The Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute is home to four of the top non-surgical clinicians in Aspen. With three physical therapists and a chiropractor, the team offers well over 36 years of clinical experience treating the spectrum of orthopedic, performance, women’s health, neck and back pain, and neurological issues.
Amber Davenport: PT, DPT, CKTP, Pilates Instructor
Amber Davenport is an Aspen native and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 2010. Her specialty treatment areas are orthopedics, sports medicine, and women’s health physical therapy. Her women’s health focus areas include prenatal and postpartum treatment, as well as pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Amber is a Pilates instructor, trained through Balanced Body Pilates. She integrates Pilates concepts into her rehabilitation approach. She is also a certified Dry Needling Practitioner as well as Kinesio Taping Practitioner.
Amber lives in Basalt with her husband, Ted, and their sons, Eli and Kas. She likes to hike, run, ski, bike, and play outdoors with her family and friends.
Chris Peshek: PT
Chris Peshek graduated from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1991 and has worked at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute for over 25 years. His specialties include manual therapy, orthopedics, sports medicine, golf conditioning and rehabilitation, and working with the valleys’ high school athletes to help them return to their sport of choice in the quickest manner possible.
Chris enjoys the community involvement aspect of the clinic, as he has coached numerous youth teams through the years. He is presently an assistant coach for the Aspen High School football team, a post he has held for the past 11 years. He also loves spending his free time with his wife and three children, enjoying all the activities that the Roaring Fork valley offers.
Sarah Miller: PT, DPT
Sarah Miller attended Clemson University for her undergraduate degree and received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in 2016. After her undergraduate studies, Sarah came to Aspen as an intern for Challenge Aspen, where she assisted in instructing individuals with disabilities and earned a Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) Level 1 Adaptive certification. As a DPT student, she completed a clinical practicum at the Aspen Club Sports Medicine Institute, where she developed a passion for orthopedics and sports medicine. Sarah also enjoys teaching a variety of group fitness classes in Aspen. She is currently working towards a concussion management certification and is eager to fill a need for those who struggle with post-concussive symptoms in the valley.
When Sarah is not helping patients with their physical therapy rehabilitation, she enjoys skiing, hiking, playing outdoors, and exploring the town. She also loves watching the Clemson Tigers play.
Peter Scher: DC, CCEP, Certified Dry Needling Practitioner
Peter Scher attended University of Georgia for his undergraduate and Life Chiropractic College West, where he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic. As a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner as well as a Certified Dry Needling Practitioner, he treats the whole person structurally from head to toe, with an emphasis on detecting and correcting both the global and local kinetic chain dysfunction(s). His areas of expertise include Full Spine Diversified adjusting, CCEP extremity adjusting, Integrative Systemic Dry needling (ISDN), soft tissue manipulation/adhesion release, proprioceptive and core stabilization rehabilitation, Custom Corrective Orthotic design, and ergonomic training with an emphasis on patient education.
As an avid telemark skier, snowboarder, and cyclist, Peter is empathetic to the needs of Aspen’s athletic community and is dedicated to keeping people doing what they love for as long as they want to do it.