Dr. Nicholas Maiers is an assistant professor in the Des Moines University Department of Physical Therapy. His current clinical practice focuses on orthopedic and neurological care with a special interest in the management of persistent pain. He has advanced certification in manual therapy and pain science through the International Spine and Pain Institute as well as certification in applied functional science through the Gray Institute. He is also an advanced clinical instructor credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Maiers completed a fellowship program for the treatment of persistent pain conditions through the Evidence In Motion Health Institute. His research is associated with patient and public education related to the biopsychosocial aspects of pain. Prior to joining DMU, he worked for the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute in River Falls, WI, treating a wide variety of patients in the areas of sports and orthopedics, geriatrics, pediatrics and neurological conditions. He graduated from the University of Iowa with his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2009.
Fellowship in Pain Science from the International Spine and Pain Institute 2019
DPT, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, University of Iowa
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, with distinction, Iowa State University
Therapeutic Pain Certification
Spinal Manual Therapy, International Spine and Pain Institute