Crista is a second-generation PT at Nevada Physical Therapy and a fifth generation native Nevadan. Having grown up tearing tape, adjusting crutches, and watching her father care for her injured soccer friends, PT has been in her blood since day one. Originally wanting to be a biology teacher in high school, she started working as a tech at Nevada Physical Therapy while attending the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2003. This is when she realized how much teaching is involved in the PT-Patient relationship. She then went on to earn her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from California State University at Long Beach in 2006. She immediately moved back to Reno to begin her career at Nevada Physical Therapy. In addition to treating spines and extremities, Crista is a Certified Pregnancy and Post-Partum Corrective Exercise Specialist. She is passionate about combining women’s health with a sports medicine perspective. As a mom of two girls, she knows first-hand the mental and physical changes that happen into and throughout the motherhood journey. Crista also serves as assistant clinical professor at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine since 2007. She loves that her career provides the opportunity to collaborate with her patients to get back to doing the things we love. In her free time she enjoys playing outdoors with her husband, girls, and her doodle, Jack, at Donner Lake.
Born and raised in Reno, Jon received his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of San Diego before completing his doctorate in physical therapy at AT Still University in Mesa, AZ. He is passionate about education and empowering patients with the knowledge and skills to manage their injuries themselves. Jon currently serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Nevada School of Medicine as well as Clinical Internship Manager for current physical therapy doctorate students. He is a competitive powerlifter and currently ranked 4th in the Nation in the USAPL Masters Division and is National Champion in the USPA Masters division and owns several state and national powerlifting records.. Jon enjoys working with strength athletes of all kinds and is passionate about helping individuals build robust, capable bodies to help them enjoy life to the fullest. Outside of the clinic, he is a proud father of Matteo and Serafina and husband to his incredible wife, Jessica.
Brian graduated from the University of Nevada in 1997 where he played tight end for the Wolfpack from 1992-1996. He started at Nevada Physical Therapy in college when it opened in 1992 and later started as a physical therapist in 2002 after graduating from PT school from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He really enjoys the relationships with his patients and the satisfaction of helping them return to doing things they love. He is fluent in Spanish and treats patients across the life spectrum – from adolescent injuries through geriatric total joints. The evidence based, personalized approach is what makes our clinic special. He previously served as a clinical adjunct professor for the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In his spare time he loves to travel and spend time with his wife and 2 daughters skiing, playing golf and hiking with their dog, Olive.
My passion for Physical Therapy began during high school after a sports injury. The rehabilitation experience as a patient and my love for sports sparked my interest in sports medicine, primarily rehabilitation. I left my small hometown off the central coast of California to graduate with my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at San Diego State University in 2014. I achieved high honors and received my clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in April 2017. In May of 2017, I started my career with Nevada Physical Therapy and never looked back. I strive to provide individualized and evidence-based care to help patients resume the activities and lifestyles they enjoy; there is always a plan for you. I have since published a narrative review on rotator cuff repair rehabilitation in the JSES Reviews, Reports & Techniques. I have also taken up the sport of powerlifting and have competed locally. Outside of work, I spend time with my amazing wife, Sarah, our son, and our two pups.
Everyone has something that gets them excited. For me, it has always been helping people make themselves stronger. This mission has acted as a compass in my life, guiding my direction. It helped me realize that first, I had to become strong myself before I started to help others, so I started training and competing in powerlifting and weightlifting. During my tenure as a recreational strength athlete, I accomplished a 606 lb squat, 370 lb bench press, a 700 lb deadlift, a 285 lb press, 405 lb clean and jerk, and a 310 lb snatch all-around a 240 lb bodyweight.That mission has led to accomplishment off the platform too. I earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, became a Starting Strength Seminar Staff Coach, and started my own coaching business, Emerge Stronger Inc. Most importantly, though, it led me to join the team at Nevada Physical Therapy, a diamond in the rough of outpatient physical therapy. A place where evidence is at the forefront of the decision-making process. A place where the person you are treating matters more than their insurance reimbursement—a place that helps me grow as a therapist and where I'm proud to work and help people accomplish their goals.
Born and raised in Reno, Nevada I was fortunate enough to attend UNR on a scholarship to play soccer for the Wolf Pack. During my time at UNR, I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2015. I then moved to Southern California where I became a phlebotomy technician and personal trainer. While working my passion for science, problem solving, and promoting physical health continued to grow and is what led me to choosing Physical Therapy as a profession. I then attended The George Washington University to receive my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in May of 2021. As a clinician I continue to strive to give each patient personalized and directed care in order for them to achieve all their goals, decrease their pain, and improve their function. In my free time I continue to play soccer, ski, go for runs, play volleyball, and go on hikes with my dog and husband up at Lake Tahoe.
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