Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS, CSCS

Founding PelvicSanity

Nicole founded PelvicSanity to help restore sanity for patients in an insane world of conflicting diagnoses and ineffective treatments. Nicole started and grew the Pelvic Floor program at Hoag Hospital into one of the most prestigious in Southern California and served as Clinical Director at Sarton Physical Therapy prior to founding PelvicSanity. 

 

As one of fewer than 300 Board-Certified pelvic PTs in the country, Nicole wanted to create a clinic that would meet her vision for the best possible outcomes for patients, including:

  • Full length, 55-minute treatment sessions

  • A positive, stress-free environment

  • Emphasis on holistic treatment and education

  • A focus on meeting your goals

 

PHYSICAL THERAPIST OF THE YEAR

Nicole was named the 2017 IC Physical Therapist of the Year, an award based on patient nomination.  She's also the first physical therapist to serve on the Interstitial Cystitis Association Board of Directors, and is the author of the acclaimed and best-selling book on the condition, The IC Solution.

Nicole created the first continuing education course on interstitial cystitis, teaching other physical therapists how to manage the condition through the prestigious Herman & Wallace Institute.  She was also invited to present a course to Australian physical therapists on the condition.

Assessing the pelvic alignment of a Masai warrior on a remote Kenyan hilltop village

Giving Back and Outside Interests

Nicole heads the Medical Program of the East Africa Partnership, a charitable organization that has opened and operates more than 40 medical dispensaries in rural areas of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.  She has led multiple medical mission trips and lectured extensively on physical therapy throughout East Africa. 

 

Nicole also officiates NCAA women’s college basketball. 

 

She makes her home in Orange County, CA.

Treating in her clinic

Education, Teaching, and Awards

Nicole received her doctorate in physical therapy from Chapman University and holds an undergraduate degree in Physiology and Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. She completed a Fellowship in urogyenocological physical therapy at UCI and has received more than 300 hours of pelvic health continuing education.  

Committed to giving back to her discipline, Nicole teaches at her alma mater, Chapman University, and guest lectures at many other programs, including Loma Linda and Cal State Long Beach. She also teaches at patient forums and community education events in addition to her online courses.

Among other awards, Nicole was named the 2017 IC Physical Therapist of the Year and the 2012 Chapman University Alumnus of the Year.  

Nicole has written extensively, publishing papers on pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, and patient care.

Lobbying Congress with the ICA for more research funding for medical research

Officiating women's college basketball

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