Physical Therapy

If you are seeking us out online, you likely have some pain, injury, or movement limitation.  Maybe you want to perform your sport or activity at the highest level possible, or you are looking to prevent future injuries.

At Salina Ortho Physical Therapy, our goal is simple: To get you back to a pain-free life as quickly as possible and give you all of the tools to avoid future dysfunction.  We want you to fully understand the underlying cause of your problem so you can also understand how to get better.

Conditions Treated:


  • Post-operative Rehab
  • Overuse Injuries (tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, etc)
  • Sports Injuries
  • Back and Neck pain
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Muscle Strains
  • Ligament Sprains
  • Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness/Tingling
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Tendinitis
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Post-Fracture Care
  • Chronic Pain Syndromes

Treatment Approach:

Sometimes injuries require professionally trained, hands-on care to move you in the right direction.  At Salina Ortho Physical Therapy, we are trained in many of the latest assessment, treatment, and manual therapy techniques, including:

  • Formal Graston Technique (IASTM) training
  • Kinesiotape trained
  • Trigger point release and neuromuscular technique
  • Muscle energy techniques
  • Soft tissue massage and fascial release
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA)
  • Joint mobilization

What to expect:

For every appointment at Salina Ortho PT,  you will be seen one-on-one by a licensed physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. On your first visit, your physical therapist will evaluate your condition and identify the source of your pain and dysfunction. Your physical therapy initial evaluation will include a thorough examination of muscle, nerve, tendon, ligament, bone, and body tissues/organs as they pertain to your physical complaints or limitations.

After your evaluation, your therapist will develop a treatment program based on the results and your goals. Physical therapy treatment may include the use of manual therapy techniques, exercise, neuromuscular re-education, habit changes and any other appropriate corrections. Therapeutic modalities may be used to decrease swelling, decrease pain and/or soothe injured muscles. Each patient will be started on a home exercise program that may include: education on proper body mechanics, posture to prevent re-injury, exercise instruction, cold/heat therapies and general self-care. Your therapist will plan, implement, and monitor your progress throughout the treatment program, with YOUR goals in mind.


Nate Lee, DPT |  Board Certified Physical Therapist

Nate graduated from the College of St. Catherine in Minneapolis, MN in 2007.  His experience includes treatment of orthopedic conditions, post-operative care, sports injuries, occupational ailments and sports performance.  He is skilled in manual therapy care and has received specialized training in myofascial/trigger point release and Graston Technique for Integrated Augmented Soft Tissue Mobilization.  He is trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment with the idea that healthy living is a product of total body function.  Special areas of interest includes care of overhead athletes, golfing injuries (certified through Titleist Performance Institute), jumping sports and endurance athletes.


Steven Sjogren, MPT | Board Certified Physical Therapist

Steve graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg, Ks in 1993 with his degree in Biology and received his Masters in Physical Therapy from Wichita State University in 1997.  His primary focus over the past 20 years  has been centered in the outpatient setting working with post-operative orthopedic patients ranging from ACL reconstruction, total joints, knee scopes,  and rotator cuff repairs.  Steve has received extensive training in manual therapy for the treatment of common related injuries that occur at home or on the field of play.  He is trained in the use of augmented soft tissue mobilization and myofascial  release.  He enjoys treating patients of all ages who want to reach their maximal potential.  Areas of special interest are the evaluation and treatment of shoulder dysfunction.  Steve is married and has two boys who he enjoys watching them play sports.  Steve enjoys working in the yard, gardening, golfing, and hunting.
Gregg Root, PT   Board Certified Physical Therapist

Gregg received his bachelors of physical therapy from Kansas University in Lawrence, KS, in 2976, and masters of medical science with a specialization in orthopaedics from Emory University, Atlanta, GA, in 1984. Gregg’s special interest is in the treatment and rehabilitation of total joint patients. He also enjoys treating all general orthopaedic diagnoses. Gregg also has experience in the treatment of TMJ, having spent clinical time at Emory University’s Facial Pain Clinic.
Stacia Brenneman, PT | Board Certified Physical Therapist
Mark Siko, PTA | Physical Therapist Assistant

Has 28 Years experience working with general orthopedic post-surgical conditions including, joint replacements, ACL injuries and rotator cuff surgeries. He is also certified in augmented soft tissue mobilization procedures (ASTM), pre-work screens and work hardening programs.


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