Nicky qualified from the University of the West of England in 2009 with a First Class Honors degree in Physiotherapy. Starting her career in the NHS at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Teaching Hospital and Frenchay Hospital she settled in Somerset specialising in musculoskeletal physiotherapy at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.
Growing up in a family of vets she always knew she wanted to work professionally with animals and in 2011 embarked on an MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy in conjunction with her NHS work, gaining a Masters in Veterinary Physiotherapy with distinction.
Nicky now heads up a physiotherapy practice from Taunton in the south west of England. The practice treats canine, human and equine patients in a variety of locations. Nicky specialises in treating agility dogs and their handlers and has a special interest in optimizing canine performance, in canine sports injuries and rehabilitation.
In 2015, Nicky accompanied the 2015 IFCS Great Britain agility team to the World Championships in Italy, offering comprehensive care to both dogs and handlers. She is currently part of the KC Team GB coaching team, working as Team Physiotherapist (Special Projects) in preparation for the European Open and FCI Agility World Championships.
Nicky has always been interested in human fitness and performance and has completed 10k races to half marathons. A full marathon is still on the To Do list! Nicky keeps fit by training in a local CrossFit box called Two Ton. CrossFit offers constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity. All CrossFit workouts are based on functional movements, and these movements reflect the best aspects of gymnastics, weightlifting, running, rowing and more.
The legal bit – Nicky is a member of the Health Care Professions Council, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).