Peter Barbieri, PT
Michael Branzel, PT, DPT
Jade Elkind, PT, DPT
Laurel Shanley, PT, DPT
University of Oregon, University of Utah
A physical therapist since 1978, Peter has developed proficiencies in multiple manual therapy systems
Peter has over 30 years experience as a clinical instructor in university residency and athletic training programs and has taught numerous professional continuing education courses
Peter is married with three boys and enjoys travel and outdoor activities.
Received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2009 from Samuel Merritt University and his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Biology from UC Davis in 2005.
Prior to working in Reno, Michael worked with Division 1 athletes at Cal along with club cyclists and runners.
Michael has worked as a clinical instructor to numerous physical therapy students from various universities and is continuously attending post-graduate seminars to extend his knowledge of the body.
Michael is married with 2 children and enjoys cycling, snowboarding, and hiking
- Jade received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in May 2014. Originally a native of New York State, Jade obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Biology from Binghamton University.
Her experience includes working in inpatient rehab, acute care, aquatic therapy, and in rural settings. She continues to attend courses to enhance her knowledge and proficiency of the profession.
Jade's extra-curricular activities and interests consist of those not expected from a physical therapist, but include jiu jitsu, wrestling, boxing, and muay thai.
- Laurel received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Columbia University, 2017.
She is a Lake Tahoe native, completing her undergrad at UC Davis and then moving to New York to attend Columbia.
Laurel spent 10 years competing as a mogul skier on the US Freestyle Ski Team. She found her passion for physical therapy after a knee injury took her out of the 2006 Torino Olympics. She got back to competing and was inspired to help others do the same.
Laurel is happy to be back in the Reno/Tahoe area. She enjoys skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and playing soccer and softball.