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Stephen Capel, PT

Stephen Capel, PT

TRAINING HIGHLIGHTS

Post Graduate Education:Fontys Hogeschool Eindhoven, Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
Undergraduate Degree:San Jose State University, San Jose, CA - Bachelor of Arts in Biological and Cognitive Psychology

BIO

Steve graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A. in biological and cognitive psychology and a minor in biology. His studies focused on the structure and function of the brain and how we learn and process information. He went on to pursue physical therapy training at Fontys Hogeschool Eindhoven in The Netherlands.

Steve has extensive training and experience in manual therapy and biomechanical analysis of human function, particularly as it relates to running and throwing. He has 20 years of experience working in outpatient orthopaedics and enjoys working with the entire spectrum of orthopaedic conditions. Steve’s goal is to have each patient be an “expert” in their own recovery, so that they are better able to manage their particular injury as they move through recovery and beyond.

Growing up, Steve was a multisport athlete playing baseball, basketball and football in high school. As an adult, he has dabbled in ultra-endurance events, completing four ironman triathlons and ten ultra-marathon events, ranging from 50 kilometers to 50 miles. His athletic background and education give him unique insight. Not only can he identify with the athlete’s mind, he understands the physical demands required of high-level athletes, as well as the more prevalent recreational athlete.

Steve and his wife, a physical therapist and elite level ultra-runner, relocated to her hometown of Reno in 2001 after several years in the Bay Area. He has spent the majority of his free time over the past six years coaching his two boys in their athletic pursuits of baseball, basketball, football and skiing. He enjoys the occasional round of golf when time allows.

I love how smoothly everything runs here. My doctor is amazing the nurse is great too. From checking in, to follow ups to my surgery (ACL) everything went so smoothly and even my post op care. I wish all my doctors outside ortho would go so smoothly! Great job guys!
Sharon B.
The x-ray tech Kathy was a pleasure. I was crying from the pain and she even took the time out to hug me.
This place is amazing! I am telling everyone I know!
Our daughter broke her arm twice and was seen by Dr. Lilyquist. He is patient, kind, and explained things well to us.
Ashley G
This place has truly been a godsend since my ACL surgery. Amy knows how and when to increase my activity levels. So lucky to have her helping with my recovery.
RedandJodi Muratori
Great service. Nice staff. Would recommend to anyone needing knee replacement.
Jil L.
It was a great visit. I felt heard and cared for, and left feeling very satisfied. I immediately texted a friend to recommend GBO.
Great care from all levels!!! Excellent care from the emergency room to rehab! Follow-up care will be excellent, also!!! Excellent care, excellent recovery, makes healing much faster, perfect recipe!!!
I have been a patient of both Dr. Fyda and Dr. Hayes. Both doctors were thorough and knowledgeable in all facets of my care. I felt very comfortable and confident knowing I was in well-trained hands.
Shannon S.
I was never a patient, but as an intern I enjoyed my time working here. The Doctors who run the practice are top notch. Work environment is structured organized and cheerful. I was offered a position but they couldn't get it approved but they gave me the help I needed to get my degree!
Austin Noriega
I'm very pleased with everything they have done for me.
Betty T.
The check-in process was efficient. All the staff members were professional and cordial.
Totally AWESOME STAFF!! You will be glad you used them—you owe it to yourself to check them out, rather than only the HUGE “other” Ortho guys. I tried them both and I am BLESSED that I ended up with GBO. They are passionate about improving your life and helping you fully recover! Six stars out of five, 11 stars out of ten!!
David Michael Bel
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.
It was super convenient having PT at the same place as my surgery because they worked together to help me focus on my goals, to know what I could and couldn’t do and what my limits were. They were available to answer my questions on the spot, which helped the entire process go faster.
Kiley Cryer
Prompt professional knowledgeable service encountered from all staff members very patient oriented practice. Very pleased with my visit.
Mary B.
Amazing office, professional, staff is happy, website is user friendly and the medical expertise is A++! Keep up the great hard work you all do in helping others.
Polly A.
Fixed my sons Right Clubfoot with very mininal treatment compared to other doctors recommendations. Minimal serial casting, No surgery, minimal bracing time. And over a year now with No treatment, and His foot looks perfect. Although I felt rushed along, and sometimes dismissed. I cant complain much, as I also felt the doctor did an excellent job, and wasnt there to screw around or put me through the ringer with extra treatments or procedures. Too many doctors out there seem to try and treat Clubfoot, and do more damage than good. Dont go anywhere else for clubfoot treatment.
Trisha R
I'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.
the staff at Great Basin is excellent from the phone, front desk, nurses and x-ray tech. very pleasant to deal with.
I hurt my foot playing softball last summer. My friend referred me to Great Basin Orthopaedics. The doctors were super nice, and the employees were super nice, too. I hope to be back on the softball field this summer.
Kelly M.
If you live in the Reno area, you just can't do better than Great Basin Orthopaedic. I'm someone with knee problems going way back decades, as well as other orthopedic issues, so I think I know what I'm talking about. Don't settle, get the best, go to Great Basin, or, as they call it GBO. I promise you will be glad you did.
Wanda H.
Very professional! Very friendly, helpful and respectful.
Dawn S
The referral to the Physical Therapy Specialists was great! I really appreciate the efficiency of this practice in terms of taking me back at my scheduled appointment time, efficiency through x-ray, and not having to wait for the doctor. These attributes really made the experience.
My son was seriously injured in a skateboarding accident. The hospital said nothing was broken and sent him home telling him to follow up with an orthopedic specialist. He did not have insurance but was in process of getting some as he just moved to Nevada and no long qualified on mine. I called all the orthopedic clinics I could find they all said they would not see him. Finally one said OK in Sept. Even though I told them he could not use his arm at all and was in incredible pain. Get some insurance and call back. I offered to self pay for him still no. I finally found Great Basin. They were the kindest most helpful people I had talked to anywhere. They got him in within 4 days. The cost was exactly what they said. They then counseled him on where and how to get some insurance. When I followed up with them the next day they explained how they had applied the payment I had sent and his situation regarding insurance. I understood he was going to need insurance for any major treatment. We just needed to have his arm examined and get a professional opinion and make sure letting it go, while we got insurance, was not going to cause more damage. Great Basin is the first medical facility I've had to deal with in the last two years that has actually treated us like living beings. I am so appreciative. Thank you for helping us.
Kacee Casto