Dr. Brett D. Neilson

Dr. Brett Neilson holds a clinical doctorate in physical therapy. He is Board Certified in orthopedic physical therapy and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at the University of Puget Sound, in Tacoma, Washington. He completed an Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency and Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship with Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions and earned a certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist with the International Spine and Pain Institute (ISPI). Dr. Neilson has experience as a staff therapist as well as clinic director. Additionally, he was a contractor for the US Air Force and has served as Trial Coordinator, coordinating the day-to-day activity on two large multi-center randomized controlled trials in knee osteoarthritis and low back strengthening for Army combat medics. Currently Dr. Neilson is on staff with EIM and serves as their Admissions Director and adjunct faculty. He also serves as Adjunct Faculty for South College Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in Knoxville, TN and the International Spine and Pain Institute. He is an active member of the APTA, PTWA, and AAOMPT. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Cat, son Aiden and dog, Jax. They enjoy outdoor sports and recreation including paddle boarding, hiking, snowboarding/skiing and participating in “fun” runs.