Erin Downey, PT, DPT, CAFS, CCRT

Erin Downey, PT, DPT, CAFS, CCRT2022-05-04T15:07:31+00:00

I graduated from Montana State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Development. I went on to complete my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University in 2007. Upon graduation, I took a position at St. John’s Medical Center as the lead inpatient therapist. After 5 years, I moved to the outpatient setting where I found a love of orthopedics and sports physical therapy. I enjoy working with athletes of all ability to help you return to the sports you love.

I have continued education and experience with:

  • Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction
  • Pre and Post op ACL rehabilitation
  • Conservative and post op ankle rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation of the triathlete
  • Rehabilitation of the nordic skier
  • Rehabilitation of the golfer

My specialties include:

  • Sportsmetrics Certified
  • Running Rehab Specialist: training through Institute for Athletic Regeneration (IAR®)
  • Emergency Medical Responder: training through Evidence in Motion®
  • Certified in Applied Functional Science® (CAFS) through Grays Institute
  • Integrative Systematic Dry Needling: Certified in Dry Needling: CIDN certified with 9+ years experience
  • Rehabilitative Pilates: Body Arts and Science International (BASI®) trained
  • Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certified: Medical Levels 1 and 2
  • Stroke and Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Neuro-IFRAH® trained

Since arriving in Jackson, I have enjoyed the outdoor mountain lifestyle through downhill skiing, Nordic skiing, and mountain biking. I enjoy traveling and have started traveling with the US Ski Team Nordic program during the winter.  I also enjoy the challenge of high altitude organic gardening.

Fun fact about me: I am also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and own Lucky Dog Rehabilitation, LLC here in the valley.

A physical therapy thought: Pelvic Stabilization. Without stable hips, it is hard to maintain balance and execute more complex movements for daily activities or advanced athletics.