MISSION AND VALUES
Caring for Our Community
At Vail-Summit Physical Therapy, our team of physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists are dedicated to moving you forward. We work with you to build customized rehabilitation plans that get you back to living, moving, and playing — pain-free!
Providing Physical Therapy
Originally Avalanche Physical Therapy, Vail-Summit Physical Therapy was founded in 1984 by Diane Morelli and Roberta McCreey with the goal of working closely with the physicians at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery to better serve the patient population in Summit County. Over the years, Avalanche Physical Therapy was bought by various national physical therapy groups until 2018, when VSON purchased the practice from an out-of-state organization to ensure local care stayed in local hands. Physical therapist Teri Day, who began working with Avalanche in 1992, was named the Director of Physical Therapy.
Teri, along with her team of dedicated physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists, have worked alongside VSON physicians to ensure mountain town locals and visitors received world-renowned care. In 2022, Avalanche Physical Therapy opened their first clinic in Eagle County. Shortly after, the practice rebranded to Vail-Summit Physical Therapy to highlight the partnership with VSON’s physicians and to emphasize the therapists commitment to providing a continuum of care for their patients.
Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
Since its conception, Vail-Summit Physical Therapy has had close ties to Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery. In 1984, VSON founders and emeritus doctors Lonnie Chipmand and John Gottlieb worked closely with VSPT founders Diane Morelli and Roberta McCreey in order to build a therapy practice that would allow physicians to continue to support their patients during their recovery.
Eventually, VSPT (then Avalanche Physical Therapy) was bought out by a Texas Physical Therapy Group and proceeded to go through various mergers and buyouts with different national care groups. Missing the vital link between physician and therapist and wanting to keep local care in local hands, the team at VSON purchased VSPT in 2018. Since then, VSPT has grown its Summit County team and expanded, opening its first clinic in Eagle County, across the hall from VSON’s Edwards, CO, clinic location.
Together, the healthcare providers at VSON and VSPT continue to provide the highest quality of integrated care, helping patients reclaim their lives and get back to the activities they love.
EVERY TREATMENT BEGINS WITH A CONVERSATION
At Vail-Summit Physical Therapy, our team believes that the patient should be actively involved in their rehabilitation. The first appointment always begins with a conversation, allowing our therapists to understand the patient’s health history, unique injury presentation, lifestyle, and outcome goals. Whether the patient is seeking pain relief or to return to high-performance sport activities, the physical, occupational, and speech therapist at VSPT will support them through every stage of their recovery.
Whether you’re looking for relief from pain or working to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Vail-Summit Physical Therapy can help you get to where you want to go. Offering occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy in Eagle and Summit County, Colorado, VSPT’s expert team will be with you for every step of your recovery.
The team at VSPT are amazing and very knowledgeable, especially with dealing with athletes and people who want to get back to high-level activities. They also take a caring interest in the progress and recovery of their patients. I highly recommend them.
Sarah Campbell and Will Thompson are extremely competent and caring physical therapists. I was recently treated at Vail-Summit Physical Therapy in Silverthorne, Colorado for a sore shoulder and Achilles tendonitis. Both injuries are much better thanks to the care and exercises I was given there.
Our physical therapists live, work, and play in beautiful Summit County and Eagle County, Colorado. We know just how important your lifestyle is to your quality of life. When you work with Vail-Summit Physical Therapy, you don’t just get a healthcare provider. You gain a patient-focused approach to your outcome goals, a team that listens to your needs and concerns, and over thirty years of expertise at your side.
Vail-Summit Physical Therapy is dedicated to empowering the next generation of athletes, building strong communities, and ensuring every individual has equal access to high-quality, compassionate physical, occupational, and speech therapy. That’s why we’ve partnered with Summit County School District and Common Spirit, St. Anthony Summit Hospital to provide our students and our inpatient population with medical coverage, education, brain trauma treatment, and post-operative inpatient support.
Work With Us
Vail-Summit Physical Therapy is passionate about moving people forward. From physical therapy to our brain injury support group, our teams work together to design customized recovery and rehabilitative care that enhances patients' lives. If you're looking for a collaborative and supportive work environment, look no further than VSPT.
A Convenient Location
Practicing in four convenient clinic locations in Eagle and Summit County, Vail-Summit Physical Therapy offers personalized care that gets you back in the game. Find a clinic location near you and learn how our therapists can help you reach your goals!