Eagle County sports medicine group welcomes new staff
EDWARDS — Local sports medicine group Vail Integrative Medical Group recently hired full-time physical therapists Kristin Kooman and Kolten Tea.
“We are excited to strengthen our practice in Eagle with the addition of Kristin and Kolten,” said Dr. Joel Dekanich, founder and director of the group. “They are both experienced doctor’s of physical therapy, and have very unique skill sets that will give our practice some added depth in treating the many conditions our patients present.”
Kristin Kooman, DPT, originally hails from Minnesota, where she attended St. Olaf College and started to cultivate her passion for sports and outdoor activities. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in biology, Kooman continued to pursue her interest in athletics and rehabilitation by attending Franklin Pierce University in Phoenix. She soon graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and Sports and Orthopedic sections since 2010. She is looking forward to living in the Rocky Mountains and enjoying all the outdoor pursuits it provides.
Rounding out the team in the Eagle Ranch office will be Dr. Scott Weiland. Weiland will be the lead sports chiropractor at this location. He received a Doctor of Chiropractic degree and Masters of Science in sports science and rehabilitation from Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo. Weiland is a fully certified Active Release Technique provider and specializes in the treatment of overuse soft tissue injuries. Weiland completed his master’s three month clinical internship with Vail Integrative Medical Group and then joined the team in May.
“We are happy to have such strong practitioners anchoring our Eagle office,and we know they will take great care of our down valley patients,” ” Dekanich said.
Kolten Tea, DPT, grew up in Montrose and became interested in sports medicine during his career as a student-athlete in both high school and college. Tea received his Bachelor of Science in health and exercise science from Colorado State University and then moved on to obtain a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in Arizona. Tea has specialized experience in neurological and stroke rehab, total joint replacements, and orthopedic sports medicine. Tea enjoys being an active member of the communities he has lived in by volunteering as a youth soccer coach and fundraising for the Catch-A-Fish Foundation.
Kooman and Tea will be the full-time physical therapists at Vail Integrative Medical Group’s offices, Kooman will be located in the downtown Eagle Ranch office with Weiland and Tea will be based out of the Edwards location.