Nathan earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Hunter College-CUNY in 2018 and his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1997. In addition to the typical orthopedic injuries, Nathan treats temporomandibular joint and vestibular (balance, dizziness) problems. He is working to become a Certified Functional Manual Therapist through the Institute of Physical Art, a certification that requires years of intense study and practice. Nathan completed the Duke-Emory vestibular course, furthering his expertise in vestibular deficits. His most valuable training, though, has come from listening closely to his patients. Nathan speaks Spanish and regularly receives referrals for Spanish speakers. He also knows enough Polish and Korean to build rapport with patients who speak these languages.
Born in California, Nathan grew up in North Carolina and upstate New York. He became a physical therapist later in life, after suffering miserable, life-altering injuries to his knee, upper back, neck, hand, and shoulder. Having learned from the mistakes made during his own physical rehabilitation, he steers his patients away from making the same. Nathan knows how hard it can be to find a good physical therapist and the long-term consequences of poor physical therapy that gives zero chance for recovery. His goal is to give patients not only a chance to return to normal, but become better than normal.
Nathan has been a professional electric bassist in NYC since 1997. He has also worked in the worlds of finance, information technology, and law. For fun, he plays ice hockey, baseball, and football. Though he needs to travel more, his favorite places to visit thus far are Colombia, Mexico, Italy, Hungary, and France.