Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy

The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center at Northern Nevada Medical Center provides outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy to help patients achieve their maximum potential and return to productive living.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 775-356-4960 to schedule an appointment at our Sparks location.

Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
2385 E. Prater Way Suite 301
Sparks, NV 89434
Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center
1091 Steamboat Parkway, Suite 240
Reno, NV 89521

Types of Rehabilitation

Patients whose injuries have already been diagnosed and treated may need physical therapy or other types of rehabilitation to complete their recovery and return to normal activities. The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center offers a variety of outpatient therapy services to help patients recover from a wide range 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.

From high school football players to golfers, we can help athletes feel and perform their best through a variety of services, including:

  • Functional movement screening
  • Y-balance testing
  • Identifying restrictions or asymmetries that can lead to injury
  • Video gait analysis

Postoperative Rehabilitation

Following any orthopedic surgery, patients need help regaining strength and range of motion. The Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center helps patients meet those goals and helps them transition back into the activities they enjoyed before illness or injury.

Neurological Rehabilitation

The specially trained rehabilitation team treats patients with conditions such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, gait and 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.

Women's Services

We offer a variety of rehabilitative services designed just for women. Women can receive treatment for a range of conditions, including:

  • Prepartum and postpartum pelvic or low back pain
  • Post gynecological surgery
  • Tailbone pain
  • Pelvic floor weakness
  • Urinary retention

Types of treatment include:

  • Pelvic floor retraining and biofeedback
  • Neuromuscular re-education to pelvic floor
  • Augmented soft tissue mobilization
  • Joint mobilization and mobilization with movement
  • Diet, exercise and body mechanics education

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is an extremely common type of vertigo. BPPV occurs when moving your head in a sudden movement, causing you to feel dizzy, like you’re spinning. BPPV is rarely a serious issue, except when it starts to increase your chance of falling, and can be helped through physical therapy. If you feel like you may suffer from BPPV, or any type of vertigo, your doctor can easily test you through simple eye and head movements.

Treatments include:

  • Canalith repositioning — Several simple head positioning movements to move displaced particles from your inner ear that are the cause of your symptoms.
  • Vestibular rehabilitation — Exercises include habituation, gaze stabilization and balance training. The goal of habituation is to reduce dizziness with the activities and movements that trigger symptoms. The goal of gaze stabilization is to help with vision during movement.

Talk to your doctor or physical therapist if you feel like either of these treatments can help.

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a treatment used in physical therapy to help reduce pain in affected areas. Not to be confused with acupuncture, dry needling takes a small, thin, and flexible needle, and inserts it into the deeper tissues that are considered trigger points to your pain.

Dry needling is virtually painless, however, sometimes an involuntary twitch occurs from the muscle. This twitch response happens only momentarily and is completely normal. Many describe this feeling as a little electric shock, cramp or an ache sensation. Your physical therapist will do everything they can to make your experience comfortable and therapeutic.

Dry needling may be able to help you if you experience pain in any of the following areas:

  • Neck
  • Back
  • Shoulder
  • Arm (elbow)
  • Headaches / migraines
  • Buttock
  • Leg
  • Foot

If you are experiencing pain in other areas, talk to your physical therapist to see if dry needling can help you.

Parkinson’s Disease

We can help those with Parkinson’s disease improve gross and fine motor functions by using a treatment known as LSVT BIG. LSVT BIG uses exercises that involve large movements and patterns in order to help retain larger amplitude for smoother and easier movements in everyday life. LSVT BIG can lead to:

• Faster walking with bigger steps
• Improved balance
• Increased trunk rotation
• Improvements in activities of daily living, such as bed mobility
• Improved UPDRS Motor Score

The treatment consists of four sessions a week for four weeks, daily home practices and carryover exercises. Each session is customized to you and your needs. Talk to your physical therapist if you are interested in learning more about LSVT BIG.

Individualized Therapy Plans

Patients at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Center receive therapy plans that are tailored to their specific needs. Plans may include exercise, manual physical therapy and other treatments. Family members may be included to help patients with their recovery.

Meet the Rehab Team

Our experienced team of therapists is here to help you achieve your highest level of dependency. See who will help you on your journey >