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Nicole Bulow received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters in Athletic Training at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia and her Bachelors of Science in Exercise and Sport Science at the University of San Francisco. She is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association as well as a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Sports Physical Therapy Section and the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

Nicole has used her passion for athletics and expertise in sports medicine to treat the US Women’s 2012 Olympic Gold and Bronze Medal Rowing Teams and the MLS Soccer Team, DC United. Nicole utilizes an integrated approach to physical therapy treatment, is committed to one on one individualized care, and is dedicated to optimizing patient function. She believes in the effectiveness of high quality manual therapy to efficiently rehabilitate her patients to a better place than they were prior to setting foot in the office.

Nicole is currently working towards obtaining her Functional Manual Therapy Certification through the Institute of Physical Art. She is an athlete herself and enjoys running, cycling, backpacking, and skiing. When not playing outside, she spends her time cooking, traveling, and exploring the Pacific Northwest.


Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Shenandoah University (Dual Degree MSAT/DPT), GPA: 4.0
Masters of Science in Athletic Training, Shenandoah Univ. (Dual Degree MSAT/DPT), GPA: 4.0
BS in Exercise Sport Science, Spanish Minor, University of San Francisco, GPA: 3.73

Publications & Presentations

Combined Sections Meeting Platform Presentation February 2010

• Erickson K, Siegel N, Thompson J, Abraham K, Telemeco T, Hale SA. Examining the efficacy of rehabilitation for chronic ankle instability, an item analysis of the Foot and Ankle Disability Index Sport subscale. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. Jan 2010; 40(1): A18.

National Athletic Training Convention Poster Presentation June 2009

• Siegel N, Erickson K, Thompson J, Abraham K, Telemeco T, Hale SA. Establishing the Foot and Ankle Disability Index as a Sensitive, Specific, and Valid Tool for Identifying Deficits Related to Chronic Ankle Instability. Journal of Athletic Training. June 2009; 44 (3): S100-S101.


Certifications & Licenses

• Licensed Physical Therapist: CO #PTL-11037, WA #PT 60414846

• Certified Athletic Trainer: BOC #2000002653, License CO # AT-944, WA #A160437662

• Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: #200938989

• CPR, AED, & First Aid Certified: American Heart Association


Professional Affiliations & Leadership Roles

• American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic Physical Therapy Section Member

• National Athletic Training Association Member

• Boston Marathon Medical Volunteer: 2007-2010

• Former physical therapist of the US Rowing team: 2010-2012


Honors & Awards

• Professional Writing Award: In recognition of outstanding initiative & achievement in the development of one’s ability to contribute to the physical therapy profession through professional writing

• Peart Service Award: In acknowledgement of leadership among peers, active involvement in the NATA, the local community, and community service projects

• Outstanding Athletic Training Student Award: This was the first year this award was given and it was renamed the Nicole Siegel Award for Outstanding Performance. (University of San Francisco)


Continuing Education

• Institute of Physical Art – Scheduled to sit for Certified Functional Manual Therapy Certification (CFMT) in 2016. Course work to date: FMI, CFS, PNFI, FMLQ, FMII, FMUQ  Oct. 2012 – November 2013

• Understanding the Tissues August 2014

• Graston Technique – Level I December 2012

• Functional Movement Screen and Selective Functional Movement Assessment April 2010

• American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Course November 2010

• National Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Convention June 2007-2010

• Combined Sections Meeting (Physical Therapy) February 2009-2010

Work Experience

Doctors of Physical Therapy (Physical Therapist)

Peak Performance Physical Therapy (Physical Therapist) Telluride, CO

US National Rowing Team (Sports Medicine Staff ) Global

At the request of Dr. Timothy Hosea, served as the sole sports medicine practitioner for the Gold Medalist Women’s National Team during a pre-Olympic training camp in Germany in 2012. Traveled internationally with the men’s and women’s US National Teams to the World Rowing Championships in New Zealand as a member of the sports medicine staff. Provided on-site preventative, acute care, and chronic injury management to elite rowers, which included injury assessment and management, advanced manual therapy interventions and taping techniques in Princeton, NJ.

The Sports Physical Therapy Institute (Physical Therapist) Princeton, NJ

DC United – Major League Soccer (Athletic Training Intern) Washington DC

Contributed to the development and implementation of injury rehabilitation, in-season strength and conditioning programs, plans for weight gain/loss and game day warm-up/cool-downs routines. Performed manual interventions that focused on soft tissue massage, A.R.T.-style soft tissue release, and joint mobilizations for a variety of conditions Traveled internationally for a CONCACAF competition in Trinidad.