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Justin Nicol, PT, DPT, OCS

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Justin Nicol, PT, DPT, OCS, comes from the cornfields and hockey hot-bed of Waterloo, IA, where he developed a strong passion for the game of hockey leading to a life full of playing, coaching and training at various levels. This allowed a unique opportunity for Justin to work as an adjunct PT with the Minnesota Wild for the last 4 years and develop rehab strategies for injury prevention and recovery to apply to athletes of all ages and sports. He has special interest in treating sports and orthopedic injuries, specifically, lower extremity injuries, shoulders and provides on ice return to play rehabilitation for hockey players. Outside of work, Justin enjoys chasing his 4 yr old son and 2 yr old daughter along with his wife around the lakes of MN, as well as traveling and cheering on the Hawkeyes.

Justin provides Training HAUS sports physical therapy services at Training HAUS – Vadnais Heights, located next to TCO Vadnais Heights. To learn more about Training HAUS, click here.


Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT), University of Iowa (2013)
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health Studies, University of Iowa (2010)

Professional Certifications

Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) by American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Certified – Owens Recovery Science
Emergency Medical Response Certified by American Red Cross
USA Hockey – Level 4 Coach

Professional Affiliations

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Orthopaedic Section (2013 – 2017, 2020 – Present)