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Dr. Sachtler

Dr. Kirk Sachtler

Dr. Sachtler is one of the highest credentialed physical therapists in Nevada and has been at the cutting edge of physical therapy and natural therapies ever since graduating from Boston University in 1988. During that time, he has completed manual therapy programs at the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy and the URSA Foundation of Osteopathic Manual Practice. He is one of the few Board Certified Sports Therapists in the Reno / Tahoe region, a Board certified orthopedic specialist (twice), a certified manual therapist, and a certified strength and conditioning specialist. In 2005, he completed his doctorate in physical therapy from A.T. Still University, the first osteopathic university in the country. He is also a certified practitioner of dry needling, an evidence-based form of acupuncture.

Dr. Sachtler studies and uses numerous hands-on therapies in his practice, including evidence-based joint manipulation (including spinal), myofascial release and stretching techniques, advanced exercise and movement training, dry needling, orthotic fabrication, and cold laser. He is the only primal reflex release practitioner in Reno and one of the few certified dry needling practitioners in the Reno/Tahoe region. He has also pioneered a unique whole-body approach to patient care, which has helped countless patients with chronic pain and other seemingly insurmountable problems return to happy and productive lives.

An experienced athlete, he won several varsity letters in NCAA tennis and competed at the semipro level, he raced on his college ski team, and he has run the Boston Marathon. A longtime adventurer, he has ridden the Markleeville Deathride numerous times, run around Lake Tahoe, climbed many big mountains such as Whitney and Shasta, learned how to fly gliders and small planes, and earned a 2nd degree Black Belt in jujitsu. He has also been a volunteer ski patrol at Alpine Meadows for 30 years. No stranger to mishaps, Dr. Sachtler also has had to deal with numerous injuries and surgeries, which have given him an empathetic insight into the pain and disability that patients often experience.

Dr. Sachtler's experience spans nearly every field of physical therapy. He has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and its Orthopedic Section for over 30 years, and the Academy of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy since its inception in 1992.

Dr. Loren Ennis, PT, DPT, Cert DN

Dr.  Ennis believes in a hands-on approach to physical therapy and continues to expand his manual skills knowledge base. He is passionate about giving her patients the tools to maintain all gains made during his care and always provides them with a detailed home treatment program. Dr. Ennis enjoys working with clients of all varieties, from all age groups to different body regions and pathologies. Loren is an avid rock climber, back country snowboard enthusiast, and mountain biker. Dr. Ennis utilizes a well-rounded approach for his clients, including:

  • McKenzie Treatment Philosophy for the Spine
  • Maitland Manual Skills for Peripheral and Spinal Joints
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Strain-Counterstrain and Trigger Point Release
  • Kinesio Taping
  • McConnell and Athletic Taping Techniques
  • Dry Needling

Since graduating with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dr. Manning has been in practice for eight years. She is currently board eligible for a specialty in orthopedics and is also a certified clinical instructor, taking on physical therapy students during their clinical affiliations.

Dr. Manning has called Reno her home for the past five years and continues to love all of the outdoor activities the Sierras have to offer. In her off time, she enjoys wakeboarding, skiing and boating in the summer, camping and hiking in the fall, and snowboarding in the winter. Her husband is a local native and career Nevada Air National Guard pilot, and they just welcomed their first child, Lanie, earlier this year.

Bev Hastings, PT, MPT

Bev has been practicing since 1988 and has wide variety of experience and skill that she utilizes with her clients. She has been a swim coach and ski patrol for many years and has a passion for helping her patients return to the lifestyle they're accustomed to, and at a far better level than even they expected.