Staff

Dr. Kevin Lester

PT, DPT, OCS
Owner & Physical Therapist

Personal:

Kevin was fortunate to grow up in Reno and spend his time outside in the Sierras camping, hiking, skiing, wakeboarding, and golfing. He played baseball for Wooster High School, winning the state championship in 2002 which helps explain his passion for working with shoulders and overhead throwing athletes. He attended the University of Nevada and graduated with a degree in Biology and is very proud to be a member of the Wolf Pack. He continued his education in Southern California and received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, CA. After graduating he moved to San Diego to begin practicing and met his wife, Kiley. In 2014 he became a board certified Orthopaedic Specialist. In the summer of 2016 he and his wife moved back home to Reno to begin the adventure of opening their own practice. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, skiing, and playing with Jagger and Sierra, the Lesters’ two black labs. Kevin is a new father to sweet baby Freddy.

Professional:

While he enjoys treating patients with a wide variety of orthopaedic injuries and dysfunctions, the shoulder is his passion. He has extensive experience treating shoulder diagnoses including rotator cuff pathology, instability, shoulder arthroplasty, and post-mastectomy shoulder rehabilitation. His treatment approach focuses on a combination of manual therapy to improve joint and soft tissue mobility, and therapeutic exercise to restore correct movement patterns, functional strength, and stability. Kevin’s goal is to not only be successful with straightforward cases, but to excel with complex cases and patients who have not had improvement with other treatments. Kevin also enjoys treating golfers and has earned his TPI Level One Certification, allowing him to analyze swing patterns and correct dysfunctional movement.

Dr. Kiley Lester

PT, DPT
Owner & Physical Therapist

Personal:

Kiley was born and raised in Southern California. She has always been a fan of the outdoors and sports- surfing, lacrosse, basketball, golf, and even the equestrian team filled her early years. She moved south to San Diego to complete her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology/Exercise Science from Point Loma Nazarene University and upon graduation worked as a physical therapy tech for 2 years. She then attended the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences in San Diego and became a Doctor of Physical Therapy after a few very busy years! Kiley traded in her surfboard for a wakeboard and snowboard and moved to Reno and has been overjoyed to be near family and friends in such a wonderful city. She recently became a mother to a wonderful baby boy, Freddy. His smiles are her favorite and he keeps her busy indeed!

Professional:

Kiley practices Pelvic Physical Therapy (also known as Women’s Health Physical Therapy). She is passionate about serving the pre- and postpartum population as there are few resources that fully encompass safe exercise prescription, manual therapy, pain management and pelvic issues during these exciting times. She is determined to care for mothers at every stage of their pregnancy and beyond. Physical Therapy should absolutely be standard in caring for our amazing moms and preventing issues down the road! Her recent experience going through birth herself has changed her both personally and professionally and she is beyond excited to be caring for mamas! Kiley also treats pelvic conditions such as incontinence, painful sex, prolapse, constipation, generalized pelvic pain, and much more. In addition, Kiley enjoys treating pint sized patients after sports injuries or accidents as she completed a pediatrics rotation during her doctorate program. The developing body deserves special consideration and understanding!

Dr. Gianna James

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Personal:

Gianna is a proud native Nevadan, who was born and raised in Reno. She spent 10 years playing competitive soccer, including 9 years on traveling teams. If she wasn’t playing soccer, she was camping with family or spending time at the lake with friends. After taking an anatomy class in high school, Gianna became enamored with the medical field and the human body. She attended the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Science. While she was going to school, she also spent two of those years working as a PT Tech. She then moved across the country and continued her education in Fairfield, CT where she obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Sacred Heart University. Gianna was quick to move back to the city that stole her heart, where she began using her degrees to help the families of Reno while she started a family of her own. Gianna and her high school sweetheart recently celebrated 5 years of marriage, and welcomed their sweet baby girl, Brynlee, into the world!

Professional:

Gianna has a passion for anything/everything orthopaedic, both simple and complex. Gianna loves spending time with her patients as she gets to the root of their pain and/or movement dysfunction, to develop a treatment plan that is right for each individual. She is a big proponent of treating the cause of the pain over the symptoms. Her treatment approach focuses on both hands-on manual therapy and therapeutic exercise to restore correct movement patterns, functional strength, and stability. She is also Level I certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, a technique using tools to address myofascial dysfunction, which can be the cause of pain in many cases.