ABOUT

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

  • Myofascial Release

  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) including Gua Sha and Cupping

  • Advanced courses in sports injury and post-surgical rehabilitation

  • Kinesio taping

I opened my practice in Auburn in 2018. Prior to that, I worked as a Physical Therapist at Body Concepts Inc. in Folsom. I was a synchronized swimmer for 15 years with the Auburn Mermaids and returned as an assistant coach. 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, and road trip. We had a baby boy in 2020 and life has been extra fulfilling ever since!

Education

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.