Gillian graduated from Colby College in Maine with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Following her passion for exploring the mountains led her to guide backpacking, mountain biking and climbing trips across the western US and Alaska, including guiding for the National Outdoor Leadership School and being a Wilderness First Responder for 8 years. Leadership training and outdoor experience influenced her desire to provide and instruct for people with cognitive and physical disabilities which led to a full-position as a ski instructor and summer volunteer with Teton Adaptive Sports.
While working in an outpatient PT clinic in Jackson, Gillian discovered her passion for Physical Therapy, and earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Montana in Missoula in 2016. She enjoys the challenge of working with people of all ages and a variety of conditions, and prioritizes treating each patient with an individualized plan of care to keep people healthy and involved in their favorite activities.
Gillian has experience with:
- Orthopedic and sports physical therapy
- Manual therapy
- Muscle energy techniques
- Therapeutic exercise
- Vestibular rehabilitation including post-concussion
She loves treating the active population of Jackson Hole, but also has clinical experience with a diverse patient population including people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke and other neurologic conditions. She has recently developed a keen interest in vestibular rehabilitation and treating people with post-concussive symptoms.
When not in the PT clinic, Gillian is passionate about the outdoors, including exploring the Tetons, backpacking, skiing, and playing ice hockey.
Gillian’s PT tip: Early identification and treatment of faulty movement patterns or painful motions can help prevent long-term damage and disability. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” –Ben Franklin