Nicola Bolger

BSc (Hons), MSc (Pre-reg Physiotherapy), PGCert Acu, MSc Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, MISCP

I completed a BSc degree in Physiology at University College Dublin in 2006 before qualifying as a Physiotherapist from Robert Gordon University, Scotland in 2009. I then completed two years in England working for the National Health Service in Musculoskeletal, Neurological and Respiratory settings.

In 2011, I moved to New Zealand to work in musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy and eventually with high performance athletes. I 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 I further specialized completing a Postgraduate Certificate in Western Acupuncture and a Masters in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Auckland University of Technology.

In 2017, I returned to Carlow and set up Active Life Physiotherapy.  I am passionate about combining the most recent research evidence with clinical experience to empower my clients to achieve their goals. I believe in treating the person as a whole to restore function and improve performance so they can enjoy a lifetime of health and wellness.

I am 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.

I am also a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists Women’s Health & Continence special interest group and an affiliated member of the Pelvic, Obstetric and Gynaecological Physiotherapy based in the UK.