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.
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
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.