Erin Downey, PT, DPT, CCRT

After graduating from Montana State University in 2004 with her Bachelor of Science, Erin completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University in 2007. After school, she made her way to Jackson, WY and took a job in acute care as the Lead Inpatient Physical Therapist at St. John’s Medical Center. There she worked in the intensive care unit (ICU) and primary care unit (PCU) providing acute and post-surgical rehabilitation.  She also worked in The Living Center providing geriatric rehabilitation as well as in home health as needed.

After 5 years, she moved to the outpatient setting where she found a new love of orthopedics helping patients after surgeries, injuries and returning to the sports they enjoy.

She has continued education and experience with:

  • Total joint replacements
  • Traumatic fractures/injuries
  • Overuse syndromes such as tendonopathies
  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
  • Hip labral repair rehabilitation
  • Running gait analysis
  • Shoulder rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic taping/Kinesiotape
  • Rehabilitation of the triathlete
  • Rehabilitation of the pediatric patient

Her Specialties include:

  • Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Neuro-IFRAH® trained
  • Integrative Systematic Dry Needling: Certified in Dry Needling (CIDN)- 3 years experience
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization: IASTM

Erin is sure to motivate you during your physical therapy session

Since arriving in Jackson, Erin has enjoyed the outdoor mountain lifestyle including downhill skiing, nordic skiing, trail running and mountain biking. She enjoys the challenge of high altitude organic gardening, raising chickens, spending time with her dogs and training for triathlons. Erin is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and owns her own “Doggy Rehab” business here in the valley-Lucky Dog Rehabilitation: www.yourluckydogrehab.com

Erin’s PT tip: Clamshells (or Dirty Dogs) for hip stability. “Without stable hips, it is hard to maintain balance and execute more complex movements for daily activities or advanced athletics.”