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Specialty Services Provided at Active Physical Therapy

Active Physical Therapy is an outpatient physical therapy clinic and the offices of Dr. Michael Spevak and Dr. Parley Anderson. We opened our office in November 2011 at 3954 West Plumb Lane, Reno NV 89509 (corner of West Plumb and West McCarran). Our office specializes in a variety of orthopaedic injuries as well as the spine. Common injuries treated include: Neck and Back Pain, Running Injuries, Shoulder pain, Knee Pain, Sports Performance: Running/Golf/Tennis/Biking, Post-surgical rehab, Pre-surgical rehab, Injury Prevention/Wellness, Motor Vehicle Injuries,Workman’s Comp, and Vestibular.

Speciality Services

  • Knee

    The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints treated by physical therapists. The knee is held together by four main ligaments (Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Posterior Cruciate Ligament, Lateral Collateral Ligament, and Medial Collateral Ligament) and a cartilaginous tissue called the meniscus. Due to the natural gait and movement of the knee, there is more stress on this joint as a whole. Individuals who play in a high-intensity sport (requiring fast and sharp pivoting motions) are more likely to injure their knee.
  • Shoulder

    The shoulder joint is a commonly treated injury due to its vast range of motion. Since it can move a full 240 degrees and has a shallow bone socket, it can be more vulnerable to dislocate and separate. Ligament and muscle tears are also a common problem that can occur within this joint. Restoring the shoulder through physical therapy can benefit the overall outcome of this type of injury.
  • Spine

    There are three main regions in the spine: cervical, thoracic, and lumbar. Between each vertebral bone are intervertebral discs that help cushion and allow for flexible movement in the spinal column. Many times with spinal injuries these intervertebral discs may get impinged or compressed in ways that induce pain. Pain in the spine can also lead to other radiating pain throughout the body. Treating the spine and improving posture can help to decrease pain before it becomes problematic.
  • Hip

    The Hip is fundamental to movement of the lower half of the body. It is made up of the pelvis (ilium, ischium, and pubis), the femur, and the sacrum. The hip joint works like a ball and socket joint, with the femur acting as the ball, and the acetabulum of the pelvis as the socket. The hip functions in stability, mobility, protection, and shock absorption, making it one of the most essential joints in the body.

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