The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides physical, occupational and speech therapy to help patients achieve their maximum potential and return to productive living.
Help for a Variety of Illnesses and Injuries
Sports physical therapy
Sports physical therapy is for athletes who have experienced traumatic or cumulative trauma injuries during sports activities. The goal of this program is to return athletes to active participation as quickly and successfully as possible.
Post OPERATIVE rehabilitation
Following any orthopedic surgery, patients need help regaining strength and range of motion. The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center helps patients meet those goals and helps them transition back into the activities they enjoyed before illness or injury.
The specially-trained rehabilitation team treats patients with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson`s disease, gait/balance disorders and multiple sclerosis to help them regain lost skills. Family members may also be involved in the patient's rehabilitation and taught how to help them regain independence.
Physical therapists can help patients reduce pain, weakness and stiffness while helping them build strength and endurance, using manual techniques, exercise and other treatment methods.
Ask your physician for a prescription for physical therapy if you have any of the following:
- Back and neck pain
- Sciatica, numbness and tingling
- Arthritis, bursitis and tendonitis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pain and inflammation
- Neurological problems (stroke, Parkinson’s disease)
- Muscle weakness
- Balance or walking difficulty
- Sacroiliac pain
- Fractures, sprains or strains
- Joint replacement surgery
- Joint pain
Licensed therapists at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center teach patients how to better care for themselves and help them return to productive living following surgery, injury or other conditions. Occupational therapy can help with:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Shoulder, elbow or wrist dysfunction
- Upper extremity fracture, sprain or strain
- Joint replacement
- Nerve injury
- Self-care challenges
- Stroke recovery challenges
Licensed speech pathologists work with patients to help them regain their ability to speak or swallow after stroke, throat surgery or other conditions that affect speech and language. Speech therapy can help patients who have:
- Speech or swallowing problems
- Stroke recovery challenges
- Language and voice disorders
What to Expect from Your Outpatient Therapy
Patients at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center receive therapy plans that are tailored to their specific needs. These plans may include exercise, manual physical therapy and other treatments. Family members may be included to help patients with their recovery.
Ask your doctor about a referral today.
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Return to productive living.
Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
CLINIC DIRECTOR Jessie Fisher, MPT, has been a physical therapist for over 12 years, and has more than 10 years of experience in the field in an outpatient setting. Jessie bases her treatment on a combination of manual techniques and exercise, as well as patient education to help prevent additional injuries. She has worked with Division I NCAA teams and has a special interest in working with runners.
Christine McBride, OTR/L, CST, outpatient occupational therapist (OT), has over 20 years of experience as an OT. She has worked in rehabilitation for most of her career with a focus on the upper extremity and activities of daily living. She owned and operated her own practice for 8 years with a focus on pain management and soft tissue techniques. Christine is certified by the Upledger Institute as a CranioSacral Therapist. She has been practicing CranioSacral Therapy for 14 years, and considers it her specialty.
Amanda Mueller, PT, DPT, has been practicing physical therapy for more than two years in the outpatient setting treating mostly the orthopedic and neurological populations. Her focus has been on treating spinal conditions, spinal cord injuries and the shoulder complex, but she enjoys treating a wide variety of challenging conditions. Amanda uses a manual therapy based approach coupled with exercises and education in order to help patients return to their activities and/or sports. Amanda has also previously worked with an adaptive sports program and enjoys getting people back into land and water-based activities in order to maximize their function and participation.
Autumn B. Schweickert, PT, DPT, has experience in women’s health, spine care, orthopedics and sports injury management. She has specialized clinical training in women’s health physical therapy, manual therapy and exercise prescription in spinal rehabilitation and upper and lower extremity orthopedic rehabilitation. Autumn completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Health Ecology at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2006 and earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2009. Autumn aims to provide a comprehensive approach to treating her patients by applying the most effective, evidenced-based treatments to each patient’s individually tailored care plan.
Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
2385 E. Prater Way
Suite 301 Sparks, NV 89434
Take Interstate-80 to Vista Blvd., Exit 21. Head north on Vista Blvd., and turn right on Prater Way. Located at the medical office adjacent to the main hospital on the left.