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IN PROFILE: Dr. Stephen DeFriez, PT, DPT

Business: Desert View Hospital Physical Therapy

Age: 35

Background: “I started my college education with the intention of becoming a physical therapist, but I tore my ACL playing basketball. I had to have the tendon surgically repaired and went to physical therapy for rehabilitation. It was then I quickly realized that physical therapy would be a rewarding career. I graduated from the University of Utah with a doctorate in physical therapy and moved to Pahrump to work.””

First Job: “When I was 16 I got a job at the local grocery store stocking shelves before school from 5-8 a.m.”

Years In Business: “I have been at Desert View for 6 years.”

Personal: “I enjoy spending time with my wife and three kids in the great outdoors, exploring canyons, ghost towns and old mines. In fact, I have had my jeep longer than my family. It’s a tight fit but we all manage.”

Business Climate: “Exercise is the single most thing you can do for your health. As exercise experts, physical therapy is in a unique position where it can benefit virtually everyone.”

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