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Meet Our Team

Tyrel Nelson - Nampa Physical Therapy

Tyrel Nelson, PT, DPT, ATC

Practice Manager | Physical Therapist

Tyrel attended Boise State University as an undergraduate studying Athletic Training, where he went on to certify as an Athletic Trainer. His enthusiasm for sports and rehabilitation led him to further pursue his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Tyrel is passionate about helping athletes of all ages improve their performance as well as remain pain and injury free.

His treatment philosophy includes empowering patients through education and active participation during treatment in order to maximize recovery. He focuses on developing individualized plans of care utilizing a variety of techniques to improve function and quality of life.

Tyrel is excited to return and experience all that the Treasure Valley has to offer. Outside of the clinic he enjoys spending time with his wife and kids. When possible he loves to travel, participate in recreational sports, explore the great outdoors, and work on his family’s farm.

Susan Ackerman_Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy - Nampa

Susan Ackerman, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Susan has prior experience in diverse settings with expertise in orthopedics, geriatrics, and cardiopulmonary therapy for a wide range of patient populations. She has worked in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living, independent living, outpatient clinics, and pilates-based multidisciplinary studios. Susan has a special interest in integrative medicine and treatment of chronic pain, orthopedic issues, postural deficits, back pain, women’s health, and cardiopulmonary pathologies.

Outside of her career Susan enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, outdoor activities, knitting/crocheting, yoga, and Pilates. Her goal is to travel regularly alongside her boyfriend and visit every National Park in the United States in her lifetime.

Education:
BS in Kinesiology from University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Summa Cum Laude (2010)
Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University (2015)
Certified Pilates Instructor from Pilates Method Alliance (2017)
Completed Intermediate Program from The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO. (2017)

Leah Welfley

Administrative Coordinator