importance of having a practitioner you really connect with and even more importantly a practitioner you know truly cares about your health. So thank you for all of the work you did to help my back, but I thank you even more for teaching me the value of genuinely connection with patients, as I know it will help me be a better physician in the future.


Skylar, you have made a wonderful change in alleviating my back and neck problems. You are absolutely the best physical therapist I have ever gone to. 


Skylar is a miracle worker in my making my body work in ways I did not think possible. Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.

Mary E.



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