Telan Nelson, PT, MPT
I am a licensed Physical Therapist and a certified Pilates Mat and Reformer Instructor. I work with clients spanning all ages and movement backgrounds by combining my Physical Therapy education and Pilates training.
Learning is one of the most powerful tools for success! I constantly seek out new learning opportunities to augment my clinical practice, including specialized training:
Folsom Physical Therapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy Long-Term Course (1-year post-graduate study)
Pilates (Mat 1-2, Reformer 1-3, and Apparatus 1) through Balanced Body
Advanced courses in Vestibular, Balance and Post-Concussion Rehabilitation
Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) including Gua Sha and Cupping
Advanced courses in sports injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
It is exciting to return to Auburn, my hometown, after practicing as a Physical Therapist for 5 years in a prominent outpatient orthopedic clinic in Folsom, CA. I was a synchronized swimmer for 15 years with the Auburn Mermaids and am currently an assistant coach for the 2019 season. I also enjoyed soccer, tennis, and pole vaulting while I attended Placer High School.
My high school sweetheart, now husband, and I love to camp, kayak, hike, road trip, and travel anywhere tropical. I enjoy gardening, cooking and finding healthier, simpler ways to nourish our life!
Bachelor's of Science, Exercise Biology - UC Davis (2009)
It was at UC Davis, during my Human Gross Anatomy course and teaching assistant position, where I fell in love with understanding human anatomy and the intricacies of how our bodies move and function.
Master's of Physical Therapy (MPT) - CSU Sacramento (2011)
I followed my interest in human anatomy and sports to seek a Masters in Physical Therapy. My passion for the profession grew immensely during my outpatient orthopedic rotation in Nevada City during which I instructed aquatic therapy and trained under highly skilled manual therapy clinicians who encouraged me to participate in the Folsom Physical Therapy Orthopedic Manual Therapy Long-Term Program and to pursue Pilates for fitness and rehabilitation.