I moved to Livingston and moved into a three story walk up for the summer. Little did I know that my knees would start hurting an awful lot!
So I finally went into Granite Sports Medicine and worked with Jennifer and she was so helpful. She really listened to what I told her was working and she was willing to work with me, not just do what she thought needed to be done.
She works fast, she's really sharp, and she's really friendly and upbeat.
After a few weeks I was walking up and down my stairs, still with a little bit of help from the railing, but my knees got a lot better. I keep working on the exercises she gave me and my knees are getting stronger all the time. I can walk my dog much farther and my knees are not hurting.
I love all the staff. Everybody is so nice and friendly and I love the building! It's cool and fun. Doesn't feel like a stale old doctor’s office.
Granite Sports Medicine changed my life! Thank you, Max, for my upper back/neck. Thank you, Darcy, for being my friend and great support system. Thank you, Amber, Sarah and Barb, for helping me with appointments and insurance. I am forever grateful for you all! You are MORE than physical therapy.
The staff is amazing and the quality of care is event better! I love GSM and Black Dog Rehab.
Caron Cooper was feeling “busted up” with chronic shoulder and lower back pain and had been holding stress in her body ever since running an intense political campaign the previous year. “I was sick of feeling old and debilitated at the age of 58,” says Cooper.
She saw physical therapist Max Bartlett at Granite Sports Medicine with the goal of feeling better and self-managing her pain. He says Cooper wasn’t eager to do exercises at home so he asked if she was willing to do 10 minutes at day in order to feel better the other 23+ hours a day. “She led herself to the practical conclusion that a few minutes of home exercise was a worthwhile investment. Her willingness to exercise snowballed from that point forward as she began to improve,” Bartlett says.
Cooper’s had two months of physical therapy at Granite Sports Medicine, including dry needling, physical therapy and exercises to do at home. She also got foot orthotics to help with balance. The outcome is that her days are now primarily pain-free, she has more energy, a more positive attitude, and has met her goal of being able to do an exercise class.
“I learned that help doesn’t come from just one thing, but having the whole body treated, and how each part affects the other,” says Cooper. She also enjoys the experience of being at Granite Sports Medicine’s physical office and appreciates that they have appropriate, loose-fitting clothing for her to wear for therapy so she doesn’t have to wear a special outfit on therapy days. “It’s a huge convenience; I can just go and everything’s there,” Cooper says.
Your patience, friendliness and upbeat climate is fantastic. I feel like I’m in great hands.
I went to GSM following shoulder surgery. After 18 years of guarding my arm, I am finally confident to move it in all directions. Now I can raise my arm straight up and most importantly, play with my boys!
At every GSM visit, from the moment I walk in, every person I interact with is full of enthusiasm! I leave the visit knowing I had the absolute best experience I could have. The staff’s knowledge is unbelievable!
I wish more people knew how much physical therapy can do for your physical and mental health.
Darcy and Alison the Dynamic Duo are Super Heroes that put me back together again.
I can kayak today thanks to Darcy. She’s the best.
They care about your injuries and think and research. They are motivated to do the right thing and have fun doing it! They are a model operation. Glad to have them around Livingston.
Kalie Talley’s daughter, Grace, has Spinal Muscle Atrophy, Type 1, a debilitating genetic neuromuscular disease. Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/teamgracetalley/
Kalie says, “I had lots of back pain; mostly upper back between shoulder blades, middle back and occasional pain with my sciatic nerve. For years I went to a chiropractic as often as every 2 weeks to get relief from the pain but I wasn’t able to afford it anymore. A friend recommend I try dry needling. Needles are definitely not my favorite thing but I was desperate for relief so tried it. After a couple of sessions I was able to go more than a month without any type of maintenance. I went in about every month and a half for a combo treatment of ultrasound and tens unit, and was able to go 3 months between dry needling sessions.
It has helped me in day to day activities like cleaning and taking care of my daughter with no pain or aches. And I’ve been able to tolerate our long car rides to Denver for my daughter’s treatments so much better. It was getting difficult before to take of Grace and pick her up without pain and being conscious of what my limitations were. Now I can just go about my life and do the things I need to do without being in pain or aching at night after the day is over. And I sleep loads better too.
The first impression is that of a very cool building which is also classy, warm and inviting. Then you interact with the staff who can be described in the exact same ways. It’s a pleasure to be treated by Jen who appears to thoroughly enjoy where she is, what she is doing, and who she works with. Thank you.
Darcy helped me through my knee replacement therapy in a compassionate, but determined and encouraging manner. She was great in educating me in many ways: what exercises to do, why those exercises were the best for me, and how to properly do the exercises.
She did many different types of therapy including hands on, ultra sound and most recently dry needling. All of these techniques helped me make a great recovery from my knee replacement surgery. My thanks to GSM for making a challenging knee replacement rehab into a great lasting relationship.
Super talented and awesome group of people. Livingston is so fortunate to have GSM. Thank you.
I was skeptical if a physical therapist would or could help my knee pain. I am glad I chose to come. Jen has really helped me and is a very nice person. Darcy really helped me out a year ago with neck and shoulder pain with dry needling.
The staff at GSM are top notch! My dog has also benefited from the Black Dog Rehab program.
I suffered greatly from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) for nearly a decade before desperately agreeing to surgery which was advertised as a cure for my pain. WRONG! My pain worsened significantly post unsuccessful surgery by my urologist.
Longing for a solution to get out of pain and stay out of pain, I learned about physical therapy as a potential solution to CPPS. Enter Granite Sports Medicine and Alison.
I found Alison to be incredibly knowledgeable, passionate about her vocation, and always most excellent in her approach. But most importantly, Alison acted like she cared, day after day after day after day. I now have hope for better days ahead.
And then a light bulb turned on. Hey grasshopper, maybe you should have tried CPPS physical therapy BEFORE surgery.
I am an architect and I like your building design and interior/exterior. The staff is friendly and helpful and patient with questions.
This place has done more for my back than any drug could.
Alison is a gift to Livingston. Thank you for bringing her on board. The combo of her knowledge of the body, her manual work and needling (and nudging) makes me think that a full recovery is possible.
I had major surgery on my right shoulder and went to Darcy Cook at GSM for my therapy. Her knowledge of anatomy and how to strengthen each muscle group with the proper physical therapy exercise is amazing.
What I really appreciate about Darcy is she listens to what I am saying if I have a particular problem area I am dealing with and then she addresses it. I had one area in my shoulder that cause me some discomfort when I raised my arm overhead so Darcy dry needled that area and after just two sessions the problem was solved.
I am now back at work full time. I am able to do everything I was doing before my surgery like carpentry, snowmobiling, and cutting and chopping firewood. If you have to do physical therapy then Granite Sports Medicine is the place to do it.
We have been coming to GSM since the beginning. Darcy and her team have always been friendly, professional, and kept our family pain-free and mobile! You are awesome!
You guys always help me, and Alison has helped me make great strides so I am getting more active. So glad to have you as next-door neighbors.
I enjoy all your workers so much! All your employees are always so helpful and not afraid to push me.
I have had a number of sports injuries over the years including a torn Achilles tendon. I always come back to Granite for injuries when I can, as they are friendly, timely and operate in a professional environment.
We owe so much of our ability to live and love life again to the fantastic GSM staff... Darcy, Jenn, and all of the front office staff! We are able to do simple things such as throw the ball or frisbee for the dogs (shoulder repairs), walk up to the trampoline and swing set with our grandkids (knee repairs), get into a saddle and ride with more strength and less pain, or to hike up to the end of our property to pick wild berries or even just look at the beautiful wildflowers and moss rocks we've been blessed with! Everyone at GSM makes us feel welcome and important. THANK YOU, and CONGRATULATIONS on bringing a fabulous service to Livingston!
Every time I have come in the staff has been kind and pleasant. Alison is always open and willing to look at what we were doing and how we could improve.
Max is great. He explains what’s going on so I can understand it.
Darcy, Jennifer and staff all rock! Techniques here really do let you get back to life faster.
My experience with the Granite team has been positive from my first visit. Max is a first rate therapist, very knowledgeable and empathetic. He pushed me when I needed it and made me laugh when I wanted to lay on the floor and cry. My thanks to all the Granite team for making a challenging time in my life easier.
If I didn’t have you I would be dizzy forever.
Granite Sports Medicine is knowledgeable, professional and fun! Thanks.
Awesome staff. Great environment to heal.
Jen is awesome with the needling and knows right where to go to hit the spots.
I like not having to lie down every day from headaches. I like learning about my body and how it works. I like identifying how the stress and trauma I hold in my body can be released and I grow stronger by increments.
Every time I visit I feel better; Darcy and staff rock.
Kudos to Darcy and Jen.
Jen does a great job and the whole staff is friendly.
All the staff is great in so many ways; too many to name!
Darcy is such a gem – she’s made me (and dogs) Rio and Layla feel ever so much better so many times!
The staff is warm and approachable. Your needles are the best!
Jen is a miracle worker! Plus she knows exactly where to dry needle my knee so I can enjoy being active all year round.
I think it is great that each employee greets each patient with their name and a smile. It makes your visit start off with a big positive feeling.
I owe GSM a great deal for helping me restore my body and health to normal function, and for continuing to help me as I need tune-ups.
I can now ski, work, and do all the outdoor activities that I have always enjoyed, just like I did prior to injury. I would recommend them for anybody young or old regardless of injury.
Great team and I appreciate their talents!
The front office staff is always welcoming, fun and positive. They are great with patients, explaining costs and billing for insurance thoroughly, and juggling appointments around work schedules.
My thanks to GSM for making a challenging knee replacement rehab into a great lasting relationship.
The staff takes the best care of those who need care.
Darcy is so determined, not easily discouraged, and she never gives up; even with my old chronic injuries! My many years of hairdressing with poor posture and body mechanics – misuse and overuse wear and tear - led to chronic pain and limited motion.
With Darcy’s specialized individual treatment, and personal and caring help, I have better range of motion and less pain. Thanks for all you do!
Everyone has been fantastic here. Alison is a true miracle worker. I would be lost without her.
Darcy has been an amazing therapist, the best I have had; she's a godsend! For more than 10 years I fought chronic pain. I was suffering from back pain, right knee pain; numbness in my thigh and just plain couldn’t sleep more than an hour or two. After she evaluated me, Darcy told me I was not walking correctly, she identified which muscles were not being used, developed exercises to get those muscles firing and we were making progress.
Then she became certified in Dry Needling which has sped up my therapy and the pain is almost nonexistent. I wish I could have her dry needle my whole body!! Darcy’s ability, positive attitude and her love of helping people makes GSM the ideal place for an upbeat, fun recovery.
Darcy loves life, loves her patients, and she loves a challenge. What a perfect combination!
I’ve been going to see Darcy for a number of years. Darcy pushes me to realize my body’s abilities and to understand what I should and shouldn’t do to recover and maintain my normal activities. Darcy goes into detail to show you what and where the problem is. Being trained and adept at using dry needling therapy has added to her skills. For my nerve pain originating in my lower back, it’s made a big difference. It’s working.
I was experiencing a problem with my right knee and after an MRI I was diagnosed with a small tear in my meniscus along with some arthritis. The last thing I wanted to do was have surgery. I called and talked to Megan at GSM and she got me in quickly to talk with Darcy about my symptoms.
Darcy recommended dry needling of the trigger points in my thigh. I was desperate for some kind of relief so I told her to go ahead. Darcy explained and talked to me through the process which was very helpful. I won’t lie, it was uncomfortable for a few seconds, but the results are so amazing! After just one treatment the burning was almost gone and after the third needling treatment it is totally gone. It feels so good to live without that burning pain. I would recommend dry needling to anyone experiencing any kind of muscle pain. Thank you so much.
Miracle workers! Awesome therapists and fantastic staff.
Alison is a genius 😊
In 1997, surgery was performed on all 10 of my toes to correct bunions and hammertoes and I was fitted for orthotics. After continuing to tolerate pain and discomfort in my feet and winning an “ugly foot” contest, it was time to take action. An appointment was scheduled at GSM.
I learned that the orthotics I had were not correcting my foot issues!! I was given different orthotics and exercises to help strengthen my toes. Thanks for your expertise and helping me know what shoes to wear, for answering all my questions, and for assistance in making my toes go in the right direction.
Darcy’s knowledge of the body is amazing. She utilizes a variety of treatment modalities to best meet one’s changing needs during the healing process. Darcy’s best asset is her ability to be cheerleader for any progress made. Her enthusiasm for her client’s improvement is contagious, regardless how one truly feels. She makes you want to help yourself more.
The office atmosphere is one of friendliness, encouragement, and efficiency. We highly recommend Granite Sports Medicine for physical therapy needs.
You don’t have to drag your feet to show up for physical therapy at this place. Entering Granite Sports Medicine is a happy experience! There is an infectious enthusiasm that helps patients want to get better. Darcy goes out of her way to really show you what’s going on with your body, and seems to genuinely enjoy sharing as much knowledge as possible with her patients. She’s the best.
While recovering from a surgery that involved multiple procedures on one knee, I had lots of questions of which Darcy Cook was always able to answer. Within the first visit, it became apparent that she is passionate about physical therapy. She strives for the best outcomes possible.
It is evident she stays informed with the latest in physical therapy news and advances in technology regarding the profession. Darcy is organized and thoughtful about her individualized treatment protocols.
Thanks to her and to the staff at Granite Sports Medicine, I left each visit feeling positive about my recovery. We are lucky to be able to receive such care in the state of Montana.
I suffered a severe fall while skiing, which fractured my neck badly and tore my left ACL.
Darcy put her full attention and training to work with my injuries before and after surgery, and over the next 8 months helped me overcome partial paralysis in my left arm, rehabilitated my neck and knee injuries, and regained the strength, muscle tone and fitness that I had prior to my accident.
She gave me exercises and therapies to use at home and at the gym, and answered my questions any time I needed help.While physical therapy is not a fun process to go through, Darcy and her staff made it as enjoyable as possible, and were very accommodating to my schedule and needs. We always managed to laugh at the pain somehow!