Winner of 2016 Mt Women’s Business Center Award

awardGranite Sports Medicine has won the 2016 Montana Women’s Business Center’s Start-Up of the Year at Prospera Business Network’s annual Business Excellence Awards. The Business Excellence Awards recognized businesses and individuals in five categories for their exceptional contributions to the region's business community. Granite Sports Medicine’s mission is to enhance health and wellness through innovative, evidence-based Physical Therapy interventions and their motto is: Physical Therapy for the active community.

Granite Sports Medicine (GSM) Founder Darcy Cook says, “Prospera’s support has been a huge part of our success since opening our doors in 2012. Six years ago, I went into the Prospera office thinking, ‘Maybe I should open a physical therapy clinic,’ and here we are now with a beautiful 4,500 square foot facility and 8 employees. It’s been an incredible growth process and Prospera held my hand throughout; from developing a business plan, to formulating financial projections, securing gap financing, to building Human Resource manuals, and how to use social media. Prospera has been integral to GSM's success and I am so honored by this recognition. I feel like I went in as a pupil and recently graduated from their fantastic ‘Business Start-up School’.”

In addition to a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy, Cook is a Canine Rehabilitation Therapist and sees canine patients twice a week at her Black Dog Rehab clinic within Granite Sports Medicine. Learn more at and