About Us

Welcome to The Center for Sports Medicine, Steamboat Springs's longest standing outpatient physical therapy provider. Our mission is to provide the highest quality physical therapy services in a fun, yet caring, professional atmosphere.

We are here to help you get back to doing the things you need to do and the things you love to do. We combine hands on treatment, the correct exercises and modalities for your particular injury, and education on posture, body mechanics and injury prevention, to help you get healthy and stay healthy.

Melissa Baumgartner became the owner of The Center for Sports Medicine in 2006 after 10 years of working for the previous owner, Chriss Parks, who was with the office since its conception in 1982.

The Center for Sports Medicine is in tune with the unique needs of the people of Steamboat Springs providing services that include orthopedic rehabilitation, sports medicine, occupational health (screening and rehabilitation), women's health, geriatric physical therapy, and custom orthotics.

For your added convenience transportation is available to and from appointments and both early and late appointments are available.

Call us today to discover what physical therapy can do for you!
Success Stories

I knew I was in good hands from the moment I walked in the door. The atmosphere was inviting and I had immediate connection with my therapist. The staff was not only experienced and knowledgeable, but they were also caring and understanding of my needs.

Tiana Buschmann
Melissa developed a program that was carefully customized for my specific injuries and needs, monitored my progress and revised the program regularly as needed. This is a comfortable, friendly place to get great personalized PT.

David T. Moulton
With the help of Melissa and the gang at the Center for Sports Medicine and a personalized rehabilitation program, created with my specific goals in mind, I now have full strength and confidence for whatever the summer has in store.

Gerry Verdoner
After I ruptured my achilles tendon, Melissa at The Center for Sports Medicine helped me get back on my feet. She was great at making an uncomfortable situation comfortable.

John McCollum
I was told that rehabilitation from shoulder surgery would be a painful, difficult and arduous process. And though it involved a great deal of effort and exertion, working with the folks at The Center of Sports Medicine was an incredibly positive experience.

Jim Steinberg
Being an active sports photographer and recently having to have knee surgery, I'm extremely glad I chose The Center for Sports Medicine. Their dedication and unparalleled skill is second to none.

Larry Pierce
One of the things I like about the Center for Sports Medicine is the sense of camaraderie in the office. The staff is very supportive and worked very hard to get me back in the saddle.

Lee Cox
I just completed seven out of an eight day deep powder ski marathon up at the Steamboat Ski Area.

Scott MacFarland
"For an exhilarating, healing experience be sure to select The Center for Sports Medicine where the very helpful, positive staff will take you through the very energizing paces of hands-on-treatment...

Connie Link
It is our pleasure to send a message of gratitude and thanks to Melissa and everyone at the Center for Sports Medicine. Ken's recovery from hip replacement has gone really well...

Ken and Cheryl Flagg
The Center for Sports Medicine has been a huge part of my active lifestyle. I trust them for my family's rehabilitation and we have all received excellent results, in a fun and friendly environment.

Tracy Colombo
As a long-time grateful patient, I recommend The Center for Sports Medicine.

Judith Lehel
I have gone to many physical therapists in my life and Melissa at the Center for Sports Medicine is by far the best one ever! She actually listens to you and does her magic accordingly. Her facility provides a quiet atmosphere and so much individual attention. Melissa and her staff are all people you want to have in your life as friends. I am almost done (I recovered from total hip replacement so quickly with her help) and will definitely miss going there.

Patricia Randall

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Physical Therapy Facts
  • 84% of physical therapy users refer friends and family to their physical therapist.*

  • 88% of physical therapy users say the care they received was beneficial to helping them return to normal activity, increasing their range of motion, and relieving their pain.*
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    *APTA Consumer Survey, October 2007
    **American Journal of Sports Medicine, August 2008
    *** Spine, July 2008