Dr. Nate Perkins

Dr. Nate Perkins


I grew up in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and lived there until I graduated high school. Then, I moved down to Leesville, Louisiana, where I attended college at Northwestern State University. I received my bachelor’s degree in business administration in 2014 before I discovered the field of physical therapy after attending PT with my oldest son. I 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 to Lake Charles in 2023 and have worked with Thrive since. I have been practicing physical therapy 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 who evaluates the patient, formulates a treatment plan, and implements it to help them reach their goals. I love working with people of 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 lives and not letting pain determine what they can and cannot do.

At Thrive, I love the positivity shared between co-workers and patients. Everyone has the same goal and works together to help people achieve the 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.