Nichole Thorp, PT, DPT, is now a certified nutritional physical therapist. Thorp has been a therapist with JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services since 2015.
The certification allows Thorp to add nutrition education to therapy services to maximize patient rehabilitation with goals of increasing speed of recovery and enhancing outcomes. Thorp can assess patients’ diets and refer them on to additional nutritional counseling with more specific nutrition and dietary needs. The nutrition certification gives her the tools to provide evidence-based diet and food recommendations for select patients to optimize recovery, reduce pain, and alter inflammation. It also allows her to educate patients on the benefits and drawbacks to certain food choices and dietary plans.
“Quality nutrition is key to recovery and healing. I’m excited to be able to help patients with another level of healing through nutrition education,” Thorp said.
Those who are interested in seeing how nutrition can help their therapy needs should contact JCH&L Sports Medicine and Rehab Services at 402-729-6840.