Joel Peck PT, DPT, CIDN
|Internship:||Multiplex Center — Chicago Bulls Training Center — Deerfield, IL|
St. Mary’s Outpatient Clinic — near Olympic Training Center — Milwaukee, WI
|Post Graduate Education:||Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, Illinois — Doctorate of Physical Therapy|
|Undergraduate Degree:||University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI — Pre-Physical Therapy Studies|
University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois — Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
|Associations & Memberships:||American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic section, Member|
Nevada Physical Therapy Association, Member
Certified in Dry Needling (CIDN)
It’s a lucky thing Joel Peck tore his meniscus his senior year of high school. Because up until that point, the tri-sport athlete was heading toward a career in marketing. Instead, his basketball season ended early, he had surgery and started physical therapy (PT). That’s where the magic happened.
Peck enjoyed his PT experience so much, he decided to change majors. It wasn’t just the return to sport that interested him, he appreciated the atmosphere of the clinic where athletes and others regained their health. With the guidance of his therapist, he pursued Pre-Physical Studies at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse then completed his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School in Chicago, Illinois.
After completing a Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, Illinois, Dr. Peck interned at the Caremark Clinic located inside the Deerfield Illinois Multiplex Center where the Chicago Bulls trained. After working with professional basketball players, Dr. Peck interned at St. Mary’s Outpatient Clinic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he was able to work with Olympic speed skaters, including Dan Jansen and Bonny Blair.
While athletes and sports injury are an area of expertise, Dr. Peck considers himself an orthopaedic generalist and enjoys treating all types of injury in all types of people. He has a strong manual therapy background and is certified in dry needling. Dr. Peck works to ensure his patients understand their injury and the why and how of their rehabilitation process. In addition to that early meniscus tear, he has endured several other injuries and rehabilitations himself — fractured clavicle, wrist and nose — which lends a natural sense of empathy to his work.
Sports have always been a part of Dr. Peck’s life. In high school, it was basketball, football and tennis. In college, he played lacrosse. He and his wife moved to Reno/Tahoe in 1994, specifically so they could take advantage of the year-round recreation. With their three children — now in college and high school — they wakeboard all summer, snowboard all winter, and hike and bike in between. Dr. Peck is also an avid musician who loves to play guitar and sing. There’s a rumor he even had a punk rock band with some fellow med students back in the 90s in Chicago.