The Team

Belinda Brownell

Physical Therapist – Team Leader

Belinda is crazy about horses and loves to train young ones for the rodeo event of barrel racing. Having grown up in Aspen, she was a former US Ski team member and also competed in road biking and mountain bike racing. Her favorite passion now is taking her horses trail running on single track trails in Colorado and in the desert in Arizona!
Belinda is the founder of SPORT PT in Carbondale, CO and also the founder of Cowboy Up Physical Therapy in Wickenburg, AZ. She has an Advanced Masters degree in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and is a certified Polestar Pilates rehab therapist. Additionally,  she holds several certifications in personal training, including The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and The National Academy Of Sports Medicine (NASM). Belinda specializes in the “hands on” approach to Physical Therapy and lives by our mission at SPORT PT: that WE MAKE THERAPY FUN !

Sara Tibby

Physical Therapist

Sara has her master’s degree in physical therapy and is certified in Functional Dry Needling and Bike Fit. She also has extensive training in running analysis. She is trained as a manual therapist and specializes in the treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries. She treats the patient as a whole, focusing on efficiency of motion throughout the body, for injury prevention and performance enhancement.

Nancy Harris

Physical Therapist

Nancy has most recently joined the SPORT PT team, moving here from Littleton, CO. Nancy is an avid skier, cyclist, and tennis player. She has over 28 years of multi-disciplinarian out-patient orthopedic practice. Nancy specializes both in extremity and spine care for youth, professionals, elite athletes, and the elderly.

Nancy has taken multiple courses in The New Zealand McKenzie approach to Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment, as well as Functional Movement Assessment, both of which she utilizes in her treatment approach. Nancy enjoys working with pre- and post-op surgical patients, injured workers, and injured athletes of various sports, including cycling, ski/snowboarding, and overhead sports.

She has a very positive approach to the rehabilitation process and develops strong professional relationships with her patients as she helps them meet their rehab goals and return to their previous level of function, work and play!

Connor Wall

Physical Therapist

Connor Wall is a Basalt native who received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Austin, Texas. His schooling emphasized a hands-on approach with heavy focus on manual therapy. Connor received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado in Boulder where he performed research in exercise physiology, which ultimately lead to his functional and holistic approach at restoring function. Connor believes that our bodies are meant to be used and that the injury and recovery cycle is an inevitable factor of the human experience.

Billi Vagneur

Insurance Billing

Billi has been a medical transcriptionist in the valley for over 25 years and completed courses in medical coding and billing to expand her business. She enjoys riding and competing on her reining and team roping horses, and being outside in our beautiful valley.

Shelby Smith

PT Aide, Health Coach

Shelby is a health coach with a certificate through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and is currently working on her bachelors in nutrition. 
She enjoys learning about functional movement including techniques from Pilates, yoga, and resistance training. In her free time she’s usually taking advantage of all the wonderful things this valley had to offer. Some of which are climbing, biking, skiing, and hiking with her dog.

Cory Rhea

Pt Aide, Personal Trainer

Cory is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and recreational exercise enthusiast interested in rehabilitative exercise, performance, and optimization. He is currently working on becoming an NASM Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist, and continuing his own health and performance journey.

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