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Sports 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 community.

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 Gunnison Valley Health 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 Gunnison Valley Health 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 Gunnison Valley Health 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 treatments.

We employ techniques such as:

  • Therapeutic dry needling
  • Graston
  • 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 treatments.

Gunnison Valley Health Rehabilitation and Athletic Medicine Services
– Sports Medicine –

711 North Taylor Street | Gunnison, CO 81230 | 970-641-5694