Fernley Physical Therapy has been in Fernley, Nevada since 1991. Our goal is to serve and support the needs of the Fernley community and the surrounding rural communities by providing expert physical therapy care and treatment.
We have private treatment rooms, a fully equipped exercise gym, a wound care area and a heated therapy pool. 



Holly Bergman, PT

Holly received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, after which she worked as a physical therapy aide for a number of years. She enjoyed working with the patients so much that she later obtained her Masters in Physical Therapy from St. Ambrose University, Davenport, IA.

Holly has 2 children who are involved with soccer and softball, so much of her free time is spent at these events. Holly is a keen photographer and enjoys chronicling these sporting events.

Bridgette Lesar, PT

Bridgette rejoined us in July 2019, after working at a practice in Reno for a year. She continues to provide excellent care for our patients.

In her spare time, Bridgette works with her Basenjis, Sky, Daisy and Opal, to prepare them for both beauty, agility and obedience shows.

Ashlesha Pandhre DPT

Ashlesha joins us from Mumbai India where she earned her Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. After working in various institutions in Mumbai she decided to come to the United States to complete her studies. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Loma Linda University, California. Ashelesha  and her husband, Lyle, enjoy hiking, visiting family in the Bay Area and taking care of their baby boy.

Lyle DSouza, DPT

Lyle also joins us from India where he earned his Masters Degree in Physical Therapy. He worked for in India for a number of years and then come to the United States where he earned his doctorate in Physical Therapy at Loma Linda University, California. He is married to Ashlesha and they recently had a baby boy. 

Michelle Atiles, PT Assistant

Michelle received an Associate Degree of Applied Science, Physical Therapy Assistant from Tidewater Community College, Virginia Beach, VA.  Before moving to Fernley Michelle  spent two years at a rehabilitation hospital in Norfolk, VA, she enjoyed working with patients and  helping them achieve their goals, and is now enjoying working with our patients. In her spare time Michelle enjoys crocheting and counted cross stitch,  spending time with her husband at the gym, and hiking with their dog, Rex.


We have PT Technicians who help the Therapists and PT Assistants when they are treating patients.

They assist with modalities and certain exercises as well make sure the treatment rooms and gym area are always clean and ready for our patients.

Carol Kovet

Carol is the Insurance Specialist and Billing Assistant. She obtains all the authorizations for treatment from the medical insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid for our patients, and assists with all the admin involved.

Lynda Lautz

Lynda is the Office Manager and owns the practice with her husband Rudi. Lynda runs the office and handles a number of admin tasks. Lynda and Rudi have 2 sons who both recently graduated college and are currently working on their Masters Degrees. Lynda and Rudi enjoy walking, and attending all the fairs and festivals that Reno offers.

Pamela Walklin: Receptionist

Pam is the first person our patients see when they come into our practice. She schedules appointments for our patients, answers the phone  and makes sure that all the necessary paperwork is complete and up to date.