Tomsic Physical Therapy welcomes Nathan G. Dailey as their newest physical therapist. Nathan is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who joined Tomsic Physical Therapy in the fall of 2020 when he moved to join his wife and son in Durango. From 2013 to 2020, Nathan served in the US Army, working as a physical therapist for the final four years of this time. During his career in the Army, he treated soldiers in both domestic and deployed settings, restoring and maintaining their operational capacity after injury. He draws on a wealth of varied experience, having treated in some of the most demanding environments, including a nine-month stint deployed to Iraq in 2018 where he traveled by helicopter between multiple small outposts to provide care.
Nathan is committed to slowly building the real-world functional capacity of injured patients at all ability levels, no matter their goals.
He leans heavily on the use of manual therapy and progressive loading to help patients return to their desired level of performance. Nathan's previous training, experiences, and education include:
- Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, 2020
- Doctorate in Physical Therapy, US Army-Baylor University, 2016
- Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) since 2013
- Member of the APTA since 2014
- US Army active duty officer from fall 2013 through fall 2020
- Deployed to Iraq for 9 months through early 2019 in support of Operation Inherent Resolve; worked with Coalition forces, Canadian and Belgian Special Operations teams, Marine Raiders (MARSOC) and Navy SEALs
- Baccalaureate of Fine Arts, Denison University, 2009
Nathan grew up in Parkersburg, WV, but migrated away from the (smaller) Mountain State in 2005 to pursue his undergraduate degree at Denison University in Granville, OH. He has lived in various locations across the country ranging from Santa Barbara, CA and Bloomington, IN to San Antonio, TX and Lawton, OK. Nathan, his wife (Dr. Ishani Banerji, marketing faculty at Fort Lewis College) and son, Ayaan, love to hike, dance, ride bikes and cook Indian food together. Since 2007 he has cultivated a love of road cycling and is overjoyed to find himself in a cycling-crazy town; he rarely needs an excuse to talk about road bike tech and Pro-Tour racing.