About PPTS Garden City Center
Welcome to the Garden City Center of PPTS! We are conveniently located just west of Middlebelt on Ford Road, in the heart of Garden City. We are a relatively new office, having officially opened our doors in early April 2016. Since that time we have grown quickly and recently have added a certified hand therapist, an occupational therapist as well as another physical therapist. Through our community outreach program we also undertook the athletic training responsibilities for Garden City High School. We plan on planting our roots deep here in Garden City, developing Real Relationships that yield Real Results.
Garden City Center Director
Nicholas Lefere, PT, DPT, FAFS, graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2014 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. He completed his undergraduate studies at Loyola University Chicago. He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), as well as the APTA’s sections of Sports, Orthopedics, & Private Practice. Nick specializes in the treatment of sports and orthopedic related injuries.
Nick has sought further continuing education in the areas of spinal and sports related injuries. Nick’s interest in orthopedic physical therapy stems from his extensive background in ice hockey and football. He uses a wide variety of manual therapy techniques, including joint and soft-tissue mobilization, McKenzie treatment method, and mobilization with movement. Nick combines these techniques with specific neuromuscular re-education tools and muscle strengthening exercises in a biomechanical model. Nick believes that patient education is a vital tool in a true comprehensive therapeutic approach.
In Nick’s spare time he enjoys watching/playing sports and participating in general outdoor activities.