Evan O. Nelson, PT, DPT, a board-certified orthopaedic physical therapist, received his doctor of physical therapy degree from Duke University. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Clinical and Translational Research.

Nelson joined the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in 2010 and has teaching responsibilities in clinical medicine, physical agents, and integument management.

Nelson maintains his clinical expertise in orthopaedic physical therapy and joint manipulation with an active UW Health practice at The American Center. He is a faculty member and clinical mentor in the UW Health/UnityPoint Health Meriter Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency Program.

Nelson combines his clinical experience, translational research training, and passion for distance running in his research developing a new patient-reported outcome measure for running-related injuries. He also worked with UW Health to innovate the integration of patient-reported outcome measures during physical therapy care.

An active member of the Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association and American Physical Therapy Association, he received the APTA Mary McMillan Scholarship and WPTA Rookie of the Year award.