Our Team

Colby Critchfield

Colby Critchfield, DPT

“At my core is a love of people that has grown from years of giving service. I don’t believe that true happiness comes just from within oneself but from self-transcendence, from helping other people.

We have all experienced pain or discomfort at one time and been unable to participate in things that we really wish we could have. Some of my strengths as a therapist come from my sense of humor, my ability to empathize, connect and communicate in a way that’s easy to understand. My approach to treatment and patient success is multi-factorial, making sure to compassionately and collaboratively treat the whole patient, not just the injury.

I am an avid reader from my years as an assistant librarian and continue to learn and grow as a clinician through personal study and continuing education so that I am able to provide the best care possible, always backed by scientific evidence. Yeah Science!”

  • DPT: George Fox University, Newberg, OR
  • BS: Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Member: American Physical Therapy Association, Utah Physical Therapy Association

As a physical therapist, Colby has worked primarily in outpatient orthopedics. He has a special interest in pain neuroscience, vertigo and vestibular dysfunction, chronic low back pain, and athletic/dance injuries. He also enjoys treating any patient in the continuum of life, from the young to the young at heart.

His goal as a Physical Therapist is to make sure his patients are heard and understood. He strives to educate in a way that builds their self-efficacy and provides the tools and interventions necessary for them to take control of their own health and meet their desired goals.

When Colby isn’t in the clinic he is running, lifting weights with his wife or watching a movie with a side of ice cream. Colby is a lover of music and plays the drums, guitar and piano. He is a self-proclaimed statistician when it comes to all types of sports like soccer, basketball, football and sometimes even rugby. He loves the outdoors and being active, enjoying nature in the beautiful state of Utah.