Athletic Medicine at Gunnison Valley Health
Performance and Athletic Training.
In the Gunnison Valley, athletes come in all shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities.
Athletic activities involve coordinated movements beyond what is required
to go about your daily living and can involve sports but also include
things such as shoveling snow, gardening, riding a horse, hiking, and
many common job responsibilities. At Gunnison Valley Health Rehab and
Athletic Medicine, our goal is to care for and support the people of our
Our Athletic Medicine team includes physical therapists who have worked
in professional sports, with college and high school teams, and top endurance
athletes but mostly with weekend warriors, active adults, and "industrial
athletes" (people whose job is physical). The GVH Athletic Medicine
team is comprised of skilled therapists who are athletes in their own
right. We understand how important recreation, athletics and the ability
to work hard are to our community. We work to make sure you can "get
out there" healthier, faster, and stronger.
What separates GVH Rehab and Athletic Medicine is our commitment to addressing
your concerns and goals as well as our experience and expertise diagnosing
the source of your issues. It is critical to determine how and why you
move and what, if any, asymmetries may exist in order to provide you optimal
care. It is very important to our team that we convey this information
to you so that you understand why you are having pain and / or dysfunction
and what you can do to recover. You and your therapist work as a team
to move you forward.
Your session at GVH Rehab and Athletic Medicine is
always one-on-one with a licensed physical therapist. We believe strongly in
using current, evidence-based treatments and manual therapy whenever appropriate.
We invest heavily in education to keep our therapists current with innovative
We employ techniques such as:
- Therapeutic dry needling
- Joint mobilizations
- Active release to “reset” your body if needed
We also believe in the power of education. We teach you how to prepare
your body to move and what movements are best for your recovery. Most
importantly, we work with you on the mind-body connection that is integral
to performing movements correctly. We are here to optimize your individual
performance; you will not be given generic exercises or cookie cutter
Gunnison Valley Health Rehabilitation and Athletic Medicine Services
– Athletic Medicine –
711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-5694