Elizabeth Forst is a Doctor of Physical Therapy educated and trained at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Working as an orthopedic travel physical therapist, she obtained licenses in New York, Hawaii, Louisiana and California. Elizabeth focused her work primarily in California practicing at San Francisco General Hospital, University of California San Francisco and Los Angeles County Hospital\USC within the public health sector in impoverished communities; many of which had zero access to health insurance. With this experience, she is well versed in the difficulties and limitations of current health care issues. Her educational interests are based in behavioral neuroscience, orthopedic manual – based therapies and spinal cord research.
Paralyzed in a pool diving accident in August 2014, Elizabeth is rehabilitating at Craig Hospital in Denver and connected within the Denver Metro outpatient spinal cord community. Prior to her spinal cord injury, she was an avid international traveler with recent interests in Southeast Asia augmenting her physical therapy license learning Eastern – based healing techniques. During the summer of 2014, she obtained her 200-hour yoga and craniosacral foundation licenses in Bali, Indonesia.
Elizabeth has competed in six triathlons through Team in Training and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, maintains an advanced scuba diving certification, and is a lover of all professional sports. She is connected within the international yoga community and is continually fascinated with the integration of Western and Eastern philosophies of healing.
July 3, 2017
I just returned from my second diving trip with disability – with Craig hospital’s therapeutic recreation department and the assistance of A 1 scuba in Littleton Colorado. I performed nine dives in five days in Cayman Brock, a small island off the coast of the Grand Cayman’s in the Caribbean. The weather was perfect, the diving was impeccable, the support of my dive buddies and crew were awesome and a journey across the country/world was totally worth it. It took 25 hours to get home to Denver Colorado and I had to do 15 physical transfers and I cannot help to think that none of this would be possible without my family Tracy and Stephanie, my caregiver Debbie and my helpful lifters on the plane – you know who you are! Here are a couple Fun videos thus far of the trip… Enjoy and thank you again for all of your support, none of this would be possible without my friends, my family, friends of friends, friends of my family, etc. thank you thank you thank you!
May 1, 2017
Most recent video of my first keynote speaker engagement for the Chanda plan big event gala in Denver Colorado on April 20, 2017
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August 10, 2020
Elizabeth, Thank you for sharing your story, staying strong and inspiring others. I have MS and have been in a wheelchair for 30 years now because of MS. I am an advocate for stem cell research. On February 17, 2020 I was privileged to meet with VP Biden. We discussed stem cell research and he is very interested. He will be putting a lot of money into cures for cancer, Alzheimer's and diabetes. He is also interested in the stem cell research. There should be some exciting news on the horizon. Please feel free to contact me if you would like. Linda Storey www.lindastorey.com
February 15, 2019
EB, you are always an inspiration for me. I begin my days with my mantra: This is the day the Lord hath made. Rejoice and be glad in it. Duffy
July 16, 2018
EB, you set an example for all of us who can fall into the trap of letting limitations rule. Thanks so much for sharing your adventures in progress. I'm sending a ton of best wishes. Duffy LeGare
Miriam (Duffy) LeGarer
December 20, 2017
EB, thinking of you at this spiritual and magical time of year and wishing you every good thing imaginable! Merry Christmas, much love.