Natan Theise

Natan Theise received his B.S. in sustainable food and farming at UMass Amherst and worked in the food industry for a number of years. He then realized he wanted to have a broader impact on society by actively helping people. While still focusing on social equity, he transitioned into the healthcare field and obtained his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Touro College.

Natan focuses on utilizing the biopsychosocial method, which takes all aspects of the patient into account. When developing a treatment plan, extra care is taken to consider the patient’s life experiences, environment, and goals. Natan emphasizes patient education, activity modification, and progressive overload to help patients return to their prior level of function. 

Outside of Soma, Natan is typically either in the kitchen baking and cooking, taking care of his 60+ plants, or trying to get out in the woods for some hiking or camping. He can also be found volunteering with the 31st Ave Open Streets, working with Astoria Pug, or organizing a plant swap.