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About Us

Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is an orthopedic rehabilitation facility in Reno, Sparks, and Carson City, NV that was founded on the principles of Faith, Foundation, and Fellowship. We believe that quality orthopedic rehabilitation is the result of sound education, innovative application, and most importantly, genuine caring.

From our geriatric population to our athletes, Premier's clientele may expect individually designed physical therapy programs that are sensitive to their specific needs and abilities.

Rehabilitation takes place in a clean, friendly, and vivacious environment, where communication between patient, therapist, and physician assures continuity and safety. Our modern facilities contain state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a full compliment of the most effective therapeutic modalities. In addition, our facilities are easily accessible from the freeways as well as local surface streets and before/after work hours are available.

Education and experience enables Premier's therapists to be sensitive to each individual's specific needs and abilities and then adapt accordingly. Our physical therapy programs employ a balanced blend of manual therapy and functional/corrective therapeutic exercise, which will help our clients reach their specific goals by minimizing their pain and maximizing their potential.

Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance offers all types of physical therapy services with specialization in orthopedics, spinal pain/dysfunction, pain management, functional mobility training, and sports performance. We don't follow one philosophy of treatment as each has its own limitations so we combine techniques from the multiple disciplines to better help our patients... especially those who have not benefited from physical therapy treatment in the past.

Thank you for your consideration of Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance the next time you need physical therapy services.

Sincerely,

Tim Kuhn, DPT, CSCS

Our Staff

Chris Amundson, DPT, MS – Clinical Director

Chris AmundsonChris attended school at the Pacific University in Forest Grove where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He also attended school at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received his Masters of Science and Winona State University where he received his BS with a specialization in Athletic Training. Chris has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2007 and has 12 years of experience as a Physical Therapist and 10 years as an Athletic Trainer. He specializes in many different areas including, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics and Manual Therapy. He is certified as an Applied Functional Specialist, certified Mulligan Practitioner and was formerly certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Athletic Trainer. His favorite thing about working at PPT is the daily interaction with patients and the ability to help them achieve their goals. In his spare time, Chris enjoys spending time with his amazing family, skiing, boating and camping.

Tim Kuhn, PT, DPT, CSCS, CAFS

Tim is the Founder and Co-Owner of Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance.  Tim has been a licensed physical therapist for 15 years and specializes in Functional Restoration Programs, Pain Management, Sports Medicine, Soccer-Specific Strength and Conditioning, and Orthopedics. Tim holds a Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Masters Degree in Physical Therapy, and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Certified in Applied Functional Science.  Tim loves helping his patients reach their full potential and improving their quality of life. He has a heart for those in need and is committed to excellence to ensure he can help every patient he is blessed to treat. In his spare time, Tim loves spending time with his beautiful wife and three amazing kids.

Austin Aranda, DPT

Austin ArandaAustin attended school at Touro University Nevada where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He also attended school at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received his Bachelors degree. Austin has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2013 and has 3 years experience as a Physical Therapist. He is certified in Upper Extremity Dry Needling and in Applied Functional Science (CAFS) from Grays Institute. His favorite thing about working at PPT is watching patients progress and watching them get back to activities that were once impossible or limiting. In his spare time, Austin loves spending time with his wife and their 2 toddler boys. He also enjoys hiking, backpacking, snow shoeing and biking.

Megan Pieters, DPT

Megan PietersMegan attended school at the University of Southern California and has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2014. She has 9 years of experience including inpatient and outpatient Physical Therapy. Her favorite thing about working at Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is the family feel of the clinic and she also loves helping patients meet their goals. In her spare time, Megan loves spending time with her family and camping.

Jared Pugmire, DPT

Jared PugmireJared attended school at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2014. He has 3 years experience as a Physical Therapist and has also worked in outpatient, hospital, home health and several schools. Jared specializes in Vestibular Therapy. His favorite thing about working at PPT is interacting with patients and helping them improve their quality of life while having fun! In his spare time, Jared enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children, fly fishing, being outdoors, working on cars and playing his guitar.

Marc Magstadt, DPT, CSCS

Marc MagstadtMarc attended school at California State University, Sacramento where he received his Masters of Physical Therapy. He also attended school at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received his Bachelors degree in Health Ecology. Marc has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2016 and has 4 years experience as a Physical Therapist. Prior to joining PPT Marc spent 2 years working in Acute Rehab at Renown Rehabilitation and 2 years at a Skilled Nursing Facility. Marc is also a Certified Sports and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). His favorite thing about working as a Physical Therapist is the reward of seeing a person achieve their goals and being able to help them perform a daily task or activity they couldn't previously perform. In his spare time, Marc enjoys being with his family especially his son. Marc also enjoys family outings to baseball games, hiking, mountain biking, camping, snowboarding and playing fetch with his 2 labs.

Shane Collins, DPT

Shane CollinsShane attended school at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He also attended school at the University of Nevada, Reno where he received his Bachelors degree in Community Health Science. Shane has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2016. He enjoys helping people and connecting with patients. He also loves the movement and bio mechanics of the human body. In his spare time, Shane enjoys skiing, cycling, backpacking and traveling. He loves anything outdoors and loves the snow! Shane has competed in ski racing internationally and also ski raced for the University of Nevada, Reno ski team. A fun fact about Shane is that he married a Dutch woman because he loves her Dutch Apple Pie and his in-laws live in Holland.

Laura Arnold – Business Manager

Laura ArnoldLaura has been with Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance since 2008 and has worked in the Healthcare/Dental field since 2005. Laura handles all day to day operations of both clinics as well the business side of things. Her favorite thing about working at Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance is the office staff, she loves that it is one big family and that everyone supports one another through the day. She also loves seeing patients love physical therapy after they didn’t believe it would help them. In her spare time, Laura loves spending time with her husband and their two children. She also loves going on family vacations, days at the park, spa days and of course time with her close friends.

What We Offer

  • Aqua Therapy
  • Dry Needling
  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    • Acute Injury Rehabilitation
    • Chronic Injury Rehabilitation
    • Post Operative Rehabilitation
    • Pre Operative Rehabilitation
    • Pre Operative "Prehabilitation"
    • Spine Rehabilitation
    • Total Joint Rehabilitation
    • Work Injury Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy
    • Ankle / Foot Programs
    • Arthritis Management Programs
    • Balance Problems
    • Biomechanical Correction /
      Optimization Programs
    • Cervical Spine Programs
    • Elbow / Wrist / Hand Problems
    • Hip Programs
    • Knee Programs
    • Lumbar Spine Programs
    • Pain Management Programs
    • Postural Programs
    • Shoulder Programs
    • SI Joint Dysfunction Programs
    • Sport Specific Rehabilitation /
      Performance Programs
    • Thoracic Spine Programs
  • Power Plate
  • State-of-the-Art Modalities
    • Electrical Stimulation
    • Light Therapy
    • Mechanical Traction
    • Ultrasound
  • Taping / Strapping
    • Kinesiotaping
    • McConnell Taping
    • Traditional Taping
  • Vestibular Therapy
  • Women's Health