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Gear up for Spring Sports with Howard Head Sports Medicine

Feb 28, 2023

Though we're all still deep in snow, enjoying powder days, and enduring negative degree temps, believe it or not, spring is right around the corner. In this episode, Jin Park details how Howard Head Sports Medicine can get you prepped and strong for the spring season, from running analysis, our running club, and medical bike fits.

20 Years of Howard Head Sports Medicine in Summit County

Feb 27, 2023

For over twenty years, Howard Head Sports Medicine has provided physical therapy services to the locals and visitors of Summit County, Colorado. In this episode, Jin Park, Clinic Manager in Summit County, speaks with Mary Ellen Broersma about how far Howard Head has come, and what we're doing in the future to benefit the people of Summit County.

The 3rd Elevate Award Winner

Dec 22, 2022

Meghan Gallegos has been named the third recipient of the Vail Health Elevate Award. Based at the Vail Health Hospital location of Howard Head Sports Medicine, Gallegos was nominated by Phillip Montville, a National Ski Patrol Instructor Trainer, Professional Ski Instructors of America Education Staff Examiner emeritus, and retired National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician. During the past 10 years, Gallegos has served as the lead physical therapist throughout Montville’s recovery of eight reconstructive hip surgeries, which were caused by a rare genetic disorder. To nominate Vail Health, Colorado Mountain Medical, Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Howard Head Sports Medicine and Shaw Cancer Center staff, visit

Meet a Physical Therapist Traveling With The US Ski Team

Dec 12, 2022

David Kurbatsky is a physical therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, and he has one big trick up his sleeve––he also travels during the competitive winter season with the US Ski Team around the world! In this episode from the Birds of Prey races at Beaver Creek, David details not only what a thrill and honor it is to treat some of the best skiers on the road, but also the challenges that comes with that, and, most importantly, how treating these world class athletes translates into the care he brings to everyday patients back at the clinic in Vail when he's at home.

Become a Resident and Work With The US Ski Team

Dec 12, 2022

Kristyn Petracek is a physical therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, and a recent graduate of the Howard Head Sports Residency Program. Becoming a resident at Howard Head Sports Medicine is challenging, but there are so many perks, including the opportunity to work and travel with the US Ski Team! In this episode, Mary Ellen Broersma and Kristyn have all the details.

What is "Howard Head Performance" and What Are the Benefits?

Dec 12, 2022

Howard Head Performance is a program designed to enhance the athlete in you. Whether you're a professional athlete, or a weekend warrior, Howard Head Performance offers athletic programs for everyone, including for active and former military. Learn more at

The US Ski Team Physical Therapists Treat You

Nov 29, 2022

Howard Head Sports Medicine is the official medical provider of the US Ski Team, but what does that mean for you? Shannatay Bergeron of Vail Health asks Matt Mymern, clinical manager and physical therapist at Vail Health, about the details, and how treating the best athletes in the world means that Howard Head Sports Medicine physical therapists in turn bring the best care possible to you.

Vail Health: Join Our Team

Oct 05, 2022

With positions clinical and non-clinical, from Summit County, Eagle County, the Eagle River Valley to the Roaring Fork Valley, discover a position for you in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at Vail Health. Why join Vail Health? To us, it's about living life to the fullest while serving our patients, teammates, neighbors, and friends. We are dedicated and passionate in everything we do, seeking challenge and appreciating the unique routes that brought us all here.

The US Snowboard Team's Physical Therapists Working with YOU

Apr 21, 2022

Senna Leith is a member of the US Snowboard Team. Racing in snowboard cross, Senna travels around the world, alongside Sonya Garrison, Howard Head Sports Medicine's physical therapist who specializes in treating snowboard injuries, including Senna's aches and pains. Sonya explains how working directly with the best snowboarders in the world like Senna translates into a high level of care for her weekend warrior patients in Vail, Colorado.

Q&A with Senna Leith | US Snowboard Team

Apr 21, 2022

Senna Leith is a member of the US Snowboard Team. Specializing in snowboard cross, Senna travels around the world, competing for the World Cup, with aspirations to one day compete in the Winter Olympics. A Vail local, Senna relies on the physical therapy provided by Howard Head Sports Medicine to maintain his competitive edge. Senna discusses his career, his travels, how he copes with physical and mental challenges.

Caring for the Best Athletes in the World—and You!

Apr 05, 2022

Anna Giguere is a physical therapist at Howard Head Sports Medicine, and for the United States Nordic Ski Team. Anna speaks with Kirsten Conner about how traveling with and treating elite athletes around the world translates into the care she provides while at home in Vail, Colorado. From weekend warriors to folks recovering from surgery, all patients at Howard Head Sports Medicine benefit from our physical therapists working with the best athletes in the world.

Introducing the SOZO® Digital Health Platform at Vail Health

Feb 23, 2022

Cancer treatments can sometimes have rare, unintended consequences, including lymphedema (swelling due to build up of fluid in the body.) This can become a life long, serious condition if it isn't detected soon enough. At Vail Health, the Shaw Cancer Center and Howard Head Sports Medicine team up to use the SOZO® Digital Health Platform to detect lymphedema in cancer patients and treat it before it becomes serious. Vail Health has the SOZO® Digital Health Platform in both Eagle and Summit counties, and is the only organization to have these machines between Denver and Salt Lake City. Learn more about lymphedema treatment at this link:

The SOZO® Digital Health Platform's Additional Benefits, Explained

Feb 23, 2022

The SOZO® Digital Health Platform primarily is used for the detection of lymphedema in cancer patients, but it has the added benefit of being able to be used by patients and their physicians or physical therapists to optimize health. Dr. Julie Barone of Shaw Cancer Center, and Kristin Thomas of Howard Head Sports Medicine, demonstrate how the SOZO can benefit you.

Howard Head Sports Medicine On-Site at the 2022 Winter Olympics

Feb 22, 2022

Chris Corning, Olympian and professional snowboarder, sits down with Matt Mymern of Howard Head Sports Medicine (HHSM) to discuss the benefits of having HHSM physical therapists on-site at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics in China. HHSM is the Official Medical Provider of the US Ski & Snowboard teams, and deploys their physical therapists around the world to follow globe trotting athletes.