Alek Kowalick

Alek Kowalick



Undergrad: University of Michigan
Doctor of Physical Therapy: University of Utah


Functional Dry Needling - levels I and II
Strength and Conditioning Specialist


Injury prevention
Strength training
Sports Performance

Professional Philosophy

I believe the human body is an exceptionally resilient system that when given the right tools and education, can on its own, heal injuries, resolve pain, and improve function, often without the need for surgical or pharmaceutical interventions.

My treatment is centered around two main goals:

  1. Get you pain free as soon as possible
  2. Address biomechanical faults and weaknesses that led to your injury in the first place

To accomplish goal number one, I will use the research driven hands-on techniques and modalities necessary to assist your body in its natural healing processes.Goal number two, first, involves biomechanical training and muscle re-education to optimize your movement efficiency and re-train your central nervous system out of any faulty movement patterns. Next, we will strengthen your body through these newly established movement patterns, addressing any underlying muscular weakness, tendon, or joint intolerances.Combined, the goal is to not only prevent future injury, but improve overall function and athletic performance.

My experience as a competitive athlete, powerlifter, and outdoor recreationist helps me better understand the needs of Steamboaters as they strive to perform both on and off the mountain.


My goal is to look beyond rehab, improving all aspects of your musculoskeletal fitness, so you can have a strong foundation from which to improve your overall quality of life. 

I have called Steamboat home since 2020, and first fell in love with the Yampa Valley in the winter of 2019. Growing up in a small town in Michigan, I appreciate the sense of community Steamboat has, and cherish the abundance of outdoor activities Routt County offers. In the winter and spring you will find me on the ski mountain, summers are spent on a bike, and fall is spent archery hunting for elk and deer, while anxiously anticipating winter's return. When Mackenzie and I are not outside playing, or working toward improving our PT craft, we spend much of our free time doing DIY projects in our home in Stagecoach, and exercising our two dogs.

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