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Tanner Nielsen


  • Blood Flow Restriction
  • Rock Tape practitioner
  • Mulligan/Mackenzie methodology
  • IASTM techniques
  • Dry Needling Certified DN1
  • Sole Support Certified

Tanner Nielsen was born and raised an hour North of NYC, in the Hudson Valley. He was an active high school student athlete, earning the Carl Redl award for most outstanding senior athlete at Arlington High School during his wrestling, football, track and field tenure. Our therapist is the NYS single season all-time pin record holder. During Tanner’s 11 year wrestling career, he found his passion for rehabilitation in the athletic training room, doing anything the ATC allowed to help his fellow athletes. Tanner went on to participate in collegiate wrestling where he continued his passion for helping his fellow athletes on and off the mat.

Tanner attended Ithaca College in upstate NY where he earned his Bachelors in Clinical Health Sciences and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). The most challenging part of his academic career was learning the ins and outs of the human body during Covid. Tanner supplemented his academics with private coaching and rehabilitation services to local athletes, professors and students. He really enjoys working with multiple populations but found an unexpected passion for working with elderly adults during his final clinical experience at a small hospital in Geneva, NY.

He had always had a special place in his heart for the Raleigh area after spending vacations and summers with family in Cary, NC. Outside of the clinic, Tanner finds joy spending time with friends and family, playing video games, hiking with his two dogs (ask for pictures and he will happily show you), or exercising in one form or another. He is a Hurricanes fan and has cherished memories watching the 2006 Stanley Cup win at RBC in 2006.

Schedule a FREE 15-minute Exploration Visit

Come visit one of our physical therapy clinics in New York or North Carolina and one of our Doctors of Physical Therapy will do a 15-minute consultation to see if physical therapy is right for you. In the consultation, we’ll help determine the source of pain and movement restrictions to see if you would benefit from physical therapy or might need the assistance of another healthcare professional. If so, we’ll make a referral and help speed up achieving your health goal.

You have nothing to lose; the screening is free! And if physical therapy could help you, we can perform the examination right then–even without a prescription–with Direct Access (covered by insurance).

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