Nathan Lilley, PT, MPT, OCS, CSCS, FDN-C, FMS-C
Co-Owner, Director of Orthopedic Extremity Therapy
Orthopedics, sports medicine and anatomy have always been a passion for Nate. Nate was raised locally and attended Arapahoe high school playing soccer and running the short and middle distances in track. Due to a serious knee injury and extensive rehab his senior year, his interest in physical therapy/orthopedic sport medicine grew. As a student athlete he attended college at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. While at Rockhurst he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and finished with his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy before returning home to Colorado to pursue his career in orthopedic physical therapy and sports medicine.
Working with Nate at Physio Pro has been one of the best decisions in my athletic career. The amount of improvement I’ve made has been incredible and I finally feels confident in all my movements on the field. I cannot thank you enough.
Nate has provided excellent care for my patients and athletes for the last 20 years. He and his team will help you rebound from your injury and identify and treat your weakest links . This is a true sports rehabilitation clinic. I do not hesitate when referring to Physio Pro.
I had my knee replaced this spring. Nate at Physio Pro came highly recommended. After my first session it was immediately obvious that Nate was very knowledgeable regarding my condition. This was a difficult surgery for me to recover from, but I feel the honesty, professionalism and encouragement from Nate and his team aided in my recovery.
I found Physio Pro from a personal recommendation after experiencing some injuries while running. Nate quickly identified my specific issues, then he walked me through a series specifically tailored mobility and stability exercises and running drills to get better. It’s been a month, and my runs are already so much better and pain -free!
Nate has been in the orthopedic clinical setting for the last 21 years. He specializes in both non-operative and post-operative orthopedic rehab as well as injury prevention and athletic development. He has a passion sports medicine and for the conservative treatment of non-operative orthopedic pathologies. Nate also specializes in post-operative management of the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow and wrist including total joint arthroplasty.
Over the years he has worked with numerous adolescent, high school, and collegiate athletes. Nate has also worked with professional athletes affiliated with the NBA, NFL, NHL, PLL, NLL, MLS, PGA and professional skiing world. He has also provided treatment to professional musicians, performers and dancers during tour stops in Denver over the course of his career.
In 2004, the National Strength and Conditioning Association recognized him as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He also developed and implemented “Impact” at Physio Pro which focuses on non-contact injury prevention for cutting and jumping sports that year. In 2005, Nate was formally recognized as a board certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). Nate and Aldo Prins opened PhysioPro in 2007. Along with opening the clinic, Nate released several instructional DVDs on ACL rehabilitation principles that same year. In 2011 he instituted Physio Pro’s Wintervention program. This preseason ski fitness program was born from his love of the mountains and a lifetime of skiing in Colorado’s front range. He developed and directs the clinics Run-Smart program which was instituted in 2012. The ABPTS again recognized and awarded him in 2015 for his continued commitment to the profession and for his dedication to the field of Orthopedics. Nate also completed his certification in dry needling through Kinetacore in 2015. Nate is also certified in the Functional Movement Screen (FMS).
He continues to promote wellness, injury prevention, and sports enhancement to the local community as well as assisting many local youth athletic teams as both a strength and conditioning professional and coach. When he is not in the clinic, Nate enjoys coaching, alpine skiing, running, photography, and is an avid fly fisherman and fly tyer. Nate and his wife Julie and have two daughters, Kaitlin and Keira as well a big black lab named Fletcher.
If you have any orthopedic questions or inquiries about our clinic Nate can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Be sure to follow him on Instagram and youtube for frequent video posts regarding orthopedic rehab and sports conditioning topics. The links to his feed/channel are below.