Vail Physical Therapy is the oldest, most established physical therapy clinic in the Vail Valley. Owned and operated by Jennifer Martin, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, and previously owned by David Honda, PT working with Merlon Pusey, PT, since 1989. We provide personalized care and services for residents and visitors in the Vail Valley. Located in West Vail, Vail Physical Therapy offers a variety of services focused on health and wellness. Each patient receives a unique treatment plan integrating clinical expertise and research with a high standard of care to achieve the goals and improvement of the individual.
Our team of experienced, compassionate professionals includes:
Jennifer Martin, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Jennifer is the owner of Vail Physical Therapy. She has dedicated herself to PT practice in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine settings for over 25 years with a focus on manual orthopedic care and helping patients return to their favorite activities. Taking over the Vail Physical Therapy clinic is coming full circle, as she worked in this clinic upon graduation from PT school, as her first physical therapy job.
Jennifer has had the opportunity to treat and train numbers of professional athletes and performers, but is most fulfilled keeping individuals in her community active and healthy. She has certifications in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Pilates Rehabilitation, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists, as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Jennifer is also a founder of Chicked, a women’s athletic clothing company – www.chicked.com.
Jennifer spends her free time doing all outdoor activities that Colorado offers, as well as traveling to distant parts of the world.
Nichole Swanson, PT, DPT
Nichole became a Certified Athletic Trainer while playing collegiate basketball before obtaining her Doctor’s of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She started her PT career at Vail Physical Therapy clinic with David Honda and Merlon Pusey. Nichole moved to Arizona where she owned and worked in a PT clinic of her own. She and her family moved back and Nichole is now back working at the clinic where it all started, implementing over 20 years of experience, more than 10 years here in the Vail Valley. Nichole focuses on manual therapy techniques for sports and orthopedic injuries and especially enjoys working with the elderly and those with vestibular disorders, vertigo and chronic pain.
Tina Zoller PT, DPT
Tina grew up in South Bend, Indiana. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and then went on to get her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. Tina specializes in manual therapy with skilled soft tissue and sport and rehab exercise guidance. She has been practicing for over 15 years, 12 of those in the Vail Valley.
Stacy Matzke Office Manager
Stacey is the face and voice of the front office at Vail Physical Therapy. She started with the practice from the beginning and is a natural at office organization, having been involved in her own family’s business since her youth. Previously Stacey worked within medical offices in an organizational capacity, expanding both her desire to help people and her commitment to the health of patients.
She is experienced in directing the administrative functions of a clinic and developing a patient-centered culture.
As a fourth-generation Colorado native, she is dedicated to the care of mountain residents. For the last 10 years, Stacey has lived between Eagle and Summit Counties with her husband and two children. Stacey’s time away from work is spent with her family and pets. On a warm day, you can likely find her outside by the water!
ERICA RYAN PT, OCS
Erica grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, and has degrees from Washington University and the University of Missouri. She has lived in Colorado since 2005. She received her board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2009. Erica is credentialed in Pilates and Trigger Point Dry Needling, as well as having specialty training in running injuries, manual therapy, and Graston techniques. She is passionate about treating people of all ages and levels of activity.
Outside of work, Erica enjoys running, triathlons, cross country skiing, and being outside in sunny Colorado.