The primary goal for Dr. Cunningham and his talented care team is to get every patient back to the activities they enjoy. The team is known for providing the highest standard of care and compassion to every patient.

Chad Ford
Chad FordMSPAS, PA-C

Chad was born and raised in Weirton, West Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree in 2014 from Wheeling Jesuit University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Chemistry. During his time at Wheeling Jesuit, he was a member of both the soccer and baseball teams. He then continued his education at West Liberty University where he received his Master of Physician Assistant Studies in 2016. Following his graduation, Chad began working in Elkins, West Virginia where he could pursue his passion in orthopedics by working for Tygart Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine for the next 3 years. Currently, Chad is continuing his career at Vail-Summit Orthopedics with Dr. Richard Cunningham. Primarily he focuses on the knees, shoulders, and sports related injuries by seeing patients in Summit and Eagle counties. Additionally, he also helps cover the Frisco Orthopedic Urgent Care to treat patients with acute injuries. He enjoys using his free time to seek out adventures snowboarding, biking, hiking, and almost everything outdoors.

Jordan Church
Jordan ChurchMS, ATC, OTC

Jordan was born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. Admittedly, she is a huge fan of Detroit sports teams. She studied athletic training at Albion College, and graduated with a conference championship ring as a defender on the women’s lacrosse team. After college, she went on to accept a graduate assistant athletic training position at Auburn University. While at Auburn, Jordan served as an athletic trainer for Auburn’s Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine ROTC branches. As a very traditional athletic trainer, sworn to never leave athletics, the military setting was a very pleasant surprise and a job that she grew to really love. After graduating from Auburn with a master’s degree in Biomechanics, she packed everything she owned into her car and drove across the country to live in The Rocky Mountains. Jordan is particularly grateful to have the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place, and to work with such a kind and supportive team. War eagle!

 Will Heim
Will HeimMS, ATC, OTC

Will was born and raised in Fairfield, Connecticut. He studied athletic training at Lasell University. After completing his undergraduate studies, he went on to work at the University of Richmond as an Intern Athletic Trainer. At Richmond he worked with a variety of the Spiders Division I athletic teams. After his time in Virginia, he went on to accept a graduate assistant athletic training position at Oklahoma State University. While at Oklahoma State, Will served as an athletic trainer for Oklahoma State’s men’s and women’s tennis teams and assisted with Cowboy Baseball and Football. Upon completing his master’s degree, he went on to work for the Amarillo Bulls Hockey Club in Amarillo Texas. Will further his education by completing The Steadman Clinic’s Athletic Training Residency program. In his free time he enjoys hanging with friends, watching hockey, skiing, hiking, biking, and anything outdoors.

Rediscover your inner athlete

Dr. Cunningham specializes in the treatment of knee, shoulder, and sports injuries.

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