Doctor M. Larry Copeland founded Western Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in 1979. From the beginning, our practice has focused on providing patients with quality care, coupled with personal attention. Throughout our steady growth and success, we remain committed to excellence by employing experienced, top-notch orthopedic physicians and staff. Western Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to have some of the best orthopedic doctors in Colorado on our team.

We believe that rehabilitation plays an essential part in our patients' recovery. In March of 2006 we opened a physical therapy department to allow our physicians, therapists and patients to work together as a team to achieve the best possible treatment outcomes. The convenience of the physical therapy department being located directly on-site allows for immediate and effective communication between the patient, physical therapist and physician. Common forms of physical therapy include therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education, manual therapy such as mobilization manipulation and stretching and physical and mechanical means such as ultrasound, electrical stimulation and traction.

In March of 2014, our practice moved into a new location in the Canyon View Medical Plaza. By moving to this new facility, we were able to increase our ability to give our patients the best care possible. We added a new 1.5 Tesla MRI for better diagnostic images, a new digital X-ray machine and a bigger physical therapy department with more treatment space to treat our patients.

In 2018 Western Colorado Spine was formed and Western Orthopedics & Sports Medicine joined Community Hospital. Western Colorado Spine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spinal issues in a compassionate environment.