Our Staff

Physical Therapy in Green River, Wyoming

Since our 2005 inception, Summit Physical & Sports Therapy has been a well-recognized provider of comprehensive, evidence-based physical therapy solutions in the Green River community. Our team of highly qualified physical therapy experts, who stay current by participating in regular training programs and continuing education, provide specialized treatment to orthopedic, neurological, musculoskeletal and sports injury patients. As a result, our patients receive the latest proven techniques to maximize the benefits of rehabilitative therapy, and we're here to help - every step of the way.

Our Clinic

Summit Physical and Sports Therapy offers a full range of rehabilitative treatment services for orthopedic conditions, post surgical recovery, and sports injuries. Neurological, balance and vestibular services are also provided. Our emphasis is on individualized care by licensed professional staff. The following link will direct you to their website.

Our Staff

Kris Nelson, PT, MPT, CHT

Kris is the Director and assumed ownership of the clinic in 2014. He brings more than a decade of experience in the outpatient orthopedic setting, and delivers personalized solutions to his patients. After earning his Master of Physical Therapy from the University Of North Dakota in 1999, Kris has honed a diverse set of physical therapy skills.  He counts foot and ankle rehabilitation, including the fabrication of custom orthotics as well as sports specific rehabilitation as an area of special interest. He has extensive experience in general orthopedics with emphasis in manual therapy, knee and shoulder rehabilitation, and golf rehabilitation and performance enhancement. Kris utilizes his expertise in a multimodal treatment approach that has proved to be effective with his patients.

In 2015, Kris earned his Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) certification by the nationally recognized Hand Therapy Certification Commission.  As a CHT, he specializes in treatment of the upper extremity and has achieved the highest level of competency in the profession.  Through continuing education and training, Kris remains knowledgeable about preventive care, current surgical techniques, post-surgery therapy programs, and fabrication of custom upper extremity splints. 

When Kris is not helping patients, he takes advantage of Sweetwater County’s beauty with activities such as hiking, camping, golf, and floating the Green River.  Kris and his wife Stacey have two children, son Camden and daughter Brinley. 

kris@summitptwy.com


Jeff Alcorn, PT, DPT

Jeff has joined our team in 2015, after completing his doctorate in physical therapy. He was drawn to a career in physical therapy after seeing the need for skilled rehabilitation through his involvement in athletics and employment as a PT Tech during college. Jeff enjoys working with a wide array of patients including those recovering from sports injuries, surgery, and neurological conditions among others. He is passionate about working with patients to help them achieve their goals and return to their prior activities and hobbies, so they are able to live life to the fullest! Jeff has a special interest in sports medicine, manual therapy, and orthopedics, and hopes to specialize in these areas and more in the future.
 
Jeff earned his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology from Chadron State College. He played football, basketball, baseball, and ran track at Chadron High School, in Nebraska, and continued playing football and basketball at Chadron State.
 
Jeff moved to Wyoming with his wife, who is a Green River native. Outside of work they continue to enjoy playing sports, doing various outdoor activities, attending sporting events, and traveling.

jeff@fremonttherapygroup.com


Dana Kreusel, PT, DPT

Dana has advanced training in functional manual therapy, which is a specialized, hands-on approach to physical therapy.  As a manual therapist, Dana focuses on treating movement dysfunction through a variety of techniques including Strain-Counter Strain, Functional Mobilization, Muscle Energy, and Myofascial Release.  These techniques are applicable to all forms of injuries and pain including post-surgical and sports related rehabilitation.  Ensuring her patients achieve pain-free function is Dana’s primary focus.

Dana joined Summit in the fall of 2014.  She was raised in Mountain View, and after practicing in Idaho for  five years, is happy to return to her Wyoming roots.  Dana earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University.  She began her professional career in an orthopedic outpatient clinic before transitioning to a clinic emphasizing a manual approach. Dana was responsible for opening and managing a new satellite clinic. 

When she is not treating patients, Dana is a busy mom to a pre-school daughter and one-year old twins.  She enjoys spending any available free time with family and friends, being outdoors, and playing volleyball.

dana@summitptwy.com

 

Shelly Laws, Billing Specialist

Shelly plays a key role in the processing of patient claims with insurance companies and ensuring patients billing records accurately reflect the care they received from our therapists. She is always available to answer questions and apply payments. Shelly also supports the Green River clinic in a variety of ways, including insuring the inventory is fully stocked with braces, orthotics and a variety of therapy supplies. 


Shelly, and her husband of nearly 25 years, Jeff , have four children. Tyler, Shelynn, Kaylee and Brenna have all been very active with school activities, which keeps the entire family busy. Shelly also enjoys spending time with her family and being outdoors gardening, camping, hunting, horseback riding,archery and traveling.   

shelly@summitptwy.com

Ashley Reyes, Patient Care Coordinator 

Ashley graduated with her Bachelor's in Business Management from Weber State University. 

Ashley is the welcoming, friendly face that greets patients and guests on arrival in our Green River clinic. As a Patient Advocate she enjoys watching our patients progress as they come in for treatment. She works with patients to collect the necessary documentation, confirms insurance coverage, and schedules their physical therapy appointments.  You will feel at ease with Ashley during your process because she is attentive, compassionate and interpersonal.

Ashley is a Wyoming native and enjoys Wyoming to the fullest between fishing in the summer to snowmobiling in the winter. When not working in the clinic, Ashley enjoys spending time with her daughter Allie and her husband Albert.  

 


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