Meet: Kim Eytel, MS/PT, COMT
Kim grew up in the mountains of New Hampshire. She went to Bucknell University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. With no desire to teach in the classroom, she moved to Summit County in 1992 to be an intern at the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. She spent several summers working as a counselor in a therapeutic wilderness program in Utah, being a raft guide in Jackson Hole, and waiting tables in Breckenridge. Teaching disabled skiing for several years sparked her interest in physical therapy, so she returned to grad school and received her Master’s of PT from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
Several years later, she earned her COMT. Values: Teamwork: We are family. We take care of each other no matter what. Integrity: We are resilient. We will do the right thing at the right time for the right reason. Commitment: To excellence, fairness, patients, peers, and community.
Kim worked for several years at Avalanche Physical Therapy before finding her place at Axis in 2018. Four years ago, Kim went back to her roots of working with children and also works part-time as a physical therapist for the Early Intervention program, which provides services to children birth-age 3. She loves the reward of teaching new parents how they can facilitate their child’s motor development and make a difference at such a young age.
Kim has two kids, Avery (16) and Ashton (14), who drag her around the state and beyond with their sports and other activities. When not working or watching her kids kick butt in sports, Kim enjoys camping with her family and two dogs, mountain biking, running, and all types of skiing. Kim is thrilled she finished the Grand Traverse last Spring and can’t wait to do it again! While Kim enjoys a variety of activities, her main love is running.
She has completed 22 marathons so far, most recently in Acadia National Park in October 2023. Kim also enjoys traveling and has done two medical mission trips to Guatemala with an orthopedic group out of Houston. Once her kids’ schedules aren’t so hectic, Kim hopes to spend more time with the Axis crew outside the clinic.