Nicole Macaluso

Nicole Smyth Macaluso, PT, DPT

Clinic Director | Physical Therapist
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
  • Certified Manual Physical Therapist

Nicole has been a dedicated member of the Renton community and to Fairwood Physical Therapy since 2005. In January 2010, she was honored to take on her new role as Director of Fairwood Physical Therapy continuing her service to past, current, and future patients.
Nicole is highly educated in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries with a Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Washington.  In 2009 she became a board certified orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties.  She also has continued her education by pursuing advanced certification in manual therapy through the North American Institute of Manual Physical Therapy receiving her CMPT (Certified Manual Physical Therapist) certification. Along with her passion for her continuing her education, she also enjoys being active in both her state and national organizations.  In addition, she has been published in The Journal of American Physical Therapy Association, Outdoor Northwest, and NW Runner.
Growing up in a military family, Nicole has traveled extensively but is now settled in Seattle with her husband, beautiful daughters, and two energetic and lovable dogs.  She enjoys the outdoor activities the Northwest has to offer including biking, snowboarding, hiking, and wakeboarding. A competitive athlete, participating in local triathlons and running races, Nicole strives to bring this energy and passion to her work as a physical therapist encouraging health and wellness to her patients.

Articles written by Nicole Smyth Macaluso

Winter Training
Keeping Your Body Winter Training Ready

In the Northwest, we know that our workout routines tend to change as we transition from fall to winter. We spend less time outside exercising and more time in the gym or at home. It is good to know how to keep your body healthy during the winter months. Two things are important in promoting musculoskeletal health; proper levels of Vitamin D and weight-bearing exercises.