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Nicole is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with over 20 years of experience.  She received her Bachelors Degree in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Amherst, NY in 1995.  In 2011 she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A. T. Still University.  Her clinical experience has been primarily in the outpatient orthopedic setting but also includes acute care, home health care, chronic pain management, industrial rehabilitation, and skilled nursing settings.  In July 2015 she received her Certified Personal Trainer certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).

Dr. Becken has been practicing physical therapy in Wilmington since 2001.  She has enjoyed treating patients in Carolina Beach since 2009 and began her private practice in 2015.  She is proud to be a part of the Assertive Athletics and Fitness family and have the privilege to help physical therapy and personal training clients of all ages achieve their goals at Pleasure Island’s premier gym and training facility.

Nicole has attended numerous continuing education courses to expand her manual therapy skills including Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars for the spine and extremities, Mackenzie Institute MDT for the Lumbar spine, and Treatment of the Shoulder and Knee by Kevin Wilk.  She holds several certifications including Functional Movement Screen certified (FMS1 and FMS2),  Rocktape certified medical professional (CMT1), and Pilates Mat certification through PHI pilates.  She is also a certified Youth Exercise Specialist (YES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine.  Dr. Becken is currently completing her Dry needling certification through Dr. Ma’s Integrative Dry Needling Program.

Call Nicole to schedule a physical therapy appointment!