• Meet our Staff

  • BodyWise Physical Therapy-Fitness is proud to present it's staff.  All of these individuals are highly trained in their specialties and provide exceptional care and service to our patients.  They have all moved to the Lake Tahoe area to enjoy the exceptional quality of life our area brings.

  • Monique Haviland


    Masters of Science in Physical Therapy(1998), Regis University, Denver, Colorado

    Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), work with MLB, USA Gymnastics, US Olympic boarder cross, junior freestyle.

    Performance Enhancement Specialst (SASM) and Pilates certified for healthcare(CPI), Alumni Ski Patrol (OEC) and US Olympic Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA)provider

    Bodywise Physical Therapy, Inc. (CEO and founder) in Minden/Gardnerville and Carson City, Nevada: A Sports-Orthopedic and General Physical Therapy Firm

    "I am passionate about providing skilled therapy to the communities we have served in Minden/Gardnerville, Smith Valley, and Carson City in the past 17 years. Our committed staff believes in providing friendly, caring, compassionate, and all-encompassing treatment programs for each individual. I believe every person is unique in their care needs and we hold gratitude for our patient's trust and their choice of coming to our clinics. No ailment is too small to address and we hope you will seek our assistance in staying healthy and physically able to enjoy your life to the fullest".


  • Elli Rinaldi PT, DPT

    Dr. Elli Rinaldi grew up in Aspen, Colorado where she developed her love for the outdoors, especially rock-climbing and downhill skiing.

    Her academic career lead her to receiving her undergraduate degree in Integrative Physiology from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in Provo, Utah at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals.

    She has a passion for working with pediatric and adolescent populations, and enjoys treating orthopedic patients in their recoveries to meet their maximal potential in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitations of ailments.

    Elli has a background in skiing, dance, and gymnastics which gives her insight into kinesthetic challenges and aids her in developing effective rehabilitation programs for patients and training clients of all ages.

    Targee joins Elli as our Therapy K-9 team member and is ready to greet our patients and assist to reducing the stress of injury with kind eyes.


    PT, DPT

    Doctorate in Physical Therapy, PT, DPT , University of the Pacific

    Dr. Emily Burns was born and raised in Reno, NV where she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Nevada-Reno(UNR) in the Spring of 2016 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Community Health Science - Kinesiology. While at UNR she played and was team captain for the Nevada Women's Basketball Team. After playing at Nevada, she went on to play for the USA All-Star Women's Basketball Tournament in China.

    She later received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy Degree from University of the Pacific completing internships in Acute-care, Outpatient, and Neurologic Therapy settings. From these experiences she developed an interest in treating a variety of patients of all ages with orthopedic and neurologic conditions.  Her background in athletics has also developed a passion for working with athletes understanding the female sports conditions first hand. 


  • Erin Ontiveros

    PT, DPT

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Dr. Erin enjoys working with a wide range of patients including adults and seniors with orthopedic and neurological ailments, she also has specialty training in ergonomic assessments of the work place and home and has worked in inpatient and outpatient orthopedic settings. She comes to us from San Diego enjoying the beauty of the Carson Valley with her husband, son and daughter. We welcome Erin to our therapy family as an adjunct staff member

  • Leroy Wilson III, LPTA Licensed Physical Therapy Assistant

    Massage: Genevieve (Gena) Vandermade, LMT; Jessica Scott, LMT

  • Linnette Kinney

    Office Coordinator

  • Fitness Training

    Nick Brown, Certified Personal Trainer