Nicole Anderson, DPT, MS, ATC

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Nicole Anderson and her staff approach physical therapy, massage, and fitness coaching from the philosophy that the myofascial system is an important player in optimal function and the resolution of injury and pain. Nicole personally understands significant injury and pain after suffering a disabling back injury in 2009 and being able to return to an active lifestyle through a combination of treatments what she now implements in her own practice. This treatment approach involves our unique version of gentle and non-painful myofascial release, the MELT Method, Pilates, and corrective exercise. 

 

Nicole enjoys her regular vitamin "sea" through walks on the beach, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding with her husband, and surfing. She also enjoys going to the mountains to hike, fish, or camp. 

Education

University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy

California State University, Fullerton
Master’s degree in Kinesiology emphasis in special studies (sports medicine)

Classes included but not limited to: biomechanics (the physics of human movement), advanced exercise physiology, general medical conditions, pharmacology, advanced sports psychology

Chapman University
Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology emphasis Athletic Training

Classes included but not limited to: anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, motor control and learning, orthopedic evaluation, general medical conditions, strength and conditioning, rehabilitation of injuries, modalities, sports psychology

Professional Continuing Education

Spinal Evaluation and Manipulation: Impairment based, evidenced informed approach. University of St Augustine for Health Sciences.

Myofascial Manipulation. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Spinal Instability - Whole Spine Stabilization. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Evaluation and Treatment of the Craniomandibular System. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Upper Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Lower Extremity Evaluation and Manipulation. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Ergonomics for Therapists. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Application of Motor Control and Motor Learning Theory to Neurological Intervention. University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.

Introducing the Cortical Body Matrix. Dr Lorimer Moseley, PT

Explaining Pain to the Imprecision Hypothesis. Dr Lorimer Moseley, PT

Training the Brain. Dr Lorimer Moseley, PT

MELT Method Instructor Training Course.  Sue Hitzmann

Myofascial Release I. John Barnes PT, LMT, NCTMB

Myofascial Release II. John Barnes PT, LMT, NCTMB

Myofascial Unwinding. John Barnes, PT, LMT, NCTMB

The Integral Anatomy Series: Skin and Superficial Fascia. Gil Hedley

Anatomy Trains Revealed: Dissecting the Myofascial Meridians. Thomas Myers

Strain Counterstrain I for the Spine. The Jones Institute (2008 and 2010)

Strain Counterstrain III Cranial Techniques. The Jones Institute

Fundamental & Advanced Kinesio Taping Whole Body (KT1 & KT2) by Kinesiotape Assoc Int’l

Complete Speed Training. Latif Thomas and Patrick Beith

Eval, Rehabilitation, & Performance Enhancement of Runners. Cross Country Ed

Incorporating Deceleration Techniques into Rehab. National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA)

Assessment of the Sacroiliac Joint. Sailors, M.E. Med, PT, ATC

SI Joint: Dynamic Fixture of Function video course. Gary W. Gray, PT