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Sports Medicine


Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-822-1173


6701 Fannin Street
Wallace Tower - 11th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Nick Purcell, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS

Clinical Specialist


School Education Degree Year
Houston Methodist Sports Residency Residency Board Certified Sports Physical Therapy 2016
Texas Woman's University DPT Doctorate of Physical Therapy 2015


Nick Purcell is a doctor of physical therapy with a board certification as a sports clinical specialist. He earned his sports specialty during his residency where he treated professional and collegiate level athletes in soccer, baseball, football, and track. Nick is an adjunct professor at TWU in the medical center where he teaches a course on Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology to doctoral level physical therapy students. As a former baseball and football player he is passionate about treating athletes and offering them the best care possible so they are able to return to their sport at the highest level of competition.

Nick believes in treating his patients with a hands-on approach that involves manual therapy and thoughtful exercise prescription to heal sports and orthopedic injuries while preventing future injury. With his experience in collegiate and professional sports he incorporates sports specific rehabilitation in order to achieve the optimal outcome for each patient. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist and enjoys participating in athletic activities such as triathlons, weightlifting, the MS150, and recreational sports. 

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Training
Emergency Medical Responder
USA Track & Field – Level 1 Coach
Functional Dry-Needling


Organization Name Role
American Physical Therapy Association Member
M. S. Fit Founder
National Strength and Conditioning Association Member
Sports Physical Therapy Section APTA Member
Texas Physical Therapy Association Member
USA Track & Field Member

Selected Publications

MS Fit – Impact of Group Exercise on Individual’s with MS; Poster presentation at National APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018.

Gait Retraining in the High School Runner: A Case Study; Poster presentation at National APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018.
Fear Reducing Education, Core Stabilization, and Manual Therapy for LBP in an Adolescent Ballerina; Platform presentation at Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine, January 2018; Poster presentation at National APTA Combined Sections Meeting, February 2018.

* Texas Children's Hospital physicians' licenses and credentials are reviewed prior to practicing at any of our facilities. Sections titled From the Doctor, Professional Organizations and Publications were provided by the physician's office and were not verified by Texas Children's Hospital.