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Physical and Occupational Therapy

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Physical therapy is the evaluation, assessment, and treatment of individuals with limitations in functional mobility. Since 1990, Vail Health has offered physical therapy services through Howard Head Sports Medicine™.
Our 10 convenient locations include Avon, Basalt, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Dillon, Eagle, Edwards, Frisco, Gypsum, and Vail, Colorado. Our physical therapists in Summit County and Eagle County are dedicated to helping patients rebuild and return them to the things they love to do. Howard Head also offers employment, residency and educational opportunities. Visit

Howard Head Sports Medicine is an official medical provider for U.S. Ski, Freeskiing, and Snowboarding teams as well as the USA Climbing team and the Premier Lacrosse League.

What we treat

  • Neck and back pain
  • Knee, shoulder and hip injuries
  • Foot and ankle pain/disorders
  • Hand, wrist and elbow injuries/syndromes
  • Acute sports injuries
  • Degenerative joint disease/arthritis
  • Chronic pain/tendonitis

What we specialize in

  • Active Release Technique
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Hand therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Oncology therapy
  • Pilates
  • Post-operative therapy
  • Return-to-sport training
  • Sports therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Women's health
  • Workers' compensation injuries
Howard Head Sports Medicine is a Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) campaign partner. We are committed to raising awareness and providing education on injury reduction, particularly among children, because we believe that  playing safe and smart can enhance and extend a child's athletic career, improve teamwork, reduce obesity rates and create a lifelong love of exercise and healthy activity.

Howard Head Sports Medicine is a service of Vail Health Hospital.

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