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Athletic Training

Athletic Training

At Gunnison Valley Health, our Athletic Trainers are licensed healthcare professionals that encompass everything relating to athletic medicine. We provide everything from immediate onsite medical coverage to post-operation rehabilitation and return to activity.

Services We Provide

  • Onsite medical coverage for Western Colorado University NCAA and Mountain sports
  • Injury prevention
  • Non-operative return to participation
  • Post-operation rehabilitation

Why Use Our Service?

Our specialized Athletic Trainers have the knowledge set and capabilities to assist with a wide variety of injury recovery and prevention. We are trained as first responders as well as clinical personnel, making our ability to be utilized in many different situations very high.

Alexandra Powell

As an employee of Gunnison Valley Health, Alexandra Powell will be beginning her third year working with Mountaineer Athletics after starting in 2018. Her primary duties entail medical coverage and care for the NCAA cross country, track & field, swimming, and volleyball teams along with all of the Mountaineer mountain sport club teams.

Powell graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato in May of 2018 with her Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology. Prior to earning her Masters, she became a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, along with fulfilling a double major in Exercise Science at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Powell completed her undergraduate education in 2016.

While pursuing her Masters, Powell served as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer. Her duties included coverage, rehabilitation, and injury prevention for the Mavericks nationally ranked football and 2017 NCAA DII Champion softball team.

As a student, Powell completed internships with the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings in athletic training and also with the University of Minnesota in strength and conditioning.

Currently, Powell enjoys staying active by exploring her new home in Colorado. She enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing, rafting and on a daily basis working out in the gym. She loves to chat about achieving and maintaining a healthy lifestyle and believes that physical activity and exercise is truly the best medicine for all ailments.

Alexandra currently resides in Gunnison, CO with her husband, Slater Powell.