Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialist
Nicole Bushong, PT, DPT
Nicole graduated from Oakland University with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2009, and joined the Center for Advanced Orthopedics in 2014. Nicole has over 10 years’ experience in the field of physical therapy and 5+ years working as a PT in various outpatient orthopedic clinics throughout the Metro-Detroit area. She has taken a special interest in utilizing skilled orthopedic manual therapy techniques to restore joint motion. She also has advanced education in the analysis of biomechanics and prescription of specific corrective exercises to restore proper movement mechanics and prevent further injury by eliminating compensation patterns. Nicole is a Sportsmetrics-certified specialist through the Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopedic Center, which allows her to provide specific ACL injury prevention and Return-to-Play training in patients and athletes at-risk of or recovering from ACL injuries. She believes a whole-body approach to movement patterns and rehabilitation is essential to providing long-lasting relief of symptoms and a full return to her patients’ function, whether it be a running or sports-related injury, ACL tear, rotator cuff tear, patellofemoral pain, or post-surgical diagnosis. Nicole personally enjoys running, cycling, resistance training, yoga, and cardio kickboxing and finds her knowledge and experience in exercise beneficial in individualizing each patient’s plan of care for maximal return of function.