Official Sports Chiropractors for:
Mark J Pitcher DC, MSc, EMT, CCSP
Dr. Mark Pitcher is a board-certified sports chiropractor, exercise physiologist, and EMT in Vail, Colorado with Vail Integrative Medical Group, one of the country's top multidisciplinary groups.
He holds a Masters of Science in Exercise Physiology from Memorial University of Newfoundland where his research focus was applied muscle physiology in the lumbar spine. He has published his research in the journals "Applied Physiology Nutrition and Metabolism" and 'Journal of Sports Science and Medicine '",
Dr. Pitcher lectures on health and fitness. He has lectured locally, nationally, and internationally teaching workshops, and seminars. He has taught college and university level courses in joint mechanics, human factors, occupational ergonomics, and sports biomechanics. He currently teaches professional education courses for TRX all over the country.
In addition to over 20 years of experience in chiropractic practice, Dr. Pitcher has learned from some of the best in rehabilitative medicine,
Dr. Pitcher treats patients both on and off the field. He treats all level athletes: high school and college athletes, weekend warriors, and Olympic and Pro athletes.
Dr. Pitcher was the medical director for USA climbing at the 2013 World Youth Climbing Championships and has been the chiropractor for athletic events such as the Mountain Dew Action Sports Tour, Honda Sessions, and Gravity Games. Vail Integrative Medical Group is currently the official sports chiropractors for the Vail International Dance Festival, and Ski and Snowboard Club Vail.
How can we help you?
Excellent treatment and great results are only possible when we start with a thorough history and evaluation that leads to an accurate and functional diagnosis.
Even as a chiropractic student at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Dr. Pitcher worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Diagnosis and Protocol. For the last 20 years, he has continued to seek out and learn from the leaders in the field. He now uses the best diagnostic and assessment tools from medicine, chiropractic, and fitness to not just diagnose the condition, but get to the underlying root of the problem.
Evaluation and Treatment options:
Functional Movement Screen
Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Cupping (Traditional and Dynamic)
and other adjunctive therapies as needed.
"Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather to all who can read it"
- Martha Graham
What people are saying
New York City Ballet
I had the good fortune recently of putting myself into the healing hands of Dr. Mark Pitcher. His incredible knowledge and focus proved most beneficial to me. He helped to diagnose and explain to me issues that I had been struggling with in my back and hip for most of this past year. Upon seeing him, my body has finally begun to unravel and unlock its deep holding pattern, and I have found tremendous relief. I trust his instincts completely and regard him among the top chiropractic body workers I've had the good fortune to work with over my nearly 30-year career as a leading dancer with the New York City Ballet.
Celeste Callahan - Board of Directors for USA Trialthlon
Thank you for the excellent, comprehensive and thorough care you gave me this week. My 10K run on Thursday went very well. I feel good, for a change. See you when I am back in town.
New York, New York
Mark: you saved my trip!! Thanks a million for making skiing possible and for working with me. I hope you enjoy the spring and get some days in at the mountain. Warmest regards and thank you for the follow up.
Vail Integrative Medical Group
NOW LOCATED at the
Cascade Club at the Grand Hyatt
1295 Westhaven Drive (4th Floor)
(Off South Frontage Road)
Vail, CO 81657