Not just a physical therapist |

Not just a physical therapist

Dear Editor:

For the past four years of my life I have been blessed to know Chris Peshek. I am sure many of you know Chris as the friendly face at The Aspen Club who works day and night to make you feel better.

Chris is more than a physical therapist; he is also a mentor, a father, a husband, a coach, an athlete and a friend to me and so many others. I know he is committed to his daughter’s junior hockey team and to his son’s soccer and flag football teams. He and his wife, Sarah, spend most weekends following the kids around the state to make sure they don’t miss a beat with their own athletics. Chris and I entered the Aspen High School football organization together four years ago when I was a wee little freshman and he was a quiet coach.

Now I am leaving as a somewhat mature senior, and he will carry on with his “calling” as coach and physical therapist, not just of the bones, but of our souls! Chris taught me more than the game of football during our four years; he taught me the value of responsibility, commitment, work ethic and how to be a good man.

When I broke my ankle at the end of the football season he was right there for me. Chris really understood my commitment to get back on the basketball court, and he partnered with me to make sure it happened. I want to say, loud and clear, thank you to coach Peshek for all that he has done for all the student-athletes of this valley and especially me. He truly is an inspirational man … if you are injured, give Chris at The Aspen Club the opportunity to put your parts back together and working again. Your life will be profoundly touched!

Walker Moriarty

Aspen High School, Class of 2010

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