Nathaniel is originally from Minnesota but has lived in the DFW area for the last 18 years and calls the DFW area his home. He got his BS in Exercise Science from the University of Texas in Arlington and then ventured out to West Texas to get his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Tech University. While at Texas Tech, Nathaniel also worked with the Texas Tech Red Raider football team and helped teach Gross Anatomy in their physical therapy program.
Nathaniel has extensive training and is certified in clinical soft tissue manipulation, myofascial release, spine mobilization/manipulation, manual lymphatic drainage, and trigger point therapy. Nathaniel is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and is certified in Dry Needling. He is a big believer in continuing education and has developed an interest in treating Vestibular (vertigo and balance) and Craniofacial (neck, Jaw, face dysfunction) patients.
Nathaniel is only one of four physical therapists in the state of Texas to be certified in Cranio-mandibular Head, Neck, and Facial Pain from the University of St. Augustine. University of St. Augustine has the only university accredited post-doctural Cranio-mandibular Head, Neck, and Facial Pain program in the nation. Dr. Mariano Rocobado created the Cranio-mandibular, Head, Neck, Facial Pain Certification Program at St. Augustine University. Dr. Mariano Rocabado is a leading international expert in the field of TMD and Craniofacial Pain.
With a previous history of chronic headaches, Nathaniel has a passion for treating headache patients and has used his previous education and training to develop two unique programs, Headache Program and TMJ/Neck Pain Program, at Ried PT. Nathaniel has also written a book about head, neck, and face pain entitled: "Chew On This! Get Rid Of Head, Neck, And Jaw Pain For Good!"
Nate loves to watch Texas Tech sports, Dallas Mavericks basketball, and Dallas Cowboys football.