Peg O’Brien
Peg O’Brien

Physical Therapist, SHC Caregiver Training Consultant &

 Owner of Private Practice: Physical Therapy Delivered

Objective:  Higher quality of life for SHC staff and clients through offerings which raise the health and professionalism of the caregivers.  

Raised on a farm in North East Iowa, Peg received her CNA certification after taking the course taught by her mother at the local community college in 1982.  Peg received her undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa in 1986, and her Masters in Physical Therapy in 1988.

After several years of successful development of the scope and effectiveness of the outpatient clinic attached to Mercy Hospital in Downtown DesMoines, IA, Peg accepted a position as Clinic Manager and Primary Therapist at H&W Therapy in Carbondale, CO, at that time the only outpatient therapy clinic between Glenwood Springs and Basalt.  Since then, over the past 31 years, her work in the Roaring Fork Valley has encompassed staff management, directorship and the provision of skilled care in outpatient, nursing home, hospital, horse barn and home health settings from Glenwood Springs to Aspen.  Roles have included being the first Physical Therapist hired at Heritage Park Care Center, developing and implementing its outpatient and in-house rehab programs; and being the founding therapist and Rehab Therapy director of Columbine Home Health. Peg’s current private practice Physical Therapy Delivered blends direct care (assessment and treatment for all sorts of conditions, in clients’ homes and in her Woody Creek office), with consultant offerings including training and education programs for skilled health care providers and personal care workers.