Erin Downey, PT, DPT, CCRT

Hi, I’m Erin Downey. After graduating from Montana State University in 2004 with my Bachelor of Science, I went on to complete my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University in 2007. Following school, I made my way to beautiful Jackson, Wyoming and took a job in acute care as the Lead Inpatient Physical Therapist at St. John’s Medical Center. I worked primarily in the intensive care unit (ICU) and primary care unit (PCU) providing acute and post-surgical rehabilitation. I also worked in The Living Center providing geriatric rehabilitation and did home health care as needed.

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

I have 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

My 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
  • Pilates: BASI trained

Focusing on lumbopelvic stabilization with Pilates rehabilitation

Since arriving in Jackson, I have enjoyed the outdoor mountain lifestyle through downhill skiing, nordic skiing, trail running and mountain biking. I also enjoy the challenge of high altitude organic gardening, raising chickens, spending time with my dogs and training for triathlons. I am also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and own Lucky Dog Rehabilitation here in the valley. For more information check out the website: www.yourluckydogrehab.com

My personal 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.”