Physical Therapy

Moving Toward Recovery

GMA Physical Therapy has been helping patients recover from surgeries or injuries with hands-on, highly effective manual techniques and exercise prescriptions for decades. Our seasoned physical therapists—Brian Edmiston, Keith McCarroll and Marti McDonald—each with over two decades of experience, offer a diverse array of treatments to address a wide range of needs and ages. From guiding patients through injury rehabilitation to enhancing sports performance, our expertise spans the spectrum of physical therapy. Whether it’s managing pain, improving mobility, or assisting with recovery from various conditions, our team is dedicated to providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique requirements.

Conveniently located in Glenwood Springs, GMA Physical Therapy is housed in its own building with easy parking, dedicated treatment areas, treadmills, TRX®, free weights, and more. If you see a GMA physician, he or she can collaborate with your therapist to get you up and moving ensuring your care and treatment are coordinated.

We welcome referrals from other physicians in the area and are currently accepting new patients.

Specific PT Techniques

Our PTs employ numerous techniques to address your physical impairment, including soft tissue (muscles and nerves) mobilization; joint mobilization; joint stabilization; and exercises for tone reduction, tissue lengthening (stretches), strengthening, and postural improvement. With the goals of correcting the physical impairment, reducing pain, and improving function and movement patterns, your PT may use any of the following:

  • Manual (hands on) care
  • Exercise prescriptions
  • Cold laser
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Taping
  • Education
  • Dry needling

Dry needling can be a highly effective modality and is relied on frequently in physical therapy practices today. Your PT identifies the trigger point (knot or tight spot) and penetrates that spot within the muscle using an acupuncture needle (small gauge, solid filament needle). Once penetrated,  a spontaneous muscle contraction can occur, causing the muscle to “release” or relax.  Once the muscle is relaxed in this manner, patients often experience reduced pain and/or tightness, improved mobility across the affected joint, improved strength of the muscle, improved circulation, and reduced congestion in the muscle.

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