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. 

My Reviews

I can’t rave enough about Dr. Skylar Orton! Skylar treated my knee and had such a comprehensive understanding of my concerns on multiple levels. I am extremely confident in her work and look forward to seeing her again post-surgery. Thank you so much, Skylar!

Mahri R.

I had a great experience at Activcore Physical Therapy. Dr. Skylar Orton was very thorough and took her time leading me through various exercises. She took videos that she shared with me after the session so I can remember everything we went over. The space was very clean and comfortable with all the latest equipment and instruments for physical therapy. I highly recommend this practice!

Ethan C.

I have been working with Dr. Skylar Orton at Activcore in Greenwood Village for the past year. In that time, she has improved my flexibility, balance, strength and state of mind. I have worked with other physical therapists previously and there is no doubt that Skylar is the best! I could not recommend her more strongly.

Ron B.

I’ve been seeing Dr. Skylar Orton for PT to treat postnatal hip issues and my only regret is not going sooner. She’s been able to treat the cause of the issue and I’ve gone from being on the floor in agony to feeling strong again. She’s also taken the time to help me understand what’s going on which I appreciate. She’s the best!!

Laura K.

I am so impressed with Dr. Skylar. She knows her stuff and doesn't waste time with non-essentials. I trust her gentle push and am feeling encouraged with the progress I am seeing! Very talented young lady!

Stephanie W.

Dr. Skylar and the Redcord suspension system are amazing! I have hypermobility and have been struggling to resolve an injury for four years. After my first session I was pain free in my neck for 5 days which was the first time in years. We have continued to progress and resolve pain in other areas and each time results in longer periods of reduced pain. I highly recommend Skylar and Activcore to anyone looking for a great addition to their recovery and care.

Callan K.

PT by Dr. Skylar Orton was incredibly helpful! I have cervical and lumbar spine degeneration. I went to Dr. Orton for 6 weeks pre/post PRP injections. She helped my recovery immensely!!! I’ll be continuing with her over the course of time. Redcord PT is unbelievable. I’d never heard of such a thing. Thank you, Skylar, for everything!!!

Michelle D.

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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