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 grew up in Minnesota and moved to Vail immediately after graduating from Marquette University with a physical therapy degree. She practiced four years in Vail and left the valley to complete an Orthopedic Fellowship at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles and then returned to Minnesota to work and complete her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Jennifer has practiced in outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine settings for over 25 years with a focus on manual orthopedic care. She also has her Pilates Rehabilitation Certification. Jennifer has had the opportunity to treat and train numbers of professional athletes, dancers, and musicians, but is most fulfilled keeping individuals in her community active and healthy. Jennifer 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. She 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.
Taking over the Vail Physical Therapy clinic is coming full circle, as she worked here after graduating from PT school, as her first physical therapy job.
Nichole Boy Swanson, PT, DPT, grew up on a wheat farm in western Kansas. She played basketball while completing her undergraduate studies at Friends University in Wichita, where she also became a Certified Athletic Trainer. She then obtained her Doctor’s of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Colorado Physical Therapy Association, was on the Board of the Arizona Physical Therapy Association, and has lobbied for PT-related issues at both the state and national levels.
With nearly 20 years of experience, including more than ten years in the Vail Valley, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinic. She focuses on manual therapy techniques to treat sports-related injuries and orthopedic problems but also enjoys working with the elderly and those with vestibular disorders. She also has a keen interest in pain science, which involves ensuring those with chronic pain can live life to its fullest. Nichole’s main activities outside of work usually include her son and husband. Living in Colorado allows them to take advantage of all its fantastic mountain outdoor activities. Together they enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hockey, hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, and traveling. While at home, she spends as much time as possible, playing with her son when she isn’t gardening, cooking, watching movies, and reading.