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- Clinic Director Tustin Physical Therapy Specialists
- Licensed Physical Therapist
- Doctor of Physical Therapy
- Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
- Board Certified Athletic Trainer
- Board Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Nathan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2013 while attending East Central University on a baseball scholarship. There he received the 2012 Athletic Trainer of the Year Award before moving on to complete an Athletic Training internship with the Indianapolis Colts professional football team. In 2013 Nathan began his studies at the University of Southern California in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
While working on his degree Nathan gained certification through the NSCA as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in order to further his knowledge of high level return to sport progressions and general fitness. Additionally, while in school he worked for the University of Southern California as an Athletic Trainer in the Club Sports Department where he managed athletes from 56 club sports teams. During his time at the University of Southern California Nathan trained under leading researchers in shoulder pathology and overhead athletes, participated in clinical research for Major League Baseball and worked with professional athletes from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, and WTA.
Following completion of his doctorate degree he worked for Huntington Beach Physical Therapy Specialists before beginning an Orthopedic Residency Program at the University of Southern California. Nathan has helped build Tustin Physical Therapy Specialists and acts as the current Director of Physical Therapy.
Nathan strives to provide personalized treatment programs with an understanding that each patient is unique and their rehabilitation programs should be as well. His drive and determination to provide the highest quality of care possible push him to stay current with evidence-based medicine and cutting edge treatment techniques. He believes that the foundation of any successful physical therapy program lies open communication between patient and therapist and consistent reflection/re-evaluation of the plan of care. Nathan and his wife are natives of Orange County, CA and enjoy spending time hiking and exercising outdoors. They continue to remain active athletically playing baseball, slow-pitch softball and golf recreationally.
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CREDENTIALS RECEIVED BY DFD PHYSICAL THERAPIST - STATE OF CA - LIC # PT291908 BOARD CERTIFIED ORTHOPAEDIC CLINICAL SPECIALIST - CERT # 53482 BOARD CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER - CERT # 2000013407 NATIONAL STRENGTH & CONDITIONING ASSOCIATION ID # 000688445 LIABILITY INSURANCE All documents are on file.
Tustin Physical Therapy Specialists Bio: Our new Tustin facility Tustin Physical Therapy Specialists features the best of what we have accomplished in Huntington Beach and integrates new sports based equipment to provide a unique rehabilitation platform in a medical center setting. Our integration with Hoag and their strategic vision for innovative healthcare is a natural fit and one that has worked well in our Huntington Beach office- this has allowed us to collaborate more effectively with our referring physicians and provide more clarity and open communication that ultimately benefits all of our patients.
Our therapists maintain our high standard of evidenced based practice to ensure our patients receive the most beneficial treatment that is backed by research to ensure its effectiveness. We need to remain innovative in this sense because insurance companies demand more results with fewer treatments and this is the way to accomplish this task of getting the patient’s better faster. All of our therapists are experienced and continue their learning through annual continuing education training to ensure their knowledge is up to date and their treatment’s remain cutting edge and evidenced based. Patient centered treatment is a cornerstone of our practice and we pride ourselves on ensuring more one on one time with our patient’s compared to most other clinics. What patients say about us matters, which is why we pride ourselves on positive word of mouth referrals and excellent online reviews. We adapt each patient’s treatment plan to achieve their personal goals as part of their rehabilitation.
Additionally, we will carry over our office efficiency through flexible scheduling, complimentary appointment reminders, and timely billing. We understand that front office efficiency is vital to a successful practice and Tustin Physical Therapy Specialists will be no different. The right equipment is essential in any profession, which is why we have designed this new space from the ground up; to ensure its efficiency and ability to implement new equipment and features such as a sprint track with agility space, a golf simulator with impact screen, and a TRX suspension system to allow full use of exercise options and body mechanics evaluation and training. We are proud of this space and what this will mean for our patients. Welcome to TPTS!