Nicole Rule, PT, DPT

Education/Certifications:
2006 Oakland University, Bachelors of Health Science
2009 Oakland University, Doctorate of Physical Therapy
2012 Certified in Graston Soft Tissue Mobilization
2013 Certified Lymphedema Therapist

Areas of Interest/Specialties:
Post-Surgical Care
Spine and Extremity Rehabilitation
General Orthopedics
Sports Rehabilitation/Sports Related Injury

Memberships/Licensure:
American Physical Therapy Association Member
Licensed PT State of Michigan

Biography:
After graduating, I always knew I would someday want to take my degree further, and eventually specialize in something in the field.  As a student on my clinical internship, I worked side by side with a physical therapist that treated women with lymphedema. I discovered then that I, too, would want to treat patients who suffer from lymphedema: a chronic condition of swelling that can occur anywhere in the body, typically after cancer treatments. So in 2013, after working three years, I attended a course in Illinois for nine days and became certified in the treatment of patients with lymphedema.  Treatments in physical therapy are aimed at reducing the swelling with massage techniques, bandaging and exercise to help the patient complete their activities of daily living more optimally. I continue to treat patients with conditions of the orthopedic nature, and enjoy so very much. That gratification is only larger now that I have the opportunity to work with more patients.