Nicolas Federspiel-Otelea


Born and raised in Romania, Nicolas was trained and licensed as a Physical Therapist in Germany, where he also completed post-graduate studies and worked as a Physical Therapist for four years before moving to California. Required to resume studies here in order to be licensed in America, Nicolas earned an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant at Sacramento City College and and has just recently finished a year long program in orthopedic manual therapy taught by John Seivert.
He is particularly passionate about working with the spine and the connections between spine and extremities to restore normal flexibility and healthy functioning. “My work is my participation in the life of the community, to which I bring my best will, focus, quality, effort and skills.”

  • Physiotherapeut-IFBE Physical Therapy Department in Marburg, Germany
  • Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Sacramento City College California
  • Completed the Grass Valley Year Long Manual Therapy Program in 2011
  • Basic and advanced course for treatment of the joints of the spine and extremities (Meckenheim, Germany) Trigger points and other myofascial treatment techniques (Munich, Germany)
  • Manual Therapy treatment of the lower extremities (Kaltenborn-Evjenth concept)
  • Polestar – Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Graduate Program (in progress)


  • Licensed Physical Therapist (Germany)
  • Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant – Physical Therapy Board of California