• Serving the Mad River Valley since 1993!
  • Serving the Mad River Valley since 1993!
  • Serving the Mad River Valley since 1993!

Back To Action Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy practice operating out of Waitsfield, Vermont. Our focus is on the restoration of normal movement and strength to increase function and decrease pain. Non-athletes, weekend warriors, and elite athletes are all treated with this goal in mind.

We evaluate strength and ability to move to determine which joints may have too little or too much motion. Restricted motion can cause muscle weakening, degeneration of joints, increased pain, decreased flexibility, and susceptibility and an increased risk of injury. Improper movement patterns can cause overuse syndromes. Each patient is viewed as a whole person and rehabilitation is tailored to meet the demands of your lives. Your goals are always in the forefront of our minds. Whether you want to walk your dog without pain or be an Olympic athlete, each individual's goals are very important to us and your rehabilitation reflects those goals.


At Back To Action Physical Therapy, pain is not viewed as the problem. Pain is nature's way of telling you that your body is not functioning properly. Pain, during or after activity, is a warning sign.

It is our job to analyze your movement patterns, joint functioning and strength. Your particular dysfunction is then addressed with an individualized program using a variety of techniques including tissue mobilization, postural restoration, and training for strength, flexibility, and function. Our goal is to help you return to a pain-free activity.


Orthopedic physical therapy treats injuries and conditions of the musculoskeletal system. These conditions can occur in all ages throughout the population.


If you have consistent pain before, during, or after exercise, you may benefit from a functional movement evaluation and personalized training program. Similar to non-athletes with orthopedic problems, athletes perform better with balanced motion and strength. At Back To Action Physical Therapy, we can assist you in reaching your goals by helping you attain peak performance levels. Our staff has many years of collective experience working with the elite athlete. Our staff has worked with the US Figure Skating team and members of the US Soccer and Ski teams and the Boston Marathon. We can also provide custom knee braces and cast for custom orthotics.


Joe combines his years of orthpedic experience, sports medicine training, his understanding of movement and what he learned from both BACK TO GOLF courses to treat golf related injuries. The past two years Joe has put on a pre-season golf conditioning program, with the local golf pro John Riffe.


Back To Action is actively involved in helping athletes of all ages stay in the game. We offer Pre-seasonal Sports Screenings as well as team consultations.

Health insurance

We are a participating provider with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont, Medicare, Cigna, VMC, Great West Life, MVP and EBPA. We also accept insurance companies affiliated with the Beech Street Network, First Health Network and Coventry Health National Network. These should include some Aetna and some United HealthCare plans. Please check your card for one of those logos and Always call your home plan to check on eligibility and network participation.

We may bill your insurance company even if we do not have a participation contract with them. If you have insurance with a company which is not listed above please contact them directly to find out what your physical therapy benefit is for out of network care.