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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.

Lacrosse Pros Grateful for Howard Head Sports Medicine

Sep 13, 2022

Howard Head Sports Medicine was the 2022 Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) official physical therapy providers for the traveling club teams. Pro athletes Trevor Baptiste, Matthew Dunn and Tucker Durkin share their gratitude for not only the treating of injuries and care throughout the season, but also what they learned to maintain their health and prevent injuries.

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.

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.

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.