Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists
Pain and functional limitations are complex. Choosing a PT shouldn’t be.
Welcome to Summit Physical Therapy!
Dr. Dennison has dedicated his professional career development to the pursuit of the best available evidence in neuromusculoskeletal rehabilitation to guide his delivery of quality physical therapy services. As neuromusculoskeletal conditions are complex, his search for best care, at times, has taken him outside of the realm of the physical therapy profession and into the realms of evidence-based strength and conditioning and nutrition. Dr. Dennison believes the emerging evidence for neuromusculoskeletal management supports a broader range of management strategies - beyond traditional rehabilitation - for patients with pain and functional limitations.
At Summit Physical Therapy, all care is one-on-one with Dr. Dennison. At the first visit, your condition will be comprehensively evaluated culminating in a recommendation of an individualized plan for how to best address your condition based on your goals and expectations for rehabilitation. Every reasonable attempt will be made to include you in the decision-making process. Adjustments to your plan of care may be made as you progress through the rehabilitation process based on your response to the care provided. Rehabilitation is not an exact science, but there is a broad body of knowledge which can help guide the decision-making process for your rehabilitation. While a promise for a successful outcome for every individual cannot be made, Summit Physical Therapy is committed to providing you the best, evidence-based, individualized, patient-involved, flexible care as possible to optimize your outcome.
Welcome to a different delivery of PT services.
Welcome to progressive rehabilitation.
Welcome to Summit Physical Therapy!
We are located inside the Snowcreek Athletic Club in Mammoth Lakes.
Dr. Bryan Dennison, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT graduated from his entry-level Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program in 2002 from Mount Saint Mary’s College in Los Angeles, CA. In 2004, he was recognized as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) – a credential he has maintained to the present day. In 2007, he obtained his transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) degree from Regis University in Denver, CO. The same year he was recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy (OCS). He successfully re-certified this specialty in 2017. In 2009, he was recognized as a Fellow in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (FAAOMPT) and has maintained his credentials and membership in good standing to this day. He currently serves as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (JMMT). He has co-authored 5 physical therapy textbook chapters and an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) monograph on the cervical spine. He has presented multiple times at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists’ (AAOMPT) national conference offering both breakout sessions and a pre-conference course. He has been an author and co-author for multiple poster presentations at the AAOMPT conference and the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) to date. Dr. Dennison has been involved in academia since 2003 with faculty positions at the University of Southern California (USC), Evidence in Motion’s (EIM) Residency and Fellowship programs, Regis University’s transitional DPT program and, currently, Regis University’s Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy program. He is an avid consumer of continuing education in the field of physical therapy. He not only attends routine continuing education offerings specific to the physical therapy profession, but also seeks out continuing education offerings in the field of evidence-based nutrition and strength and conditioning to see how these growing areas of knowledge can be applied to physical therapy practice. Dr. Dennison owns and manages Summit Physical Therapy in Mammoth Lakes, CA - a full-time, private, outpatient, orthopedic based clinical practice which he runs entirely by himself.