Our Team

Ashwin T. Datt

Dr. Datt graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in human movement studies in 2003. He continued to the University of the Pacific where he finished his doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2007. His primary focus is outpatient orthopedic and rehabilitative physical therapy.  Specializing in the treatment of a wide variety of injuries, surgeries and pathologies. He has extensive and ongoing training in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. He has his certification in Integrated Manual Therapy (CIMT) with Great Lake Seminars and Functional Manual Reaction (FMR) through the Gray Institute. As well as a long residency to become Fellows of Applied Functional Science (FAFS) and Functional Golf Specialist (FGS) through the Gray Institute. He is also a Certified Clinical Instructor for the American Physical Therapy Association.  He started Great Basin Physical Therapy and Performance Center in 2010. Ashwin has a passion to help people feel better and become more active.

Ashwin enjoys hiking, climbing, backpacking, boating, snowboarding, walking his dogs, gardening, traveling and spending time with his family.

Dr. Jaqueline Ovard


Dr. Ovard graduated from the University of Nevada Reno in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. She then continued to Northern Arizona University where she received her Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy in 2013. She has since completed a certification in Applied Functional Science through the Gray Institute. She is a Certified Integrated Manual Therapist (CIMT) through Great Lakes Seminars and a Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) through Core Exercise Solutions. Jaqueline is currently working on a pelvic floor certification and is now accepting patients for pelvic floor physical therapy. Jaqueline is a native to Minden and worked as an aide at Great Basin before she left for physical therapy school. She enjoys running, spinning, swimming, snowboarding, hiking, and camping in her spare time. She has two beautiful little girls and two dogs, Piper and Goose, who you’ll meet at the clinic! Jaqueline is passionate about helping patients improve their mobility and function and achieve their goals.

Jessica Rafferty

Jessica is a Lake Tahoe native who graduated from Whittell High School in 2007. She attended Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and also played Division I volleyball on a full-ride scholarship. She then went on to achieve her Physical Therapist Assistant degree from Concorde Career College in San Diego, California. Jess has been licensed as a PT Assistant for 5 years in the states of California and Nevada and has experience in both inpatient and outpatient care. She has a passion for connecting with her patients and helping them live healthier and happier lifestyles.

Jess enjoys traveling, spending time at the lake, snowboarding, playing recreational volleyball and attending live music shows in her free time.

Brooks Austin

Brooks was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe but loves to travel, having lived on the island of Tobago in the Caribbean and Hawaii. Brooks graduated from Lake Tahoe Community College with an Associate degree in Kinesiology before attending the Gurnick Academy of Medical Arts in San Mateo, California where she earned her Physical Therapist Assistant degree and served as class president. She now is a licensed PTA in both the states of California and Nevada and is eager to help better the health of society through physical rehabilitation. When not working her dream, she enjoys any and all outdoor activities, especially when it involves the company of her dog Creature.



Colleen is our front office manager and receptionist.  She is always willing to help. She is a battle born native raised in the Carson Valley, as well as a proud alumni of Douglas High School, graduating year of 2013.  Whether it’s camping, wakeboarding, or even riding dirt bikes, she will always be doing something with her family and friends. In the winter she loves to hit the slopes on her snowboard, enjoying our beautiful mountain scenery. If you have any questions about GBPT she will be happy to answer your phone call or email.

PT Technicians

Tanner, Landyn, James and Leah

Our Team

Back row left to right: Landyn, Jaqueline, Ashwin, Leah, Colleen
Front row left to right: Tanner, Jessica, Brooks and James


Golden Retriever

Copper (2 yrs old) and Kaiser (14 yrs old), our resident therapy dogs who will be happy to greet you at the door. Give them a pet and they will treat you like part of the family.



German Shorthair/Aussie mix

Piper is another one of our resident therapy dog who will be happy to take a message when you call or drop by — now if we could just read her “dog paw” writing, we’d be all set. She also loves sitting on the reception chair and borrowing reading glasses so she can read all that tiny type on the screen. She might well be the smartest office dog in the county! Goose is the newest edition to Great Basin. Lots of energy but loves to cuddle on a warm lap.