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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA) are movement experts who help people improve their movement and physical function, manage pain and other chronic conditions, and recover from and prevent injury and chronic disease.

 Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Address: 1311 North Mildred Road, Cortez, CO 81321

Phone: 970-564-2460 Fax: 970-564-2468

Services Offered

Acute Care/ICU in the main hospital

  • Assisting patients in early recovery from a hospital stay while still in the hospital


  • Amputation recovery and prosthetic trainingGraphic photo depicting physical therapy
  • Sports Injuries
  • Elective Surgery
  • Neck and Lower back pain/injuries
  • Joint Pain
  • Shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle pain/injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries

Joint Replacements

  • Hip, knee, and shoulder replacements


  • Stroke (CVA), Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury
  • Parkinson’s Big and Loud Program
  • MS, ALS

Balance/Fall Prevention

Pelvic Health 

  • Pelvic pain, coccyx (tailbone) pain, incontinence, bowel and associated pelvic health problems, pain during pregnancy, pelvic floor dysfunction


  • Vertigo, BPPV, inner ear dysfunction

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction

  • Jaw pain or jaw clicking

Dry Needling

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling is used to treat muscle spasms and tension following an injury to the tissue from repetitive use or trauma.  Inflammation is a result of injury and the muscles start guarding and tensing up to protect the surrounding areas. The solid, dry needles are placed in a painful knotted muscle which causes a twitch reaction which is the first step in breaking the pain cycle.
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling FAQs

Lymphedema/edema treatment and wrapping

  • Breast Cancer Rehab
  • For swelling or edema that either occurs spontaneously, after an injury, or after surgery
  • Treatment is with manual lymphatic drainage massage & compression garments or wrapping