575 Rivergate Lane Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301

Physical Therapist in Durango, CO, for Personalized & Individualized Physical Therapy

Move Well & Live Well with the Help of Animas Physical Therapy.

Animas Physical Therapy specializes in evaluation and treatment of injuries and disorders that affect the human body's movement, or musculoskeletal system. Musculoskeletal dysfunction affects the body's joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, or tendons, and can be caused by a traumatic injury or a neurological incident, such as a stroke. Our therapy services also include management for pain as well as for progressive diseases processes.

Physical therapy from Animas starts with a thorough evaluation to develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the patient's own goals. We offer a broad range of therapeutic and diagnostic services, including the following:


Melissa Reitman, MPT

I have spent the past 26 years treating patients of all ages in many different medical settings, including geriatric care, acute care, home health care, skilled nursing facilities, and pediatric clinics. As an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association, I stay up to date on the newest and best practices in the field of PT. I have extensive experience in mindfulness living, as well as meditation for the management of the anxiety that I often see in patients with injuries or diseases. I also participate in ongoing continuing education classes, so that I can always learn new and better ways to help my patients.

Additional Info on Physical Therapy

Main goals of Physical Therapy:

  1. Relieve or eliminate pain
  2. Restore and/or improve strength and mobility
  3. Restore and maximize function
  4. Full return to sports or recreational activities
  5. Avoid surgery
  6. Prevent injury and disability
  7. Decrease need for pain medications.


  1. Muscle Energy Technique
  2. Joint Mobilization
  3. Myofacial Release
  4. Trigger point Release
  5. Strain Counterstrain
  6. Soft Tissue Mobilization and Massage
  7. Transverse Friction Massage
  8. Mobilization with Movement
  9. Functional Joint Mobilization
  10. Manual Distraction and Traction
  11. Passive Range of Motion and Stretching
  12. Edema Control
  13. Kinesio taping

Therapeutic Exercise & Activities

  1. Stretching & Flexibility
  2. Core Stabilization Program
  3. Balance & Proprioception Exercises
  4. Posture & Body Mechanics Education
  5. Posture & Body Mechanics Instruction
  6. Gait Training
  7. ADL & Functional Training
  8. Pelvic Floor strengthening

Therapeutic Modalities

  1. Ultrasound
  2. Electrical Stimulation (muscle reeducation, urinary incontinence and pain control)
  3. Neuromuscular Reeducation
  4. Cold Packs & Moist Heat
  5. Shortwave Diathermy

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Animas Foot & Ankle
575 Rivergate Ln #106
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: 970.239.0262
575 Rivergate Lane Suite 106
Durango, CO 81301