Peter Barbieri, PT


Michael Branzel, PT, DPT


Jade Elkind, PT, DPT


Laurel Shanley, PT, DPT

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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.