Boyd Etter, PT, DPT, Dip., MDT, OCS





University of Otago, New Zealand - Diploma in Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy of the Spine and Extremities
College of St. Scholastica, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy


Board Certified in Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy of the Spine through the McKenzie Institute International (Dip. MDT)
Orthopedic Certified Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy



MDT -- Mechanical Diagnostic Therapy

OCS -- Orthopedic Clinical Specialist


American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Nevada Physical Therapy Association (NPTA)
McKenzie Institute International
American Back Society
North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy


Dr. Etter is the only diplomaed physical therapist in Reno. He specializes in spine care and orthopedics with a focus on a mechanical diagnostic model of manual therapy. He is also the only internationally trained spine specialist in the United States. Dr. Etter is heavily involved with the APTA and NPTA.


He enjoys spending time with his wife Sheryl and their three beautiful children. His interests include: clinical effectiveness, politics, economics, photography, and outdoor activities from camping to skiing. 


Sheryl Etter, PT



College of St. Scholastica, Bachelor of Arts in Physical Therapy

Managed CARE and JACHO accredited inpatient rehabilitation physical therapy program

Sheryl Etter is a full-time physical therapist with extensive experience treating all neurological trauma and disease processes from acute injury, sub-acute treatment, outpatient and home health rehabilitation. Sheryl also performs wound treatment and preventive care for at-risk patients due to diabetes, paralysis and acute trauma.


An active mother of three children, Sheryl is involved in many of her children's athletic and extracurricular activities. In her spare time, she likes to read, hike, ski, and take advantage of the many wonderful outdoor activities the Reno/Lake Tahoe areas have to offer.