Meet Our Team

We are dedicated to providing the Essential Support our patients require through personalized physical therapy.

Edwin Suarez, MSPT

Edwin Suarez was born in New York City, the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Peruvian mother. The family moved to Las Vegas in 1977. Edwin graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with an Exercise Science emphasis.

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He obtained his graduate degree in Physical Therapy at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Since graduating in 2002, he has worked in a wide variety of clinical settings with pediatric, adolescent, and adult patients. After 40 years of residency, Edwin considers himself a native of Las Vegas, and had a passion to serve his local community, ensuring that underserved patients have access to care they need. In 2008, he founded Suarez Physical Therapy and is now the proud owner of three Edwin Suarez Care.Experience Certified centers, conveniently located, in Southeast, Southwest, and Northwest Las Vegas. Edwin is a proud father of two children, and enjoys road biking, softball and supporting philanthropic endeavors.

Elizabeth Billington, 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’s of Science in Kinesiology – Allied Health Section.

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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.

Desirae Lair, DPT

Desirae was born and raised in Las Vegas but ventured to the East Coast where she obtained her Bachelor’s in Health Sciences and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in a 6-year accelerated program at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.

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Here, Desirae played NCAA Division II volleyball and continued on to grad-assist her alumni program. Desirae was on a pre-med track when she was inspired by a physical therapist involved in the Wounded Warrior Project. He shed a light on the importance of physical therapists and how this profession could make a difference in a single patient’s life. Desirae is passionate about treating the neuromuscular, pediatric, and orthopedic populations. She is also excited to continue to expand her knowledge in this ever-changing profession.

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.

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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.

Jenna Gabello, PTA

Jenna moved to Las Vegas in 2015 from St. Louis, MO but was born and raised in Rochester, NY. In 2015, Jenna graduated first in her class with a 4.0 GPA from St. Louis College of Health Careers obtaining her Associate’s degree in Applied Science.

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Jenna also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The University at Buffalo in 2012. Here, Jenna played NCAA Division I Volleyball, serving as the team captain for two years. Jenna comes to us with a strong outpatient PT background, which ranges from treating infants to professional athletes. It wasn’t until after her grandmother had a stroke that she fully realized the need for competent, compassionate PT professionals. From this experience, Jenna truly treats every patient like how she would want her loved ones cared for; like family. Jenna is also part of our Administrative / Human Resources team. 

Denise Capuno, PTA

Originally from the Philippines, Denise moved to America, specifically Las Vegas, in 2014 to pursue a career in physical therapy. 

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Denise not only did just that, but she graduated at the top of her class, with Gold Cord Honor, from Pima Medical Institute, obtaining her Occupation Science Associate’s degree in 2016. Although Denise was on track to pursue pre-med, she quickly changed her mind once she realized the hands-on difference she could make during physical therapy treatments. Denise is passionate about providing the highest level of care to patients of all ages to achieve their optimal functionality. Outside of work, Denise loves to attend dance classes like MixxedFit and SoulClap at her gym and is talented in calligraphy and bullet journaling.

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.  

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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! 

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.

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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! 

 

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Meet Our Team

Come in and allow us the opportunity to show you that we’re more than simple locations providing a service. We are centers where best-of-practice physical therapy is delivered, honed and evolved.