Dr. Sean Nixon, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC

Physical Therapist, Partner, TMD Specialist

Sean is still pretty young by some standards. Yet, his qualifications read like someone much older: numerous certifications, two degrees, a family, and working in outpatient orthotics since 2008. On top of that, he’s a partner at Back in Action.

You might wonder how he does it all, and we’d tell you that it’s his even temperament and dedication. Sean brings these qualities to each of his patients. His brand of physical therapy encourages patients to be active participants in their recovery and take ownership of their condition. Through a mix of manual therapy, exercise, and education, Sean gives his patients the skills they need to get back to work and on the field. He is dry needling certified, trained in the Selective Functional Movement Assessment (an important tool in finding root causes of mobility issues), and has a specialty niche treating people who have TMJ problems. 

A Raleigh native, he now lives in Holly Springs. When not at the clinic, you can find him camping, biking, playing disc golf or enjoying time with his wife and three young children.


  • B.A. Exercise and Sports Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Certified SFMA
  • Certified in all levels of Dry Needle