Nicola earned her Masters of Science in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in 2016. Prior to this, she completed her Masters of Science in Biology at the University of Ottawa and her Bachelor of Science in Biology at Queen’s University. She is an active member of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Orthopaedic Division.
Nicola’s passion for health promotion and injury prevention stems from her long and diverse athletic background, which includes horseback riding, rugby, cheerleading, and dance. Her approach to rehabilitation incorporates hands-on manual techniques, individualized functional exercise prescriptions, and electrotherapy modalities. Nicola emphasizes education in all of her treatment programs, and firmly believes that empowering patients and giving them the tools they need to restore mobility and function is the key to successful recovery.
Nicola is dedicated to life-long learning, and continues to take post-graduate courses to further her knowledge and hands-on skills, bringing the most up-to-date evidence about effective treatments into her practice. Since graduating from the Physiotherapy program, Nicola has completed Level 1 Manual Therapy, and is currently pursuing her designation as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as working towards a certificate in Principles of Dance Medicine through the NYU School of Medicine.
In her spare time, Nicola loves dancing, yoga, outdoor activities of all kinds (especially taking her dog for walks), and cooking delicious and healthy meals.