About Us

Edwin Suarez, PT

Our Owner and Founder, Edwin Suarez (“el jefe”), has one goal; to help people improve their quality of life through personalized physical therapy. His vision inspired Suarez Physical Therapy. The first clinic opened in 2008 and he has since expanded, opening four locations across the Las Vegas Valley. What sets our clinics apart from the rest is that we pride ourselves in offering a “care.experience” to every patient. This means that we will treat you like family. We strive to make you feel as comfortable as possible while you meet your goals and, we make sure you receive incomparable attention and care through your recovery. With our low clinician to patient ratio and personalized physical therapy treatments, Edwin feels that it’s the best opportunity for you to meet your goals.

His commitment to serving our community and his employees does not go unrecognized. In 2020 Edwin received the Nevada Small Business Award for Minority Owned Small Business of the Year. Jovita Carranza, Administrator for the US Small Business Administration wrote “Small businesses like yours are what drive our nation’s economy.” Edwin was also selected as the 2020 School of Integrated Health Sciences Alumnus of the Year by the UNLV Alumni Association. This award recognizes his contribution to society through his professional and personal achievements. Most recently, Edwin was nominated as one of 2021 Greatest Medical Minds and Healthcare Professionals by Real Vegas Magazine.

Edwin was born in New York City, the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Peruvian mother, but after living in Las Vegas for 40+ years he considers himself a native. Edwin graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science emphasis. He obtained his graduate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Nonetheless, he continues to broaden his expertise and recently earned his Level 2 Functional Dry Needling certification. Since graduating in 2002, he has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings with pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients.

Edwin’s childhood apartment was located on the corner of 28th St. and Bonanza making it a passion of his to open a fourth SPT location in Northeast Las Vegas. Edwin wants to ensure that underserved patients across the valley have access to the “care.experience” they need. Can’t wait to see where he takes us next.

Elizabeth “Liz” Quirk, PT, DPT

Elizabeth (Liz) is the Clinical Director at our S. Cimarron location. She is a Las Vegas native who graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Allied Health Section. While in her undergrad, Liz was a member of UNLV’s NCAA Division I Women’s soccer team and volunteered at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Liz then went on to obtain her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UNLV as well. Liz is a proud member of the American Physical Therapy Association. Liz is certified in Functional Dry Needling® Level 1 and is passionate about treating and rehabilitating patients with orthopedic, congenital, and neurological conditions.

Shivangi Bavishi, PT, MHS

Shivangi was born and raised in Mumbai, India and moved to the U.S. in 2015. She earned her Bachelor of Physical Therapy in Mumbai in 2015 and her Master’s in Health Sciences from the University of Indianapolis in 2017. Previously, she worked as a Physical Therapist at a skilled nursing facility in Beaumont, TX, and relocated to Las Vegas in April 2020. In her free time, Shivangi enjoys cooking, reading, and learning Spanish.

James Minello, PTA

James was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. After experiencing a knee injury, while playing high school football, James was introduced to the physical therapy field and was inspired. He saw firsthand the benefits of physical therapy and fell in love with the profession. In 2010, James graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas obtaining his bachelor’s degree in the Science of Kinesiology. James has been on our SPT team since 2012. During his time with the company, James attend classes and became a licensed PTA, graduating from Pima Medical Institute in 2016. James is an avid sports fan and enjoys staying active and participating in outdoor activities.

Rei Serafin, PTA
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Originally from the Philippines, Rei moved to Las Vegas in 2005. In 2016 she started her physical therapy career and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Science from Pima Medical Institute becoming a licensed PTA in 2018. Rei is confident with pediatrics patient population and is experienced with working with geriatrics patients in the home health setting. Her free time is spent playing PC games, going to the gym, cooking and traveling. Rei is a proud single mother of a 13-year-old daughter.

Michelle Mariscal, PTA

Michelle moved to Las Vegas in 1995 from E. Los Angeles, CA and is a proud graduate of Chaparral High School, class of 2004. In 2009, Michelle completed the Medical Administrative Assistant program from Pima Medical Institute. She then worked as a front office specialist at Concentra Medical Center but was quickly promoted to physical therapist technician. Here, her interest grew in physical therapy and assisting in the rehabilitation of those who experienced severe injuries. She decided to peruse her passion and in 2018, she earned her Associate’s Degree in Occupational Science from Pima Medical Institute. In her free time, Michelle loves to stay active with her 6-year-old daughter, Hazel and enjoys spending quality time with her family. ¡y ella habla Español! 

Jacob Oraha, PTA

Jacob recently moved to Las Vegas from San Diego, CA. In 2017, Jacob graduated from Concorde Career College, obtaining his Associate’s Degree in Applied Science.  He decided to pursue a career in physical therapy from his time served as a youth football and basketball coach. These young athletes inspired him to choose physical therapy because he wanted to be able to help them recover from injuries. In his free time, Jacob enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids!

Katrina Espanol, DPT

Katrina is a Las Vegas native and the first physical therapist in a family full of healthcare professionals. She graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Katrina then went on to earn her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Touro University Nevada in 2020. In her free time, she enjoys the Las Vegas heat by biking and hiking. She started working with Suarez Physical Therapy in March 2021.

Russell Simmons, PTA

Russell is originally from New York, he came to Las Vegas in 2012 and attended UNLV to be with family and receive his Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology. Before becoming a PTA, he was a personal trainer here in Las Vegas for 6 years After working with people who have finished their physical therapy, Russell realized he wanted to be a part of that process and began studying for physical therapist assistant. In 2020, Russell graduated from Pima Medical Institute and received his license for Physical Therapist Assistant. On his time off, Russell's hobbies include being active and going to the gym, photography, and videography.

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Testimonials

Here's what patients have to say about us:

“200/10 stars for me ! Staff was great, helped correct me on my form on all the exercises I thought I was doing correctly. They thought me some dope stretches that I’ll probably continue to use for the remainder of my days on this planet. Jacob was cool too , very sociable and loved chatting it up about different games we play. Front desk staff was very kind too . Definitely will be coming back for them massages too!”

Cadell Levert (Treated for Back and Neck Pain)

“Highly recommend Suarez P/T to anyone who is suffering from injuries or a car accident. I’ve been receiving quality treatments from attentive professionals in clean, positive, and fun environment. Thank you, all staff members, for amazing work that they do. Don’t hesitate to call them get information.”

"Tem” Tumenjargal (Treated for Right Ankle Pain)

“Hi, I'm Faustina and I love being a patient of Suarez since its specialists and technician and all its workers treat us like family, they make us feel very good with their treatment and their techniques to help us with our pains are the best, I would recommend to all people who need physiotherapy who attend Suarez Physical Therapy I admire them for their great work with all their patients and I include myself thanks to all your team, congratulations.”

Faustina Pardo (Treated for Lesion of ulnar nerve)

“Amazing place and people. I was in a really bad vehicle accident in February couldnt even walk without assistance. All of the therapist I worked with in home and at the facility went above and beyond to help me regain my independence. I cannot recommend them highly enough!" They are so amazing. I love this place so much I started bringing my son who has CP. Best physical therapist in town.”

Estrella Rodriguez (Treated for Gait and her son for CP)

“If I can rate this place 10 stars I will!! The best place in America! Very Professional working the same with any patient! Very familiar place and very Helpful! Everybody is very polite and caring from the front of the office to the floor with the Clinicians!”

Ankica Solaja (Treated for BPPV - Benign Vertigo)

“I have been to two of the three locations and the great thing is there seamless care and professionalism. The cleanliness is great especially knowing COVID exist. I feel confident in the staff and my recovery is going awesome. The owner is personable with his clients. U feel welcome!! I suggest Suarez PT for anyone looking to maximize their healing!”

Miko Allen (Treated for Post-Surgical Lumbar)

This is a wonderful physical therapy office. I just finished my treatment here and could not be happier with the results. They did a great job with my evaluation and creating a treatment plan. The front office staff is always so friendly and helpful, in person and on the phone. Both PTs and al PTAs I met and worked with were great. If I needed PT again, I’d definitely request this office again through my insurance.

Melanie Bird (Treated for Low Back Pain)

“I had a work-related injury. When I started at Suarez PT, I had a lot of work to do. They took care of everything. I feel really great about the progress that has been made. As I prepare to return to work, I have no worries about the injury I had giving me any problemsJerry Hancock (Treated for Right Thigh pain). Thank you to all the staff at Suarez PT, you all were great!”

Jerry Hancock (Treated for Right Thigh pain)

“Current employee there and I have to say it's been an amazing experience working with all my coworkers. All of the physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, and Techs are very knowledgeable and amazing at what they do. Especially with our pediatric patients. They have made me feel at home whenever I am here. Never a dull moment. Love all of our patients and the amazing atmosphere when they are in the office. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS PHYSICAL THERAPIST OFFICE! I know for a fact that if there is any time I need a PT office I already my place to go.”

Misty Martinez (Current Employee)

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At Suarez Physical Therapy, our goal is to alleviate your pain and help you lead a quality lifestyle. Our experienced clinicians have the right skills and experience to treat children, adolescents, and adults. We provide various care.experience treatment options for patients with traumatic, congenital, neurological, and musculoskeletal disorders.

We evaluate and treat every patient with care and compassion. We have a low clinician-to-patient ratio, and every patient receives a personalized treatment plan. Our convenient locations in Las Vegas enable us to serve our patients better. For the best care.experience, please contact us at 702-368-6778. or fill the contact form, and one of our caring staff will contact you.