John Nielsen


Clinic Director | Physical Therapist


John graduated with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Creighton University and did his undergraduate studies at the University of Northern Colorado in Exercise Sport Science. John joined Therapeutic Associates in 2010. He completed the Orthopaedic Residency program and became a Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist in 2012. He has been a clinic director at Therapeutic Associates since 2012. He joined Therapeutic Associates Seattle Physical Therapy as the clinic director in 2016. He completed a pain science certification and became a Therapeutic Pain Specialist in 2018.

John enjoys treating a variety of patients and has a special interest in lower extremity injuries, sports rehabilitation and shoulder mechanics. On the weekend, John can be found spending time with his wife and son, Amanda and Ben. He enjoys the outdoors, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

Board Certifications

Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy

Additional Certifications

Therapeutic Pain Specialist


Creighton University, Doctor of Physical Therapy

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