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Tim Hilden, MS PT, ATC

Tim Hilden, MS PT, ATC

Tim has been a member of the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine team since 1998. Tim is a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and exercise physiologist. In addition to his physical therapy patient load, Tim specializes in walking and running gait analysis, golf swing analysis, and athletic training outreach activities. His interests include high-level sport rehabilitation, biomechanical evaluations, gait modification strategies, orthotic fabrication, and manual therapies. Tim is currently initiating research into the use of gait modification strategies for the treatment of running injuries.

Tim's educational background starts at South Dakota State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in biology and athletic training. His first master of science degree was in exercise physiology from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. While at S.C.S.U., Tim was involved in numerous research projects in the areas of human performance, cardiac pacemaker function, and biomechanics. Tim received his second master of science degree in physical therapy from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. While at St. Ambrose, Tim investigated the effects of gait technique on muscular activity and joint angles during retro-walking.

He previously worked as a physical therapist and athletic trainer for a sports medicine group in Bloomington, Indiana. His experience as an athletic trainer includes working with the U.S. National Luge Team during the 1992-93 World Cup season and was involved with physiological testing of the US National Biathlon Team from 1990 to 1993.

Tim is former Director of Operations for Sports Medicine Industries, Inc., a company focused on the development of physiological testing and rehabilitation equipment. His ties with SMI, Inc. have allowed CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center access to a specialized upper body ergometer that provides sport-specific physiological testing of Nordic skiers.

Tim's personal athletic interests include water-skiing, alpine skiing, golf, weightlifting, and cycling.


Master of Science - Physical Therapy - St. Ambrose University
Master of Science - Exercise Physiology - St. Cloud State University
Bachelor of Science - Biology and Athletic Training - South Dakota State University

Specialty Areas

Walking and running gait analysis, golf swing analysis, orthotics, and athletic training outreach activities

2150 Stadium Drive
2nd Floor
Boulder, CO 80309


Phone Hours:
Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm
(off during lunch 12pm - 1pm)

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 6:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday 7am - 11:30am


Patients seeking sports medicine and orthopedic care can be seen in person Monday – Friday from 7am – 5pm. Please call (303)315-9900 to schedule an appointment. Tele-Health Visits are still available if preferred.

Patients seeking advanced medical imaging can be seen Monday – Friday 7am – 5:30pm. Please call (303) 315-9901 to schedule an appointment.

Physical therapy is available for in-person visits Monday – Friday from 7am – 7pm and Saturday 7am – 11:30am. If you would like to schedule a Physical Therapy appointment or to contact your Physical Therapist please call (303) 315-9917.

Phone hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm (off during lunch 12pm - 1pm) .

Please park in the patient parking lot and come up to the second floor. You will be asked symptom screening questions (you can also complete this on the day of your visit through your My Health Connections account). All patients and visitors will need to wear a surgical/procedural mask; if you do not have one, one will be provider for you. Thank you for your patience and understanding.