Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Featured Physician of the Month - Dr. John Paul Elton

Meet an Associate of Ascent Physical Therapy, and this month's featured Physician:

Vail-Summit Orthopaedics

Dr. John Paul Elton

Specialty: Foot and Ankle

After completing his Orthopaedic surgery residency in San Antonio, Texas, and his fellowship training in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Elton is delighted to be back in Colorado where he completed his under-graduate and medical school education.

Dr. Elton's fellowship training has given him the expertise to handle the full spectrum of foot and ankle disorders: from sports injuries and fractures, to nerve and tendon disorders, deformities and chronic pain. He emphasizes that most non-traumatic injuries can be resolved with non-operative treatment.

Dr. Elton is an avid cyclist and enjoys skiing and snowboarding, as well as camping and hiking with his wife and two children.


  1. Dr. Elton put my leg back together when I broke it (tibia & fibula) skiing on New Years Eve. Although it was a bad break and needed immediate surgery, he did such a great job that I am completely healed now. An avid Cyclist, I was riding a trainer 6 weeks post surgery, walking 9 weeks out, and am now cleared for all activities. I am riding my bike up mountains, and walking without a limp! Dr. Elton did a great job, and he was very professional. His predictions about my healing time were spot-on. I highly recommend him!!

  2. Really pleased you are fit and healthy again. We are very lucky to live in an area that has so many great Doctors!