At Wright Training our goals are to provide the best possible care to our clients to get them back to their sport or activity as soon as possible. We work with other professionals in the field to get you through all the steps to be able to physically and mentally return back to your sport. Located in the Wright Training building we have Excel Physical Therapy and Studio J Pilates. The goal is for us to work together in preventing your injuries and getting you back to sport with good movement and strength.
Jess McMillan – Owner of Studio J
Discover your best self with the help of Professional Athlete Jess McMillan, a talented Pilates instructor and World Champion at Studio J in Jackson, Wyoming. Jess loves the fact that she is able to teach strength-enhancing exercises that enable people to feel stronger, healthier, and happier.
As a professional athlete, Jess knows what it takes to be at the top of your game. She believes that Pilates is a great complementary approach to injury recovery and balanced health and wellness. She was certified by Body Arts in Science International in 2011.
Jess is a walking example of how Pilates can help balance out the body after having an injury. She was a part of the “Reach for Greatness” marketing campaign by BASI Pilates™. Because of her very outgoing personality, she has been showcased in Pilates Magazine and became: Freeskiing World Tour Champion, US Free Skiing Champion, Warren Miller Entertainment Cover Girl, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ambassador.
Erin Downey, PT, DPT, CCRT
After 5 years, she moved to the outpatient setting where she found a new love of orthopedics helping patients after surgeries, injuries and returning to the sports they enjoy.
Since arriving in Jackson, Erin has enjoyed the outdoor mountain lifestyle including downhill skiing, nordic skiing, trail running and mountain biking. She enjoys the challenge of high altitude organic gardening, raising chickens, spending time with her dogs and training for triathlons. Erin is also a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist (CCRT) and owns her own “Doggy Rehab” business here in the valley-Lucky Dog Rehabilitation: www.yourluckydogrehab.com
Erin’s PT tip: Clamshells (or Dirty Dogs) for hip stability. “Without stable hips, it is hard to maintain balance and execute more complex movements for daily activities or advanced athletics.”
Michelle Gannon – Balance Body Certified, Barre Certified
Michelle has been practicing Pilates since 2007 and certified since 2011. She studied with master-trainer and faculty member Tom McCook. Michelle moved on to operate her own Pilates business in California, Texas and most recently, the Caribbean. As a Pilates trainer, Michelle focuses on the mind-body connection to help her clients develop the balance, strength, and flexibility that will assist them not only in their athletic endeavors but in their everyday movement in life. She has worked with every level of fitness, from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior to those who are just beginning their fitness journey.
Rabeka Donely – Physical Therapist
Rebekah grew up playing competitive soccer & skiing the slopes of Schweitzer Mtn in Sandpoint, Idaho. She knew early on that a career in physical therapy was the right match for her; a combination of physical movement & lifelong learning. Her undergraduate degree was completed at Penn State University, including a semester abroad in Brighton, England. Her gap year allowed her to increase her running training & continue traveling as she completed a sub 4hr Paris Marathon. While in PT school outside of Philadelphia, Rebekah enrolled her classmates to perform in sprint triathlons & got introduced to cycling. In fact, her first PT job reeled her in with sign-on bonus of a road bike & USA cycling coaching. Her love of mountain biking would come soon thereafter with a plethora of races offered in N CA.
Since moving to Jackson in 2011, Rebekah and her husband have enjoyed Crystal’s mountain-specific training, Knowing that a good foundation in strength helps prevent injury, she has recommended many patients join Crystal’s ski fit training & general post rehab strengthening programs. Being an expert in movement assessment, Rebekah hopes to bring encouragement and instruction into the gym wherever people are in their pursuit of health!
B.S. Kinesiology, PSU, 2003
Doctorate of PT, Arcadia Univ, 2007
Certified Pilates Instructor, 2007
Dr. Alicia Peterson – Owner of Teton Virtual Health
I am a board-certified emergency physician with fellowship training in wilderness medicine. I grew up in Minnesota but have since lived all over the country. I attended Creighton University School of Medicine, followed by a residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ, and a fellowship at the University of Utah.
I am passionate about providing convenient health care to those living in areas of limited access to care via virtual consultations, on-demand, but also have a brick and mortar office to see patients in person in Victor, ID. From my fellowship training I am also able to provide consults for those traveling to remote areas of the world and help make sure you are ready for adventure anywhere.
In my spare time I enjoy skiing, mountain biking, waterskiing, climbing and spending time with my son and husband.