Business Briefs May 2, 2016 |

Business Briefs May 2, 2016

Deborah Korbel

Alpine Animal Hospital hires small animal vet

Alpine Animal Hospital on old Highway 82 in Carbondale has hired small animal veterinarian Dr. Melissa Gisleson. Gisleson has recently moved to the valley with her husband, Andy, to join Alpine as an associate veterinarian for companion animal medicine and surgery.

Ever since Gisleson can remember animals have played an integral part in her life. Through her studies and experience with animals and their owners, she has become passionate about how the human-animal bond can impact one’s life for the better. She has been involved in veterinary medicine since she was 16 and started working at her local veterinary clinic in Illinois. She completed her undergraduate studies at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and then went on to the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, where she graduated in 2013. Since graduation, Dr. Gisleson has been working at a busy small animal practice in Davenport, Iowa, while her husband has been completing his residency in family medicine. An entourage of family pets — Charlie and Luther, both boxers; Hiccup, a mastiff mix; and 2 cats, Ember and Midge — have made the move to the Roaring Fork Valley with the Gislesons.

Decypher Technologies operating independently

Decypher Technologies is now operating independently.

Founder Farr Shepherd repurchased the division on Feb. 27. Decypher’s entire team is working hard to ensure a seamless transition back to the Decypher brand for its longtime clients.

Decypher, which provides IT and networking communications, will continue to operate in Aspen, Denver, Jackson, Palm Beach and Vail. For more information visit

Glenwood Medical Physical Therapy now offers dry needling

Peak Performance, the physical therapy division of Glenwood Medical Associates, has announced that Linda Carter, PT, CMPT, Brian Edmiston, MSPT, and Dave Weidemann, MSPT, are now certified to perform dry needling. Dry needling is a form of therapy in which fine, monofilament needles are inserted into myofacial trigger points to stimulate a healing response. Dry needling is not acupuncture or Oriental medicine; it is not performed with the purpose of altering the flow of energy. Dry needling is a modern, science-based intervention for the treatment of pain and dysfunction in musculoskeletal conditions such as neck pain, shoulder impingement, tennis elbow, headaches, knee pain, shin splints, low back pain and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Dry needling has shown to be a very powerful tool for soft tissue healing, and can allow for deeper muscle work. For more information, call Peak Performance in Glenwood at 945-0506. Peak Performance also has a PT clinic in Rifle at 201 W. Third St.

Korbel opens coaching business

Deborah Korbel has launched a new coaching business. “I help people overcome obstacles that keep them from attaining goals and desires in life. I help navigate change for moving into living your best potential in life,” Korbel said. Korbel closed Paradise Day Spa in 2015 due to a life-changing accident. She has many experiences with transitioning throughout her life and wants to help people with change. She is forming “Discover YOUR Bliss” coaching groups running from 5:30-7:30 p.m. beginning May 12 for six bimonthly meetings. Private coaching sessions are offered as well. Korbel is also doing cosmetology in Glenwood Springs at Skin tHAIRapy Salon and Waxing and has been known to coach behind the chair for the last 30 years. For more information or a free coaching session call Deb at 970-948-8612.

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