Nick Struble, PTA
- Wichita State University, Physical Therapist Assistant Degree, 1999
- Sports Rehabilitation
- Pre/Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Balance and Fall Risk Training
- Astym Certified
Nick was born and raised in Wellington where he has lived since returning from college. He married his high school sweetheart Erin and they have two boys Skyler and Braden, which makes four generations of Struble’s in their hometown. They also have a new daughter-in-law Baylee!
After initially studying athletic training at Garden City Community College, Nick decided to instead go into the field of Physical Therapy. He graduated from WSU as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 1999. After graduating Nick worked at his hometown hospital where he enjoyed treating a variety of patients but excelled in his passion of rehabilitating sports related injuries. Nick was an athlete in high school and one of his greatest joys besides parenting, has been coaching his two boys in baseball, football and wrestling. “It’s a great feeling knowing you helped an athlete get back on the field, court, or mat after an injury.”
For the past 7 years, Nick has worked for Kindred Healthcare at Derby Health and Rehab where he treated mostly inpatients who had been in the hospital for joint replacement surgeries and other disorders. For approximately 17 years, Nick has also provided physical therapy on an “as needed” basis at his hometown long term care facilities. “It’s very humbling working with and getting to know my geriatric patients. They are such a hard working generation and have the best stories.”
In his spare time Nick enjoys being in the outdoors. He is an avid bow hunter and enjoys annual trips to Colorado for elk hunting and snow skiing. Nick also has a passion for getting young kids involved in the outdoors and says he has taken several local kids hunting for their first time. “Being out in God’s creation whether it be hunting, fishing, skiing, or hiking is my therapy!” You can also find Nick and his wife in the bleachers cheering on their local Crusaders. Nick is an involved member of Wellington First United Methodist Church. He enjoys helping with the youth group and meeting with the HS boys once a month for Bible studies. He has been on many trips as a youth sponsor.
Nick says he is very humbled and excited to return to his hometown of Wellington to provide PT services to familiar faces. Nick has a passion for helping others and says he’s beyond blessed to have a career where he can assist patients with increasing their functional mobility and quality of life. It is important for him to grow genuine and trusting relationships with his patients and his community. Nick also cherishes the relationships he has with his evaluating Physical Therapists, each of his coworkers and referring physicians. Nick has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1998. Despite graduating 20 years ago, Nick still enjoys keeping up with the latest therapeutic techniques and looks forward to growing his knowledge working around so many great therapists at Advanced Physical Therapy.