Nicola qualified as a physiotherapist from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2014. Since then she has worked within private practice and the elite sports field, being inspired and educated by top specialist physiotherapists and sports physicians worldwide. She has been lucky to call Bermuda her second home, working here with various sports including rugby and professional sailing. She returned home to NI in 2019 to complete her MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine at Ulster University.
Nicolas travels and career has recently taken her to New Zealand, working in professional sailing with the 2021 INEOS team UK as a physiotherapist for the 37th Americas Cup.
Nicolas experience as a sports Physiotherapist has also included work for Ulster hockey (2014-2016; U21’s,U18’s), Banbridge hockey club (Mens European hockey league 2016), Ben Ainslie Racing Team (2017, Americas Cup), Scottish football (2015-2016;U16 and U19’s), World rugby Classics (2016-2018), World Triathlon series (2018), and Harlequins Ladies Hockey Club (2019-2020).
Being an enthusiastic sports person, Nicola has always had an interest in the role of physiotherapy in injury prevention and recovery. Personally, she plays at a competitive level for Harlequins ladies hockey club however she also enjoys long distance running, cycling and kite surfing.
Nicola is very passionate about her work and is constantly looking for ways to grow as a practitioner. She has special interests in sports specific biomechanics, kinematic analysis, and strength and conditioning. However this is not limited to the sporting individual, she also is as very enthusiastic about working within varying demographics and cultures, she loves the challenge of a varied caseload. Her main areas of expertise include: medical acupuncture, dry needling, running analysis/ injury prevention and recovery, and myofascial release. Her ultimate drive is to empower her patients to achieve their maximum potential and attain their personal goals.