Our Mission at Physical Therapy Partners is to bring your health and well being to an optimal level, and to increase your quality of life.
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Boyd Etter, PT, DPT, Dip., MDT, OCS

Reno Location


Evidence In Motion, Doctorate of Physical Therapy

University of Otago, New Zealand - Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine and Extremities
College of St. Scholastica, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy


Board Certified in Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy of the Spine through the McKenzie Institute International (Dip. MDT)
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy



MDT -- Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy

OCS -- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Nevada Physical Therapy Association (NPTA)
McKenzie Institute International
American Back Society
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy


Dr. Etter is the only diplomated physical therapist in Reno. He specializes in spine care and orthopedics with a focus on a mechanical diagnostic model of manual therapy. He is also the only internationally trained spine specialist in the United States. Dr. Etter is heavily involved with the APTA and NPTA.


He enjoys spending time with his wife Sheryl and their three beautiful children. His interests include: clinical effectiveness, politics, economics, photography, and outdoor activities from camping to skiing. 

College of St. Scholastica, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy

Managed CARE and JACHO accredited inpatient rehabilitation physical therapy program

Sheryl Etter is a full-time physical therapist with extensive experience treating all neurological trauma and disease processes from acute injury, sub-acute treatment, outpatient and home health rehabilitation. Sheryl also performs wound treatment and preventive care for at-risk patients due to diabetes, paralysis and acute trauma.


An active mother of three children, Sheryl is involved in many of her children's athletic and extracurricular activities. In her spare time, she likes to read, hike, ski, and take advantage of the many wonderful outdoor activities the Reno/Lake Tahoe areas have to offer.


Sheryl Etter, PT

Reno & Fernley Location


Idaho State University, Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Brigham Young University of Idaho, Bachelor of Arts in Science



Studied Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy of the Spine through the McKenzie International Institute (Cert. MDT)


Additional Language: Spanish


Dr. Johnson began his career in an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Pocatello, Idaho where he specialized in back and neck physical therapy. He was recently credentialed in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (McKenzie) and practices primarily in the Fernley clinic.


He is passionate about his profession and helping people. Dr. Johnson welcomes the opportunity to help everyone reduce their pain and restore function through the ever-improving and evidence-based field of physical therapy.  


In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife and their six young children. As a family they enjoy the outdoors—snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, camping, riding ATVs and participating in sports.

Steven is taking new patients at the Fernley location. If you would like to schedule an appointment with him, please call the office at 775-575-1818.


Steven Johnson, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT

Fernley Location


Julie Johnson, PT 

Fernley Location

Physical Therapy Partners would like to welcome Julie Johnson to the    Fernley clinic.



Her extensive background in Physical Therapy began at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine where she graduated with a Bachelor of Sciences degree in PT back in 1982. 


Julie has gained notable experience with acute care, post acute rehab, skilled nursing, homecare and outpatient PT. Julie served as Director of Clinical Services at Health South in Salisbury in Maryland and Nevada, and Director of Rehabilitation at Rosewood Rehab Center and Manor Care, both in Reno, NV. She has also performed satellite outpatient development for Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, MD, and retrospective therapy services reviews for IntraCorp. Most recently, Julie worked as a physical therapist for Kindred at Home homecare services in Carson City, NV.  


Aside from her impressive background in the field, Julie brings an upbeat hands-on dynamic to the clinic. She is taking new patients, if you wish schedule with her please call our Fernley office at 775-575-1818. 


University of California, San Francisco, BS Physical Therapy

University of California, Berkeley, MPH Public Health

University of California  Berkeley and San  Francisco State University, PhD


Member American Physical Therapy Association

Member of the California Physical Therapy Association

Member of the American Society of Hand Therapy

Member of the Movement Disorders Society

Member of the Society for Neuroscience



Professor and Chair Emeritus Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science,

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine

Professor, Emeritus SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy,

Professor, Emeritus  Joint UCSF/SFSU Bioengineering

Professor, Emeritus   PT Health and Wellness Center, Bakar Fitness Center, Rukker Community Center, Campus Life Services, Mission Bay

Nancy Byl, PT, PhD

Reno Location


Judy Moropoulos 

Office Manager

Reno Location


Judy Moropoulos

Office Manager/Receptionist, Reno

Judy has been with PTP since 2007. She has an in-depth background in Medical Administration with an emphasis on Orthopedics and Physical Therapy. 

She loves the outdoors and loves running 5k's. Judy has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren that she is very proud of.

She also has a rescue dog named Xena that loves to run with her.


Taylor O'Daye

Physical Therapy Aide      


Taylor has been with PTP since 2019.



Taylor has an AA degree in Physical Education from Lassen Community College and a BS degree in Community Health Science w/ an emphasis in Kinesiology and a Minor in Addiction Treatment Services. Her goal is to become a Physical Therapist


In her spare time she coaches girls basketball at Wooster and helps on her family's cattle ranch. She is also a Dog Mom to her fur baby Cooper.


The reason why Taylor loves PTP is because she enjoys being able to work with our therapists and patients everyday! She says that being able to witness and be part of the progress our patients make is so rewarding.




Taylor O'Daye

Physical Therapy Aide

Reno Location


Rebecca Warner

Front Desk Reception

Fernley Location

 Rebecca Warner

 Front Desk Receptionist, Fernley Location

Becca has been with PTP since 2018.  She is the go-to person for support in all matters for patients and staff.  She is currently working on an Associates Degree in General Education at Western Nevada College.  She is an active mother of two little girls and enjoys spending her spare time playing and doing educational activities with her children.  She also enjoys quiet time with her significant other, Max. Together, they appreciate the outdoors, working in the yard, practicing dirt biking and napping. 




Diane Arkell


Diane has almost 30 years of Bookkeeping experience.          She has been with PTP since 2007.

She is a native Nevadan and she loves quilting. She is also an animal lover and enjoys playing with her dogs.


Diane Arkell 


    We look forward         to seeing you