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About the Clinic - High Country Physical Therapy

High Country Physical Therapy is an all encompassed practice dedicated to your personal goals. We are proud to introduce ourselves to the Laramie community and looking forward to working with you to provide highly effective and state of the art treatments. We are skilled in many aspects of Physical therapy and clinical specialists as well.

We are Doctoral trained Physical Therapists with experience in multiple settings. Our passion is dedicated towards helping anyone who is looking to make an improvement in his or her physical function.

Physical Therapy is a balance of Science and Art. We are experts in the study of human movement and how our daily lives contribute to pain, dysfunction, weakness, compensation and loss of mobility.

This husband and wife team is dedicated to promoting, guiding, and demonstrating a healthy and active lifestyle. They have vast experiences to treat almost any musculoskeletal disorder, injury, or concern with a high level of efficiency and success.

We always welcome new patients and depending on your insurance plan, you typically do not need a referral to see us.

We are proud to offer a few treatment options that are unique to Laramie, are on the cutting edge of health care and have proven to be very successful in the aide of prevention of surgery, return to lost hobbies and dreams, and all together improvement in general quality of life.

At High Country we are dedicate your appointment time to you. Our appointments generally last 45 min to diagnose your pain and your treatments will be tailored to you. You will always be working with a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant and not an aide or tech. We believe that you deserve the best care and treatment possible and this involves 1-on-1 care.

We are Workers' Compensation, Medicare and Medicaid providers. We are pleased to note that we are preferred Blue Cross/Blue Shield providers.

Staff

Jonathan Claude

Jonathan Claude, PT, DPT, CSCS

Jon was born and raised in Saskatoon, SK, Canada; he moved to Oklahoma in 2000 and played four years of NCAA II baseball. He then attended PT school in Denver and graduated from Regis Univ. with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. His specialty areas include; Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), ASTYM, FMS, SFMA, Functional and Therapeutic Taping, TRX Suspension Training, CrossFit training and is Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). Jon is also part of the Myopain Seminars Team as a Lab instructor educating Health Care Providers on the management of Myofascial Trigger points.

Jon has a passion for injury prevention and promotion of active living. He incorporates strength and endurance exercise as well as corrective exercises into all treatment plans. It is very important that we have the strength, stability, and efficient coordination to move freely throughout all of life's challenges. He wants to motivate individuals to become more active, strive to live pain free, and train smarter.

Outside of work, Jon enjoys mountain biking, golf, hiking, camping, cooking, brewing beer, watching movies, and spending time with his Wife and two children. He is very excited to make Laramie their home!

Certifications: Trigger Point Dry Needling (TDN), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, CrossFit Level 1: CrossFit Kids

Continuing Education:

  • Kinetacore Dry Needling Level 1 and 2: The Management of Neuromuscular Dysfunction: Trigger point dry needling. Applications for pain management and sports injuries.
  • Functional and Therapeutic Taping: Utilization of Kinesiotaping techniques and Mulligan techniques
  • ASTYM: Management of soft tissue dysfunction with the utilization of the specialized ASTYM instruments and system.
  • Functional Movement Systems Level 1 and 2: FMS Injury prevention screening and Neuromuscular performance enhancing exercise prescription.
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment Level 1 and 2: SFMA clinical side of the FMS to identify faulty movement patterns that relate to chronic overuse and repetitive stress/recurrent injuries.
  • Myopain Seminars 4 course series: Trigger Point Dry Needling and Management of Chronic pain syndromes due to Myofascial Dysfunction.
  • CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course
  • TRX Sport Medicine Suspension Training: Delivery and advanced utilization of the TRX system.
  • Introduction to the Mulligan Concept: Joint and soft tissue mobilization with active movement from the patient.

Memberships: American Physical Therapy Association, FMS/SFMA, CrossFit, TRX Core.


Gretchen Claude

Gretchen Claude, PT, DPT

Gretchen graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Regis University in 2007. Gretchen's area of expertise is in Women's Health related issues include pelvic pain, incontinence, prenatal and postpartum pain and preventative care for females of all ages. Gretchen has her Level 2 CAPP certification, Certified Myofascial Triggerpoint Therapist, Level 1 SFMA, and Certified FMS provider. Gretchen additionally is a Full-Time Lecturer at the University of Wyoming in the Department of Kinesiology & Health. She is a Level 1 CrossFit trainer and CrossFit Kids trainer as well. In her leisure time, Gretchen likes CrossFit, Running, enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Jon and two children. Gretchen loves being a Physical Therapist to develop a strong relationship with her patients to help them to achieve their goals.

TRX FMS

Jacob Marlow, PTA

Jake graduated with a Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, WY. He has lived in Laramie for five years and is an active member of the community. He is also actively pursuing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. In their free time, Jake and his wife Brittany enjoy rock climbing, backpacking, mountain biking, snowboarding, cross country skiing, cooking (and eating), and playing music. Jake loves getting to know patients and being able to help people achieve their goals and get back to doing what they love.

Additional Training:

  • Functional Movement Screen (FMS) I & II
  • Y-Balance Test (YBT)
  • Mulligan Concept