Natalie Nichols

Orthopedic Resident
Natalie Nichols

I've known since my junior year of high school that I wanted to be a physical therapist. I played recreational and competitive soccer for 12 years and have always loved being physically active. I found physical therapy to be a place where my love for physical activity and my interest in the medical field intertwined. I received my Bachelor's degree from Weber State University in Athletic Therapy in 2017, all while working as a therapy aide in an outpatient clinic. In December of 2020, I graduated from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.


As a physical therapist, I am passionate about connecting with my patients and creating meaningful relationships in order to help them achieve their goals through movement. I have always known that I wanted to work in outpatient orthopedics as a result of my own bouts of rehabilitation and love of athletics. After deciding to take the bench on soccer following two ACL tears, I found myself taking aerial fitness classes. With my experience training and teaching aerials for 8 years, I hope to someday utilize my skills to specialize in treating this niche group of patients with a personal understanding of the demands circus arts place on the body.