Nicole has returned to Melbourne after spending the last 4 years travelling around Europe and Australasia as the resident physiotherapist for major touring musical and physical theatre productions. When Nicole wasn’t working exclusively for specific productions she was helping out in a busy Harley Street Clinic in London working with not only West End performers and crew but also guiding private clients through post-operative rehabilitation, providing advice and recommendations to young aspiring performing arts students. Nicole has a passion for vocal physiotherapy and utilised this skill whilst working in London.
Prior to focusing her physiotherapy interests in the Performing Arts, Nicole worked in women’s health and musculoskeletal outpatient departments of a public hospital and lead post-natal exercise classes. Nicole has also gained experience in inpatient rehabilitation for patients with complex medical and physical ailments and supported patients at home who may be at risk of hospital admissions due to osteoporosis and/or have a high risk of falls.
Nicole has always had a strong interest in the arts industry, graduating from her Bachelor of Health Science and Arts Degree with majors in Dance and Drama as well as Exercise Science and Psychology. Following her undergraduate studies, Nicole completed a Doctor of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne where she had the privilege of collaborating with the Riding for the Disabled Association and concurrently working as a trainer for the Monash Blues Football Club.
Nicole uses manual therapy, dry needling as well as specific and progressive exercise when managing injuries. She has a passion for not only the performer but also the recreational athlete and office warrior!
With personal experience of scoliosis in her teens and major surgery, Nicole understands the complex nature of overcoming significant health and fitness hurdles, how it can impact on all aspects of your life and how the journey can be as much a mental challenge as it is a physical one.
Nicole enjoys using all her tools and experience in guiding and facilitating her clients to help them reach their goals and further supporting them in preventing recurrent issues. Nicole believes improving her client’s understanding of their own bodies and their condition is key to a client’s recovery and to their independence in managing their condition on a day to day basis.