About Us

Our Company

Optimal Physical Therapy in Vegas is perfect for people who don’t like relying on painkillers and who prefer natural, specialist solutions to end pain and stiffness so they can keep active and enjoy life.

Our outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine rehabilitation centers, Lake Mead, Paseo Verde, Rainbow, and Pediatric Physical Therapy Clinic, are committed to providing the highest quality physical therapy care for our patients.

Optimal Physical Therapy is formed on the three basic principles of Empower, Educate and Elevate.

With our extensive evaluation to accurately determine the core problem that is causing your pain, our manual therapy techniques, and therapeutic exercise, we empower you to become a partner in your recovery and a return to the active life that you enjoy.

We educate you on why you are having a problem and diagnose the reason, but we do not treat the pain. Instead we treat the condition or injury that is causing the pain.

At the conclusion of your time with us, we elevate you beyond your pre-injury state and take you as far along the road to wellness as you will permit us.

To fulfill our three core rehabilitation values on which our practice is built, we use the exceptional skills, experience and training of our team members. Our focus is to heal you through manual therapy techniques and therapeutic exercise instead of gadgets and passive treatments.

We provide pre-operative and post-operative therapy as well as non-operative therapy for injuries that are a result of work, trauma or overuse. We maintain an individual focus on patient care to successfully return our patients to full function and an enhanced quality of life.

At Optimal Physical Therapy we value the individual, not just the patient.


Our Team

Mike Russell

Mike Russell
- Physical Therapist
PT, DPT, CSCS

Mike Russell is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physical Therapy in 2007. Since that time, his research interests have included balance rehabilitation for athletes and the aging population, shoulder pain and the overhead throwing athlete, foot volumetrics related to running versus walking, hip, knee, and ankle pain with running and run-related injuries.

Mike Russell is a graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Department of Physical Therapy in 2007.

Since that time, his research interests have included balance rehabilitation for athletes and the aging population, shoulder pain and the overhead throwing athlete, foot volumetrics related to running versus walking, hip, knee, and ankle pain with running and run-related injuries.

Dr. Russell has been assisting all individuals to help them return to activity with an emphasis on “prehabilitation.” This term is the type of work and rehabilitation that the general population needs to engage in and depend on to prevent injuries.

He has extensive training in the use of dry needling techniques to help alleviate aches and pains faster with less time away from activities that people love. Clients of Dr. Russell enjoy the ability to stay active, avoid the use of pills or pain medication, and avoid costly surgery and procedures.

Dr. Russell is married to his beautiful wife Sara and enjoys fishing, Disneyland, and going to the beach with their kids Madison, Luke, and Liam.

Jason Melton

Jason Melton
- Lake Mead Clinic Director
PT, DPT

Jason Melton, DPT, was inspired to become a physical therapist after his own personal experience recovering from a torn ACL. After serving an LDS mission in Mexico, he graduated from Utah Valley University (Orem, UT) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation. He then completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Jason Melton, DPT, was inspired to become a physical therapist after his own personal experience recovering from a torn ACL.

After serving an LDS mission in Mexico, he graduated from Utah Valley University (Orem, UT) with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Recreation. He then completed his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Since graduating he received additional training in treating shoulder, hip, knee and back pathologies. He specializes in outpatient orthopedics and finds it truly rewarding to help his patients reduce their pain and achieve their goals.

Jason is married to Merryn and has four young children. His hobbies include all family activities, as well as playing basketball, soccer, and golf.

Spencer Earnest

Spencer Earnest
- Paseo Verde Clinic Director
PT, DPT

Spencer Earnest was born and raised in Laguna Niguel, California, spending his time playing sports and hanging out with his nine older siblings. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Utah Valley University and went on to get his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Touro University, Nevada.

Spencer Earnest was born and raised in Laguna Niguel, California, spending his time playing sports and hanging out with his nine older siblings.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Utah Valley University and went on to get his Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Touro University, Nevada.

He describes himself as being married to the most wonderful girl in the world and they have three amazing children. He loves spending time with his family and playing any and all sports.

He has a passion for physical therapy and helping his patients achieve their functional and rehabilitational goals.

Rob Wall

Rob Wall
PT, DPT

Affiliated with the Southwest clinic, Rob Wall became a physical therapist after experiencing several orthopedic injuries throughout his career as a pitcher.

His physical therapist helped him persevere through a very difficult time when he was told he would never play again due to his injury. It allowed him to see first-hand to see how challenging it can be to overcome physical injury or pain and realize the power of exercise in improving quality of life.

Since his time as an athlete, he has been dedicated to helping his patients achieve an active, healthy lifestyle through strength training and education.

Rob has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion (B.S.E) from Florida Atlantic University, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University.

He gained a wealth of experience working in a variety of health care settings including outpatient physical therapy, acute care inpatient physical therapy, cardiac/pulmonary rehab, and long term acute care physical therapy.

He joined our team in August of 2018 and enjoys working especially with shoulder patients due to his experience as a former patient during his athletic career.

When he is not working, he enjoys spending quality time with his fiancé, playing with their French Bulldog, golfing, weight-lifting, cooking and watching the Golden Knights.

Trevor M. Mauzy

Trevor M. Mauzy
PT, DPT

Affiliated with Lake Mead, Trevor M. Mauzy was attracted to the physical therapy profession because he always enjoyed athletics and sports and loved learning about how the human body works. He also enjoys helping people feel better and seeing their progress.

He knew since he was a freshman in college that he wanted to be a physical therapist and he has pursued that dream ever since. He says he considers himself fortune to have such an exciting career and be in his chosen profession.

Trevor achieved his Bachelor of Science degree at Brigham Young University in 2013, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Touro University Nevada in 2017. In the long term he hopes to work towards becoming a geriatric certified specialist.

He served his internships in both a medical center and skilled nursing facility setting as well as with Optimal Physical Therapy, joining the company in August, 2017.

His current specialties include post operative knee, shoulder, and hip care, chronic lower back pain and chronic neck pain.

When he is not working he is a sports enthusiast particularly with football, basketball, and lacrosse, although he likes all sports. He also enjoys hiking and camping and getting out in nature is thrilling for him. He is a new father and enjoys spending time with his family when he is not at work. For the youth at his church, he also organizes activities for them and acts as a mentor.

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