Nichole Swanson, PT, DPT, grew up on a wheat farm in western Kansas. She played basketball while completing her undergraduate studies at Friends University in Wichita where she also became a Certified Athletic Trainer. She then obtained her Doctor’s of Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Colorado Physical Therapy Association, was on the Board of the Arizona Physical Therapy Association, and has lobbied for PT-related issues at both the state and national levels.
After starting her career in Vail, Nichole moved to Arizona where she opened her own clinic so she could combine her passion for physical therapy with her business talents. With nearly 20 years of experience, including more than 10 years in the Vail Valley, she brings a wealth of knowledge to the clinic. She focuses on manual therapy techniques to treat sports-related injuries and orthopedic problems, but also enjoys working with the elderly and those with vestibular disorders. She also has a keen interest in pain science, which involves ensuring those with chronic pain can live life to its fullest.
Nichole’s main activities outside of work usually include her son and husband. Living in Colorado allows them to take advantage of all its amazing mountain outdoor activities. Together they enjoy skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hockey, hiking, hunting, fishing, swimming, and traveling. While at home, she spends as much time as possible playing with her son when she isn’t gardening, cooking, watching movies, and reading.