Nicole Cavallaro, PT, DPT

General Physical Therapy, Physical & Occupational Therapy

Practices In: Naperville
Patients Seen: All Ages

I grad­u­at­ed from Saint Louis Uni­ver­si­ty with my Doc­tor­ate of Phys­i­cal Ther­a­py, a Bach­e­lor’s degree in Exer­cis­es Sci­ence, a Minor in Inter­pro­fes­sion­al Edu­ca­tion, and a Minor in Psy­chol­o­gy. I pro­vide com­pas­sion­ate and patient-cen­tered reha­bil­i­ta­tion to all indi­vid­u­als. I enjoy get­ting to know my patients on a per­son­al lev­el and help return them to their gen­er­al hob­bies, sports and activ­i­ties, or car­ing for their chil­dren or spouse. I believe that the more I under­stand and relate to my patient, the bet­ter I am able to help them recover.


Clinical Interests

I have a par­tic­u­lar inter­est in treat­ing peo­ple with tem­poro­mandibu­lar joint dis­or­der, headaches, neck pain, and peo­ple who are pre or post-sur­gi­cal. I also enjoy treat­ing gen­er­al mus­cu­loskele­tal dis­or­ders such as low back pain, sci­at­i­ca, ankle sprains, shoul­der, hip, and knee pain. I con­tin­ue to fur­ther my knowl­edge of the phys­i­cal ther­a­py pro­fes­sion and mus­cu­loskele­tal dis­or­ders by attend­ing con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion cours­es, research­ing evi­dence-based inter­ven­tions, and col­lab­o­rat­ing with my colleagues.

Personal Interests

I enjoy spend­ing time out­side of work with my two dogs, run­ning, and bik­ing. I love attend­ing triv­ia nights and hav­ing game nights with my fam­i­ly and friends. I also like to spend my down-time by read­ing or catch­ing up on TV shows and movies.

American Physical Therapy Association
St. Louis University Graduation Date: 2017 Degree: Bachelors in Exercise Science
St. Louis University Graduation Date: 2019 Degree: Doctorate of Physical Therapy


Athletic Training & Balance Activities, Body Mechanics, Closed Kinetic Chain Rehab, Core Stabilization, Electrical Stimulation, Ergonomics, Flexibility Training, Functionally-based Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Joint Mobilization, Joint Protection, Manual Therapy, Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy, Myofacial Release, Proprioceptive, Scar Friction and Retraction, Taping Techniques, Therapeutic Exercises


General Musculoskeletal Disorders/Injuries, Spine Disorders, TMJ Dysfunction, Work-Related Injury