In the state of Nevada, you have direct access to physical therapy services!1 Many patients we have seen in the physical therapy clinic do not realize they are able to access us first on a self-referral basis, which would save you time waiting weeks or even months to see your primary care physician or physician specialist for a referral. Did you know, only 7% of individuals with low back pain seek physical therapy treatment first after given a referral from their physician.2 Why not get a head start on solving your pain and limited function? We are often left with the question, "Should I make sure it is not more serious than a musculoskeletal contributor," or "Should I have an image taken first so you know what's wrong?". A study completed recently, found no instances of unidentified cases of serious medical problem or adverse events, which was assessed over the course of a ten year period with almost 13,000 patients on a college campus.3 Not only is it safe and effective to seek physical therapy first, it has been shown in various research studies how much physical therapy can save you money. Most of us wouldn't mind a little extra spending money! In one study, early utilization of physical therapy reduced costs by 50%, which approximates to $2736! These savings have been reproduced in other studies as well,4,5 one showing those who started with a physical therapy referral lowered their costs up to 66% on average over the course of a year.5 Insurance companies, unfortunately, are shifting the financial burden to the consumer, and we find it imperative to utilize the cost effective approach to managing your musculoskeletal pain.6 As opioid use is on the rise,6 we want to give you the tools to not rely on expensive, addictive medication for pain relief. We can provide care within a multitude of areas; check our "Services" tab out, which can be directly found here. You can also contact us here to schedule a free phone consultation!
What should you expect at your first visit? We provide a 30-40 minute one on one physical therapist - patient examination. This will include a conversation about your injury/symptoms, your personal goals for physical therapy, and a thorough movement-based assessment. After the examination process, patient education is provided on what we believe is the contributor to your symptoms as well as the plan to achieve your goals. To start you off toward your goals, we will provide you with a few appropriate evidence-based interventions, which are never a cookie-cutter program but rather based off the patient's presentation. Our treatment philosophy emphasizes an "active hands-on approach" while enlisting patient participation in the recovery process and empowering you with knowledge by teaching self-management and injury prevention. We look forward to being a part of your rehabilitation process and we encourage you to email us or call us to set up a consultation today.
Written by: Dakota Ezell, PT/DPT
Nick was so attentive to my needs and he structured his schedule to fit mine. My therapy was focused on my strengths and weaknesses; therefore, my recovery time was much shorter than expected. I highly recommend Nevada Physical Therapy for any lingering pain you may be experiencing.Read More Reviews
I cannot say enough positive things about this place. Came in with an ACL injury. I spent a few weeks working with jonathan. His evidence-based approach and motivational ability was really really inspiring. He helped me get back to normal and then some!Read More Reviews
DAKOTA EZELL is at the top of MY list as a highly skilled, intuitive, present professional who values and treats me as a whole person, not just someone to fill a time slotRead More Reviews
The best Physical Therapy place I have ever visited. Rare to see an emphasis on finding the best method to improve injury instead of giving everyone the same plan. But the best part about this place is it's approach to well being during and after PT.Read More Reviews
I was referred to Brian Fearnley by someone with significant credibility. I consider working with Brian a huge stroke of luck. This specific 'PT' is increasing my recovery potential a hundred fold. Brian knows his stuff. He is well versed in PT. He has athletic history at UNR and is active in our local community. He is clearly in this profession to help people recover and get under their own power.Read More Reviews
After two plus years of hip pain, three other physical therapists, quarterly injections and no relief, Crista made the pain go away! If I could give her and this practice 10 stars I'd do it!Read More Reviews
As a professional athlete, injuries can make or break a career. Luckily, in my case, I had Nevada Physical Therapy on my side. Not only did they physically help me recover from a meniscus surgery, but they provided the best emotional support you could ask for in such a difficult time.Read More Reviews
Phenomenal. I had some brutal injuries that resulted in four surgeries and seriously disrupted my life. There can be no doubt that the quality of life I enjoy today was a direct result of working with Nevada Physical Therapy.Read More Reviews
I attended Nevada Physical Therapy for my post surgery physical therapy and have nothing but great things to say. For any of you reading this, this place is by far the best physical therapy place I have ever attended with exceptional staff. I had the pleasure to work with Dakota who is extremely knowledgeable, patient and would go above and beyond to make sure you're taken care of.Read More Reviews