Dr. Nilles received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University with a specialty in orthopedics. She is a Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. She is also a credentialed clinical instructor through the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Nilles joined the faculty in 2013 with a teaching emphasis in orthopedics and continues to practice in an outpatient orthopedic setting. She has attended numerous continuing education courses and has been published in the Journal of Orthopeadic and Sports Physical Therapy.