Nazgul Abduvalieva, P.T., D.P.T.
Before moving to Flagstaff, Arizona, Nazgul lived in Kyrgyzstan, where she was a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD). Nazgul and her family moved to Flagstaff in 2010. Nazgul received her physical therapy degree from Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2021.
She has provided pre- and postoperative rehabilitation and treated pain with various impairments, such as chronic and acute spine pain and peripheral joint orthopaedic injuries. Nazgul practices an evidence-based, patient-centered approach to treatment, emphasizing holistic techniques such as therapeutic exercises and manual therapy.
Since she has experienced multiple cultures (i.e., Central Asian, Russian, and American) and languages (fluent in Russian, English, and Kyrgyz), Nazgul is more aware of adjusting treatment approaches to the cultural idiosyncrasies of each patient. As a Kyrgyzstan native who has seen a unique side of the world, a dentist with practical experience, and an NAU graduate with strong interpersonal skills, Nazgul has seen healthcare through many lenses, contributing to the diversity of the Flagstaff Bone & Joint team.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, exercising, reading, and wool-silk felting.