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Our Staff

Jennifer Barrett, MPT, CSCS, BASI certified Pilates instructor

Director of physical therapy/ owner

Jennifer has been in the field of physical therapy for nearly 15 years.  She graduated at the top of her class with a Masters in Physical Therapy from Chapman University where she acted as class president, a peer mentor, and an anatomy tutor.  Jennifer is also a Certified Pilates Instructor and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.  She has worked at several renowned orthopedic and sports medicine clinics in both Northern Nevada and Orange County California. In 2009 she completed a year-long orthopedic manual therapy course.  She specializes in sports medicine and post surgical rehabilitation and emphasizes the bio mechanics behind an injury. Jenn’s philosophy is centered upon providing the highest level of personalized care for each patient who walks through the door.

Dereck Barrett


A West Coast transplant, Dereck is originally from upstate New York where he began college at Cortland State University.  While at Cortland he was a member of the Track & Field Team competing in the Pole Vault and 1/2 Mile.  After a respectable finish at the New York State Mountain Bike Championships, Dereck gave up track and transferred to the University of Nevada, Reno to compete for their mountain bike team.  He received his bachelors degree in Political Science and Speech Communications and remained in Reno for several years working as a business adviser until moving to Orange County to attend law school.  While in law school Dereck continued to work as a business adviser.  He ultimately left school to start his and Jennifer’s first clinic, South County Physical Therapy & Pilates.  He is a BASI Certified Pilates Instructor and currently oversees all operations of Galena Sport Physical Therapy.

Grant Glass, MPT, CIMT, OCS, CAFS, GPS, 3DMAPS, Cert-DN

Staff physical therapist

Grant has been a therapist in a number of different settings since graduating with his Masters in Physical Therapy from Western University over 14 years ago.  Grant has specialized in orthopedics throughout his entire career.  He has completed multiple certifications in different approaches to orthopedics.  He is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist through Great Lakes Seminars, and has a Certification in Applied Functional Science from the Gray Institute.  He is also a Nike Golf 360 Golf Performance Specialist.  Currently he is co-authoring a chapter in a physical therapy text book regarding the nutritional impact on the management of repetitive stress injuries. Grant’s approach as a therapist considers all neuromusculoskeletal aspects of dysfunction.

Nicole Lopes PT, DPT, CAFS

Staff physical therapist

Nicole graduated with her D.P.T. from Mount St. Mary's University in Los Angeles, CA. She has always had a primary interest in orthopedics and sports although spent time in inpatient rehabilitation as well. Through continuing education Nicole has obtained her Certification in Applied Functional Science, which drives the way she assesses movement and prescribes exercises. She believes a mix of manual therapy and specific, individualized exercises is the best way to assist patients back to their full function. Along with physical therapy, Nicole has a background in basketball, softball, and snowboarding. In her spare time she loves to spend time exploring the Lake Tahoe area, as well as the Bay Area where she grew up.

Peter Anderson, DPT
Staff physical therapist

Peter graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2014. Since that time, he began working in various outpatient orthopedic clinics throughout the country working as a travel therapist. Born and raised in Reno, Peter quickly found out that there is no place quite like the Biggest Little City and decided to move back to the area permanently. Besides being a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Peter is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He has a passion for reducing unnecessary injury which can occur through poor mechanics and inadequate programming. He also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, skiing/snowboarding, and playing the guitar in his spare time.

Justine Whitley PT, DPT, CSCS

Staff physical therapist

Justine hails from Austin, Texas, where she graduated from the University of Texas with a B.S. in kinesiology.  Craving mountains and cooler weather, she moved to Provo, Utah where she earned a Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions.   After graduating from PT school she worked as a travel physical therapist for a year and a half before deciding to settle down in Reno.  As a travel PT, she was exposed a variety of clinic environments across the country, providing a well-rounded foundation to her PT practice.  In addition to her DPT degree, she is a certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified yoga instructor.  With 10+ years of yoga teaching experience, she loves to bring elements of yoga into her PT practice to provide a more holistic approach to rehabilitation.  When she’s not at work she enjoys dancing, sailing and exploring the great outdoors.

James Cunningham PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT

Staff Physical Therapist

Jim graduated with his DPT from Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. He has spent his career specializing in orthopedic and sports physical therapy. Jim recently completed a year long orthopedic manual therapy fellowship through Duke University. During his time with Duke, Jim developed a special interest in the treatment of spine pain. He is also a board certified orthopedic specialist. This training allows Jim to maximize results by using a hands-on approach combined with corrective exercise. Jim recently relocated to Reno, NV with his family. Outside of PT, he is an avid triathlete, and is excited to explore all of the outdoor activities that the area has to offer.

Melissa Holman PT, DPT


Melissa graduated with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, TX in 2017. Being a Northern Nevada native, she knew that Reno was only place she would love to start the PT career. Melissa has obtained her Certifications in Trigger Point Dry Needling and Instrumental Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization, which allow her to provide  myofascial pain relief and proper muscle function. She has a passion in providing her patients with a combination of manual therapy along with specific exercise to allow for a full, functional recovery. When she is not being a PT she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, playing with her dogs, traveling, hiking, camping, playing soccer, craft projects, and having dance parties.

Jeanine Seewald,

Staff physical therapist assistant

Jeanine is our physical therapist assistant. Before enlisting in her PTA program, she acquired her yoga instructors RYT certification and taught for two years.  She then started her physical therapy assistant program and graduated from San Juan College of New Mexico.  She likes to implement aspects of yoga and pilates into her therapy. Jeanine loves spending time with her Australian shepherd pup Roxie, skiing, kayaking, and hiking throughout Reno and Tahoe.

Cathy Elizondo, PTA


Carol Mass, ATC, MS

Staff athletic trainer

Carol Mass, who hails from Indianapolis, received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Indiana State University in 2009, the same year she was also certified as an ATC. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Athletic Training from Western Michigan University, during which time she was the athletic trainer at Allegan High School for two years and conducted research in low level laser therapy. She is now an athletic trainer with Galena Sport Physical Therapy. She specializes in the diagnosis, management, treatment and rehabilitation of sport injuries. She is certified in Rock Tape Functional Movement Taping 1, FMT II, and Performance Movement Techniques (PMT). She is certified on Level One Graston Techniques and is a certified instructor for CPR and first aid through the Red Cross. At Galena Sport PT, she is also technician manager and public relations manager.


Kasey Dunn

Patient care representative
BASI certified Pilates instructor

Kasey has been working with Jenn and Dereck for over 12 years.  After working as the Physical Therapy Tech Manager at their Southern California clinic, Kasey moved to Reno to open Galena Sport Physical Therapy.   After attending BIOLA University in Southern California, Kasey attended UNR to graduate with a bachelors degree in Community Health Sciences.  He is currently the Patient Care Representative at Galena Sport, where his job is to contact patients during and after their care and make sure their experiences are the best and most productive they could possibly be.  Kasey plays soccer here in Reno and enjoys hiking with his dog, mountain biking, traveling and, cooking.

Odin McDunnderpants

Therapy dog

Odin is undoubtedly the most popular member of the staff. He is a youthful 9 year old Australian Shepard.  In fact the vet thought he was 2, he’s in such good shape.  Kasey has had him since a puppy and has done an impeccable job of training him as a therapy dog.  Outside of sleeping his primary duties include: greeting patients, babysitting children while parents receive treatment, and putting a smile on everyone’s face.  He also performs walker work with our elderly patients.  He will walk alongside the patient offering encouragement as we get them up and moving around.  Although it is rare, if a patient is allergic or frightened of dogs Odin takes his break in a separate room while they are present.  He understands and takes no offense.

About us

Our goal at Galena Sport Physical Therapy is to help patients get better faster and experience enduring results. We accomplish this through one-on-one treatment. We treat the whole person rather than just the injury because finding the source of pain is essential to relieving it.

Contact us

(775) 384-1400
16560 Wedge Pkwy, #200-A, Reno, NV 89511
(775) 322-4555
1699 S. Virginia Street #101, Reno, NV 89502
(775) 432-2870
4773 Caughlin Parkway #1, Reno, NV, 89519