Gianna Risoli, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Gianna Risoli, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS2019-11-11T17:22:32+00:00

Gianna Risoli, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

Hi, I am Gianna. My credentials include being a Licensed Physical Therapist (PT), a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS), and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Throughout my physical therapy career, I have worked with the full spectrum of our Jackson community from professional athletes to weekend warriors. My passion and experience lie heavily in orthopedic and sports medicine, which includes both conservative and post-operative care. My practice is very patient centered and although you many have a similar injury to someone, I strive to individualize your patient care because everyone’s story, body, and goals
are different.

I have experience with:

  • Orthopedic and sports physical therapy
  • Knee rehabilitation including MCL, ACL, meniscus, and patellofemoral injuries
  • Shoulder rehabilitation including adhesive capsulitis, rotator cuff and labrum injuries
  • Regenerative rehabilitation including stem cell and articular cartilage recovery
  • Total joint replacements including knee, shoulder, and hip arthroplasty
  • Ankle rehabilitation including ankle sprain, fractures, and tendinosis
  • Spine rehabilitation including cervical and lumbar dysfunction

Additional Continuing Education includes:

  • Dry Needling: Dry Needling for Sports Performance, Functional Dry Needling, Dry Needling with Electrical Stimulation, Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Mulligan Concept: Mobilization with Movement
  • Posture Restoration Institute: Myokinematic Restoration
  • Strain-Counterstrain
  • Certified Kinesio-tape Practitioner
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Exercise and Sports Nutrition
  • Return to Sport: Skiing
  • Return to Sport: Climbing

Professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy
  • Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy
  • Academy of Physical Therapy Education
  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Knee Special Interest Group
  • Shoulder Special Interest Group

I am originally from Colorado. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of Colorado Boulder and my Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Medical School. I am always up for an adventure whether it is traveling, exploring the outdoors, or learning something new. A few of my favorite things include skiing, mountain biking, sports, coffee and photography.

A physical therapy thought: Nail the basics first. Michael Jordan said it best, “You can have all the physical ability in the world, but you still have to know the fundamentals.”

“I would like to commend Excel Physical Therapy on having an excellent staff member named Gianna. She has helped me with rehabbing my shattered kneecap, and educated me as well. I am so pleased to give credit where credit is due: Gianna is professional, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor, which is a major asset in any endeavor. I believe that Gianna genuinely cares about the folks she helps each day. She is an excellent addition to your already great staff.”

Jane F.