Back in 2007, I decided to become a physical
therapist. Although the decision came as a surprise
to many, it made perfect sense to me. Up to this
point, my vocational life comprised servers,
programming, web designing and everything that goes
with information technology. Fifteen years of
information technology had led me to physical
therapy. Honestly, my only experience with a
physical therapist to this point was an after repair
of my achilles tendon. Not surprisingly, the pain I
endured during my therapy sessions was far from
inspirational; however, the results were far
reaching. I was drawn to the trade by the attitudes
and demeanor of every therapist I met past
this point. Simply said, I knew I was born to be a
By August 2008, I was one of 34 students accepted to
University of Mary Physical Therapy program to be
class of 2011. Following this, on April 30,
2011 to be exact, I graduated with a clinical
doctoral degree in physical therapy. Since
graduation, I have practiced in Geriatrics, Pain
Management and Occupational Medicine settings.
My name is Dr. Ephraim Makuve; I am the founder and
owner of Hutano Physical Therapy. Hutano, Inc is a
Nevada Corporation based in Las Vegas. My company is
built on the following philosophy that;
1. Physical therapy works;
Hutano's therapists are consumers as well as
clinicians who themselves consult physical therapy
care for theirs and their families' musculoskeletal
and neuromuscular ailments. We believe in what
we do and how we do it - sometimes that makes
all the the difference!
2. Goals should be well communicated and
measurable; The practice of
physical therapy is goal driven and goal oriented.
It is a core philosophy at Hutano that patients'
wellness goals are communicated and measured at
every visit. If you do not know where you are
going you will likely end up anywhere. Setting
and measuring goals regularly maintains
accountability between the therapist and the
3. Evidence based practice is the
reason for treating in the manner we do. There is
one major difference in our approach to care; our
therapists use passive modalities sparingly.
Evidence drives our practice. At the same time, our
organization is committed to lifelong learning and
open to re-inventing our approach to care.
4. Lifestyle changes through education;
Hutano is a beacon of education in the community. We
believe that health is only possible when our
patients lifestyles accommodate a healthy lifestyle.
On this subject, Hutano therapists walk the walk. We
promote healthy bodies and healthy minds through
education, our weight
loss program, and exercise
and fitness program.
- Hutano means health -
Dr Ephraim Makuve, PT