More about Dr. Gulledge

A native of Arizona, Dr. Amy Gulledge graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, Texas. 

Dr. Gulledge came into the physical therapy scene after spending months in therapy as an injured athlete. Since that time she has accumulated a wealth of experience in fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation for all fitness levels. Dr. Gulledge has a background in personal training, coaching, consulting on fitness and injury prevention for semi-professional and professional athletes, and designing wellness programs for university faculty.   

Dr. Gulledge is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and holds a committee member seat within the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). She holds certifications in both upper and lower extremity dry needling (Cert. DN) and has completed extensive training to become a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist (COMT) for her advanced knowledge and skills in manual therapy. In her free time, Dr. Gulledge enjoys reading the latest research in Physical Therapy treatment and being physically active through a variety of sports and training modes. She loves the science and problem-solving involved within Physical Therapy and she is very passionate about her role in educating and empowering her patients and clients. She is a physical therapist representative for AZ District 9, and she enjoys her leadership role to help to advocate for her patients and clients at a national level.

Dr. Gulledge is the founder of Nikao Performance and Rehab, LLC. Catering to her passion for education and putting patients' needs first, Dr. Gulledge founded a business where she could provide individuals with the highest level of quality and personalized care. Her passion and love for helping to educate others and assist individuals to meet their goals are the foundations of Nikao Performance and Rehab. 


Amy Gulledge, PT, DPT

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Dry Needling Certified
Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist