Nicole brings an abundance of experience and expertise to her clients. It is rare that a client will have the opportunity to work with a Physiotherapist as skilled, knowledgeable and with as much to offer as Nicole. Over her 36 year career she has taken countless courses and continues to participate in seminars to further her education as she feels learning is a life-long process. She enjoys a varied caseload and has training and experience with most all musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. With all of this education and experience, there isn’t much that she hasn’t seen.
Nicole has studied I.M.S. (Intramuscular Stimulation with Dr. Gunn), graduated from Medical Acupuncture in 1997 under the instruction of Dr. Aung and is proficient with soft tissue mobilization using Graston Techniques. Nicole also has extensive training in manual therapy and spinal rehabilitation. She has worked with all types of injuries, including many sports injuries and specifically has taken courses for the rehabilitation of golfing, running, shoulder and knee injuries. She finds Kinesio Taping to be effective for not only sports injuries but many other types of problems such as whiplash, tendonitis, muscle tears, etc. Nicole also enjoys working with those that suffer from vertigo, as she has been able to help these people from her training in vestibular rehabilitation. Working with those who have neurological conditions is also an area that Nicole has training and experience in as she has worked in both the private practice and the hospital setting.
Nicole has also been shown to be a leader throughout her career as she was the head of the civilian Physiotherapy Department at the Oromocto Public Hospital in New Brunswick and the sole physiotherapist at the Moncton Hospital Pain Clinic. Until recently she was the owner of Sturgeon Valley Physiotherapy in St. Albert for the last 20 years.
Growing up in the Mont Joli area of Quebec, Nicole enjoyed many sports and outdoor activities including skiing and camping which she now is able to share with her husband, two sons, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandson. She also finds pleasure in music, reading and traveling.
Her skills include:
- IMS (Gunn IMS) 2012
- Medical Acupuncture (Dr. Aung trained 1997)
- Graston Technique for Myofascial Release
- Vertigo/Dizziness rehabilitation (Vestibular Rehab)
- Trained with golfing injuries, osteoporosis, running injuries
- Mackenzie trained for spinal rehabilitation
- Muscle Energy techniques
- Extensive Manual Therapy Courses completed throughout her career