BSc (Hons), MSc (Pre-reg Physiotherapy), PGCert Acu, MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MISCP
Nicola completed a BSc degree in Physiology at University College Dublin in 2006 before qualifying as a Physiotherapist from Robert Gordon University, Scotland in 2009. She then spent two years in England working for the National Health Service in Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Respiratory settings.
In 2011, Nicola moved to New Zealand to work in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy and eventually with high performance athletes. She worked extensively within rugby union including the National Provincial Competition team – the Manawatu Turbos and with members of the New Zealand Under20s, All Black Sevens, Black Ferns Sevens and the Black Ferns. During this time Nicola further specialized completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture and a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology.
In 2017, Nicola returned to Carlow and set up Active Life Physiotherapy. Nicola is passionate about combining the most recent research evidence with clinical experience to empower her clients to achieve their goals. She believes in treating the person as a whole to restore function and improve performance so they can enjoy a lifetime of health and wellness.
Nicola is a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists. A Chartered Physiotherapist is a university graduate with a hospital-based training along with specialist training in diagnosis and treatment of muscle and joint pain. When choosing a member of the ISCP you will enjoy peace of mind knowing that they are a part of Irelands only professional body within its field.