Dr. Norah Whitten

Dr. Norah is not only a physical therapist, but also athlete, coach and mom. Norah grew up a competitive athletespecifically as a high level gymnast and diver. After sports Norah knew she needed a way to fulfill her competitive outlet and found CrossFit while in PT school. From day one she was hooked. Since starting CrossFit she has also developed a passion for olympic weightlifting. This not only influenced her personal life, but professional role as a movement specialist as well. Norah utilizes the movement patterns and philosophies of CrossFit and weightlifting to get her patients the outcomes they deserve and help them become stronger than they ever thought possible. 


Since graduating from school Norah has specialized in working with an active population. She believes that everyone deserves to live a healthy, active life, without the use of injections, pain medications or unnecessary surgeries. Her specific areas of interest in include the low back, hip and pelvic floor. She is passionate about empowering her patients to own their movement and giving them the tools they need to live long, pain free lives! 

When not at work or working out herself, you can usually find Norah still wearing her athletic gear (i.e. comfy leggings) with her hair in a side braid and spending quality time with her husband, Ben and son, Lucas.  

Education and Certifications 

B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois

Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Duke University 

Dry Needling Trained 

Functional Movement Screen Certified

Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified 

Blood Flow Restriction Certified 

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer 

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor 

Herman and Wallace Athletes and Pelvic Floor 

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Functional Phyzio is so excited to announce that we are looking to hire a Performance Physical Therapist to join our team!

Would you or anyone you know be the right fit to join our growing team???

We are currently seeking a passionate, part-time Physical therapist with potential growth to full-time. The ideal candidate would have an interest and background in functional fitness or strength and conditioning. A interest in pelvic health not required, but a plus!

You may be the right fit if you have a strong desire in:

➡️giving the highest quality 1:1 care to all kinds of patients on a daily basis
➡️learning and challenging yourself and others, including having a strong tendency to problem solve & grow
➡️having confidence in the ability to educate people on what we do, how we do it, and the why behind it all
➡️being able to receive close mentorship from Dr. Norah

Please email resume with a short statement of interest to admin@functionalphyziopt.com! We’ll be in touch with you shortly!