Postal Clinic - Pahrump, NV
Welcome to the Postal Clinic
The Optimal Therapy Postal location is the location that started it all! Opened in 2008, the Postal location has been serving patients in Pahrump for over a decade with all of their physical therapy needs. Located in the heart of Pahrump on Postal Rd off of Highway 160, the Postal location has long made physical therapy possible for patients who can’t make the hour drive to Las Vegas for every treatment.
Optimal Therapy Postal offers premier physical therapy services including wound care, home-health services, geriatric physical therapy and much more! With state-of-the-art machines and experienced therapists to guide you, you can be assured you will get the best possible care. Lead by clinic director Justin Larson, the Postal location has a large staff of therapists with different specialities to make sure that your particular need can be attended to by best possible person for the job.
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Our Postal Clinic Therapists
Anthony Datu Physical Therapy Assistant PTA
Anthony Datu is originally from San Jose, California, but moved to Las Vegas in 2008. Anthony served in the Air Force for a total of 8 years and received many awards and accolades while serving our country, his proudest achievement was receiving the Pacific Airman of The Year award in 2011. Anthony graduated from Carrington College in 2018 and has been working as a Physical Therapist Assistant for Optimal Therapy since then.
Anthony shadowed many occupations while working as a volunteer at a hospital and ended up enjoying the time spent with the physical therapy department. The opportunity to be a part of something special, such as helping you or your loved one walk for the first time, captivated him. Anthony is very familiar with working in an acute care setting. He is fond of performing wound care services and myofascial release techniques.
Anthony moved to Pahrump in December 2019 and currently likes to watch Mixed Martial Arts and practice muay thai on the weekends.“Integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do”, are the Air Force’s core values. Anthony proudly applies these fundamental values in the physical therapy setting, in helping others feel better, and in everything that he does
Austin Torgersen Doctor of Physical Therapy PT, DPT
Austin was born in Cedar City, Utah and has since lived in 6 additional states across the country. In 2009, Austin served a 2-year religious mission in Mexico where he learned to speak Spanish.
Austin graduated from Utah State University with his Bachelor's Degree in Human Movement Science and later went on to get his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Austin has experience working with a broad range of orthopedic conditions, geriatrics, and interned in a Level 1 trauma center. To Austin, it is important to continually expand his knowledge of rehabilitation to help those he works with move and feel better.
Austin has been happily married for 6 years to his wife Elizabeth. They have two children, Noah and Chloe, and are expecting their third child later this year. When Austin is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. Often Austin can be found in the mountains hiking, biking, climbing, and enjoying the great outdoors.
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!
Justin Larson Doctor of Physical Therapy Clinic Director
Dr. Justin Larson PT, DPT has been with the company for over two years. Justin specializes in hands-on manual therapy, Dry Needling, IASTM, Blood Flow Restriction Training, sports rehabilitation, and general outpatient orthopedic care.
Prior to joining the company, he had the privilege of learning the latest in hands-on manual therapy techniques from Southwest Baptist University (SBU) fellows and faculty. During the curriculum internships, he found his true passion: orthopedic and sports physical therapy. While obtaining his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, he had the opportunity to be published and have his research findings presented at Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, LA.
Prior to physical therapy school, Justin obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science from the University of Utah. He met his wife, Lacie, while at the U of U. They have been married for 9 years. Their favorite thing to do is travel and attend sporting events. Both are very passionate fans of the Utah Utes.
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 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.
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 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.
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.