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Nate Spence

PT, DPT
Physical Therapist

Nate was born and raised in Texas, but had the privilege of also living in Arizona, California, and Iowa before moving to Medford after graduating High School. He served a 2-year LDS mission in McAllen Tx, where he learned Spanish. Nate earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Brigham Young University-Idaho and from there attended Idaho State University receiving his Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2012. While at ISU Nate had the unique opportunity to expand his knowledge by working in a clinic specializing in vestibular and balance dysfunction. In addition, he participated in a therapeutic lifestyle change out reach program for people in the community, helping them to develop aerobic and resistance exercise programs. He also taught a Diabetes education class at the community center.

Upon graduation, Nate worked in a skilled nursing facility where he assisted people of all ages transitioning back into the community, but focused on the geriatric population and treated people with conditions including post-op joint replacements, stroke, Parkinson’s, amputation, and cardiopulmonary disorders. He also provided outpatient services to employees suffering from work related and over-use injuries.

Nate is currently pursuing certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT) and plans on becoming an Orthopedic Certified Specialist.

Outside the clinic, Nate is focused on spending time with his wife Kelly, and 4 energetic children. He also enjoys outdoor activities beautiful Southern Oregon has to offer including camping, rafting, and coaching his kids’ sports teams.