Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury that presents as pain slightly above the heel bone. This type of injury tends to occur in runners, walkers, hikers, and athletes, especially when starting back after a layoff or after pushing hard for a long time. Recovery time for a typical case is about three months, but six months is not unheard of.Read More
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament is the most common surgically repaired ligament in the body. Nevada Physical Therapy is the only physical therapy clinic in Reno that has re-written the protocol for this devastating injury, which has garnered recognition on a national platform by some of the top physical therapists and physicians in the country. We pride ourselves on actively trying to push the rehab conversation forward on this injury by creating the most up-to-date evidence-based protocol in the industry.Read More
A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns awkwardly. There are two types: lateral and medial sprains. Lateral sprains happen when the foot rolls inward. It is the most common type of sprain, with pain usually focused on the outside of the ankle. A medial sprain occurs when the foot rolls outward. This type of sprain usually happens with higher forces, like a fall or impact, and is more likely to be associated with fractures.Read More
It recently is shown that patients diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis who get physical therapy first avoid surgery 60-70% of the time! We will work with you with the most comprehensive approach possible to maximize your function and strength to try and avoid surgery. However, if you recently opted for a total knee replacement, getting therapy as soon as possible after your operation can help you maximize..Read More
Adhesive capsulitis aka Frozen Shoulder is a condition that overtime causes the mobility of the shoulder joint to tighten up and feel restricted. Although the etiology is typically unknown, risk factors include: diabetes, thyroid conditions, age range of 40-65 years old, and is more common in females. Other risk factors can include recent trauma, shoulder surgery that resulted in prolonged immobilization, autoimmune diseases and post heart attack. Frozen shoulder traditionally follows four stages, stage one being the onset of the frozen shoulder and stage four being the gradual recovery.
Here is a brief description of each phase and the possible duration of each stage..
The menisci are two pieces of rubbery cartilage in the knee that work to absorb shock between your tibia (shin bone) and femur (thigh bone). Meniscus injuries are a very common knee injury that can present as lateral (outside) knee pain, medial (inside) knee pain, or both. The pain can begin after a traumatic injury in all ages of patients such as falling, or the knee twisting while playing sports. In the aging population a meniscus tear can happen due to degeneration (breakdown) of the cartilage with aging and then an activity such as standing up from a chair can be the straw that broke the camel's back. Typical symptoms felt by patients are:...Read More
In many cases, patients who have sustained an ACL tear do not require surgical reconstruction. In fact, surgery for ACL tears should be the last resort! Patients who may require surgical intervention may be those that wish to go back to high level cutting or pivoting sports, those under the age of 25, or those who have persistent instability after a course of conservative management. If you wish to return to...Read More
Patellofemoral syndrome is a prevalent form of knee pain that affects the kneecap and surrounding area. It's a pain on the front of the knee, specifically the underside, or around the edges of the kneecap. Anyone can get it, but it seems to affect runners, cyclists, hikers, and people who sit for a living. People usually feel this knee pain when climbing stairs or hills or after sitting for a long time. When this condition is irritated, it can interfere with walking, sitting, and sleeping...Read More
Plantar fasciitis is a type of overuse injury that presents as pain in the arch of the foot or heel pain. A signature symptom is morning foot pain. This repetitive strain injury is common in runners, walkers, hikers, and people who spend a lot of time on their feet like cashiers. For many, some rest paired with new shoes or an over-the-counter orthotic usually has them back on their feet in a couple of weeks. For more persistent pain, though, physical therapy can help.Read More
Nevada Physical Therapy was founded in 1994 at the University of Nevada-Reno and operated within the Sports Medicine Complex and as a part of the Wolf Pack Athletics Medical Staff for nearly 30 years. Decades of working closely with an academic institution as well as Division 1 and professional athletes...Read More
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that help the shoulder function and provide active stability. Rotator cuff tears are a common injury that can result from either degenerative changes (age-related) or trauma. These tears are classified as either partial thickness (tearing on the top of the tendon, bottom of the tendon or within the tendon) or full thickness (tearing through the tendon). A great way to think about tendon tears is...Read More
The labrum is a fibrocartilaginous ring that helps provide passive stability to the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint has the ability to move through a lot of range of motion and it can be helpful to think about the joint as a golf ball (head of the arm bone) sitting on a golf tee (socket). The labrum essentially helps provide the golf ball with extra support sitting on the tee. There are a few different types of tears that can occur...Read More
M. Hip Arthroscopy: FAI Decompression, Labral Repair, Femoral/Acetabular - Hip Arthroscopy refers to a surgical procedure used to treat a variety of intra-articular hip injuries including Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), labral tears and labral repairs, hip dysplasia, osteochondral defects, and others. Nevada Physical Therapy has written the most in-depth and up to date post-surgical rehabilitation protocol for...Read More
Shoulder injuries and pain associated with throwing and overhead sports can occur at all levels of play. At Nevada Physical Therapy, our goal is to stay up to date on the best evidence to manage throwing injuries as well as provide education and strategies to reduce future injury risk. One of the main goals while recovering from a throwing injury includes building capacity and resilience to the workload that is required for your specific sport or activity that you enjoy and participate in. To do this, we will help you manage your workload and improve your ability to express force through strength training and plyometric movement strategies. This will also include sport specific exercises to help in your recovery.
Listed below are a few key points on what differentiates us from other physical therapy clinics...
A total shoulder arthroplasty (TSA) or total shoulder replacement is a procedure that replaces both the humeral head (ball) and the glenoid (socket). Sometimes the replacement will be reversed, meaning the socket is replaced with a ball and the head is replaced with a socket; this is called a reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (rTSA). The primary reason for either replacement is due to persistent pain that is interfering with the activities you enjoy...Read More
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