About Dr. Kummrow

John Pro- black backJohn Kummrow began his passion and respect for physical fitness and the quality of life that fitness provides as an athlete playing American football. That respect eventually led him to other athletic passions, including body building and martial arts. Tragically, John experienced the worst injury of his life following a collision on the football field just prior to graduation from Colorado State University. The medical community at that time, including many physical therapists and chiropractors in Fort Collins, concluded that due to the severity of the injury John would lose a large percentage of mobility in his right arm and shoulder. The severity included complete separation of the medial tricep from its attachment near the elbow, a grade three brachial plexus trauma (severe nerve injury) and a punctured brachial artery. Despite the opinion of the medical community, John believed that he could recover. He brought that belief to graduate school and earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Along the way, he applied his instincts and his education to his own injury, a combination that eventually led to near complete mobility and use of his right arm and shoulder.

Today, as the owner and primary physical therapist at Integrative Physiotherapy LLC, Dr. Kummrow practices a unique and multi-faceted form of physical therapy and physical health known as Kinetic Chain Rehabilitation. His practice is rooted in his personal experience with his severe injury, and his respect for both eastern and western philosophies of medicine.  Prominent in his holistic approach to physical therapy is a neuro-muscular awareness of how the body’s nerve network, including the brain and spinal cord, coordinate and communicate with the body’s musculature to achieve the most efficient physical response (movement).  At Integrative Physiotherapy LLC, Dr. Kummrow offers a unique combination of physical therapy techniques, including one-on-one personal training, trigger point dry needle therapy and spinal manipulation that are designed to, effectively, reprogram the mind-body connection, psychosomatic components and achieve long-term physical health.

 

“A Fresh Perspective”

Physical injury, and hence, physical therapy, covers a wide spectrum. Complicating this spectrum is (1) an individual’s physical condition and how they process the discomfort associated with the injury they’re experiencing; and (2), the amount of time that passes before the person becomes proactive about getting better: time allows the physical injury to embed into the mind, eventually becoming a part of an individual’s modus operandi (way of being). Thus, a spectrum of injury is, in reality, a multi-dimensional and complex problem involving the initial injury itself, an individual’s response, and their conditioning to the injury over time.

The Fort Collins physical therapy practice developed by Dr. Kummrow at Integrative Physiotherapy is “integrative”, in part, because it recognizes the multi-dimensions of physical injury and wellness. However, Dr. Kummrow takes integrative physical therapy a step farther, recognizing that underlying a patient’s injury, response, and conditioning is a human body that consists of interdependent systems that can be deduced to discovering the initial dysfunction along with the current episode.
Through recognition that the body operates as an interdependent system, Dr. Kummrow has delivered a fresh perspective through Kinetic Chain Rehabilitation that has already helped hundreds of people to overcome their injury and live a healthy, active life. Along the way, Dr. Kummrow’s approach has been able to deliver solutions to patients experiencing chronic pain who have undergone various other treatments without a successful outcome. This patient population includes those suffering from car accident-related injuries, chronic back pain, MS, TBI and migraine headaches.

Dr. Kummrow’s philosophy of integrative physical therapy and wellness offers a decade of application experience and a dedication to a life-time of learning in the profession. At Integrative Physiotherapy you’ll experience a clinic that has successfully treated professional athletes from the Denver Nuggets, Broncos, high school, college and recreational athletes, office workers, children as young as 5 years old, and adults to seniors of all ages and abilities.

 

CREDENTIALS:

Education

  • Graduate Degree: Doctorate of Physical Therapy (2009)
    • Regis University, Denver, CO
  • B.S. Degree:Health and Exercise Science with concentration in Sports Medicine and Health Promotions (2004)
    • Colorado State University,Fort Collins, CO

Professional Experience

  • Integrative Physiotherapy, Owner (Feb 2010-Present)
  • Physiotherapy Associates, Staff Physical Therapist ( Jan 2009–May 2010)
  • Form Fitness LLC, Manager/Head Neuromuscular Therapist/Personal Trainer (Jun 2001-2008)
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • St. John’s Neuromuscular Massage Therapist

Clinical Experience

  • Physiotherapy Associates, Greenwood Village, CO (Jan/Mar 2009)
    • Outpatient Orthopedics
  • LifeCare Centers of Littleton, Littleton, CO (Oct 2008/Jan 2009)
    • Neuro in Sub-acute setting
  • Wyoming Medical Center, Casper, WY (May/Jul 2008)
    • Ortho/Neuro Complex in Acute care
  • Bronco’s Health One,Denver, CO (Oct/Nov 2007)
    • Outpatient Orthopedics

Dr. John Kummrow’s work has been published in the Journal of Otolaryngology. He completed a seven-year apprenticeship with the co-founder of the Healing Arts Institute. In addition to physical therapy, Dr. John has been a certified personal trainer since 1999.

When he’s not at the office helping people realize their physical goals, he enjoys family time, martial arts, outdoor sports, and traveling.