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Mountaineer Athletics Powered by GVH

Gunnison Valley Health is proud to be the official health care provider for Western Colorado University - covering all NCAA sports as well as the cheer team and mountain sports.

Staff Dedicated to the Athletes

Gunnison Valley Health supports over 425 athletes, with four certified athletic trainers, one head athletic trainer, as well as two certified sports performance coaches (CSCS). We are also proud to have our very own Dr. Blake Clifton as the Medical Director for Western Colorado University.

Our athletic trainers cover every home sporting event and practice - working many long hours to make sure all Mountaineer Athletes are as safe as possible.

Seamless Coordinated Care

The physical therapists are present in the training room at least twice a week to ensure all athletes are receiving the best possible care.

Gunnison Valley Health physical therapists also coordinate with athletic trainers to establish correct return to play protocols. These protocols ensure all athletes stay healthy throughout the season.

The Gunnison Valley Health staff is collecting and analyzing a variety of health and performance data to help coaches effectively manage athlete training. The data allows coaches to optimize performance and minimize injuries throughout an athlete’s career.

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