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The Optimal Therapy Difference

There are several factors that separate Optimal Therapy from other physical therapy companies out there. Founded in 2008, Optimal Therapy has built a reputation as being an exceptional physical and occupational therapy company across Southern Nevada.

Our outpatient physical and occupational therapy centers in Las Vegas, Henderson, Pahrump, Boulder City and Tonopah are committed to providing the highest quality physical and occupational therapy care for our patients.

Evaluation Process

With our thorough evaluation process to accurately determine the core problem that is causing your pain, constant communication with your doctor, our manual therapy techniques, and therapeutic exercise; we empower you to return to the active life that you enjoy.

Understanding the root cause of an issue is crucial. The first step in our process is treating the condition or injury that is causing the pain. At the conclusion of your physical and/or occupational therapy, we elevate you beyond your pre-injury state. To fulfill your physical and/or occupational therapy program, 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.

One of a Kind

We provide preoperative and post-operative physical and/or occupational therapy. We also have non-operative physical and/or occupational 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.

A Piece of the Community

We pride ourselves as being part of a growing community across Nevada. Our organization is community-minded. We live here. We raise families here. We are invested in Nevada. 

We regularly host food and toy drives. Our CEO is the Chair of the Physical Therapy Advisory Board at Touro University and regularly volunteers and guest lectures at other PT schools. The President of our company sits on the Board of The Just One Project, Nevada’s largest food pantry.


Optimal Therapy is here to help you feel better through physical and occupational therapy.  

Our Team

Alex Nelson

Alex Nelson
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT, DPT

Alex was born and grew up in West Valley City, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to attend Rocky Mountain University and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.

Alex has a passion for treating people with a broad range of orthopedic conditions from running injuries to knee replacements.He is also certified in dry needling and his expertise carries over into treating vertigo and balance impairments.

Alex has been married for eight years to his wife Kimberlie. Together, they have two boys. They enjoy going on bike rides, playing at the park, and watching movies together.

Ashley Delobel

Ashley Delobel
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinic Director

Ashley was born and raised in Henderson, NV. She graduated from Basic High School in 2004 and participated in cross country, basketball, and track and field.  Ashley graduated from UNLV with her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2009 and UNLV Physical Therapy Department in 2013. She loves to work with young athletes and children. She has also received certifications in dry needling and kinesiotaping, and taken many classes on concussion rehabilitation.

Ashley has been working for Optimal Therapy an Affiliated Company since February 2019 and is currently the Clinic Director at the Windmill location. Ashley still lives in Henderson with her husband Brandon and their 2 children: Shelbi and Ryder. They enjoy hiking, watching/playing sports, going to the lake, and family time.

Cory Stattelman

Cory Stattelman
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinic Director

After attending Northwest Missouri State University to continue his athletic and academic journey, Cory graduated from Missouri State University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He joined Optimal Therapy an Affiliated Company as an aspirational, young therapist earlier this year.  

As a physical therapist, Cory prioritizes your personal goals and strives to work with you to accomplish them. He utilizes manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and exercise to reduce the pain and discomfort you may be experiencing. As you begin to feel better, Cory loves to work with you to improve the way you move and function on a daily basis. He believes that symptom relief is only half the battle.  He aims to get to the root cause of why you hurt to prevent you from ending up in pain again.

Cory enjoys working with all his patients, but has a special place in his heart for athletes of all ages; as many of his hobbies revolve around the outdoors, sports, and fitness. 

Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT,DPT

Dr. Courtney Johnson was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Physiology. She then moved to Springfield, Missouri and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Missouri State University. 

Courtney has a love for all things health and wellness. She spends a lot of her time staying active, strength training, creating exercise programs and educating others on nutrition and exercise. She is a foodie at heart, loves staying active outdoors and loves cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes! 

Dr. Courtney became interested in physical therapy from her time spent in sports growing up. She is passionate about therapeutic exercise and performance training for the active young and adult populations. In addition to this population, she also has a passion for treating perinatal and postpartum women and helping new mothers return to an active lifestyle!

Courtney is a huge movement advocate and loves to integrate movement and functional exercise into all of her treatment sessions.

Dave Christensen

Dave Christensen
Clinical/Leadership Development Director
PT, DPT

Dr. Christensen was born in Idaho Falls, ID, grew up on a potato farm, and learned the value of work at an early age. Upon graduation from Shelley High School in 2001, he served a 2-year religious mission in Riverside, CA. Dr. Christensen continued his education at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science in 2009 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012.

Dr. Christensen values training and education and has several contracts with surrounding colleges and universities to provide clinical educational opportunities to future therapists such as PT’s, PTA’s,OT’s, COTA’s, and Athletic Trainers. In 2017, Dr. Christensen began helping with the Nye County School District, consulting school employees/staff, parents, and directly treating students with various gross motor impairments throughout Nye County.

Dr. Christensen has become certified in Dry Needling, McKenzie Method, Kinesio Taping. He is also trained in high velocity low-amplitude thrust manipulation of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, and SI joints. His clinical skills/experience include: wound care, home health services,  orthopedic conditions, neurological impairments, vestibular/balance, cardio-pulmonary, and workers’ compensation/FCE cases.

Dr. Dave Christensen has worked with Optimal/Affiliated Therapy since July of 2012 and enjoys working with a wide array of patients with various ailments. His interest in rehabilitation started at an early age as he enjoyed sports and was injured several times including broken bones, muscle strains, and knee surgery that introduced him to the wonderful world of physical therapy. Because of his time dealing with injuries and several bouts of rehab, Dr. Christensen is able to empathize with his patients and provide some unique insight.

Dr. Christensen is blissfully married to his high-school sweet-heart Elsha and they are blessed to have 4 children in their home: 3 boys and 1 girl. As a family they enjoy church, scouting, sports, photography, theme parks, video games, being involved in the community, and various outdoor activities.

If you feel you need physical therapy services, please do not delay and call us today. Dr. Christensen and his incredible staff look forward to meeting you and will promise to provide great therapy close to home!

Erin Sherblon

Erin Sherblon
Business Development Coordinator

Erin Sherblon is Optimal Therapy’s Business Development Coordinator.  She partners with the CEO, Executive Board, the providers to help build the company's relationships throughout the Las Vegas Valley. After spending nearly a decade working in orthopedics and marketing, Erin knows what truly drives conversions, and sparks personal connections. She loves to connect with the heart-beating people we are trying to help. She is passionate about patient care, coordinating care with the practitioners we work, and the bond that we make with our patients. 

Erin grew up in northern California, moved to Las Vegas in 2014, and joined the Optimal Physical Therapy Team in 2020. She started her medical career in San Diego working in sports medicine. Erin was on the medical staff for the X-Games, San Diego Chargers, US Men's Rugby Team, and the US Ski Team. 

Outside of work she loves spending time with her family; especially her niece and nephews. When not traveling Erin enjoys trying new restaurants, working on her golf game, exploring the outdoors. She is always planning her next adventure.

Isaac Inouye

Isaac Inouye
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT, DPT

Isaac Inouye was born and raised in Costa Mesa California. After high school, Isaac moved to Orem, Utah to work on his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Exercise Science at Utah Valley University. While working on his undergraduate education, Isaac met and married his wife Sharyn. After getting his B.S. in Exercise Science, Isaac moved to Henderson, Nevada where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro University.

Isaac enjoys the outdoor access that the Las Vegas valley provides, and he tries to get outside as much as time and the Las Vegas Summers permit. Isaac considers himself a Jack-of-all-trades and enjoys mountain biking, climbing, trail running, and backcountry skiing. Isaac also recently discovered Pickleball and enjoys to play as much as time permits

Isaac has worked in multiple areas of Physical Therapy and his clinical experience include Athlete Performance, Orthopedic Conditions, Low-Back Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Whiplash Associated Disorders, Chronic pain and is Certified in Functional Dry Needling through Kinetacore.

Jason Dalisay

Jason Dalisay
Physical Therapy Assistant
Clinic Director

Jason Dalisay is the clinic director of our Cheyenne location. He is originally from San Diego, California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University in 2005. Some years later, Jason decided to go back to school and in 2015, he graduated at the top of his class in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program from Carrington College in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, he also earned his second Associate’s degree.

Jason has worked at several sports performance PT clinics throughout the Las Vegas valley. He loves treating athletes and has a keen sense for treating post-op orthopedic patients.   He also has grown to love working with our pediatric patients.  He is LSVT BIG certified which is a specific treatment plan that can help Parkinson’s patients.  He is also an STMT-1 and BFRT certified practitioner.

Jason is an avid SDSU college basketball fan and an LA Chargers fan. In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing golf, traveling, hiking and participating in obstacle course races. He married his bride Jennette in March 2013. In April of 2015 they were blessed with their daughter, Aria and in June 2017 they had their son, Lincoln. Jason loves spending his free time with his family. 

Julie Haake

Julie Haake
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT, DPT

Dr. Julie Haake grew up in Keller, Texas. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Science at California State University, Northridge, where she became the first CSUN student-athlete to play four years of both indoor and beach volleyball.Julie moved to Kansas City to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Mary.

Dr. Julie Haake grew up in Keller, Texas. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Science at California State University, Northridge, where she became the first CSUN student-athlete to play four years of both indoor and beach volleyball. Upon graduation, Julie moved to Kansas City to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Mary.

Julie loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She is a self-proclaimed foodie, an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan, and enjoys staying active by hiking, running, strength training, practicing yoga, and playing sports.

Dr. Julie Haake became interested in physical therapy due to her involvement in sports, and is passionate about treating athletes, empowering the geriatric population, and pelvic health physical therapy.

Katie Miller

Katie Miller
Occupational Therapist
OT

Katie Miller is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She was born and raised in Ohio and recently moved to Las Vegas to be closer to family. She graduated magna cum laude from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health, and minored in Psychology and Equine Assisted Therapy.

Katie received her Master's of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. During graduate school, she completed the USC Sensory Integration Certificate. Katie is looking forward to continuing to help people reach their fullest potential.

Koree Kimball

Koree Kimball
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA

Koree is a multi- location Physical Therapy Assistant and has been a part of the Optimal Therapy team since April 2020. She graduated from Carrington College in Las Vegas with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. Koree believes physical activity and movement is an essential part of life. 

Koree specializes in Geriatric, Pediatric, Neurological and Orthopedic cases and intends to further her proficiencies in those specialties. She loves working and getting to meet each and everyone of you. Her biggest passion is seeing the changes and improvements you make as you complete physical therapy. 

Koree is from Clarkston, Washington. She adores crafting/baking activities with her 3 year old daughter. Hiking, gym, and taking her dogs for walks are an integral part of her life. She has a love affair with coffee, is a huge music/movie buff, and enjoys road trips/traveling.

Matthew Wittwer

Matthew Wittwer
Occupational Therapist

Matthew Wittwer was born and raised in Las Vegas with deep family ties to the area. He moved to Boulder City in April 2020 with his wife and two young sons. Matthew received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNLV in December 2015. In June 2020, he earned his Doctorate degree in occupational therapy from A.T. Still University along with the scholarship award. His doctoral capstone and research project focused on trauma among first responders. Before entering the field of occupational therapy, he worked with adolescents with developmental disabilities in both a group home and school setting.

Matthew fell in love with occupational therapy because of its unique lens on viewing and treating various disabilities and conditions. Occupational therapy allows him to work with individuals to become more independent with activities that they need or want to do. 

Matthew enjoys going camping, fishing, biking, and snowboarding. Matthew is also a big nerd and enjoys playing board and card games with his friends and family.

Mike Gardineer

Mike Gardineer
Business Development and Finance
MBA

Mike is a member of the Executive Committee for Optimal Therapy in the marketing and finance divisions. He focuses on top-line growth, profitability and long-term strategy.  While studying philosophy as an undergrad, he learned how to think critically, ask important questions and defend his positions. While in grad school he recognized how well the education and skillsets of an MBA and philosophy degree complement each other.  

Since he was a young boy, Mike’s loved to tinker and work with people.  He’s always enjoyed learning how things work, trying to make things better and building teams. He’s been in charge of hyper-growth entrepreneurial organizations for the last fifteen years in various sectors: including healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, insurance and technology.

When not in the office or on his truck, he’s with his family. He, his wife, and four kids are always trying to find something to do outside or training jiu jitsu. They spend most Saturdays coaching or cheerleading at their games and aspire to be full-time ranchers.

Natalie Knight

Natalie Knight
Patient Care Coordinator Manager

Natalie is the Quality Control Coordinator for Optimal Therapy. She was born and raised in South Jordan, Utah. She lived and raised her family in Kaysville, Utah for 25 years before moving to the Las Vegas area in 2019 when she joined the Optimal Therapy Team.

Natalie has loved expanding her knowledge in the area of physical therapy from patient care to insurances.

Prior to moving to Las Vegas Natalie worked in the travel industry. When not working you can find Natalie cheering on her 4 boys in their activities or exploring the world and planning her next adventure.

Richard Del Rosario

Richard Del Rosario
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA

Richard was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He received his Associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2016 from Carrington College and has been working with Optimal Therapy since graduating. Richard has always loved helping others and became interested in becoming a PTA to make a bigger impact in your life to help you feel better. 

Richard has developed as a clinician and gained skills in communication, manual therapy (massage, cupping, passive ROM, and instrumented soft tissue mobilization), and exercises for all age groups/conditions. Richard has experience working with neurological conditions, orthopedic surgeries, cardiac rehab, and much more. Richard’s favorite part of being a Physical Therapist Assistant is working hands-on with you and being able to decrease your pain.

On Richard's days off, he enjoys to dine and travel. He also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, lifting weights, kickboxing, boxing, hockey and watching sports such as UFC. Richard looks forward to continuing his life as a PTA and being married with kids one day. 

Robert “Bob” Martin

Robert “Bob” Martin
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA

Robert “Bob” Martin was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but raised about three hours north in Kokomo, Indiana.

He joined the US Air Force out of high school and after serving for 4 years, he moved back to Northern Indiana where he met his wife Tricia. They have since been married for thirty years, and together have raised four beautiful girls.

Through becoming an avid runner and cyclist, Bob grew his interest in physical therapy, health and more importantly, in helping people. He attended school at Brown Mackie College in South Bend, Indiana and finished in the top of his class. Soon after graduation, Bob gained employment with a skilled nursing facility where he won the annual exemplary employee, “Quest for Excellence” award. He has since gained a wealth of knowledge and experience as a PTA from working in many skilled nursing and wellness facilities throughout his career.

Now an empty nester, Bob and his wife are very active in their church, volunteering, mentoring high school students, and enjoying time with their rescue horse, Tom.

Robert Figgins

Robert Figgins
Occupational Therapist
OT

Robert Figgins was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating from Bonanza High School, Robert served a 2-year mission in Hawaii for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After returning home from Hawaii, he completed his undergraduate courses at UNLV in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. Robert attended an occupational therapy graduate program in Mesa, AZ and graduated in 2016 with special training in both pediatrics and sports rehabilitation.

Robert is trained in different manual techniques, including IASTM and cupping, and has experience working with a wide variety of injuries and disabilities. Robert is also trained to work with children that have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and he collaborates closely with a physician in Las Vegas that also specializes in working with children that have this condition.

Robert was married in Gilbert, AZ in 2014 and has two boys, James and Landon, who keep him very busy. Robert enjoys playing basketball, cheering on the Rebels basketball team, and spending time with his wife, Melissa, and family.

Robyn Reyes

Robyn Reyes
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA

Robyn was born in Bronx, New York. Shortly after, she moved with her family to Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating high school, Robyn started to work towards a Pastry degree at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). She gained experience working as a baker but realized that she enjoyed it more as a hobby.

Robyn has been familiar with the Physical Therapy field ever since a little girl because both of her parents are PTs. Robyn’s determination to help others and sincere passion for working with children, motivated her to graduate with an Associate Degree in Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), from Carrington College.

From the first time she helped a non-ambulatory toddler walk independently, Robyn was confident in her career choice. With years of knowledge and experience in treating a wide variety of pediatric disorders, Robyn is looking forward to helping all the kiddos she can. In her spare time, Robyn enjoys playing soccer, going to concerts, and ANYTHING DISNEY!

Sean Hastings

Sean Hastings
HR and Facilities Director

Sean Hastings joined Affiliated Therapy’s team in 2014. Sean comes to Affiliated with a wealth of knowledge and experience in management, sales, graphic design and project management. He served a 2-year mission for his church in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2001.

Sean has studied at San Bernardino Valley Community College (SBVCC), Westwood College and is currently attending Western Governor’s University (WGU) pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He was recently elected in his county to the School Board as a Trustee. He is very excited about this new experience and opportunity to give back and help the children in the county school district as well as in his community.

Sean is very active in his personal life and in his church assignments. He loves spending time with his family, experiencing the great outdoors, going to the movies and trying new foods. Sean is most excited for the chance to help grow the Affiliated Therapy brand and working with so many wonderful people in and out of the clinic.

Selica Dingson

Selica Dingson
Physical Therapy Assistant
PTA

Selica was born and raised in the small town of Salinas, Ca. Being very active in high school kickstarted her to pursue a career in physical therapy. In 2014, she moved to Las Vegas to attend Carrington College. She received her Associate's degree as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in 2016. 

Selica joined Optimal PT back in 2017 and has expanded her field in orthopedic injuries, pediatrics, manual techniques, and neurological conditions. She also has experience with cardiac rehab, providing home health services, and sports related injuries.

She enjoys working with a company that takes pride in what they do. She feels that everyone is like family and always strives to help others feel better.

In her spare time, Selica enjoys snowboarding, kickboxing, traveling, and hiking. She tries to stay active as best as she can to provide the best care for her patients. When not active, she enjoys trying out new local Vegas restaurants and learning how to cook. Selica enjoys learning about others and sharing experiences.

She is looking forward to have a wonderful career in physical therapy with Optimal Therapy. 

Sharon Oster

Sharon Oster
Physical Therapist
PT

Sharon Oster was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota where she developed her love for animals and the great outdoors. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Sharon has worked in several states and moved to the Pahrump valley when there were no fast food restaurants and only one stop light. Throughout her career she has worked with a wide variety of patients from premature newborns to 104 years old.

Spencer Earnest

Spencer Earnest
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Clinic Director

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.

Stephen DeFriez

Stephen DeFriez
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT, DPT

Stephen DeFriez was born in Price, Utah and grew up in Castle Dale, Utah.  After high school, he served a 2-year mission in Italy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Stephen obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah.  He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy also from the University of Utah in 2009.

While at the University of Utah, Stephen met and married his wife Kim. Together, they have 3 beautiful children.

Dr. DeFriez’s interest in physical therapy started after an ACL and meniscus injury and subsequent surgical repair and physical therapy treatment. 

 Stephen has always enjoyed small towns so his work experience has been very broad and includes geriatrics, vestibular/balance, orthopedics, home health, cardiopulmonary, and wound care.

Stephen has been a resident of Pahrump since 2009.  His interests include Jeeping, camping, hiking, playing board games/videos games and trying science experiments with his children.

Steve Jolley

Steve Jolley
CEO
PT, DPT

Steve Jolley was born and raised in Shelley, Idaho. After high school, he gave two years of his life to helping the people of Honduras. While in Honduras, Steve learned to speak Spanish fluently. Afterward, he attended Brigham Young University, Idaho, and received a Bachelor's Degree. It is here where he met his wonderful and beautiful wife. Together, they have five amazing children. He loves all sports on and in the water.  He says his heaven on earth is Lake Powell.  

Steve received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2008 from Idaho State University. Upon graduation, he moved with his family to southern Nevada. Shortly after moving, he opened his first clinic in 2009 in Pahrump, Nevada. Because of the excellent care provided at Affiliated Physical Therapy, the company quickly grew to become the largest in Nye County. 

After years of providing outstanding outpatient therapy treatments, Steve has transitioned into the CEO position.  While occasionally treating and interacting with our great patients, he is now "pushing around papers instead of pushing around muscles and bones."

Affiliated Therapy and Optimal Therapy joined forces in July of 2019.  This union brought about a few changes, such as our new name, "Optimal Therapy an Affiliated Company" (OPT). Joining together has brought even more opportunities.  Steve, with his growth team in place, plans to keep the momentum going by opening new clinics. He is so excited to lead such an incredible team of experts and to see where his next steps will take him and his company.

Tarra Maruyama

Tarra Maruyama
Vice President of Operations
BSBM, BA

Tarra joined Optimal Physical Therapy in 2016 and has enjoyed the opportunity to help grow the business in various aspects. Her background in management, compliance, finance and quality assurance has been key to the success of her role. Tarra is passionate about “always doing”, being active, and working hard in whatever she is involved in. Tarra is excited for the growth opportunities and the blessing to work with amazing people everyday. 

Tarra was born and raised in Blanding, Utah, a small town in the four corners area. She grew up hunting, fishing, hiking, riding horses and farming as family hobbies. All things outdoors! Tarra worked full time while putting herself through college attending Southern Utah University, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University and finally achieving her dual bachelor degrees in Business Management and Business Administration at the University of Phoenix. 

Tarra was blessed to meet and marry her one and only, Kapua, during her time at Brigham Young University. They have four children: 2 boys and 2 girls. As a family they do anything that is considered a “sport” together, even dance which has been highly debated as a “sport” in their household. Family and church involvement is her everything! 

Trever Heppe

Trever Heppe
Doctor of Physical Therapy
PT, DPT

Trever was born in northern California but was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating from Coronado High School, Trever completed his B.S. degree in Biology from UNLV. Trever became interested in physical therapy through his background in sports and while working for several clinics as a physical therapy technician throughout the pursuit of his undergraduate degree. He graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada.

Trever wishes to specialize in treating young athletes of all sports. His goal is to obtain his specialty in sports. Because soccer is a huge part of Trever’s life, he also aspires to one day become a youth soccer coach.

Trever enjoys remaining active in his spare time. He enjoys watching soccer and playing in several leagues around town. He also enjoys snowboarding, Olympic weightlifting, CrossFit, and rock climbing.

Alex Nelson

Alex Nelson
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Alex was born and grew up in West Valley City, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science. He then went on to attend Rocky Mountain University and earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Alex has a passion for treating people with a broad range of orthopedic conditions from running injuries to knee replacements.He is also certified in dry needling and his expertise carries over into treating vertigo and bal...
Ashley Delobel

Ashley Delobel
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Ashley was born and raised in Henderson, NV. She graduated from Basic High School in 2004 and participated in cross country, basketball, and track and field.  Ashley graduated from UNLV with her Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology in 2009 and UNLV Physical Therapy Department in 2013. She loves to work with young athletes and children. She has also received certifications in dry needling and kinesiotaping, and taken many classes on concussion rehabilitation. Ashley has been working for Optimal T...
Cory Stattelman

Cory Stattelman
Doctor of Physical Therapy

After attending Northwest Missouri State University to continue his athletic and academic journey, Cory graduated from Missouri State University with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. He joined Optimal Therapy an Affiliated Company as an aspirational, young therapist earlier this year.   As a physical therapist, Cory prioritizes your personal goals and strives to work with you to accomplish them. He utilizes manual therapy, soft tissue mobilization, and exercise to reduce the pain and d...
Courtney Johnson

Courtney Johnson
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Courtney Johnson was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelors of Science degree in Human Physiology. She then moved to Springfield, Missouri and completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Missouri State University.  Courtney has a love for all things health and wellness. She spends a lot of her time staying active, strength training, creating exercise programs and educating others on nutrition and exercise. She is a foodie at heart, love...
Dave Christensen

Dave Christensen
Clinical/Leadership Development Director

Dr. Christensen was born in Idaho Falls, ID, grew up on a potato farm, and learned the value of work at an early age. Upon graduation from Shelley High School in 2001, he served a 2-year religious mission in Riverside, CA. Dr. Christensen continued his education at Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Science in 2009 and Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2012. Dr. Christensen values training and education and has several contracts with surroun...
Erin Sherblon

Erin Sherblon
Business Development Coordinator

Erin Sherblon is Optimal Therapy’s Business Development Coordinator.  She partners with the CEO, Executive Board, the providers to help build the company's relationships throughout the Las Vegas Valley. After spending nearly a decade working in orthopedics and marketing, Erin knows what truly drives conversions, and sparks personal connections. She loves to connect with the heart-beating people we are trying to help. She is passionate about patient care, coordinating care with the pra...
Isaac Inouye

Isaac Inouye
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Isaac Inouye was born and raised in Costa Mesa California. After high school, Isaac moved to Orem, Utah to work on his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Exercise Science at Utah Valley University. While working on his undergraduate education, Isaac met and married his wife Sharyn. After getting his B.S. in Exercise Science, Isaac moved to Henderson, Nevada where he obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro University. Isaac enjoys the outdoor access that the Las Vegas valley prov...
Jason Dalisay

Jason Dalisay
Physical Therapy Assistant

Jason Dalisay is the clinic director of our Cheyenne location. He is originally from San Diego, California. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from San Diego State University in 2005. Some years later, Jason decided to go back to school and in 2015, he graduated at the top of his class in the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program from Carrington College in Las Vegas, Nevada. There, he also earned his second Associate’s degree. Jason has worked at several sports perf...
Julie Haake

Julie Haake
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Dr. Julie Haake grew up in Keller, Texas. She pursued her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology with a focus on Exercise Science at California State University, Northridge, where she became the first CSUN student-athlete to play four years of both indoor and beach volleyball. Upon graduation, Julie moved to Kansas City to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Saint Mary. Julie loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She is a self-proclaimed foodi...
Katie Miller

Katie Miller
Occupational Therapist

Katie Miller is a licensed and registered Occupational Therapist. She was born and raised in Ohio and recently moved to Las Vegas to be closer to family. She graduated magna cum laude from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Arts in Allied Health, and minored in Psychology and Equine Assisted Therapy. Katie received her Master's of Arts in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California. During graduate school, she completed the USC Sensory Integration Certificate. Katie is ...
Koree Kimball

Koree Kimball
Physical Therapy Assistant

Koree is a multi- location Physical Therapy Assistant and has been a part of the Optimal Therapy team since April 2020. She graduated from Carrington College in Las Vegas with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting. Koree believes physical activity and movement is an essential part of life.  Koree specializes in Geriatric, Pediatric, Neurological and Orthopedic cases and intends to further her proficiencies in those specialties. She loves working and getting to meet each and ev...
Matthew Wittwer

Matthew Wittwer
Occupational Therapist

Matthew Wittwer was born and raised in Las Vegas with deep family ties to the area. He moved to Boulder City in April 2020 with his wife and two young sons. Matthew received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UNLV in December 2015. In June 2020, he earned his Doctorate degree in occupational therapy from A.T. Still University along with the scholarship award. His doctoral capstone and research project focused on trauma among first responders. Before entering the field of occupational the...
Mike Gardineer

Mike Gardineer
Business Development and Finance

Mike is a member of the Executive Committee for Optimal Therapy in the marketing and finance divisions. He focuses on top-line growth, profitability and long-term strategy.  While studying philosophy as an undergrad, he learned how to think critically, ask important questions and defend his positions. While in grad school he recognized how well the education and skillsets of an MBA and philosophy degree complement each other.   Since he was a young boy, Mike’s loved to tinker and work with...
Natalie Knight

Natalie Knight
Patient Care Coordinator Manager

Natalie is the Quality Control Coordinator for Optimal Therapy. She was born and raised in South Jordan, Utah. She lived and raised her family in Kaysville, Utah for 25 years before moving to the Las Vegas area in 2019 when she joined the Optimal Therapy Team. Natalie has loved expanding her knowledge in the area of physical therapy from patient care to insurances. Prior to moving to Las Vegas Natalie worked in the travel industry. When not working you can find Natalie cheering on her 4 boys i...
Richard Del Rosario

Richard Del Rosario
Physical Therapy Assistant

Richard was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. He received his Associates degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2016 from Carrington College and has been working with Optimal Therapy since graduating. Richard has always loved helping others and became interested in becoming a PTA to make a bigger impact in your life to help you feel better.  Richard has developed as a clinician and gained skills in communication, manual therapy (massage, cupping, passive ROM, and instrumented soft tissue ...
Robert “Bob” Martin

Robert “Bob” Martin
Physical Therapy Assistant

Robert “Bob” Martin was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but raised about three hours north in Kokomo, Indiana. He joined the US Air Force out of high school and after serving for 4 years, he moved back to Northern Indiana where he met his wife Tricia. They have since been married for thirty years, and together have raised four beautiful girls. Through becoming an avid runner and cyclist, Bob grew his interest in physical therapy, health and more importantly, in helping people. He attended sc...
Robert Figgins

Robert Figgins
Occupational Therapist

Robert Figgins was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After graduating from Bonanza High School, Robert served a 2-year mission in Hawaii for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. After returning home from Hawaii, he completed his undergraduate courses at UNLV in 2011 with a degree in Business Management. Robert attended an occupational therapy graduate program in Mesa, AZ and graduated in 2016 with special training in both pediatrics and sports rehabilitation. Robert is trained in di...
Robyn Reyes

Robyn Reyes
Physical Therapy Assistant

Robyn was born in Bronx, New York. Shortly after, she moved with her family to Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating high school, Robyn started to work towards a Pastry degree at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN). She gained experience working as a baker but realized that she enjoyed it more as a hobby. Robyn has been familiar with the Physical Therapy field ever since a little girl because both of her parents are PTs. Robyn’s determination to help others and sincere passion for working with...
Sean Hastings

Sean Hastings
HR and Facilities Director

Sean Hastings joined Affiliated Therapy’s team in 2014. Sean comes to Affiliated with a wealth of knowledge and experience in management, sales, graphic design and project management. He served a 2-year mission for his church in Minnesota and Wisconsin in 2001. Sean has studied at San Bernardino Valley Community College (SBVCC), Westwood College and is currently attending Western Governor’s University (WGU) pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He was recently elected in hi...
Selica Dingson

Selica Dingson
Physical Therapy Assistant

Selica was born and raised in the small town of Salinas, Ca. Being very active in high school kickstarted her to pursue a career in physical therapy. In 2014, she moved to Las Vegas to attend Carrington College. She received her Associate's degree as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) in 2016.  Selica joined Optimal PT back in 2017 and has expanded her field in orthopedic injuries, pediatrics, manual techniques, and neurological conditions. She also has experience with cardiac rehab, providi...
Sharon Oster

Sharon Oster
Physical Therapist

Sharon Oster was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota where she developed her love for animals and the great outdoors. She graduated from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Sharon has worked in several states and moved to the Pahrump valley when there were no fast food restaurants and only one stop light. Throughout her career she has worked with a wide variety of patients from premature newborns to 104 years old.
Spencer Earnest

Spencer Earnest
Doctor of Physical Therapy

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 pa...
Stephen DeFriez

Stephen DeFriez
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Stephen DeFriez was born in Price, Utah and grew up in Castle Dale, Utah.  After high school, he served a 2-year mission in Italy for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Stephen obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah.  He then received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy also from the University of Utah in 2009. While at the University of Utah, Stephen met and married his wife Kim. Together, they have 3 beautiful children. Dr. DeFriez...
Steve Jolley

Steve Jolley
CEO

Steve Jolley was born and raised in Shelley, Idaho. After high school, he gave two years of his life to helping the people of Honduras. While in Honduras, Steve learned to speak Spanish fluently. Afterward, he attended Brigham Young University, Idaho, and received a Bachelor's Degree. It is here where he met his wonderful and beautiful wife. Together, they have five amazing children. He loves all sports on and in the water.  He says his heaven on earth is Lake Powell.   Steve received his Do...
Tarra Maruyama

Tarra Maruyama
Vice President of Operations

Tarra joined Optimal Physical Therapy in 2016 and has enjoyed the opportunity to help grow the business in various aspects. Her background in management, compliance, finance and quality assurance has been key to the success of her role. Tarra is passionate about “always doing”, being active, and working hard in whatever she is involved in. Tarra is excited for the growth opportunities and the blessing to work with amazing people everyday.  Tarra was born and raised in Blanding, Utah, a sma...
Trever Heppe

Trever Heppe
Doctor of Physical Therapy

Trever was born in northern California but was raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. After graduating from Coronado High School, Trever completed his B.S. degree in Biology from UNLV. Trever became interested in physical therapy through his background in sports and while working for several clinics as a physical therapy technician throughout the pursuit of his undergraduate degree. He graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada. Trever wishes to specialize in treating youn...

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