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The x-ray tech Kathy was a pleasure. I was crying from the pain and she even took the time out to hug me.
Prompt professional knowledgeable service encountered from all staff members very patient oriented practice. Very pleased with my visit.
Mary B.
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
the staff at Great Basin is excellent from the phone, front desk, nurses and x-ray tech. very pleasant to deal with.
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'm very happy with the doctor and staff and love the nice and big waiting room.
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.
This place is amazing! I am telling everyone I know!
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 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.
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
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.
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
I'm very pleased with everything they have done for me.
Betty T.
Great service. Nice staff. Would recommend to anyone needing knee replacement.
Jil L.
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
I was amazed that when making the appointment that they were able to see me in two days.
It's been a few years since I went here with a broken arm and I can't thank them enough for the excellent care I got!!! I was able to avoid surgery and avoid my arm getting to stiff since he didn't put me in a full cast. The staff was super friendly throughout the whole building from the receptionist, the nurses, the x-ray techs and the dr. Literally everyone had a smile and that's rarer these days
Carissa Byram
Our daughter broke her arm twice and was seen by Dr. Lilyquist. He is patient, kind, and explained things well to us.
Ashley G
It was a great visit. I felt heard and cared for, and left feeling very satisfied. I immediately texted a friend to recommend GBO.
Gracias por toda la ayuda durante la visita.
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.
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.
A very efficient run medical facility. Very professional staff who greeted you with a smile and introduced themselves in all interactions with the organization. A model for other medical groups to take notice.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need physical therapy?

A physical therapy (PT) prescription from your orthopaedist will help you regain movement, restore function and alleviate pain. It is an integral part of orthopaedic rehabilitation. Your physical therapist will perform a comprehensive analysis of movement and dysfunction, identifying structural or soft tissue impairments and muscular imbalances or inefficiencies contributing to your presenting problem. PT can be prescribed before surgery, after surgery, or sometimes, in lieu of surgery. Check out our blog on why physical therapy matters.

What insurance types are accepted for Great Basin Orthopaedics PT?

Great Basin Orthopaedics Physical Therapy takes most insurance plans. While we strive to keep this list updated, you may want to confirm with your insurance company that we are a covered provider.

  • Aetna PPO, HMO, HNO, EPO
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Medicaid (Ages 0-17)
  • BPA
  • CDS Group Health
  • Cigna
  • Coventry/FirstHealth
  • GEHA
  • Golden Rule
  • Health Plan of Nevada (HPN)
  • Health Plan of Nevada Medicaid (ages 0-17)
  • HealthNet
  • Hometown Health (HHP)
  • Humana
  • Indian Health Services
  • Medicaid FFS (ages 0-17)
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Railroad
  • Meritan
  • Multiplan
  • Naphcare
  • Nevada Preferred Providers (Universal Health Network)
  • Occumed
  • PHCN
  • Prominence
  • Senior Care Plus (HHP Medicare HMO)
  • Senior Dimensions (HPN Medicare HMO)
  • Sierra Health and Life (HPN PPO Product)
  • Silver Summit Medicaid (All Ages)
  • Tricare/Triwest
  • Trustfund-Pipefitters, plumbers, Electrical, Engineers, Laborers
  • United Healthcare
  • US Dept of Labors

What physical therapy treatments are offered?

Your physical therapist will determine which treatments best meet your needs, but common therapies include: ultrasound, electrical stimulation, manual therapy (see below), cryotherapy (ice), heat therapy, mechanical traction, laser therapy, massage and dry needling. Your therapist may also prescribe specific exercise for you to do at home to support your healing process.

What is dry needling?

Dry needling is the use of acupuncture style needles to calm neurogenic inflammation and eliminate trigger points. This pain-free treatment option has been around for decades and has proven clinical success. The primary goal of dry needling is to desensitize supersensitive structures, to restore motion and function and to possibly induce a healing response to the tissue.

What is manual therapy?

Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue that are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, and passive range of motion.

These techniques may be used to decrease edema, pain, spasm, or swelling; enhance health, wellness, and fitness; enhance or maintain physical performance; increase the ability to move; or prevent or remediate impairment in body functions and structures, activity limitations, or participation restrictions to improve physical function.

Will physical therapy hurt?

Our goal is to increase your function and alleviate your pain. While your pain levels will fluctuate as you heal, the therapy is designed to move you toward less pain. There may be some temporary discomfort with your PT procedures, but you should not experience pain. Communicating with your therapist about what you are feeling during treatment will help minimize discomfort.

Does Great Basin Orthopaedics have a physical therapy clinic?

Yes, Great Basin Orthopaedics has an on-site physical therapy clinic located in the same building as our medical offices.

What will a physical therapy specialist do to help me heal?

Physical therapy can be prescribed before surgery, after surgery, and/or sometimes, instead of surgery. In all cases, a physical therapist’s goal is to help you regain movement, restore function and alleviate pain. Your physical therapist will work with you regularly to restore normal function and help you get back to optimal quality of life.

What is the difference between physical therapy and occupational therapy?

Physical therapy, also known as PT, focuses on helping improve your movement, mobility, and function. Physical therapists specialize in therapy programs for musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, sports injuries, and postoperative rehabilitation using a variety of exercises, stretches, or other physical activities.

Occupational therapy, also known as OT, focuses on helping you perform daily tasks more easily. This type of therapy focuses on improving your fine and gross motor skills so you can carry out specific day-to-day activities. They specialize in the treatment of the upper extremity (hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder) and work injuries. The services provided by occupational therapists include patient education, joint range of motion, adaptive techniques and splinting.