North Platte Physical Therapy - Cheyenne (North)


Our company has now expanded to provide physical therapy services to the city of Cheyenne and its surrounding communities. We provide progressive, research-based intervention techniques to meet your personal rehabilitative needs. As a patient of North Platte Physical Therapy you can expect to receive the highest level of rehabilitation, a personalized plan of care designed to meet your needs, a family friendly, hometown clinical experience and exceptional outcomes so you can return to your active lifestyle. We focus on always remaining flexible to meet your needs. With same day appointments and walk-ins welcome, whatever your injury may be, we are always here for you. We will work closely with your healthcare providers to provide the most seamless recovery possible. If you have any questions on the services that we can provide or how we can best serve you please contact us or stop by so we can get you on the road to recovery.

Location Details

Address: 7226 Commons Dr. B Cheyenne, WY 82009
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri: 7AM - 6PM | Tues & Thurs: 7AM - 5PM
Fax: 307-514-5837

Interested in scheduling at our South location? View Cheyenne South Details 

Nate Eakins, DPT, C.S.C.S., OCS, SFMA

Clinic Supervisor


"I initially began seeking a career in physical therapy watching my mother work in Torrington, WY as a Physical Therapy Aid. I am passionate about continuing education and maintaining the highest level of excellence in physical therapy. My patients will always come first and I will work with you to achieve the best outcome possible."


  • 2005 - Bachelors of Health Sciences, Minor in Chemistry; University of Wyoming
  • 2009 - Doctor of Physical Therapy; University of North Dakota
  • Currently attending: Texas Tech University seeking Doctor of Science in Physical Therapy

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Orthopedic Certified Specialist APTA
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Certified Cupping Therapist

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association 
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association 

Community Involvement:

  • Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce 

Hometown: Lingle, Wyoming 

Family: Wife: Lorelei Eakins, Children: Ava (3 years) & Harper (1 year)

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing, outdoor activities and spending time with his wife and two kids

Eloy Vasquez, PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA

"I became interested in physical therapy while taking Human Science classes at UW and as a result wanted to work with clients of all disabilities."

Eloy Vasquez PT, DPT, OCS has 28 years of outpatient physical therapy experience. He is a Wyoming native, US Army veteran and Wyoming Air Guard veteran."


  • 1983 Bachelors of Science in Biology; University of Wyoming
  • 1985 Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy; University of North Dakota
  • 2013 Doctorate of Physical Therapy; Regis University

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Board Certified Orthopedic Specialist
  • Manual Therapy
  • Exercise Therapy
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • ASTYM techniques
  • Kinesio Taping

Professional Society Memberships:

  • Wyoming APTA

Community Involvement:

  • Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (HOPE)
  • American Legion
  • Knights of Columbus

Hometown: Evanston, WY

Family: Wife: Desiree Vasquez, Children: Jose & Carlos



Golfing, photography, hunting, fishing and spending time with his wife and two sons

Justin Brink, MS, MPT, COMT, SFMA

What intrigued me about Physical Therapy and what keeps it exciting every day is physiology behind solving patient's problems. Figuring out the puzzles that challenge both the health care providers and the patients. As a certified manual therapist it is satisfying to help people using both my knowledge and my hands. I have been a therapist 10 years and I am one of the lucky people that truly enjoys coming to work each and every day."


  • 2000 - BS in Exercise Physiology University of Sioux Falls
  • 2003 - MS in Exercise Physiology South Dakota States University
  • 2003 - MS in Physical Therapy Wichita State University

Certifications/Specialized Training:

  • Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapist
  • Certified Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner
  • Certified Cupping Therapist

Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD

Family: Wife: Katy Brink, Daughter: Marley Brink



Hunting, fishing, camping, cross fit, Spartan races, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Kara Carter, PT, DPT

Seeing patient’s progress through treatments and making a difference in their lives to regain function leaves a great feeling of personal satisfaction. You meet a variety of people from many walks of life and make lifelong connection with people. Physical therapy fosters a holistic approach and allows therapists to treat individual, rather than the body part or injury. Lending a helping hand through all aspects of rehabilitation focused my career choice to physical therapy.


  • 2017—Doctor of Physical Therapy; Clarke University
  • 2014—Bachelor of Science in Pre-Medical; Iowa Wesleyan University
  • 2012—Associate of Science; Lake Land College

Professional Society Memberships:

  • American Physical Therapy Association
  • Orthopedic Section

Hometown:Potomac, Illinois

Hobbies:Hiking, walking my dog and jigsaw puzzles

Kristen Kenny, PTA, SFMA

"I worked with people with developmental disabilities to help them become more independent both mentally and physically for several years, and it was there that I really found a passion to help people achieve greater functional independence."


  • 2016 Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant; Laramie County Community College

Certification/Specialized Training:

  • Certified Kinesiotaping Practicioner
  • Skin/Wound Care Certified
  • Certified Cupping Therapist

Hometown: Riverside, CA

Family: Husband: Jerome, Children: Kamdyn (age 7) and Zander (age 4)

Hobbies: Bowling, Cooking, Visiting Museums, and Family time

Cole Brooks, PTA

"I decided to go into physical therapy after becoming injured in high school football. I really enjoyed the positive environment during my therapy experience and strive to provide the same for my patients."


  • 2014 Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant; Laramie County Community College

Certification/ Specialized Training:

  • Sportsmetrics Certified
  • Kinesio Taping
  • IAOM Manual Therapy of the Lower Cervical Spine, Lumbar spine and SI joint
  • Therapeutic Neuroscience Education
  • Certified Cupping Therapist

Professional Society Memberships:

  • APTA Membership

Community Involvement:

  • Member of Cheyenne Berean Church

Hometown: Cheyenne, WY

Hobbies: Fly fishing, hunting, hiking and anything outdoors

Anne Berry, PTA

"My father had suffered a stroke, and I was able to see first hand the role that physical therapy played in his recovery and returning back to normal life. I knew then that I wanted to help people that way."


  • 1994 Bachelors in Business & Marketing; Western State College
  • 2015 Associates of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assistant; San Juan Farmington, NM

Certifications/Specialized Training: 

  • Kinesio Taping
  • IAOM Manual Therapy of Lumbar spine and SI joint
  • Professional Memberships:
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

Community Involvement:

  • Valley Christian School Foundation Member
  • Havens on the Rock Summer Camp Board Member

Hometown: Evergreen, CO

Family: Husband: Todd Berry, Children: Lance & Catie

Hobbies: Biking, skiing, traveling and spending time with her husband and two kids

Services Offered

  • Arthritis Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Balance and Vestibular Rehab
  • Biofeedback
  • Biomechanical Gait Analysis
  • Body Mechanics Training
  • CSCS, Certified Strength Conditioning Specialist
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Custom Foot Orthotics
  • Custom Splinting
  • Ergonomic and Worksite Evaluation
  • Fine Motor Dexterity
  • Fitness Screenings
  • Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Graston Techniques
  • Hand Therapy
  • Headache
  • Kinesio taping
  • Modalities
  • Myofacial Techniques
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurological Services
  • Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, OCS
  • Orthotic Fabrication
  • Orthopedic Service
  • Pediatric Therapy
  • Pool Therapy
  • Post Cancer Treatment
  • Pre/Post Surgical Rehab
  • Pre-employment Screening
  • Return to Work Screening
  • Return to sport exercise programs
  • Running Injuries
  • Self-care skills
  • Sensory Integration
  • SFMA - Selective Functional Movement Assessment
  • Spine Care
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sportsmetrics
  • Stroke Rehabiliation
  • Tactical Training
  • Tendonitis
  • TPI (Titlist Institute Performance) Certified Golf Screenings
  • TMJ
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling
  • Vestibular Rehabiliation
  • Women's Health
  • Work Hardening/Conditioning
  • Work Injuries
  • Worksaver Certified Work Physicals
  • Wound Care

Latest News & Info

Balance Issues and How Cheyenne, WY Physical Therapy and All Other Locations Will Help

October 18, 2017

Do you ever get the feeling like you might be spinning? Or maybe you have blurred vision? Perhaps you have spurts where you feel lightheaded? These and more are some of the top signs that you might have a balance issue. Millions of Americans each year suffer from balance/vestibular issues, which there is help for. Learn about the go-to signs of a balance issue, ways to find relief, and how quality Cheyenne, WY  and all other locations physical therapy can help alleviate your symptoms.

What are Balance Issues?

The vestibular system helps to keep a person balanced. This helps you accomplish simple day-to-day tasks such as walking, sitting, standing, etc. When there is a balance, or vestibular system disruption, some of the simplest of motions can become difficult, as well as a variety of other issues. The vestibular system gets various signals from the inner ear, eyes and sensory systems. The inner ear includes fluid and additional sensors to help find movement around you. When all of these things are in order, usual tasks are no problem. Learn more about how the vestibular system works through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s “How Our Balance System Works.

Do You Have a Balance Issue? Signs and Symptoms

Dizziness is one of the most common signs of a balance issue, but that’s not all. Those with an issue may get bouts of lightheadedness, blurry vision, vertigo, or spinning. With the dizziness and vertigo, it can happen when a person is sitting, lying, or standing, and feels as though everything is moving around them. In addition, there may be reduced depth perception or sensitivity to light, hearing loss or tinnitus, or difficulty hearing when trying to hear someone or something over background noise.

Diagnosing and Finding Relief

If you feel like you may have an issue with your balance system, begin to make a list of all of your symptoms. Next, take your list to your primary care physician. From there, they can perform a variety of tests to help take a look at your system. This may include hearing tests, vision tests, and balance tests. From there, your doctor will recommend ways to reduce or alleviate symptoms. This may include medication, diet changes, or exercises including physical therapy.

Using Physical Therapy to Help

If diagnosed with a balance issue or disorder, it is best to look into physical therapy, too. A physical therapist will work with you to find specific exercises and movements that will help treat your issue. These are exercises you will learn in sessions that you will be able to do on your own at home. Over time these exercises will help with your balance, strength, posture, and more.

Do you think you might have a balance issue? Local Casper physical therapy for balance issues through North Platte Physical Therapy will help.  Through strength training, balance exercises, posture training, and more, we will help you to cope and improve your systems to help you get back to your normal routine. To get started with our premier services, contact us today!

Ergonomics in the Workplace and Using a Physical Therapy in Cheyenne, WY Assessment

October 12, 2017

When you think about workplace injuries, you might think of a trip or fall in a warehouse, or an accident with a piece of machinery. But for those who work in an office environment, there are plenty of opportunities for injury as well. This is why it is best to understand workplace ergonomic solutions. This will help prevent long term injuries. Learn what a premier ergonomic workplace looks like, top tips for an ideal workspace, and how physical therapy in Cheyenne, WY and all other locations can help.

What is an Ergonomic Workplace?

Those working in an environment that is designed to help maintain proper posture and other elements are working in an ergonomic workplace. Each person is different, as should be their workstation. A workspace that is ergonomically designed not only helps to avoid employee fatigue throughout the day, but also discomfort and eventually injuries. This can be improper seating that leads to poor posture, or a keyboard arrangement that causes a person to sit in the wrong position throughout the day. Long-term and poor use can lead to musculoskeletal disorders, known as MSDs, that impact a person’s movements. Multiple areas are affected from daily, repetitive motions, such as muscles, ligaments, nerves, and more.  

Tips for an Ergonomic Workspace

Are you wondering if your workspace is ergonomically designed to accommodate your individual needs? There are a few key elements. First, your seat and posture must encourage you to keep your head straight and forward. This includes having a monitor at eye level and an arm’s length away so you are not looking up too high or low. The keyboard placement should be directly in front of you so you are not over-extending your arms. For chair height, make sure you can easily have both feet on the floor. There are footstools available that help you to sit in the proper position. Learn more about an ergonomics approach to avoiding workplace injuries and illnesses from the American Industrial Hygiene Association.

How Physical Therapy Can Help

Over time, when sustaining an injury due to a poorly designed workstation, you may notice elements you think are normal—but aren’t. Go-to signs include an inability to move certain areas the same, tingle or numbness, swelling or joint pain, and more. Utilizing the help of a local physical therapist can work with a staff to educate on workplace ergonomics and assist employees with each station. Since each person is different, a physical therapist can assess each person’s situation and help a company develop best practices to help employees use proper posture and techniques to avoid injuries.

For a quality physical therapist to help you learn more about workplace ergonomics, North Platte Physical Therapy has you covered. It is also important to learn about overall workplace safety and how Casper physical therapy can help with work related injuries, too. Once working with a physical therapist, you and your coworkers will work in a safe environment and know the best way your individual setup must be arranged. To get started, contact us today.

Cheyenne Physical Therapist and All Other Locations Explains Differences Between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

September 20, 2017

When it comes to acupuncture and dry needling, many think the two are the same because they use needles. This is untrue. The two are different and have specific purposes. If you suffer from varying types of pain, it is important to know the difference between the two. No matter what, it is also best to get help to relieve pain and combat symptoms. You can rely on Casper physical therapy to help. Learn about the differences between acupuncture and dry needling, and why you should visit a physical therapist to help you manage pain.


Acupuncture is a type of Chinese medicine. It is a type of therapy where thin needles are strategically placed in certain points of the body to help relieve certain types of pain. The believe of acupuncture is to help to balance the flow of energy in the body, which is known as chi. The needles are placed in specific areas along certain points with the goal to re-balance energy. In many cases, it is believed that acupuncture is a natural pain treatment that also helps to increase blood flow in certain areas. It is used in a variety of pain types from shoulder, neck and back pain, to headaches, fibromyalgia and more. As the needles are being inserted, it is usually not painful—just a small amount of pressure and possibly a tingling sensation.

Dry Needling

While dry needling uses needles similar to acupuncture, it is a completely different practice. Also known as trigger point dry needling, this is a treatment that uses small needles that are inserted into a muscle’s trigger points. It is commonly used for chronic pain or injuries in the neck, shoulder, arms, legs, knees, feet and, much more. By going into these trigger points, it can help to increase one’s range of motion. It is placed into a muscle that may have knots and can reduce inflammation, knots and help to keep muscles from contracting. Similar to acupuncture, it is typically not a painful when the needle is inserted. Those who undergo this type of treatment may feel sore for a day or two as changes occur within the muscles. You can read more about the side effects and process of dry needling here.

Visiting a Physical Therapist

For those looking to ease pain, seeing a physical therapist is important. By going into physical therapy, you can get to the root of an issue and through a series of strategic exercises, can help to manage and in some cases, eliminate pain. For many, this can also be done through dry needling. Once working with a physical therapist for dry needling, you can begin to increase your range of motion that is less painful. From chronic pain and plantar fasciitis, to headaches and tennis elbow, there are a variety of reasons to choose dry needling.

For a physical therapist you can trust to help you with pain management and dry needling, count on the experts at North Platte Physical Therapy. We will help you on your way to recovery using this effective treatment for both acute and chronic pain. Contact us today to see how we can help you.