Nicole Lindner, PT, DPT, CSCS

by | July 19, 2021

Education

  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Drexel University
  • Bachelors of Exercise Science, Salisbury University
  • Pitman High School, Pitman, NJ

 
Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

 
Treatment areas of Interest/Specialties

I really enjoy working with young athletes! After being involved in collegiate athletics, training under some amazing strength coaches, and completing pediatric clinical rotations, I love the opportunity to take what I’ve learned and implement it into rehab programs that are fun and sport-specific, as well as teach younger athletes strategies to prevent future injury as they continue in their sport.

Why I became a physical therapist

While I didn’t always know exactly what I wanted to do growing up, I did always know that I wanted to work in a job where I could make a positive impact on people’s lives. Throughout high school and college, I enjoyed any course that allowed me to be creative, and I always was drawn to the sciences. I was fascinated with the human body and all the amazing things that it is capable of! Getting to combine these passions while also being able to build relationships with patients, improve their quality of life, and promote healthy lifestyles makes Physical Therapy a dream job for me.

What do you feel are the most important qualities in a physical therapist

I feel that the most important quality in a PT is to not just hear what your patients have to say, but to truly listen to them. No one patient is the same and it’s important to create individualized care for every single person while also validating their own concerns. Also, it’s great when a PT truly loves their job and demonstrates enthusiasm with every patient. The rehab and recovery process isn’t always easy, so having a PT that is positive and supportive can be a game changer.

Personal interests/hobbies

I love spending time down the shore with my family in the summertime, cheering on Philadelphia sports teams (especially the Eagles), and staying active through running or playing field hockey. I also lived in Spain for a semester while in college and have since grown to love travelling. My goal is to one day become fluent in Spanish!