Dr. Nate Perkins

Dr. Nate Perkins


I grew up in Siloam Springs, Arkansas and lived there until I graduated high school. I then moved down to Leesville, Louisiana and attended college at Northwestern State University. I received my bachelors degree in Business Administration in 2014. I discovered the field of physical therapy after attending PT with my oldest son and decided to return to school to get my doctorate. I received my doctorate in Physical Therapy from LSU-HSC Shreveport in 2020. I worked in the Lake Charles area from 2020-2022 and then decided to do some travel PT. I returned back to Lake Charles in 2023 and have been working with Thrive since April. I have been practicing PT for 3 years and am certified in dry needling

Core Values: Treat people the way you want to be treated. Strive to improve the lives of those around you.

“With great power comes great responsibility.”

I am a physical therapist that evaluates the patient, formulates a treatment plan and implements said plan to help them reach their goals. I love working with all ages and different walks of life.

I love helping people who have been dealing with pain for a long while and helping them finally alleviate their pain and return to their usual daily activities. I love showing people how to take back control of their life and not letting pain determine what they can and cannot do.

I love the positivity shared between co-workers and patients. Everyone has the same goal and works together to help people achieve patient’s desired outcomes.

What is Nate Reading, Watching or Listening To?

  • Spiderman: No Way Home (Movie)
  • The Office (show)
  • Parks and Rec (show)
  • Friday Night Lights (show)
  • Judah & the Lion (artist)
  • LANY (artist)
  • Underoath (artist)

When I’m not working I love to hang out with my 2 boys, Nate and Conor, and my wife, Kaylea. I love fitness, playing music and traveling.