Nora Bachman, DPT, grew up outside of Washington, DC and attended public schools in Maryland. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she played soccer and sang in a cappella groups. Following a half-year working in Sydney, Australia and traveling throughout the South Pacific, she worked and lived in New York City for 4 years while exploring more creative writing opportunities at a record label and an advertising agency.
Despite a lifetime of orthopedic injuries, she had minimal interaction with the field of physical therapy. However, after sustaining a severe soccer injury, undergoing a failed surgery leading to re-injury and 5 further surgeries, she moved back to the Baltimore/D.C. area to complete prerequisite courses while simultaneously attending PT sessions as a patient in between surgeries. She spent one year working in Washington, DC with adults before switching solely to pediatrics in a variety of different settings including outpatient clinics, Early Intervention and in a hospital.
While working as a therapist, she has also supervised OTs, PTs, and served as a clinical instructor to PT students. She has experience recommending and making simple adjustments to equipment including wheelchairs, braces, orthoses and other wearable supports, and has worked closely with other medical professionals including pediatricians, physical medicine and rehab physicians, neurologists, developmental pediatricians and orthopedists. Nora frequently collaborates with other therapists and healthcare professionals, as well as daycare providers and teachers.
Although having to leave her amazingly supportive (and adorable) parents, two brothers, their wives, 2 nephews and 2 nieces (also adorable) behind, she moved to southern California to enjoy the sunny weather, beautiful beaches and the West Coast lifestyle with her rescue dog, Pinky.
D.P.T. (Doctor Of Physical Therapy)- University of Delaware, Newark, DE.
Internships completed at the A.I. duPont Hospital for Children including aquatic and outpatient therapy; the University of Delaware Early Learning Center; Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, focusing on Spinal Cord Injury.
Major in English, concentration in writing.
Music Director, Georgetown Phantoms.
Member of club soccer team.
B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) - Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.