Allison Nelson

“The world is full of opportunity, let nothing hold you back.”

Allison is the Director of Physical Therapy at NAKOA. She earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from St. Augustine University in 2011. Allison is passionate about making a positive difference and helping people live pain-free.


  • Blood Flow Restriction Training
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist
  • Running analysis

She is thankful to be able to spend ample time with every patient, allowing her to deliver the highest quality-of-care. Although she continues to grow and support our incredible physical therapy program with ease, Allison also manages to balance being a wife, a mom of two, and an athlete all at the same time. She enjoys anything outdoors: surfing, hiking, running, camping, and rock climbing. We couldn’t have found a more capable, talented, and kind-hearted woman to lead our Therapy Team, we are incredibly grateful to have her.

Physical Therapist in Carlsbad - Allison Nelson