BHK, MScPT, Anatomical Acupuncture cert., Gunn IMS, RTUS cert., STOTT Pilates Instructor
Nicole graduated with her Masters of Physiotherapy in 2007 from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia. Prior to that, she completed a Bachelor of Human Kinetics at the University of British Columbia. She is certified in anatomical acupuncture (through the Acupuncture Federation of Canada Institute), Gunn IMS (Intramuscular Stimulation) as well as Rehabilitative Ultrasound Imaging (RTUS) and has trained as a STOTT Pilates instructor. Incorporating all of these skills into her hands on sessions with patients allows for a holistic approach in her treatment plans.
In 2015 Nicole received her Advanced Practitioner Certification in ConnectTherapy. She is one of 10 international Physiotherapists who has completed this level of training. Since 2012 Nicole has developed a great passion for the ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring Approach and has been teaching with Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee on the “Connect Therapy Series” and courses. An evolution of the ISM, ConnectTherapyTM is a unique patient entered model of treatment developed by Dr. LJ Lee that involves whole body assessment, finding and linking the drivers of dysfunction and treating the whole person. A full explanation of ConnectTherapy and the Thoracic Ring Approach can be found in the following video links: ConnectTherapy and Thoracic Ring Approach. This training continues to provide her with new skills and a tremendous framework to integrate all her past training and connect all her unique skills into a comprehensive package to help her patients, allowing her to treat even more complex injuries with confidence.
Originally from Vancouver, Nicole has over 17 years of experience competing and coaching in synchronized swimming at a high performance level. She is a level III NCCP coach and remains active in the sport. While in Australia, Nicole coached and trained tri-athletes and footballers. In addition, she completed her Masters thesis on core stability training to prevent injury in Australian Rules Football athletes. Other interests of Nicole’s include surfing, competing in Open Water swims, lifeguarding and other adventure races. Her participation in many different sports has given Nicole a personal understanding of multiple types of injuries and the importance that patients place on being able to return to the activities that they are passionate about.